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Douglas MacKrell also known as the "High Exalted Big Fish" is the creator and host of the YouTube channel, The Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel. The show is created in honor of the popular Disney cartoon-show 'Gravity Falls', and is determined to keep 'discovering, decoding, and protecting the secrets of the hit Disney TV show, Gravity Falls.' The YouTube channel was created on April 8, 2012 and is still going today. The first meeting was uploaded on October 29, 2012.

Giveaways

Three giveaways have been held by Douglas MacKrell

  • 500 subscribers giveaway [Dec 22, 2013] 133 people participated in this giveaway. (Winners: Adrian Dee, Ryan Sellars, Benjamin Plotsky, Theodore Hartrich, Rajith Weerasinghe, Zach David Dunn, Gabriel Chen, Tiffany Parsons, Gianna Hyman, Arbër Lezi)
  • 1250 subscribers giveaway [Jan 19, 2014] 101 people participated in this giveaway. (Winners: Shashwat Sharma, Richard Daniels, Caitlin Harry)
  • Give A Hoot Read A Book giveaway [Jun 8, 2014] 50 people participated in this giveaway. (Winners: Greg Hanson, Larry Wilcox, Andrew Thomsen)

'Give A Hoot Read A Book' giveaway was held through Douglas' 'Fishers of Truth Newsletter' because he disagreed with some of YouTube's giveaway politics.

Quote: YouTube has some VERY strict rules for those who hold giveaways, and I disagree with a few of their rules

The creative contest is a giveaway, in which the viewer have to draw a 'Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel' related drawing and send it to Douglas. All drawing sent will firstly be reviewed by: Bobby Timony, Joe Boyle and Pat Moss who are professional artists at Disney, Nickelodeon and Dreamworks Animation. They will all send their favorite drawings on to Douglas, who will then choose the ones with the most Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel spirit. Now, Douglas has admited that when he finally get the drawings from the artists, he will be unsure as to which to choose, he then goes on to say that he might make some other rewards. Quote I plan on selecting a few extra entries for prices that I have just cooked up over the past few weeks  Though the amount of entries to this giveaway is unknow, 9 people won. Douglas also made extra prices: One extra price for entries under the age of 10 - Tales of the Cryptides One extra price for entries over the age of 10 - Paranormal Proof Pack (Polaroide camera, film and a photo) (Winners under 10, Runners Up: Jason Karl, Dakota Keller) (Winner under 10: Nathan Drew) (Winners over 10, Runners Up: Megan Miller, Lydiachan22, Ellie Garrity) (Winners over 10: Afton Jagels, Cheyenne Rose) (GRAND PRICE WINNER: Fiamma Tulli) (Honorable mentions: Miranda Mason, Megan Naylor Jones, Sam Nobel, Rasmus Hartwich)

Fishers of Truth Newsletter

First 'Fishers of Truth Newsletter'

Came out 6 May 2014 and discussed the following topics:

  • Douglas's computer
  • The canceled giveaway and 20% sale
  • The Lazy Susan video and the possibility of losing subscribers
  • The new series and idea submission

Second 'Fishers of Truth Newsletter'

Came out 14 May 2014 and discussed the following topics:

  • Douglas's computer and a lent external drive
  • The start of the 'Dippers Guide to the Unexplained' meeting series
  • Changing the membership cards and giving them out without completing a challenge
  • The name for the new series submission mentions:

Boston Smith submitted For Your Eyes Only and Doug's Amazing Unbelievableness he has also sent Douglas a letter and would be mentioned in the next meeting.

Ran D. Alex submitted MacKrell's Mysterious Mysteries and Douglas wrote that he is an alliteration fan so therefore he liked that one.

Rasmus Hartwich submitted Secrets or Bust which Douglas wrote that he liked because he could see that on a bumper sticker. Rasmus also researched "World Wide Weird" for Douglas as he asked.

And 'Creepy Therapist' Sara J submitted What You Never Knew Which Douglas wrote that it Quickly sets up the show you're about to see.

