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cAnueM6w
Greenhorn

Joined: 14 Jan 2017
Posts: 7

[trailhead] S.V.V.

This ARG centers around Applicants joining the S.V.V. or Sodalitas Vulturis Volantis. Which roughly translates to the Brotherhood of the Flying Vulture or Brotherhood of "Altair". Vultur Volans is also the name of the star Altair, one of the brightest stars in the night sky (wikipedia). Altair seems to be a central theme to this ARG.

The S.V.V. is apparently an "outer order" of the Department of Convolution, which is using the internet to find recruits. Something they don't typically do.

Players begin by submitting their application from [url]humanisbeing.com/application[/url]. After which the Secretary e-mails them some details. Shortly after the Chancellor e-mails the applicant a clue or puzzle.

Applicants are then put through a series of tests, some are cryptograms (ranging from substitution ciphers to steganography;or integer sequences to musical cryptograms; or made up alphabets to DNA/RNA encoding turned into ciphers). Some puzzles are for all players, while others are individualized tasks - given to each player based on the way they answer some questions. Some tasks are for anyone capable of completing them (i.e., actually playing some musical pieces on a real instrument - we tried submitting a midi, was not accepted haha).

A player has found an object in Northern San Diego after going to the location of a tweet; another object was found in a library in Zurich. One object had symbols and a phone number, while the other contained the message "Tell the Chancellor 'The Wedding will commence'" in German. Unknown objects/clues may be at other locations @svulturvolans has tweeted [url]imgur.com/a/9hhpd[/url]

After Applicants pass the first couple of tests they are "Knighted" and given a "Name". Each Name corresponds to one of the 72 Names of God according to a Kabbalistic tradition. Players are asked to "transmit" their Name, after which it is added to a chart on [url]humanisbeing.com/72[/url].

There's also a youtube channel with strange videos. And a soundcloud with strange music.

For more info check out the discord we're active on: https://discord.gg/VKaxFbq

We're making a wiki for it here: http://oldwlf.wikia.com/wiki/Special:AllPages

[edit]

K, that's all! We really could use more players and help with some of these puzzles.

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Edit: April 2nd.

I'm editing this post cause I don't want to keep posting things below and said I'd give an update.

So, some additional findings:
departmentofconvolution.com
odlwvlf youtube channel
oldwvlf soundcloud
Maria Padhalia facebook - the "Secretary of the Northern Jurisdiction"
SVV facebook page
"docleaks" - A "hacker" who may or may not be a character has a dropbox and twitter and has been "releasing" things he found when he hacked the SVV. Apparently there are government connections. raw e-mail files, etc

There's stuff hidden in the website html, like you click on view - developer - and then there's code behind the code.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:43 pm
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Moxer123
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Joined: 18 Aug 2016
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Location: Australia

Whoa, seems like a lot to follow! I'll be interested

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:21 am
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cAnueM6w
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Joined: 14 Jan 2017
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Moxer123 wrote:
Whoa, seems like a lot to follow! I'll be interested


Cool! Maybe you can help us with a couple of the current puzzles or if you happen to be near one of the locations see if there's anything there. If you haven't yet try "applying" and see if you get any more clues. Sometimes the "secretary" or "Chancellor" gives people different/more info.

One player found something at a location in San Diego which had some weird art and a phone number. The phone number rings and goes to a voice mail which has morse. We haven't figured the morse out yet. So we think the other coordinates actually have stuff at them too.

The second to last tweet @svulturvolans is:


Which is a library in Zurich. And a book I assume we're supposed to look at.

Then there's a tweet for a library in Utah with "world as will" as the clue.

There's quite a bit we haven't figured out. Also, if you happen to play music or are able to read sheet music we could use some help with a task involving playing some sheet music.

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Bodizepha
Kilroy

Joined: 31 Mar 2017
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Deleuze?
Has anyone figured this out

We are pleased to see you're interested in the S.V.V. The Veil is beginning to lift.

I will be here to assist you with any administrative issues, should they arise.

Know that all participation is of your own free will and accord. Some tasks will require teamwork, while others necessitate solitary effort.

How far you rise depends on your willingness, persistence, and ability to make extraordinary connexions. After all, we are seeking qualified individuals.

