On 5/21, the Immortal Fortress Twitter account posted the following text and image...
Another scroll, with this handwritten clue: "An underlying meaning of the crests is something that you might be taught in school. Look to these spells and keep a level head; An av’rage mind’s your most important tool." #NoStoneUnturned - @immortal4tress, 5/21 @ 5:07PMOn 5/22, the Immortal Fortress Twitter account added a color scheme for the schools of magic...
While not all mages sort the schools into chromatic scales, it doth appear this train of thought’s the next step on our trail. #NoStoneUnturned - @immortal4tress, 5/22 @ 2:14PM
- NOTE: The image is based on a color image found earlier on Reddit, but there was no confirmation that it was the correct color scheme until now.
OK, this one might be a little complicated...
Each one of the above spells has a school of magic and a level. Based on the 5th Edition spell list, they are as follows:
|Find the Path||Divination||6|
|Crown of Stars||Evocation||7|
Now, for each of the schools, you now have to look at the symbols on the eight crests, associating the color with the school as per the image shown above. Each symbol's crest has a certain number of highlights:
|Color||School||Symbol||Number of highlights|
|White||Divination||Horseshoe||2 (ends of shoe)|
|Black||Necromancy||Dot||2 (inner and outer)|
|Yellow||Enchantment||Infinity symbol||2 (each part)|
|Purple||Illusion||Celtic knot||4 (loops)|
Now here's where it gets complicated... For each one of the above spell schools do the following:
- Get the total number of levels in the spell list, if any (Illusion has none)
- Get the number of highlights from the chart above
- Take the average of the numbers. For illusion there's only one number as there are no spells, so it itself is its own average. For the others, take the average of the two values (add them, divide by two).
So, for each school, the totals are:
Abjuration: 17 spell levels + 1 highlight = 18, divided by 2 = 9
Conjuration: 21 spell levels + 7 highlight = 28, divided by 2 = 14
Divination: 36 spell levels + 2 highlight = 38, divided by 2 = 19
Enchantment: 12 spell levels + 2 highlight = 14, divided by 2 = 7
Evocation: 13 spell levels + 5 highlight = 18, divided by 2 = 9
Illusion: 4 highlight = 4, take as-is = 4
Necromancy: 8 spell levels + 2 highlight = 10, divided by 2 = 5
Tramsutation: 32 spell levels + 10 highlight = 42, divided by 2 = 21That gives you the following numbers:
9 14 19 7 9 4 5 21
Converting those to letters is:
I N S G I D E U
Which is an anagram for: