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    On page 6 of the BoS the drop cap was compared very early on to a Key. The letter is E, which we know from the word Etymology,

    An important, or key, feature of this page is the two short lines of symbols which so far have kept their meaning secret. Those two lines are the key for the HCB.


    uh huh
    That made me go back to check what I had actually written. I had written four short lines which I know have "swirled and coalesced....combined and formed anew" to form the two short lines which you have edited from my original post.



    It's nice to know that posts are read, thought about and responded to.
    i thought you would catch that. lol but i do think these two lines are the single most important thing that everyone has been overlooking. There has to be enough there to get us started on the hcb. assuming that it is a code to be deciphered, that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kappy0405 View Post
    i thought you would catch that. lol but i do think these two lines are the single most important thing that everyone has been overlooking. There has to be enough there to get us started on the hcb. assuming that it is a code to be deciphered, that is.
    There seems to be a resurgence of thoughtful and thought-provoking posts at the moment, which I hope continues.

    What we know from the story is that after the symbols in the book "swirled and coaleseced....combined and formed anew" Zac was able to gradually understand them. (page 103).

    Later (page 110) he was able to turn to one of the spells for creating a ring, concentrate on the symbols and recite the spell
    - reading the old Hest symbols easily now, as if it were a children's book.
    I still have in my mind that the symbols could be converted to numbers which could then be converted to letters, but I am not convinced that the process for doing that could be compared with reading easily as a children's book. The process of converting the four short lines of code to become two lines is also not one I would call easy.

    The other spells in the story are all recited. The words which are recited are in the BoS. I think the words for the Create a Ring and the Summon a Ring spell are also in the BoS, but I need Zac to help me read them.

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    Headache we may be , but we've found the caps look like another possibility!
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    There is an inconsistency in the way words have been chosen to have drop caps in the BoS.
    Three times they are for an important heading: Introduction, Descend, Summon.
    Twice they are for a sub-heading: Purpose, Etymology.
    The other six times they are for the first word in a section: Threes, Concentration, Baetrappen, Action, Forgettyng, Trepidation.

    That suggests that either the letter chosen for the drop cap or its position on the page or the word it highlights may be significant.

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