There are signs. And then, there are signs.
I’ve received an e-mail from Jesse S. recently, with screenshots from the last BWE. I was amazed at what I saw when I looked at the several pictures he sent, showing a Lighthouse with multiple, glowing signs carved on it. I thought to myself “Grab a coffee, Val, this is going to take all night!” But… I was wrong!
Reading New Krytan now has been easy, to the point where I have no need of the alphabet to know which sign represents which letter, so this deciphering took as little as 30 minutes. Considering the amount of letters shown in the following pictures, I think I could give myself a new title. How about “Tyria’s master decipherer”? Too conceited, right? Let’s just keep it as “Val, the nerdy chick who reads New Krytan”.
Alright! Enough bragging for me. here are the screenshots along with the translated results!
Osh Moran, Captain of The Valor
The first of many who have paid the ultimate price for our city’s freedom, may their courageous sacrifices be remembered.“
This side of the lighthouse reads a list of names amongst other things:
“Christof Charbane, Olivandre McMantis, Hollin Ri’atcha, Rosa Greenthumbs, Harry Showerdrain.
The Butcher of Drawn calls the Cute Lute Brute
Simmy Toe-toes, Ivar Fishbane, Peter Panics, Admiral JOnas Sealegs, Morris Mullethawke, Nicknack Sharksnack.
This side of the lighthouse was rather difficult to decipher. The alphabet is reflected backwards; so as if viewed in a mirror. The following names are written.
True Tom Twopence, Sally Saddlebags, Smilin’ Joe Finkle, Penelope Pegarm, Barnace Jones, AJ Cold Cuts Samson, The Crazy Cat Lady, Drydock Shingles, Maxno Maa, Trey Valenta, Swingin’ Pete, The Ca[…hidden…], Captain, Vuestfor […hidden…]
In those names, the letter X was found. ArenaNet officially revealed this letter on a Facebook post, recently.
I have found that the other pictures sent from Jesse were the other sides of the Lighthouse or other monuments next to it. But the same letters were shown, so the same names were carved there as well. No need to translate those for you, but here are the pictures!
Do you have screenshots of signs, waiting to be deciphered? Send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll decipher them for you!