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Relic Fragment/Orion's Belt Riddle/Quest Reveal 1 month 3 weeks ago #1

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This is the annotated version of the poem found on the "Relic Recipe Fragment?" placeholder page on the TDb. Comments are in purple.
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In days of yore, quite long before
The humans came to plunder more
A long time ago, before the time when humans took over
A relic forged from goods of trade
A 5-point star transmute made from Trade tokens
By ancient hands the thing was made
It was made by a long-forgotten race

Alas, for now, the method's gone
To craft this fine phenomenon
The recipe for this amazing transmute was lost
'Twas fractured by a hand of bronze
It was fragmented by being struck by a bronze-age weapon
And now it's just some polygons
It’s been broken up into six, vaguely polygonal pieces

When days are long and three stars bright
Daylight is longer in Summer and a reference to the constellation Orion
The Dark Knight comes with special sight
This "dark night" is the lunar eclipse on July 16, 2019--the date when the real recipe fragment tokens (but not the belt's recipe) will be revealed on the TDb
For bringing forth the pieces all
All six unique fragments must be procured
To eldest place before the fall
Our oldest convention is Gen Con and it occurs just before Autumn (Fall)

So gather now your goods abound
Collect all the ingredients
And bring them where the start be found
Double reference to both Gen Con, where TD started, and the entrance area near where the transmute room is typically located
A myst'ry now that was foretold
Referencing the fragments as well as the TDb teaser info (this poem)
With time, that knowledge shall unfold
The recipe for the belt will be revealed in time

The Clue clue
I gotta start off by saying this was a big fail on my part. If I could do it over, I would alter a number things, but the core of the puzzle would be the same. Please forgive my green horn errors.

The idea was for it to start off as a "which one of these is different" kind of puzzle, which would then lead you to the next part of the clue. As you correctly (and quickly!) guessed, all but one of those actors, Gordon Jump, was in the movie Clue. Every actor's square had a different number of teal dots on it, but Gordon was also the only person with only one dot in his square. These two things were to indicate that Gordon's square was different. From there (this was probably the major failure of this puzzle), I was hoping you would "jump" up to the square above him. Leslie Ann Warren had 16 teal dots on her image. This was a clue that something was going to happen on the 16th of that month, namely, the revelation of the six fragment entries on the TDb. (Again, sorry for a not-good puzzle.)

The placement of the teal dots was never intended to be a constellation nor any kind of map. Their placement was solely determined by where they would be least noticeable on the image.

This post was an attempt to get you to move up to LAW's square, but it too failed.

So then I tried this , but alas...

The Enhance Clue
Oh boy was I embarrassed when someone noticed the filename! :blush: There's a blunder I won't make again.

This was a reference to this image , which at that time was not observed to be a clue.

truedungeon.com/forum?view=topic&defaultmenu=141&catid=602&id=249658&start=132#339595
A subtle nudge that indicated the correct numbering of the fragments.

truedungeon.com/forum?view=topic&catid=8&id=249840&start=0#342114
Death Die, pointing towards the TDb entry for Druegar's Death Die, which had the secret hidden pixel that lead to the Clue clue.

The Pirate
truedungeon.com/forum?view=topic&defaultmenu=141&catid=602&id=249708&start=468#346835
Since the plan was for a new image to be revealed every day, I needed to get y'all to click on the Ring of Riches image that day. But then someone decided to cheat (coughlazcough) and got the intended clue the easy way.


I think that's everything. Feel free to ask questions or throw virtual rotten produce.
Have you looked it up in the TDb ?
Please post TDb corrections/suggestions in this thread .
If I write something in teal, it should not be taken seriously.

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Relic Fragment/Orion's Belt Riddle/Quest Reveal 1 month 3 weeks ago #2

This was fun, thanks for setting it up!

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Relic Fragment/Orion's Belt Riddle/Quest Reveal 1 month 3 weeks ago #3

Thanks for the write-up!
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Relic Fragment/Orion's Belt Riddle/Quest Reveal 1 month 3 weeks ago #4

Thank you for putting in the time and effort. That was a blast!

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Thanks for putting all together and sharing the answers! It was super fun!
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Relic Fragment/Orion's Belt Riddle/Quest Reveal 1 month 3 weeks ago #6

I think you did a fantastic job Druegar and company! It was a ton of fun to brainstorm and fall asleep thinking about :-)

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Relic Fragment/Orion's Belt Riddle/Quest Reveal 1 month 3 weeks ago #7

So Druegar, what was your favorite thing where we went totally off into the weeds?

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Relic Fragment/Orion's Belt Riddle/Quest Reveal 1 month 3 weeks ago #8

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Endgame wrote: what was your favorite thing where we went totally off into the weeds?

Hard to say, but the one 700+ post thread, along with the supplemental threads, was amazing to watch unfold.
Have you looked it up in the TDb ?
Please post TDb corrections/suggestions in this thread .
If I write something in teal, it should not be taken seriously.

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Relic Fragment/Orion's Belt Riddle/Quest Reveal 1 month 3 weeks ago #9

Thanks Druegar, it was a great challenge and one that brought many of us together in ways we would never have thought of. Just shows how great this community is.

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Relic Fragment/Orion's Belt Riddle/Quest Reveal 1 month 3 weeks ago #10

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Echoing what others have said, thanks to all parties. This was a fun way to reviel a relic.
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Relic Fragment/Orion's Belt Riddle/Quest Reveal 1 month 3 weeks ago #11

Thanks for running this, it was a great 'off season' activity - very creative and well done.

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Relic Fragment/Orion's Belt Riddle/Quest Reveal 1 month 3 weeks ago #12

Thanks for the reveal! Don't be so hard on yourself. The goal was to have fun and we definitely did. That's a win in my book and we got close in many ways. Looking forward to the next one!
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