Third 'Fishers of Truth Newsletter'

Came out 2 June 2014 and discussed the following topics:

  • Douglas's computer
  • Researching the Fur Bearing Trout
  • The Give A Hoot Read A Book giveaway
  • The countries who are able to receive a price
  • Official Giveaway Rules

Fourth 'Fishers of Truth Newsletter'

Came out 25 July 2014 and included the following topics:

  • The first live meeting
  • Asking for advice with the live meeting
  • Asking for information about the SDCC Gravity Falls Panel

Fifth 'Fishers of Truth Newsletter'

Came out 15 August 2014 and included the following topics:

  • Douglas is out of stock on Decoder Rings
  • 20% off in the shop and additional 5% off code
  • What the next Code Cracking 101 is about

New Series

Reveled in the first 'Fishers of Truth Newsletter' is the new series that Douglas is planning on making. The name is yet not clear but Douglas had five titles himself, but also asked the readers to come up with names, Douglas's titles were Doug's Believe It or Don't, Obscure Occult, Established Enigmas, Arcane Uncovered, and World Wide Weird. But some submissions from readers also made it into the second newsletter. Their names were For Your Eyes Only, Doug's Amazing Unbelievableness, MacKrell's Mysterious Mysteries, Secrets or Bust and What You Never Knew. So those are the possible names for the series.

The new series is going to be about mysteries and weird phenomenons in real life and not just within Gravity Falls. Quote As I’ve seen from commenters, the ROotHM needs to stay Gravity Falls centric. And there’s nothing wrong with that. There’s plenty to talk about and discuss within Gravity Falls - and it’s a blast to do so! It’s just that there are a lot of bizarre, weird, secretive, and unexplainable stuff that happens in the world, and exploring & uncovering those secrets has always been a passion of mine. Although these topics are not strictly Gravity Falls related - I’m sure a lot of my followers would also be similarly interested.  In the second Live Meeting, Douglas revealed that the new series was also going to be the thing that would hold the group together after Gravity Falls has ended. He says that he wishes his biggest fans would stick around, even after Gravity Falls.

In the second Live Stream Douglas refered to his show as ...my second show about the paranormal, the bizarre and the weird.

Fan Mail

All viewers do now have the ability to send Douglas letters and such. The first video to ever have Douglas's P.O. Box in the description is 'The Mystery of Stan Pines' Everyone can send in their own mail, be it drawings or simply letters, to:

Douglas MacKrell


P.O. Box 6529


Astoria, NY 11106


This P.O. Box was also the address of which to send your drawing for the 'Creative Contest'. Leading up to the last chance for sending in entrants, Douglas just got to much mail and the postcards, which he sends out to everyone who writes to him, would have a bit of delay.

Sharing the Fan Mail

In the second Live Stream Douglas said that he would host another show every two weeks or so, just about his fan mail. This might be what is referd to a Vlog as Douglas says the show be about At least fan mail which means that there might be more than just fan mail, in this new show.

Code Cracking 101

'Code Cracking 101' is a secondary series Douglas has made in order to help viewers crack his many secret messages. A previous version of this has already been made called How To Decipher A Substitution Code although this video was made in order to help people to decipher a code without a cipher wheel, it also shows how to use a cipher and the very basics of deciphering. Code Cracking 101 also includes one secret message at the end, this is the 'homework' of that video and works just like challenges except that completing a 'homework' challenge does not give you a reward.

The first Code Cracking 101 teaches how to use a 'Caesar Cipher' or the 'Three Letters Back Cipher'. It does this with never before seen animation of the 'Caesar Cipher' wheel turning. This animation took a lot of time to make and was very hard due to Douglas' computer, he said this on his social media.

The second Code Cracking 101 teaches how to use The Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel's decoder disks. It does this by comparing it to the 'Caesar Cipher' and using the animation seen in the first 'Code Cracking 101'. It also introduced the third decoder disk, until this point there had only been two decoder disks.

The third Code Cracking 101 teaches how to use the ATBASH cipher, as well as some of it's history. For example that it stands for Aleph-Tav-Beth-Shin

The fourth Code Cracking 101 teaches how to use the Vigenere Cipher, or as Douglas calls it - Northwest Square, as well as the history behind them. This Cipher is used to crack the codes in the second season of Gravity Falls, provided you have the key to them.

