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The Newsstand Daily Prophet November Contest: Murder Mystery



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Boo! Our spooktacular Daily Prophet writers cooked up a very scary issue last month about some of the most Haunted Locations in the British Isles, found here. We've decided to embrace the spookiness of it all for this month's contest. Today, we'll be taking a tour inside one of the locations covered in their October Issue: the Ancient Ram Inn. We've heard the place is crawling with paranormal activity. We hope you're not afraid of ghosts...

TASK
As we embark on this frightening tour inside the Ancient Ram Inn, you'll be tasked with helping us solve a Murder Mystery. It was said that when the Inn was running back in the day, one of their guests went mad and murdered the Inn's chef. The mystery was never solved because they could not find enough proof to arrest the culprit. Your task is to wander through the old haunted building in search of some clues.

This event is a Scavenger Hunt. You'll be required to find the Clues we have hidden throughout HEX to fill out this Logic Grid.




RULES
- All HEX rules apply.
- If you have any questions, feel free to post them here or owl Camila.
- Winners will be randomized from all 100% correct entries.
- All work must be your own. Anyone found to be cheating will be immediately disqualified.
- You may not share locations or discuss the puzzles involved in this Scavenger Hunt in any way.
- Entries should only be submitted when they are complete.
- Entries should be posted in this hidden replies thread by
November 28, 2019 at 11:59 PM HEX time.
- You must use the following format for your submission:


Quote: Submission Format

Clue #:
Link to Thread:
Solution to Clue:

Solution to Logic Grid: Person - Location - Item - Attire
Murderer: [First Name] [Last Name]



PRIZES
First Place: Frying Pan + 1000 HP + 4 raffle tickets
Second Place: Ford Anglia License Plate + 1000 HP + 4 raffle tickets
Third Place: Arthur's Muggle Camping Tools + 1000 HP + 4 raffle tickets
Fourth Place: 1000 HP + 3 raffle tickets
Fifth Place: 1000 HP + 3 raffle tickets
Sixth Place: 1000 HP + 3 raffle tickets


All other users who submit a valid entry will earn two (2) tickets to the Newsstand's Quarterly Raffle.

CLUE #1

"Follow me, please!" said Camila. She waved her flashlight near the entrance gates of the haunted grounds. The wind howled through the trees behind her. A chill ran down her spine, causing her to tense up. She hoped the ghosts weren't up to any funny business tonight. On her last tour through the grounds, a couple had mysteriously vanished just after entering the main house. She hoped the spirits would be more welcoming today since they were coming in to help solve a grand mystery.

"If you open your pamphlets, you'll see some encrypted information. We know it's some sort of evidence of the horrendous event that took place here, but we haven't quite figured out what it means," she said. Glancing around at the group, she made sure to double count the number of people present. No one was getting lost on her watch.

Pushing the gates open, Camila welcomed her tour. "While I close the gates, please make your way inside. We'll have some cake while we investigate. I'll meet you guys in just a moment!"


Please, make your way towards the smell of freshly made cake. Where would you be able to grab the cake hot out of the oven? Make sure to keep track of the information provided in each thread.
 

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For clue #1 do we put the link to this thread? And do we have to leave the solution blank for clue 1 as there's no puzzle for the first clue?
 

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Yes, please! And yes, you can leave the other areas blank for Clue #1.
 

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This looks like fun. I’m not great at posting pictures/graphics/screenshots, etc but, I will see how far I can get. Thank you for doing this.
 

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Note self submitted my entry 😊
 

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You can always try uploading your pictures to website like imgur.
After that, you just need to post the link in between the Img brackets.
 

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I'm already stuck on clue #2. 😩
 

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I believe in you! You got this!
 

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@MsSpitfire66
You can always try uploading your pictures to website like imgur.
After that, you just need to post the link in between the Img brackets.


Doesn't imgur not work on here anymore???
 

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@MsSpitfire66
You can always try uploading your pictures to website like imgur.
After that, you just need to post the link in between the Img brackets.



Ok, I will give it a try! Thank you! 😃
 

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I'm not entirely sure...
I know I still use it and it works fine for me.
I think its for very specific things.

@Cody Would you happen to know what other image uploading sites are good on HEX?
 

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I believe in you! You got this!

I looked in the place where I thought the next clue should be and searched every single thread but I didn't find anything, sigh. I doubt I will be able to solve this hunt, but thanks for your encouragement! <3
 

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I use www.postimages.org works for me
 

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I use www.postimages.org works for me

This is what I use!
 

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I use www.postimages.org works for me

This is what I use!


Me as well. Imgur, I discovered, allowed me to see my images when I posted, but too many others couldn't see them.

 

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I believe in you! You got this!

I looked in the place where I thought the next clue should be and searched every single thread but I didn't find anything, sigh. I doubt I will be able to solve this hunt, but thanks for your encouragement! <3



I was stuck on this as well for a bit, then I read over it again and managed to figure out where it was. So give it another read through and see if it also comes to you.

Submitted my entry!
 

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May I ask, how we know if we are in the right place to find the first clue? In other words, will the thread have the title of your event?
 

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The thread will have the thread header image as well as say "Clue #2" on the inside.
@MsSpitfire66
 

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The thread will have the thread header image as well as say "Clue #2" on the inside.
@MsSpitfire66



Okay, thank you very much!
 

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I have just sent mine in. I really enjoyed it. Well done
 

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