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Title: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: KingAl on December 08, 2007, 08:32:26 AM
Rightey, here (http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/7865/aquarianoo6.png)'s what I've worked out so far (from what I can reach in the demo - thankyou, PayPal  ::)) with respect to the Aquarian runes throughout the game. It's fun working it out, so don't refer to this unless you really don't want or intend to work it out yourself. My guide was thrown together in Paint, and has none of Derek's artistic flair :P, but you should be able to interpret inscriptions reasonably. The remaining undiscovered letters should be pretty obvious when they pop up as there are so few, but I'll update it when I come across them...


Title: Re: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: Karn on December 09, 2007, 05:14:58 AM
Ones I've found outside Mithalas:

Does
ABSOLUTION
Lie Above
The Waves?


Inside Mithalas:

As he creates
So will he destroy
Watching us from every shadow
He is The Abyss
Taken form to new waves (I may have translated this wrong, given that it makes little sense)
We must escape
         ... Sauguin

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EteRnal
HeRitics

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Beyond death we hide

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RULE MITHALAS

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FEAR THE LORD


In the cathedral's boss room:

You have failed me
Hunger will consume you
Feast on the flesh of your children


Title: Re: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: lukich on December 09, 2007, 05:52:43 AM
Gosh I feel noob...  How are guys working out these translations?  What are the first clues I should be noticing?


Title: Re: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: RvLeshrac on December 09, 2007, 06:31:43 AM
The menu. :p


Title: Re: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: Xiagan on December 09, 2007, 09:38:44 AM
I started with the H O M E on her cave and got as far as you, KingAL. :) I love to decipher all these runes! :)

btw, in Mithalas is a place where "Save us" is written, so we have the V too. It looks like this (http://www.willhostforfood.com/files/134938/v.jpg).


Title: Re: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: Karn on December 09, 2007, 06:09:35 PM
A few more...

In the Song Cave near home:

"Creator" - On a statue

"Light will guide you" - On a wall

"For daughter" - On the same wall as the song to open the door

"The Fallen" - On a wall

"Here lies Erulia our mother" - On the door

"Spirit Remember" - Inside the Bind Cave


Inside the Energy Temple:

"Krel will pay
Betrayal"         - On a wall, in a cavern


Title: Re: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: Xiagan on December 09, 2007, 07:45:00 PM
And in the Cathedral a few times "Eternal life" and "heretic", "rest in peace" and "Religion", "World", "History" under the bookshelves.


Title: Re: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: Edwards on December 09, 2007, 07:47:18 PM
Took you guys long enough.  It's been possible to get most of the alphabet since mid-June. :P

Edwards


Title: Re: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: Xiagan on December 09, 2007, 09:05:40 PM
Took you guys long enough.  It's been possible to get most of the alphabet since mid-June. :P

Edwards

I don't really get why we should wanted the alphabet in mid-june. We have the game since 1-2 days, NOW it's interesting.


Title: Re: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: affliction on December 10, 2007, 02:22:50 AM
Damn this thread, I saw a big block of runes, so I wanted to know what they said, and it was a pain in the ass. 

From the entrance to the boss of the sun temple:

"Marui the architect
Within lie my final thoughts"

Inside the sun temple boss chamber:
"Kill me and kill our creator
The transformation is almost done
The pain is becoming unbearable
We believed in reason
For many years we worshiped Sun
The erulian histories are true
I have angered the creator"


Title: Re: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: Twilight on December 10, 2007, 06:06:08 PM
In a corner of the Energy Temple (East) on a Pillar:
"Flesh is weak"

- The first real wisdom, I would say :P


Title: Re: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: foya on December 23, 2007, 08:54:43 PM
you guys crazy...=0=
so crazy

but you win my worship
:P


Title: Re: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: loke on December 24, 2007, 02:24:22 PM
that's some bloody damn awesome stuff :O


Title: Re: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: songster on December 28, 2007, 09:09:30 AM
Hmm, are we counting text on the website? Because if so, the J is identified -- at least, I assume "N-A-I-??-A" would be a J.  ;)   Under "world">>Naija, between the text about the character and the voice actress.


Title: Re: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: KingAl on December 28, 2007, 11:32:26 AM
Haha, hadn't even looked at those pages on the website.


Title: Re: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: Lord Blade on December 28, 2007, 03:52:58 PM
Where is there an X?
I don't recall seeing one.


Title: Re: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: Xiagan on December 28, 2007, 03:56:58 PM
Where is there an X?
I don't recall seeing one.
Mainscreen, "Exit" ;) But I don't think that it's the only one...


