Welcome to the first ever forum-based Gathering Scavenger Hunt!
The premise is simple:
I provide a map name, a number of items, and a coordinate for the gathering nodes of the items, but one or more of these is in the form of a puzzle.
You post a response listing the puzzle you are solving, the correct number of the correct items in the correct order, and the first person to do so will get a prize!
There will be 9 individual puzzles; the first three are super simple, the second three are of moderate difficulty, and the third three are quite challenging.
A sample decoded clue might be as follows:
You would respond with Example, 2 burnbite beetles, 4 mudbelly silkworms, and 1 snouted alewife.
Our wonderful Otters have sponsored this event!
The 9 individual puzzle winners will receive an ultra clockwork harvester and a turkey dinner!
The grand prize winner – the person to win the most puzzles – will get a grand prize of 100 crowns,an ultra clockwork harvester, and a turkey dinner.
Puzzles will be posted on 22 January 2022 at a mystery time, and will remain open for solving for one week or until correctly solved, whichever comes first. Answers on forums will be checked one time per day at a mystery time. Winner of the grand prize will be posted on 29 January 2022. Prizes will be distributed via the Event Committee.
Please be sure to put the name and server of the character you would like to receive your prize with your answer. If I cannot find you, I cannot bestow a prize upon you!
Puzzles are up!
Let’s get started!
Smoke rising from a broken tower.
Gathering nodes worn across the map like a sash.
No clock in sight to tell me the hour.
A healer at one end, and at the other, one who goes “SMASH”.
Portals are many, acres are few.
Cooking pot, tailory, and water wells are available, too.
Shape of an eye in the center, surrounded by mountains.
Can you find the zone for which this is true?
[# of types of gathering nodes in the zone] xE3
[Previous number of items +2] xC4
[Sum of the previous two numbers of items +1] xD6
Vines on the ceiling indoors.
Water falls into pools that never over-pour.
The noise seems loud, bouncing off the stone walls.
And echos quite a way down the halls.
[X] x [Y] 7
4 x F [X]
[Z] x [Y][Z]
[Type of Crafting] Cavern
Islands that thrive: The number of islands is the key, but x marks the spot of what to do with me!
You cannot gather from a crypt, but you can get nearly everything from a nearby pit!
It smells like...well, you know.
An isophase light in the night.
May illuminate the answer.
Can you get it right?
I wonder if Ardent Delivery Service delivers it’s boxes to the Southern Coast? ...and for whom they travel down the coast...and by what they ate?