View Full Version : Riddle driving me mad
Wed, 8th Nov '06, 10:25pm
Nevermind. After 2 hours - the instant I ask for help I figure it out in 2 seconds.
EDIT: Sorry for not editting it later.
Forgot most of the riddle - but it's basically like this:
/Nine when taken all three.
/Last one gone six remain.
/None are left when first less five.
I finally realize the first statement didn't refer to a specific number but all three of the digits in the number. Same for the last 2 lines, which made it very very easy.
[ November 11, 2006, 03:21: Message edited by: omnigodly ]
Thu, 9th Nov '06, 12:09am
No sense in wasting a thread - describe what it was and how you've solved it, someone else is bound to find it helpful.
Tue, 14th Nov '06, 12:20am
ok I've been stuck here for a couple of days tryingt o figure this out I've tried everything I can think of. Can someone tell me what the code is please...
Tue, 14th Nov '06, 4:36am
Write the steps down. There are 3 Numbers you take and get 9 with. (First number + second number + third number = 9) so _ + _ + _ = 9.
Second part. Without the last one, the total is 6.
_ + _ = 6, so the third number in the sequence must be 3. (9-6 = 3).
First less five = none - so, first # - 5 = 0, first # = 5.
5 + _ + 3 = 9, and 5 + 3 = 8, so 9-8 = 1.
The combination is 513.
It took me a while to get it too.
Sun, 19th Nov '06, 8:19pm
bharrrr, I have a little problem here...I have the Collector's key, I know the numbers, but what do I do with the fireplace? I always get failure whenever I try to access it...please help...thanks
Sun, 19th Nov '06, 9:08pm
There is a water jar with the servents on the first floor, use it on the water vase, the pour it on the fire place.
Sun, 19th Nov '06, 10:35pm
Heh, just like the coin game the imp forces you to play in watchers keep in TOB. Only difference is you get imprisonment cast on you if you fail :D . It isn't even time consuming, you could just randomly click on dialog options until you get it right...
Sun, 19th Nov '06, 11:47pm
thanks omnigodly, you saved me again :p ...I must have been blind, I didn't even notice the servants' room...I tried such illogical things as casting Endure elements on myself...that fire must have been pretty strong 'cause it was still too hot for me :D
I guess I don't share the same logics with the game makers :p
Mon, 20th Nov '06, 2:26am
lol :p .
Fri, 24th Nov '06, 6:01pm
Ok -- I have the woman's key to get upstairs (is this the Collector's Key?), I have the fireplace key...and the combination.....but still can't get in. I'm suspecting that the woman's key isn't the "Collector's Key" -- any hints as to where that is?
Fri, 24th Nov '06, 6:49pm
The Collector has his key. And you cannot pickpocket him for it. If you don't want to kill him, read his diary (found in the woman's room who gave you the key) for a clue as to what to do to convince him to give it to you.
Sat, 25th Nov '06, 12:18am
Thanks, BTA. I'm now scouring the city looking for The Collector. He wasn't at home when I was there.
Sat, 25th Nov '06, 2:13am
He should be home upstairs; same floor with the fireplace etc.
You got Neeshka's quest to steal the Collector's collection right? I'm not sure why he wouldn't be upstairs...
Sat, 25th Nov '06, 2:31am
Hmm -- maybe I just missed him. I'll go back... thanks!
Sun, 26th Nov '06, 7:40am
This quest made my brain hurt before I was finally able to figure it out!
Tue, 28th Nov '06, 4:41pm
Made me want to kill the home owner before I figured it out. Unfortunately I couldn't... :(
Thu, 4th Jan '07, 11:44am
That riddle was driving me crazy too.
But is blackmail or killing the only solutions to get the Collectors key?
When you read the diary, it suggest that he would like to be a sea captain. So I thought you might convince him to abandon his collection and live like a happy man.
But I don't get any possiblities for that.
Thu, 4th Jan '07, 6:53pm
The diary is there to tell you how to blackmail him.
Fri, 5th Jan '07, 12:04am
Thank you Blackthorne TA!