User talk:Ferthi

Inconstant Reader[edit]

Hi, Ferthi. Just wanted to let you know I've just finished my first playthrough, am obsessed with this game, and would love to contribute to the wiki.

Was thinking of writing an "advice to a new player" sort of page — nothing huge, mostly tips for playing more smoothly and advice on avoiding doing things like locking yourself out of Iox unintentionally, insulting people you don't want to insult, or entering the endgame before you mean to. Also a Steam Achievements guide.

Oh, two quick questions: 1) Is there an easy way to reproduce the glyphs? 2) Is there any kind of spoiler tag formatting available?

I know I replied in the Discord, but in case someone else wants the answers too! Why not have a How to play Heaven's Vault page in regards to the "advice to a new player" thing, as it is going to instruct people on how to play. Such a different game but so good! The Steam achievements guide is coming soon (Achievements). I'm waiting on a reply from the dev's in regards to the images :)
There is unfortunately no easy way to reproduce the glyphs except through repetition, or potentially spoiling other words for yourself by using the player-made dictionaries found on the Useful Links page. Def have spoiler tag formatting (I just haven't added this one to the Community Corner yet I think). So you'd just put this on a page: {{spoiler|Your text here!}} and it'll appear in a seperate paragraph, like so:
Your text here!


okay, thoughts - we can hide the names of links to areas that artefacts lead to ala Site B , should we do that on individual artefact pages to stay largely spoiler-free, as some area names are spoiler-y? Or do we assume that if someone's looking up an artefact it's their own fault if they get spoiled?

Also, went and looked at the Timeline page and that should probably be the spoiler version with a "early-game" version for a spoiler-free timeline. Because I personally was really surprised when I discovered the Steel Empire. --Aramina (talk) 03:26, 26 October 2019 (UTC)

Inconstant Reader[edit]

Aramina, I've been making that change with every artefact page I edit. I'll try to catch them all.

Ferthi, I think the page Dagger may be for the same artefact as Emperor's Dagger; I've never found a second dagger on the Hermitage Moon. In that case the pages should be combined under the second title. (There's some info on the "Dagger" page that would be useful, if it's the same artefact. --Inconstant Reader (talk) 06:45, 12 December 2019 (UTC)

Inconstant Reader[edit]

Ferthi, I'd like to propose deleting the page Scrap from a Typeset Book because the inscription there is clearly wrong, and it's so wrong that I can't figure out how to correct it.--Inconstant Reader (talk) 04:28, 9 January 2020 (UTC)

Also, the page currently called To be deleted Stone Marker needs to go. I mistakenly set up a page called "Metal Marker" for the stone memorial markers you find. I wanted to change it to "Stone Marker," but that page already existed but was less complete. So I renamed that "To be deleted Stone Marker" and moved "Metal Marker" to Stone Marker temp. Once the original "Stone Marker" page has been deleted, we can rename the new page to get rid of the word "temp." Sorry for the confusion.--Inconstant Reader (talk) 04:37, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

New Font Version[edit]

Hi, I know this game is getting older now, but I just discovered it recently. In the process of working on a dictionary project of my own, I needed a font for the Ancient language. I started out trying the one here, but the alignment and spacing between the glyphs was too different from the original for my needs, so I ended up making a completely new font, but with the same mapping of glyphs to characters.

Here's an example of what I mean, for a certain well-known word:

In-game screenshot:

Rasterization of my font:

Rasterization of the current font:

If you want to try switching, the files are at You can specifically download the woff2 at

One caveat is that the glyphs are sized the same as the original in terms of how much space they take up in the em-box. This means that a ~25% larger font-size is needed for the same effect.

D0SBoots (talk) 03:05, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Hey there D0SBoots! Thank you very much, I'm going to look it over quickly and I'll let you know if we're able to :) Ferthi (talk) 18:46, 14 May 2021 (UTC)