In Ch 13, Asterion adds that Typewriters broke the hotel's ability to translate meaning due to having to type out individual letters.
Content[edit | edit source]
A crumpled up piece of paper found by your exploration team. It reads:
AqpqpqpqpQPQPQP qaZxswed W4ITINGS WRITIngs nineteen eightee nnnnnnnnn
typerite minotaUR labyrint enclosu plsklmdv skwjekmw
S E R V I C E S L E N C E S L C O S R E C E E O I S R L E D E N V E E S S I P T R R E P G N I I E G O R P R E N I L E N O L E U S E R V I C E S . E N C E . S L E C L E C E D I N E O O R . G P N I . S . I T V S S P E I . S E L R E E R N R E R G O R P . U E I L E N O L . E
Showing this to the minotaur makes his ears droop and his shoulders shrink.
He explains that a previous master had brought some publications and “the thing with buttons to imprint letters”.
Upon seeing that all the letters were the same size, he tried, in his own words, to “ make a square of words.”
He wishes not to be reminded.
Theories[edit | edit source]
Word Square[edit | edit source]
A word square is a puzzle and pastime that dates back to the ancient times. It hides words among squares or rectangles of letters. To reveal said words, one must follow one or a handful of patterns.
This is Asterion's attempt to make one of such puzzle.