Waking Titan/Phase 4
|Waking Titan - Phase 4|
|Waking Titan was an ARG which led to the Atlas Rises update for No Man's Sky, and has been dormant untill 18-12-2017.|
|Creator||Alice & Smith & Hello Games|
Beginning on December 28th, 2017, typing
WHOIS on the Waking Titan website returned the following:
#WHATIS1.5. In addition, the 10th glyph was made active, and linked to a Google Drive folder, which contained community-made pictures of the NMS logo in an infinite mirror.
The titles of the photos, when strung together (skipping the 00 (empty) ones), formed the hexadecimal code for
moirrr, which was an anagram for
mirror. Additionally, the hexadecimal code in the correct order for the word
mirror could be found on the bottom of the Myriad website.
Also of note was the background of the tenth glyph, which read:
Dear Elizabeth We have finished processing 10,000 passes as per your requirements. You should have them in time for the next phase. I really hope you will like the final product. Kind regards, Gail
The allusion to
10,000 passes is likely a reference to the Level 4 Atlas passes that were promised to players as part of earlier phases. The identity of "Gail" remained unknown.
On January 17th, 2018, the first CSD user received their Atlas Pass. The passes were made from cardstock, with a textured pass printed on it. The front had the text
WAKING TITAN printed, and below that the CSD category the user belonged in. On the very bottom, a series of hexadecimals reading
70686f656e6978 could be found, which, after decoding, translated to
PHOENIX. On the back, the owner's CSD-ID was written, along with a serial number stating which pass out of 10,000 the user had, and a number at the top.
It is strongly recommended to not cover up the hex underneath your signature, and to share the number above and below your CSD ID if you are in possession of a pass. Preferably with a picture of the front, as shown below. For a list of all the atlas passes currently known of, please refer to this spreadsheet. In the event you receive one of these, please share a picture of the front, and the numbers underneath and above your CSD-ID (censored bit) on the back.
Status Command Update
On January 20th at 5:44PM UTC, the output of the
STATUS command began to update:
Downloading Data...: 19:44 1- : 20:16 (32 min) 1-8 : 20:27 (11 min) 1-80 : 20:39 (12 min) 1-800- : 20:44 (5 min) 1-800-41 : 21:35 (51 min) 1-800-413-01 : 22:14 (39 min) Xxxxx X : New Line 1-800-413-011 : 22:15 (1 min) Xxxxx XX 1-800-413-0110 : 22:16 (1 min) Xxxxx XXX
Calling the provided phone number yielded an SSTV transmission (pictured below) which, once decoded, provided meteorological data for various locations.
Players found they were to order the list of locations in the image alphabetically. This yielded a sequence where
Index by Precipitation could be read off.
Using the ordered text indexed by precipitation (in
alma the second index is
o) led to the following:
CAFE BENE NINETEEN SAT
The text indicated a new livedrop would be occurring in the same location as the last one had. However, due to the old Cafe Bene closing, the
Xxxxx XXX part was added in the STATUS command update to warn players about the new venue,
Outro NYC, which opened in the same place as the Cafe Bene had been located. The livedrop was intended to occur at 7PM EST (12:00AM UTC). However, the first player from the community who set out for the drop was involved in a traffic mishap, delaying their arrival. Anticipating missing the drop's time window, the community reached out to request a time extension, and the STATUS command, which had updated frequently throughout the confusion, was updated again to approve the community's request.
STAND BY: CSD CITIZEN NOT DETECTED WARNING: CSD CITIZEN NOT DETECTED! IT'S LONELY OUT HERE TIME EXTENSION REQUESTED? EXTENTION PROPOSED: 2H30 – AWAITING CSD APPROVAL EXTENSION APPROVED, BE SAFE
After the extension was approved, a second player from the community set out to the livedrop location on livestream and met with their A&S contact around 7:30PM EST (12:30AM UTC). During the meeting, the player was handed a memo from a mysterious case disguised as a book, pictured left. After some cryptic conversation, the contact asked if they were "getting enough sleep", stating that being well-rested would be very important. After the meeting, players who had attended the livedrop met in another location and showed off the memo, speculating about it's contents and even discovering the REM Sleep connection to the letters on the memo's back. After the livedrop, the community used the livestream to look over the memo, pictured below. On the back of the memo
REMS is written. This clue, in combination with the strange question A&S asked at the rendezvous, led players to the password for the 10th Glyph,
Once the glyph was solved, the STATUS command updated to a bit.ly link to a form. Players discovered that on the sixth question on the form, entering REMS or REM Sleep (case sensitive) caused a seventh question, pictured right, to reveal itself, allowing CSD users to enter their email address to receive leftover from something called Lab 319. Players remained unclear on what exactly Lab 319 was or what it's leftovers were, however signing up seemed integral given the input is only revealed after using the REM Sleep phrase.
This page is a work in progress, and will be updated as new developments emerge.