Warhammer Online is doing something special this week in the viral marketing world and getting blogs and fan sites to work together to solve the mystery of the five cartouches. Each fansite has been mailed a bone with symbols on it that match symbols on the cartouches, a little investigative working with the other blogs/sites who got bones and you get a code you can re-deem in game for a Scarab Amulet. An item that releases a swarm of beetles all over you in true Mummy style!
Here's the official Warhammer Cartouches Mystery announcement:
It seems that Mythic is at it again with the viral marketing, this time for
Land of the Dead. Blogs and fansite runners should watch their mail, because
something just might be arriving for them from Mythic.
Here's an excerpt from Tome of Knowledge's entry:
Mythic has posted (or will post) 5 Tomb King cartouches. The only way to translate these five cartouches is to have the keys to the symbols, hence these bones. So in looking at my bones, we know the symbols for the letters “J”, “O”,“V”,“N”, and “C”. Other blogs will presumably post their own hieroglyphic codes and we’ll eventually have the solution to the 5 cartouches.
By translating these five cartouches, you’ll uncover a game code (hint: name of a long dead Nehekharan royal), you can then activate the game code on your Warhammer Account by going to: https://accounts.eamythic.com. The item you’ll receive is the Scarab Amulet. An item that releases a swarm of beetles all over you in true Mummy style!
If you're a blog or fansite and you've received something from Mythic, let us know!