Friday, August 1, 2014

A Note From Nadir

I'm watching.

I'm watching you scramble, all confused. "But this one is HARD!" "But where do we even START?"

You make me laugh. Call yourselves sorcerers when you can't even identify six of the most well-known magical alphabets in the world?



Time is a-ticking, and skulduggery@harpercollins.co.uk are awaiting your responses EVER so anxiously.

I've decided that if you can't figure out where I am in the next three days, I'm going to kill one of you. Because I know who you are.

And I'm watching.

Silas

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Erstwhile Canon said...

First

Unknown said...

SECOND

Unknown said...

OHMYGOD SECOND.

ANYWAY PEOPLE.

THE FIRST AND LAST SYMBOLS ARE WRITTEN IN ENOCHIAN AND MALACHIM.

R - - , - - O

HOPE THIS HELPS

YOURS IN MAGIC

TORTURA MORAN

Erstwhile Canon said...

Any ideas?

Anonymous said...

Is this the third clue?

Avaran Runeweaver said...

Are we supposed to post what we think the answer is in the comments?

Unknown said...

This is the third clue. We have to decipher the symbols. Two of which I have.

Unknown said...

Does anyone have a spare magic dictionary that I can borrow?

Anonymous said...

Okaaaaaaaaay so... Honestly no idea what this is.. I'm Faye by the way:)

Unknown said...

Hi Faye :3

Does anyone know if the blue symbol on the end counts?

Avaran Runeweaver said...

I think the second one that in the first set of 3 is an "F"

Unknown said...

So close to the top O.O
It's Grace. From the forums. Skulduggery Pleasant Forums for more detail. :D

Does Silas talk with an Italian cross with crazy accent? Beacuse time is a-ticking seems pretty awesome in an Italian accent.

And please, if you have to kill someone, make it not me. :)

Avaran Runeweaver said...
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Elleni the Ghost said...

13

Anonymous said...

the third symbol looks like Pictish for "F"

Inky Flame said...

yo yo my name is ...

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Pinkish! I in pictish or something! that's what it said

Star Inkbright said...

Silas is really sad.
He reminds me of Loki.

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHhHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FABI! TRY IT!

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

@fateful isn't it I in pictish?

Fabi -- The killer that sends heart emojis at everyone and hasn't actually killed anyone yet / fashion-conscious fire wraith said...

I sent my answer in...

Dragona Pine said...

(Star - lol.)

Unknown said...

I'M SCREAMING BECAUSE I AM SO CONFUSED

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

Yay!

Anonymous said...

Second symbol. Soz.

Elleni the Ghost said...

The first letter is apparently called Zain

Magical alphabets

Unknown said...

He said it was the hardest clue yet but it's only taken us an hour to decipher. Something's wrong.

Anonymous said...

And yeah.. its pictish.

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

wait, if it is I and the last letter is X then it might be six!

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Yey Fabu! Let's hope we're right!


@Star OMG YOU'RE RIGHT!

Unknown said...

I thought the first one was Celestial for 'N'

Inky Flame said...

*cough* im just going to concentrate on what im good at...history

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

I love how everyone ignores the FIRST first one...

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

yeah, i saw N as well but it might be something else....

Fabi -- The killer that sends heart emojis at everyone and hasn't actually killed anyone yet / fashion-conscious fire wraith said...

Well, a bunch of other people probably beat me to it. But we'll have to see.

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

the dot?

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

The dot-line thing.

Unknown said...

@Silente

And the last last one written in blue...

Elleni the Ghost said...

But Silas said 6 languages

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

but is the line supposed to be there? it kinda looks like a smug..

Elleni the Ghost said...

Brb

Star Inkbright said...

@Silente: I know I am.
*nods*

Seriously, it actually makes me sad . . . :/ He acts like he's so, you know, evil and all, but really he's just attention-grabbing . . . it's probably making him smile so much to have us all scrabbling over it.
"Do you toss and turn with all the bridges you've burnt
Or do you feel proud of all the hatred you've earned"
I worked out, using lyrics from a couple of songs, that being hated can actually make people feel better, and I would imagine that Silas gets off on doing things like this because he feels like he's altered the world and that he's made a difference.
Idk. :/ I just makes me sad. I really hope he works out that there are better things in life. You know at the end of the Inheritance Cycle, when Eragon wants Galbatorix to UNDERSTAND? Yeah . . . I wish I could do magic like Eragon. :/

Also, thanks, btw, Derek/Silas. You've given me more source material on the workings of the brains of people like Silas. :)

Bleekifreaks said...

