The Mountain

Episode 5

Inventory

Experiment Memo

All researcher notes are written in code.

  • Toward the end of the entry, the assistant recommends use of "le chiffre indechiffrable".
  • Googling this reveals that "le chiffre indechiffrable" is French for "the indecipherable cipher", meaning the Vigenere cipher.

Use the Vigenere table provided on the next card to decipher the messages.

Find the letter of the keyword in the left column or the top row, then find the cipher letter in the middle area. Follow that to the letter in the top row or the left column (whichever you didn't start with). The resulting letter is the actual letter of the coded message.

  1. For the first log, the keyword is "WRITEROFVOICES".
  2. The first letter is "W".
  3. Look for "W" in the left column.
  4. Follow it to the first letter of the cipher text, which is "E".
  5. From here, follow it up to the top row, which gives you the letter "I".
  6. The first letter of the plaintext message is "I".

Log 5540-A3

Using "WRITEROFVOICES" as the key to decode the researcher notes, the message reads:

  • "I HAVE HEARD THE VOICE OF TRUTH, WE ARE SO CLOSE."

Log 5541-A15

Using "OTHERPLANE" as the key to decode the researcher note, the message reads:

  • "THAT WHICH HAS MANY NAMES HAS SHOWN ME THE FUTURE. THERE WILL BE ONE WHO REBELS AND OPENS US."

Log 5545-A15

Using "VOICESTRIP" as the key to decode the researcher note, the message reads:

  • "THE DIVINE SPEAKS THROUGH ME. I AM CHOSEN."

Log 5677-B34

Using "VOICEOFLIGHT" as the key to decode the researcher note, the message reads:

  • "ROBINSON WAS IN CLOSE PROXYMITY TO THE MAIN AMPLIFIER IN ITS EARLY STAGES AND SUFFERED FATAL INJURY."

Log 6345-E22

Using "UPWARD" as the key to decode the researcher note, the message reads:

  • "THE AMPLIFIERS ARE ALMOST COMPLETE. SUBJECTS CONNECTED AS BATTERIES NOW DEAD. CONTINUE TO PHASE TWO."

Letter from Charlotte

In this letter, Charlotte instructs us on how to use the token of ash we received.

Charlotte says, "the old order has been burned away, and all its injustices have been extinguished".

  • Does this mean they burned Raven Welgram?
  • It would be funny if they had, and the token of ash we received is really some of his burned ashes.

It is her duty to stoke the fire her father sparked...

  • Flame purifies all...

Charlotte reveals that two of the sister sanctuaries of Radiant Mountain are in Washington and San Francisco.

Letter from Daniel

Why does Daniel say "his power" twice?

Daniel is now the new Raven of Radiant Mountain. Raven Welgram has been ousted.

  • Did they actually kill Welgram?

Why does Daniel say "waxing Thompson"?

  • His last name is Thomas, not Thompson.

He mentions there being other sanctuaries.

  • So this is a worldwide spread cult...

Daniel also repeats "out of the way".

Repeated phrases:

  • His power
  • Out of the way

He places periods (.) in the middle of the first sentence in the second to the last paragraph.

  • Before the word "life".
  • Before the word "communicated".

The "sentence" between the periods reads:

  • "Life will no longer be and the Twilit Age will be."

In the final paragraph, Daniel repeats the word "alone" 3 times.

Map

The map shows the different locations of the Radiant Mountain sister sanctuaries.

There is a reason this map is black.

When taken into a dark room, markers 7 (Radiant Mountain Sanctuary) and 9 (Fortress in the Corridors of Worldly Power) on the map will glow.

Notice it's at these points where all the lines intersect.

Meditation Card with Pin

This pin is the new Radiant Mountain tree symbol, even though it represents the Raven.

The front is very hard to read with the overlaying "rays".

This gives us access to the final meditation audio track.

Mural

The drawing was by Raven Welgram III.

Wow, this cult has been around for a long time, since before 1893!

The original art depiction is from the first edition of the Veridical Codex Umbra.

Daniel is insane if he's trying to follow this and say it's good.

  • It is the prophecy of the Twilight Age. (Twilit Age).
  • The Raven was remade in a new form. (He became the new Raven.)
  • The Darkness will reign supreme over all things. (The Divine is the Darkness. He will continue to let the Darkness empower all.)

Photograph

This is a photograph of Daniel as the new Raven.

  • What is with all the poison-looking veins?
  • I'm betting he let the "Divine" within him and has begun his hollowing.

Token of Ash

This is a gift from Charlotte.

According to her letter, we are meant to take this into water and use it to wash ourselves clean in preparation to receive the Divine.

Veridiction of the Raven

This pamphlet is promoting the "new and improved" Radiant Mountain way of life.

VoiceStrip

Note that one side of the strip is smooth while the other has grooves.

One of the experiment memos explains how to use this item.

By placing the end of the VoiceStrip carefully between your teeth and running a thumb or fingernail down the grooves of the strip, the voice of the Divine can be heard.

The voice says, "I'll be seeing you."

👀 I could not actually get this to work myself. I had to refer to the episode recaps for this information.