Transcoding is the process in which a Yumi can assist you with a portal, translating their code to the portal in order
to locate the members of their tribe. Yumies form cultural associations with
other Yumies based on the similarities of their genetic traits. Each Yumi tribe is interconnected with its members with
3 or more similar genetic traits. The genetic traits are what classify a Yumi as part of a particular sub-species (tribe).
A Yumi's cultural hierarchy is networked with several tribes where a member of one tribe may also be a member of another tribe
based on the combination of genetic traits, almost like a social network. In order to understand a Yumi's cultural association, you
must pay attention to how they are genetically associated to each other. There are 6 levels in a Yumi's cultural hierarchy ranging
from "Abundant" to an extremely rare "Artifacted". A Yumi is only genetically connected to tribe members in its own hierarchy or
one level above. Transcoding ensures that you will locate and rescue a member of the Yumi's tribe, however solving the Cypher puzzle without
transcoding may lead to a member of any tribe or hierarchy.
Chapter 1 - Habitat
In order to transcode, a Yumi must first gain nether by converting into Crystal form. This is done by using the Habitat which contains its own energy
source and does not require any 'refills'. Gaining nether on an average takes approximately 6 days. The more common the traits are, the quicker a Yumi will be ready to transcode.
Once it is ready, the crystal will turn purple; you can touch the purple crystal to turn the Yumi back into Elemental form to
transcode! Each time the Yumi transcodes, it must gain nether before transcoding again. A Yumi can transcode for 60 days
during which the Yumi is 'attuned' with its dimension. Attunement means that a Yumi can telepathically contact members of its tribe
lost in the nether. As time passes, the telepathic connection weakens. Once 60 days have passed, a Yumi will lose all of its attunement
and can no longer transcode. However, this process can be paused by placing the Yumi in hibernate state.
When the Yumi first arrives in your dimension, it is at 0% nether and 100% attunement. To transcode a portal, the Yumi needs to be
at 100% nether and more than 0% attunement. In order for your Yumi to gain nether, it must be in crystal form. To request a Yumi to
take a crystal form, you must first spawn a crystal from the Habitat. Touch the Habitat to bring up the menu, then click 'Spawn'. A
white crystal will spawn near the Habitat. Touch the white crystal to bring up the menu, then click 'Open Nether'. Then touch and hold
the Yumi you want in crystal form for a couple of seconds; this will bring up the Yumi's interaction menu. Then select 'NetherForm'
and the Yumi will disappear into the white crystal. The crystal will change to a colored crystal when the Yumi begins to gain nether in the crystal.
Once at 100% nether (touch the crystal to see the nether status), the Yumi will be ready to transcode and bring other members of its tribe through the portal. To request the Yumi out of crystal form,
the Yumi must have 100% nether. Touch the crystal and select 'Elemental' from the menu. The crystal will transform into a Yumi.
How to Transcode
To begin the transcoding process, touch the Core of the Bands of Cypher and select 'Transcode'. The Core will turn green meaning it
is ready to contact a Yumi. Touch and hold the Yumi from which you wish to request transcoding. Select 'Transcode' from the Yumi's
interaction menu. The Yumi must be within 10 meters of the Bands of Cypher. Once the Yumi successfully contacts the portal, it will ask
you to balance the Cypher. You can then solve the puzzle and upon successful balancing of the Cypher, a Yumi tribe member will appear
in your dimension. When a Yumi transcodes a portal, you have 100% chance to get a Yumi from their tribe. In addition, the transcoding process requires
20-22 charges from the portal to complete. You can only transcode one Yumi at a time per portal. Attempting to transcode more than one will
result in a failure of the transcode process. Once the Yumi has transcoded, its nether diminishes to 0% and must take crystal form to
charge up the nether again.
Chapter 2 - Collective Transcode
To discover the newer tribe hierarchies, namely Splendor, Abyss, Cosmic, Intrepids and Ancients there is a mechanism called
the "Collective Transcode". To contact these species the ELE Portal requires a set number of Transcodes from current Yumies to power up
and get ready to contact the higher hierarchies. Each Yumi depending on their tribe rarity contributes a set percentage of Nether towards
the collective. Once the portal reaches 100% Nether Power, it can contact even rarer Tribes.