Treasure Hunt

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Sebastián Pratesi

Quote from: Bogie on October 09, 2018, 12:59:18 PM
I'm going to go back and read this entire thread, but while I do that, quick question:  Are there any unsolved puzzles at the moment?
Hi, Nick! It's an honor to meet you. I'm putting together a document on the hunt in Spanish, and have researched a lot of additional things, like previous DT challenges, and the history of fan communities. I found an archive of the Ytsejam Mailing List which includes some posts by you, so yeah - you're sort of legendary!

To answer your question: yes - the next 2, which we are waiting for. The previous 14 have been solved. (Some in 4 days, some in a couple of hours)

By the way, this is the hint Noxon said you were for us: https://twitter.com/FreddyJacobi/status/1035930167326199811

(Oh - shall I call you Nick, or Bogie?)

Bogie

Quote from: noxon on October 09, 2018, 01:03:26 PM
Well, look who showed up! You should know, you were a hint in one of the puzzles ;)

I see that - lol!  Better late than never, I suppose. 

Looking forward to puzzle 15!

Max Kuehnau

#632
Quote from: Bogie on October 09, 2018, 05:48:53 PM
Quote from: noxon on October 09, 2018, 01:03:26 PM
Well, look who showed up! You should know, you were a hint in one of the puzzles ;)

I see that - lol!  Better late than never, I suppose. 

Looking forward to puzzle 15!
Feel free to join us on the Google doc if you like, I'd love to have you on. I'm sure Sebastiàn would love to as well.

Sebastián Pratesi

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Quote from: Max Kuehnau on October 10, 2018, 04:09:37 AM
Feel free to join us on the Google doc if you like, I'd love to have you on. I'm sure Sebastiàn would love to as well.
Of course!  :)

By the way: new password protected page on Vail Renovations site. Freddy created it a couple hours ago.

Seems that the puzzle will begin soon! :)

Bertielee

Quote from: Sebastián Pratesi on October 11, 2018, 03:27:46 PM
Quote from: Max Kuehnau on October 10, 2018, 04:09:37 AM
Feel free to join us on the Google doc if you like, I'd love to have you on. I'm sure Sebastiàn would love to as well.
Of course!  :)

By the way: new password protected page on Vail Renovations site. Freddy created it a couple hours ago.

Seems that the puzzle will begin soon! :)

Bring it on!

Max Kuehnau

OK guys: Puzzle 15 has just begun. Home stretch time. See FJ's twitter for clues.

gzarruk

I don't even understand these puzzles, but you can do it, guys! :metal

Max Kuehnau

Quote from: gzarruk on October 12, 2018, 09:28:13 AM
I don't even understand these puzzles, but you can do it, guys! :metal
You caught the Octavarium reference though.

RMGadelha


erwinrafael

The story began with calling the phone number?

Max Kuehnau

That was part of the beginning, but it strictly began on his Twitter and the photo of James with the sheet.

robwebster

"mm. I forgot some vowels. Like eaoa, and end with a ϕ"
https://twitter.com/FreddyJacobi/status/1050803980014706693

Extra letters we need to combine with the puzzle pieces, maybe?

Max Kuehnau

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Quote from: robwebster on October 12, 2018, 10:48:13 AM
"mm. I forgot some vowels. Like eaoa, and end with a ϕ"
https://twitter.com/FreddyJacobi/status/1050803980014706693

Extra letters we need to combine with the puzzle pieces, maybe?
well, my guess is taking the filename of the photo (stgngr) and combining it with the things in the tweet yes. The Greek letter is a phi btw (part of the Majesty symbol as well.) Edit: turns out that we were both right. (yay intellect)

Max Kuehnau


dream75

So the last letter of the title is F? 🤔

Max Kuehnau

It might be. Some Discord guys are faster than us on the Gdoc sometimes.

Bertielee

Quote from: Max Kuehnau on October 12, 2018, 11:53:41 AM
It might be. Some Discord guys are faster than us on the Gdoc sometimes.

So, the title may be Spaceman Spiff? :biggrin:

gzarruk

So they solved it already? We might have to wait another week for the final part, then :'(

lucasembarbosa

Quote from: gzarruk on October 12, 2018, 12:30:00 PM
So they solved it already? We might have to wait another week for the final part, then :'(

They're still going... I'm just watching with a chicken bucket cheering for their progress  :lol

https://discordapp.com/channels/285051699717210113/467246922265001986

RMGadelha

Quote from: Bertielee on October 12, 2018, 12:12:59 PM
Quote from: Max Kuehnau on October 12, 2018, 11:53:41 AM
It might be. Some Discord guys are faster than us on the Gdoc sometimes.

