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09-10-12, 07:20 PM
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An apparent countdown has appeared on RPG developer Obsidian‚??s site (http://www.obsidian.net/). It depicts a number four in the middle of a serpent eating its own tail (reminiscent of the Norse Jormungandr or Classical Ouroboros). The caption beneath reads: ‚??What do the words mean? Nothing. The Dirge of E√*r Glanfath is sound without form, a lone voice crying out in mourning because it must.‚??

A quick search reveals that there is no such place or person as E√*r Glanfath, real or fictional. However, ‚??Glanfath‚?? bears a striking resemblance to a form of the Irish verb glan, ‚??glanfaidh,‚?? which means to clean or to clear. Similarly, E√*r is similar to √?ire, the native Gaelic name of Ireland. And a dirge is traditionally a song for the dead.

Clicking on the number sends you to a forum (http://forums.obsidian.net/forum/87-project-x/) for ‚??Project X Speculation & Discussion.‚?? We‚??re guessing that Obsidian may be working on some kind of Irish/Gaelic-themed project ‚?? likely a story-based RPG, based on its past work. We don‚??t know when or if the number will become a three ‚?? it may not be a countdown at all ‚?? but with four days left in the work week, it‚??s a good guess. If we‚??re lucky, they‚??ll tell us what the craic is going on this Friday

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