13 Archetypes: Listener
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edited January 2020 in Decoding Challenges
This is challenge 5, the Listener challenge. Those who are keen of mind will find their way to a unique reward, and a place of glory. When you find your solution, enter the Passcode at https://intel.ingress.com/intel
Enoch Dalby appears to have been working on a new composition. It's still in the early stages but perhaps the Exogenous message is already coming though?
To see the results of the 13 Archetypes decoding challenge, visit https://ingress.com/decoding/13archetypes
The next challenge (Humanist) will be posted next week, at 1/13/2020 18:00+00:00.
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Anonymous caller does not have storage.objects.get access to ingress-internal-event-data/13archetypes/listener/****1x6_Listener_34706b6e-e7de-5205-8f0e-4f520b1c582c.PNG.
Cannot view challenge @NianticOfficial
Seems to be something funky with how the forum is formatting the link so hopefully this one should work
Well. That just happened.
My hopes were high after last week...
"Anonymous caller does not have storage.objects.get access to ingress-internal-event-data/13archetypes/listener/****1x6_Listener_34706b6e-e7de-5205-8f0e-4f520b1c582c.PNG."
Is that part of the challenge? (I believe not...)
Seems the forums are formatting the URL strangely but this link shortened version should work
I do so hope that is a link to rick-roll anyone that clicks on it ...
Lol not at all - I'm the puzzle designer so it's all good
Musical notes. Red notes, green starting line. Piano key, keyboard key.
Did the forum just censor the characters **** ?
Edit: yes it did (what I typed there was M F b). Good show, Niantic.
I may have miscounted and don't recognize all the musical notation beyond sharps and flats, but just because it's tedious, a simple left-to-right transcription of the notes was:
C C-C[red] D G Eflat-G C C Asharp A[red] Esharp-Enatural.-Cflat F Asharp D C-Dflat B
Edit: I do note that if the top and bottom are being played concurrently, there are missing "pause" notations throughout.
Mark after bottom-line E# is "natural" - ♮ - so it means "normal" E
For the edit: Not all notes count to 2/4 tacts either (pardon my english).
The counting is Not correct there are beats missing.
What is the password format? ;) 😘 I have something without numbers
is the answer obvious? I do not play an instrument but I looked up the notes people are saying that there is something missing? what is the format?
Dunno. But (including the pauses), the top half has exactly 14 beats, and (if I read the joined-notes and dot correctly) the bottom also has exactly 14 beats. (ie. at 2/4 time, each quarter note is one "beat"; so the E-sharp is 1/4 of a beat, the E-natural is 1/8+1/4 of a beat, and the C-flat is 1/2 of a beat).
But these 14 "beats" start getting a little bit misaligned between the top/bottom halves starting at the A-sharp on the bottom.
Which leads me to suspect that while the encoding is musical, it's not actually meant to be played musically. In which case, there are 20 "pairs" of notes between top and bottom. Which implies there is some difference between those pairs where a "pause" is noted and where there is merely empty space.
I'm still spitballing weird ideas as to what might be encoding anything, and where the so-far-obligatory "13ar" might yet appear.
Some hints maybe...? 😁
Beats start to misalign from the bottom line 3rd beat - D - only 1 beat and no space in 2/4
Does one need to be able to read music very well to solve this one? The format could be useful and maybe a hint with what to do with these notes could be useful.
@ATR0P0S how does one become the designer of the decoding challenge?
This event is a trial run of a concept so we will have to see how it goes and gather feedback. If everything works out well we can look at ways of rolling this out more. Cant say much more than that at this point really, sorry.
Well, I know that BOTH of the first notes are "middle C", and that notes are all named A through G. A note "B sharp" is nearly-identical to a "C flat", each being one semi-tone higher than a normal "B". Any octave C-to-C has 12 semi-tones, as noted on any piano/keyboard. (ie. every neighbouring white or black key is a semitone apart).
E-sharp is 1/8 of a beat; E-natural is (1/4 x 1.5) = 3/8 beats, and C-flat is 1/2 beat; together they add up to one beat. I think the lower stave only has 13 beats on it. So the number of complete beats may be a red herring.
I am wondering whether you have to read this musically - both staves together - or one line after the other. (I am basically nowhere near having anything useful at this point.)