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    Default The Abyssal Ruins (and other Ancient Legends)

    So... the Abyssal Ruins.

    This locale, accessed by Dive in four specific spots in Undella Bay, is a labyrinth filled with ancient relics and artifacts dating back to over 3,000 years ago. Traversing this underwater location requires swiftness--for something forces you back to the surface after spending too much time in the ruins' passageways--as well as intuition and much foresight, so as to see what key items and abilities one must possess to unlock deeper floors in the ruins. In the deepest chamber, there is a room containing nothing but a crown--implying that it is perhaps a throne room, and that the ruins are the remains of an ancient sunken palace, castle, or kingdom.

    Written on the walls and pillars within these ruins are various stanzas of ancient text that must be deciphered by the player.

    (After traversing through the ruins and obtaining every artifact, I did not have the energy or patience to try deciphering this text. I found a translation of the Japanese text and decided to just read that instead.)


    When put all together into a complete scripture, the text reads:

    Quote Originally Posted by The Text in the Abyssal Ruins
    Listen to King's words.
    Primes lead to truth.
    King is brave.
    King never loses hope.
    King is kind.
    King has a dream.
    King is adventurous.
    King accepts all.
    King turns 2nd corner.
    King turns 3rd corner.
    King turns 5th corner.
    King turns 7th corner.
    Have the heart of King.
    Here we praise King.
    King's light shines.
    King moves his people.
    King acts with love.
    King fought hatred.
    No king gets lost.
    Go on, brave king.

    Life is gratitude.
    Eating is receiving life.
    Good or evil isn't all.
    Do not be barbaric.
    One must not waste.
    All is precious.
    Wars create tears.

    King talks to all beings.
    Saved all from waves.
    King is hope for all.
    Think act with love.

    King defeated ③ alone.
    ④ joined King in a day.
    King called ⑤ beings.
    King is hope and future.
    The great King ⑥.

    The final stanza contains four symbols (marked as the 3, 4, 5, and 6) that are not recognizable or translatable, indicating that these symbols perhaps denote the names of people or Pokemon. Various theories exist for which symbols mean what, if this text is a legend or a prophecy, and what significance it plays in conjunction with the current popular Unova legends, as well as in a future incarnate of Black and White (that is, Grey).

    What do you make of all of this?
    Is this text speaking of events that happened 3,000 years before the events of Black and White? Is this text foretelling of events that, 3,000 years ago, had not yet come to pass? Or neither? And what relation might these ruins have to the Dragonspiral Tower that lies north of Icirrus City, or to the Relic Castle, buried in the sands of the Resort Desert?

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    In addition, this thread may also be used to discuss other Unova Legends, such as the myth concerning the twin brothers and Zekrom and Reshiram. Icirrus City is a big location for myths, as the Dragonspiral Tower, one of the oldest standing structures in Unova, looms over the city. However, various myths are found in other areas as well. Discuss each legend and how they all connect to form Unova's ancient history here!


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    WHY? WHY IS IT NOT 1, 2, 3, 4?

    Just needed to know.

    Also, How 'bout them brothers?
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    Woaaaah the Abyssal Ruins text is crazy!! I want answers. Pronto.

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    Pokemon grey is going to involve the 3 genies, as well as Reshiram and Zekrom. That makes the 5 the being called upon. I think this is hinting the Sequel to black and white.
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    The Abyssal Ruins are also in World of Warcraft.

    EDIT: Nope, the Abysal Depths are in WoW, not any ruins.
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    Well that's just peachy.

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    I'm surprised that people managed to translate the text from the Abyssal Ruins. I know that it happened a long time ago, but I'm still surprised that they did it quickly. Anyway, I don't really get what the translation is saying, but that's probably because some parts seem to be missing. If I knew what those numbers represented, I bet it would make things a little more clear. For now, my favorite myth is the Kyurem myth told in Lacunosa Town.

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    I've read that in bulbapedia forum, what kind of letter it use?

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    Man that's sick.

    I almost went crazy when I found out you could dive in this game!

    But was disappointed that you could only do it in one area of the game.

    But went crazy again when I actually dove!


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    just a bit of additions

    Listen to King's words.
    Primes lead to truth.
    King is brave.
    King never loses hope.
    King is kind.
    King has a dream.
    King is adventurous.
    King accepts all.
    King turns 2nd corner.
    King turns 3rd corner.
    King turns 5th corner.
    King turns 7th corner.
    Have the heart of King.
    Here we praise King.
    King's light shines.
    King moves his people.
    King acts with love.
    King fought hatred.
    No king gets lost. <- the words that will appear on the 1st floor's middle pillar if you took more than 190 steps to reach the middle pillar.
    Go on, brave king. <- the words that will appear on the 1st floor's middle pillar if you took less than 190 steps to reach the middle pillar. If you get this words, you will be granted access to the 2nd floor.

