Issue #2

September 1st, 2006

Happy Birthday, Artemis!

Crack the Eternity Code

Suffering from Gnommish withdrawal?

Crack the Eternity Code!

Gus One of the most unique things about the Artemis Fowl series is Gnommish, the little code that runs at the bottom of the books. Like many fans, I went ahead and decoded the the Gnommish right after I read the book.

However, the codes were dreadfully easy when a conversion chart, albeit a partial one, was provided.

Crack the Eternity Code is not as straightforward as the codes in the book. It will be challenging, but anybody with a bit of patience and logic should be able to crack the codes here.

To take part, you will need: a pencil, a piece of paper, and some patience. A set of language charts (Gnommish, Centaurean, and the unnamed "Eternian" code) is recommended. The language charts provided here are courtesy of Matt from the Artemis Fowl Confidential. A little knowledge in classical ciphers is also recommended, but not required. If you don't know anything about ciphers, do not despair! There are plenty of pages and encyclopedias on the Internet that will help, but I recommend the one from Wikipedia.

Every month a slightly different technique of encryption will be used. The difficulty level will change, but these changes will not be drastic.

If you have cracked the code, send your solution to the editor. Answers will be published in the next month's issue, along with the names of the successful codebreakers.

The following image is the code for this month. You can download it here.

The September code