Saturday, February 16, 2013
Approximate time to solve: 13 hours
As before, users headed over to http://alphalupi.bungie.net and followed "Saturday" on the chart to get into the locked material:
Chart provided by ncsuDuncan
And as usual. You have both an output.png and a geomask.png
Coordinate. Combine. Clarify.
[Note: (x, y) visibility limited. (u, v) analysis might prove useful. v-resolution particularly limited.]
Frequency gaps detected. Additional global observatories required.
Your node will remain active for 5 minutes, but may be reactivated as necessary.
Distributed, synchronous effort required.
Unlike in previous days, the hidden message appeared to be rotating.
Because of the automation of most techniques, the rotating image was not much of a challenge to most ARG participants as they were able to solve the puzzle right after 1PM PST. Transcribed:
You have been pushed to this place, for a reason.
A cold giant shows its night face to you. Distant
moons slide past; icy little comets enslaved by a
The lightning bolts and high clouds are swept
away, and then you burrow into a sea of liquid
hydrogen that boils out of the long gash.
You put yourself on the perfect trajectory, and
for a fraction of an instant you allow yourself
the luxury of confidence. Eyes that never close
gaze everywhere and at everything. You see
them in their hiding places.
And they can see you, too.