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Card Overview

Name: Cryptic Text
Card Type: Unique Asset
Tags: Item - Tome
Effect No
Action Yes
Reckoning No
Variants: 4

Card Front

Effect: N/A
Action: You attempt to decypher a cryptic message in the text (Observation). If you pass, you uncover secrets that could alter the fate of humanity; flip this card.
Reckoning: N/A

Card Back

Flip Title Set Flavor Text Effects
1 05
UtP Symbol - Small
You notice a message scrawled in the book's margin.

To my beloved Bess, Answer, tell, pray and answer, look, tell, answer and answer, tell. Love, Harry

Resolve one effect of your choice.
  • Recover 1 Sanity or discard 1 Madness Condition. Then flip this card.
  • You or another investigator on any space may discard 1 Condition. Then discard this card.
2 05
UtP Symbol - Small
You notice a single letter in the bottom corner of each page. You write them down in order.

ZSFALVPMFPEIGGPQPAXMEOKPZ FMEWIEPIVFZWDBLVXMMPAEO XIIPLKZSGWWCQWISEYLAVPLMY BLZPBROASAHSILUCJYBROQ WCEMPDBEIHJREPINLBHZESA WOSHKEKTFHXWYIXBVLV

Resolve one effect of your choice:
  • You may spend 1 Sanity to improve 1 skill of your choice. Then flip this card.
  • Gain 1 Boon Condition. Then discard this card.
3 05
UtP Symbol - Small
Various portions of the text are in ancient languages, but one passage stands out to you.

(Alien Text)

Resolve one effect of your choice:
  • You may spend 1 Sanity to gain 2 Clues. Then flip this card.
  • You may spend 2 Clues to advance the active Mystery by 1. Then discard this card.
4 05
UtP Symbol - Small
Inside the book, you find a page from Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass with a note in the margin.

Wonderland is closer than you think. Nothing is impossible.

Resolve one effect of your choice:
  • You may spend 1 Sanity to gain 2 Spells and discard 1 of them. Then flip this card.
  • You may discard 1 Gate of your choice on any space. Then discard this card.

Notes

  • Minh Thi Phan starts with one of these.
  • Info about coded texts (from here: [1]):
    • The coded text on #2 reads:
#2 Coded Text

YOU SHALL BE WELCOME STRANGER. BRAVE THE ABYSS THAT LIES AT THE EDGE OF SLUMBER AND WALK IN THE LANDS OF DREAM. YOU AND I SHALL STAND IN THE SHADOW OF SNOW-CAPPED MOUNT ARAN.

    • The alien text on #3 reads:
#3 Alien Text

WE SHALL SAIL ACROSS THE SKY AND GAZE UPON NEW WORLDS. COME TO CELEPHAIS, FRIEND, AND BE THE GUEST OF KING KURANES.

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