[Payday 2] The Obsidian Plate Deciphered!

this originally was going to be the day three and four review but it is way off track for that so now this video is dedicated to deciphering all the information revealed by the shackle thorn heist the shackle thorn heist a single day heist that can be done either stealth or loud although lock is the contractor for the heist it is the elephant now out of Commissioner Garrett’s custody who gives us information about the events that are about to go down okay gang we’ve received a communique from the elephant he claims to want to help us seems that in the early nineteen hundreds the Kotaro members stole what he calls a family heirloom this person then bought his way onto the famous shackle for an expedition bound for Antarctica his presence according to the elephant doomed the voyage from the start the familiarity of this is not a coincidence – despite the elephant’s ke genus the ship and crew were lost until recently when the wreckage was found crushed in the ice far from the original planned route a couple of miles from the wreckage they also found a mummified corpse who looks to have died rather horrific Lee and is fled along with a collection of artifacts the items recovered are going to be auctioned in secret to a select group of decadent Society types and the elephant says that one of those items will help us with the device in the kitchen there is a lot to discuss first and foremost the heist it is a smaller medium-sized indoor map with both wild and stealth objectives playing out almost identically the heist is pretty easy and can be done fairly quickly so quickly in fact that there’s an achievement to do the heist with in five minutes it is quite the enjoyable heist as I mentioned in the previous video it is based on the orchid court mansion but as we learn from the de force twitch stream the back side of it a lot of the heist is inspired by James Bond films so after hacking a few things debating the auctioneer and opening the vault what is it that we are after well this uh black tile yeah it looks confusing but don’t fret Kenny is here to explain it all to you remember that missing hexagon piece from the scribes coffer well we got it according to the in-game trophy for completing the shackle thorne heist it is called the obsidian plate and it’s description reads some things are best forgotten at least the secrets they hold undo the world of their flesh your heart to starve the darkness staring into the abyss long enough and you won’t work with the head for near the cracks and hollows the birth is good what that means is still up for interpretation but what we do know is this piece also resonates from notes played on Scarface’s piano allow me to show you a clip from my stream of my fantastic pianist skills and when you make the obsidian plate resonate we get a whole tablet of the new language thankfully we already deciphered most of it on day one so learning the missing characters becomes a lot easier the first part of the plate reads if needs must for those who are called to remake your legacy from within again it’s not really clear what this means but I think of it as some sort of message to the person seeking Baldwin’s lament something I didn’t mention on day one is that the language whilst based on English is actually read right to left I merely flipped the text 180 degrees so it was easier to read but now that there are icons involved I thought it was best to clear it up now next we have four pyramids they are pyramid of the Sun dreaming temple Great Pyramid of Cheops and great ziggurat this helps fill out our cypher now we’re only missing four letters B J V EDX to explain this next part I have to talk briefly about how substitute deciphering works basically because we have a firm understanding of the English language we know which characters appear most often throughout the language we can then use frequency analysis to figure out the most occurring symbols in a cipher and then assume them to be English is most occurring letters then through trial and error we can eventually make words and correctly identify each corresponding symbol the problem here is that numbers are a whole other problem because you can’t make a word out of a number so it becomes very hard to learn what presents one two three and so on and so forth and with such a small sample of text literally everything on this kitchen table it would be impossible so where am I going with all this well we can actually work out what symbol represents what number and even a few more things you see the four pyramids well only three of them actually exist the Pyramid of the Sun the Great Pyramid of Cheops which is Giza and the great ziggurat which is the great ziggurat of or they also each represent a different mythos the Pyramid of the Sun is Mesoamerican the Great Pyramid of Cheops is Egyptian and the great ziggurat of or is Sumerian the text underneath each are longitude and latitude coordinates meaning we can look up the real-life coordinates and then learn what each number is represented as the whole point of bringing that up is that a lot of people might be under the impression that all four temples are relevant however as I explained three of them are used as references to help decipher the numbers and as such we can find the location of the only fictional temple the Dreaming temple which is located at 47 degrees eight minutes fifty nine point six seconds south and 126 degrees 43 minutes 0 seconds west and that is the middle of the South Pacific Ocean it is actually close to point Nemo the spot furthest away from any land mass so it might be a little anticlimactic but it at least lines up with the FBI email and it is actually the location of really AB the sunken city of Cthulhu depicted in H P Lovecraft’s books so we may have caused the dream temple to emerge but we’ve actually seen the dream temple before this one painting depicting his ship in rough seas and a pyramid with a light at its peak this is without a doubt the dream temple and this painting was introduced back with the diamond heist we have a few more things to discuss from the tablet we have a set of hieroglyphics from different mythos the first is Mesoamerican specifically Aztec and it depicts two gods Tezcatlipoca and ketse court’ll who I will hear on refer to as tears and cats there is a lot to their creation myth but to cover it quickly the five sons story describes four great ages preceding the present world each ending in a catastrophe each usually caused by either tears or cats the second are for me old classic Mesopotamia in their creation myth and a mile ish time at one of the primordial beings gave birth to the first generation of deities if you remember in the previous video I