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Fyrd Argentus

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Fyrd Argentus last won the day on February 10 2013

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About Fyrd Argentus

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    Pickle Meister
  • Birthday 05/07/1960

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    Male
  • Location
    Through the looking-glass.
  • Interests
    Music, especially parody, storytelling, puzzles. In RL I'm a scientist, gardener, writer, and B&B innkeeper, and raise fish, cats, and boys. My wife is the real musician.
  • Playername
    Fyrd Argentus, Fyrd Alyzer

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  1. Not sure where the quote came from, but we clearly don't agree on the solution.   Please note that Fyrd himself is never mentioned in the clues.  The clues stand alone and must be separated from the background story in your mind.  Your solutions often pulled Fyrd into the puzzle.   I do wish to acknowledge that you, Dan, were the first to find all 12 clues and take a stab at the solution.  Congrats on that!
  2. I always like to find a RP explanation for manifestations and powers in the game.  Fyrd Argentus had a mental breakdown and is acting out his inner child as alt Fyrd Alyzer - which should be obvious to everybody but him, because he is in denial.  If his mental state flops back and forth, so be it.  Totally split personality.   Why did I do this? 1) I want to keep MD as a game (relief from real life), and too much karma was hanging on my head for it to be fun (same reason i dropped MP6), - which parallels Fyrd's mental breakdown nicely,  and 2) a fresh new set of clickies to draw on!
  3. We have a winner! Valldore Nal solved the syllogism and wrote up a nice background too. Below is his solution - spoiler warning because it shows the clues and puzzle answer, but not the password. Congratulations! [spoiler] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'm going to present the various clues for references on my answer (long message again, sorry ) : All Spirits are indeed dead All who are dead have at some point died All those who have died have received a mortal assault Mortal Assaults are either combat wounds or magical insults Pickle Juice cures all combat wounds Pickle Juice never cures Magical Insults Everyone receiving Magical Insults passes into the Spirit Underground Everyone in the Spirit Underground is lost and confused Anyone lost and confused loses faith Anyone with no faith loses hope Anyone with no hope loses courage Anyone with no courage will despair So now to our problem. Fyrd had a break down and we need to find why. I think i finally know why Fyrd had a break down. The spirits told him all the clues they told me as well (or he already knew them) and he realized something. All spirits are dead . Since they are dead, at some point they died. All those who have died, received a mortal assault. (So all spirits received it ) Mortal assault can be combat wound or magical insult If it was combat wound, it would have been healed with pickle juice Since they died and pickle juice doesn't cure magical insult, the assault was a magical insult So all spirits received a magical insult. At this point Fyrd has realized something already: he can't do anything to help the spirits (since they all received a magical insult) . And why is that a problem ? Everyone receiving Magical Insults passes into the Spirit Underground (so all spirits pass there) Everyone in the spirit underground is lost and confused (so all spirits are) Anyone who is already lost and confused loses faith (so all spirits lost faith) Anyone who already lost faith, loses hope (so all spirits lost hope) Anyone who already lost hope, loses courage (so all spirits lost courage) Anyone who already lost courage will despair (so all spirits will despair) That is the conclusion Fyrd realized : All spirits will despair He could do nothing about it to help them. And that's what caused Fyrd a mental break down ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [/spoiler]
  4. UPDATES: 1) Only one player has said they've come close, but still needs a HINT, so here it is. The Reverend Charles Dodgson made famous a sort of puzzle called a Syllogism. This is such a puzzle. 2) I now have WISHPOINTS to award. First to complete the syllogism properly gets the first WP.
  5. USA - visiting in Colorado - as fast or faster than ever. Didn't check rituals, but the creature summary page is faster. Europe you say? Wow! [Edit - generally it seems the "connecting" phase, to find the server after an action, is longer, but once it is found the data stream back is much faster.]
  6. At 17:00 ST, a certain player [TBA later, so as to not bias any potential sponsorships] won a default victory by pointing out an error in the quest -- one clue was repeated while another was left out. This has been corrected. If you obtained a clue associated with a snake, you need to go back and get the corrected version. My apologies.
  7. Fyrd's unbalanced, his inner child is running around "discovering" all the old spirits he had awoken before his mental break-down. What to do: 1) Guess the correct way to address a spirit (clickie pswd) 2) Find all dozen and collect their clues 3) Solve the puzzle to learn the sad reason Fyrd lost it. Only includes the common areas of no-man's-land, Marind Bell, and the MD Archives (south of the gate), so everybody can participate. Just go search for clickies and guess that universal password. Hint: this form of puzzle was made famous by the guy who invented the original White Rabbit. No rewards unless sponsored, but this quest is the pre-requisite to another grand series of quests to come. Just in case there is a sponsor, and you want to verify a time stamp, send me a forum PM with your answer.
  8. I've put some "beginner" guides in the forum, scroll to the bottom topics. Check those out first, then I'm happy to answer questions as I am able.
  9. Reset worked right for most of my clickie-writing career.
  10. I liked the old system.  It had no consequences, and was quite entertaining, in its own way.
  11. 5 credits   (I'm assuming if you use in-game stuff to win a bid, it can't cross over to an alt....?)   [Edit: Any way I can enter this as a standing bid, month-to-month until I get one, or withdraw the bid?  I'm expecting market price will drop over time.]
  12. Odd thing, the first password you enter on a clickie gives you the "reset" line that also tells you what password you are using. After resetting and entering any more passwords, the "reset" line never reappears - just the enter (new) password line. You can change the password used, hence the clickie code you are engaging, but the problem is, you have no feedback as to which block of clickie code you are currently viewing. I think this was an unintended change.
  13. Done. Mods please close. Thanks all.
  14. Credits are not so rare for me. I want to encourage our artistic community. Happy to pay.
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