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Hey! Many of you may know of or have heard of The Philosopher, a fake username I made for an awesome scavenger hunt for the players of Mafia VI for extra info (which a non-player ended winning anyway lol). Anyway, I've decided to make a new scav hunt, even bigger and better, and for all of Brainden! This will be tougher and it will take team cooperation to succeed. However, any information should be inside spoilers (double spoilers if possible :P) so as to not ruin the hunt for everyone.

Before I begin, I'd like to thank Rookie, for cooperating to make this an awesome scav hunt ;D

The Yak Hunt will start off with 3 separate strands. Strand One will deal with finding a password... Strand Two finds the username linked to that password... Strand Three finds the website on which the username exists. Once you find it all, log in with the username & password onto the site, and you will find your next instructions...

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Strand One

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WPA~IE~YKDOAIINK

content1 w1 L2

content1 w7 L1

content2 w1 L8

content2 w16 L6

{space}

content3 w2 L5

content3 w4 L1

content3 w5 L2

content3 w13 L3

content3 w11 L3

content3 w22 L4

{space}

{opening parentheses}

content0 p2 w10 minimum_height_meters

{space}

content4 w1 L3

content4 w4 L2

content4 w3 L7

content4 w5 L2

content4 w4 L8

content1 w4 L2

{closing parentheses}

Search the biggest Rain Forest for books on the letters you've discovered. Click on the first entry and find the ISBN-10. This is the password...

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Strand Two

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Yellow and blue upon this day I stand,

Avaricious to the flow of gold,

Kindly kindling the kidding kindred,

Mysterious despite the cloaks and daggers...

Angling for the darkest pit,

Never once to find a lantern.

The above verse is indeed acrostic,

with the username hidden inside,

but it may be one deeper,

than you might've implied.

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Strand Three

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For those that have played a Mafia baddie,

I need say no more than Bee Em Bee.

If BMB eludes your mind,

a Mafia player you must find.

(In case of ambiguity, it's the new BMB, not the older version)

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the tildes/squigglies in WPA~IE~YKDOAIINK are basically spaces, I just wanted to emphasize that they took up 1 character too ;D

Yeah, but what do those letters mean? Hmmm...well, I'll look into the part that I secretly jumped ahead to :D , though I'll probably have to come back and do this stuff to. B))

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Ok I don't have much and I need help so...

Strand one:

All I figured out is that the largest rain forest is Amazon.com

I have no idea what the contents are for. Anyone wanna help me on that?

Strand two:

The username is YAKMAN. Not sure if there is anything else in there to decode or not.

Strand three:

Don't even ask me for anything on that cause I have no idea ^_^

That's all I've got.

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Ok I don't have much and I need help so...

Strand one:

All I figured out is that the largest rain forest is Amazon.com

I have no idea what the contents are for. Anyone wanna help me on that?

Strand two:

The username is YAKMAN. Not sure if there is anything else in there to decode or not.

Strand three:

Don't even ask me for anything on that cause I have no idea ^_^

That's all I've got.

you have to look in the source code for the contents, there's something like content="..."

w is word#, L is letter#, but I don't know which page to look at the code in...everywhere I look the first content has something do do with "char iso"...is that content0? And no matter how I number them, word16 has less than 6 letters...gah...

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you have to look in the source code for the contents, there's something like content="..."

w is word#, L is letter#, but I don't know which page to look at the code in...everywhere I look the first content has something do do with "char iso"...is that content0? And no matter how I number them, word16 has less than 6 letters...gah...

Yeah, I thought of that too, but the source code only has two content lines that have more than a few words.

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hehehe

hint: you won't need the source code til later. If you decode that line with the squigglies you'll know what the content things are for

But how are we supposed to know how to decode it?

Anyone have an idea on how to decode it?

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haha what I have so far

the first part, with the w's and the L's, I think they mean word and letter. But what is the content? If we find that, we go to Amazon.com, find a book on that subject... you know the rest.

Edit: there are so many things to do! First there is his profile, then his blog, then the comment on his album. The picture is a temple for Ramses II or something.

Edit 2: I think the username is Yakman, but wait! He said that the meaning was something deeper than what we imply.

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But there are 2 I's in a row...?

either O or T, since the two letter word starts with an I, so I'm thinking either To or On or Of or Or...

Nope I got it right after I posted it now it's edited to be correct =D

Ok but now I need help...

I went to that site and got contents thing but the letters didn't make sense...

I got

IUCN STATUE (2 LETTEE)

Then I went to Amazon and typed it in and it didn't pull up any results...

So does anybody wanna help?

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Nope I got it right after I posted it now it's edited to be correct =D

Ok but now I need help...

I went to that site and got contents thing but the letters didn't make sense...

I got

IUCN STATUE (2 LETTEE)

Then I went to Amazon and typed it in and it didn't pull up any results...

So does anybody wanna help?

Uh...I got it and I think it should be c3 w22 L5 instead of c3 w22 L4...and don't forget the last one is c1 not c4...;)

Oh, and HAHA, nice one unreality :P

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Uh...I got it and I think it should be c3 w22 L5 instead of c3 w22 L4...and don't forget the last one is c1 not c4...;)

Oh, and HAHA, nice one unreality :P

Ok well I still typed that in on Amazon and it didn't pull anything up...

And anyone that played a baddie in Mafia VI please tell me what Bee Em Bee stands for...

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if anyone's still mulling over this:

WPA~IE~YKDOAIINK

it's not just scrambled letters. I'll give this one, just to show you guys one of the simplest methods of encyphering:

WPA~IE~YKDOAIINK

count: 16 characters. 4x4. Write downwards:

W

P

A

~
W   I

P	E

A   ~

~   Y
etc:
W   I   K   I

P	E   D   I

A   ~   O   N

~   Y   A   K

read across-wise, and you get WIKIPEDIA ON YAK

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