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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Flame, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. Flame

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    I'm gonna start off by saying I don't know much about the lore so my source is @Redness for all the details about Oleander and FHTNG, he is also my source for all of the lore.

    @Redness found the background text and asked me to help him out and I went on an Adderall fueled binge for the last hour figuring this out.


    I was trying to figure out what the runes were on this background were
    and I noticed the two goat looking things, I thought of Baphomet, If you do not know who that is he is basically a deity that Satanists worship and originated from The early 14th century Medieval Latin (I think...) I'll give credit to @Delusional Dreamer for noticing the brawlic version and the very bony scrawny version but Baphomet is meant to represent the "sum total of the universe" (e.g. male and female, good and evil, etc.). *Right off of Wikipedia btw* so that just solidified the fact that it was Baphomet for me. Another detail that just added on to the deity Baphomet is that FHTNG is a demon and Baphomet basically represents the devil so those two kinda mix. I'm still trying my best to translate the runes and I'll keep everyone on here updated.

    (EDIT)
    If you go over to
    you see the same Ying/Yang type thing with Baphomet going on behind FHTNG.

    (YET ANOTHER EDIT)
    So I'm basically 100% sure that the runes are in latin. If you look at the prologue of The Book Of Lore on Mane6's page you can read that the world is based in FÅ“num (latin word for grass or hay) and Baphomet is from latin lore.

    And quite a bit of characters from the game have responded to this thread and @Redness status update so I don't think I'm over thinking it...
     
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  2. Flame

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    Hey @Oleander Any tips or any information to help us out?
     
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  3. Flame

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    Like are the runes negative? are they all the same language? what the language is if your feeling generous :)
     
  4. Redness

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    Here is a big Imgur post of all the background images that I've seen for the Halloween theme if that helps us at all figuring this out.
     
  5. Lanxide

    Lanxide I wish I was cool

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    It's just drawings.
    You guys are over thinking things a bit.
    :aricool:
     
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  6. Redness

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    Your not wrong xD still tho, I'm gonna try to decypher those symbols
     
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  7. Tianhuo

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    Well, obviously, it is a trap. But what...?
     
  8. Arizona

    Arizona Kickin' patooties.
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    What if there's no trap?
     
  9. Pom

    Pom Don't wanna fight anyone
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    Maybe... Maybe it's just a concept?
     
  10. Velvet

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    Yeah, vell... zere better not be conceptual treasure at ze end of zis. "Friendship" or somezing. I can honestly say I've alvays hated you all.
     
  11. Redness

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    This makes me think its something more lol
     
  12. Someoneman

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    I don't know if it's relevant or if people mentioned it before, but jacking up the brightness and contrast on the backgrounds reveals hidden text:

    Untitled.png

    My current headcanon is that Oleander's into writing edgy poetry, and this is a sample of her work.
     
  13. Redness

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    Yes, There is a (almost) direct quote from Faust: A Tragedy in most (if not all) of the images. I'm sure thats have something to do with Fred, but I'm trying to figure out what language those symbols in the the Symbol background that @Flame posted are in. Anyone have good knowledge on symbols like this? :/
    Sidenote: This thread kinda migrated from one of my status posts if anyone wants to read up on that heres a link:
     
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  14. ty4brawl

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    What words are subbed? Maybe there's something there?
     
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  15. Lanxide

    Lanxide I wish I was cool

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    Hello Jay
    Hello Oreo
    Hello Nappy
    Hello Beta
     
  16. Flame

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    what do you mean what words are subbed?
     
  17. ty4brawl

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    From the original poem and the one in the background. But nevermind, I doubt there's a connection there. Been trying to find the proper runes though. Who was the poem by again?
     
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  18. Alevgor

    Alevgor Canis Imaginatus
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    Faust may be a reference to Lauren. Or not.
    Rune message may be a word. Or a number.
     
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  19. Redness

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    Funny you should say that, Flame said that it reminded him of a number. I don't know anything about these things but imagine if it were a date lol
     
  20. Lanxide

    Lanxide I wish I was cool

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    Could it mean that they're hinting at an official release date?
    Hmmm
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    Naaah couldn't be.
     
  21. Oreo

    Oreo Keepin' It Stylish
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    ...what? I have no idea what's going on. I actually didn't see the text until someone pinged me on Discord and asked me what's going on. And I haven't seen it at all on the forums as a background yet. I knew about the old stream sketches, but this is news to me. I kinda just have to take you guys' word that this is actually there.
     
  22. ty4brawl

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    If it's a number for a date, my guess is it's something along the lines of: 0? 0? 18

    Which means if it is the release date then it's next year. I think that they're 0? and not 12 1? Because then the 5th symbol would also mean 1 for 17 or 18. But that seems to be getting ahead of ourselves till we find a proper translation.
     
  23. Redness

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    Lets not get unreasonable lol this is M6
    Me and @Flame think that those symbols symbols are definitely Latin but we still need to figure out if they're negative (Like inverted) or not?
     
  24. Mage

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    I can confirm its there, and I'm definitely not in on any Halloween pranks. Just keep refreshing the main page with the Halloween theme on and you'll see them flash in the background. Though I don't personally use the Halloween theme atm. :fred:

    Having the developers imitate the main characters is definitely an... unexpected Halloween prank though.:arishock2:
     
  25. ty4brawl

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    What did you two find that points it to being Latin?
     
  26. Rodya

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    Last rune (the one that looks like a seven) has the same shape as the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc "oak" rune, but backwards, same is true for Dalecarian "f" rune.

    Someone trick /x/ into solving this for us and we'll have an answer in no time.

    UPDATE
    Last rune is "a" in camunic runes, second last rune is the same shape as a backwards "m" in the same language.
     
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  27. Redness

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    Flame said that he was gonna consult them but he kinda wanted to solve it himself because it would be more rewarding.
    also... inverted "oak" what could that mean?
     
  28. Alevgor

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    If it is solvable. I mean runes were not even there until recently, maybe they'll add another piece of the puzzle later.
     
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  29. Rodya

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    There's a big tree in Olie's stage, but it's 100% not an oak.
     
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  30. Redness

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    Ditto, everyone keep their eyes out for anything new on the forums and come back here with the image so we can crack this mystery.
     
  31. Worira

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    Demon.png in the backer wallpaper set also has runes, which may or may not be repeats of bits of the twitter announcement. Also emphasis on a few of the words in the text (Oleander me me She art thou my presence).
     
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  32. Rodya

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    Do we have a hi-res image of the twitter pic?
     
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  33. ty4brawl

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    this the right rune? Redirect Notice
     
  34. Redness

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    I checked all over, I don't think so sadly :(
     
  35. ty4brawl

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    What Twitter pic?
     
  36. Redness

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    The one from the original post on this thread by @Flame
     
  37. Flame

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    If you read the edit on the main post i explain all of my reasoning in detail
     
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  38. Lanxide

    Lanxide I wish I was cool

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    Don't bother, the thread will most likely be deleted within the hour of it being posted.
     
  39. Flame

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    would you be able to send a picture of the wallpaper to me?
     
  40. ty4brawl

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    Idk if we're allowed to, since it's part of the backers rewards. Also, it doesn't appear to be egg-ish or involved in this one.