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PERPLEX CITY, SEASON ONE
The search for the Receda Cube on Earth


Prime Number Cards: Playing Cards and Large Letters

Each card with a playing symbol also has part of a letter faintly printed over the card in a slab-serif font, and it's anticipated that arranging all the playing symbol cards in order will eventually depict the whole message. All symbols appear on cards with prime numbers. 54 Prime numbers under 256 are as follows:

2 3 5 7 11 13 17 19 23 29 31 37 41 43 47 53 59 61 67 71 73 79 83 89 97 101 103 107 109 113 127 131 137 139 149 151 157 163 167 173 179 181 191 193 197 199 211 223 227 229 233 239 241 251

See: List of Playing Cards for a plain list.

Chart of cards with letters

Note the groupings of playing card symbols goes Club-Diamond-Heart-Spade, from Ace to 2 (ace high), forming 13 sets of 3 letters.

Letters-on-the-cards-thumb.jpg
Clubs Diamonds Hearts Spades
Ace 211 083 151 017
I S T
K 113 053 173 023
O L E
Q 011 137 149 059
T H E
J 019 107 251 043
C U B
10 079 181 179 241
E H E
9 047 041 109 139
L P M
8 089 013 073 002
E C O
7 003 029 005 031
M B E
6 007 037 067 071
D T H
5 061 097 127 101
U N D
4 103 131 163 167
E R C
3 193 157 197 191
L A P
2 199 227 229 233
- - -
Jkr 223 239


The message reads:

I stole the Cube. Help me. Combed Thunderclap.

This message along with other hints lead us to Library of Babel subdirectory. Combed Thunderclap has used that site to communicate with us in a few flash updates.