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How to decipher the hieroglyphs on Santrap! UPDATE: Debunked?

Do you guys remember the secret of sandtrap? And how bungie even said those hieroglyphs on sandtrap meant something?? Well I think I figured out how to decode it. I just need help. It involves the terminals. In the terminals, remember how some of the letters would change into a symbol, and then back again? Those symbols are the same ones in sandtrap. And I believe this is how to decode them. For example, lets use the word "Bungie". Say the letter "i" changes to a forerunner symbol. Lets use 7 as a placeholder. That would look like "Bung7e". It will quickly change back to the orignal spelling of "Bungie". Since the letter "i" turns into the forerunner symbol "7", that means that the symbol "7" means "i". Makes sense right? The problem is that the terminals move way too fast. If we could get someone to record all the terminals in HD and SLOW THEM DOWN, we could decipher the secret of sandtrap. And even if this doesn't relate to destiny, it would be the biggest easter egg find of all time, even bigger then the Megg. [b] [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GXVxhITQ5c]Youtube video of terminals in HD, special thanks to Killer5349[/url][/b] [quote][b]UPDATE: [/b] I think I have debunked my original theory. The symbols appear to be random, as demonstrated [url=http://i45.tinypic.com/2mh5rhl.png]here[/url]. Sad, but maybe there is something else to these terminals. We should look through the terminals to see what we find. The secret of Sandtrap still is out there.[/quote] [Edited on 07.12.2012 10:50 AM PDT]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] GrandmasterNinja Those geomantic figures are SOO DAMN FAMILIAR!!!! Awesome job guys. *thread saved*[/quote] Alot of the new titles ARE geomantic figures!
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] orlando1971 Read the bottom of the OP, I updated it. Anyone have any other ideas for things we could look at in the terminals? Might as well do it while we are here.[/quote] [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] SPAR7ANB71 This revival has brought me back to [url=http://www.bungie.net/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=71387945]this[/url] thread. When I read that an unfound easter egg appears only on a certain day, I thought, what if the necessary glyphs only appear on a certain day? This would certainly explain why no one has ever attempted this before.[/quote] It would be a lot of work to try this though. Someone would have to disconnect from Live, change the date on there Xbox, get to the terminal, and check if the symbols have changed. For every day of the year. A group effort would make it go much faster.
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  • This should be interesting.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] orlando1971 Read the bottom of the OP, I updated it. Anyone have any other ideas for things we could look at in the terminals? Might as well do it while we are here.[/quote] Does anyone know the backstory behind what is said in the terminals? Or is it just random jibber jabber?
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  • Read the bottom of the OP, I updated it. Anyone have any other ideas for things we could look at in the terminals? Might as well do it while we are here.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] spawn031 It's back. But...! Bnet never fails to amuse. That Sandtrap thread was terribly long. I mean [i]long[/i].[/quote] Hahaha, it really was. I got quite a kick out of that thread though.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Arbiter 739 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Killer5349 [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GXVxhITQ5c]Here you guys are[/url], a video of the terminals, although I didn't take the time to slow it down or anything. Mostly because its almost 3 in the morning and I don't feel like doing much work.[/quote] [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GXVxhITQ5c]Fixed that weird youtube link of yours.[/url][/quote] Thanks, but now this thread finally has some footage of the terminal
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  • Bigger than the Megg? Impossible! Nothing could beat an extremely complicated routine leading to a room guarded by invincible pissed off marines. Tribute Room was a joke compared to the Megg. As for Latin, boy I wish I had studied that. Perhaps I may be wrong and this is bigger than the Megg! [Edited on 07.12.2012 7:39 AM PDT]
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  • Those geomantic figures are SOO DAMN FAMILIAR!!!! Awesome job guys. *thread saved*
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] im am b0red [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] some1 with guns Take the dark squares and translate them. I'll try it. EDIT: Here's what I tried: Instead of translating the first symbol as "Via", I translated the opposite symbol. The dark squares. The first word would be "populus" instead. The dark words translate to: Populus, Carcer, Acquisito, Fortuna Major, Puella, Caput, Draconis, Conjunctio [/quote] SWEET MOTHER OF GOD WE HAVE A CONSPIRACY!!!!!!!! Those words you translated are some of the 16 geomantic figures... that look like [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geomantic_figures ]this!!!!![/url] oddly similar to some of the new avatars dont you think?