Competition: A Message from the Shadow Lady

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A Message from the Shadow Lady

The invitation wasn’t the only thing your character received. They also received some sort of coded message from the Shadow Lady. What does it say?

Subscribe to the competition, solve the puzzle and submit the answer via the text box. The top three winners will be determined by who can most accurately decipher the message in the shortest amount of time. Ties will be broken based on chronological order of submission. The timer will start as soon as you subscribe to the competition, so don’t subscribe until you are ready!

The top three placements will be awarded third level crescents. Participation and placement will also result in earning points toward the parent competition:

  • 1st place: 3 participation points
  • 2nd place: 2 participation point
  • 3rd place: 1 participation point
  • Participation: 1 point

Unsure of how to solve a cryptogram? Be sure to check out the SA courses: Cryptography 101 and Cryptography 102.

Competition Information
Parent Competition
Until Midnight Strikes
Organized by
Warlord Lucine Vasano
Running time
2020-02-02 until 2020-02-18 (17 days)
Target Unit
Clan Arcona
Competition Type
Other
Awards
Third Level Crescents
Participants
17 subscribers, of which 14 have participated.
Results
Member
Battlemaster Aldaric
Subscription time
February 16, 2020 21:50
Submission time
February 16, 2020 21:54
Time taken
4 minutes
Textual submission

Hello, darling! This gala is an important step in future relations with the Severian Principate. As such, it is imperative that it goes well. I will expect you to be on your best behavior, and to help to make sure that everything goes smoothly. If a mishap occurs that derails the trade talks, I will be most displeased. I have no doubt that you will take my words to heart and do everything in your power to ensure that everything goes well. See you there, darling!

Placement
1st place
Member
Mystic Aru Law
Subscription time
February 03, 2020 09:14
Submission time
February 03, 2020 09:18
Time taken
4 minutes
Textual submission

hello darling this gala is an important step in future relations with the severian principate as such it is imperative that it goes well i will expect you to be on your best behavior and to help to make sure that everything goes smoothly if a mishap occurs that derails the trade talks i will be most displeased i have no doubt that you will take my words to heart and do everything in your power to ensure that everything goes well see you there darling

Placement
2nd place
Member
General Stres'tron'garmis
Subscription time
February 05, 2020 11:23
Submission time
February 05, 2020 11:29
Time taken
7 minutes
Textual submission

Hello, Darling! This gala is an important step in future relations with the Severian Principate. As such, it is imperative that it goes well. I will expect you to be on your best behavior, and to help make sure that everything goes smoothly. If a mishap occurs that derails the trade talks, I will be most displeased. I have no doubt that you will take my words to heart and do everything in your power to ensure that everything goes well. See you there, Darling!

Placement
3rd place
Member
Major Emere Galo
Subscription time
February 06, 2020 01:29
Submission time
February 06, 2020 01:56
Time taken
28 minutes
Textual submission

Yo, waddup waddup, It's ya girl Lucine back again this time we gonna turn up until midnight homies. Without y'all, none of this would be possible. Shouts out to my diplomacy team, Rhylance, Tali, Alaisy, Silvana, Skar and of course Karran (i hope I'm not forgetting anybody). But anyway, good shit folks, Arcona is number one don't none o' y'all forget. We the shadiest of 'em all, know what i'm sayin? It's been gucci serving by all y'all. With all that being said, go and bump to the music until midnight. Much Love, ya girl Vasano.

Placement
No placement
Member
Privateer Silvana Khai
Subscription time
February 18, 2020 22:01
Submission time
February 18, 2020 22:14
Time taken
12 minutes
Textual submission

Hello, darling! This gala is an important step in future relations with the Severian Principate. As such, it is imperative that it goes well. I will expect you to be on your best behavior, and to help to make sure that everything goes smoothly. If a mishap occurs that derails the trade talks, I will be most displeased. I have no doubt that you will take my words to heart and do everything in your power to ensure that everything goes well. See you there, darling!