    Life is gratitude.
    Eating is receiving life.
    Good or evil isn't all.
    Do not be barbaric.
    One must not waste.
    All is precious.
    Wars create tears.
    Shine if agreed. <- the words that appears on the pillar on 2nd floor that allows access to the 3rd floor, this words refer to the move Flash you must use to unlock the path to the 3rd floor.


    King talks to all beings.
    Saved all from waves.
    King is hope for all.
    Think act with love.
    Act strong if agreed. <- the words that appears on the pillar on 3rd floor that allows access to the 4th floor, this words refer to the move Strength you must use to unlock the path to the 4th floor.

    King defeated ③ alone.
    ④ joined King in a day.
    King called ⑤ beings.
    King is hope and future.
    The great King ⑥.

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    I made it to the bottom and got the crown by luck. Too bad I spent all the money on TM's and items...But I looked at a map on the internet to get all the items I didn't collect.

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    That was actually quite interesting to read, I eagerly await the next instalment that expands on these myths and legends
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    I heard that in the last text the untranslatable symbols are switched between each version. That might indicate that they are talking about version exclusive pokemon (resh and zek oviously).
    I'll be really disappointed if they do nothing with this in the 3rd version. Mabye you need to go to Undella before E4 and explore the ruins? (kyurem is in giant chasm, which is in northeast unova, so we might need to go there anyway)
    Also the crown you get in the last room looks like the crown you see when Ghetsis crowns N.
    And it's annoying that you can't translate the text there. I loved reading unown script. I wonder how the japanese mamaged to translate it.

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    I always thought that Kyurem was there until i read Bulbapedia. =P

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    I've lurked around the Bulbagarden thread. http://bmgf.bulbagarden.net/f323/und...iphered-86617/ They have some very interesting theories going around.

    I personally view this writings as a prophecy. Mostly one that fortells the events in the game, but maybe also fortold for the absolute ending for the war of the brothers/their sons.

    What I find most interesting, and what let me to consider this prophecy to link to the old war is this.

    King defeated ③ alone.
    ④ joined King in a day.
    King called ⑤ beings.
    King is hope and future.
    The great King ⑥.

    Zekrom and Reshiram are 3 and 4, interchangeable in the game. And 6 is believed by some to be Kyurem, since 5 would be Landorous if we go by dex order.

    King deafeats Zekrom/Reshiram with Kyurem, but in the process the other dragon (and it's human partner hero brother/cousin) joins King.

    If I continue on with this theory, "Primes lead to Truth" would make me think Reshiram and it's human joined King, thus King and Kyurem defeat Zekrom.



    But that's just crazy theories and may very well be wrong. xD



    Looking forward to seeing this discussed further here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by srullic View Post
    I heard that in the last text the untranslatable symbols are switched between each version. That might indicate that they are talking about version exclusive pokemon (resh and zek oviously).
    Or, possibly, Tornadus and Thundurus.

    Quote Originally Posted by srullic
    And it's annoying that you can't translate the text there. I loved reading unown script. I wonder how the japanese mamaged to translate it.
    Me too. :/ It apparently was translated within a week of the game being released.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kameinu View Post
    I've lurked around the Bulbagarden thread. http://bmgf.bulbagarden.net/f323/und...iphered-86617/ They have some very interesting theories going around.

    I personally view this writings as a prophecy. Mostly one that fortells the events in the game, but maybe also fortold for the absolute ending for the war of the brothers/their sons.
    This is what I'm thinking, that it's a prophecy, not so much a legend (unless history is repeating itself).

    Quote Originally Posted by Kameinu
    What I find most interesting, and what let me to consider this prophecy to link to the old war is this.

    King defeated ③ alone.
    ④ joined King in a day.
    King called ⑤ beings.
    King is hope and future.
    The great King ⑥.

    Zekrom and Reshiram are 3 and 4, interchangeable in the game. And 6 is believed by some to be Kyurem, since 5 would be Landorous if we go by dex order.

    King deafeats Zekrom/Reshiram with Kyurem, but in the process the other dragon (and it's human partner hero brother/cousin) joins King.

    If I continue on with this theory, "Primes lead to Truth" would make me think Reshiram and it's human joined King, thus King and Kyurem defeat Zekrom.
    But then, if 6 is Kyurem, wouldn't that mean that Kyurem is king, and that it defeated one Dragon and was joined by the other?

    I think King is a person, and that 6 could also be a name... not of a Pokemon, but of a person. Possibly the player? 3 would be Reshiram in White and Zekrom in Black, while 4 would be Reshiram in Black and Zekrom in White. I have no clue what 5 can be, it sounds like it's a plural word, and it has to be relating to Pokemon or something else that doesn't have an English counterpart. So maybe... it's relating to a specific group of Legendaries? The Dragon trio? Pokemon in general?


