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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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 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 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
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.
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 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.
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"
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.
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.
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.
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...
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