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Friday, August 21, 2009

The Quest for the Holy Avenger

While not in the B/X magic item list, the Holy Avenger is just such a great item for a quest. Here is a quest involving a number of dungeons to find the holy mcguffin.

Three royal princes, who were each buried in a different crypt, were each buried with a different magic item. One prince was a valiant paladin of good who protected the innocent. His brothers however were vile necromancers who plagued those unable to protect themselves. It is rumoured that the valiant paladin was buried with his holy sword, Travarlach, Bane of the Dead. Use the clues to figure out which prince was buried in which crypt, and who was buried with the holy sword.

Place one clue in each separate dungeon. When the paladin is ready they can head off to the tombs.

Clues:

1) Prince Pettar was not buried with the Sphere of the Damned.
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2) Prince Stepan was not buried in the Red Tomb.
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3) The prince that was buried in the Golden Tomb was buried with the Sphere of the Damned.
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4) Prince Taldar was buried with the Blood of Maidens.
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5) The Prince who was buried with the Holy Avenger, was not buried in the White Tomb.

LOGIC PUZZLE ANSWERS:
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Prince Pettar was buried in the Red Tomb, with the Holy Avenger.
Prince Taldar was buried in the White Tomb, with the Blood of Maidens.
Prince Stepan was buried in the Golden Tomb, with the Sphere of the Damned.
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The logic behind the answers:
Prince Pettar was not buried with the Sphere of the Damned (clue 1) or the Blood of Maidens (clue 4), so Prince Pettar was buried with the Holy Avenger.

Prince Pettar was not buried in the Golden Tomb (clue 3), Prince Pettar was not buried in the White Tomb (clue 5), so Prince Pettar was buried in the Red Tomb.

Prince Taldar was buried with the Blood of Maidens (clue 4), so Prince Stepan must have been buried with the Sphere of the Damned. Then Prince Stepan must be buried in the Golden Tomb (clue 3), and Prince Taldar must be buried in the White Tomb.

Five dungeons and four tombs worth of possible adventures...

I sure hope I got all that right :)

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