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Hishoa
10-22-2012, 01:45 AM
WP Thread (https://forums.halowaypoint.com/yaf_postst123507_-EVILAWAKENS----343i-s-ARG.aspx) -- I will try and keep this thread updated with note-worthy speculative posts as well for those too lazy to read through the entire WP thread ;)
Here's another thread on the WP forums trying to work through the ARG: link (https://forums.halowaypoint.com/yaf_postst121232_Hidden-Forerunner-Symbols------UPDATE-10-21.aspx)

Video 1
www.youtube.com/watch?v=B76QgnZcgI4

Video 2
Gallagher - YouTube

Video 3
Butterfly - YouTube

CLUES:
Glacier (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B76QgnZcgI4)

Gallagher (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXPaBUrnk7A&feature=plcp)

Butterfly (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QlL2Vbd0-M&feature=g-u-u)Although some of you think that the ReadyUpLive video, Glacier (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B76QgnZcgI4), and TheHaloCouncil video, Gallagher (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXPaBUrnk7A) are just coincidences, they are not.

Upon completing the google search "glacier gallagher (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=glacier+gallagher&l=1#)", the first page that comes up is this: Gallagher's Glacier (http://www.amazon.com/Gallaghers-Glacier-Walt-Leigh-Richmond/dp/0441272363), a book for sale on Amazon.

As you'll notice by the cover of the book (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/0441272363/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=283155&s=books): "HE FOUGHT FOR THE FREEDOM OF SPACE -- AND ALL MANKIND." Now, who does that sound like to you?

It's evident that these two worked together on this. In my opinion, it's likely that 343i or microsoft probably gave them some cash to do it. Also, for those who haven't seen, Microsoft's facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/xbox?fref=ts) has also been taken over by the Didact along with ReadyUpLive's youtube channel.


Could the 05 mean the page number of the book?...
Don't know , but the Author only wrote 5 books.
And this book was released on 5/5/55. I think they're trying to tell us something.

Wow, I missed that....

So, something about 5. Maybe something happening in 5 days?

The books cover. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-media/product-gallery/0441272363/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_images_all)



5 book review. (http://www.sff.net/people/richard.horton/aced71.htm)

Well one little thing I find interesting is the description for another of the books the author wrote...

"The other stories include "M'Lord is the Shepherd" (3100 words, If, September 1965), in which aliens monitoring Earth try to promote human development in order to help defend against another encroaching alien race, but (surprise!) get more than they bargain for when humans prove even more dangerous than the original enemy."

Might not be relevant but it does seem interesting.

Forerunner build up Humanity to fight the Precursors, only to find that Humanity ends up being the greater threat.

Reclaimers indeed.


Alright Waypoint. It appears it is time to team up and figure this out!

Here's some other quotes as the thread gets going:

343i did not make these videos. Do you think 343i would of created the second vid lol? defo readyuplive created these. Also look at the description. Thats the thing.

While 343i may not have directly made them, we have no evidence. They could be working secretly with ReadyUpLive. Just like there are with IGN.

Whatever it is, the Didact is apparently taking over a lot of things. It might be a way of them hyping up the game, its definetly plausible. IGN, RUL, Facebook, etc. Did they come out and tell us at first about the earlier ARGs?
With all of the stuff going on, secret terminal letters and codes, Didact takeovers... it seems 343i is doing something. Hype, ARG, whatever.

This is what we've been waiting for... we've gotta get a team together, just like the Master Terminals thread in Anniversary.


What the hell is going on in the second one?

Gallagher is a comedian from the 80's, whose big schtick was the 'Sledge-O-Matic'. In a parody of old infomercials, he'd bring out a huge -Yoink!- wooden mallet and smash things with it, most famously, watermelons.

As for what it has to do with the ARG, dunno yet, other than the fact that music from Halo 4 was playing in the background, and both clips so far, 'Glacier' and 'Gallager' start with 'G'.The secret terminal letter stands for 'C'.

Getting tricky, perhaps. We might be passing things up. Anything useful in those secret messages in the Bulletin? Recurring letters?

So far we have 'C', '3', 'K', and 'G', yeah? I might have missed one though, or be off.

Motherf ....

Anyone else notice the Forerunner character for '8' hidden in the lower left hand corner?

Well would ya look at that... another piece of the puzzle

Where can I got to learn the Forerunner texts?


[URL]http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/325/3/2/fr_legend_by_funkyskull-d4gwba9.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151247584606023&set=a.10150575545216023.434660.16547831022&type=1&theater)

Go nuts.


Unity's been taken over as well! (http://halounity.com/?section=home)

I think I might have found something. At the end of the BTS for the multiplayer, there is another Forerunner symbol, right?
http://imgur.com/J0q1c

http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b486/olanmills64/symbol_zpsdd5ad9bc.jpg
And this one from the weekly bulletin ...

http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/577085_10151247584606023_1278088392_n.jpg
And the one in the lower left hand corner here ...

