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The SiIvaGunner CCC ARG was an Alternate Reality Game (ARG) hosted by SiIvaGunner contributor Xarlable. It began on December 20, 2017 with the upload of the then-unlisted video "Title Theme (Gamma Mix) - Super Mario 64" to the Super Mario 64 playlist.
The ARG was solved on December 30, 2017, and involved several fanmade games, SiIvaGunner videos, social media accounts, websites and even the tenth episode of the CCC. The reward of the ARG was "Bad Moon Rising - The SilvaGunner Christmas Comeback Crisis" (a NSFW rip).
As seen from the credits of "Bad Moon Rising - The SilvaGunner Christmas Comeback Crisis":
- Jon St. John - voice of Douk Nouk Kem
- MF PICKLE-O - Dark Souls 3 recording
- Tailszefox - arginduol Twitter bot
- atlaszodiac - arginduol profile picture
- Hinchy - Minecraft world file
- AMUNO - AMUNO movie (and taking over the CCC for a few steps)
- Kirbio - Siiver Sonata, Eternal Wind ARG steps
- VAGINEER - "anti vagineering air force 2"
- Omegalovania - the original "FACEBRIDGE" comment
- Trofflesby - Episode 10 ARG step
- Scribble1k - 7th Grand Element
- SiIvaGunner - hosting the ARG
The ARG was solved by members of the SiIvaGunner Discord in the #arg_solving channel, with results posted in #arg_findings. Below is a list of the steps found. The official "masterpost" of the ARG can be found at this link.
The ARG begins with the link in the description of "Title Theme (Gamma Mix) - Super Mario 64", which leads to a ROMhack of Super Mario 64 called 64 Grand Dad. This ROMhack involves two parts:
- Beating Bowser in the ROMhack shows the code "fbhaqpybhq.qbhxabhxxrz". Decoding this text with the ROT13 cipher produces "https://soundcloud.com/douknoukkem".
- A code in the slide level, "II.DCCXVIII", turns into the constant e in Roman numerals.
Following the SoundCloud link and searching its uploads leads to the song "DAMN", which contains a code in its spectrogram. The code becomes the Dark Souls 3 screenshot encouraging the viewer to summon a player through the game's online multiplayer. The letter "e" from the slide level was supposed to be used as a key for the Vigenere cipher leading to the Dark Souls 3 image, but it was solved using the ROT13 cipher.
After summoning the player, who was named arginduol, the player threw dungpiles and shouted at the summoner in a specific sequence. Using "." as the dungpile throw and - being a scream, the sequence gives the Morse code "...-- -.-- ...-- ...", or "3y3s".
"3y3s" leads to the SiIvaGunner rip "3y3s - beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS". The description of this rip says, "This audio file is not high quality enough.", leading to the Bandcamp version of the rip at https://gilvasunner.bandcamp.com/track/3y3-am-the-strong3st. This file says, "gg, here's the next step: qumKfbR"
"qumKfbR" refers to https://discord.gg/qumKfbR, an invite to a Discord server. In the Discord server, there is this link to a Pokémon Showdown battle. The Pokémon fight shows the Pokémon in a certain order. Taking this order and the Pokémons' Pokédex numbers and using them as octal values gives the text "le JasonFPS".
"le JasonFPS" lead to a 9GAG account at https://9gag.com/u/jasonfps. This account has 'TAke a look, yall: IMG_fppWbv.jpeg Its an image bb'. Searching imgbb (an image hosting service) with this information leads to http://ibb.co/fppWbv. Using the Polybius Square cipher on these numbers produces a link to a Minecraft Forum post: http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/show-your-creation/screenshots/2831647-my-robot-loves-to-build-brown-bricks-with-minecrap
- this is the end of the ERIOIOIRE path, but no one noticed that there was also a LAMAJ path!
- the dark souls vid wasn't posted here so: https://www.dropbox.com/s/salm4ri24hydpkk/Dark%20Souls%20III%2005.07.2017%20-%2021.22.00.03.mp4
- The fork that starts the branching paths is finally here - arginduol morse code was a step, but arginduol himself was also a step! dming the Twitter account 'nice' and '>:]' gives these 2 videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCeVHzkHPbs&feature=youtu.be and https://youtu.be/pwAAF17kwLE (h (June 18, 2017) and h (July 15, 2017))
- The second video has I Ching characters. Combining those with the letters in the video and the + and x calculations gives a hex code that leads to this page https://imgur.com/user/GrumpyGuillermo
- inside the imgur account, there is this image
- that text leads into http://ouo.io/ty71b which redirects to https://www.facebook.com/people/Ron-Walter-Jenicekinson/100018294307494
- checking the Facebook page shows a link https://mega.nz/#!09QTmJDT!Ug7Chre0mYlYyTxuQL_D4WR0hEK9ytzdXuCvEXBykXw(edited)
the filename is you-can-shut-up-now. using the password im-always-on-duty reveals that the file is actually a minecraft world. This is the level.dat of the world: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/393154598552076290/393820425613869056/level.dat
- This world is actually a Minecraft world that the team had since Christmas 2016.
