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On 11/5/2017 at 9:11 AM, Dolorous Gabe said:

Oops! Sorry all, I ate that cake. All of it.

 

Ah okay, no, panic over, it was just a mirage. Not sure what I've just eaten...

*shudders*

I should have warned you about the purple flowers in the swamp.  They cause hallucinations... and wicked munchies.

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35 minutes ago, rocksniffer said:

ok don't know how i missed this but am hopping to join in

:smoking:

Hop quickly, mate.  Deadline is tonight and I have already traded my gunpowder for baking powder.

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well i shall be at the ready if Madam Julia will respond to my pm....or perhaps give a slight extension...

i am currently lying in the cut awaiting a signal from my spies

:smoking:

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1 hour ago, rocksniffer said:

well i shall be at the ready if Madam Julia will respond to my pm....or perhaps give a slight extension...

i am currently lying in the cut awaiting a signal from my spies

:smoking:

So we have a new player to help us find the Book of Ancient Knowledge!

Welcome! :cheers:

There is also an ASOIAF character who has volunteered to help him in the first round of the quest and has already sent him a raven message. 

I'm going to give you all a 24-hour extension so that rocksniffer and one more player who has not sent a clue yet could catch up with the game. 

If anyone else wants to improve or just change their clue, it is still possible as well.

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For the record, technically, I submitted a clue. So I theoretically wasn't the other player mentioned. But, technically, the clue was less than complete trash. So maybe it wasn't being counted. Either way, technically, I have now improved it.

Thank me later.

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9 minutes ago, Ser Not Appearing said:

For the record, technically, I submitted a clue. So I theoretically wasn't the other player mentioned. But, technically, the clue was less than complete trash. So maybe it wasn't being counted. Either way, technically, I have now improved it.

Thank me later.

They certainly will! :D 

And I totally counted your early clue as well. 

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With the objective of understanding the game better, I set out to catalog the games.  It was really just an excuse for a spreadsheet (who am I kidding, nobody needs an excuse for a spreadsheet)

So, while we wait to start the madness of Julia's epic quest, prepare to be bored by my findings.

Some characters are more popular than others...

Spoiler

 

The following characters have been used 5 times or more across games:

Jaime Lannister 15
Tyrion Lannister 15
Arya Stark 13
Daenerys Targaryen 13
Catelyn Stark 12
Jon Snow 12
Viserys Targaryen 10
Theon Greyjoy 10
Brienne of Tarth 10
Cersei Lannister 9
Sandor Clegane 9
Sansa Stark 8
Gendry 7
Varys 7
Tywin Lannister 7
Petyr Baelish 7
Brynden Rivers 6
Margaery Tyrell 6
Eddard Stark 6
Robb Stark 6
Oberyn Martell 6
Renly Baratheon 6
Stannis Baratheon 6
Barristan Selmy 6
Roose Bolton 5
Rickon Stark 5
Samwell Tarly 5
Robert Baratheon 5
Jeor Mormont 5

 

The following games are missing: 6, 10, 12.
Game 7 is missing some answers (in case anyone has notes)

 

 

Themes, sorted by game..

Spoiler

 

Game

Round

Theme

Theme Type

1

1

Youngest sibling / youngest child

Family Relations

1

2

Baldness / characters described at some point as either bald or balding

Character Appearance/Attributes

1

3

Characters that are dead

Character Birth/Death

1

4

Essosi origin

Character Appearance/Attributes

1

5

Wedded during the course of the ASOIAF books

Character Actions/Skills

1

6

All have served or helped a major POV character

Character Actions/Skills

1

7

Have knowingly hidden or concealed their real identity at some point

Character Actions/Skills

2

1

characters with nicknames that begin with "The"

Character Name/House Name/Sigil

2

2

Characters who inspire highly vocal hatred on the forum

Character Actions/Skills

2

3

characters theorized on this website to be Secret Targaryens

Family Relations

3

1

Sailed the Narrow Sea

Character Actions/Skills

3

2

The first letters of the first names spell out 'North remembers'.