Now, don't worry about the symbols themselves for a second, and look at the boxes they are in. It's like a puzzle. It looks like putting them in the right order depends on the shape of the box, with the one from the facebook picture being the last character in the sequence.

If anyone one else has other characters they have found, or caps of them, we need to get them in one place, put them together, and I am guessing put them into the Terminal keyboard on Waypoint.

Hishoa
10-22-2012, 01:49 AM
The second WP thread opens with this:

Hidden Forerunner Symbols?... (UPDATE 10.21)At the end of the Infinity Multiplayer video they showed a Forerunner symbol (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmOoGucyMNg#t=13m20s), similar to the symbols shown at the end of the CEA Terminals.

I'm thinking waaay out of the box here lol but could there be a hidden/secret Terminal in Halo 4 like CEA?

EDIT1 (10.16)
For those who receive emails from Xbox, we got an email titled Halo Infinity Multiplaye​r takes a leap forward (http://view.engage.xbox.com/?j=fe9816717764067a7c&m=feca167070610c7c&ls=fe3415707c640674751270&l=feb81c7877610d7a&s=fe2617777c6c0c7e741670&jb=ff5c10767c&ju=fe5c1070756d01757612&uid=95646562&tid=&r=0). Within that email, there is a hidden Forerunner symbol (http://download.halowaypoint.com/content/waypoint/assets/images/000000sec3op36516/82b019a6-39be-479b-9487-9d72a3b89ebb.jpg?uid=147021531&tid=)(right next to Microsoft Studios' logo at the bottom)... any connections? I don't know but I'll list it below.

EDIT2 (10.17)
Thanks to darthkillyou we got the next symbol (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/14565853/Pictures/classified%20%281%29.png) from the Bulletin.

EDIT3 (10.21)
We have got ourselves another symbol on Xbox's Facebbok page (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151247584606023&set=a.10150575545216023.434660.16547831022&type=1&theater)(bottom left corner of the image) with the help of MaJohn117 and RadioActivz

It looks like a puzzle piece.. that means it may not be the first letter if the code.
Exactly. The containing shape suggests horizontal connection in both directions, meaning, most likely, that this is not the first nor the last symbol sequentially.
All we have so far are these, but they're not in order as stated in the quote above:
We know for a fact 8 is the last character for this phrase, and none of the pieces still fit. So this phrase could well be 10 characters long.

C 3 K 8

Guys, keep an eye out for anything 343i/Microsoft uploads now; videos, articles, emails, images and etc.

Hey, guys!

We can determine that the "8" found on the Facebook page is the last symbol in the sequence. The right edge of the symbol has no features, thus kind of confirming that the whole string of symbols is a horizontal puzzle. Can someone extract the symbol from the picture on Facebook and put them all on a single picture so we can see if any of them fit together? From what I can tell they don't.

Hishoa
10-22-2012, 02:37 AM
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lifeexpectancy
10-22-2012, 10:00 AM
Awesome man. I've been off of WP lately but I'm down for another ARG. It just so happens I tipped my hat to I love bees at the end of my Halo 4 walkthrough on TA that I did the outline for pending the game's release. Totally ready to get hyped up with this ARG.

SeanShineYouth
10-23-2012, 06:36 PM
There's apparently a lot of info out there right now. Heres a collection of all the thing's I've seen that aren't youtube videos.

http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/25837/Has-A-Halo-4-Viral-Marketing-Campaign-Begun/

http://voices.yahoo.com/possible-halo-4-arg-appears-test-subjects-needed-8787087.html?cat=19

http://halo.wikibruce.com/Halo_4_bits


I still don't understand the "5" references or what video you guys are even referring to. Is it the Human Survival site? I haven't had time to really explore that yet. I want in on unraveling the mysteries!! lol

Hishoa
10-23-2012, 07:17 PM
There's apparently a lot of info out there right now. Heres a collection of all the thing's I've seen that aren't youtube videos.

http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/25837/Has-A-Halo-4-Viral-Marketing-Campaign-Begun/

http://voices.yahoo.com/possible-halo-4-arg-appears-test-subjects-needed-8787087.html?cat=19

http://halo.wikibruce.com/Halo_4_bits


I still don't understand the "5" references or what video you guys are even referring to. Is it the Human Survival site? I haven't had time to really explore that yet. I want in on unraveling the mysteries!! lol

Yeah, I haven't really updated the opening posts as well as I should've been. I recently switched laptops and the Waypoint threads aren't loading correctly for me. The links in the above posts will take you directly to the threads dedicated to navigating this ARG though, so if you're that invested in it, go give them a look!