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Unseen 2020 - ARG

The Begining (Patch Notes)

On the 20th of October, we recieved the first cipher of 2020. It came on the Patch Notes for the 1.4.3. It came with the message:

This year, Dark Harvest begins on October 26 — and there’s more to enjoy than ever before. Brush up on your Unseen glyphs and keep an eye on your inbox. We’re keeping the event shrouded in mystery for now, but details are coming soon!

Beside this we also got a Unseen Cipher

ΣЭЭ­ YΩU­ ­ИN ­TㅎЭ­ ­TㅎЭ ­ΣΠㅏCЭ ­БЭTWЭЭN­ ­ㄹЭㅏΛㅁΣ, ­ΣΛㅏYЭㄹΣ.

When you translate this you get will get this message: See­ you­ ­in ­the­ ­the ­space ­between­ ­realms, ­slayers.
What the Unseen could be refereing to could be the Umbral Void. Which we have seen that Riftstalker most likely live in aswell as Thrax.


Event Portals

On the 23th of October, DauntlessLion posted a video, it was about the Dark Harvest for this year and it contained a lot of new cosmetics and events things.

During a section of the video Lion encounteres a portal

From Lions Video

This portal when interacted with, transports the user into a sorta mirror dimension where you can collect these tokens called "Harvest Coins" which Lion shows that you can exchange for cosmetics only available during the Dark Harvest


Shrowd Effigy

Also in this video there was shown a statue that could be found in the hunt areas. Some of you may remember that the same statue was seen in old Ramsgate during the last Unseen Event.


From CyberMessiahs Video

In these videos we are able to see that these statues can be damaged and when they are destroyed they will either spawn a Shrowd Shadow (Clone) or it will spawn a Shrowd Orb. These statues seems to be randomly generated and the effect might be too.


Enigmatic, Unsettling and Mysterious Cipher

Enigmatic Cipher


From CyberMessiahs Video

He also showed of three ciphers which was contained in a lore pieces. The first Cipher goes as follows:

ㅏㄹㄹΩΓㅏNT VЭΣΣЭΛ БㄹΩUΓㅎT ΛΩW ФИNㅏΛ ΠΩㄹT ΩФ CㅏΛΛ, TㅎЭ VΩИΔ ΔㄹY ΣㅋY, ΔㄹYЭㄹ, ЭㅏㄹTㅎ, БㄹΩㅋЭN WИNΓΣ ΓㄹΩUNΔЭΔ

When you translate this you get will get this message: Arrogant vessel brought low final port of call, the void dry sky, dryer, earth, broken wings grounded.
The word dry seems to be here a lot which could refere to the desert area. Though it doesn't leave us much of a hint.

Unsettling Cipher

From Lions Video

The second cipher goes as follows:

ㅋNИVЭΣ ΩФ ИCЭ, БΛㅏΔЭΣ ΩФ CΩΛΔ ΔㅏΓΓЭㄹΣ ФㄹΩЗЭN ИN TㅎЭ ㅏCT ΣTΩㄹㅁΣ CㅏNNΩT ΣЭㅏΛ TㅎЭ VΩИΔ ΠㅏㄹㅏΔΩX

When you translate this you get will get this message: Knives of ice, blades of cold daggers frozen in the act storms cannot seal the void paradox
This could refere to the ice area in Dauntless, since the words "ice", "cold", and "frozen" all appear in the text.

Mysterious Cipher

From Lions Video

The third and final cipher goes as follows:

ΔΩΩㅁЭΔ ㅏNΔ ΣЭVЭㄹЭΔ, YЭT ИΣ ΣTㅏNΔΣ ㅏΛΛ TㅎㅏT ㄹЭㅁㅏИNΣ, ㄹΩTTИNΓ ㅏNΔ ㅎΩΛΛΩW TㅎЭ VΩИΔ ΣЭЭㅋΣ TㄹㅏΓЭΔY ㄹЭㅁNㅏNT

When you translate this you get will get this message: Doomed and severed, yet is stands all that remains, rotting and hollow the void seeks tragedy remnant
This one does seem to refere to something that was destroyed and it not used anymore. It could be refereing to the old Ramsgate which was destroyed and abandond.


