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Old 2011-06-09, 05:07   Link #741
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"MrEccentric42" http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=98880 ?

reasoning: 42 = "Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything"

(it's also the unlucky number in japanese, ie. "death")


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Going with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sephirot

sephirot http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=93702
Sephiroth http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=2902
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Old 2011-06-09, 15:37   Link #742
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Even his name has "eccentric" in it so felix could be right about this one. With the numbers being in Arabic meaning, while his name comes from Latin possibly?
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Old 2011-06-10, 18:02   Link #743
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Actually, it was wrong

Anyways...since NW has gone AWOL again (), time to try my luck with the first riddle.

Since, NW has said that the math will take a leap of imagination to solve...let's start off with the craziest idea

Anyways, going off Remon's idea that it's a clock...
The beginning/end refers to 00:00/24:00
1st Kingdom: Hour=5 Minutes=6+3+3=12
2nd Kingdom: Hour=7 Minutes=16
3rd kingdom: hour=9 Minutes=20 or 0
4th Kingdom: Hour=13 Minutes=28 or 0
5th Kingdom: Hour=11 or 23 Minutes= 24 or 48

***For future reference: Time elapsed in real time is 7 days, 3 days, then 6 years, which equals 6 years and 10 days total.

Therefore, going through multiple combinations, 512+716+900+1328+1124=4580
Person also has over 100 posts

http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=4580

Of course, I have yet to go through all the combinations for multiplication of the numbers or the differences of the without decimals, using the colon as the decimal, and converting the minutes into factions and then using/not using a decimal.

I honestly think the hardest thing about this riddle is its ambiguous nature, which thereby generates countless permutations using the same interpretation. I think I'm going to start a notebook with all possible answers, since I'm starting to get lost and forget which ones I already tried by hasty work done on scratch paper
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Old 2011-06-11, 08:06   Link #744
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Answer is incorrect, sorry. You should look back at all the things people found already and on the hints. There are a lot of things you miss in your interpretation, like for example did you notice the picture and what it was for?

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Actually, it was wrong

Anyways...since NW has gone AWOL again (), time to try my luck with the first riddle.
He’s only been gone 10 days, he’ll be back soon. I haven’t been keeping time, but the answering period for the riddle is over, correct?
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Old 2011-06-11, 08:22   Link #745
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oh wut, there's an answering period? lol

I was under the impression each riddle was game till either it gets solved or the contest is over.
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Old 2011-06-11, 09:23   Link #746
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@Felix: It was for the anomalies, no? I got the minutes by adding up the king, number killed and number left FYI. Or I was the only one who thought kingdom v=6 because of the apple>radish in the pic but since everyone used 5 anyways, I decided to just go with that . And yeah it's over
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Old 2011-06-11, 10:05   Link #747
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Of course that “V” is a 5, lol.

I’m starting to think the real problem here is that when a riddle goes on for this long people just forget what was already figured out, or get something that’s on the right track but because it’s not exactly it just go way off in their next guess. I guess it’s a pretty big riddle so to make things more fun I’ll start telling you guys if you’re getting warm or cold; instead of just the boring “incorrect”. To start with, this answer http://forums.animesuki.com/showpost...&postcount=244 was warm. On the other hand, @Rennir’s answer above was pretty cold.

Good luck.

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oh wut, there's an answering period? lol

I was under the impression each riddle was game till either it gets solved or the contest is over.
Every riddle (except the first) has a 2 week answering period.
The first lasts until all other riddles are answered or expire.
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Old 2011-06-12, 04:04   Link #748
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oh wut, there's an answering period? lol

I was under the impression each riddle was game till either it gets solved or the contest is over.
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... And yeah it's over
If the author (Rennir) is happy to let it continue until it is solved or all of the others are solved I don't mind. Keeping it going only disadvantages Rennir. Either way the next riddle will go up sometime today.-- Best laid plans...
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Every riddle (except the first) has a 2 week answering period.
The first lasts until all other riddles are answered or expire.
The original intention was was two weeks for each of them, but your riddle was quite hard until you understand the key to it and as I say it only disadvantages the author to keep it going. Plus you're not interested in winning anyway In theory all those points could apply to any of the riddles if the author is happy with that.

Might need to start using more riddles from the already used authors pool, after this next one, as I seem to have miscounted (or counted too many of felix's many submissions ) and over estimated how many I'd have.
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Old 2011-06-12, 04:11   Link #749
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The last hint you posted for Rennir's riddle said "take the last line literally, that's all you are getting for now," so I was expecting another hint in the future, I suppose this isn't possible?
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Old 2011-06-12, 04:15   Link #750
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No reason there can't be another hint (if Rennir is happy for it to continue), though I didn't because Rennir has been monitoring and guiding the thinking in this thread a little already. However, I'll have to think about what without giving it away too quickly!
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Old 2011-06-12, 06:00   Link #751
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You can throw “sephiroth” as a hint (reference) so I can start guessing at it again

…but I think Ren just wants it to be over.
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Old 2011-06-12, 15:17   Link #752
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A bit of a wild guess but this is the best I could do for the latest riddle.

Well my thinking was that Arabs were famous for numbers, and I know that Arabs were one of the first cultures to actually use a zero number. Anyways, I think that the amalgam might be a mix of numbers and letters for a word. Like l33t.

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Old 2011-06-12, 17:19   Link #753
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Well I am okay with it either way. Obviously, I want to win and I'd rather not be at a disadvantage. However, if people think that NW's hint and what I revealed were not enough as hints, then I think it's fair to agree on another deadline (not til the end of the contest though, because mine is nowhere near as hard as felix's ).
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Old 2011-06-13, 11:44   Link #754
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Ok just an update. Nightwish and I decided to extend the riddle an extra week from the original deadline, which means that everyone has until Thursday (3 more days) to guess. As for the hint, NW and I are still discussing an apt hint that doesn't completely give away the entire riddle but will point everyone in the right direction. However, since there's 3 days left, I thought I'd first post one that in my mind, is apt. If NW doesn't seem to think so, then another hint can be posted. Hint: One could say that the origin is Roman as well.
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Old 2011-06-18, 00:16   Link #755
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@Mods: Sorry for the triple post

Anyways, since the 3 days are up, and no one has even made an attempt...here's the solution:

Spoiler for Solution:
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Old 2011-06-18, 04:44   Link #756
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At one point I thought of giving the links to all the moderators one by one just because they might be "something that causes distress".

Never would've got it. Rejoice in your riddle making skills, Rennir. You have surely beaten us.
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Old 2011-06-18, 06:47   Link #757
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Renrir how does the sephirot fit into all of this? xD

And Vex has no origins in Arabic, it comes from the french vexer, latin vexāre. Can you elaborate on what you mean by duality and such?

The other parts were pretty clever though. Good job.
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Old 2011-06-18, 08:50   Link #758
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Well yes, you're right about vex. But the way that I was interpreting the word "Vexx" included a numerical interpretation of all of the letters, along with the normal interpretation that the letters were just letters. So that's why I put Arabic and duality: because you can think of vexx in two ways in the riddle.
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Old 2011-06-18, 10:08   Link #759
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Um, ok. What about the sephiroth? how was that “close”?
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Old 2011-06-21, 20:57   Link #760
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Lord I was thinking math, but with eccentricity I was thinking of conical sections...
And then since an ellipse can go on endlessly...

That's ridiculous, practially impossible to guess...
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