The bad news is that the Be gua symbols are not effective as repellents.
The good news is that the Operator sign still works.
The news that everyone wants to know is if a masked and clothed mannequin can really serve a decoy. It did. It worked.
It all happened around midnight. The construct went straight for the shack. It walked right past the Be gua signs, but was held back by the Operator sign, and it shad proceeded to have a staring match with the mannequin for hours without end. It left around 5:00 AM. I collected all the materials and I'm on the move again. See you all at the next town. I'm going to be taking my new "friend" with me. I'm going to test if the same mannequin can be reused as a decoy next time or if you have to get a new body double each time. I've also bought additional masks to switch out just in case this one ceases to protect my "inner identity".
The Next Symbols I'm trying out are
For now, I'm going to go with a religious symbol theme to keep this organized and focused.