Jump to content


Welcome to BrainDen.com - Brain Teasers Forum

Welcome to BrainDen.com - Brain Teasers Forum. Like most online communities you must register to post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process. To be a part of BrainDen Forums you may create a new account or sign in if you already have an account.
As a member you could start new topics, reply to others, subscribe to topics/forums to get automatic updates, get your own profile and make new friends.

Of course, you can also enjoy our collection of amazing optical illusions and cool math games.

If you like our site, you may support us by simply clicking Google "+1" or Facebook "Like" buttons at the top.
If you have a website, we would appreciate a little link to BrainDen.

Thanks and enjoy the Den :-)
Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
- - - - -

The Chromatic Witch, Ep 1: The Gate of Blue Heaven


  • Please log in to reply
158 replies to this topic

#111 Yoruichi-san

Yoruichi-san

    "That Woman"

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3395 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Outside the box

Posted 12 July 2012 - 07:24 PM

Sorry, been really sick lately. Too feverish to think up a clever way of working the hint into a story, so...

(a square, sitting on it's base) -> (1,1,1)
(a rectangle, sitting on either base) -> (1,1,1)
(isosceles triangle, non-equal angle pointing up) -> (1,0,0)
(ninja star) -> (0,0,1)
  • 0
Women are definitely stronger. We are [Fe]males, after all...

Some of what makes me me is real, some of what makes me me is imaginary...I guess I'm just complex. ;P

<3 BBC's Sherlock, the series and the man. "Smart is the new sexy."

Chromatic Witch links now on my 'About Me' page! Episode 3 is finally here!

When life hands me lemons, I make invisible ink.

#112 Yoruichi-san

Yoruichi-san

    "That Woman"

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3395 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Outside the box

Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:44 PM

It was a difficult problem, this, which was probably an indication that they were nearing the climax of the gate. Orin pondered this, and what had befell them. All the segments thus far had something in common, he realized. The Witch was hiding behind her pure 'blue' numbers, but in all, the numbers themselves were simply stand-ins for that which the Witch so disdained. Perhaps here, too...

Wraith seemed to have come to the same realization. They shared a glance. "I believe...there should be ten more terms in the series."
  • 0
Women are definitely stronger. We are [Fe]males, after all...

Some of what makes me me is real, some of what makes me me is imaginary...I guess I'm just complex. ;P

<3 BBC's Sherlock, the series and the man. "Smart is the new sexy."

Chromatic Witch links now on my 'About Me' page! Episode 3 is finally here!

When life hands me lemons, I make invisible ink.

#113 Molly Mae

Molly Mae

    Moderator

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3188 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:La Salle, Illinois, USA

Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:27 PM

Spoiler for ...

  • 0

A recipe for honey-pickled apples


Awards:

Bonanova Gold Star

Spoiler for Molly's Rules to Live By

#114 MikeD

MikeD

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1072 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:34 PM

Now I see it, i think.

Spoiler for the next ten


Spoiler for an hint


Spoiler for the reason

  • 1

hi again, everyone. Nice to be back home. :)


#115 Yoruichi-san

Yoruichi-san

    "That Woman"

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3395 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Outside the box

Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:14 PM

After the agents had completed the sequence, the five buttons blinked several times, as if in confirmation. The agents slapped each other and the backs and congratulated themselves. Then the buttons stopped blinking, and their glow began to intensify, growing brighter, brighter, brighter...

The sphere in the center, appearing to soak in the bluish light, began to pulse, and started rising. Suddenly, the agents felt a sharp jolt in the floor as it also started rising.

The dome, which had appeared contiguous, split at eight seams and its pieces opened outward like a metallic blossom welcoming the blue sky into the embrace of its petals.

As the floor, or platform, really, cleared the top of the round room’s wall, it started to spin, slowly at first, but angularly accelerating every moment. Or rather, as it seemed to the agents, the world began spinning around them, like a twister of air and sky and blue.

