1. ## Number theory

In the BOS, we have numbers, encoded as symbols, in base 5.

In fact, all the numbers are in base 5. So why don't we think that 3243 is also base 5?

Turning 3243 into base 10 would make it 448.

Why aren't we using 448 instead of 3243?

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I think it has to do with consistancy - if the Hest were going to use symbols for the page numbers and coordinates why would they write out the year in base five numbers so that it would have to be converted to base 10- why not write out all of the numbers in that way - I don't know but that is my opinion. Maybe the Hest didn't add the page numbers - Maybe the Malic Hest did - so they could put the book back together again - I don't know

3. nobody has posted my theory on using 3243 in a BASE 5 vein, and since it is time to pour some gasoline on a smoldering fire, maybe some of my closely-held secrets (haha) can be let out a few at a time

I took the 3243 and split it into 2 pairs of digits...why pairs? Booger/Pook, light/dark, sun/moon
and so on

32=17 (BASE 10)
43=23

so what? they are two prime numbers...and don't get me started on prime numbers in DAR

but here is a little oddity...

take the title of the page (BOS 6) and go to the text

on page 17, it is the 23rd line from the bottom...."time of the syzigies"

hmmm

packimocity

4. Pack-

I just looked at the online Spanish version of the story, and that line is unfortunately not the 23rd line. I don't think we will be using the story text for anything more than directions (such as rotate the book, reverse, etc) due to the translation variations.

Sue

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Shecrab,

I don't think we're to use 3243 in its iteration, either.

I'm using its binary equivalent--it's 12 digits long, and that goes really well around a clock-face wheel.

I still don't know how the base 5 code comes into it, but I agree with you that it should.

Doc

6. Yesterday a user on the DAR forum posted the question:
how do i buy a book written in german or french or japanese????are they written in different languages????i can't find a way to purchase a different one???? thank you....
Secrets of the Alchemist Dar was only published in english. Amazon sells the english publication on their various country web sites.

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So, I guess we cannot rule out using the text. I had eliminated the text from my massive mental list of things to work with because of a series of posts on the DAR forum where a user named xiofan claims to have a book with Chinese text. Here is the thread:

http://www.alchemistdar.com/fusetalk...essageid=26716

If Xiofan really does have a Chinese version, it isn't an official DAR book.

Sue

7. Great, just great.

Makes for one more in a whole pack of dogs NOT barking in the night.

8. LOL, of course it is an official book of Dar. M Stadther went to China to promote it. The text is in Chinese. If you google alchemistdar & cn you will find the picture of the cover and if you persist with your search you'll even find pictures of the inside that have been taken with a camera and posted on a forum...... And all the characters are Chinese characters, except for the Book of Spell itself.

9. Onthe Dar forum, ttadmin also said that the 'translations' in Spanish and Japanese weren't 'published' forms of the book.

So how good is the info you get over there? I'd say not quite so accurate as it could be.

10. TTAdministration forgot to tell you there is also a Chinese book. Here is the cover.