[/quote] [b][u]Populus:[/u][/b] Latin for "the People". The figure resembles a bird's eye view of a group of people. The figure can mean that the outcome is based on the people of the situation, or represents a large number of people or peers. [b][u]Carcer:[/u][/b] Latin for "the Prison". The figure is the outline of an enclosure, a link in a chain, or prison cell. It is usually bad in situations and denotes delays, setbacks, or bindings. Astrologically it is associated with Capricorn and Saturn retrograde; its inner and outer element is earth. It refers to immobility, and also thereby strength. Depending on the question it could indicate a restriction or a source of willpower. [b][u]Acquisito:[/u][/b] Latin for "Gain". The figure resembles two bowls or cups turned upright. It is good in almost all situations, especially for getting and obtaining things [b][u]Fortuna Major:[/b][/u] Latin for "the Greater Fortune". The figure resembles blessings growing from the earth and being fruitful in the air. It is good in all situations in a best case scenario sense and represents great good fortune, especially in beginnings. [b][u]Puella:[/b][/u] Latin for "the Girl". The figure is to resemble the -blam!- or a woman with exaggerated breasts. It is good in most situations, especially with women, beauty, or feminine situations. [u][b]Caput and Draconis go together to mean:[/b][/u] Latin for "the Head of the Dragon". The figure resembles the astrological symbol the north node of the Moon. It is neutral figure (good with good, evil with evil) but fortunate with starting or beginning new things. [u][b]Conjunctio:[/b][/u] Latin for "the Conjunction". The figure resembles a crossroads or joining of two figures. The sign is neutral in meaning (good in good things, evil in evil), but good with joining or recovering things, especially marriage or relationships. Astrologically it is associated with Virgo and Mercury retrograde. It represents a combination of forces, for good or ill. Link is being a bit derpy, just search for the geomantic figures... [Edited on 07.12.2012 3:49 AM PDT]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] some1 with guns Take the dark squares and translate them. I'll try it. EDIT: Here's what I tried: Instead of translating the first symbol as "Via", I translated the opposite symbol. The dark squares. The first word would be "populus" instead. The dark words translate to: Populus, Carcer, Acquisito, Fortuna Major, Puella, Caput, Draconis, Conjunctio [/quote] SWEET MOTHER OF GOD WE HAVE A CONSPIRACY!!!!!!!! Those words you translated are some of the 16 geomantic figures... that look like [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geomantic_figures ]this!!!!![/url] oddly similar to some of the new avatars dont you think? [Edited on 07.12.2012 3:48 AM PDT]
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  • Oh no not again.
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  • On youtube with the HTML5 viewer you can slow down the video. No need for editing tools.
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  • Watched the first terminal... no go... the symbols are random Good idea but your princess is in another castle. [Edited on 07.12.2012 12:41 AM PDT]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Killer5349 [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GXVxhITQ5c]Here you guys are[/url], a video of the terminals, although I didn't take the time to slow it down or anything. Mostly because its almost 3 in the morning and I don't feel like doing much work.[/quote] [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GXVxhITQ5c]Fixed that weird youtube link of yours.[/url]
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  • [url=http://youtu.be/2GXVxhITQ5c]Here you guys are[/url], a video of the terminals, although I didn't take the time to slow it down or anything. Mostly because its almost 3 in the morning and I don't feel like doing much work.
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  • Destiny is and always has been Phoenix.[citation needed]
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    As I suspected, nothing but a man. - old

    NOOOOOO NOT AGAIN
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] the real Janaka There were leads to Destiny in ODST...[/quote]And markings on walls, but I don't think those are important.
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  • Me thinks your on to something... too bad i dont have H:3
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  • I like your theory.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Ghost Dear God not again[/quote]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Jose291 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] spawn031 It's back. But...! Bnet never fails to amuse. That Sandtrap thread was terribly long. I mean [i]long[/i].[/quote] And very interesting to see what other people have their personal thought on the "secret" of Sandtrap.[/quote] Did we end up finding anything? Also does anyone have a link to that thread? I wanna see it! [Edited on 07.11.2012 11:14 AM PDT]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] OuTLAw3DxJ0k3IR This has gotten interesting. Even if it is just nothing. I'm excited to see results! [/quote]You're excited to see nothing?
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  • This has gotten interesting. Even if it is just nothing. I'm excited to see results!
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] orlando1971 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Noob Eater1053 Intresting, however, I'm not doing that. Could you update the post when someone does? Nice idea though Op! I would of never thought of that...[/quote] I will! And can someone at least tell me if they are working on the video?[/quote] I am. I'm almost done.
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