mentioned the god of the sky Anu and the god of the earth and ki well time at is basically their mother well the goal of the earth and ki had a child kama duke god of the storms Maru was an extremely powerful dating and when time man went on a rampage madhu was the one who slayed her after gathering the strengths from the other day at ease after defeating her he was regarded as king of the gods ironically enough madhu quiz the name i gave myself in my own discord which you should join if you haven’t linked in the description anyway after madhu defeat a time at he forms the heavens and the earth from her divided body so far we have two creationists involving two powerful beings clashing and then the beginning of a new world which makes this last one out of place the third is Egyptian and currently there is still a bit of debate around who they are but at the moment the figures represent Bassett and Anubis that being the case there are not many myths that the guy serve on the secret red have found that involved these two deities and the themes of death and rebirth of the world so the message to take away from these hieroglyphics is still a bit vague due to the fact we can’t find a common theme between all three of these mythos so we will most likely end up revisiting this when something new comes out or if someone has a revelation moving on to the final items on the city and tablet we have another sentence that says mark of the Wachau with more coordinates looking up the coordinates on Google Maps leads you to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue aka the motherfucking White House so we don’t know what the arc of the water is but we do know what it looks like kind of another one of the paintings from the Diamonds shows three people standing in front of these weird objects in the desert if we take the shape of the Ark of the watcher and overlay it onto this painting you’ll see that it’s a perfect match so whatever this thing is it’s at the White House another part of this image involves a guy in a robe standing in front of the Ark we also have seen this image before we found it on the FBI files after Bane was taken from us sergeant Brian painter sent a copy of a crumpled piece of paper to Garrett asking if it had any importance this image had three words on it the top of it says Nebuchadnezzar the word on the forehead reads Watcher we’ve encountered the term washer a lot so we should be pretty familiar with it although we don’t know exactly what they are or what they do the final faded word on the chest reads Nephilim this is a word you most likely haven’t heard except if you watched my previous video where I used the term to name a band that segues us perfectly into a final image on the Obsidian tablet if three stick figures and the word underneath which says Nephilim better start getting familiar with that word Nephilim have many interpretations but they usually refer to as the forward the sons of gods or fallen angels the brown divers Briggs lexicon gives the meaning as Giants and that’s what we should focus on taking a look at the stick figures and comparing them to some of the paintings found throughout the game confirms the idea that these giant creatures are Nephilim and more of these references are found throughout the shackle thorn mansion one of these paintings we can heavily identify thanks to information from the shackle thorn Antarctic expedition the RSB Baldwin which we know was lost due to one of the Kotaro members stealing the Obsidian plate and boarding the vessel this image showing the ship run aground the ice with a man the original Lindenhurst revealed by Duke in the safehouse and the dogsled fleeing with a giant Nephilim in the background which we can assume he is running from we now know from shackle thorn that Lindenhurst had the astrolabe the obsidian tablet and the scribes ring that’s the one with the reflected diamond on it we also know that he died horrific we having what appears to be his heart ripped from his chest most likely from the Nephilim we saw him running from in a new painting we see the burning of the White House in 1814 and behind the building we can see a giant Nephilim which is implied to have been the cause of its destruction to give you a sense of how giant these Nephilim Tsar the White House is 21 metres tall that’s sixty nine foot four you Americans using one of the Obsidian tablet figures reveals that this particular Nephilim could be forty seven meters tall or well over 150 foot we also have images of those giant skulls and frozen corpses of Netherlands from paintings as well as the corpses of those giant creatures which we can assume to be Nephilim but they’re things and pictures are note that to us after all these could be a species long forgotten and passed however if you use certain means to get outside of the shackle thorn mansion if you go to the back and to the stairs you can trigger a lightning strike revealed by the lightning strike you can see the silhouette of a giant a Nephilim watching waiting there was another thing that was hinted at but not by the tablet but in the painting of the burning of the White House if you go carefully near the bottom left you can make out the shimmer of glasses watching this would be the dentist I haven’t really touched on him but there is a ton of stuff to suggest that he is immortal or has multiple incarnations the entire diamond trailer has his signature glowing eyes the screen at the end of Henry’s Rock and now in the shackle thorn mansion this painting of Benjamin Franklin which from certain angles who have his eyes glow the same as the dentist is the dentist’s Benjamin Franklin he could very well be the very final things from the obsidian tablet are these two constellation as icons this particular part of the veal was rewritten since it was just discovered by Moran over on the secret thread that both of these maps line up to a painting called derelict or so from the diamond heist again we’ve figured out where the imagery is from but learning what it represents is another story it’s also worth noting that one of the circles is actually the hyal triangle but what does this all mean in terms of the payday 2 story well who knows so many things are up in the air and we need a lot more information to get the answers we want and I will be there at the forefront of figuring it out so if you want to keep ahead of the game I’d appreciate it if you helped support me something as simple as a like or a sub is greatly appreciated since high-quality stuff really isn’t being supported by YouTube anymore I’ve also got the discord where you can discuss stuff and bug me as well as the twitch where I put no effort into and I can just relax and be myself and talk to you guys

