Archibald, Beatrice, and Chrysostomus were finally at the end of their journey, at the entrance of the much sought-after room. To get there, they already had sneaked past the guards, crawled through the raindeers' stables, picked locks, and tied up an elf who lay, confused, in a corner of the room.
Santa Claus's treasure, all the presents ready to be distributed, was behind that last door. Archibald tried it. It was locked.
"What did you expect?" mused the other two.
"It's magically locked, but maybe there's a key... hang on, it says something, it's etched here on the wood... maybe it's a password hint!"
"Let me see" Beatrice approached the door, then frowned and rolled her eyes. "It's that bloody Elvish script"
"I thought they spoke English -- that one does" replied Chrisostomus, pointing at the tied-up little guy.
"They do speak English," she said "but they write it in their own alphabet, and it's phonetic. It's gonna take us a while." She glanced nervously at the exit.
This is what the door said:
𐑮𐑑 𐑔𐑤` 𐑝𐑦𐑗𐑖 𐑖𐑤` 𐑚𐑦𐑠𐑕 𐑛𐑩 𐑒𐑮𐑞𐑠, 𐑖𐑨𐑮𐑢 𐑩 𐑐𐑭𐑗 𐑰𐑗𐑞 𐑚𐑖𐑥`𐑖 𐑖𐑤` 𐑚𐑢𐑒𐑮𐑜𐑠. 𐑑𐑩`𐑚𐑖 𐑛𐑧 𐑭𐑠𐑕𐑮𐑡 𐑝𐑩`𐑞 𐑑𐑪` 𐑑𐑒𐑭𐑗𐑞: 𐑝𐑮𐑠 𐑮𐑖 𐑩𐑫𐑐𐑩𐑗 𐑛𐑮𐑚 𐑘𐑨𐑮𐑖 𐑖𐑤`? 𐑛𐑭𐑗 𐑩𐑘𐑭𐑗, 𐑜𐑯𐑖 𐑑𐑒𐑦𐑙 𐑛𐑧 𐑭𐑗𐑞 𐑝𐑦𐑖𐑚 𐑗𐑦𐑖 𐑗𐑮𐑩, 𐑗𐑪` 𐑢𐑠𐑩𐑫𐑚 𐑖𐑤` 𐑔𐑤`. 𐑜𐑬𐑮 𐑗𐑬𐑫, 𐑝𐑮𐑩 𐑡𐑫𐑩, 𐑔𐑤`𐑕 𐑯𐑗𐑞𐑩𐑚𐑖𐑫𐑞, 𐑒𐑬𐑮𐑖 𐑛𐑩 𐑢𐑯𐑗𐑖𐑒𐑧 𐑛𐑰𐑖 𐑝𐑮𐑩 𐑑𐑒𐑦𐑙 𐑰𐑗𐑞 𐑰𐑖 𐑛𐑧 𐑭𐑗𐑞, 𐑗𐑩𐑫𐑖 𐑞𐑬𐑫𐑗 𐑛𐑰𐑖 𐑑𐑤`𐑞, 𐑙𐑩𐑒𐑧`𐑗, 𐑮𐑢𐑚𐑐𐑭𐑗𐑚𐑮𐑕, 𐑡𐑭𐑠𐑞, 𐑒𐑭𐑞, 𐑘𐑫𐑞. 𐑐𐑫𐑖 𐑛𐑧 𐑮𐑗𐑮𐑡𐑩𐑠𐑟 𐑪`𐑠 𐑖𐑩𐑘𐑭𐑛𐑩: 𐑛𐑨𐑮 𐑝𐑮𐑠 𐑡𐑩𐑫 𐑛𐑭𐑗 𐑖𐑤` 𐑛𐑩 𐑒𐑧`𐑞𐑩 𐑛𐑩 𐑚𐑬𐑫𐑗𐑞 𐑦𐑕 𐑢𐑩𐑫𐑠𐑞, 𐑓𐑥`𐑞 𐑚𐑖𐑩𐑫𐑗 𐑰𐑗𐑞 𐑦𐑕 𐑩𐑗 𐑨𐑮𐑗𐑡𐑩𐑗𐑖 𐑖𐑡𐑮𐑠𐑞𐑒𐑩𐑗𐑟 𐑘𐑨𐑮𐑙.
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Can you help the trio steal all the Christmas presents in the world by finding the keyword?