I'm still going on the assumption that this stanza is what gets us the web address since he said the location is alluded to in the riddle and the keys are pieces of information needed to unlock the chest.
One thing I was playing with: "the place where alchemy's best is found" refers to the periodic table, with "alchemy's best" being gold.
I can *almost* spell out black flame: B Boron LA Lanthanum C Carbon K potassium
I know that this stanza seems to have a very strong link to Harry Potter. And is it a coincidence that this is stanza number 7 in the hunt? Maybe - but I don't think so. Here is a quote from the Harry Potter fandom web page with regards to the Philosopher's stone and number 7:
The prevalence of the number seven is not coincidental; seven obstacles were in place to get to the Philosopher's Stone and seven different potions were available in Snape's logic riddle. Seven, as deduced by Arithmancer Bridget Wenlock, has magical properties to it. It is believed that the number seven is the most magical number. It is also, of course, the total number of books in the series, (with Rowling firmly sticking to that number), and the number of pieces Voldemort desired his soul to be in (as he recognized the significance of the number seven and believed it to be the greatest).
Not sure I am following the spelling of Black Flame. At first I thought they elements you list were in the same group (column) or same row but that is not the case. The missing E is interesting though. But, I have to think this is a dead-end as it does not tie into Harry Potter. That connection is simply too strong to be neglected. Just my 2 cents.
Post by captnkush on Sept 13, 2019 22:45:04 GMT -5
Does anyone know the drink they used to pass through black flames?as far as i know there was some posion and nettle wine on the table but i cant find anywhere where it says what they actually drank .do they ever say anywhere?
Nicolas Flamel (French: [nikɔla flamɛl]; c. 1330 – 22 March 1418) was a French scribe and manuscript-seller. After his death, Flamel developed a reputation as an alchemist believed to have discovered the philosopher's stone and to have thereby achieved immortality. These legendary accounts first appeared in the 17th century.
According to texts ascribed to Flamel almost 200 years after his death, he had learned alchemical secrets from a Jewish converso on the road to Santiago de Compostela. He has since appeared as a legendary alchemist in various fictional works.
The historical Flamel lived in Paris in the 14th and 15th centuries, and his life is one of the best documented in the history of medieval alchemy. He ran two shops as a scribe and married Perenelle in 1368. She brought the wealth of two previous husbands to the marriage. The French Catholic couple owned several properties and contributed financially to churches, sometimes by commissioning sculptures. Later in life, they were noted for their wealth and philanthropy.
Flamel lived into his 70s, and in 1410 designed his own tombstone, which was carved with the images of Christ, St. Peter, and St. Paul. The tombstone is preserved at the Musée de Cluny in Paris. Records show that Flamel died in 1418. He was buried in Paris at the end of the nave of the former Church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie. His will, dated 22 November 1416, indicates that he was generous but that he did not have the extraordinary wealth of later alchemical legend. There is no indication that the real Flamel of history was involved in alchemy, pharmacy or medicine.
So is Lukas talking about the Harry Potter Nicolas Flamel or the real life Nicolas Flamel ?
If he is talking about the real life Nicolas Flamel then he can be found at the end of the nave of the former Church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie. The church was demolished during the French revolution and all that remains now is the tower.
Post by captnkush on Sept 20, 2019 11:45:07 GMT -5
I went down that rabbit hole quite a ways as theres alot of materail about real flammel. Apparently him and his wife are no longer in there graves.witch adds to the mystery of the philosopher's stone.some say he faked his own death others think his coffin was looted in a effort to find gold or his work on the philosopher's stone.its said he bequeathed the body of his work to his nephew wich little is known about.also his headstone is very interesting as he carved it himself.theres also someone dipected holding a key on the left side.from what i found in the translation most in french with a middle verse in Latin has instructions that he should be honored once a year by churches and other various organizations wich he and his wife donated to.there is alot of materail about him and about the raids and pillaging of his properties in a attempt to find his work on the philosopher's stone.after several days of researching this i was unable to find the link to the riddle wich might make a key(doesn't mean it isnt there)also i tried the pop culture flammel as he made a appearance on the movie crimes of grindlewald .wich i guess is like the potter prequels. Anyway i really like the train of thought on this one.hopefully we can turn up something