Challenges

After every meeting Douglas mentions a weekly challenge, this is an encoded message which you have to decode in order to answer. All answers are related to Gravity Falls or The Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel. A link to these challenges can also be found in the description of each video meeting. All challenges are found on The Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel's website . When a challenge has been answerd correctly it will unlock diffrend rewards, almost every time a member ship rank up meaning that if you enter your username from the webside it will rank you one step up. But you will also get a printer friendly reward. Challenges are usually solved with 'Decoder Disks'.

Challenge #1 - The Trial of Membership - LINK

This is the first challenge on the Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel and there is only one riddle. It uses the 'Three Letters Back' cipher, and if answerd correctly you will recive a 'Membership Card'.

Challenge #2 - The Cipher Wheel Challenge - LINK

The second challenge uses also the 'Three Letters Back' cipher and there is three riddle you have to solve and answer. If anwered correctly you will recive the 'Decoder Disk #1'. The decoder disk can also be bought for $4 here .

Challenge #3 - The Tapestry Tabulation Trial - LINK

For the third challenge the 'Decoder Disk #1' is used, together with A=X. The 'Decoder Disk #1' can be unlocked by completing Challenge #2 - The Cipher Wheel Challenge. There is also three riddles in this challenge, and if all answerd correctly you will recive a "printable tapestry featuring the seal of the Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel suitable for taping up on your wall, locker, or secret hidden room behind a bookcase!

Challenge #4 - The Oath Augmentation Challenge - LINK

To complete challenge #4 'Decoder Disk #1' is needed it can be unlocked by completing Challenge #2 - The Cipher Wheel Challenge together with A=B. If you answer all three riddle correctly you will recive the Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel's Motto

Challenge #5 - Mabel's Maze Challenge - LINK

Challenge #5 uses 'Decoder Disk #1' it can be unlocked by completing Challenge #2 - The Cipher Wheel Challenge together with A=H. If you answer all three riddles correctly you will receive a placemat from Greasy's Diner personally made by Douglas MacKrell.

Challenge #6 - The Second Cipher Challenge - LINK

The challenge uses the 'Decoder Disk #1' which can be unlocked by completing Challenge #2 - The Cipher Wheel Challenge together with A=V. If you answer all three riddle correctly you will recive the 'Decoder Disk #2'

Challenge #7 - Gideon Guise Challenge - LINK

Challenge #7 uses 'Decoder Disk #2' which can be unlock by completing Challenge #6 - The Second Cipher Challenge together with A=E. If you answer all three riddles correctly you will receive a page from 'Lil' Gideon's Fun Time Activity Book' made by Douglas MacKrell.

Challenge #8 - Deed Decipher Challenge - LINK

Challenge #8 uses 'Decoder Disk #2' which can be unlock by completing Challenge #6 - The Second Cipher Challenge together with A=E. If you answer all three riddles correctly you will receive the Deed to The Mystery Shack. HINT: The final riddle has a TWO WORD answer!

Challenge #9 - The Trial of Robbie's Riddles - LINK

Challenge #9 uses 'Decoder Disk #1' which can be unlocked by completing Challenge #2 - The Cipher Wheel Challenge together with A=X. If you answer all three riddles correctly you will receive a Robbie V and the Tombstones Tour Poster.

Challenge #10 - Bill Cipher's Cryptogram - LINK

Challenge #10 uses 'Decoder Disk #2' which can be unlock by completing Challenge #6 - The Second Cipher Challenge together with A=Z. If you answer all three riddles correctly you will receive Bill Cipher's Maze.

Challenge #11 - The Trial of Wendys Word Search - LINK

Challenge #11 uses 'Decoder Disk #1' which can be unlocked by completing Challenge #2 - The Cipher Wheel Challenge together with A=V. If you answer all three riddles correctly you will receive a Word Search made by Wendy. HINT: If the riddle's answer is a number, then enter the NUMERAL - not the word for the number!

Challenge #12 - The Trial of The Timeline Anomalies - LINK

Challenge #12 uses 'Decoder Disk #1' which can be unlocked by completing Challenge #2 - The Cipher Wheel Challenge together with A=H. If you answer all three riddles correctly you will recive the Royal Order of The Holy Mackerel Official Timeline.

Challenge #13 - The Trial of Mabel's ANTI-Chore Wheel - LINK

Challenge #13 uses 'Decoder Disk #2' which can be unlock by completing Challenge #6 - The Second Cipher Challenge together with A=R. If you answer all three riddles correctly you will recive an Anit-Chore Wheel by Mabel.

