QUOTE (tasti man LH @ Apr 30 2014, 10:18 PM)

Hey, no shooting the messenger! The truth can be a harsh mistress, y'know?

And while I couldn't find the original Tweet, I DID find the FB post of the mention of Street Grimoire:

Source I won't deny that that's not much to go on, but there hasn't exactly been many explicit references or mentions of the other rulebooks (Data Trails, Run Faster, whatever-the-hell-Augmentation-5th-is-called). Take it for what you will.

Clearly it's a cipher!

Let's see... an octopus has eight legs... and coconuts are round like a zero... but no clue what "corrupted" could mean. So we've got 3 numbers, ? / 0 / 8, which could be a calendar date? Or the number of days remaining until release?

But! Turns out coconut octopi in particular are a curious species of octopi - they're one of two species of octopus known to display "bidepal" behavior!

*Two* species of octopus known for walking on

*two* legs! Coincidence? I think not! So maybe it's only 2 numbers, ? and 2! (Or possibly ? and 4, if we parse two bidepal octopi to be 2^2!)

We still need to figure out the "corrupted" bit, though! Hrrm.

I've got it! What do you get if you take an octopus, make it bidepal, and then corrupt it? You guessed, it

*Cthulhu*!

Now, what the hell does that tell us? Cthulhu isn't a number! Unless...

Aha! I've cracked it!

You see, 121 is 11 squared. Eleven is 1 and 1 which equals two. And 121 has one 2 and two 1s. 1+2 is 3 and three is C. 11 minus one is 10 and ten times 2 is 20 and 20 is T. 1+2 is 3 and 2 times 2 times 2 is 8 and 8 is H. And now it get’s spooky. 121 can be interpreted as 1×21 and 21 is U. Along the same line it is possible to interpret it as 12×1 and that is L. 121 contains 3 and 4 twice 1+2 is 3 and 2+1 is 3. 1+1 is 2 and 2 is 4 and 1+1 times 2 is also 4, so we can take 3 and 4 twice which in this case means (if you have paid attention) H and U. And what do we get if we line it all up:

CTHULHU!

Which means that Street Grimoire will be released exactly 121 days after the date that Facebook post was made! It's all so obvious now!

~Umi