Post by mistressariadanz on Apr 22, 2016 11:15:48 GMT -5
I just want to say as someone who skulked around websites from certain music genres, during that time frame that I loved this mailing. People who weren't a part of the scene at that time might not grasp just how well done the packet was. I could pull out several of my collection right now and they'd look and feel just like the liner notes did. As for the websites - so perfectly done, exactly as I'd expect from the domains listed at the years referenced. I'm still going through the websites trying to ascertain which of the other band names might not be real, and what other clues I might find. It reminded me so much of the catalog of bands back on Cleopatra and Metal Blade records in the 90's.
Has anybody checked to see if the lines drawn on the foreheads of the band members on the cassette tape liner correspond to Ogham? While Celtic and not Nordic, it wouldn't be entirely unheard of to use that language.
I'd check myself but we're out of town celebrating our anniversary.
I wonder if we're even supposed to search through Dark Oath Online. A google search lists this website first on the results, though "GNARLSPUTRESCENT" yields nothing.
I haven't come across any clues on the angelfire website yet, but I feel like something has to be hidden there. The playable track adds a nice touch of authenticity though. Perhaps something lies in the inaccessible pages that are no longer active.
Dark Oath Online has surprisingly large content to sift through and I find it rather curious to see many legitimate bands and such. Hopefully I can find something of an online puzzle between these sites.
Besides Ogham being a bit outside the core area of the Tale, at best you can really only get vowels from the face-paint. Ogham is from the British Isles and I don't think any up date has connected us to that area.
I wasn't sure at first if the lines on their foreheads were the standard issue pseudo-Satanism thing, or perhaps just 1, 2 and 3 (for band member numbers) rather like the numbered Pope's in the band Ghost or if perhaps they were a symbol oriented language. Ogham was the closest fit, although it doesn't work but it wasn't entirely out of the realm of possibility with the Irish - Nordic overlap during the Viking era.
So far, I have mostly been brooding over the letter. I should very much like to finally pin down the origin of the mailings, and, if at all possible, confirm the identity of SP/SD. I thought that perhaps the logo on the paper - the one that has been scribbled over with the Valknut figure and the black bird - could give us a clue. I tried combining the visible white parts into a more complete figure, but there is not much to be had there - here is a look at what I came up with:
Unfortunately I was unable to find a university that use this particular figure in their logo. The logo of the Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology is similar in shape and colour scheme, but in their official name the word "universitet" comes last.
Two weeks later, and I'm still wondering what I am missing. I have been looking at the main website a lot, but have not been able to make any headway.
So far, I am not even sure which element of the websites is supposed to be the puzzle! The markings on the band members' foreheads seem to be a good place to start, but I cannot seem to find anything meaningful to do with them.
an incantation, supposed to draw out the Beast ahead of its century-long cycle. I was wondering if the incantation might be hidden somewhere within the downloadable music track.
I am probably seeing things where there are none to be seen.
Also this webcomic may have poisoned my mind... If you have never heard of The Unspeakable Vault of Doom, read at your own peril - it makes it so much harder to properly appreciate Lovecraftian horror, and it cannot be unseen:
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