Ventara

Villager
Platform
iOS
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:
Example
Lake Kiwa
2xG6
4xE3
1xD6
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.
 

Ventara

Villager
Platform
iOS
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!

Puzzle 1:
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”.

7xE5
1xB7
3xD6

Puzzle 2:
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

Puzzle 3:
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]

Puzzle 4:
[Type of Crafting] Cavern
6741xxxxECFB6236

Puzzle 5:
Islands that thrive: The number of islands is the key, but x marks the spot of what to do with me!

1bJ5
3tY8
0tB9
5bF0

Puzzle 6:
You cannot gather from a crypt, but you can get nearly everything from a nearby pit!
8D3E2E1B7Gx3x2x6x4x2

Puzzle 7:
It smells like...well, you know.
668zzzHGE866

Puzzle 8:
An isophase light in the night.
May illuminate the answer.
Can you get it right?

HNMCFMWZMD2wC28wD45wF6

Puzzle 9:
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?
00000110010001000100100000110011
00000110010001000100001110001001
 
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Constantine ElSheba

Arch Wizard
Characters
ElSheba, ElMarie, el lisa
Platform
Android
Last edited
Constantine ElSheba
Eu1

Mounds
2xE3 - 2 burnbite beetles
4xC4 - 4 greenburg silkworm
7xD6 - 7 greenburg silkworm

Forgotten reservoir
5xG7 - 5 chanterelle
4xF5 - 4 tiger eel
7xG7 - 7 chanterelle
edit: put spoilers
 
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Giruv

Merchant
Royal Guardian
Characters
Verrier
Platform
PC
Last edited
Verrier
US2

Puzzle 6
Bearhold Valley
8x D3- 8 Sunback Beetles
3x E2 - 3 Copper ores
2x E6 - 2 Pine timbers
1x B4 - 1 Mudbelly Silkworms
7x G2- 7 Apples
 

Ekimie

Hunter
Royal Guardian
Platform
Steam
Maybe put the responses in spoilers so other people don't as easily see the answers by incident?
 

Regar

Grand Shaman
Platform
iOS
Maybe put the responses in spoilers so other people don't as easily see the answers by incident?
Good idea, but I tried, it just makes the answer disappear. It’s not giving me the spoiler button for people to tap to see
 

Jytal

Servant of Mallok
Platform
iOS
Jytal US3
Puzzle 1: 7 Opaline Beetles, 1 Peach, 3 Ash
Puzzle 2: 2 Burnbite Beetles, 4 Greenburg Silkworms, 7 Greenburg Silkworms
Puzzle 3: 5 Chanterelle, 4 Tiger Eel, 2 Greenburg Silkworms
Puzzle 6: 8 Sunback Beetles, 3 Copper Ore, 2 Pine, 1 Mudberry Silkworm, 7 Apples
Puzzle 7: 6 Chanterelle, 6 Chanterelle, 8 Greenburg Silkworms
 

Ventara

Villager
Platform
iOS
Thank you to Jytal for bringing this to my attention: there is an error in Puzzle 4! Apologies to all -- here is a corrected puzzle:
Puzzle 4:
[Type of Crafting] Cavern
681xxxEFD625

Also, for purposes of the event, water wells do not count as gathering nodes, but I will accept answers that did count them.
 

Ventara

Villager
Platform
iOS
Day 1 Winners
4/9 of our puzzles have been correctly solved so far! Congratulations to the following people:
Puzzle 1: Jytal US3
Puzzle 2: Regar, US1
Puzzle 3: Constantine ElSheba, EU1
and
Puzzle 6: Verrier, US2
There are still 6 days to go, so keep having fun with the unsolved puzzles!
Prizes will be distributed by Event Committee at the conclusion of the event.
 

Meagan

Citizen
Platform
Android, PC
Last edited
Meagan, EU1
Puzzle4: Cook Cavern- 6 Iron Ore, 8 Sunset Silkworms, 1 Iron Ore
Edit: added zone
 

Meagan

Citizen
Platform
Android, PC
Meagan, EU1
Puzzle 8: Goldenvale - 1 Iron Ore, 7 Opaline Beetles, 4 Peaches
 

Meagan

Citizen
Platform
Android, PC
Meagan, EU1
Puzzle 7: The Sewers of Ardent - 4 Chanterelle, 4 Chanterelle, 6 Greenburg Silkworms
 

Meagan

Citizen
Platform
Android, PC
Meagan, EU1
Puzzle 5: The Thriving Isles - 8 Sunset Silkworms, 7 Saltscale Terrelli, 4 Saltwater Tuna, 1 Opaline Beetle
 

Ventara

Villager
Platform
iOS
Day 2 Solved Puzzles
6/9 of our puzzles have been solved correctly so far! I have combined days one and two winners for a summary of all correctly solved puzzles:
Puzzle 1: Jytal, US3
Puzzle 2: Regar, US1
Puzzle 3: Constantine ElSheba, EU1
Puzzle 4: Meagan, EU1
Puzzle 6: Verrier, US2
Puzzle 7: Meagan, EU1

There are still 5 days to go, so keep having fun with the unsolved puzzles!
Prizes will be distributed by the Event Committee at the conclusion of the event.
 

Meagan

Citizen
Platform
Android, PC
Meagan, EU1
Puzzle 8 (revised): Goldenvale - 1 Iron Ore, 7 Opaline Beetles, 4 Ash
Edit: posted wrong puzzle number
 

Meagan

Citizen
Platform
Android, PC
Meagan, EU1
Puzzle 5 (revised): The Thriving Isles - (-3) Sunset Silkworms, 7 Saltscale Terrelli, 4 Saltwater Tuna, 1 Opaline Beetle
 

Ventara

Villager
Platform
iOS
Meagan, EU1
Puzzle 5 (revised): The Thriving Isles - (-3) Sunset Silkworms, 7 Saltscale Terrelli, 4 Saltwater Tuna, 1 Opaline Beetle
Your method for solving the puzzle is correct. Due to the ambiguity of the language, I will accept this as a correct answer.

The answer I was looking for was as follows:
When decrypting for a single digit, consider single digits 0-9 only. You correctly wrapped the numbers in your previous response, but appeared to use a language of 0-10. I implied, but did not explicitly state that all the item numbers would be single digits.

This adjustment in language would give you a response of 7 Sunset Silkworms, 7 Saltscale Terelli, 4 Saltwater Tuna, and 1 Opaline Beetle

Congratulations!
 
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Ventara

Villager
Platform
iOS
Day 3 Solved Puzzles
Here is a compiled list of all of the solved puzzles thus far:
Puzzle 1: Jytal, US3
Puzzle 2: Regar, US1
Puzzle 3: Constantine ElSheba, EU1
Puzzle 4: Meagan, EU1
Puzzle 5: Meagan, EU1
Puzzle 6: Verrier, US2
Puzzle 7: Meagan, EU1
Puzzle 8: Meagan, EU1

There is one puzzle remaining...Puzzle Number Nine -- and it is particularly challenging (on purpose). There is more than one layer to solving this one. Enjoy!

Prizes will be distributed by the Event Committee at the conclusion of the event.
 
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