I think maybe we have to take the letters from different alphabets!
The 5th symbol, the X with a vertical line through it, looks like a cyrillic letter, and the one before that maybe greek?
Just my guess :3

Star Inkbright said...

Yeah. You people are all like "LET'S TAKE THE CLUES AND DO MATHS AND RESEARCH TO BEAT THE SERIAL KILLER!" and I'm like "LET'S TAKE THE CLUES AND ANALYSE THE SERIAL KILLER!" XD

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

true....

Luciana said...

Ψ looks Grecian. I'm almost certain it's psi, but it could easily be M or P or something...?

Unknown said...

SHERLOCKIANS

NOW'S OUR CHANCE TO PROVE OURSELVES

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Yeah but analysis is fun for you star XD

Star Inkbright said...

@Silente: Yes. XD

Like I said, I have massive motivational issues. :P

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Yeah but they're awesome Stat.

Unknown said...

The second is called nun and having a quick look I saw someone say it was an n, the 3rd is doop speak or something and is an e so. Also I'm looking at it as 2 sets of three with the trident being the dot or something as it also means ps, but just my opinion

Inky Flame said...

hmm... I thought I was going to say something but I forgot

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

first letter- N?
second letter-I or E?
third letter- X, P, Ps
Forth- T or H
fifth- W
Sixth- O
Is this what we have so far?

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

So how is everyone?

Inky Flame said...

Im out of sorts today
damn those springer spaniels I was dealing with...*mutters*
Holly kept escaping...

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

@Flick YOU HAD STAR LOCKED UP?!

Unknown said...

I have the last three as T W O but which one are you counting as the first as I have the N and E but for the second and third letter?

Inky Flame said...

hehe no
there was this blumin springy springer spaniel called holly

we washed her and she seemed ok...until we had to repeatedly take out scarlet, her pen-mate
She kept escaping and it took all my energy to push her back into the pen

Star Inkbright said...

@Silente: :)
And - XD

@Inky: How dare you lock me up? :P

Myosotis Terra said...

Allright...
I guess that "6 magical alphabets" is a clue. Obviously.
So you have to take 6 alphabets to find out what it means.
Number 3 Looks like the greek PSI, Number 4 Looks like the russian ZH and number 6 could be the japanese RE. Doesn't make much sense, though...

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Phew! Got worried for minute there ;P

She want to be free!

Luciana said...

I have NEΨTWO...

Star Inkbright said...

@Inky: Sorry. :(

I will be a good doggy next time. :)

Inky Flame said...

hehe XD

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

@Lucifer NIXTWO

Star Inkbright said...

I'm still going with Fabi's theory.
Not that I've done anything . . .

#motivationalissuesthatIcan'tbebotheredfixingwhichisprobablybecauseIhavemotivationalissuesandthinkingthatIdoprobablymakesthemworsebutmeh

Luciana said...

NIXTWO would make sense with what I've got...!
But I'm not 100% certain if it's correct...

Dragona Pine said...

Maybe it's an anagram.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

@Lucifer NIX being zero and TWO being two...

Star Inkbright said...

^^Yup dat's Fabi's theory.

Luciana said...

I know. I'm a linguist, man. I'm just... There are a couple of ways this could end up, I'm just trying to be open about possibilities.


I'm also shattered.

Elleni the Ghost said...

He might be in either Eastern US, Central Asia, or the middle of the ocean if you use 39.04 and 115 as X and Y on the map

Inky Flame said...

Hmm has anyone heard of the sing 'secrets' by the pierces

Fabi -- The killer that sends heart emojis at everyone and hasn't actually killed anyone yet / fashion-conscious fire wraith said...

I got the coordinates of a Chinese supermarket...

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

Why is he in Nevada?

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

i got Nevada!

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

But I don't really know how to plug in the numbers..

Dragona Pine said...

(Dugglyn - Area 51? Or Las Vegas. :P)

Inky Flame said...

Area 51 would be...interesting

Fabi -- The killer that sends heart emojis at everyone and hasn't actually killed anyone yet / fashion-conscious fire wraith said...

I got Nevada if the second coordinate was west, China if it was east.

The Nevada one was middle-of-nowhere, though, so I went with the China one.

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

That would be really weird!

Inky Flame said...

It is located in the southern portion of Nevada in the western United States, 83 miles (134 km) north-northwest of Las Vegas. Situated at its center, on the southern shore of Groom Lake, is a large military airfield. The base's current primary purpose is publicly unknown; however, based on historical evidence, it most likely supports development and testing of experimental aircraft and weapons systems.[9] The intense secrecy surrounding the base has made it the frequent subject of conspiracy theories and a central component to unidentified flying object (UFO) folklore.[10][11] Although the base has never been declared a secret base, all research and occurrings in Area 51 are Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI).[10] In July 2013, following a FOIA request filed in 2005, the Central Intelligence Agency publicly acknowledged the existence of the base for the first time by declassifying documents detailing the history and purpose of Area 51

Elleni the Ghost said...