Title: Re: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: Maledyris on January 03, 2008, 05:47:03 AM
Took you guys long enough.  It's been possible to get most of the alphabet since mid-June. :P

Edwards

I don't really get why we should wanted the alphabet in mid-june. We have the game since 1-2 days, NOW it's interesting.

Just out of curiosity, when did the game come out? I got it around Christmas.
Haha, I also deciphered the runes when I realized they were one-to-one with the alphabet on the main menu, but mainly because I thought that would be how you got special recipes!


Title: Re: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: Nemo07 on January 06, 2008, 01:59:57 AM
Inside Mithalas:

As he creates
So will he destroy
Watching us from every shadow
He is The Abyss
Taken form to new waves (I may have translated this wrong, given that it makes little sense)
We must escape
         ... Sauguin

I translated this too, and you translated it correctly, but the writing is formated like this...

AS HE CREATED
SO WILL HE DESTROY
WATCHING US FROM EVERY SHADOW
HE IS THE ABYSS TAKEN FORM

TO NEW WAVES
WE MUST ESCAPE
                - SAUGUIN

Oh, and the Aquarian in Bit Blot's site is...

NAIJA OF THE PROPHECY

Under Naija's page, and...

FEAR THE DARK
THE BELLY OF
THE HELLBEAST
               -SAUGUIN

under the Creatures page next to Mithala's silhouette.

It's so cool being able to see what people from long ago wrote everywhere. I'd like to know what the Erulian histories are, though, because all we know about that race is that the Krotites wiped them out and they could bind objects to themselves.


Title: Re: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: Lenick on January 06, 2008, 02:13:24 AM
Reading all this makes me want to wish for a prequel game so we could see this Sauguin dude (or dudette, you never know) in action.


Title: Re: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: Nemo07 on January 06, 2008, 06:58:17 AM
Eh... that's not completely necessary. From what I gather Sauguin was likely one of the insane priests that found out about the Creator (or "greater god" as they put it) and corrupted Mithala.

I wish that we had more information on the races of Aquaria. All we got in-game was roughly "They were all peaceful, with the exception of the Krotites, and were all promptly destroyed by a jealous god." I'd kill for some more extensive backstory or something.


Title: Re: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: Glamador on January 06, 2008, 06:35:56 PM
Well...that's not really ALL they said about the races.  But I suppose there could have been a little more backstory.


Title: Re: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: DragonXVI on January 07, 2008, 03:10:40 PM
I wish that we had more information on the races of Aquaria. All we got in-game was roughly "They were all peaceful, with the exception of the Krotites, and were all promptly destroyed by a jealous god." I'd kill for some more extensive backstory or something.

That's hopefully where the promise of modding comes in. There's a lot of grey space to fill in reguards to Aquaria Backstory that may or may not be covered in any sequal/prequals planned or unplanned, so it's up to the creative community to do it.  Mithala obviously has merit for exploration being one of the most prominant areas of exploration, while Krotite and such less so (The Krotite war that decimated several civillisations, for example, could be a possibly mod storyline)

Of course, there's always... What was in the water before the Creator turned up...?


Title: Re: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: Glamador on January 07, 2008, 11:26:08 PM
I would say all the odd schools of fish you see swimming about.  The creator seemed only to have created the sentient creatures of the sea, and perhaps some of the monsters.


Title: Re: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: megablake on January 08, 2008, 03:11:52 AM
I thought the Creator made the Gods who made the people, then decimated the people to try and teach the Gods a very childish lesson.

The whole game I thought there would be a translation song, and even when I got to the ending screen, I thought it might unlock some sort of translation.  Only big let down I felt.  I'm really glad that you guys and gals are taking the time to translated the runes.  Thanks a bunch, and I hope we see some more...


Title: Re: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: FaeDyne on January 10, 2008, 07:28:54 PM
I was searching recently for a picture someone posted on here that showed the runes from the editor, but I couldn't find it. It's more accurate than that hand-drawn version we have so far, because I'm having trouble matching them right now. (also can't find mention of stuff translated from Open Waters)


Title: Re: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: RobertWalker on February 15, 2008, 10:37:45 PM
It's in the Aquaria modding wiki:

(http://aquaria.sfiera.net/w/images/5/5c/Tile-gui.jpg)


Title: Re: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: Glamador on February 15, 2008, 10:52:03 PM
That's a really nice picture.  Now I can translate all that text in the Sun Temple Worm's room!  I'm sure it's somewhere around, but I want to translate it myself.


Title: Re: Aquarian Runes *spoilers*
Post by: RobertWalker on February 15, 2008, 11:44:29 PM
Sliced and diced to make it a bit more convenient:

(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/5195/keypa7.png?s=1)