100 comments on “[Payday 2] The Obsidian Plate Deciphered!”

  1. Cameron Meade says:

    I just came back to payday after a 2 year break. What. The. Fuq. Is. Happening.

  2. Crrodo says:

    wanted to try this heist out, watched the video and now i am too creeped out to do so

  3. Perturabo says:

    Payday 1 Lore: We're just a crew of dudes, stealing stuff


  4. TheJaster says:

    We want more!

  5. iwanttodie says:

    There's a new tape player on jackets desk that says some really weird stuff

  6. Encrypted Aqua says:

    I watched some of your older videos and beg you work with some people and make a hud, your animation skills are out of this world

  7. You're really unoriginal says:

    This is still a game about shooting cops, drugs,money,robbery right?

  8. You're really unoriginal says:

    What if those bloody big lads are after that stupid diamond . If the Dentist mate was watching us and he really he is is a spy he would say We’ll see soon. I hope dentist is good 🙁

  9. Okendo says:

    so much free time…

  10. Geradplayz says:

    What if bain were friends with the nephilims

  11. Mikołaj Grzesiak says:

    fun fact: the watcher on the drawing looks like he has long hair or something like that on his head. We know from video footage of Bain that he also has long hair. This ties a bit more Bain and the watcher figure

  12. Mikołaj Grzesiak says:

    another fun fact: 2:15 the description says: "Offer your flesh, your heart, to stave the darkness", 11:24 the corpse is missing its heart and a major part of its chest. Funny, am I rite?

  13. 抑郁症 says:

    How does this happen? I thought this was a "Bank-robbing simulator" why are we dealing with fucking cthulu

  14. Samuraisantaclaws says:

    13:39 is the TL;DR of this video

  15. Vincent Ong says:

    You should work for the fbi man

  16. Matej Rajtar says:

    I think Bain is the watcher.

  17. FazHound says:

    Chinese subtitles? This is unexpected.

  18. Crusader Of the internet says:

    Where do you live

  19. Red Eye Silver Fox says:

    payday is the new national treasure

  20. Doog says:

    obsidian plate is on the crystal skull type shit

  21. Ian Wichmann says:

    Secret societies, Coded messages made from unknown languages, giant beings depicted in paintings of ancient history (but most importantly the one seen alive around the shacklethorn heist.) The more i think about it, the more this whole story seems to tie up lovecraftian lore, But most lovecraft mythos takes place within newengland, specifically boston, where this heist takes place, and where that nephilm can be spotted. It kinda makes it a blatant point into where this whole story is kind of leading story wise, at least thats just how I see it

  22. Vaktuz V. says:

    If we do end up heisting at the white house, i feel we should have special outfits like the Alaskan and diamond heist, some kind of black ops gear or something, or if they are meaning for it to be a loud only heist maybe some kind of juggernaut or heavy military gear.

  23. Igor Alencar says:

    If this theory is correct and we rob the fucking Cthulhu temple in the future…. boi, Payday will get to another level of epicness and "What the fuuuck?!"

  24. Pepijn 15 says:

    Hey, what if the Necrocloaker is a Nephilim that has been stalking and playing with the heisters in their dreams throughout their life. Maybe the Necrocloaker is the leader of the Nephilims and that he lives in the Dream temple.

  25. PixelPlays says:

    after watching this video i have come to the conclusion that i will never understand what the black tablet means

  26. wee wee says:

    There is an entity in the Lovecraftian Universe called Nyarlathotep and is considered one of the most powerful entities in the entire multiverse due to his extreme amount of charisma and intellect. Nyarlathotep has a strange fascination with Earth and frequently influences it's superpowers by disguising himself as individuals known for their remarkable intellect (Ex: famous inventors, scientists, etc). I haven't seen anything on the Dentist's backstory but him being Nyarlathotep may be a possiblity.