Clue Order

3

3

Have namesakes in the Frey family.

Character Name/House Name/Sigil

4

1

Fathered at least one daughter

Family Relations

4

2

Characters who appear in prologue chapters

Words on page

4

3

Born 290 AC or later

Character Birth/Death

4

4

Characters who had extramarital, consensual sex

Character Actions/Skills

4

5

Characters with Targaryen ancestors

Family Relations

5

1

Characters whose House has provided current or historical members of the Kingsguard.

Family Relations

5

2

Broken betrothals

Family Relations

5

3

“Words are wind” - All these characters have spoken this phrase in the ASOIAF books

Words on page

7

1

Characters who held a lantern

Character Actions/Skills

7

2

Characters who have given the gift of mercy to somebody.

Character Actions/Skills

7

3

Characters who sharpened their weapon on page

Character Actions/Skills

7

4

Characters that are referred to in-text as being a 'stranger.'

Words on page

7

5

Long Hair

Character Appearance/Attributes

7

6

Did not complete

 

7

7

Did not complete

 

8

1

Multiple Marriages (married more than once)

Family Relations

8

2

They all found themselves at the ever-changing Inn At The Crossroads at some point during the AsoIaF story.

Character Actions/Skills

8

3

Valyrian Steel (blades, chain links and the dragonbinder horn)

Miscellaneous

9

1

Jons and Aegons

Character Name/House Name/Sigil

9

2

Siblings of POV characters

Family Relations

9

3

Pets / domesticated animals / animal companions

Non-human

9

4

Port Cities

Non-human

9

5

Houses whose coat-of-arms is partly black

Character Name/House Name/Sigil

11

1

Lived on a Westerosi island.

Character Actions/Skills

11

2

Characters that can be associated with the various aspects of the Seven (the Father, the Mother, the Warrior etc.). Or simply: the Seven.

Character Appearance/Attributes

11

3

Characters that have appeared in other characters’ dreams.

Character Actions/Skills

13

1

Characters called “Sweetling” on the page

Words on page

13

2

 women who appear naked on page for reasons other than sex

Character Actions/Skills

13

3

people who shared a drink with Tyrion on the page

Character Actions/Skills

13

4

Person above spoke directly to person below about their own or another's cock

Clue Order

13

5

Chattaya's Brothel and the men who have visited it

Character Actions/Skills

14

1

Eldest of siblings at the start of ASOIAF

Family Relations

14

2

Characters who have been held captive at some point in ASOIAF

Character Actions/Skills

14

3

Characters whose House or personal sigil includes (a) winged creature(s)

Character Name/House Name/Sigil

15

1

Characters who have practised archery

Character Actions/Skills

15

2

Characters who have been to Harrenhal

Character Actions/Skills

15

3

Male characters who have rescued females

Character Actions/Skills

15

4

Subjects of unproven sexual gossip or accusation

Character Actions/Skills

15

5

Characters that have used the words ice and fire together.

Words on page

16

1

Songs are sung about them

Character Actions/Skills

16

2

Rewards placed on their heads

Character Actions/Skills

16

3

The person above saved the person below

Clue Order

17

1

Characters whose name matches their place of origin

Character Name/House Name/Sigil

17

2

Characters who participated in the joust at the Hand's Tourney

Character Actions/Skills

17

3

Characters who spoke "Winter is Coming" on the page

Character Actions/Skills

 

if anyone is interested in the actual file, please send me a PM with your email address.  It's searchable by character, to see all past clues for that character and the themes they've fallen under.  Not sure if this is useful, but it has been an excellent way to procrastinate.

:)

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1 hour ago, jezzie_bell said:

With the objective of understanding the game better, I set out to catalog the games.  It was really just an excuse for a spreadsheet (who am I kidding, nobody needs an excuse for a spreadsheet)

So, while we wait to start the madness of Julia's epic quest, prepare to be bored by my findings.

