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Re: [Apr 2017] - Scavenger Hunt - Spoiler Thread
« on: April 01, 2017, 04:52:23 PM »
Hm, interesting!

So let's hunt, people! There are 10 clues for the theme!

EDIT: PUZZLE SOLVED!

Step-by-step without spoilers if you wish to find it on your own but need a little help at some point. Or just go to step 10 to find out the theme!

Spoiler for Hiden:
1. A demon god's birthday starts the hunt ( xiagan's title )
Spoiler for Hiden:
(First post on Member's Birthdays topic, check Atku's birthday)- http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/general-discussion/member-birthday-calendar/
2.
Spoiler for Hiden:
When the king was a prince, he didn't like spicy sauces
3.
Spoiler for Hiden:
You went way back in history, but not enough
Spoiler for Hiden:
4.
Spoiler for Hiden:
What's the third rule out of two?
Spoiler for Hiden:
(In the Forum News and Help section, in the thread Fantasy-Faction Forum FAQ) - http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/forum-help/fantasy-faction-forum-faq/
5.
Spoiler for Hiden:
Third rule: Don't take a bath in horse piss [RA]
6.
Spoiler for Hiden:
Best of fourteen
Spoiler for Hiden:
If you read the best short story of 2014 on the main site ( http://fantasy-faction.com/2014/winner-of-the-april-2014-writing-contest ) and go to the comments section, there's a post by xiagan saying : *Doc is a title* [this is part 9 of the April’s Writing Contest’s Scavenger Hunt] @Doctor_Chill title is hint 9, but that doesn't give us hint 7, unless hints 7 and 8 do not exist and we go directly to 9.
7.
Spoiler for Hiden:
Hint 7 does not exist
8.
Spoiler for Hiden:
Hint 8 does not exist
9.
Spoiler for Hiden:
What is 2 5 1's 10th?
Spoiler for Hiden:
2 5 1 is a code for letters, meaning... Bea. Bea's 10th post is http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-movies-video-games/bbcs-atlantis/msg74205/#msg74205
10.
Spoiler for Hiden:
Fortuna smiles on you (10)
Spoiler for Hiden:
Fortuna is a forum member, and on this RPG post the theme is Omens: http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/rpg-fantasy-faction-style/rpg-rules-questions-discussion/msg86292/#msg86292

Omen


('Dark Soul' by wyldraven on dev'art)


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An omen is a phenomenon that is believed to foretell the future, often signifying the advent of change. People in the ancient times believed that omens lie with a divine message from their gods.

These omens include natural phenomena, for example an eclipse, abnormal births of animals and humans and behavior of the sacrificial lamb on its way to the slaughter. They had specialists, the diviners, to interpret these omens. They would also use an artificial method, for example, a clay model of a sheep liver, to communicate with their gods in times of crisis. They would expect a binary answer, either yes or no answer, favorable or unfavorable. They did these to predict what would happen in the future and to take action to avoid disaster.

Though the word "omen" is usually devoid of reference to the change's nature, hence being possibly either "good" or "bad," the term is more often used in a foreboding sense, as with the word "ominous".
says wikipedia.
In a magical world, omens have a more dire significance and we think it's a neat topic for short story writing, because if you ask the question 'What could go wrong?' related to omens, diviners, foretelling and gods, the answer is usually: A lot.[/size]

« Last Edit: April 02, 2017, 10:28:54 AM by Lanko »
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Re: Re: [Apr 2017] - Scavenger Hunt - Discussion Thread
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2017, 06:43:09 PM »
Meanwhile I just got clue number 2  8)

EDIT: And 3!
« Last Edit: April 01, 2017, 06:51:48 PM by Lanko »
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Re: Re: [Apr 2017] - Scavenger Hunt - Discussion Thread
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2017, 06:50:34 PM »
heh.  just got around to reading this stuff.

i was all, "oh!  a scavenger hunt theme would be fun!"  then, i saw the little asterisks.

OMG!!  HERE I GO!!!


(btw, we should probably spoiler our posts on solving it, lanko.)

Spoiler for Hiden:

dude!  i got 1 & 2, but i have no idea about 3.  is that a jorg thing?

also, @Lanko -- how do you know there are 10?

« Last Edit: April 01, 2017, 07:03:06 PM by m3mnoch »

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Re: Re: [Apr 2017] - Scavenger Hunt - Discussion Thread
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2017, 07:14:58 PM »
Spoiler for Hiden:

dude!  i got 1 & 2, but i have no idea about 3.  is that a jorg thing?

also, @Lanko -- how do you know there are 10?