Challenge #14 - The Sticker Secret Challenge - LINK

Challenge #14 uses 'Decoder Disk #1' which can be unlocked by completing Challenge #2 - The Cipher Wheel Challenge together with A=V. If you answer all three riddles correctly you will recive the starting pages for a Sticktionary.

Challenge #15 - The Journal Page #1 Challenge - LINK

The 15th challenge is also the first challenge to introduce The Journal Page Challenge and uses 'Decoder Disk #2' which can be unlock by completing Challenge #6 - The Second Cipher Challenge together with A=K. If you answer all three riddles correctly you will receive Douglas's private notes on Soos.

Challenge #16 - The Journal Page #2 Challenge - LINK

Challenge #16 or Journal Page #2 uses 'Decoder Disk #1' which can be unlocked by completing Challenge #2 - The Cipher Wheel Challenge together with A=B. If you answer all three riddles correctly you will receive Douglas's private notes on Pacifica Northwest.

Challenge #17 - The Journal Page #3 Challenge - LINK

Challenge #17 or Journal Page #3 uses 'Decoder Disk #2' which can be unlock by completing Challenge #6 - The Second Cipher Challenge together with A=S. If you answer all three riddles correctly you will receive Douglas's private notes on Gedion Gleeful.

Challenge #18 - The Journal Page #4 Challenge - LINK

Challenge #18 or Journal Page #4 uses 'Decoder Disk #2' which can be unlock by completing Challenge #6 - The Second Cipher Challenge together with A=H. If you answer all three riddles correctly you will receive Douglas's private notes on the six fingered hand.

Challenge #19 - The Journal Page #5 Challenge - LINK

Challenge #19 or Journal Page #5 uses 'Decoder Disk #1' which can be unlocked by completing Challenge #2 - The Cipher Wheel Challenge together with A=G. If you answer all three riddles correctly you will recive Douglas's private notes on Stanford Pines.

Challenge #20 - The Journal Page #6 Challenge - LINK

Challenge #20 or Journal Page #6 uses 'Decoder Disk #2' which can be unlock by completing Challenge #6 - The Second Cipher Challenge together with A=D. If you answer all three riddles correctly you will recive Douglas's private notes on Summerween.

Challenge #21 - The Journal Page #7 Challenge - LINK

Challenge #21 or Journal Page #7 uses 'Decoder Disk #1' which can be unlocked by completing Challenge #2 - The Cipher Wheel Challenge together with A=W. If you answer all three riddles correctly you will recive Douglas's private notes on Fiddleford H. McGucket.

Challenge #22 - The Journal Page #8 Challenge - LINK

Challenge #22 or Journal Page #8 uses 'Decoder Disk #2' which can be unlock by completing Challenge #6 - The Second Cipher Challenge together with A=J. If you answer all three riddles correctly you will recive Douglas's private notes on Lazy Susan.

Challenge #23 - The Journal Page #9 Challenge - LINK

Challenge #23 or Journal Page #9 uses 'Decoder Disk #1' which can be unlocked by completing Challenge #2 - The Cipher Wheel Challenge together with A=D. If you answer all three riddles correctly you will recive Douglas's private notes on Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained #76 THAT THING.

Challenge #24 - The Journal Page #10 Challenge - LINK

Challenge #24 or Journal Page #10 uses 'Decoder Disk #1' which can be unlocked by completing Challenge #2 - The Cipher Wheel Challenge together with A=F. If you answer all three riddles correctly you will recive Douglas's private notes on Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained #23 Grunkle Stan's Tattoo.

Challenge #25 - The Journal Page #11 Challenge - LINK

Challenge #25 or Journal Page #11 uses 'Decoder Disk #1' which can be unlocked by completing Challenge #2 - The Cipher Wheel Challenge together with A=Q. If you answer all three riddles correctly you will recive Douglas's private notes on Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained #54 The Mailbox.

Challenge #26 - The Journal Page #12 Challenge - LINK

Challenge #26 or Journal Page #12 uses 'Decoder Disk #3' which can be dowloaded from this Code Cracking 101 video HERE, together with A=B. If you answer all three riddles correctly you will recive Douglas's private notes on Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained #82: "Lefty".