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    From looking at that I think the king refers to the player as the door to the second floor says "Go on Brave king" if you get there in time, of course you can then "go on" up to the second floor therefore implying that your are the king.

    If it is the crown put on N then perhaps it was a place to store the crown and test N or ther person to replace him to see if they are worthy? Makes no sense if it is N since he would already have the crown.

    In all honesty I just thought it was a temple that sunk thousands of years ago and the goods inside were the treasures the civilisation left behind. Seems simple enough, temples are known in media and myth to have booby traps, the torrent could just be one of those. The people who left it could have caused it to sink and set the torrent to make sure a worthy person got the treasure.

    When I first went in I thought there was a big Pokemon at the bottom/top due to the rumbling but as i'd already pretty much memorised the 5th gen dex I couldn't think what one it could be, then I was flushed out.

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    Another thought - Possible Keldeo location in later events/games? It is part water.

    Unless we already know how to get Keldeo when it comes around.

    Also the plates presence makes me think perhaps something to do with Arceus?
    But really where are you supposed to get the plates if they're not in some obscure temple under the sea?

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    Those are the four symbols corresponding to 3/4/5/6.

    I actually had this theory a while back...it crosses into anime territory but why not?:


    Let's be crazy and say the Ruins are part of the Michina Ruins.

    King defeated ③ alone.
    ④ joined King in a day.
    King called ⑤ beings.
    King is hope and future.
    The great King ⑥.
    3 bears some resemblance to a comet (the circles are the core and the two lines are the tail) like the ones Arceus destroyed to save Michina.

    In all seriousness, 4 looks like breasts. Breasts = human. Human = Damos. Damos joined Arceus so they could give life back to Michina.

    Two possibilities for number 5:
    • 1. The King could reference Marcus, and the fish-shape could represent the Pokemon and the silver water he used to kill Arceus, with the little hook shape being the Thunderbolt.
    • 2. The King is Arceus. The fish could simply reference Pisces, as in the duo of Dialga and Palkia, and the hook could reference Giratina's claw.

    (I think number 2 is more likely)

    6 could mean anything, such as Arceus himself. However, it also looks like Marcus's headband.

    And before all that stuff, we have lines about 'receiving life' and such.

    It isn't very likely, but...yeah. New Arceus event, anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eternal Draconic View Post
    WHY? WHY IS IT NOT 1, 2, 3, 4?

    Just needed to know.
    2, 3, 5, and 7 are primes. Primes lead to truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a person View Post
    2, 3, 5, and 7 are primes. Primes lead to truth.
    Actually it's 2,3,5 and 6.

    6 is not a prime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burgermunch View Post
    Actually it's 2,3,5 and 6.

    6 is not a prime.
    Read it again.

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    Wow this is mind boggling. Amazing I really hope we learn what it means. Also I bet this is connected to the locations. Maybe in nova there were city-states that had war such as relic caste. It also is an ancient civilization.

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    I never actually cared about the text there xD

    But I think they are going to do something with this in the 3rd game

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    What I think that will happen is that...
    In pokemon Grey the 3 Genies will help you to get to Zekrom and Reshiram who are being raised by N when suddenly Kyurem Drops in and Drags them into the Giant Chasm. You then have to go there to save the world. Nifty huh?
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    Tips for anyone who wants to "translate" the characters in the Abyssal Ruins without looking them up somewhere: the runes in the ruins are somewhat hard to translate since

    1) they're read from right to left, even in the English version of the games, and contain no spaces in the phrases and

    2) the symbols "rotate," so the character for "e" on the first floor becomes the character for "d" on the second, "c" on the third, and "b" on the fourth. (one symbol, which would be "z" on the first floor, which becomes "y" "x" and "w" as you ascend, doesn't ever appear at all).

    There are also 4 numbers that appear only on the first floor (2, 3, 5, and 7) and 4 "untranslated" symbols on the fourth floor.

    Finally, as "king" is often repeated, if you look for the same 4 runes that appear next to each other in the same order often, you might want to substitute "king" in for those (or "gnik" if you are reading left to right and are planning on turning the phrase around after substituting the letters).

    About the 4 4th floor only runes, I wonder if they might relate to the Musketeer Quartet? I know that doesn't really fit with some symbols changing their locations between versions, as there is nothing version exclusive about the quartet, but those three are the only legendary group in B/W that comes in a set of 4 rather than 3 (although one has yet to become available). Alternatively, it may refer to the version exclusive legendaries (for the ones that swap between versions - "king defeated ? alone," and "? joined king in a day"), a common theory. Or they may even be the names of human characters from Unova's past rather than specific Pokemon ("the great king ?" in particular may refer to the name of a person rather than a Pokemon, so I don't see why the others couldn't as well).

    EDIT:     Spoiler:- Another theory:


    I fully expect more details of the ruins to become relevant to the 3rd Game's storyline, though, so whatever they mean, we'll probably know by the first few weeks of the release of the third game.
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