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Re: Ask The Alethiometer!

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:32 am
by Shoal
then a hint is in order. each Image is pronounced as "wood"

Re: Ask The Alethiometer!

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:28 am
by Kappa
Ade figured it out for me, actually! XD But thank you for confirming. Now you, too, can be sassed by the alethiometer:

Image Image Image Image

Re: Ask The Alethiometer!

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:42 am
by Shoal
globe rose sword measure

as many roses as there are in the world?

Re: Ask The Alethiometer!

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:44 am
by Kappa
Nope. Want hints? XD

Re: Ask The Alethiometer!

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:54 am
by Tamien
Are alethiometer results only meant for the asker to puzzle out? I have some ideas but I'm not sure I should say them :P

Re: Ask The Alethiometer!

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:01 am
by Kappa
Nah, go for it :D

Re: Ask The Alethiometer!

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:41 am
by Tamien
globe = world
walled garden = contains
sword = ??
compass = measure

From that, I'd guess something close to Shoal's guess: "As much as there is in the world", but that leaves out whatever meaning the sword has.

According to this page, the sword stands for justice, fortitude, and the Church. Which, uh, mostly doesn't really seem to apply here. I'm going to go with "fortitude" as the best lead and go with "As much as it is able (given the constraints of its own strength and the amount of wood in the world)." However, it's also possible though that we're punning on "just" and the answer is something like, "Just as much as there is in the world."

Re: Ask The Alethiometer!

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:58 am
by Kappa
Heh. Pretty good!

One of the other canonical meanings of the sword (for once I'm using a canonical meaning!) is "not".

Also, the whole phrase is an answer you've seen before in Effulgence, although it wasn't mentioned at the time which symbols were used.

The compass doesn't quite mean "measure" here, but that's sort of vaguely in the right ballpark, a little bit...

Re: Ask The Alethiometer!

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:01 am
by Tamien
"There is no precedent"? :P

Re: Ask The Alethiometer!

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:22 am
by Kappa
Yup :D