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Re: Halo Reach: Halsey's Journal
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2010, 20:23:51 »
The other side of the paper is a handwritten note that talks about the legendary statue and the ONI container that come with the legendary edition.

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Re: Halo Reach: Halsey's Journal
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2010, 23:52:31 »

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Re: Halo Reach: Halsey's Journal
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2010, 02:56:35 »
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I've also attached a text file.  Now we can run the characters through a Java program and mix around with the unicode values to see if there's a valid decryption.
Nice work Turok! Now we need to figure out if the ???? are meant to be like that or they are supposed to be hidden.
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Re: Halo Reach: Halsey's Journal
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2010, 15:51:59 »
I've also attached a text file.  Now we can run the characters through a Java program and mix around with the unicode values to see if there's a valid decryption.
Very good, you've got the case under control, I see. ;)
On a side note, about the last part of the code: X16-84165-01.   
It can be seen practically in every friggin' piece of paper and item that comes with the Reach [Any] Edition: The disk, the manual, the case, and almost everything in Halsey's diary (The diary itself and The Spartan Insignia don't bear the code)(Should be noted that the code is not the same, the five digits in the middle vary). At first, I though that it was some kind of Reach code. But when I visited my friend who had just bought himself a new Xbox, I stumbled into the boxes and stuff that came with it. And there, I saw it again: the same kind of code. Here, though, the Code was different, beginning with X14 or X12 or such, but the body was the same. And when I visited a local game store on my way back, I noticed that the same code was found in other games too: ODST, Halo Wars, Alan Wake, Crackdown 2...
All by Microsoft Game studios.

Conclusion: The X-Code is some kind of an arragement system for MS Game Studios. It seems that all items of their games must bear that code. Given the fact that these codes were placed to some of the items quite stealthly (or in a manner to make them look like part of the item itself, not just blatantly label it), this side of the page could be simply to present the code in a 'gentle' way.


Not that it should be translated.

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Re: Halo Reach: Halsey's Journal
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2010, 23:01:10 »
Just wanted to quickly drop in and thank Turok for joining and contributing to this thread!  Apollo gave me the heads up to check in on this.  Exciting stuff!

So welcome to the SGP, Turok!  Please don't worry too much about flooding... it seems you have a lot of valuable insight to share on this topic.

Did you notice the page that is the backs of all the pages are entirely composed of Y-Glyphs?  The interesting thing about them is that they are configured into a hexagonal pattern:  showing perhaps that the "Covenant Hieroglyphs" of ODST were meant to be linked to the familiar covenant hex patterns seen on the surfaces of covenant structures (their weapons, Corvettes, etc.)

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Re: Halo Reach: Halsey's Journal
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2010, 23:05:10 »
Did you notice the page that is entirely composed of Y-Glyphs?  The interesting thing about them is that they are configured into a hexogonal pattern:  showing perhaps that the "Covenant Hieroglyphs" of ODST were meant to be linked to the familiar covenant hex patterns seen on the surfaces of covenant structures (their weapons, Corvettes, etc.)
Could you please get a picture of that CG? I couldn't snag a copy of the limited edition, and this page seems very fishy...

Are they the same ones from ODST?
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Re: Halo Reach: Halsey's Journal
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2010, 15:58:37 »
Did you notice the page that is entirely composed of Y-Glyphs?  The interesting thing about them is that they are configured into a hexogonal pattern:  showing perhaps that the "Covenant Hieroglyphs" of ODST were meant to be linked to the familiar covenant hex patterns seen on the surfaces of covenant structures (their weapons, Corvettes, etc.)
More like to the familiar pattern of honeycomb. :P

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Re: Halo Reach: Halsey's Journal
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2010, 17:40:51 »
Just wanted to quickly drop in and thank Turok for joining and contributing to this thread!  Apollo gave me the heads up to check in on this.  Exciting stuff!

So welcome to the SGP, Turok!  Please don't worry too much about flooding... it seems you have a lot of valuable insight to share on this topic.

Did you notice the page that is entirely composed of Y-Glyphs?  The interesting thing about them is that they are configured into a hexogonal pattern:  showing perhaps that the "Covenant Hieroglyphs" of ODST were meant to be linked to the familiar covenant hex patterns seen on the surfaces of covenant structures (their weapons, Corvettes, etc.)



It seems that these are on the back of every page in the journal. I'll get a pic in a sec...
ODST is all about switches, isn't it?

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Re: Halo Reach: Halsey's Journal
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2010, 21:55:49 »
Did you notice the page that is entirely composed of Y-Glyphs?  The interesting thing about them is that they are configured into a hexogonal pattern:  showing perhaps that the "Covenant Hieroglyphs" of ODST were meant to be linked to the familiar covenant hex patterns seen on the surfaces of covenant structures (their weapons, Corvettes, etc.)
More like to the familiar pattern of honeycomb. :P
A honeycomb is made of Y's... Y glyphs... IloveBees... Coincidence?
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Re: Halo Reach: Halsey's Journal
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2010, 18:48:14 »
Here's a pic:


Here you can see multiple pages (and some text I showing through):
ODST is all about switches, isn't it?

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Re: Halo Reach: Halsey's Journal
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2010, 19:01:32 »
Should be noted that a hexagon-grid is used in modeling Molecules to paper in chemistry...
I'm actually going to ask more about this from my chemistry teacher.

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Re: Halo Reach: Halsey's Journal
« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2010, 19:09:14 »
Here's a pic:

Here you can see multiple pages (and some text I showing through):
So there are two random pages with that? Or is that the background?
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Re: Halo Reach: Halsey's Journal
« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2010, 21:30:38 »
Every single page has a completely blank front, and the hexpattern on the back.
ODST is all about switches, isn't it?

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Re: Halo Reach: Halsey's Journal
« Reply #28 on: October 18, 2010, 09:19:08 »
halsey doodles on some of the hexagons.  We should compile all of her doodlings and off-hand remarks.  Some are innocuous (like about Miranda Keyes, her daughter - confirmed).  Others are weird and in Hindu.

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Re: Halo Reach: Halsey's Journal
« Reply #29 on: October 18, 2010, 17:22:47 »
halsey doodles on some of the hexagons.  We should compile all of her doodlings and off-hand remarks.  Some are innocuous (like about Miranda Keyes, her daughter - confirmed).  Others are weird and in Hindu.
Oh yeah! I think there was some in the pages about Cortana's birth.