I told you I would come back to Terminal 00, didn’t I?
Today I came across a new “section” of the site, which I thought it would be interesting to share.
On the main page, there’s an image with the message: “You have no chance of surviving this place. Turn back now, while there is still time.”
If you click the design in the center, it takes you to another page, called “Irentae”:
Click the design on this page, and you’ll be taken to a page with an ominous warning:
ＹＯＵ ＴＨＥＲＥ， ＴＵＲＮ ＢＡＣＫ． ＴＨＩＳ ＩＳ ＢＥＹＯＮＤ ＹＯＵ．
ＤＯ ＮＯＴ ＰＲＯＧＲＥＳＳ， ＥＬＳＥ ＹＯＵ ＷＩＬＬ ＦＩＮＤ ＹＯＵＲ ＬＩＭＩＴＳ ＳＥＶＥＲＥＬＹ
ＡＲＥ ＹＯＵ ＬＩＳＴＥＮＩＮＧ？ ＤＯ ＮＯＴ ＰＲＯＣＥＥＤ．
ＵＳＥ ＹＯＵＲ ＰＲＯＢＥ ＰＲＯＴＯＣＯＬＳ ＡＮＤ ＲＥＴＵＲＮ ＷＨＥＮＣＥ
ＣｏＳ ＩＳ ＲＡＭＰＡＮＴ．
To read the full warning, visit here: Terminal 00: Irentaex. If you click “RETURN,” it takes you back to the beginning, but who would want to do that? Anyhow, if you keep scrolling down, you’ll see another “probe,” if you will (at least I think it’s a probe).
Click that, and you’ll be taken to another probe that fluctuates and changes wildly:
If you go through this one, you’ll reach an ominous looking page called “Depth 0000 Start”:
Click the link in the center that says “Continue,” and you’ll arrive at this page, called “Depth 000”:
From here, as you can see in the screenshot, it says, “Dare you see the truth?” Below that are several links: “Grave,” “Message,” and “Retreat,” accompanied by the message, “Well? Do you see it?!”
It should seem obvious where you can go next, but if you scroll down a bit, there’s more:
The message reads:
It bleeds around you.
Mote by mote, it is revealed.
Made clearer to those without clarity.
Yet you must peer deeper still!
Look, look inward!
The word “deeper” has yet another link on it, which leads to this:
At the bottom of the page is yet another link that reads, “Deeper,” which takes you to a page called “Deeper Still”:
On the top of this page, as in the above screenshot, is a message that reads “CAN YOU SEE IT YET?” If you click on the diamond shapes spread across the page, they’ll light up, but they don’t lead anywhere. Once again, scroll to the bottom of the page, and you’ll see another link that says “Deeper.”
If you click this, then you’ll be taken to yet another page, with the repeated message, “CAN YOU SEE IT YET?” For fun, you can highlight these messages and they’ll glow. Scroll to the bottom of the page again, and there will be yet another link that says “Deeper.”
This leads to a strange page called “000 Noble,” on which you’ll see a large diamond shape:
This is not one of the “probes,” however. What’s compelling about this page is that it features some hidden text and some cryptic messages. Below the diamond shape are some black boxes which, if highlighted, reveal text:
The text reads, “But do you understand this? Because all there is to know, all there is.” Further down is some garbled text that says:
It’s c. o7mig for tis . Tem9nal.
It wl end 0. h3is fo3rv. er.
9Yu. us l. eave.
And underneath this is another “probe,” which leads back to the homepage. Aww, dang! I certainly don’t think we’ve explored the entire site yet, but this was an interesting little journey.
I should mention that if you start reading Angus’ fantasy novel Stars Bleed, which he has excerpts from on his site, some of the Terminal 00 puzzle will start to make sense, as they correspond with one another.
As I’ve said before, if anyone discovers parts of the site that I haven’t found yet, feel free to share them in the comments!