February 2022 - Spiritfarer

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Location: The Everdoor

  1. What language do alpha and omega come from?
  2. Why is the word signaling bolded in the flavor text? What system of communication from the code sheet comes to mind based on that and the visuals of the puzzle?
  3. The letters in the pictures, as well as alpha and omega, are from Greek. These are lowercase Greek letters.
  4. The starts and ends of each letter have a dot and a line going in a direction. If you overlap the dots you get a letter in semaphore.
  5. It may help to look up a list of lowercase Greek letters. Here's one example
  6. The letters are gamma, pi, rho, omega, zeta, nu, chi, omicron, eta.
  7. Are the Greek letters in order? Can you sort the Greek letters?


  1. You are looking for an anagram of each item minus one letter. Categories 1 and 2 are probably the easiest ones to start with. Look at Category 1 numbers 1, 3, 4, 5 and Category 2 numbers 4, 6, 7.
  2. For category 3 look at numbers 2, 3, 6, for category 4 look at 2, 4, 5. For category 5 look at 1, 4, 6, 7.
  3. Once you’ve found the anagrams, what other piece of information can you extract?
  4. What do the dropped letters spell out? What can you do with these words?
  5. Use the numbers you get from the dropped letters as an index into that category.
  6. Once you’ve understood the mechanic of the puzzle it becomes very possible to start backwards solving. If you are very stuck on any particular item this can speed up the process.
  7. The categories are 1) METALS, 2) GRAINS AND BEANS, 3) VEGETABLES, 4) MEALS, and 5) INGREDIENTS.


  1. There are some things that you know immediately: every square where one of the starting paths moves into has to have a piece of the ship's course. You don’t know which direction it’s going, but you can mark that square with a circle.
  2. You also know two of the rows are 10s, which means every single square in those rows has a piece of the course.
  3. It is also useful to cross out any squares you know don’t have any pieces of the ship's course in them.
  4. Take a look at the bottom row. Can you figure out exactly what it has to look like?
  5. It may be useful to use parity here. In this bottom row, the piece of the ship's course you circled in step 1 has one edge going to the right. The other either goes up or to the left. If it goes up, how is the bottom row going to end up with 3? A later segment of the ship's course will need to dip back into the bottom row, but since course pieces can’t do a U-turn, it would need to add at least two segments of course to the bottom row, but that brings it to a total of 4 segments already in the bottom row. So, it has to go to the left, and now you know where the 3 segments of the ship's course are in the bottom row.
  6. You can use the logic from the previous hint in other contexts too. If any row has one square you know is a piece of the ship's course and that row is labelled by 2 you know that every square 2 or more away from the course square has to be empty, using similar logic.
  7. Reading L= left turn, R=right turn, and S= straight, the first part of the ship's path goes LRSRRLSLLRRSSRSSLLSSSLRSLLSRSS
  8. Continuing, the remaining ship path goes LRSRSLRSRLRLRSRLRLSLLRRSRSSSLLSR
  9. Look at the circled pieces of the ship's course and read the flavor text one more time.
  10. What happens if you look at only the straightaways?
  11. You get a message saying CORNER PIECES LEFT TO RIGHT
  12. Read the corner ship course pieces from left to right to get the final answer!


  1. The bolded parts of the text are the definitions for the words you are looking for.
  2. The shaded letters are pairs of repeating letters.
  3. Here is an example (this is not the answer to any of the questions): bOILed MILk. OIL MIL corresponds to 123 423.
  4. Every sidequest has one number in its description. Why might this be?
  5. You need to extract one letter from the answer to each sidequest.
  6. If the sidequest has a one in the description, extract the 1 from the letters corresponding to 123 423. If it has a 4, extract the four.


  1. There’s something funny going on with the markings under Martha’s name.
  2. There’s also something funny going on with the boundaries of the text boxes.
  3. Taking a look at the code sheet should help with 1 and 2!
  4. What else is on your code sheet? Is that represented anywhere in the dialogue?
  5. The columns you’re interested in are: NATO, binary, morse and pigpen.
  6. Decoding each of the symbols found in the puzzle gives the words THIRD IN FOODS LETTER. There’s only really one way to order these words and have it make sense: THIRD LETTER IN FOODS.
  7. Taking the third letter in each of the foods that appears throughout the text (both Martha’s dialogue and the narration) gives the final answer.

Meta: The Everdoor

  1. The stars near the example won’t be used as part of the puzzle solution, but they are a hint to the first step.
  2. Throughout, we will refer to the EXAMPLE. Our goal is to get the four circles to have letters filled in like the example, and then get the blanks at the bottom filled out.
  3. In the EXAMPLE, the input is the word EXAMPLE. The circle has the letters and the star filled out. Notice how if you follow the star’s path you get the word EXAMPLE.
  4. Use one answer from the main set per circle, each time drawing a star and filling in the letters by following the star like in hint 3.
  5. Like the stars at the top, the stars you draw should always go the same number of points around the circle with each line drawn. In the EXAMPLE, this is 4.
  6. The number of points around the circle each line goes for each circle is: 5, 8, 13, 3 respectively. As it says in the flavor text, this is always counted clockwise.
  7. Now that all the stars and answers have been filled in, the last piece of flavor text is relevant.
  8. In the EXAMPLE, each line goes 4 points around the circle, so we shift the letters LAPEPA by 4 to get PETITE.
  9. For each star, shift the letters in the answer for that star by the distance clockwise each line is drawn. So shift the clued letters around each circle by 5, 8, 13, 3 respectively.
  10. Finally, transcribe the numbered blanks into the final message to get the answer.

Bonus: Constellations

  1. The answers to all of the events are one word.
  2. Once you have some answers, what do they have in common?
  3. All of the answers are four letters long.
  4. Are there any answers that are very similar?
  5. Many pairs of the answers are off by only one letter.
  6. Now you need to connect stars that ‘are similar’. Connect the stars whose corresponding words are off by only one letter.
  7. Doing so will cross out some letters on the star chart. Read the letters that are left over.
  8. The letters not crossed out spell EVERY OTHER NEW LETTER.
  9. The constellation is not a path, but how could you make a path using it?
  10. There is a unique path from the start to the finish. Use the partial solution together with this path to get the answer.