Is it ironic that a clearnet site has been so fascinating to me lately? Don’t worry, I’ll get back to the dark web shortly, but I wanted to further explore this site a little.
On its homepage, there are a number of links to further sections of the site. For instance, if you click the glowing “text” below the scrolling message at the top, that takes you to another page, entitled “OPEN THE GATE.”
On this page, there are several different links. The two images in the center lead further into the “maze,” if you will, plus there are the three “menu options” below: “Altar,” “Terminal Connect,” and “Sacrifice.”
The top image leads to a page called “Sol_onsetx,” which, like the earlier pages, has distorted audio and flashing red lights (I think some of these pages may need a seizure warning).
Sol_onsetx contains a poem of sorts:
Nothing can escape the truth.
Since, in sooth, distinctions,
walls of severance all…
Never existed in this, our hallowed, ever borrowed-
Now, take it all off at once!
There is no in-between.
Either we all fall, or it turns
about another way, so that, one other day, another
“Let us now, in respect to our err for being, pay.”
Sol onset, sol onset…
There is yet another way…
What does it mean? I’m not sure, but it could be a reference to death, because “our hallowed, ever borrowed-Hall” could mean the human body, or our planet, which are both temporary. And “sol” in Latin means “sun,” so “sol onset” could be a reference to coming of light, or coming of day.
What do you think, guys? I’d like to hear your interpretations.
The second image on the “open the gate” page leads to yet another page with a poem, albeit in a language I don’t recognize (and apparently Google Translate doesn’t, either).
It sounds somewhat like Latin, but my first guess is that it’s made up by the author:
koiuyyle en rennas ollyucent ein
annasent tassect, tenannt scycil un reccant.
Ryuent zann einnas unn ollrac.
Tenass, aven, aveyass allya Olyuil.
Somet nac, un sol onset.
While I don’t understand the full meaning of it, I might be able to “translate” certain words. “Scycil” sounds similar to “scythe,” or “cycle”; “ein” is “on” or “off” in German; “tenannt” is very similar to “tenant”; “reccant” is similar to “recant” (as in “withdraw” or “take back”); “aven” is similar to “aver,” which in Italian means “having”; and “tassect” sounds similar to “tesseract,” which is a four-dimensional cube (like in A Wrinkle in Time).
As to putting the whole thing together, I haven’t yet. Any help here?
If you explore the abovementioned “menu options,” “Altar” takes you here:
On that page, a godlike figure exhorts: “PLEDGE YOURSELF TO ME. I AM THE END. I AM THE BEGINNING. I AM EVERYTHING YOU ARE AND EVERYTHING YOU ARE NOT. OFFER UP YOUR MEAGER SOUL SO THAT I MAY PEER FURTHER INTO THE COSMOS’S DREAM.”
I’ll pass on the sacrifice, thanks. If you click on the “god,” it takes you back to the homepage.
“Sacrifice” is one of the creepier pages, because it consists of a red background with a “hooded” figure that seems to follow your mouse cursor around:
Perhaps that’s a reference to death? I don’t know. Finally, “Terminal Connect” takes you to this page:
Further down, there are links to the different “terminals”:
Some of these I hadn’t explored yet until I wrote this. I’ll let you check these out, readers. Let me know what you find, and if you have any interpretations of the puzzles!