WAIT!
But thats the problem! Why would Silas use XYZ?? Its only X and Y! So maybe the last two digits are... N, S, E, or W!

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

Yeah, that's what i got Fabi but i think he might want to be in the middle of nowhere! Might be easy to hide....
But it's easier to blend in with a crowd...

Laughs like crazy-person said...

I got ri-eao? Why is everyone's so different?D:

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

makes a triangle then maybe try the centre..

Fabi -- The killer that sends heart emojis at everyone and hasn't actually killed anyone yet / fashion-conscious fire wraith said...

Less people to kill in the middle of nowhere, though.

Unknown said...

What's the going theory here?
I find your logic amusing.

Fabi -- The killer that sends heart emojis at everyone and hasn't actually killed anyone yet / fashion-conscious fire wraith said...
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Dugglyn Carzainia said...

Elleni, good idea but the final clue is the decimal point to -115, the second co-ordinate.
At least that's what i though......

Unknown said...

In two hours I can give you all a definite answer on the letters.

Inky Flame said...

I go geocaching XD

Elleni the Ghost said...

OH...

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

True Fabi....

Elleni the Ghost said...

But we still dont know if its North, South, East, or West...

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Hey Viv...

Dragona Pine said...

(If he's in the middle of nowhere he could be BURYING a body.)

Elleni the Ghost said...

He doesnt need to bury bodies, remember?

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

I love all of our theories about why he's in the middle of no where! XD

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Guys...


..remember Viv is probably reporting back.

Chione Asahina said...

Hello everyone.

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

hmmmmmmmmm
well i think the order it 39.04, -115.?? but you're right, we don't know what direction..

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

Hey Chi!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fabi -- The killer that sends heart emojis at everyone and hasn't actually killed anyone yet / fashion-conscious fire wraith said...

I think I'm gonna go now......

See you!

Elleni the Ghost said...

Bye Fabi!

Inky Flame said...

byii fabi

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

Bye Fabi!!!! Thanks for your help!!!!!!

Inky Flame said...

#tryingtobalanceononelegwhile paintingmynailsblack

Dragona Pine said...

(If I were going to kill someone I wouldn't bury them in the middle of the street...)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Hey Chi!
*tacklehugs*

Unknown said...

(Hey)

Maybe...

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

How would you bury some one in the middle of the street?

Elleni the Ghost said...

Silas Nadir hid the bodies in different dimensions, remember?

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

*steps away from Viv, face hardening*

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

yeah.
ugh, i have to go soon!

Elleni the Ghost said...

...?

Elleni the Ghost said...

Aw ok, Dugg

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Something may or may not happen here to do with Vivilente)

Elleni the Ghost said...

(WHAT. WHY. WE DIDNT EVEN SOLVE CLUE 3 YET! D:)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

*looks at him with hard eyes*

Inky Flame said...

oooh roleplay time? how entertaining

(Grand Mage)/Lord of Leitrim said...

I dont understand any of this! What magical alphabets???

Dragona Pine said...

(Wait. Is this continuing from where Erica had been knocked unconscious and such?)

Elleni the Ghost said...

(Inky, are you gonna tey to solve it?)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Because there have been developments.)

Elleni the Ghost said...

(Since when??)

Inky Flame said...

(nope, im no good at this sorta thing)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Since about 10 minutes ago. And this has nothing to do with Erica)


You have 5 minutes to explain yourself over email Viv. Go.

Elleni the Ghost said...

(Oh, Silas...)

Inks, can I have your email if you dont mind?

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

ok, gtg. Bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elleni the Ghost said...

BYE DUGGLYN D:

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(@El You have no idea.)

Inky Flame said...
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Dragona Pine said...

(Because I was thinking that Sophia had just rang the person who could draw symbols on Erica so she couldn't use her magic anymore and yeah.)

Inky Flame said...

byii Dugg

Elleni the Ghost said...

(?)

Thanks!

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Three minutes gone.

John said...

*Pounces on top of Ellie's head*

Hey everyone :3

Elleni the Ghost said...

BLAKEY!! ^-^
*lifts Blakey up*
*cuddles him*

Inky Flame said...

Yo Blake

Inky Flame said...

Blakey kitty?

John said...

*Is cuddled*
*Runs a weak electric current across his skin*

Hai!

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

*nods and unsheathes the two daggers Viv gave her, the crown and scepter joining them on the ground*
Vivilente is dead. Enjoy your time with Nadir Viv.
*walks away from him*

Elleni the Ghost said...

