ALLKORE TREASURE HUNT

UNTOLD RICHES AWAIT
USE YOUR WITS, SOLVE THE PUZZLE, AND FIND THE PRIZE
Note: if you discover the location of the treasure, please do not share it publicly, to avoid spoilers for other participants.

 

CLUE #1: Your destination lies in a mystical land filled with a million wonders. Once lost to the world, it has recently returned to us, and there was much rejoicing. [The foundation of the solution is contained in this clue.]

CLUE #2: These clues will lead you not to the treasure itself, but to that which contains it. [3 pieces of the solution are contained in this clue.]

CLUE #3: The first step on your journey lies in the answer to the following question: what comes before GYN? [2 pieces of the solution are contained in this clue.]

CLUE #4: It seems the path you must take is yet too clouded to discern. Perhaps this will help you find your way: the bounty you seek is in the form of digital data, and it is quite a large bounty indeed. [This clue serves only to make clue #1 clearer.]

CLUE #5: The land in which your goal lies is not one curated by Allkore, but rather one accessible to and used by all manner of folk. [This clue serves only to make clue #1 clearer.]

CLUE #6: Not unlike Allkore, the livery of your destination heavily features red and white. [This clue serves only to make clue #1 clearer.]

CLUE #7: The land in which the treasure lies is presided over by Lord Dotcom. [This clue serves only to make clue #1 clearer.]

CLUE #8: For some of you, the road forward has become clear. Continuing from clue #3, you travel 13 miles and come across the following rotten sequence of letters and numbers: 9JmLjV. If interpreted properly, they will reveal the next leg of your journey. [6 pieces of the solution are contained in this clue.]

CLUE #9: Rejoice, traveler - you've reached the halfway point of your journey! Take a moment to rest and prepare for the trials ahead, but do not forget to make record of this occasion. [1 piece of the solution is contained in this clue.]

CLUE #10: The perils ahead are numerous. You come across two shadow-versions of yourself: one small, and one large. They are the key to progressing further. [2 pieces of the solution are contained in this clue.]

CLUE #11: A man barks a single, quiet laugh at you. He appears to be Japanese. [1 piece of the solution is contained in this clue.]

CLUE #12: You prepare a beverage of leaves boiled in hot water for you and three of your companions. What have you made? [2 pieces of the solution are contained in this clue. One digit, followed by one capital letter.]

CLUE #13: Your smaller shadow-self returns. His companion is nowhere to be seen. [1 piece of the solution is contained in this clue.]

CLUE #14: You come across a small discarded plastic button, which appears to be from a PlayStation 2 controller. You can make out faint markings on the button; they contain only straight lines, no curves. [2 pieces of the solution are contained in this clue.]

CLUE #15: In a pond, you catch a glimpse of the reflection of some text carved into the cave wall. What you see is this: !epI. [4 pieces of the solution are contained in this clue.]

CLUE #16: 13 hours have passed and another rotten message has made its way to you: xkK. [3 pieces of the solution are contained in this clue.]

CLUE #17: The answer to this clue is double the number of solutions it contains.

CLUE #18: Drawing near to your final destination, you run into a group of young schoolgirls. No matter how hard they try, the never get As on their tests, and it's got them in a panic. What, collectively, are they? [3 pieces of the solution are contained in this clue. All lowercase.]

CLUE #19: Your goal is in sight, but your final challenge is perhaps the most cryptic of all. The entrance to the treasure chamber is inscribed with a series of numbers: 0099479044. [3 pieces of the solution are contained in this clue. Letters are uppercase.]