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I noticed that when I am on a loading screen, what looks like a feather scrolls across with some symbols underneath, like this:

Bastion loading screen

Do these symbols mean anything? Or are they just random pretty gibberish?

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I don't think there is anything to decipher from it, and this interview of Jen Zee and Greg Kasavin tends to confirm it:

What we ended up doing as sort of a compromise was to assign meaning to the uses of the alphabet where it appeared in the game. There are a number of games with their own made-up alphabets whose character sets all conveniently map to the 27-letter English alphabet and whose words coincidentally map to English words. We didn’t want to use the Caelondian alphabet as some kind of a code, so we settled for it having no direct English analog.

If you want to give it a try anyway, it seems to be always the same sequence (or sub-parts of it) repeated, and horizontally flipped for the bottom line.

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Check it out: I just flipped the second line horizontally and shifted it on the left. Two sequences appear, and sequence B contains a sub-sequence of sequence A (sequence C).

I also added a list of what I think are the different glyphs that can be found in the sequences, if that can help to decipher.

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According to that interview, the symbols are the Caleondian lyrics for the song "Build That Wall". –  Brant Jul 29 '12 at 18:19

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