Possibly spoiler-y discussion of deciphering the clues in the PoeParty YouTube descriptions after a…

Possibly spoiler-y discussion of deciphering the clues in the PoeParty YouTube descriptions after a cut.

So, if you’ve been following along, you know that if you take all the capitalized letters from the author quotes toward the bottom of the Poe Party YouTube descriptions and string them together, you get the following string as of today’s Chapter 10:


If you rotate that forward 8 characters, it turns into:


…with one character remaining.

The following are all the words in a standard Unix dictionary that are 4 characters long and begin with “sea”:

  • seah
  • seak
  • seal
  • seam
  • sear
  • seat
  • seax

Of those, “seal” and “seat” seem like the likeliest possibilities. Interestingly, the Poe short story “The Gold Bug” features a detailed account of a parchment that uses a similar substitution cipher, where the deciphered message ends up being this:

A good glass in the Bishop’s hostel in the Devil’s seat – forty-one degrees and thirteen minutes – northeast and by north – main branch seventh limb east side – shoot from the left eye of the death’s-head – a bee-line from the tree through the shot fifty feet out.

Later, a character in the story figures out that “Devil’s seat” refers to a particular local landmark:

While I was busied in reflection, my eyes fell upon a narrow ledge in the eastern face of the rock, perhaps a yard below the summit upon which I stood. This ledge projected about eighteen inches, and was not more than a foot wide, while a niche in the cliff just above it gave a rude resemblance to one of the hollow-backed chairs used by our ancestors. I made no doubt that here was the ‘devil’s seat’ alluded to in the MS., and now I seemed to grasp the full secret of the riddle.

I’m not sure this is going to go any further, or if I’m even on the right track, but that’s what I’ve got so far. Anyone with ideas, please share!

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