  27. Mark H says:

    Boi we need more B A I N T H E O R I E S not this

  28. Shane Brock says:

    Im assuming none of this is on ps4

  29. Alkri kim says:

    While rewatching this, the big human figur reminded me giant clocker from nightmare maps

  30. Lunatic Eagle says:

    Holy Shit look at this guys https://www.overkillsoftware.com/games/breakingnews/ day 8 icon the mf** white house

  31. Wolf Krake says:

    Giants watching humans?
    Jesus, this game is much more then i thought it was when i bought it

  32. Dude Man says:

    how did you get out of the map
    in shacklethorne auction 12:14

  33. Neschon says:

    idk why but this is creepy for me and I will see it in my nightmares thank you

  34. themarinaraman says:


  35. Louis Pellegrino says:

    this is cool and all but I remember when payday was a game about robbing banks

  36. voschy says:


  37. Ryan Petru says:

    Hey, New email
    Check it out 🙂
    Might help you confirm about robbing a certain place in Washington, DC 🙂

  38. Chris Hope says:

    they should've had the elephant appear at the safehouse , since he knows about the device

  39. Captain Fuzznut says:

    Kataru are after the Dreaming temple now with Crimefest 2018 Day 3.

  40. RussakVF says:

    6:00 Day 3 at Crime fest Btw

  41. Extremist Avenger says:

    Holy shit, the Kataru or something else set off some energy pulse equivalent of a nuclear bomb in the middle of the Pacific Ocean today on Crimefest day 3

  42. George McGuinness says:


  43. 3Force Studio says:

    Day 3. Nuke was there!

  44. Pepper The Birb says:




  45. Metrack says:

    Payday crew a few years back: "yeah I think we can Rob a few banks…"

    Payday crew now: "yeah I think we can save the world a few times.."

  46. X Coolguy says:

    Of course cutaru is nuking the South Pacific cuthulu temple

  47. InfectedKaen says:

    did we just nuke Cthulhu ? (watching this on BREAKING NEWS DAY 5)

  48. Unlimitedsmoof says:

    5:58 isnt this where the nuke strikes in day 3 of crimefest 2018?

  49. MitchellC4 says:

    Holy fucking shit. The dream temple is where the fucking nuke went off.

  50. dTerror says:

    fate/payday fuck holy grail war ..

  51. Tamás A Nagy says:

    This video makes so much sense now with the crimefest updates! Thanks for it!

  52. Eric Barrows says:


  53. AMD Ryzen says:

    Day 5 breaking news, Kenny so far is all correct with the locations of Temple and shit, this is blowing my mind. The location in middle of nowhere is right where day 2 said the explosion is, Cthulhu is real man wtf. This game now has a story and I'm shocked. And for day their is the icon of the WHITEHOUSE,*spoilers

    plus day 6 is Mercy for the virus that infected bain. After breaking him out of the prison on day 2

  54. NighthawkPD says:

    Omg, in the new event all the temples are exploding or something, i predict it's the nephilums coming, and there will be s heist related to that now. The payday gang caused the end of the world..

  55. Sean Kenneth Sulistio says:

    This all makes sense to the new Crimefest. Middle of the pacific ocean…. the Great pyramids of cheops…

  56. maxff9 says:

    Thank you for your videos. They are very well done (maybe a bit fast sometimes), but it helped me a lot to get updated.
    Please continue !

  57. Frogben says:



  58. Frogben says:

    11:29 i'm gonna be fully honest up until now i thought that corpse was a woman's

  59. JustDeker says:


  60. SuperSovsen says:


  61. ElInspectorRicardo says:

    Damn, i wish my dentist was inmortal.
    Idk. Anyway, Nephilim boss fight when?

  62. Tacocat04 says:

    You get an achievement for paying respects at the mummified corpse


  63. Revan The Dragon says:

    I literally fucking screamed when you showed the shadow of the Nephilum on Shacklethorne

  64. Robert Hunter says:

    How do you get outside behind the mansion anyways?

  65. BelGian Shepherd says:

    5:45 so that's where the explosion from "Breaking News crimefest 2018" happened

  66. Leo Sarner says:

    Your theory on C’thulu really makes sense because in Lovecraft’s book C’thulu is referred to as the great dreamer if I remember right. The myth about C’thulu say that one day the great dreamer will wake up from where his sleeping in the Pacific and fill the world with horror and doom and whatever

  67. AzureRoxe says:

    Isn't there a Watcher mask as well?