*giggles*
That tickled

Elleni the Ghost said...

Silente!!
*puts Blake down and chases after her*
Sil, he just poofed. Give him some time to explain.

Dragona Pine said...

(Elleni - random question: what's your email?)

John said...

(Yeah Inky some stuff happened and now Blake has a chibi neko form .-.)

Inky Flame said...

(okay)
*growls a little*
wolves don't like cats
(Im resuming my half wolf half human form)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

*looks at El with cold eyes*
*a hard face*
* a heavy heart*
He can explain anytime he wants. But its over.

Elleni the Ghost said...
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Elleni the Ghost said...

What happened??

Elleni the Ghost said...

(Inky, email)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

He screwed up.
*walks past El*

Elleni the Ghost said...

What do you mean??

John said...

*Scampers over to Inky*

*paws at her head playfully*

Inky Flame said...

(ok)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

I mean he screwed up.

Inky Flame said...

*growls at the cat*
Beat. It. Cat

Unknown said...

Love ya Sil.

John said...

(He's not entirely a cat, my profile picture (Thanks to Ellie) is exactly what he looks like right now (doesn't show the tail though))

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Go to hell.
*stalks away quicker*
*ignoring the emotional turmoil going on inside*

Dragona Pine said...

*sighs*


Alright, what the hell are you lot arguing over now?

Inky Flame said...

(hehe okay :) in actual life, I like baka nekko yokai...probably becuaase of the anime nura rise of the yokai clan)

John said...

*Ignores the warning and rolls onto his back, still pawing at her playfully*

:3

Unknown said...

*walks after her*
Wait.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

No.
*keeps going*

Inky Flame said...

*pulls at his ears*

Elleni the Ghost said...

Aw, dont be mean to Blakey Kitty!

Unknown said...

*runs after her*

I love you.

John said...

*Covers his ears with his hands* >-<

*Pounces at Inky, tail swishing behind him*

Inky Flame said...

pfft...im just curious is all *smiles *

*yawn*
Im going home now
*goes towards her woods*

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

And I said go to hell Viv.
*keeps walking, ignoring his run*
You crossed a line. Now duck off.

Chione Asahina said...

*runs and picks up Blake*
*looks at him*

Awwww he's even more adorabubbles now!!!!!!!!!!!

*snuggles her husband*

John said...

*Is snuggled*
*Snuggles Chi back*

Mew! :3
(Hiya! :3)

(Grand Mage)/Lord of Leitrim said...

SERIOUSLY! WHAT ALPHABETS!!!

John said...

The magical ones of course, it's like you didn't read the post :P

Unknown said...

*catches her*
Give me a chance.

(Grand Mage)/Lord of Leitrim said...

What magical alphabets???

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

*crosses her arms over her chest, waiting*

Elleni the Ghost said...

You habe to find them!! -_-

John said...

*Climbs on top of Chi's head and plays with her hair*

:3

(Grand Mage)/Lord of Leitrim said...

Ok but Where??? The Internet or books or....????

Inky Flame said...

ydjki5rrrr

John said...

What Inky said

Inky Flame said...

Victim one of Blogland.

Silas

Chione Asahina said...

^.^!

*walks back to their house with Blakey on her head*

(I'm so confused about the 2nd puzzle still.. I'm getting negative numbers.
I'll start the 3rd one now.)

(Grand Mage)/Lord of Leitrim said...

????

Star Inkbright said...

@Leitrim: Well, that's what you have to work out. :)
(Internet, I'm reckoning.)

Elleni the Ghost said...

Inks...??

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Viv...you realise you just signed your death ish..

John said...

*Sneezes and lets out a small shock around his body as he tumbles off Chi's head*

>~<

Chione Asahina said...

The first letter is 'R'

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=magical+alphabets&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=seTbU46rF-WO7AaMyYGgBA&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=673#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=ekWbzLQF9cehSM%253A%3B4f9nesP5hjLCTM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.geocities.ws%252Ffullmoon_magic%252Fimages%252Fmalachim.gif%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.geocities.ws%252Ffullmoon_magic%252Fsymbols.html%3B549%3B270

Elleni the Ghost said...

Did no one see what Inky just wrote???

Elleni the Ghost said...

BLAKEY XDDD

John said...

I did Ellie.... and I'm wondering if she's just messing with us...

The post said in three days...

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Fuck...


It's begun.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Yeah it did say in three days...



..before Viv pissed him off.

Luciana said...

Sorry for vanishing! I'm struggling to stay awake. >_<

Elleni the Ghost said...

VIV!! >:c

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