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    Default From OOTS #1112 "The Wall of Names of Very Rich Donors" translated

    Hello.

    Long time reader (…of the comic. like, really long time, since about 2009), first time poster.

    While browsing wiki I was surprised to see that whenever Rich used some of the symbol fonts (link here once forum allows me to post links) for a line or a circle of runes of some kind, it was described as if it's a cryptogram, while it's just normal latin symbols typed in very much known and publicly available font.

    Anyway, preface aside, I've noticed that the The Wall of Names of Very Rich Donors from the comic #1112 was never "translated". So I did it. I already know what font it is (Blambot's Dwarf Spirits), so it was just a matter of time to squint on a blown-up version of comic frame and type out the same letters.

    First, let me prove you the fact that the font is correct, by showing you "sigdi thundershield" typed in that font. That's a name in the middle of The Wall and the one Durkon is looking at.

    Here I retyped it in the correct font / colour / background colour to show that it looks exactly the same. And also added a bigger version below to show more what the letters look like.

    Now here's what all the three boards read

    left column(most of the lines in the beginning are obscured from the left by the edge)
    -----------
    test sel(obscured, not sure in the second part)
    o spoile(obscured)
    who are
    translating
    t's not like i add(obscured)
    ecret messages in
    here or anything
    f youre reading
    this in the book
    you already kn(obscured)
    what hapens (sic, just one p)
    next right?

    middle column
    -----------
    (top of the list fully obscured)
    lira goldcoin
    shirra copperbottom
    sigdi thundershield
    jude moneybelt
    (obscured)onopolyguy
    (obscured)of this name
    (obscured)be covered

    right column
    ------------
    running o(obscured)
    (obscured)
    things to(obscured)
    namey namin(obscured)
    blah blah blah b(obscured)
    on one hand i know
    people are oing to (sic, g in going is missing)
    eventually traslate (n in translate missing)
    (obscured)t on the
    (obscured)it won
    (obscured)y soon
    (obscured)ish. (dot is part of the message, it's in the middle of the line in this font)
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    Default Re: From OOTS #1112 "The Wall of Names of Very Rich Donors" translated

    thanks for sharing that.
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    Default Re: From OOTS #1112 "The Wall of Names of Very Rich Donors" translated

    People in the original discussion thread did translate Sidgi's name successfully-- someone might have mentioned Shirra as well-- but this was still great and informative. And hilariously enjoyable given that the Giant apparently buries both relevant information and messages to the people trying to decode said information in these cryptograms.

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    Default Re: From OOTS #1112 "The Wall of Names of Very Rich Donors" translated

    Nice work! I didn't realize those were known fonts. I guess I figured the Giant just made up some squigllies. That would be a nice addition to the wiki.

    Do you think Shirra Copperbottom is the same Shirrra that is part of the Dinner Party 5? She apparently sued the copper mine and bought a silver mine with her settlement money, so I bet she's rich enough to get on the wall.
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    Default Re: From OOTS #1112 "The Wall of Names of Very Rich Donors" translated

    first post edited: fixed few letters and figured out the word in the right column that was obscured from below

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    Default Re: From OOTS #1112 "The Wall of Names of Very Rich Donors" translated

    I don't know who's more insane: the author who hides this kind of information or the reader who deciphers it.
    Kudos to both.

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    Default Re: From OOTS #1112 "The Wall of Names of Very Rich Donors" translated

    Where are the translations of other signs in the books?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Borris View Post
    I don't know who's more insane: the author who hides this kind of information or the reader who deciphers it.
    Kudos to both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    You have met us, right?
    Did anyone ever translate what the crab-demon thing said when Z died close to the end of BRitF ? Or the runes around V for the soul splice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drazen View Post
    Did anyone ever translate what the crab-demon thing said when Z died close to the end of BRitF ?
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    Or the runes around V for the soul splice?
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    Default Re: From OOTS #1112 "The Wall of Names of Very Rich Donors" translated

    Aha. And it looks like those are in the wiki now, too. I remember the one about the secret message now but could have sworn it was another strip -- that's the fuzziness of memory for you.

    Hmm... at what point do we decide we need a Translations of the Stick thread to go along with the Index of the Giant's Comments and the Class and Level Geekery thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drazen View Post
    Hmm... at what point do we decide we need a Translations of the Stick thread to go along with the Index of the Giant's Comments and the Class and Level Geekery thread?
    What's stopping you from making such a thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasdoif View Post
    What's stopping you from making such a thread?
    Current project for me is adding it to the Transcription, as we usually translate other things within the comic, like Haley's dialogue. Just working on gathering the instances!
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    If memory serves, the spell that Blackwing intentionally miscast read "Strip[the one where V trains Haley in wand handling] establishes that magic objects explodes when misfiring."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    If memory serves, the spell that Blackwing intentionally miscast read "Strip[the one where V trains Haley in wand handling] establishes that magic objects explodes when misfiring."
    Since I guess we're trying to be comprehensive, here's the ones I remember well enough to find references for.

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