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"Oh magus, you have begun thy journey. Your master's temple has fallen but his work is not yet finished…" - Orrin Oscar Lutwidge
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First Coded Message to PawnsEdit
In January, 2010, Orrin Oscar Lutwidge sent a coded message to all of his allies in the International Order of the Pawns. Each member was sent a pawn chess piece labeled with a chess position and a letter in Lutwidgian Cypher. With the chess piece came a piece of paper labeled with a roman numeral at the top (I-VI), and below it a coded message consisting of a list of chess positions. The cypher letters on the pawns each corresponded to the chess position they were labeled with, so every letter in the alphabet could be represented by a chess position.
Below is the translated alphabet and transcripts of each coded message next to their decoding. Chess positions that are not part of the code alphabet are spaces between words.
|I||=E5, E7, G4|
|O||=B7, C3, G6|
F4 A7 E8 C8 F4 D4 F4 E4 C5 A2 A7 E6 H6 B2 H1 G1 H4 D6 A8 D6 C3 F4
Trust the Red Pawn not,
A7 C5 H6 H8 H1 G1 H4 D6, B4 A7 C3 D3 E6 H6 C2 E5 D6 H7 H4 E4 G4 F4 C5,
Red Pawn, robed in white,
A7 C5 H6 D1 H1 G1 H4 D6 C1 D5 G6 H4 E6 H6 B1 F4 E4 C5 A1 D5 G1 C7 F7 F4
Red Pawn vowed the vault
C8 F1 G1 F7 H1 C5 F7 B2 H4 E7 E6 F7 H6 C5 H6 B1 E4 G4 D8 E4,
Scalpel wielded high,
E5 D6 C1 G1 G7 H1 C3 B7 F7 F3 G6 F5 B4 D3 F7 C3 B7 H6
In a pool of blood
D6 B7 H4 H7 E7 H5 F7 C7 A7 E1 B1 G1 D6 H6 A8 E4 E7 H6 C5,
Now I lurk and hide,
Messages from Green PawnEdit
On January 16th, 2010, the Green Pawn contacted another pawn in New York City with a Rebus puzzle message. The second pawn was then given a coded message from Lutwidge.
The Rebus PuzzleEdit
|So - To Our Pawns:
Let your new colleagues heed: brothers, every fresh one requires extra help. Every first initiate needs direction. So trust history's example. Soon each courageous recruit evidences trustworthiness. Sagely, our fraternal traditions resound unto eternity. Remember, apt pupils: time urges reverent endeavors.
Always watch acutely in the many years of roiling drama, ever raging.
|STOP LYNCH BEFORE HE FINDS THE SECRETS OF TRUE RAPTURE. AWAIT MY ORDER. OOL|
Letter From Crystal PawnEdit
Note: The text in yellow is from the original document before it was obscured.
TO: An Ally of the Order
FROM: The CRYSTAL PAWN
Re: The Red Queen's Return
Are you a friend of ORRIN O. LUTWIDGE? If you would help him
find TRUE RAPTURE, the Order has a mission for you.
The RED PAWN (alias JEREMIAH LYNCH) is on the move.
We have information that he will be arriving at 30TH STREET
STATION at approximately 3:30 PM on Sunday, January 17.
The Silver Pawn will help you intercept Lynch. Do nothing before
you contact the Silver Pawn. Look for him under the wings of the
angel. (You may know it as the Pennsylvania Railroad
World War II Memorial.)
You will know the SILVER PAWN by the BADGE on his lapel bearing
the logo of the I.O.O.P.
Give him the passphrase:
- "I UNDERSTAND YOU'RE A FRIEND OF CRYSTAL."
- "I UNDERSTAND YOU'RE A FRIEND OF CRYSTAL."
Assist him in his duties - then share whatever information you
discover with the other Pawns through any forum available.
Do you accept this duty?
Lynch's Dropped DossierEdit
A dossier dropped by Lynch contained various documents with letters cut out.
Forged Letter of IntroductionEdit
Flower Advertisement CardEdit
Find Love Anew!
NEW YORK DEPT. OF POLICE
WANTED FOR MURDER
Orrin OSCAR LUTWIDGE
ALIASES Rod Killian Quain, Ogdred O. Lewis, Orson Orville Liddell, Red Quain, "Red Queen"
Approx, 61 (Born Sept 3, 1906)
Tissue deformation/ poss severe
ORRIN LUTWIDGE IS WANTED ON MURDER AND UNLAWFUL FLIGHT. CHARGES STEM FROM AN UNLAWFUL ESCAPE
FROM A SECURE WARD AT TOLLEVUE MENTAL HOSPITAL RESULTING IN THE MURDER OF AN ORDERLY.
Lutwidge was put under care of the state for criminally insane behavior. The Public is warned that he is highly intelligent but
extremely delusional. He should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. Former associates of Lutwidge are advised that
he may be seeking assistance. Do not approach. For your own protection, please contact Detective Benjamin Stango immediately if
your receive any communication from Lutwidge.
SUSPECT IS BELIEVED TO HAVE PROPERTIES & CONTACTS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS: NEW
YORK CITY, CHICAGO, PHILADELPHIA, MIAMI, SEATTLE, SAN FRANCISCO, PARTS OF EUROPE
|DET. BENJAMIN STANGO
(Copy of the New York Orb story about Lutwidge's breakout.)
Notes on the Manila FolderEdit
(A note card with a pawn symbol and the letters "J. I. L.")
3 copies -
- leave in different cities-
- so O.O.L. knows that
- RED PAWN'S WATCHING.
Incomplete Cutout MessageEdit
- Lutwidge - I k NOW
you BR ough t Some thin g
SPECIAL BACK FrOM RA PTURE
Tell M E WHERE to FiND the Sec ret
OR you will BE the next TO DiE
- a friend
Puzzles from the Alabaster PawnEdit
(Each section is labeled with the country name watermarked on the puzzle.)
A is 0, they all sum to 23.
B is 800, each pair is symmetric about 500.
C is 182, the principle being that the numbers are multiplied by odd numbers increasing in two (7, 9, 11, 13).
D is 81, each number is divided by 2 and then squared.
E is 68, each number is multiplied by 4.
Konink mjk der NederlandenEdit
A = 0
B = 8
C = 0
D = 0
E = 0
F = 2
G = 2
H = 9
I = 2
J = 4
K = 1
0 8 00
Meeting the Blue PawnEdit
(To solve this puzzle each letter must be assigned a number by following the clues given for each. Highlight the white boxes to see the answers.)
A = Ali Baba's Thieves
M = Maids-a-Milking
Audio Diary TranscriptEdit
- "My pawns, you have played masterfully. We have confounded the Red Pawn in our tangled moves. Lynch is lost... but I at last am found. My hope restored. Now my pawns, if you are game, the game is on. The treasure that I stole from the kingdom shall be restored. Fallen Rapture may yet rise, and are we not worthy enough to raise it? If you dare to join me in Rapture, then I challenge you to meet me at the designated square. In the Golden State, in the city by the bay, when the month is 2, when the day is 6, when the hour is 5:45. At that precise moment in the evening, you will find me on Mary Street, between Minna Street and Natoma. Share this recording with the other pawns by any means you find... and know that time is of the essence. Noble pawns, this is Orrin Oscar Lutwidge, one overjoyed leader, bound once again... for Rapture."
- ―Orrin Oscar Lutwidge