Uncanny and Disturbing Cipher

Not to long after the video from Lion was posted another video from CyberMessiah was posted to YouTube where he shows us some new information

In here we get to see two new ciphers that Lion didn't show us, which was the Uncanny and Disturbing Cipher

Uncanny Cipher

From CyberMessiahs video
ΣTㅏNΔИNΓ ΣЭNTИNЭΛΣ ΩФ ΔㄹΩUΓㅎT ΔㄹY WΩΩΔ, БㄹㅏNCㅎИNΓ ИNTΩ CㄹUЭΛ ΣㅋY ΓUㅏㄹΔИNΓ TㅎЭ VΩИΔ TㅎㅏT NЭЭΔΣ NΩ ΠㄹΩTЭCTИΩN ФЭㅏㄹ

When you translate this you get: Standing sentinels of drought dry wood, branching into cruel sky guarding the void that needs no protection fear

Disturbing Cipher

From CyberMessiahs video
WㅏTЭㄹ ФΛΩWΣ CΩΩΛ ㅏNΔ CΛЭㅏㄹ ΣㅎИNЭΣ БΛUЭ БY ΔㅏY, ΣИΛVЭㄹ БY NИΓㅎT ㅁΩΩNΛИΓㅎT ФΛΩWΣ ИNTΩ TㅎЭ VΩИΔ UNБИΔΔЭN

When you translate this you get: Water flows cool and clear shines blue by day, silver by night moonlight flows into the void unbidden

Again we have nothing that would lead us to make a concret solution


Dark Harvest returns with Unseen Mysteries and shadowy challenges

Later the same day we got the official post about the Dark Harvest. Which came with some clues to the ciphers that was found in the lore pieces.
And I quote:

Each day from October 26 to October 30, you can track down a new Unseen lore node in Ramsgate that’ll offer clues leading to the location of their portals.

What was also said is that the Shrowd Effigies can drop certain items, but they also have a chance to conjure something far more lethal


The First Tweet

The feeling when I saw this message. It made me so happy. This first message had an interesting cipher.

ΩUㄹ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΔΩΩㄹΣ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­WИΛΛ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΩΠЭN­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΣΩΩN.­ ­ ­­ ­ ­WЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­WИΛΛ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­CUT­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΩΠЭN­ ­ ­­ ­ ­TㅎЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ФㅏБㄹИC­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΩФ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­TㅎЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­UNИVЭㄹΣЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ИTΣЭΛФ.­ ­ ­­ ­ ­TㅎЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­TИㅁЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ИΣ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­NИΓㅎ.

When you translate this: Our doors ­will­ ­open­ soon. We will­ ­cut­ open the­ fabric of the­ universe­ itself. The­ time­ is ­nigh

What they might be refering to is that fact that we are drawing closer and closer to the Dark Harvest, but it also seems like there is more to the Dark Harvest then just the ciphers that we have gotten already.


The Day of the Dark Harvest

The day of the Dark Harvest finally came. Ramsgate became really festive with the halloween theme. This also means that the Unseen is starting to move.
A trailer was released today involving the Dark Harvest

Which did contain ciphers:

TㄹИCㅋ Ωㄹ TㄹЭㅏT

This here reads: Trick or Treat. This was deciphered by Phoenix Labs themselves in the video.

ΣTΩΠ TㅎЭ ㄹИTUㅏΛ

This here reads: Stop the ritual. This was also deciphered by Phoenix Labs themselves in the video. They might be hinting towards a new event in the coming future.

This day also gave us a new tweet from the Unseen Twitter account

ФΩΛΛΩW­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΩUㄹ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­WΩㄹΔΣ,­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ИNИTИㅏTЭ,­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㅏNΔ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΣЭΠㅏㄹㅏTЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­YΩUㄹ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΣΩUΛ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ФㄹΩㅁ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­TㅎЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㅁΩㄹTㅏΛ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΠΛㅏNЭ.­ ­ ­­ ­ ­CㄹΩΣΣ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ИNTΩ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­TㅎЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­VΩИΔ.

When you translate this tweet you will get: Follow ­our ­words, ­initiate, ­and ­separate ­­your ­soul ­­from ­the ­mortal ­plane. ­Cross ­into ­the ­void.

It was also here where the first cipher lore piece was released. And as the theory we had held true. This cipher was the "Disturbing". It lead to the position of the first portals, located inside of the Iron falls and Revelation Rock

Credit to KorrupiKid for taking this picture
Iron Falls
Credit to KorrupiKid for taking this picture
Revelation Rock

The Second Day of the Dark Harvest

On the second day of the Dark Harvest we got the "Mysterious" cipher which if our theory is true this one should be on the Aulric's Refuge/Dyadic Drift maps.

Credit to KorrupiKid for taking this picture

The reason for it being here is because the cipher says "Doomed and severed" refering to the tree that once stood there, it is now "rotting" as the cipher is saying and therefore the portal is here.

Along with this clue, the Unseen twitter account sent out a pair of ciphers.