On the whirling wall of wind, an image appeared. It was the room where they had emerged from the sea of clouds and docked their flying ships. Then, as it had appeared, the image was flung off, compressing into a stream of blue light that , its way towards the metallic sphere. When it touched the silvery surface, it etched into it, patterning itself into a glowing scrawl: 191970

As the numbers settled, a new image rolled onto the walls, that of the corridor with its enigmatic pictures. It too soon spun into a stream of light that circled the room before reaching the sphere: 73

Then, as expected came the room with the doors and the LED’s. It wrote on the sphere: 22-28-16

Lastly, was the final room, the room of infinite symmetry: (0,1,0), (1,1,1), (0,0,0), (0,0,1), (0,0,0), (0,0,0), (1,1,1), (1,0,0), (0,1,0), (0,0,0)

They were still rising and the numbers pulsed upon the smooth surface. The sphere itself seemed to be glowing brighter and abruptly, it too began to spin, at a rate much greater than their surroundings.

The light of the numbers seem to sweep out, forming balls of light that revolved around the sphere. Finally, their orbits seemed to collide simultaneously, and the orbs crashed into each other on the top of the sphere, and a beam of bluish-white light shot up to the heavens.

Turning their faces upward to the glow, the agents sought the beam’s endpoint. They could seem none. Suddenly, the beam fanned out isotropically, bathing the assembly in its blinding intensity.

The agents raised their hands in front of their faces shield their eyes from the luminescence. A few, including Orin, peaked between their finger and saw it...a silhouette, a shadow upon the bluish brightness...approaching.

It appeared it was finally time...to face the Chromatic Witch.



***********************************************************


Boss battle time! :D

For this battle, I'm going to need volunteers, so please PM me if you're interested in participating. Anyone can join after the battle has begun, but I need a few players to start out with.

Don't be shy! It is impossible to hurt your team, you can only help it...the more the merrier ;).

When I get a good starting number (like 5-6), or in a few days if I can't get that many :(, I'll start the battle.
  • 0
Women are definitely stronger. We are [Fe]males, after all...

Some of what makes me me is real, some of what makes me me is imaginary...I guess I'm just complex. ;P

<3 BBC's Sherlock, the series and the man. "Smart is the new sexy."

Chromatic Witch links now on my 'About Me' page! Episode 3 is finally here!

When life hands me lemons, I make invisible ink.

#116 Molly Mae

Molly Mae

    Moderator

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3188 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:La Salle, Illinois, USA

Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:41 PM

I draw my dagger and attempt to stab her in the face.
  • 0

A recipe for honey-pickled apples


Awards:

Bonanova Gold Star

Spoiler for Molly's Rules to Live By

#117 Yoruichi-san

Yoruichi-san

    "That Woman"

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3395 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Outside the box

Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:57 PM

Sorry, MM, the Witch has 9999 Evade ;P

Alright, so far I have 3 volunteers (thank you :D), which is not as many as I would have liked, but it's enough to start, so I'll be starting the battle this evening.

If any one else wants to volunteer, just let me know, and of course, people can join after battle starts. The more people, the faster it'll go...trust me ;).

Edit: And I assume everyone has figured out what the blue numbers in the last post refer to? ^_^

Edited by Yoruichi-san, 19 July 2012 - 08:58 PM.

  • 0
Women are definitely stronger. We are [Fe]males, after all...

Some of what makes me me is real, some of what makes me me is imaginary...I guess I'm just complex. ;P

<3 BBC's Sherlock, the series and the man. "Smart is the new sexy."

Chromatic Witch links now on my 'About Me' page! Episode 3 is finally here!

When life hands me lemons, I make invisible ink.

#118 Yoruichi-san

Yoruichi-san

    "That Woman"

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3395 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Outside the box

Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:30 AM

The light dimmed enough for the agents to safely see, and they lowered their hands.

Despite his training, Orin gasped. “She is...I mean, I did not expect her to be so...”

