Sakhmetian hieroglyphs

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From top left, ahn, ben, djo, fer, kar, kha, lat, nem, ra, saf, set, and tep.

The Sakhmetian hieroglyphs are a pictographic writing system from the Lost Desert. They appeared as a mysterious code in the Lost Desert Plot. They also appeared in the Desert Diplomacy event and in the game Dice of Destiny.

They are read left-to-right, top-to-bottom - the opposite way around to Qasalan writing. There are at least twelve hieroglyphs.

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Lost Desert Plot[edit]

Main article: Lost Desert Plot

The symbols appeared on the player's Mysterious Tablet and the fragments they had to find in the Temple of 1,000 Tombs. When translating them, by clicking the symbols in order in the plot comic, the player discovered the first prophecy. The second and third prophecies would come from translating the Sakhmetian characters into Qasalan characters.

The hieroglyphs were used to label doors in the Temple of 1,000 Tombs, the twelve scrolls in its libraries, and one could be found on the Statue of Nuria. The symbol on the statue told the player which of the scrolls they needed to use in order to hoodwink the guards to the Scroll Repository. The Repository itself used the hieroglyphs as part of their card catalogue system.

Key rings for each hieroglyph were released as plot prizes.

Desert Diplomacy[edit]

Main article: Desert Diplomacy

Among the prizes awarded for uncovering clues were the hieroglyph-sealed scrolls from the Lost Desert Plot. After finding each clue, the player was also awarded a hieroglyphic parchment. These could be translated with a Hieroglyph Dictionary from the NC Mall for a Neocash wearable prize. The parchments featured the characters saf saf, djo djo, and tep tep. If all the fragments were deciphered, the player could redeem a bonus prize.


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