Challenge #27 - The Journal Page #13 Challenge - LINK

Challenge #27 or Journal Page #13 uses Decoder Disk #3' which can be dowloaded from this Code Cracking 101 video HERE, together with A=H. If you answer all three riddles correctly you will recive Douglas's private notes on Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained #42: "The Tooth" .

Challenge #28 - The Journal Page #14 Challenge - LINK

Challenge #28 or Journal Page #14 uses Decoder Disk #3' which can be dowloaded from this Code Cracking 101 video HERE, together with A=U. If you answer all three riddles correctly you will recive Douglas's private notes on Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained #132: "The Hidebehind".

Challenge #29 - The Journal Page #15 - LINK

Challenge #29 or Journal Page #15 uses Decoder Disk #3' which can be dowloaded from this Code Cracking 101 video HERE, together with A=D. If you answer all three riddles correctly you will recive Douglas's private notes on the first episode of second season, Scary-oke

Challenge #30 - The Journal Page #16 - LINK

Challenge #30 or Journal Page #16 uses 'Decoder Disk #1' which can be unlocked by completing Challenge #2 - The Cipher Wheel Challenge together with A=F. If you answer all three riddles correctly you will recive Douglas's private notes on the second episode of the second season, Into The Bunker

Challenge #31 or The Journal Page #17 - LINK

Challenge #31 or Journal Page #17 uses 'Decoder Disk #2' which can be unlock by completing Challenge #6 - The Second Cipher Challenge together with A=E. If you answer all three riddles correctly you will recive Douglas's private notes on the third episode of the second season, The Golf War

Challenge #32 or The Journal Page #18

Sock Opera

Challenge #33 or The Journal Page #19

Soos and the Real Girl

Challenge #34 or The Journal Page #20

Society of the Blind Eye

Challenge #35 or The Journal Page #21

Blendin's Game

Challenge #36 or The Journal Page #22

Love God

Challenge #37 or The Journal Page #23

Northwest Mansion Mystery

Decoder Disks

A 'Decoder Disk' is a device used in order to decode the challenges on the Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel's website. There are these decoder disks avalible right now.

  • Three Letters Back decoder disk can be unlocked for free in the description of the first 'Code Cracking 101' or here. Also known as the Caesar Cipher, the 'Three Letters Back' disk uses the tecnic necessary in order to decode the end text in the first six episodes of Gravity Falls as well as vervious secret messeges through out the series.
  • Decoder Disk #1 is the first personal made disk by Douglas MacKrell. It can be unlocked by completing '. The 'Decoder Disks' consists of a white outer wheel with the alphabet in alphabeticle order, and a yellow inner wheel with randomly placed letters. The yellow wheel is the wheel that makes it so that the code can only be decoded with that wheel (or if it is cracked without a 'Decoder Disk' which Douglas explains in his How To Decipher A Substitution Code).

[Sometimes words from Gravity Falls can be found in the ciphers, but the yellow wheel is never in alphabeticle order]

  • Decoder Disk #2 is the second personal made disk by Douglas MacKrell. It can be unlocked by completing '. Just like 'Decoder Disk #1' this disk also consists of a white outer wheel with the alphabet in aphabeticle order, and a yellow inner whell with randomly placed letters. The yellow wheel is the wheel that makes it so that the code can only be decoded with that wheel (or if it is cracked without a 'Decoder Disk' which Douglas explains in his How To Decipher A Substitution Code).

[Sometimes words from Gravity Falls can be found in the ciphers, but the yellow wheel is never in alphabeticle order]

  • Decoder Disk #3 is the third personal made disk by Douglas MacKrell. It can be downloaded by clicking the link in the description of the second Code Cracking 101 video.

Just like 'Decoder Disk #1' and 2 this disk also consists of a white outer wheel with the alphabet in aphabeticle order, and a yellow inner whell with randomly placed letters. The yellow wheel is the wheel that makes it so that the code can only be decoded with that wheel (or if it is cracked without a 'Decoder Disk' which Douglas explains in his How To Decipher A Substitution Code). [Sometimes words from Gravity Falls can be found in the ciphers, but the yellow wheel is never in alphabeticle order]

  • Atbash Cipher is, just like the Caesar Cipher, locked onto the paper. Meaning that the inner circle can't be turned, like Decoder disk 1, 2 and 3. It is also almost double the size of the other disks, the previous disks can all fit in the Atbash Cipher's inner circle. It can be downloaded by clicking the link the discription of the third Code Cracking 101
  • A1Z26 is a code cracking system which Gravity Falls and the Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel use often. It means that the number ' equals the letter ', 2 equals B and so on.

