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Agent Bon
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Echoes of Tim Cosing

Parse found Tachyon deep in thought, reading a message:

"I, Baron Blade, am about prepared to reveal a new, ingenious, all-powerful form.  Ha ha ha!  Observe the Overblade Elite Neo Cuts 9!"

Tachyon:  I think there's a secret message, but I can't find it.

Parse:  Maybe it would be easier if we rearranged it?

IBARONBLAD
EAMABOUTPR
EPAREDTORE
VEALANEWIN
GENIOUSALL
POWERFULFO
RMHAHAHAOB
SERVETHEOV
ERBLADEELI
TENEOCUTS9

Tachyon:  How is that easier?


Parse:  You don't see it?  Maybe you're overthinking it.  It's all about the number nine.


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That's some deep preparation, unless the pre-dated the "Joined" date!

I'm not seeing it, though. Grouping by 9's instead of 10's doesn't seem to help:

IBARONBLA
DEAMABOUT
PREPAREDT
OREVEALAN
EWINGENIO
USALLPOWE
RFULFORMH
AHAHAOBSE
RVETHEOVE
RBLADEELI
TENEOCUTS
9

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... all those lines have 10 characters. 

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Clever joke!

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Ah, now I see it!

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dpt wrote:

That's some deep preparation, unless the pre-dated the "Joined" date!

 

I've been around for a long time, I just don't post too often.  Among other things, I got into some of the early rules debates back before a lot of stuff had been clarified.

 

Also, I actually meant to do something like this last year but I forgot to until after April Fools was already over.

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I don't get it.

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I think it was some kind of April Fool's thing...I didn't really understand it either.


I am the Wordweaver...

Basically, I like writing stuff ;)

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Phantom5613 wrote:

I don't get it.

It's very reminiscent of the things that appeared in the ARG announcing OblivAeon (which is still the best puzzle experience I've ever had). The significance of the number 9 is a definite call-back.

The block of text has the quote from Baron Blade arranged in a block with 9 letters per line. Look at the second-to-last letter of each line.

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Agent Bon wrote:
I've been around for a long time, I just don't post too often.  Among other things, I got into some of the early rules debates back before a lot of stuff had been clarified.
My apologies for not remembering!
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dpt wrote:

 

Phantom5613 wrote:

 

I don't get it.

It's very reminiscent of the things that appeared in the ARG announcing OblivAeon (which is still the best puzzle experience I've ever had). The significance of the number 9 is a definite call-back.

The block of text has the quote from Baron Blade arranged in a block with 9 letters per line. Look at the second-to-last letter of each line.

The ninth letter, in fact. ;)

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Ah, thank you. I see it now.