Meta

Owner:

Andy

Solution:

QUEST

GC Notes:

GC to update day-of-game.

Presentation:

This puzzle comes in two pieces, the Storybook and a collection of labels.

The storybook is a picture book with no words, one picture per page. These pictures represent the different puzzles teams have encountered throughout the weekend. In addition, there are a few extra pictures (and teams may have not seen every puzzle). The teams received this book at the very beginning. If they have lost their book, the staff at this puzzle will have the spare books.

The labels are a series of poems, each with a word or words underlined. These poems describe the puzzles teams have encountered (and, again, a few extra poems). There is one poem for every picture.

Walkthrough:

First, teams should match the poem to the photo and stick the label into the book.

Second, teams should notice that each poem has an underlined word or words, and that these words do not rhyme nor scan with the rest of the poem. However, a synonym of that word will fit with the poem and scan appropriately. For example:

A monarch, abducted and gone

You must figure out what went wrong

The clue left behind which suggests:

The culprit was one of the partygoers!

In this example (which is describing the puzzle Ransom) the correct word is "guests".

A note: some of the poems underline a word along with a preceding article. In these cases, both words should be extracted. For example:

It's dim and lifeless mostly,

The mirror of Her Majesty

But watch and listen closely,

With eyes and ears most keen

In this example (which is describing the puzzle "Consultation"), the correct extraction is "The Queen," not simply "Queen."

Finally, if the team reads all the corrected words, in the order those words appear in the book, they will extract the following phrase:

The Queen did present an illusion most sly

Which made guests believe that the truth was a lie

When teamwork and knowledge were put to the test

Our heroes delivered; completing the game

As before, this poem contains a word that doesn't rhyme. The corrected word (QUEST) is the answer to this puzzle.

Hinting:

Teams may not have seen every puzzle, but in general they should still be able to use details of the poem to match it to the photos. This is especially true of Wicked (witch on a broomstick) and Aladdin (magic carpet in the clouds), neither of which are actual puzzles, but are pretty evident.

Data:

All of the poems, with both their correct and incorrect words, are here: [NOT SAFE] Meta

In these poems, the correct word is underlined, and the incorrect word (which the teams will receive) is in brackets.

A reference for the book, which has the puzzle names in it, can be found here: https://microsoft.sharepoint.com/teams/MSInternGame/_layouts/15/guestaccess.aspx?guestaccesstoken=TQh4DHQvs9qIZwcCwczKk8%2FqXYvw2qO0%2BbQMGHTmtpQ%3D&docid=2_1a63f024a53954c3d92befb0aab9a9011