  68. Liam Pitney says:

    Isn’t the 4th temple point where they set the nuke of in breaking news?

  69. 咖啡壺 says:

    "1600 Penn, maybe we go there for our next big score." – Breaking News Day 8

  70. Nullifier says:

    Solid Analysis

  71. elitebelt says:

    Good god this is some good fucking writing. Whoever is responsible for all of this is a god damn genius, the PayDay community never saw this coming, yet it was all there from the beginning!! Hell, the fucking DIFFICULTY MASKS themselves always hinted towards stuff like this!

  72. Domi Rusz says:

    Bain is Dead…

  73. Smaqx says:

    Could the giant creature thats held in the tank in the lab when you play Henry's Rock be one of those nepilims? Wouldn't match the size, but it just came into my mind

  74. Harry Underwood says:

    The Elephant must truly fear the Dentist, if he wants to reach out to the crew like that. Plus Breaking News shows he can either hijack the guys communications or get close without him noticing. Plus I'm really curious how come the Box parts fit together to make an Armillary Sphere, yet it doesn't really do much. Almost like we're missing something….

  75. Freddy huerta says:


  76. The Trash Man says:

    Ok, so the dream Temple, is gone, blown to fucking smithereens because of the nuke in day 03 of "Breaking News". Also, what if the huge ass cloaker in some of the heists is one of those nephilims?

  77. Dat Boii says:

    We will fight with monsters
    Like Cthulu

  78. Derpy Nube says:

    I cant believe how intriquite overkill made this. Really makes me like them more

  79. Tox says:

    A tad bit late (maybe) but what bain said during framing frame is EXTREME FORESHADOWING WHEN THEY DIDN’T FUCKING MEAN IT

  80. Misery Loves Company says:

    So the Payday 2 timeline splits into two, the dark timeline where Bain is killed, and the hero timeline where the gang saves the Bain from the evil clutches from the Dentist.

    Bain is then reincarnated as the President, just in time to slay Ganon and send him back to the Dark Realm with the all-powerful Medic Bag.

  81. Elijah Almacen says:

    Nephilim are weak shit, just use crit build or some goofy Thanatos build

  82. mr_wojciech says:

    is that language having a name or something?

  83. ARecruit Main64 says:

    I like his piano skills

  84. Antoine lol says:

    Tezcatlipoca is associated with jaguars, hurricanes, the night sky, earth, the north, sorcery, beauty, temptation, leadership, war, strife, interpersonal conflict in general.

  85. 8817 Cat says:

    I got the press F to pay respects achievement what OK from getting up frozen fucking man

  86. Junhui Xu says:

    9:20 really wanna know how are move the camera smoothly and not shake, I use Free flight camera MOD but I cant use like this

  87. Qassem Telfah says:

    Man overkill should give you prize for this video great job

  88. Goldilox says:

    I cringed so much when you pronouced נפילים as a single thing when it's a plural (and when you said נפיליםs)
    The single of that is נפיל, which is one fallen
    נפילים is, many fallen
    Also the word on his forehead is עיר, which means city, or awake in full spelling, not sure actually about the puncuation since it doesn't really match so it's kinda weird
    Anyway, great video. Keep up the good work!

  89. fgsfdsmonkey says:

    looks more like osiris than bastet, owly ne catty

  90. what Name says:

    i really thought its just about robbing banks

  91. pharaz says:

    Scp music

  92. Lightning Strike says:

    the Benjamin Franklin theory makes sense considering Dentist does mention some of his quotes during preplanning

  93. TEH P1C says:

    i saw the nephilim shit and i was like DÀAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMNNN but i somehow don't believe it til i see it myself. so i went to see it myself in the auction but the lightening didn't trigger for me at the stairs

  94. Sarcastic slob says:

    Dont tell me we gonna have a heist called "dark corners of the Earth" and its a call from cthulhu…

  95. Greg Riabov says:

    This is Gravity Falls Season 3!

  96. 6lue Already Dead says:

    I commented to some another video but in case most people don't know this all this payday lower actually ties into real life ancient mythology and real theories on how we came to be here as humans and civilization itself PP. Just look it up yourself it's actually creepy how close they are to trying to tell you the real life Siri saying ideas that are out there so maybe they know something they're trying to tell us?🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯

  97. Benjamín Répáš says:

    under white house is it

  98. Moe says:

    You're the only youtuber I've both subscribed to, and turned notifications on for. Keep up the great work :))

  99. Schimmelligesbrot 04 says:

    How do you Not have 1-2 mil subs?

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