ΩUㄹ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㄹЭㅏΛㅁΣ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㅎㅏVЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­БЭЭN­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΔЭФИΛЭΔ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­БY­ ­ ­­ ­ ­TㅎЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΣΛㅏYЭㄹΣ.­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㅁΩㄹЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㅎㅏVЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΩΠЭNЭΔ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­TΩ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㅏVΩИΔ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­TㅎЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΓㄹЭЭΔ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΩФ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­TㅎЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­UNㅏNΩИNTЭΔ.

When you translate this you get this message: Our ­realms ­have ­been ­defiled ­by ­the ­slayers. ­­More ­have ­opened ­to ­avoid ­the ­greed ­of ­the ­unanointed.
In this message the Unseen are clearly telling us, the slayers, that we are not welcome in their ritual and that we are defiling the portals which otherwise are only for the Unseen cult to see. They want us to stop entering the portals. And to stop us from invading their realm, they have opened more to "avoid the greed of the unanointed."

Besides that message another was sent not long after the first one.

WЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㅎΩΠЭΔ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΩUㄹ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΔЭCΩYΣ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­WΩUΛΔ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΔИΣΣUㅏΔЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­TㅎЭㅁ.­ ­ ­­ ­ ­БUT­ ­ ­­ ­ ­TㅎЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ЭФФИΓИЭΣ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­CΩNTИNUЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­TΩ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­БЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΔЭФㅏCЭΔ.­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㅎㅏVЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­TㅎЭY­ ­ ­­ ­ ­NΩ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㄹЭΣΠЭCT?!

When you translate this you will receive this message: We ­hoped ­­our ­decoys­ ­would­ ­dissuade­ ­them.­ But­ ­the­ ­effigies­ ­continue­ ­to­ ­be­ ­defaced.­ ­Have­ ­they­ ­no­ ­respect?!

This time we get a look into how the Unseen are trying to fend us off. They have purposly put those effigies of the Shrowd on the map to scare us into leaving them alone. Though to their dismay we have persisted and continued to ruin their plans.


The Third Day of the Dark Harvest

The third day of the Dark Harvest has arrived and another portal was revealed. The Unseen Twitter sent out a message when the new portal was opened.
In this tweet the Unseen said this:

TㅎЭ ­ΣΛㅏYЭㄹΣ ­CΩNTИNUЭ ­TΩ ­БЭ ­ㅏ­ ­NUИΣㅏNCЭ. ­WЭ ­ㅎㅏVЭ ­­ΩΠЭNЭΔ ­­ㅏ NЭW ­­ΛΩCㅏTИΩN ­TΩ ­­ㅏVΩИΔ ­­TㅎЭИㄹ ­ΠㄹYИNΓ ­ЭYЭΣ.

When translated this says: The ­slayers ­continue ­to ­be ­a­ ­nuisance. ­We ­have ­­opened ­­a ­new ­­location ­to ­­avoid ­­their ­prying ­eyes.

They keep saying that we are being annoying and interrupting their ritual. So far we are doing great at ruining their ritual. So keep up the good work.

Today the "Uncanny" cipher was the one revealed to us. So the position seems to be two places again. These seem to be on the Sovereign's Throne and the Underwald map.

Credit to KorrupiKid for taking this picture
Sovereign's Throne
Credit to KorrupiKid for taking this picture
Underwald

Unseen Summons

The day finally arrive. The Unseen event has finally come with a new event hunt mode "Unseen Summons".

This event is what we have to stop. This is what we have been preparing for. The event can be seen here in DauntlessLion's video.

The Unseen twitter account also sent out two messages.

TㅎЭИㄹ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΔИΣㅎΩNΩㄹ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㅋNΩWΣ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­NΩ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­БΩUNΔΣ!­ ­ ­­ ­ ­WЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㅎㅏVЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­TΩㄹN­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΩΠЭN­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㅏNΩTㅎЭㄹ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ЭNTㄹㅏNCЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ИN­ ­ ­­ ­ ­TㅎЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­WЭㅏVЭ.

When translated it will give you this: Their ­dishonor ­knows ­no ­bounds! ­We ­have ­torn ­­open ­another ­­entrance ­in ­the ­­weave.
Once again they have opened a portal for us to find. The portal this time seems to the "Unsettling Cipher"

Credit to KorrupiKid for taking this picture
Coldrunner Key
ΔЭΣΠИTЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­TㅎЭΣЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΣЭTБㅏCㅋΣ,­ ­ ­­ ­ ­TΩΔㅏY­ ­ ­­ ­ ­WЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΣTㅏㄹT­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΩUㄹ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㄹИTUㅏΛΣ.­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΔΩ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­NΩT­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΛЭT­ ­ ­­ ­ ­TㅎЭㅁ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ИNTЭㄹㄹUΠT.