- The world contains a scavenger hunt spanning 22 letters in 22 locations:
1 the top of the tengami lighthouse
2 a mermaid girl sex dungeon in the epic shack
3 the bottom of the bowflex hole
4 the xxx (18+) house
5 the nutshack at the lake
6 a floating house west of the epic shack
7 grand dad lol
8 sylv's castle building site
9 the jojo temple
10 the final room of a dungeon near the npc village
11 the top of a nether tower at the npc village
12 the jungle minecart stop
13 the last room within Nice Ice's base
14 a GoT minidungeon at the NPC tower village
15 the top of Xar's lighthouse
16 the last room of the mansion
17 the end of the invisible mep maze
18 the end of the parkour pyramid
19 the top of the sheikah tower
20 near the full minecrap text at the lakke
21 rainbow road
22 Cryptik's house (Rave-haus)
- The letters are found to be:
- The code from the world pwd1nu n 45fpuhdm8a7 sF84 and the Rail fence key (4 rails) from the other path you get the puush image: https://puu.sh/wndFm/d488a51f74.png
- Using Magic Eye on this image gives this image of Sean Connery, who is related to SCOTLAND FOREVER: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/393154791963885568/393863768960139270/canvas.png
- in 3 SCOTLAND FOREVER rips, there are pastebin links https://pastebin.com/fK0SJQ4c https://pastebin.com/KVsfKfz2 https://pastebin.com/ZCSsyba0
these are brainfuck code. when ran in the proper upload date order, they give this link http://www.awesomenauts.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=17588&sid=3854422d62df570b44373f2f254bfb78
- the album cover in the page is actually a .zip file
- opening the zip file with the password SLAM! shows that there is a corrupted COLLEGE OF SLAM image inside
- after like 24 hours of being stuck, Xarlable basically had to tell everyone what to do. By opening the college of SLAM! gif in Microsoft Paint, saving it as a .png file, and then comparing the hex codes between both the png'd gif and the corrupted png, you can find 'puzahbk 11VI'
- using rot19, that code is changed to https://instaud.io/11OB
- part of this audio has DTMF sounds, when pitching down 4 seminotes and checking through it the sounds get translated to 0113 2114 1513 0114
if you take the numbers as 01=a, 02=b, etc., you get AMUNOMAN
- taking the twitch icon from the SLAM! step as a hint takes you here https://www.twitch.tv/amunoman
- the link inside the trailer there shows a full 1 hour length amuno movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTJFXOEOx-0
- By looking at the amuno phone picture inside the Amuno Movie, you find the Steam accounts of the people in the image. by going to their profiles, they have Obama and John Coltrane added as a friend. with the hints from the amuno trailer, you can talk to Obama, who sends you to John Coltrane who has to be beaten in a 1v1 tf2 scout match
- after beating John Coltrane in a TF2 match, you're then sent to Calife for a tic tac toe battle
- after beating Calife in a tic tac toe battle, you're given a hint 'gotya, he's Indian' and sent to find on voit ton paquet (another steam user)
- after beating on voit ton paquets in Board Game Online, you're sent to FLASH (lightning mcqueen) who asks for a redhead friend
- after finding amuno and tainic's steam friend, Ginger Tablet, FLASH makes his profile public and says 'Ask the person with who everything started.'
- that person is none other than AMUNO himself - his bossfight is a quiz.
- beating amuno's quiz has him send this https://i.imgur.com/BcMT54U.png:
- Siiver Sonata is in the bottom, which is this http://www.bulletforge.org/u/kirbio/p/dong-fang-dong-yao-yin-siiver-sonata
- one of the songs playing shows base64 for this link to Hate not the Wind, Spring Blossoms ~ Eternal Wind - Touhou: Book of Star Mythology https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1uR_kzQyVY instead of the name of the song, the description says 'Go seek out the first 2 rips with this motif and...look at them a bit. Don't forget to read the channel description.'