You will be swayed in many directions, and may believe at times you've reached an end. I can assure you, there is no end but that which you create.

We would like you to find your own way in. Like reading Deleuze, every page is the first and last. Find a door it's lock, you'll be given a key.

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catherwood
I Have 100 Cats and Smell of Wee

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Re: Deleuze?
Has anyone figured this out

Bodizepha wrote:
I will be here to assist you with any administrative issues, should they arise.

No, you won't. By the terms of service, you cannot run your game or converse with your players using our forum. Find a way to do that within your game or set up a side channel. Sorry.

unfiction's Terms of Service is linked from the box in the upper-left corner of this forum on all pages; scroll down to the section titled "Rules and Guidelines for Puppetmasters".

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cAnueM6w
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Re: Deleuze?
Has anyone figured this out

catherwood wrote:
Bodizepha wrote:
I will be here to assist you with any administrative issues, should they arise.

No, you won't. By the terms of service, you cannot run your game or converse with your players using our forum. Find a way to do that within your game or set up a side channel. Sorry.

unfiction's Terms of Service is linked from the box in the upper-left corner of this forum on all pages; scroll down to the section titled "Rules and Guidelines for Puppetmasters".


Pretty sure he was asking if we solved something...and to answer his question. That e-mail is sent by the secretary after you apply. For the most part we all got an e-mail that looks like that.

She's on facebook as maria padhalia. if you call the number in the e-mail it's just a voicemail that says something like "you've reached the office of maria padhalia".

@bodizepha I haven't seen anyone in discord mention "We would like you to find your own way in. Like reading Deleuze, every page is the first and last. Find a door it's lock, you'll be given a key."

Sry everyone I should've put updates in here.

A lot has happened. But then again maybe nothing has happened.

So there's some character (or real person?) named docleaks or d0c134ks that posted stuff on twitter and in some conspiracy forums saying he hacked the SVV. He's been silent for a while now and was banned from forums so I don't know how to interact with him. But his twitter links to some interesting documents.

One in particular is a list of people and the date they were inducted or something like that. I forgot my password to the discord so haven't been on there for a while.

here's docleaks twitter: https://twitter.com/d0c134ks

then there's another website we found departmentofconvolution.com

I'll write a more thorough update/edit this post tomorrow I'm just about to go out.

There are more videos on youtube. And I've found two facebook profiles connected to the game so far.

So at least we know there are people involved in multiple locations...

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cAnueM6w
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Re: Deleuze?
Has anyone figured this out

Bodizepha wrote:
We are pleased to see you're interested in the S.V.V. The Veil is beginning to lift.

I will be here to assist you with any administrative issues, should they arise.

Know that all participation is of your own free will and accord. Some tasks will require teamwork, while others necessitate solitary effort.

How far you rise depends on your willingness, persistence, and ability to make extraordinary connexions. After all, we are seeking qualified individuals.

You will be swayed in many directions, and may believe at times you've reached an end. I can assure you, there is no end but that which you create.

We would like you to find your own way in. Like reading Deleuze, every page is the first and last. Find a door it's lock, you'll be given a key.


Unless you're the creator of the game...? I suggest you edit the post to clarify it's from the e-mail from the secretary. Who is Deleiuze?

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cAnueM6w
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update

K, apologies to anyone that cares! I totally forgot to write an update.

Latest developments can be discussed in the new discord here: https://discord.gg/NHuKTQF

It's a little more organized with more players and subforums for puzzles. There is also an android app now. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bf.app2d51f5 And they say the ios app is being developed.

There was a hint of something involving RFID badges or chips for "Applicants". We solved a puzzle that also hints or states that there is a "buried sum of precious metals".

I'll just leave it at that for now.

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Ennerey
Kilroy

Joined: 21 Jun 2017
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New Applicant

New Applicant reporting in, I'm going to get on the Discord and talk to everyone soon, but I'm wondering what is needed right now. My profile says I am a music specialist, but I also work with languages. Specifically I work with Arabic and Ancient Greek which both seem to be prevalent in the ARG as far as I have seen. If there is any specific work you could shoot my way to help the cause I would love to be of assistance. My user in S.V.V. is Ennerey, same as it is here.

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