It can be printed here.

  • There is also the Vigenere Cipher although this isn't a disk. It can be downloaded by clicking the link the discription of the fourth Code Cracking 101 g. The Vigenere Cipher can only be used if you have the code for it.

Live Meetings

Live meetings are, as the name indicates, are meetings that are being held live. The meetings are being watched through Google+ and YouTube, and the viewers are able to interact with, and talk to Douglas. The live meetings are recorded and after the meeting, uploaded to YouTube. Live meetings are held every last saturday of the month.

The First Live Meeting

The very first live meeting, The Secrets of Disneyland's Club 33, was held on july 26, 2014 and was about Disney's secret club - Club 33. It took 2 hours 21 minuets and 30 seconds. Doing this live meeting viewers were able to join the video on camera, if they pleased. About an hour and ten minuets in, Douglas choose one of the video-chat viewers to swear in on an all new oath for everybody, he choose the person by asking them to do the Inverted Salute if they wanted to participate. The oath was: I [State your name] do solomly swear, to discover, decode and protect the secrets of Gravity Falls. Even if someone asks me really nicely and gives me presents, like a brand new computer, one that can actually handle live-streaming and doesn't make you look like Tron-barf. No, I will keep these secrets secret or the great owl will flap out of a tree and give me the nookies of shame. He then went on to answer some questions, after the topic had ended.

The Second Live Meeting

The second live meeting, Tropical Islands Resort (BLIMP HANGER), was held on august 30, 2014 and was about a former blimp hanger which turned into a vacation goal. It took 3 hours 55 minuets and 35 seconds. 1 hour and 10 minuets in, Douglas started to read and answer the questions which he got asked before the live meeting started. Through out this live meeting there were problems with the video-chat, people were not able to join the video chat like the previous time. All though Douglas wanted them to join, there was nothing he could do, he promised to look into it next time.

The Third Live Meeting

As suggested by a viewer, Douglas will be holding a new Live Meeting only for Q&A'sQuestions and Answers It has now been pushed due to the fact that Douglas is rehearsing the play Dead End, Dummy, therefore its release date is unknown.

Membership Roster

The Membership Roster can be found on the Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel's website. When a viewer wishes to become a member, he or she will have to write to Douglas and ask him to add them to the Membership Roster. When added, which has to be done manually, the person can go to the Roster and find their name, to see which place on the roster they are in, this can be done faster by typing 'CTRL + F' and then enter their name as it appears on the roster.

Classes and Ranks

There are lots of different classes to be placed in on the Roster. When you are first added you will be at the buttom of the page, in the Guppy Hatchling class. Later you will be at the Guppy Third Class and after completing new challenges you will be added one class up:

  1. Guppy Hatchling
  2. Guppy Third Class
  3. Guppy Second Class
  4. Guppy First Class
  5. Tetra Hatchling
  6. Tetra Fifth Class
  7. Tetra Fourth Class
  8. Tetra Third Class
  9. Tetra Second Class
  10. Tetra First Class
  11. Pleco Tenth Class
  12. Pleco Ninth Class
  13. Pleco Eighth Class
  14. Pleco Seventh Class
  15. Pleco Sixth Class
  16. Pleco Fifth Class
  17. Pleco Fourth Class
  18. Pleco Third Class
  19. Pleco Second Class
  20. Pleco First Class
  21. Rasbora Tenth Class
  22. Rasbora Ninth Class
  23. Rasbora Eight Class
  24. Rasbora Seventh Class
  25. Rasbora Sixth Class
  26. Rasbora Fifth Class
  27. Rasbora Fourth Class
  28. Rasbora Third Class
  29. Rasbora Second Class
  30. Rasbora First Class

But there will also be three final classes:

  • Mackerel Third Class
  • Mackerel Second Class
  • Mackerel First Class

Therefore the highest class is 33. Douglas has stated that these final three might only be reached by a Noteworthy service to the order. Furthermore there is also Salire Ad Secreta Revela Veritatem which is: A special rank for extremely active members who are deemed worthy and are invited directly by the High Exalted Big Fish!