Some characters are more popular than others...

  Reveal hidden contents

 

The following characters have been used 5 times or more across games:

Jaime Lannister 15
Tyrion Lannister 15
Arya Stark 13
Daenerys Targaryen 13
Catelyn Stark 12
Jon Snow 12
Viserys Targaryen 10
Theon Greyjoy 10
Brienne of Tarth 10
Cersei Lannister 9
Sandor Clegane 9
Sansa Stark 8
Gendry 7
Varys 7
Tywin Lannister 7
Petyr Baelish 7
Brynden Rivers 6
Margaery Tyrell 6
Eddard Stark 6
Robb Stark 6
Oberyn Martell 6
Renly Baratheon 6
Stannis Baratheon 6
Barristan Selmy 6
Roose Bolton 5
Rickon Stark 5
Samwell Tarly 5
Robert Baratheon 5
Jeor Mormont 5

 

The following games are missing: 6, 10, 12.
Game 7 is missing some answers (in case anyone has notes)

 

 

Themes, sorted by game..

  Reveal hidden contents

 

Game

Round

Theme

Theme Type

1

1

Youngest sibling / youngest child

Family Relations

1

2

Baldness / characters described at some point as either bald or balding

Character Appearance/Attributes

1

3

Characters that are dead

Character Birth/Death

1

4

Essosi origin

Character Appearance/Attributes

1

5

Wedded during the course of the ASOIAF books

Character Actions/Skills

1

6

All have served or helped a major POV character

Character Actions/Skills

1

7

Have knowingly hidden or concealed their real identity at some point

Character Actions/Skills

2

1

characters with nicknames that begin with "The"

Character Name/House Name/Sigil

2

2

Characters who inspire highly vocal hatred on the forum

Character Actions/Skills

2

3

characters theorized on this website to be Secret Targaryens

Family Relations

3

1

Sailed the Narrow Sea

Character Actions/Skills

3

2

The first letters of the first names spell out 'North remembers'.

Clue Order

3

3

Have namesakes in the Frey family.

Character Name/House Name/Sigil

4

1

Fathered at least one daughter

Family Relations

4

2

Characters who appear in prologue chapters

Words on page

4

3

Born 290 AC or later

Character Birth/Death

4

4

Characters who had extramarital, consensual sex

Character Actions/Skills

4

5

Characters with Targaryen ancestors

Family Relations

5

1

Characters whose House has provided current or historical members of the Kingsguard.

Family Relations

5

2

Broken betrothals

Family Relations

5

3

“Words are wind” - All these characters have spoken this phrase in the ASOIAF books

Words on page

7

1

Characters who held a lantern

Character Actions/Skills

7

2

Characters who have given the gift of mercy to somebody.

Character Actions/Skills

7

3

Characters who sharpened their weapon on page

Character Actions/Skills

7

4

Characters that are referred to in-text as being a 'stranger.'

Words on page

7

5

Long Hair

Character Appearance/Attributes

7

6

Did not complete

 

7

7

Did not complete

 

8

1

Multiple Marriages (married more than once)

Family Relations

8

2

They all found themselves at the ever-changing Inn At The Crossroads at some point during the AsoIaF story.

Character Actions/Skills

8

3

Valyrian Steel (blades, chain links and the dragonbinder horn)

Miscellaneous

9

1

Jons and Aegons

Character Name/House Name/Sigil

9

2

Siblings of POV characters

Family Relations

9

3

Pets / domesticated animals / animal companions

Non-human

9

4

Port Cities

Non-human

9

5

Houses whose coat-of-arms is partly black

Character Name/House Name/Sigil

11

1

Lived on a Westerosi island.

Character Actions/Skills

11

2

Characters that can be associated with the various aspects of the Seven (the Father, the Mother, the Warrior etc.). Or simply: the Seven.

