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 Posted: Feb 16 2014, 10:23 AM
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People asking my Spring.me account questions in Russian? In my inbox. Godwin replies? Spam folder. Screw you too yahoo mail.

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I have apparently confused Godwin.

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Was his response to someone asking whether Amadi would like that...

Which seems a little confusing... Amadi=Harassment or? If it does seems weird that the blogger would refer to what seemed to be a nice old man like that...

Also this: http://www.behindthename.com/name/amadi-2


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You're thinking in terms of the wrong religion. I can say that much.


I'm assuming from the context of the blog that it would be some form of African religion but the closest I can find is the Igbo god [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amadioha[/url], who while apparently quick to strike down the wicked is known a a god of Justice and a god of Love Peace and Unity.

It does though say that he "speaks through thunder, and he strikes with lightning. He creates thunder and lightning by casting "thunderstones" down to earth. Persons judged guilty by Amadioha are either killed by lightning (which leaves a black mark on the forehead) or attacked by a swarm of bees. The property of the victim is usually taken by the priests of Amadioha, and the body is left unburied and the victim unmourned, as the punishment is considered to be a righteous one from God. In some parts of Igboland, Amadioha is used as a curse word. Oaths are often sworn to him, which can carry deadly penalties when broken."

So shades of the Convocation, the Eye (with swift and brutal punishment for sins), and maybe the Archangel.
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 Posted: Feb 16 2014, 09:23 PM
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Edit: And I know the code was cracked before I got to it but I don't know what the code was. It doesn't seem to have been a Caesar shift or base 64 (was pretty sure it wasn't the later already), and if it's a Vigenère cipher I used the wrong key. I think we need to tell Adesina what the code says before we can advance through their blog but I'd like to include how to break the code if I make the post.

The code was in two parts: the sentences were reversed, and then it was a substitution cipher of the alphabet backwards.


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 Posted: Feb 16 2014, 09:58 PM
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QUOTE (Charlie @ Feb 16 2014, 04:23 PM)

The code was in two parts: the sentences were reversed, and then it was a substitution cipher of the alphabet backwards.


Ah, no wonder I was getting gibberish. I wasn't reading them backwards.

Edit: I made a post telling the author of Adesina what the code translated to. Also as far as I can tell the non-English language used in the journals is Igbo. Google translate tells me "mo n be ti sonu" is "spouse and be remember sonu" which is a little giberishy but it seems to have translated everything but what I assume is a proper name into English words so I think I've got the right language. Anyone else want to take the time to google translate all the Igbo bits? If not I'll probably do it eventually but not right now.

There's also been new action from Godwin:

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Did you really really think we wouldn't catch up? Even if you weren't running your mouth like this we'd have got here sooner or later.

GodwinAmadioha

I didn't even do anything! It was you guys you were pushing your insane beliefs on us and I couldn't handle that! I'm sorry to say, but Mictecacihuatl, Set, and your.. your insane alien god, they're not real, you need help. If you really have to know, that is all the reason I had. there was a better job and I took it, just leave me alone, PLEASE.
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 Posted: Feb 16 2014, 10:43 PM
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QUOTE (proxiehunter @ Feb 16 2014, 03:58 PM)


Ah, no wonder I was getting gibberish. I wasn't reading them backwards.

Edit: I made a post telling the author of Adesina what the code translated to. Also as far as I can tell the non-English language used in the journals is Igbo. Google translate tells me "mo n be ti sonu" is "spouse and be remember sonu" which is a little giberishy but it seems to have translated everything but what I assume is a proper name into English words so I think I've got the right language. Anyone else want to take the time to google translate all the Igbo bits? If not I'll probably do it eventually but not right now.

There's also been new action from Godwin:


I think it's mostly Yoruba, actually. Running that line through Google on that yields "I'm so lost." which seems a bit more relevant. The previous line translates out to "Why not write in my own language"

I've typed up a more-or-less accurate transcript of the journal here

And yeah, I have no idea why Drive is screwing up the links. Most of 'em are Wikipedia anyway, except Aroni in the last footnote.
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 Posted: Feb 16 2014, 11:12 PM
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QUOTE (Charlie @ Feb 16 2014, 04:23 PM)

The code was in two parts: the sentences were reversed, and then it was a substitution cipher of the alphabet backwards.


It's almost always easier than it looks, especially at the start of something like this. But I'm with ProxieHunter, Vigenere cipher was what I jumped to at first as well.

I'm thinking I may know what the identities of these "strange alien god[s]" are, but I'll save my speculation for later.


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 Posted: Feb 16 2014, 11:37 PM
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Mictecacihuatl, Set and an insane alien god...

Well so an aztec god is referenced now and an Egyptian God and an alien god...

Interesting...


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 Posted: Feb 16 2014, 11:48 PM
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"Abebi ni ibe iku

Abebi ni ibe orun

Bi oru ba inu abebi ni ibee"

I ran this through Google Translate as Yoruba and Igbo, this is what I got.

Yoruba
Abebi assault death

Abebi gained Heaven

As night abebi ibee

Igbo
Abebi ni another strike

Abebi ni roots

Work into hearing abebi the ni ibee


I think it's safer to say that Amadi's first language was Yoruba, and English his second.
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 Posted: Feb 17 2014, 12:29 AM
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So I searched that passage and found this...

