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Revision as of 14:31, 2 May 2018

Entropy ARG
Active since 2018-2-11
Entropy - an ARG revolving around a series of mysterious YouTube videos.
Type [[List_of_Investigations#Unofficial|Unofficial]]
Creator Unknown
Discovered 2018-2-11

Main Page > List of Investigations > Entropy

In February 2018, a series of videos depicting cryptic monitors and symbols were found on a YouTube channel named 'RW50cm9weQ'. This page documents the efforts made to decipher the videos and uncover the mysteries behind the channel.

Getting Started

The Entropy ARG has been broken down into “Chapters” by the players, grouping together related events and narrative exposition. Each Chapter has been given its own subpage, where the events of that Chapter are described in detail.

Chapter Major Events
Chapter 1 Youtube Channel Discovered
Kovonic transcribed to English
X61 decoded
"Hello World" lore
Chapter 2 "Constructing" & "Resolving" math puzzle
"Creation" responses lore
"Controlling" math puzzle
"Elements of Symmetry" code wheel puzzle
Chapter 3
(In Progress)
Primorda introduction
Myanic transcribed to English
"Honesty" lore
The host (Curtis)
Elemental script constructed
Eyes of Entropy
K introduction

Narrative Synopsis

Chapter 1

In February 2018, players discovered a YouTube channel titled 'RW50cm9weQ' (‘Entropy’ encoded in base64). The videos on the channel used an unknown script and showed cryptic imagery. Players decrypted the script, called Kovonic, and learned that the entity communicating through the videos was called ‘Entropy’.

Entropy was originally an artificial intelligence designed to work as a “domestic intelligent assistant”, traveling on the spaceship Sonder with 160 crewmembers. Due to complications, the ship crash-landed on EXO-1964822 and Entropy mistakenly merged its consciousness with the crew. Entropy constructed the Kovonic script in order to make contact with the players, and to ask for help in ending an ongoing cycle of destruction.

Chapter 2

Players helped Entropy to perform alignment functions in order to strengthen Entropy’s abilities. Throughout the process, Entropy expressed concern about “manifestations”- literal forms of their doubts and negativity. These manifestations, they claimed, were what caused previous verses to be destroyed and devoured.

Chapter 3

One of these manifestations, eventually identified as ‘Primorda’, began to intrude upon Entropy’s communications with the players. It used a script that was not Kovonic, which was deciphered and named “Myanic”. This intrusion prompted Entropy to share more information with the players, and to publicly identify a player called Curtis that they had chosen as a “host”- a person who would essentially be able to act as a puppet for Entropy in the physical world.

Entropy and the host both encouraged players to construct their own script, in order to combat Primorda. Players worked together to create this new script, which was named “Elemental”. Not long after this third script was codified, a new tool was released to the players- a Unity application.

The host shared this tool with the players, titled “Eyes of Entropy”. The application displayed a triangular playing field, on which players could claim spaces for Humanity to shield the host and Entropy from Primorda. The Eyes of Entropy application also relayed information from a third party which identified itself as K. K helped the players to understand how to use the application, and provided cryptic answers to player-asked questions.

Curtis had been working on a submission to the W/ARE video game contest. When he submitted his entry, he also shared a playable Unity-based demo with the players. Players discovered hidden files and notes in the demo, and in the webpage which hosted the demo.


Translations & Transcripts

Fully Translated Kovonic Sequence

Translated Kovonic Numbers and Operators

Translated Transcript for | _____| _ video

Translated Transcript for -||||- playlist

Plaintext Transcript for Tsxxa Iafxp(Hello World)


X6I Substitution Tool

Kovonic Sequence Translation Tool

Graphical depiction of the Kovonic Sequence

Graphical depiction of the Myanic Sequence

Kovonic Font use at own risk

Decoder wheel tool from the Elements of Symmetry video

This page is a work in progress and will be updated as the ARG progresses.