Character Appearance/Attributes

11

3

Characters that have appeared in other characters’ dreams.

Character Actions/Skills

13

1

Characters called “Sweetling” on the page

Words on page

13

2

 women who appear naked on page for reasons other than sex

Character Actions/Skills

13

3

people who shared a drink with Tyrion on the page

Character Actions/Skills

13

4

Person above spoke directly to person below about their own or another's cock

Clue Order

13

5

Chattaya's Brothel and the men who have visited it

Character Actions/Skills

14

1

Eldest of siblings at the start of ASOIAF

Family Relations

14

2

Characters who have been held captive at some point in ASOIAF

Character Actions/Skills

14

3

Characters whose House or personal sigil includes (a) winged creature(s)

Character Name/House Name/Sigil

15

1

Characters who have practised archery

Character Actions/Skills

15

2

Characters who have been to Harrenhal

Character Actions/Skills

15

3

Male characters who have rescued females

Character Actions/Skills

15

4

Subjects of unproven sexual gossip or accusation

Character Actions/Skills

15

5

Characters that have used the words ice and fire together.

Words on page

16

1

Songs are sung about them

Character Actions/Skills

16

2

Rewards placed on their heads

Character Actions/Skills

16

3

The person above saved the person below

Clue Order

17

1

Characters whose name matches their place of origin

Character Name/House Name/Sigil

17

2

Characters who participated in the joust at the Hand's Tourney

Character Actions/Skills

17

3

Characters who spoke "Winter is Coming" on the page

Character Actions/Skills

 

if anyone is interested in the actual file, please send me a PM with your email address.  It's searchable by character, to see all past clues for that character and the themes they've fallen under.  Not sure if this is useful, but it has been an excellent way to procrastinate.

:)

Wow. :bowdown: My hat is off to you.

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6 hours ago, jezzie_bell said:

With the objective of understanding the game better, I set out to catalog the games.  It was really just an excuse for a spreadsheet (who am I kidding, nobody needs an excuse for a spreadsheet)

So, while we wait to start the madness of Julia's epic quest, prepare to be bored by my findings.

Some characters are more popular than others...

  Reveal hidden contents

 

The following characters have been used 5 times or more across games:

Jaime Lannister 15
Tyrion Lannister 15
Arya Stark 13
Daenerys Targaryen 13
Catelyn Stark 12
Jon Snow 12
Viserys Targaryen 10
Theon Greyjoy 10
Brienne of Tarth 10
Cersei Lannister 9
Sandor Clegane 9
Sansa Stark 8
Gendry 7
Varys 7
Tywin Lannister 7
Petyr Baelish 7
Brynden Rivers 6
Margaery Tyrell 6
Eddard Stark 6
Robb Stark 6
Oberyn Martell 6
Renly Baratheon 6
Stannis Baratheon 6
Barristan Selmy 6
Roose Bolton 5
Rickon Stark 5
Samwell Tarly 5
Robert Baratheon 5
Jeor Mormont 5

 

The following games are missing: 6, 10, 12.
Game 7 is missing some answers (in case anyone has notes)

 

 

Themes, sorted by game..

  Reveal hidden contents

 

Game

Round

Theme

Theme Type

1

1

Youngest sibling / youngest child

Family Relations

1

2

Baldness / characters described at some point as either bald or balding

Character Appearance/Attributes

1

3

Characters that are dead

Character Birth/Death

1

4

Essosi origin

Character Appearance/Attributes

1

5

Wedded during the course of the ASOIAF books

Character Actions/Skills

1

6

All have served or helped a major POV character

Character Actions/Skills

1

7

Have knowingly hidden or concealed their real identity at some point

Character Actions/Skills

2

1

characters with nicknames that begin with "The"

Character Name/House Name/Sigil

2

2

Characters who inspire highly vocal hatred on the forum

Character Actions/Skills

2

3

characters theorized on this website to be Secret Targaryens

Family Relations

3

1

Sailed the Narrow Sea

Character Actions/Skills

3

2

The first letters of the first names spell out 'North remembers'.

