I went back and took a look at some of the previous clues again, and one thing I noticed was the Code D message: “IT HAS COME TO MY ATTENTION THAT RESEARCH INTO POTENTIAL ALTERNATIVE BRIDGING METHODS MAY BE SUPPORTED BY THE INCLUSION AND APPLICATION OF THE LASER OPTRONIC LINEAR INDUCER ARRAY TO ACT AS AN AXIS MODULATOR FOR REGULATION AND FOCUSING AN UNKNOWN ENERGY FORM WAS DETECTED WHILST INVESTIGATING THIS HYPOTHESIS PLEASE USE CODE D 0914 TO COMPLETE THE SEQUENCE ON MY SITE”
Which essentially breaks down into:
“It has come to my attention that research into potential alternative bridging methods may be supported by the inclusion and application of the Laser Optronic Linear Inducer Array to act as an axis modulator for regulation and focusing. An unknown energy form was detected whilst investigating this hypothesis. Please use Code D 0914 to complete the sequence on my site.”
Now, there are a couple of things that stand out to me:
- Unknown energy form–what energy form? Would this be the same thing as the AI? Could this be what is being referenced by all the “watching” and “God” rhetoric we have been given? Or is it simply a reference to Xen?
- Site–right after this code, we got IRC clue #4, which decoded with the key “TERMINAL” and decoded to: “PRIMESITECOMPROMISEDRETURNBMRFLOGINHALOS” or “Prime site compromised. Return BMRF. Login HALOS.” Is this possibly a reference to the BMRF.us website (terminal.bmrf.us)? It’s currently down, but is showing the same error message that parts of the blackmesasource.com website did (nginx), so I’m hoping it will be back up soon.
I think this clue might be important, especially because it’s the last key clue we received from the puzzle, and we haven’t really used it for anything yet. Anyhow, when we got to the grilledpizza.jpg image (we still need to consider the fact that it’s called “grilled” as well–this may be important either now or later), we got this message:
"They stole the lie, as if that matters to me, HALOS is far too complete to stop now. They can’t hide there, not now, not now I have this, this holds the key to all things… they CAN’T hide from me. I will follow them, I’ll set up a link and this to remind me.
Perhaps I should hide it on the secure site, perhaps that would be best. I’ll find them though and they will pay, they will definitely pay.
Dr Marcel was right when he said, “When you’re building a cage for Satan, you don’t ask him to wait around whilst you put the doors on.”
Welsh is probably behind this, but he won’t get away with it."
That whole “key to all things” piece may be important, such as using the hashes listed on the Wiki–however, Storm said someone was close far before those were added in. Anyhow, perhaps these are the key messages–if you think about it, everything solved in the first grouping of puzzles was done without the IRC, aside from the correction to Code A. Perhaps the same can be done here?
EDIT: I took Capn_Nacho’s idea back from November of 2012:
"This kind of thing sort of hurts my head, but it reminds me of the sorts of puzzles on this site.
Just in case it ends up being pertinent, I think I’ll leave this here…
Maybe grilledpizza can be solved in the reverse of these puzzles?"
I reverse engineered the triangle puzzle using the guidelines and looked for patterns similar to the numbers we got for the puzzle name/key (1001085139140914) but didn’t get much out of it. Due to the fact that it was coded in binary, there weren’t really a lot of high numbers of black triangles, and honestly I doubt we’d be able to do much with it. But it gave me something to work on, even if the end result was moot.
I just can’t get over that image and the number sequence–Storm even calls it a “sequence” in Code D–WHAT IS IT FOR???