Friday, December 31, 2004

The Fourth Key

The Twelve updated the LiveJournal community, with the following:

ROT-20 text:
"The Fourth Key is unlocked by completing an ancient riddle. This visual puzzle is an arcane sigil to our ancestors, and all Acolytes are required to complete it. Send your answer to the usual address."

An LJ-cut, titled:
"Look beyond face value"

...and an image, which appears to be a visual puzzle.

This was undoubtably the longest puzzle for the players to solve in the game so far. The actual answer was surprisingly simple, yet we missed it by thinking into it too much.
After many prompts from The Twelve, we finally solved it.

The characters which were grouped into pairs spelt out:
AD
RA
ME
LE
CH

They needed to be placed in order of the word starting with the last "arm" of the pentagram and placing them counterclockwise around the image to spell out "ADRAMELECH".

Once solved and emailed to The Twelve, we recieved the sigil of the Fourth Key as well as instructions towards solving the next Key.

5 Comments:

Blogger defhand said...

Face value is the value of a coin or paper money printed on the coin or bill itself by the minting authority. See also melt value.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Face_value


Hope this helps!

January 2, 2005 at 6:10 PM  
Blogger Beretta said...

The visual puzzle contains a Pentagram to the left and 10 symbols in 5 rows of 2. Each symbol is written in the Theban alphabet, also known as the Witches' Alphabet. Wiccans use this to write spells, to keep them secret and to add a bit of mysticism to it. The symbols, when translated, are as follows:

CH
ME
LE
AD
RA

Which can form "ADRAMELECH". I sent an email but haven't gotten a response back yet. Not bad for my first ARG, hmm? :)

January 3, 2005 at 12:56 PM  
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January 4, 2005 at 5:53 AM  
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January 4, 2005 at 6:07 AM  
Blogger Ivan said...

Found something interesting maybe it will help you? not sure?
http://wiccachile.tripod.com/moon/theban.htm

January 4, 2005 at 6:21 AM  

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