Then there is The Pharaoh's Guard which is A special rank for members who lend a hand to the protection and upkeep of the clerical and administrative duties of Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel the current holder of this position is: GravityFallsCipher “The Master of Forums”

There is Member of the month which is currently held by the members MaxToTheMaxFTW, Gavin_425, and Phoenix who Deserve this honor for unlocking the most challenges!

Every time someone needs to be added or raised in class Douglas has to go in and do it manually which is why you have to type you name CORRECTLY when you win a challenge. When new members are added Douglas holds a new 'Membership Roster Update' in which people can see if they are added. In order to be added you have to ask Douglas over his social medias (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram)

Secret Oath

As first seen in the video 'The Mystery of Stan Pines', the secret oath is an oath which is said at the start of each video (after the 'Mystery of Stan Pines' meeting), to make sure that no one shares their descoveries with anyone, members or not, in order to keep the secrets secret. The oath has also been said live by a member on the first livestream. The oath is made by creating an Inverted Salute and placing your hand within the outlinded hand drawn on the screen, if you are watching with a touch-screen you can touch a near wooden object. The oath goes: We the members of the Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel, do solemnly swear to descover, decode, and protect the secrets of Gravity Falls. Should we fail our noble quest, then may our faces be eaten by the Great Owl and then barfed back up as some sort of pellet that we will have to carry around as a sign of our failure.

Inverted Salute

An inverted salute is used to complete the secret oath. It is made by doing the normal salute (raise you right hand to above your ear) and then turning your hand so that the palm is facing upwards and by placing your thumb, on that hand, on your forehead.

Douglas MacKrell

Douglas is the creator, founder, writer, editor, camera man, voice of the YouTube channel 'Big Mackrell' which is a word play on his name and the Mcdonalds burger Big Mac. The channel, however is called 'The Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel' and is about the cartoon series Gravity Falls.

Douglas and Gravity Falls

Douglas was first introduced to Gravity Falls after reading an Io9 artical about Dipper vs Manliness. This got Douglas interested in the show, and thus his love for Gravity Falls began. His favorite episode so far is The Land Before Swine

Douglas' Girlfriend

A girl has been shown in a second show which Douglas also held at his home. It can only be assumed that the two of them knew each other, as some intimate things happend. Later in the second live stream, Douglas needed a decoder ring, he then called on a person to get the decoder ring to him. This can also only be assumed to be either his girlfriend or family member, but after the circumstances in Douglas's other show, there is a possibility it might be the same person. It may or may not be the person in the videos, but Douglas's girlfriend is called Lucy. Further information is kept secret to protect the privacy of the people involved

Karaoke

In Into the Bunker there is a page in the journal which, when decoded, says Ice Ice Baby which is a reference to the Vanilla Ice song Ice Ice Baby. When Douglas talked about this in the meeting, the video cut to a karaoke version of this song, sung by Douglas.

Dead End, Dummy

Douglas will star in a new play by Dick D. Zigun, about The death of vaudeville and the birth of new media. Apparently he was talked into doing this by someone, we don't know who talked him into it or whether or not he is happy about it, but he has publicly shared the fact that he will be staring in it. He also talked with the director about the fact that he needed to keep his Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel schedule, to which the director, Trav S. D., agreed and promised him that he would be able to keep his schedule. Furthermore - Douglas with be playing the part of Thomas Edison, who is being hunted down by the other character in the play: Max. The show will air in October.

Douglas and the Freemasons

In the second live meeting Douglas mentioned that his brother, Matt, is a member of the Freemasons, which is how he got the opportunity to visit a Freemason meeting hall. He then goes on to say that he might join the Freemasons as well, but might not due to his very busy schedule.

Cool-hog

Cool-hog is Douglas' web comic. The first comic, called Sharing, was published April 3, 2013 on the Funnyordie page, and later (April 5, 2013) added to Cool-hog's webside.