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The Yoruba-speaking peoples are fond of composing punning sentences, made up of words having similar sounds but different meanings. Thus:--

(1) Abebi ni ibe iku.

Abebi ni ibe orun.

Bi oru ba inu abebi ni ibe e.

Abebi means a fan, an advocate, or an intercessor, and the above is

An intercessor (with the gods) wards off death.
An advocate (with the judge) wards off punishment.
A fan wards off the heat when it is hot.
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 Posted: Feb 17 2014, 05:06 PM
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Bottle's transcript sounds like that might be something important for us to remember. It could be a clue to something, a solution to a puzzle, or a hint as to something we need to do later.

I've also been noticing Alongcameaspide's actions in Godwin's springform. It's definitely harassment, possibly from someone the company he left, but not necessarily... I suggest we pay close attention to those interactions, they might reveal something about Mr. Amadioha's past with this company...

Also, I found these posts interesting.

A question I asked:

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Have you any particular idea why your company was obsessed with the number 9? Some corporate manifesto or something?

GodwinAmadioha: It was their sect of religion or something. Wasn't anything I'd ever heard of. They were utter maniacs. I mean I'm glad to pay my respects to my heritage, but the way they preached their gods got a little uncomfortable.
I'll leave it at that. I still don't feel comfortable sharing my private life so much on here.


And one reply to a different question that I found... interesting:

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GodwinAmadioha: I have no gods, so I have no reason to fear them. Ikengam kwalu otu, njee mge ona mmuo!


Apparently, at least according to Wikipedia, this phrase translates out to "As long as my Ikenga is active, I can wrestle in the land of the dead!" Ikenga is a personal deity of human endeavor, achievement, and victory.

The wikipedia page in question: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikenga
More information: http://dynamicafrica.tumblr.com/post/21683...-alusi-of-power

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"Persons judged guilty by Amadioha are either killed by lightning (which leaves a black mark on the forehead) or attacked by a swarm of bees."

So shades of the Convocation, the Eye (with swift and brutal punishment for sins), and maybe the Archangel.


Seems like shades, potentially, of Intrusion as well with the swarm of bees thing. And on a side note, since we're talking African tribal mythologies, the most likely species for these bees may be the African Honey Bee, which are extremely aggressive and would understandably be threatening. Hell, we have them here too, and anyone who lives in the more tropical Southern states is probably well aware of how nasty these bees can get... A swarm will literally wait for you to come up for air if you jump in a lake or something to hide, and then swarm down your throat when you take a breath. I am dead. Fucking. Serious. Sounding Intrusion-y to you guys? It should.


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I recall you answering a question that asked what you do on rainy days, and that you said you code. Is that what you do for a living, and if not then what?

GodwinAmadioha:
It is my preferred job. Currently just work for Globacom.


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What is your first language?

GodwinAmadioha:
English, but I desperately want to say Igbo.


Seems good to know, so I'm putting it in here.

EDIT: For reference, here's Globacom's Wiki page and their work page. They're a phone service provider.
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 Posted: Feb 18 2014, 02:58 AM
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THANKS TO CHARLIE'S MAGNIFICENT SKILLS AND ABILITIES ONCE AGAIN WE HAVE DESCRAMBLED THE CODE:

ANOTHER ONE
I SAW ANOTHER ONE AND THIS ONE WAS WORSE THAN ARONI
I SAW SHANKPANNA THE DOCTOR THE ONE WITH THE WITHERED LEG THE ONE WHO SOUGHT T OGIVE SMALLPOX TO THE REST OF THE GODS IN DEFIANCE
HE LOOKED UPON ME WITH DARK EYES HE WORE A MASK SHAPED LIKE A BEAK
I CAN FEEL THE SICKNESS SWELLING WITHIN ME
I MUST FIND SOMEONE ELSE TO HELP RUN THE HOUSE
I NEED TO GIVE SOMEONE THE KEY TO THE CELLAR DOOR
WHY DO THOSE WORDS SOUND SO BEAUTIFUL CELLAR DOOR
IF I CANNOT GIVE THE KEY TO SOMEONE IN TIME THEN I WILL LEAVE IT WHERE ONE OF THEM CAN FIND IT
I WILL LEAVE IT IN MY BOOK OF MYTHS
THAT CELLAR DOOR SHALL BE MY LEGACY

Commented it to the blog as well.


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For the record, I don't know who alongcameaspider is, I legitimately don't. xD

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Adesina is essentially over. It might post again, but if everyone FC's Nine is God on Expert Mode, hopefully it won't.


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A writer’s brain is full of little gifts, like a piñata at a birthday party. It’s also full of demons, like a piñata at a birthday party in a mental hospital. The truth is, it’s demons that keep a tortured writer’s spirit alive, not Tootsie Rolls. Sure they’ll give you a tiny burst of energy, but they won’t do squat for your writing. So treat your demons with the respect they deserve, and with enough prescriptions to keep you wearing pants.
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I'm not sure.

The two last posts on Adesina: Cellar Door and Nine.


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