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Old 2011-03-01, 18:06   Link #361
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[Wherever you are] you may [attempt to go up by going down]
But [you'll find all unprepared] and [no one to greet you]
decorative | search key | appearance

Supposedly all possible answers should be located by search key and identified by appearance. So going with that idea:

[Wherever you are] can possibly mean
  • URL location of trace start is irrelevant; which may in turn mean it's a common navigation aid (forum breadcrumbs, wiki nav links)
  • inferring to page source (no idea how to pick a URL from that one; pattern for source also varies with browsers). Matches appearance.

[attempt to go up by going down] can possibly mean
  • "down" as in "death" or "logout" meaning, you logout and hence would go up as in the main page (matches appearance)
  • up / down can be both one level up or simply up, it can also be reverse as in up is actually down in the case of descending order; hence attempt to go up by going down, as in up the stack, but literally you are actually going down.
  • if interpreting as direct treasure map sintructions:
    • [by Haak] the "retired series" forum, if treated as a reference to the forum
    • the #top link
    • the archives
  • [milan kyuubi] down as in a process or sub-domain (eg. http://test.animesuki.com/)

Going with "down" as definite key word, we should probably cross out all possible alternative meanings: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/down (damn, so many!)

Answers based on some of the above logic:
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Old 2011-03-01, 18:13   Link #362
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Alright, my second guess at the first riddle, going by Kairin's hints:

6 - 3 = 3
8 - 5 = 3
10 - 5 = 5
14 - 6 = 8
12 - 10 = 2

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Old 2011-03-01, 18:14   Link #363
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URL is incorrect =^.^= but the catgirls still wuv you.
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Old 2011-03-01, 18:18   Link #364
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Another posibility,

http://forums.animesuki.com/showgroups.php

…if somehow referring to forum responsibility. And nobody to greet you would refer to how moderators are never online (j/k) it's not a discussion page.

[edit]

http://forums.animesuki.com/calendar.php

Going down as in dropdown. Up as in date.
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Old 2011-03-01, 18:22   Link #365
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Or maybe it's the http://beta.animesuki.com/ because there's nobody there; and it's at the bottom.
Correct.

It wasn't too difficult but wow that was quicker than I had expected. Feel free to post a complete explanation. Kairin will post a confirmation within the next 24-48 hours with the current score(s) and the next riddle.
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Old 2011-03-01, 18:22   Link #366
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http://forums.animesuki.com/newreply.php?do=newreply

As in down (new reply), up as in (post count), nobody to greet you (well so-so nobody there), unprepared as in empty.
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Old 2011-03-01, 18:29   Link #367
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Correct.

It wasn't too difficult but wow that was quicker than I had expected. Feel free to post a complete explanation. Kairin will post a confirmation within the next 24-48 hours with the current score(s) and the next riddle.
Go Up (as in site wise) by going Down (ie. anywhere on the forum). There's nobody there to greet you (as in it's beta) and everything is unprepared (as in, still needs work; because it's not finished).


Is that sufficient NW? BTW, when I go there it does say "Welcome, felix!" to me, but I figure that doesn't count.
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Old 2011-03-01, 18:49   Link #368
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Is that sufficient NW? BTW, when I go there it does say "Welcome, felix!" to me, but I figure that doesn't count.
Pretty much.

"Wherever you are" -- Almost every page on the forum has the link.
"you may attempt to go up" -- You're trying to go "up" from the sub-domain (forums) to the top level domain (animesuki.com), if you go by the text of the link.
"by going down." -- bottom of the page.
"But you'll find" -- The page you get to isn't exactly what was promised by the text.
"all unprepared" -- This was my rewording from the original, but means the same thing... a place "not yet ready".
"and no one to greet you." -- The original riddle said "no maiden to greet you", but the author felt it would have been too easy, and I agreed. Rather than completely remove the detail Kairin replaced it with the royal "one"; she is the maiden after all. Note "no" and "one" are two separate words, rather than a general "nobody". The resulting wording was a little awkward and deliberately ambiguous.
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Old 2011-03-01, 23:11   Link #369
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WOW I didn't know about the second one
looks like I won't close the page again XD
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Old 2011-03-02, 09:25   Link #370
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For the first riddle, could it be... this?
well the user number is 5... and there are a lot of 5 in the riddle, (5 kingdoms, kingdom V, all were burned to ash but 5...)
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Old 2011-03-02, 09:59   Link #371
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First riddle, this....

http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=5555
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Old 2011-03-02, 10:30   Link #372
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For the first riddle, could it be... this?
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Originally Posted by milan kyuubi View Post
None of them are the correct URL.
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Old 2011-03-02, 12:16   Link #373
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Another try on the first riddle.