Internet After Dark

Internet After Dark is Douglas' secondary web-series. Like with the Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel, Douglas is filming himself, usually in his chair, this time talking about other things that is happening, usually from an IO9 post.

The Website

The Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel's website is created and kept by Douglas MacKrell. It features a lot of different folders.

Home

'Home' is the main page on the website, and the one you first see when you open it. It features every new update to the site, including new videos, new challenges and new roster updates.

New Members

When you click this folder you will be taken to a new page on the website with the picture now being Welcome to the Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel This page is for new members as it takes you through the steps you need to take in order to become a member.

Meeting Archive

This folder takes you to every video/meeting uploaded to the Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel's YouTube channel

Membership Roster

In this folder every rank/class and member is stored. When a new member is added he or she will be found at the buttom under the Guppy Hatchling class. Then the more challenges you complete the higher up you go on the classes. TIP: Click 'CTRL + F' then type your username for the website to find your class faster

Challenges

After (almost) each video a new challenge will appear, every challenge can be found here, from start to finish. These are all made via the Itstoohard website. When completed you can get your reward AND reach a class higher on the Membership Roster.

The Store

In the store you can buy:

  • DELUXE Membership Kit = $30.00
  • Official Membership Kit = $20.00
  • Member's Journal Starter Kit = $10.00
  • Digital Decoder Kit = $4.00
  • The Cryptic Decoder Pack = $10.00
  • Digital Member's Journal Starter Pack = $5.00
  • The Mystery Twins Pack = $15.00
  • Member's Pride Pack = $5.00
  • My Printer Doesn't Work Pack 1 = $5.00
  • Secret Decoder Ring = $5.00
  • Invisible Ink Pen = $5.00

Patreon

On the sixth of July, Douglas announced that he would create a Patreon site. This means that people, if they like, can donate to help support the channel and Douglas, as well as getting some bonus material. Most of the donations will go to Douglas's computer, which has been the reason behind certain schedual changes.

Donations and rewards

$1+ donations - DUES PAYING MEMBER

  • Your name will be added to a special page of honor on RoyalOrderoftheHolyMackerel.com
  • An instant and challenge-free download of a printable Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel Membership Card (it's connected to your confirmation email - so don't delete it!)
  • Occasional Dues Paying Member access level posts
  • The thanks of the High Exalted Big Fish

$2+ donations - THE ARCHIVISTS OF THOTH

  • All the benefits of being a DUES PAYING MEMBER
  • Access to my private posts here on Patreon which will include progress updates on future meetings and polls that will shape the future of the secret society!
  • The deluxe thanks of the High Exalted Big Fish

$5+ donations - THE CLERKS OF NEITH

  • All the benefits of being a DUES PAYING MEMBER and an ARCHIVIST OF THOTH
  • Access to the Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel's ENTIRE catalog of digital rewards which can be downloaded in HD and printed at your leisure without the need of solving a challenge (This includes both past AND future rewards!)
  • An email from the High Exalted Big Fish personally thanking you for your support

$10+ donations - THE CHAMPIONS OF RA

  • All the benefits of being a DUES PAYING MEMBER, an ARCHIVIST OF THOTH, and a CLERK OF NEITH
  • Access to monthly TOP SECRET livestream meetings of the Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel (and access to the private videos of these meetings if you are unable to virtually attend)
  • Access to occasional TOP SECRET Patreon-Only chats.
  • Access to any new features that may open up through advancements in the Patreon platform

$10+ donations are limited to 50.

Social Media

Douglas has a lot of social media about the Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel. This will be mentioning every one of them.

  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Tumblr
  • G+
  • G-mail Douglas's mailing address is not allowed to be shown on this page, but can be found on the Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel's website and by simply asking.

Anniversary

The Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel is currently on it's ninth month, this means that in three months the Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel will have it's very first anniversary: It's 1 years anniversary. Little is known about what will happen on this occasion, no Fishers of Truth Newsletter has information about this, Douglas has not used any of his social media to inform anyone about this. The only thing that has been mentioned is in the meeting Puma Shirt Panther Shirt Phantom Panther' he says: I apologize for the extra week's wait and for my hectic schedule at the moment, but things should be back on track in just a few weeks time, when I plan on not only getting back to talk about the second season of Gravity Falls, but I plan on launching a few extra weekly shows just in time for the first anniversary of the Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel!'.

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