Spoiler for Hiden:
I stumbled upon hint 9 and since it didn't give what it was, it can only be on the 10th hint!
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Re: Re: [Apr 2017] - Scavenger Hunt - Discussion Thread
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2017, 07:17:42 PM »
Spoiler for Hiden:
I stumbled upon hint 9 and since it didn't give what it was, it can only be on the 10th hint!

Spoiler for Hiden:
i see.

where did you find 3?  i have no idea what the king and spices are on about.

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Re: Re: [Apr 2017] - Scavenger Hunt - Discussion Thread
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2017, 07:18:34 PM »
Spoiler for Hiden:
where did you find 3?  i have no idea what the king and spices are on about.

Spoiler for Hiden:
It's the first post on the King's Paws
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Re: Re: [Apr 2017] - Scavenger Hunt - Discussion Thread
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2017, 07:22:41 PM »
Spoiler for Hiden:
It's the first post on the King's Paws

Spoiler for Hiden:

ah.  duh.  i feel dumb now.

so, then, not back far enough?  is that the first post on the forum, do you think?



This entire clue hunt makes me feel both dumb and thick and unconnected to the forum lore. It's all entirely flying over my head.

me too.  but, i feel like this is a chance to learn some of it!

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Re: Re: [Apr 2017] - Scavenger Hunt - Discussion Thread
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2017, 07:26:07 PM »
Spoiler for Hiden:

boom!  4th clue, @Lanko!

it was in overlord's first post.

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What's the third rule out of two?(4)



You can't learn lore by trying to find out clues that only make sense through known lore... xD

that's where teamwork comes in!

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Re: Re: [Apr 2017] - Scavenger Hunt - Discussion Thread
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2017, 07:29:57 PM »
Spoiler for Hiden:

boom!  4th clue, @Lanko!

it was in overlord's first post.

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What's the third rule out of two?(4)



Spoiler for Hiden:

and 5!!

from the forum faq/rules section!

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Third rule: Don't take a bath in horse piss [RA] (5)

i suspect that one is going to be easy to find . . .


edit:  well, shit.  i take that back.

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Re: Re: [Apr 2017] - Scavenger Hunt - Discussion Thread
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2017, 07:33:37 PM »
Spoiler for Hiden:
Good work @m3mnoch I was still looking for #4 on the 1750 and Time Travel contests!

Bathe in horse piss... RA means Rukaio_Alter? Or is a reference to Lies of Locke Lamora?

To @Nora

Spoiler for Hiden:
The asterisk in xiagan's post mentions to go to his first post to learn how to get the clues.

He meant that literally: his very first post on the forum  :P
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Re: Re: [Apr 2017] - Scavenger Hunt - Discussion Thread
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2017, 07:40:09 PM »
Spoiler for Hiden:
Good work @m3mnoch I was still looking for #4 on the 1750 and Time Travel contests!

Bathe in horse piss... RA means Rukaio_Alter? Or is a reference to Lies of Locke Lamora?

Spoiler for Hiden:

i assumed rukaio.

tho, i just searched for "bath" in all his posts.  didn't turn up anything.  the one where the dragon bathes in mud, but that's it.  maybe digging for horses in his posts?


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Re: Re: [Apr 2017] - Scavenger Hunt - Discussion Thread
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2017, 07:58:32 PM »
Spoiler for Hiden:
@m3mnoch , I think that RA might mean the Read Along section, as the other hints came from the different sections as well. xiagan particularly seems to like Malazan and is very active there...

EDIT: Half an hour later and I threw in the towel.

Between, searching these hints meant I didn't finish my story... I totally blame xiagan for that  :'(
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Re: [Apr 2017] - Scavenger Hunt - Spoiler Thread
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2017, 09:21:00 PM »
I put all the hunting in this topic. Let's keep it here. :)

You threw the towel after the both of you had everything you needed? The horse piss clue is, as I see it, solved. You just haven't put it together. ;)
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Re: [Apr 2017] - Scavenger Hunt - Spoiler Thread
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2017, 09:52:06 PM »
Argh, I'm stuck!!!

Edit: no, I haven't scrolled through pages and pages of Rukaio's posts trying to see something in blue.... ::)
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Re: [Apr 2017] - Scavenger Hunt - Spoiler Thread
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2017, 02:59:01 AM »
Finally found clue 1 :-[ . Determined not to cheat and check out the spoilers YET

ETA I have managed unaided up to and incl the horse piss clue and now I am stuck, even with xia's latest encouragement, and have searched like I've never searched before and wracked my failing memory. Checking the lanko/m3m spoilers but they are no help either.
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