Huinárë (huinare) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

"Balin's Colony - Year Four: Day Three Hundred Seven" -- for Writing: Code

Title: Balin’s Colony – Year Four: Day Three Hundred Seven
Author: Huinárë
Characters/Pairing: Ori, Balin, Orcs
Rating: G
Warnings: n/a
Book/Source: The Fellowship of the Ring
Disclaimer: Characters belong to Tolkien.  No profit reaped by myself, aside from a wealth of intellectual giddiness.

Summary: A decoded Orc letter worries Balin.  Answering the prompt “Code.”

Foreword! The reader may, if so desired, decode the letter and post results/questions/curses in the comments.  However, since life is short, a link to the decoded letter is provided at the bottom of the drabble.

My code assumes an English language alphabet, although I have strong linguistic objections to that; I didn’t want to complicate matters overmuch.

PS - please bring any mistakes observed to my attention.  I'm way better at creating the code than actually applying it, so I might have some errors.



Cracked the code finally!  

For consonants, count back two, example B = Y.

A = I
E = O
I = U
O = E
U = A
The devil’s in the vowels:
Vowels following consonants are decoys, ignore them; only vowels beginning words, following digits, or following other vowels are legitimate.

Someone must’ve taught them.

– Ori


Ori –

Good.  I maintain they invented it themselves, mountain Orcs aren’t stupid.  Decoded letter found on fallen messenger four years ago, am uneasy.

– B


Go.W. ugex02av09og Y2988awfik19ot k03uve jut0eyl ur05ufe98o.  Uvu aqvewt07ifw24oga, h09ood02aqj pi1402uqhan00ovk yk12oq ix10ian1400udn04o.  Etef-h08enom f1929oq q17e n08eqj62ote r24uviv wak2988o r07een v1924uh24onbo; t09os03iovaw f98eiqv00one.



Tags: author: huinárë, challenge: writing: code, character: dwarves, character: orcs
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