Like many evenings I returned home from work tonight expecting nothing but junk mail and bills in the mailbox. I was not disappointed in that but I did find a package nestled outside of my door. This package had my name on it and, knowing that I had not ordered anything, I simply assumed it was a mail bomb from an angry ex-girlfriend or developer.
After a brief consort with my own personal bomb squad, (which may or may not be nothing more than miniatures that I talk to when I’m lonely), we decided the package was safe to open. I was treated, almost immediately, to the top of someone’s skull. It was from a developer! Who else but Mythic! It seems they’ve got another genius plan to excite us about their up coming patch. I would say mission accomplished!
There was a letter included that basically stated I had a portion of a Rosetta stone. With my stone, and those of others bestowed upon other bloggers, players can learn the name of a Nehekharan royal and earn a game code! With that code they could win one of only 5,000 “Scarab Amulets.” 1,000 amulets for each “cartouche” and they may be found on Gamespy.com, Kotaku.com, Massively.com, Mmorpg.com and Tentonhammer.com!
With that said, I give you early low-res versions of what was received. High-res versions will come when my esteemed friend arrives with something a little better than a camera phone. For those that might want the original low-res pictures see the end of the post.
Wed, June 10th Update: MMORPG seems to have received the first cartouche. The best I can tell is that we’re missing some bloggers still. Here is what I think we know: _ J H _ _ _ U _ N _ Others may have differing opinions on that.
Friday, June 12th Update: You can now solve the Massively puzzle. I did so and the key does work! I think the MMORPG one should also be solvable now.
I was also provided a map and torn journal pages! This map shows locations of special tome unlocks and possibly more. The pages are the accounts of explorers.
Update: Tome of Knowledge seems to be the recipient of another package! Thus far that makes two.
Update 2: It appears that Da’Toughest received some bones as well!
Update 3: Keen and Graev received their bones!
Update 4: Syp has received some bones as well! See them on BioBreak.
Update 5: Werit received some bones! Rainbow MMO did as well.
Update 6: Stylish Corpse got some stylish bones!
Update 7: Rivs received some bones too! The Raven God Blesses Us?