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Post by Joe 90 on Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:33 pm


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Re: Who is Wynn Ashrad?

Post by Aranho on Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:57 pm

Interesting teaser. Can't wait to see your bid!
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Re: Who is Wynn Ashrad?

Post by Slacker on Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:28 am

Colour me intrigued.

Very much looking forward to this bid Very Happy.
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Post by Monegasque on Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:49 am

woah, awesome teaser. Smile
it reminds me of the Sydney Games back in 2000,
can't wait to see more!
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Re: Who is Wynn Ashrad?

Post by Joe 90 on Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:42 pm

Who is Wynn Ashrad?
Come on people, this is not a rhetorical question!

A bit of thought, some clues I've left (they're not obvious Wink ), and google/wikipedia should help you identify our mystery... thing.

The closer you get, the more I reveal Twisted Evil

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Re: Who is Wynn Ashrad?

Post by Aranho on Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:21 pm

Wynn Ashrad? I wikied and googled it but there are no results.
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Re: Who is Wynn Ashrad?

Post by Joe 90 on Fri May 01, 2009 7:15 am

You think I'd make it that easy? You're not even looking for clues! Evil or Very Mad
It's more of a riddle, so think along those lines. Twisted Evil

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Re: Who is Wynn Ashrad?

Post by Aranho on Fri May 01, 2009 5:40 pm

Oh. I feel like an idiot. Embarassed
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Re: Who is Wynn Ashrad?

Post by Aranho on Fri May 01, 2009 5:53 pm

Hmmm....

Based on the pics of the teaser, it must be some sort of winner of some game/event.
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Re: Who is Wynn Ashrad?

Post by CraigKingOfIreland on Fri May 01, 2009 6:25 pm

Is it an anagram?

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Re: Who is Wynn Ashrad?

Post by Joe 90 on Fri May 01, 2009 8:14 pm

No need to feel stupid Aran, I intend this to take a while, and its early days yet Twisted Evil
Aranho wrote:Based on the pics of the teaser, it must be some sort of winner of some game/event.
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The pic of the teaser is... a pic of a teaser. Mostly. Any 'clues' are not necessarily on this page...

CraigKingOfIreland wrote:Is it an anagram?
Evil or Very Mad
A 10-letter anagram would be an impossibly frustrating nightmare. That's not to say I don't like TLA's though.


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Re: Who is Wynn Ashrad?

Post by Aranho on Fri May 01, 2009 9:10 pm

Nevr mind. I'll just wait then.
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Re: Who is Wynn Ashrad?

Post by Slacker on Sat May 02, 2009 3:15 am

Oooh, a clue hunt Very Happy.

The symbol in the middle could be important. Looks almost pre-historic, nordic or perhaps even a hieroglyphic.

Tried translating 'Wynn Ashrad' into a number of languages, but nothing much came up.

Maybe the little indentations in the side of the teaser have something to do with it. Or maybe I'm just over thinking this Razz.

If most the clues are elsewhere though, it's likely they'll be in Greater Arthuria's CJ I suppose... I'll have a look Smile.
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Re: Who is Wynn Ashrad?

Post by Joe 90 on Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:17 pm

Slacker wrote:Oooh, a clue hunt Very Happy.
Question

Slacker wrote:The symbol in the middle could be important. Looks almost pre-historic, nordic or perhaps even a hieroglyphic.
It's the bid logo, so I'd say its important Wink

Slacker wrote:Tried translating 'Wynn Ashrad' into a number of languages, but nothing much came up.
Just out of curiosity, which ones?

Slacker wrote:Maybe the little indentations in the side of the teaser have something to do with it. Or maybe I'm just over thinking this Razz.
Yep, you're overthinking it! The clues might be hidden, but they're hidden in plain sight.

Slacker wrote:If most the clues are elsewhere though, it's likely they'll be in Greater Arthuria's CJ I suppose... I'll have a look Smile.

It might help you understand the answer, even if you can't find it immediately.

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Re: Who is Wynn Ashrad?

Post by Slacker on Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:42 am

Some European ones, can't remember which exactly. French, German, Dutch, Swedish.

Clue? Razz
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Re: Who is Wynn Ashrad?

Post by Joe 90 on Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:22 am

All right. German is closest, but I say that only because the language I represent as "Ăscing" belongs to the germanic family of languages.

There is still a clue on this page* relating to the nature of the bid logo which noone's found yet No

*ok, the previous page then - page 1 Rolling Eyes


I should probably also say I dropped a clue right under Max's nose, and he missed it.

Enough clues for you, Slacker? Question

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Re: Who is Wynn Ashrad?

Post by Peter on Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:28 am

lols what exactly are we trying to solve here? i know its a clue, but a clue about what? maybe that'll help lols
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Re: Who is Wynn Ashrad?

Post by Peter on Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:38 am

I'm thinking the clue's in the name....

Here's what I've found
-from wikipedia, Wynn is an old English Alphabet meaning "w"
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Re: Who is Wynn Ashrad?

Post by Slacker on Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:53 am

Ah hah! A breakthrough.

The Ae at the start of Aesegeard is also Old English (Form of Germanic). Found a translator, Wynn came out as

'joy rapture pleasure delight gladness '

Nothing for 'Ashrad' though, and I still can't find the clue on page 1 >.<
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Re: Who is Wynn Ashrad?

