“X marks the spot and remember it's a moving target. How can you pinpoint a moving target?'
This is one of the latest clues Pete gave us. As Pete suggested let’s try to figure out if there is a difference. It sounds like we have three components: The X Spot, the moving Target and the PinPoint.
The most simple theory would be: The X-Spot: is a stone, obelisk, statue, high tower or a chimney moving Target: it must be the sun, because it produces shadows and we are talking about shadows ever since PinPoint: The day time is the only way to pinpoint the sun’s shadow. So the token must be at the PinPoint which can defined within a squaremetre.
So if it was as "easy" as that, why did no one figure it out? 😊 I think there must be trick. Pete did not answer my question directly. My odd thought would be that the “mirrored” shadow could also be a ray of sunlight or a halo.
Does anybody have a different theory? Was this discussed in the past?
I got this one from the homepage: "Instructions are included with the token how to claim the prize" And this from the clues: ".. it will help you pinpoint the treasure". "... you just need to specify the location to within a square metre."
Nevertheless, illuminatinps I think the same way like you. it's maybe like you said: pinpointing is like shooting airplanes.
What if the target is moving up and down like in water? the tide was my very first thought, when I first read it. What if this sm is depending on the time now?
Yes, this might be too complicated, but I'm just thinking. We must find a new way, or just break the code? :-) Phew. Off for today.
Post by illuminatinps on Sept 8, 2018 18:04:09 GMT -5
sarah. Yes. The airplane analogy is just that. If the airplane is flying perpendicular to your flight path, you have to shoot ahead of it in order to hit it. Same applies this. Its a concept of where and when. If the token is sitting in one spot, then yes the moving target must be the sun. But why would the shadow of a sun on the token matter if you knew where it was anyway. This reminds me of The Hobbit when the last light of Durins day shines upon the keyhole.
I have always interpreted this to mean something casts a shadow, and that - on the right date/time - the shadow shows us where to look. However, this is worryingly similar to the method for masquerade. That said, there are a lot of clues pointing towards shadows.
Another possibke interpretation is that we are looking for 4 locations/landmarks and interesecting their diagonals (cross the line, x marks the spot, crucifixion, etc) provides the location. If one or more of these locations was something that moved (based on date/time) then the clue would still hold.
Post by illuminatinps on Sept 10, 2018 4:08:04 GMT -5
Neil Im still trying to figure out how to even form a location at all The only clues i grabbed from my first read was colored levers on the Garrst, His dads quick math at the end to bring them back, The periodic looking table on the pyramid, Pythagoras triangle. but how to even connect them is beyond me. But I am shoulder deep on the Fandango hunt so its hard to keep my strategies and brain separated
My initial thought on this is the spot to 'dig' is not fixed because it is marked by a shadow.
If a church (for instance) was determined to be the final location then where the shadow of the steeple points at a specific time could be the precise location. The final location would be both fixed and a moving target at the same time.
Remember Pete is looking for a location to the nearest square metre. The location might already have been discovered but judged incorrect because shadows move and that would mean the exact location is dependent on the time of day and the shadow cast. It would also mean the approximate day of the year is important, shadows are longer in winter in the UK and shorter in Summer. That difference would be sufficient to throw of the final location by at least a metre