- finding the first 2 rips with the Eternal Wind motif, elegante - CHUNITHM and Route 10 (OST Version) - Pokémon Black & White, show pieces of a link
- the full version is http://picosong.com/wsecf/ (an EXTREMELY LOUD Green de la Bean)
- that is the end of the ETERNAL WIND PATH, the touhou fangame has another step in it. the other step is beating the game and finding this https://gyazo.com/051abba79e9e6e30e0a1be5f7b03576d
- the link in the side leads to https://clyp.it/user/wzbdh5zm
- getting the key dhjdcoehutggtt from the songs for the vigenere code znpx://gnk.pp/zvxreniXx turns it into wggu://ezg.iv/gprylkbOu
- using affine cipher in the code, getting http://bit.ly/twozmdaNp and changing two to 2 gives the Christmas stopper https://imgur.com/IO92xFX
- At this point, the ARG stopped for Christmas. When it reopened on December 27, https://clyp.it/user/wzbdh5zm was changed to require a different approach and leads somewhere else. It now has https://itsssl.com/DRnHW, however this link is password protected and requires the first character of every song in the vgm guessing game's audio
- after getting the password NUT]CGoyqcgndx from the audio, the SSL link leads to https://pastebin.com/6ctnwszM
- doing this to the text in the pastebin reveals http://picosong.com/7rGM/
- Using invert phase on one of them on top of each other shows that there is a secret message hidden in the audio. that message is https://goo.gl/U9kdpd (Footprint Path 2 - Yume Nikki)
- this video asks how many memes from a list were from 4chan before being used in siiva. the answer is 2 - when emailed to the enlightenedrhombus email from the last arg, people are given 2 more images to solve https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/393154598552076290/395737271804100608/q1.png https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/393154598552076290/395737242162692096/q2.png , and are told to combine all the answers to get the next step
- was actually a hint for vimeo! which is where you'll find the account 2eggnogundertale (https://vimeo.com/2eggnogundertale) by putting the answers in the right order
- that account has the video "Metal Crusher (No Visuals Mix) - Undertale" (https://vimeo.com/230793255)
- No Visuals = Blind -> There is braille in audio format in here. When translated, it turns into 13.100230 and 2.383686
- These are coordinates for Say, Niger (a town in the country of Niger)
- searching the channel for "n*gger" reveals one video, Kramer Festive Theme - Kramer Christmas Hentai Adventure (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZqGIHS2dp0) (however this was also found by just searching for racist rips)
- a recent comment (also featured in Overworld (OST Version) - Super Mario Bros. 2 mentions Niger
- checking the account shows this video "the real Sex., Fusion Collab" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JahjZ0wvVI)
- this is in the video, it is the logo for skyrim nexus mods: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/393154791963885568/396095099190378526/unknown.png
- looking for Mr Borrow on skyrim nexus shows a mod https://rd.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/85947
- inside the mod files (other than the mod itself), there is a note that leads to "anti vagineer air force 2"
- in the description of this video, 'kcahs stsimehcla' reversed is 'Alchemist's Shack'.
This is where the Skyrim mod starts.
- the mod has, among other things, this code and another book which hints at XOR
- the XOR code needs a password to be solved (and sadly, only https://www.browserling.com/tools/xor-decrypt seems to work properly with it)
here's a recording of the last part of the mod "the siivacord arg: skyrim edition"
- for some reason, an 'i' needs to be added to the xor code after it's been solved
- When using the password applebapples on the code, and finding out what the URL piece leads to, you get http://www.mediafire.com/file/i387wbrnt89r40r (GilvaSunner's Highest Quality Video Game Rips- Volume 2 Deluxe.zip.rar)
- Vol. 2 Deluxe is a folder that has Vol. 2 with more Angry Joe, along with pictures of vegetables and a video (here is an upload of it) "Smash Bros Lawl Ultimate Character Moveset Angry Joe Reupload")
- The gadunks in the video spell out the notes CABBAGE
Opening the cabbage picture in vol 2 deluxe as a zip file shows another image, which is a pigpen cipher that says "GET LOOSE WITH IT IS A PIECE OF NONCOMFORMIST ART"
- Which leads to this deviantart page: https://getloosewithit.deviantart.com/
- Deviant art page has many images, such as our good friend Chris Pratt, and the very good boy :), but amongst those there is an image of a spoon with what seems to be binary and the caption SPOONFEED ME A HINT
- It's not binary though, as the spoon is a hint to use Spoon Language (https://www.dcode.fr/spoon-language) to get the very epic code fm1247 dvykwylzz
- Using a ROT7 cipher (or guessing with ceasarian shift) gets you the combination of fm1247 wordpress
using the first part as an account name, going to https://fm1247.wordpress.com/ shows you two posts on the blog Farzad
- one of the posts in wordpress mentions ep10 (of the CCC) and 'my wife left me'. taking these as looking for JustinRPG stuff in the episode shows code in the establishing shot of Ju'Reshoggoth:
- there is also this one, on the left side of Ju'reshoggoth's face
- combining all of the codes in the order that they appear in and using this in a mediafire url leads you to http://www.mediafire.com/file/1fds5aqulzje9q8/im+not+owned.+im+not+owned.rar
- inside is a password protected png
- going back to the wordpress posts, one of them has 31.47729489999999 and -95.00620959999998. subtracting them gives -63.5289147 (-63.52891469999999 to be more accurate)(edited)
changing each number to a letter as a1 b2 etc. z26 gives fc.ebhiadg
- this is an anagram for FACEBRIDGE if you fuck it up. using that as a password for the previous .rar file leads to this https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/393154598552076290/396827125782413312/on_voit_ton_paquet.png
btw the whole facebridge thing comes from this comment https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/393154598552076290/396827779687251978/J89ac7W.png
- hidden in the image is 'neopets' and https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/393154598552076290/396827827040944139/neopets.png
- that leads to this page http://www.neopets.com/userlookup.phtml?user=paresihram_rapper
- the description on this pet says "bQeQmeglrdVYah"
- with the DINNER BLASTER + Hotel Mario hints, you're taken to https://www.dcode.fr/phillips-cipher - when you remove the letter K, you get a link which leads to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPyP5lhUSpw. This is Bad Moon Rising - The SilvaGunner Christmas Comeback Crisis, the reward and end of the ARG. (Be warned that this video is NSFW and contains violence and racism).