Hmm, I'm kinda stuck at the 53 ancient metals. It's not quite clear what's expected (nor how many stages there are in this puzzle overall) and 53 is a prime number. Am I still looking for 12 letters?
I'm stuck at the same point
It's not a font, it's a unicode block that's relevant to the archetype. But that doesn't seem to help.
Are some of the words broken into two? Or do I need to find 8 glyphs? I found most of them but still not on part 2
Think about your 7-letter word, then look again at the shape of the wordsearch grid -- does it remind you of something?
I need to confirm if I have the righy passkey but I don't want to reveal too much
I also arrived there, not knowing what could be found 😅
The right passkey should bring you to the next stage.
Do I just type it in after tiny.cc?
It looks like a larger version of our Ingress glyphing grid. It looks like a honeycomb. It looks like the mathematically smallest possible packing of circles/spheres into any given space. It looks like an Abalone board game. It's too big to be a Catan board game. It looks like even more board games than that, but I apparently play too many board games.
I'm currently ruling out the Glyph grid as a possibility, the "glyphs" the hidden words draw aren't in any dictionary, even if some look similar.
My current presumption is that I have to apply my terrible almost nonexistant "Boggle" skills to look for an unknown-to-me 12-letter word that may or may not have anything to do with the 7-letter unjumbled word.
try and see if it works 😉
I'm not even seeing all of the elements in the block, maybe it's a browser issue? Are all of the elements in the block you're referring to, just so I can double check what might be a rabbit hole here?
The 7-letter word should remind you of something. You can look that one up the dictionary
Very nice puzzle - thank you for this one :)
I got brought to some chinese website did I do something wrong?
I'm like kinda lost do I need to translate the gylphs and are there 8 or 12 of them? Is that unrelated?
To get to stage 2, I had to translate 1 glyph. If you ended up on the chinese website, you obviously did not translate....
It kinda seems like step 3 is missing separators and a mapping
You solved it? Or still struggling with the separators? I've noticed there are a couple of quite long repeated sequences but as I don't know what sort of thing to end up with I'm still a bit stuck. It looks like real cryptanalysis might be involved at any rate.
yes, I've gone from there and rotated in the element
Translation as in a different language or as in from glyph to english word?
just one suggestion: don't get confused with url shorteners
You guessed right ;)
The 12-letter passkey is not a word, it's just the thing you paste into the URL shortener to get to the next step (a PDF).
Got stage 2 and something ending up representing Cu(CH3COO)2... Seems not related to the modern chemistry, right?
So I don't need all the glyphs shown? I think I'm getting somewhere but none of my keywords are getting me anywhere
No other languages than glyph-ish and english required. If you have something in english, let's say a 7-letter word, well ... translate. :-)
I guessed a logical method for separation and then bruteforced the mapping. I'm surprised it worked, but I got to step 4 now.
Now, I don't even see the puzzle in step 4 yet except two black words.
now trapped in 7 elements