Clue Order

3

3

Have namesakes in the Frey family.

Character Name/House Name/Sigil

4

1

Fathered at least one daughter

Family Relations

4

2

Characters who appear in prologue chapters

Words on page

4

3

Born 290 AC or later

Character Birth/Death

4

4

Characters who had extramarital, consensual sex

Character Actions/Skills

4

5

Characters with Targaryen ancestors

Family Relations

5

1

Characters whose House has provided current or historical members of the Kingsguard.

Family Relations

5

2

Broken betrothals

Family Relations

5

3

“Words are wind” - All these characters have spoken this phrase in the ASOIAF books

Words on page

7

1

Characters who held a lantern

Character Actions/Skills

7

2

Characters who have given the gift of mercy to somebody.

Character Actions/Skills

7

3

Characters who sharpened their weapon on page

Character Actions/Skills

7

4

Characters that are referred to in-text as being a 'stranger.'

Words on page

7

5

Long Hair

Character Appearance/Attributes

7

6

Did not complete

 

7

7

Did not complete

 

8

1

Multiple Marriages (married more than once)

Family Relations

8

2

They all found themselves at the ever-changing Inn At The Crossroads at some point during the AsoIaF story.

Character Actions/Skills

8

3

Valyrian Steel (blades, chain links and the dragonbinder horn)

Miscellaneous

9

1

Jons and Aegons

Character Name/House Name/Sigil

9

2

Siblings of POV characters

Family Relations

9

3

Pets / domesticated animals / animal companions

Non-human

9

4

Port Cities

Non-human

9

5

Houses whose coat-of-arms is partly black

Character Name/House Name/Sigil

11

1

Lived on a Westerosi island.

Character Actions/Skills

11

2

Characters that can be associated with the various aspects of the Seven (the Father, the Mother, the Warrior etc.). Or simply: the Seven.

Character Appearance/Attributes

11

3

Characters that have appeared in other characters’ dreams.

Character Actions/Skills

13

1

Characters called “Sweetling” on the page

Words on page

13

2

 women who appear naked on page for reasons other than sex

Character Actions/Skills

13

3

people who shared a drink with Tyrion on the page

Character Actions/Skills

13

4

Person above spoke directly to person below about their own or another's cock

Clue Order

13

5

Chattaya's Brothel and the men who have visited it

Character Actions/Skills

14

1

Eldest of siblings at the start of ASOIAF

Family Relations

14

2

Characters who have been held captive at some point in ASOIAF

Character Actions/Skills

14

3

Characters whose House or personal sigil includes (a) winged creature(s)

Character Name/House Name/Sigil

15

1

Characters who have practised archery

Character Actions/Skills

15

2

Characters who have been to Harrenhal

Character Actions/Skills

15

3

Male characters who have rescued females

Character Actions/Skills

15

4

Subjects of unproven sexual gossip or accusation

Character Actions/Skills

15

5

Characters that have used the words ice and fire together.

Words on page

16

1

Songs are sung about them

Character Actions/Skills

16

2

Rewards placed on their heads

Character Actions/Skills

16

3

The person above saved the person below

Clue Order

17

1

Characters whose name matches their place of origin

Character Name/House Name/Sigil

17

2

Characters who participated in the joust at the Hand's Tourney

Character Actions/Skills

17

3

Characters who spoke "Winter is Coming" on the page

Character Actions/Skills

 

if anyone is interested in the actual file, please send me a PM with your email address.  It's searchable by character, to see all past clues for that character and the themes they've fallen under.  Not sure if this is useful, but it has been an excellent way to procrastinate.

:)

 

4 hours ago, Raisin' Bran said:

Wow. :bowdown: My hat is off to you.

:agree: Great job!