Placement
No placement
Member
Savant Sera Kaern
Subscription time
February 16, 2020 17:57
Submission time
February 16, 2020 19:46
Time taken
about 2 hours
Textual submission

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Placement
No placement
Member
Augur Junazee
Subscription time
February 04, 2020 23:20
Submission time
February 16, 2020 19:08
Time taken
12 days
Textual submission

Hello darling! This gala is an important step in future relations with the Severian Principate. As such, it is imperative that it goes well. I will expect you to be on your best behavior, and to help to make sure that everything goes smoothly. If a mishap occurs that derails the trade talks, I will be most displeased. I have no doubt that you will take my words to heart and do everything in your power to ensure that everything goes well. See you there darling!

Placement
No placement
Member
Savant Xenna Azara
Subscription time
February 16, 2020 06:46
Submission time
February 16, 2020 07:12
Time taken
26 minutes
Textual submission

Hello, darling! This gala in an important step in future relations with the Severian Principate. As such, it is imperative that it goes well. I will expect you tobe on your best behavior, and to help to make sure that everything goes smoothly. If a mishap occurs that derails the trade talks, I will be most displeased. I have no doubt that you will take my words to heart and do everything in your power to ensurethat everything goes well. See you there, darling!

Placement
No placement
Member
Mystic Chare'nol'amon (Enola)
Subscription time
February 15, 2020 17:43
Submission time
February 15, 2020 22:39
Time taken
about 5 hours
Textual submission

Hello, darling! This gala is an important step in future relations with the Severian Principate. As such, it is imperative that it goes well. I will expect you to be on your best behavior, and to help to make sure that everything goes smoothly. If a mishap occurs that derails the trade talks, I will be most displeased. I have no doubt that you will take my words to heart and do everything in your power to ensure that everything goes well. See you there darling!

Placement
No placement
Member
Seer Tali Sroka
Subscription time
February 07, 2020 09:03
Submission time
February 07, 2020 09:18
Time taken
16 minutes
Submission
Seer Tali Sroka opted out of publishing her submission.
Placement
No placement
Member
Commander Sulith Bekett
Subscription time
February 07, 2020 07:46
Submission time
February 07, 2020 08:04
Time taken
18 minutes
Textual submission

Hello, darling! This gala is an important step in future relations with the Severian Principate. As such, it is imperative that it goes well. I will expect you to be on your best behavior, and to help to make sure that everything goes smoothly. If a mishap occurs that derails the trade talks, I will be most displeased. I have no doubt that you will take my words to heart and do everything in your power to ensure that everything goes well. See you there, darling!

Placement
No placement
Member
Battlelord Alaisy Tir’eivra
Subscription time
February 06, 2020 12:54
Submission time
February 06, 2020 13:44
Time taken
about 1 hour
Textual submission

Hello, darling! This gala is an important step in future relations
with the Severian Principate. As such, it is imperative that it goes well. I will expect you to be on your best behavior, and to help to make sure that everything goes smoothly. If a mishap occurs that derails the trade talks, I will be most displeased. I have no doubt that you will take my words to heart and do everything in your power to ensure that evenything goes well. See you there, darling!

Placement
No placement
Member
Adept Atyiru Caesura Entar Arconae
Subscription time
February 05, 2020 22:04
Submission time
February 05, 2020 22:29
Time taken
25 minutes
Textual submission

Hello, darling! This gala is an important step in secure relations with the Severian Principate. Be sure, it is imperative that it goes well. I will expect you to be on your best behavior, and to help to make sure that everything goes smoothly. If a mishap occurs that derails the grand dance, I will be very disappointed. I have no doubt that you will take my words to heart and do everything in your power to ensure that everything goes well. See you there, darling!

Placement
No placement
Member
Master Marick Tyris Arconae
Subscription time
February 16, 2020 18:16
Submission time
February 16, 2020 18:33
Time taken
17 minutes
Textual submission

Encrypted Message:

"Hello, friends. This is Lucine. Trust no one. There is a bomb in the lasanga. Do not ask for details. Just trust me on this as we are in a perilous state. The guests are not to be trusted, but do not worry, everything is fine. This is fine. How are you? That's good. I'm just talking now, to hide the real truth of this message. I love Rhylance. I really do. I just wish I could truly show him how much, and to share his attention with Strong. What is a girl ever to do? Also, if you tell anyone about this, I will have you killed. Cheers!

Placement
No placement