“Beautiful.” Wraith finished for him, gawking at the tall, slender woman who stood in front of them with silver-white hair and impossibly blue eyes, her porcelain skin shimmering in the bluish light .

“Selvaria, the Blue Witch,” muttered Father’s knowing voice. Then he continued, louder “That is not her true form. The Witch has many forms, all of which are as much a part of her as her challenges, yet none of which are truly her.”

One eager new agent, first to recover, opportunistically drew his phaser and aimed a shot at the Witch.

She simply held up a smooth hand, around which a translucent shell appeared, deflecting the projectile. Then she closed her eyes.

Wraith frowned. “Looks like we need to coordinate our attacks to get to her. Alright, you two, first...”

Abruptly, the Witch’s eyes flashed open, and she threw her arms to the sides. A disc of blue light exploded outward from the metallic sphere, passing through the agents before they had time to react.

What the c was that? Wraith opened his mouth to exclaim, but no sound came out. He turned to the other agents, but they had all been rendered voiceless as well.

The sphere vibrated, and a pale blue light appeared to bubble to its surface. It popped out into the air and floated upward. It was the number 0.

Then another light bubbled and popped, this one the number 2, then another...and another...and another, more quickly now. Soon they found the air around them suspended with glowing blue numbers.

Maybe...Orin thought, reaching for the nearest number, a 1. He saw a 7 a distance away, and tried touching it, but it was out of his reach.

His eyes met that of Captain Wraith’s and they shared a thought between them. Yes, just maybe...


***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************



BOSS BATTLE BLUE

Selvaria, the Blue Witch




HP:???
MP:???
Rules:

From this point on until I declare the end of the boss battle, NO POSTING OF LETTERS IN THIS THREAD.

You will each shortly be sent a list of key words. To attack the Witch, your teammates must guess your words. You must communicate your words using only the permitted symbols.

Please indicate which word you’re hinting at by placing the number in parenthesis in front of it in front of your hint.

Send your guesses to me via PM. Please include the player’s name and indicator of the word you’re guessing at. You may send multiple guesses in the same PM.

I will try to regularly update damage done, etc, as much as I can, given the constraints of work, life, etc. Be aware that there will be certain “events” that take place at certain HP markers which will change the setup. (If you play RPG’s, you can probably guess what these events are ;))

For now, you are permitted to use:

the digits/numbers 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, comma (,), period (.), and parenthesis (()), and of course, spaces ( )

However, for each of you, one digit/number is out of reach, and you cannot use it. This will be specified in the PM I send you.

Each correct guess is awarded 60/N damage, rounded up, where N is the number of characters, not including spaces, used in the hint.

New players are welcome at any point, either PM me with guesses or with a request to join and I will send you your list of words.

If you have questions, please send them to me via PM, and if I feel there needs to be a clarification in the thread, I will make it.

Good luck! And again, from here on out, NO USE OF LETTERS (except by me ;P).
  • 0
Women are definitely stronger. We are [Fe]males, after all...

Some of what makes me me is real, some of what makes me me is imaginary...I guess I'm just complex. ;P

<3 BBC's Sherlock, the series and the man. "Smart is the new sexy."

Chromatic Witch links now on my 'About Me' page! Episode 3 is finally here!

When life hands me lemons, I make invisible ink.

#119 Molly Mae

Molly Mae

    Moderator

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3188 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:La Salle, Illinois, USA

Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:25 PM

(4): 11 18 1 11 () 14
  • 0

A recipe for honey-pickled apples


Awards:

Bonanova Gold Star

Spoiler for Molly's Rules to Live By

#120 Molly Mae

Molly Mae

    Moderator

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3188 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:La Salle, Illinois, USA

Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:31 PM

(6) 1337 71201134
  • 0

A recipe for honey-pickled apples


Awards:

Bonanova Gold Star

Spoiler for Molly's Rules to Live By




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users