Post by Peter on Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:56 am

lols slacker i can't figure out how that phrase would relate to the games. reading on the wiki article on wynn, here's a poem.

Bliss he enjoys who knows not pain,
sorrow nor anxiety, and himself has
prosperity and bliss and a good enough house.

The more I studied the thingy on the logo, it looked like the character shape wynn. As for ashrad, it reminds me of a middle eastern name.
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Re: Who is Wynn Ashrad?

Post by Joe 90 on Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:28 pm

Smile

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Re: Who is Wynn Ashrad?

Post by Aranho on Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:08 pm

Maybe that Wynn Ashrad is some god or some idol?
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Re: Who is Wynn Ashrad?

Post by Peter on Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:51 am

hmmmm....I think I've got it.

I was talking to joe on msn, and he reminded me of the wynn riddle. So I looked back at the first page and I noticed the TLA link on the first page. Looking at the logo, I noticed that it looked like letters on top of each other. Here is what I've got so far:

Wynn = W
the bid logo resembles Wynn
gyfrad = XRT (from Tour de simtropolis)
ashrad = ?
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Re: Who is Wynn Ashrad?

Post by woodb3kmaster on Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:35 pm

After cross-referencing the bid logo with Wikipedia, I've found that the logo is, in fact, a TLA of three runes (which I think are probably Anglo-Saxon, given the nature of Greater Arthuria): W Ë R. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any characters with those initials mentioned in Greater Arthuria, so I don't yet have an answer to the thread's title question.
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Re: Who is Wynn Ashrad?

Post by Joe 90 on Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:05 pm

woodb3kmaster wrote:After cross-referencing the bid logo with Wikipedia, I've found that the logo is, in fact, a TLA of three runes (which I think are probably Anglo-Saxon, given the nature of Greater Arthuria): W Ë R. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any characters with those initials mentioned in Greater Arthuria, so I don't yet have an answer to the thread's title question.
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Going any further than that would probably involve long-range telepathy, so congrats for more-or-less solving the riddle Very Happy
It was of course big, yellow, and right in the middle of the first post Wink
I guess I better explain myself now...



Wynn () is the Old English w-rune. In the rune poems, wynn represents joy, and celebration, something we see a lot of in the Simlympics. W is also the first letter of Witanceaster (Winchester), the capital of Ăscgeard and host of this bid.
Ash (or Ăsc) () is the Old English Š-rune, and is representative of the ash tree. In fact, the letter Ă is still known as an ash. Here, ash represents the country of Ăscgeard (literally "land of Ăsc"), and its people (Ăscgeardings), who take their name from Ăsc, the 5th century chieftain who founded the predecessor state to modern Ăscgeard.
(NB: I modified the ash in the logo to make it more anthropomorphic. It also ended up looking similar to the ˇ-rune, as Wood pointed out)
Rad () is the Old English r-rune, and represents riding, and journeys - specifically the journey that every athlete takes, the years of training and hard work, in order to earn their place as a competitor in the Simlympic Games.

So then, Who Is Wynn Ashrad?
Wynn Ashrad is the embodiment of the Simlympic spirit as it applies to all Ăscgeardings. A celebration of the best athletes in the SimWorld and beyond, who will (I hope!) travel to Witanceaster, Ăscgeard to compete for their countries in the quest for ultimate sporting glory. As the logo for the Witanceaster bid, the spirit of the Simlympics will be central to the entire event, and will be displayed and encouraged prominently across the city, and the country.



A little bit about Witanceaster...
The first settlement where Witanceaster now lies was built by pre-Roman Arthish tribes over 2,000 years ago. Seeing the site as a strategic crossing point of the Mawr, the Romans expanded and fortified the town around 80 AD, and named it Troiianum. After the Roman withdrawal of the early 5th century the Arthish reoccupied the town for a short while, arthicising the name to Caertroia, before the Cimbrian invasion saw the people of Esa drive the Arthish out of the high downs.
Again with a new name, the old-cimbric Mereburg, the town flourished under the crown of MiddansŠtna until the tenth century, when it was sacked or beseiged repeatedly by Varish vikings. By 1100 the Cimbric petty kingdoms of Ăsccynn and MiddansŠtna were united under personal union, and the combined power of the two kingdoms had ended the Varish threat. Once more, the city thrived as a major crossroads and trading centre, even eclipsing the Middaning capital Silceaster in wealth and prestige.
The Union of Lands under King TheodrŠd Sigoriend in 1352 required a new capital be chosen for the united country of Ăscgeard, and Mereburg was chosen to house the new royal court. The name was also changed again, to Witanceaster, in recognition of its new role as the meeting place of the council of elders, the Witenagemot.
Witanceaster has continued as the cultural and political centre of Ăscgeard for over 650 years, and has witnessed the Witenagemot transformed into a representative parliament, and the moves that brought the monarchy under a written constitution. It has entertained many of the most influential people of the last several centuries of European history. It has been at the forefront of the industrial revolution, and it has withstood the horror of Nazi bombings. And now, it is preparing to throw a party the likes of which we have not seen before...!





Now I've got to go and make another devilishly difficult riddle to infuriate you all with...

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