Post by ILLUMINATINPS on Mar 11, 2020 13:47:39 GMT -5
First and foremost, congrats to team “Maine Event” for the solving the puzzles and finding the correct BOTG locations. We hope we have given you an unforgettable adventure. Below is the Official Solution for the hunt:
1)Pink letters: Caesar shift FOLLOW YOUR VEINS
2)Roman Numeral Polybius: THE KEY IS IN YOUR BLOOD
Number Letter Sub: GO DOWN
3)Blue letter Hill Cipher: (Key is the Blue 4 digit number) A TALE OF LAND AND SEAZ (Az at the end is a hint to the alphabet on the colored bar cipher)
4)Mirror ciphers (Vignere Cipher) Use the animal tails to find the two animals associated with the island that are both land and sea animals, then use them as key words: SEAL, OTTER. Result: SEAL HARBOR OTTER CLIFFS
26 colored bars represent the alphabet Z-A(hinted by the Z and A in the border letters).
Pull the pink bars and sub to the proper letters. For pink bars with orange berries, use the Roman numeral orange berry to pull that many of the same letter. Example: O has an orange berry, the berry assigned to it from the bush has a Roman V. So pull 5 O’s.
Result is an Anagram for:COOKSEY DR OVERLOOK
ONCE AT OVERLOOK: (all visual - need map)
Map with explanations to the best of my ability at bottom of this post.
The “MATCHSTICKS” as people have called them were meant to be a simple nod to going at low tide to ensure a complete path to the chest, at high tide it breaks in two sections. A “green means go” when the water is low vibe.
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