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Well, my friends, entering the castle turned out to be easier than anyone would have thought. You have been spotted and captured by the garrison. All of you. Now you are inside the castle, but each of you is sitting alone in a dark cell in the dungeon. 

So how can you get out of the dungeon and start looking for the Book of Ancient Knowledge at last? The door is locked and your only contact with the outside world is the turnkey who is guarding you. But perhaps you can befriend him and persuade him to let you go... But how? Unfortunately, you don't have all the gold of Casterly Rock at your disposal, and your supply of Arbor wine was taken away when you were captured. All you can rely on is your charisma, your love of adventure, your determination, your intelligence, your sense of humour, your natural kindness and your supernatural abilities. What exactly you have to do is encoded in the theme that you can find after solving the character clues. Failing to do that, you will be obliged to either stay in the cell until your fellow players free you (if they ever do that) or to leave your theme points with the turnkey in exchange for your freedom - and that's something you are rather reluctant to do, because the more points you have, the better your chances to find the Book you are looking for. 

Therefore you should try to solve the clues and the theme. You may summon your character (if you need help), using (if you can) the magical method described to you earlier in a raven message. 

Round One Clues

Some of you may remember perhaps that your host is in the habit of hiding her own clue among the rest, in order to give you more trouble help. This has happened again. Unlike yours, my character is a rather obscure one this time, but if you manage to identify this character, it should narrow down the theme options considerably. The clue is not eligible for votes (and does not deserve any).  

1. Pruned apples underline reliable fetcher.

2. With eventide, ravenous serpents plague maiden onshore.

3. Whoopsie: Early royal screwup's pickled melee oinked.

4. Prophesies army, unwittingly. Requests footwear. 

5. Whiffing evacuations, red-handed skewerer postulated mission objectives.

6. Pasty adolescent ushered ravenous friend.

7. Wielding erroneous red sword pretender marches on. 

8. Proved an unreliable reptilian follower.

Theme: ???

Super-theme: ???

(With regard to the super-theme, remember that guessing is free, and you can always change your guess later, but guessing the super-theme early may bring you extra points.)

Deadline: Sunday, 12th November, 10 p.m. Central European Time

Edited by Julia H.

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2 hours ago, Julia H. said:

All you can rely on is your charisma, your love of adventure, your determination, your intelligence, your sense of humour, your natural kindness and your supernatural abilities. 

Pretty sure I'm getting out. But there's zero chance I'm sticking around to help you all.

See you in the next life.

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4 hours ago, Julia H. said:

All you can rely on is your charisma, your love of adventure, your determination, your intelligence (once was...), your sense of humour, your natural sort of kindness and your supernatural abilities.

Shit

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luckily my lack of natural kindness will be completely negated by my extremely large...stash :leer:

 

2 hours ago, Ser Not Appearing said:

Pretty sure I'm getting out. But there's zero chance I'm sticking around to help you all.

See you in the next life.

well since i shall be long gone before you make your move, check out my cell i left you a ...gift

:smoking:

 

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8 hours ago, Julia H. said:

All you can rely on is your charisma, your love of adventure, your determination, your intelligence, your sense of humour, your natural kindness and your supernatural abilities.

 

 

6 hours ago, Ser Not Appearing said:

Pretty sure I'm getting out.

Oops! Forgot to mention "your strict adherence to deadlines" might also come into play here. 

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9 hours ago, Julia H. said:

All you can rely on is your charisma, your love of adventure, your determination, your intelligence, your sense of humour, your natural kindness and your supernatural abilities.

How far will the ability to pat my head and rub my stomach at the same time get me?

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14 hours ago, Julia H. said:

 

(With regard to the super-theme, remember that guessing is free, and you can always change your guess later, but guessing the super-theme early may bring you extra points.)

Alas I will have to guess at least one clue before attempting a super theme

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8 hours ago, jezzie_bell said:

How far will the ability to pat my head and rub my stomach at the same time get me?

That comes under "supernatural abilities"

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