When translated it will give you this: Despite ­­these ­setbacks, ­today ­we ­start­ ­our ­­rituals. Do ­­not­ ­let­ ­them ­interrupt.
They are here refering to the "Unseen Summons" event, they admit that we have been stopping them from completing the ritual. Meaning we are doing great.


Last Cipher Location

This was the last cipher that we know of. So if there are new locations then it would require more ciphers. This one was the Enigmatic cipher.

Credit to KorrupiKid for taking this picture
Sandrian's Stone

Besies this last portal, the Unseen twitter account also posted these messages.

TㅎЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ФИNㅏΛ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ΔΩΩㄹ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㅎㅏΣ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­БЭЭN­ ­ ­­ ­ΩΠЭNЭΔ,­ ­ ­­ ­ ­БUT­ ­ ­­­ ­ИT­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㅁㅏY­ ­ ­­ ­ ­БЭ­ ­ ­­ ­TΩΩ­ ­ ­­ ­ΛㅏTЭ.­ ­ ­­ ­­TㅎЭY­ ­ ­­ ­ ­WИΛΛ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΛИㅋЭΛY­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΔИΣCΩVЭㄹ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­TㅎИΣ­ ­ ­­ ­­ΣㅏNCTUㅏㄹY­ ­ ­­ ­ㅏΣ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­WЭΛΛ.

When you translate this: The ­­final ­door ­­has ­been ­­opened, ­but ­­it ­may­ ­be­ ­too­ ­late. ­­They ­will ­likely ­discover ­this ­­sanctuary ­as ­well.
This was the announcement of the last portal.

TㅎЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΣΛㅏYЭㄹΣ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㅏㄹЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㅏΣ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΠЭㄹΣИΣTЭNT­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㅏΣ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­TㅎЭY­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㅏㄹЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ИΓNΩㄹㅏNT

When you translate this: The ­slayers ­­are ­­as ­persistent ­as ­they ­are ­ignorant.
We keep going against the wishes of the Unseen, we keep destroying they plans.


Unknown for now

On the 31th of October we got a message from the Unseen. Where they talk about today being the day of the reckoning.

TΩΔㅏY­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ИΣ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­TㅎЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΔㅏY,­ ­ ­­ ­ ­БㄹΩTㅎЭㄹΣ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㅏNΔ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΣИΣTЭㄹΣ.­ ­ ­­ ­ ­TΩΔㅏY­ ­ ­­ ­ ­TㅎЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㅏЭTㅎЭㄹ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΣCㄹЭㅏㅁΣ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΩUㄹ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­NㅏㅁЭ!

When you translate this you get: Today ­­is ­the ­day, ­brothers ­and ­sisters. ­Today ­the ­aether ­screams ­our ­name!
Unsure for know we don't know what the thing they are talking about is. But something is gonna happen today. We just have to wait and see for ourselves...


The Ending

On the 2nd of November we got these tweets from the Unseen twitter account.

ΩUㄹ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㄹЭΛИCΣ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㅎㅏVЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­БЭЭN­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΔЭΣTㄹΩYЭΔ,­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΩUㄹ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㄹЭㅏΛㅁΣ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㄹㅏNΣㅏCㅋЭΔ,­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㅏNΔ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΩUㄹ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㄹИTUㅏΛΣ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΔИΣㄹUΠTЭΔ!­

When you translate this you get: Our ­relics ­have ­been­ ­destroyed,­ ­our­ ­realms ­ransacked,­ ­and ­our­ ­rituals­ ­disrupted!

WЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­WИΛΛ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­TㄹY­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㅏΓㅏИN­ ­ ­­ ­ ­NЭXT­ ­ ­­ ­ ­YЭㅏㄹ,­ ­ ­­ ­ ­БㄹΩTㅎЭㄹΣ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ㅏNΔ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΣИΣTЭㄹΣ.­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΔΩ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­NΩT­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ΛΩΣЭ­ ­ ­­ ­ ­ФㅏИTㅎ

When you translate this you get: We ­­will ­try ­again ­next ­­year, ­­brothers ­and ­­sisters. ­­Do ­not ­lose ­­faith

And with that, the Dark Harvest has ended. Once again we have destroyed their plans. But they will return next year, and we are ready for them

Credits

Blox
Korrupi Kid
Ocean Abyss
Roel