Decoding the Dragon 

LEVEL 1

Challenge 1: Match the letterforms

  1. n-file                                                          a 

  1. d-file                                                                 n

                                  

  1. c-file                                                                        s

  1. a2-file                                                            c

  1. s1-file                                                               d

Challenge 2: Trace the Prayer Book

With a pencil or pen, trace the letterforms in the phrase below from the Dragon Prayer Book.

Then, try to write out a few of the letters or words.







LEVEL 2

Challenge 1: Learning and Using Abbreviations

Write a word or two in English using abbreviations found in the Dragon Prayer Book, such as the abbreviations below. Then, tweet a photo of your calligraphy with the hashtag #decodingthedragon and add either @stephenfry or @Northeastern.

       ex. “(con)fessoris”

  ex. “e(us)”







Challenge 2: Decoding the Tweets

For your next challenge, decode a tweet that has already been posted under #decodingthedragon







Once you’ve decoded a tweet, you will be awarded a Dragon Prayer Book prize!

LEVEL 3

Challenge 1: Decoding the Dragon Prayer Book (Easy)

For your first challenge, decode a line from the Dragon Prayer Book with no abbreviations.




Challenge 2: Decoding the Dragon Prayer Book (Difficult)

For your next challenge, decode a moderately abbreviated line from the Dragon Prayer Book.




Challenge 3: Decoding the Dragon Prayer Book (EXTREME)

For your final challenge, decode a heavily abbreviated line from the Dragon Prayer Book.