So, the title may be Spaceman Spiff? :biggrin:

So the Northern Empire has finally developed space travel? The Astonishing part II confirmed!

Max Kuehnau

Quote from: RMGadelha on October 12, 2018, 12:46:40 PM
Quote from: Bertielee on October 12, 2018, 12:12:59 PM
Quote from: Max Kuehnau on October 12, 2018, 11:53:41 AM
It might be. Some Discord guys are faster than us on the Gdoc sometimes.

So, the title may be Spaceman Spiff? :biggrin:

So the Northern Empire has finally developed space travel? The Astonishing part II confirmed!
Sure :D

raggashaggas

Oh nice, 'the Astonishing' has started!!! Where we at now? And oh lord, I sincerely hope 'the Astonishing II' is not in the cards  :-X

Sebastián Pratesi

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Quote from: raggashaggas on October 12, 2018, 03:22:54 PM
Where we at now?
In short:

There's a game which, when solved, gives the following string of letters (plus a "!" at the end):

DLTHQSXERGFWPPBLWCENLRAEKNIIHUDDLPESAFB!

We have to remove/keep some of those letters, but it's not very clear which; at Discord, we are working on it.

Once we have that, we might have to decode/decrypt it using either a numeric key hinted in Freddy's first pic (which could be 20345 or 24345 with or without 97 somewhere) and/or the "+4,-2,+3,-1" from the second pic (like we did with puzzle #11).

It seems that the result will suggest the password to input here:
https://vailrenovations84552723.wordpress.com/the-last-puzzle-before-the-final-puzzle/

(Oh: the pic of the band looking at the screen is the coolest thing ever! :) Thank you Mike, Jordan, John, John, James and Freddy!)

Max Kuehnau

Yeah that is so cool. Couldn't believe it myself. I've added the solution page link to the Gdoc already.

Bertielee

Quote from: Max Kuehnau on October 12, 2018, 12:50:29 PM
Quote from: RMGadelha on October 12, 2018, 12:46:40 PM
Quote from: Bertielee on October 12, 2018, 12:12:59 PM
Quote from: Max Kuehnau on October 12, 2018, 11:53:41 AM
It might be. Some Discord guys are faster than us on the Gdoc sometimes.

So, the title may be Spaceman Spiff? :biggrin:

So the Northern Empire has finally developed space travel? The Astonishing part II confirmed!
Sure :D

Yep, TA II confirmed. Main characters : Calvin and Hobbes + Garfield!

lucasembarbosa

Quote from: Bertielee on October 13, 2018, 01:18:26 AMYep, TA II confirmed.

Jesus, don't even mess with that... This night I dreamed that the puzzle was finally solved and not only DT14 would be TA II, but the band would also have signed a contract to produce a third album as a prequel to TA.

I enjoyed TA a lot, but this would be too much. Hell, no  :lol

Freddy Jacobi

I had to show the guys just how well you guys have been doing so far. They were very impressed.


Freddy Jacobi

Here's also a candid shot of them doing the publicity photos


Elite

Is that person on the forground Freddy? :neverusethis:




DT14: Train of Thought revisited.
Quote from: Lolzeez on November 18, 2013, 01:23:32 PMHey dude slow the fuck down so we can finish together at the same time.  :biggrin:
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MinistroRaven

Mangini it's doing a 2, Myung 4, James 3, Jordan 4, John 5. And in the first picture Jordan does a 1 while pointing the screen where Symes was hinted. That must means something, does it?

YtseJamittaja

Quote from: MinistroRaven on October 13, 2018, 08:38:55 AM
Mangini it's doing a 2, Myung 4, James 3, Jordan 4, John 5. And in the first picture Jordan does a 1 while pointing the screen where Symes was hinted. That must means something, does it?

It has solved already, see Gdoc!

raggashaggas

Quote from: YtseJamittaja on October 13, 2018, 08:48:22 AM
Quote from: MinistroRaven on October 13, 2018, 08:38:55 AM
Mangini it's doing a 2, Myung 4, James 3, Jordan 4, John 5. And in the first picture Jordan does a 1 while pointing the screen where Symes was hinted. That must means something, does it?

It has solved already, see Gdoc!
the puzzle is not solved yet from what i see?

Max Kuehnau

No it's not (at least it's not documented as such). This is the most current tweet: https://twitter.com/FreddyJacobi/status/1051126920023367682

MinistroRaven

If it ends where it begun. Does it means that Syme reference in the picture is valid does it?

Max Kuehnau

Quote from: MinistroRaven on October 13, 2018, 09:10:04 AM
If it ends where it begun. Does it means that Syme reference in the picture is valid does it?
What reference to Hugh Syme?