From season 1, the so-called keys were an important feature of wasteland2570. Players needed to find a first key to create their character, and each key correctly deciphered earns a character 1 XP (experience point).
Keys are hidden in videos and other postings, or they can even be tracked down at Aeons of Ashes live shows. But only the sharpest minds will be able to find and decipher all the keys.
Each key is represented by a glyph (looking like a sigil or rune). Some of these glyphs might completely lead you astray. But on the other hand there are players who deciphered keys based on those glyphs alone.
For each key, there is a prophecy, referring to the appearance of a key in one of the videos or be a riddle on its own. Prophecies are important to decode a key but they are not omnipresent and therefore equal valuable information. (However, information can be traded.)
In Season 2, they become even more important. From now on players were allowed to choose one key that would give you special benefits in the game. For each RPG quest one key could be activated to boost a character's skills or luck.
This was the GrandMaester's prophecy on the first five keys at the beginning of Season 1:
"Two keys you heard and saw with your eyes,
One key you heard and visualised.
One key is truly masked as stones,
One key reveals itself at dawn."
As one hint we can reveal now that they were referring to Season 1 Episode 1 - Introduction
and Season 1 Episode 2 - Digging Deeper.
And then there was another prophecy for the sixth key:
"Truth may lie beneath the surface,
Hidden in the deepest ground.
Until the key will wash away
What has been buried in the mound."
which referred to Season 1 Episode 3 - Resilience.
Thirteen keys are reported to have dropped at the beginning of Season 2. And soon, some players were burning with desire to solve the mysteries behind the new glyphs.
For one thing, because each correctly deciphered key would still earn them an XP. And then, each key give be a crucial advantage in role-play adventures. You will find out more once you have found a key.
Quite at the end of Season 2, a twentieth glyph was revealed. Some of the sharpest minds in wasteland soon discovered the key behind. So a handful of characters is now in possesion of all twenty keys. Impressive!
However, according to rumours, a twentyfirst and final key is yet to appear. Should you spot the glyph or a hint somewhere, this might be an important discovery. Maybe you should inform The GrandMaester and/other wastelanders?
You suppose you found a key? Go check!
Add a slash ( / ) and your known or suspected key behind our URL https://wasteland2570.com.
So, if you suspected the word "music" to be a key, you could check by typing wasteland2570.com/music into your browser.
If you were right you would immediately find what new benefits the key might bring.