'The princess then took a break, and a week later she
once again marched to fight'
-> Might this paragraph play a part in the riddle? She defeats 0 in this case.

If the king is as strong as the kingdom then you'd get.

first kingdom: 5-1 (princess) - 3 (enemies) = 1
second kindom: 7-1-5= 1
break: 0
third kingdom: 9-1-5=3
fourth kingdom: 13-1= 12 -> (more than 5 survive) -> max 6 killed
fifth kingdom: 11-1-10= 0

1103@0

@ could be 0,1,2,3,4,5,6?

http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=110300
http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=110310
http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=110320
http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=110330
http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=110350
http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=110360
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Old 2011-03-02, 12:39   Link #374
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First riddle:

http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=5779

He is the one who created Kairin (AS Mascot) ~ princess...
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Old 2011-03-02, 12:44   Link #375
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Still no correct URL for first riddle. Sorry guys.
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Old 2011-03-02, 18:18   Link #376
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3rd riddle answers

Is it us? http://forums.animesuki.com/index.php or http://forums.animesuki.com/memberlist.php

Or maybe the corresponding thread: http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=11904

Or maybe "them" http://forums.animesuki.com/showgroups.php

Or maybe social groups: http://forums.animesuki.com/group.php

Or maybe the wiki: http://wiki.animesuki.com/

Oh "villager" lolfail

Kairin http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=5 ? [edit] (because he leans over and sees someone)

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A drunk sits [next to you] at a bar:
Ya see, there's this villager I once met. (loudly) Can anybody in
here help me find him? (pausing) Sadly... there is almost nothing I
remember 'bout him; (leaning in) [lemme look at you f'a second? Hum small
world isn't it...
] (knocking back a drink) ba! This [little village may be
larger than you fhink!
] I'ma not tryin' t' confuse~ venture (hick) [onwards
or backwards
]; 'nyways... the first to find'um gets a drink on me.
The man collapses. Who was he talking about?
Is it The Small One ( http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=713 ) or GHDpro ( http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=1 ) both referencing small and the others.
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Old 2011-03-02, 18:32   Link #377
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Maybe http://forums.animesuki.com/memberli...joindate&pp=30 ?
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Old 2011-03-02, 18:33   Link #378
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Hm, can it be a smilie? http://forums.animesuki.com/images/a...es/thinker.gif (larger then you think but little)

[edit] Or Kairin on the main page http://animesuki.com/ or http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=33516 or http://static.animesuki.com/f/site/2...ary-RedOwl.jpg

[edit] or the wiki kairin http://wiki.animesuki.com/w/skins/an..._wiki_logo.png

Going by "villager" only:

http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=64422

Going by villager as implying "village" and "bigger" as a metaphor for a trait or implied characteristic in context of the village, or simply something like size of name, age, url id size, avatar:

http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=45543
http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=8780
http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=54369
http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=798
http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=4093
http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=2
http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=6246
http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=54369
http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=1131
http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=53598
http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=57984

The banner? http://forums.animesuki.com/images/a...2009/03/08.jpg
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Old 2011-03-02, 18:58   Link #379
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Uh if I may disturb you felix?

http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=26182
I nominate Ero-Senn1n.

Guy at bar refers to a "him"; so male.
We know it's a "villager". And he met the drunk once; so why not at a bar? Just like we're meeting the guy at the moment. So Ero-Senn1n's location "
Hidden Village of Sake" sounds plausible.

Still kind of a wild guess, but meh.
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Old 2011-03-02, 18:58   Link #380
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^ Yeah about the references being a direct reference to a user, what would happen if say he changed his title? =P

The retired forum: http://forums.animesuki.com/forumdisplay.php?f=83 "larger then you think"

Going by zebra's tavern idea: http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=14947 or http://forums.animesuki.com/forumdisplay.php?f=6 or http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=19574 or http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=4837
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