May 7

Arcanum’s Sidhe-Gaelic language

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Arcanum’s a new webcomic (over at Thrillbent) written by John Rogers, of Leverage (from TV) and Blue Beetle (from comic books, and previously touched on here) fame. Arcanum’s sort of “24,” fighting the sinister and secret return of magic to the world. There’s “an alien language” called “Sidhe-Gaelic” therein, which is basically a dingbats font, which can be easily decoded, given enough text. Today’s issue 6 offered enough text to decode, so I took a shot at it.

What was encoded? Spoilers follow.

Issue 1, page or panel 21: “Kill them all!”

2.1 – “No mercy!” twice.

2.7 – “By the goddess!”

2.9 – “Die Filth!” / “Nng fff!”

2.12 – “No!” / “Uuuggg”

6.2 – “What’s this bullshit you’re flinging?”

“Well, isn’t that interesting?”

“I’ll forgive your impudence, as my joy at hearing the old tongue softens my mood.”

Edit: 8.19 – “Honor?”

That’s all for now. I haven’t seen what q, x, or z look like yet.

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  1. Steue November 4th, 2013 1:35 pm

    Volume 1, Chapter 14 page 17:
    “You desecrate this place”
    “Now you die”

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