https://imgur.com/a/tS7VnViI found 3478 repeated 14 times in the books, but many of the other numbers which he said, such as 97664, does not show up in the books. I also noticed that 888 is the only number which has 3 repeated digits.
It's almost impossible to decrypt a lot of lines of numbers without any sort of confirmed translations or access to any kind of supercomputer. If we are going to use 'brute force' - trying different numbers combined with letters - we have to find the hints in game and use them to create a theory and then use it to solve the code. Because otherwise we will be stuck with an infinite possible ways to track the code - and that's an infinite too much to deal with!
To my understanding, we're not 100% sure what 469 actually means? The 469 could be a reference to 369, a number Nicolas Tesla seemed to obsessed with. “If you only knew the magnificence of the three, the six and the nine… then you would have a key to the universe.”
The 469 could also be a reference to a cypher machine called Enigma, do you recognize the number?
If that would be the case, it will not be easy to crack the code. For all we know, it may look like this:
[BOOK CODE] --- KEY --- [SPOKEN CODE] --- KEY --- ENGLISH
From above interview of Knightmare, TibiaBR 2010, one could wonder if he's giving hints about the beholder language (I marked it in bold);
1. Maybe Cipsoft hired a professional to create the Mathemagics and it's actually - compared to the orc language - a serious constructed language.
2. Could "Hans Christian Strakeldum" be a reference to Hans Christian Andersen? More important, are his stories of good use to understand the beholder language?
3. "whistling that loud"? A joke or an important hint?
Roleplay or a hint to decipher the behold language?
A Wrinkled Bonelord/Transcripts:
I am 486486 and NOT 'Blinky' as some people called me ... before they died.
It's 1, not 'Tibia', silly.
Numbers are essential. They are the secret behind the scenes. If you are a master of mathematics you are a master over life and death.
Our books are written in 469, of course you can't understand them.
Go and wash your eyes for using this obscene number! (response to the number 0)
The language of my kind. Superior to any other language and only to be spoken by entities with enough eyes to blink it.
Their mages are so close to the truth. Closer then they know and closer then it's good for them.
In our language the name of our race is not fix but a complex formula, and as such it always changes for the subjective viewer.
Our language is beyond comprehension by your lesser beings. It heavily relies on mathemagic. Your brain is not suited for the mathemagical processing necessary to understand our language. To decipher even our most basic texts, it would need a genius that can calculate numbers within seconds in his brain.
"Your brain is not suited for the mathemagical processing necessary to understand our language." - This might be a hint that we need some sort of program/computer to be able to decode the books due to its complexity.
"...it would need a genius that can calculate numbers within seconds in his brain." - Someone that would fit this is Arthur Benjamin, who wrote a book on Mathemagics 1993. Link: https://www.ted.com/talks/arthur_ben...oes_mathemagic
"In our language the name of our race is not fix but a complex formula, and as such it always changes for the subjective viewer." - I find this sentence particulary interesting. Because when we speak to A Prisoner in Mintwallin, we do get "complex formulas" and each person get a different one (1 out of 4):
Looking in our questlog, we also see that we have not yet completed the quest.
I read a book about Beholders (I, Tyrant) which is based on Dungeons and Dragons. They use a dice-(d)-system (which I don't know how it works), example: 4d6+9. Maybe this is what NPC Knightmare was hinting about.
The book also explain the architecture of the Beholders' lair:
"The Secret Heart: This is the beholder's private chamber. Here, the creature rests and plots its horrific schemes. It typically contains a nest of sand or cloth bedding and the beholder's favorite pieces of sculpture."
With this in mind, take a look at the area East of the Library (5), it is the only place with sand.
This is one of the newer pictures CipSoft has released on their Facebook site;
It wouldn't surprise me if we'll learn more about the old ones (Zathroth) and perhaps Mathemagics this summer.