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H I N T O R Y=A C T I V I T Y=-=THE=HUNT

The files our trio had poured over had led them here. To a desolate stretch of forest marked plains in some rural area. Skye tapped River on the shoulder, then pointed up at a sheer rocky cliff face that towered above them. River turned their face to the grey, rainy sky as crumbling ruin atop the cliff came into view.

"So, I know we mentioned some chamber. What if what we're looking for is something like...I don't know. Some creepy run down building in the middle of nowhere."

A half an hour later, they stood before a moldering ruin covered in vines. A door stood closed before them. River reached out and touched the door. At their touch it swung open. The door led into a chamber that ran forward, then met at a T. As confused glances encompassed the trio, they each had one thought: "What could this be?"



THE TASK
Your task, using any medium of your choice, is to get through the maze collecting 7 gold coins on your way. You MUST collect 7 pieces without doubling back or crossing your path before you exit the maze.
After collecting the coins and making it out of the maze, you must write a short story about what the trio saw and experienced. Your short story must be from the point of view of either River, Alex or Skye. The word count must be between 150-600 words. There is no limit to what you may describe in the maze - each detail is up to you!


*You can find the maze HERE

THE RULES
01. All HEX terms apply. We want to stress that plagiarism is not allowed. All work must be your own.
02. After completing the maze, you must include a short story of a minimum of 150 words and maximum of 600 words describing the trio's experience in the maze. The word count for the short story will be verified by wordcounter.net. Please include a word count at the end of your entry.
03. Resubmissions are not allowed. We limit submissions to only one [1] entry per person. Please submit your maze and story together in one owl.
04. Your entry must be owled to HINT Forums with BBCode off by 11:59 PM HEX time on the 24th of August.
05. Questions should be owled to one of the HINT moderators or posted in the main HINTory thread.
06. You must have completed both the maze and short story in order to be eligible for a prize.

THE PRIZE
All eligible entries will be judged on creativity and completion of the task, and one lucky winner will receive a HINTspiration Award and 2000 House Points!




Please note that by participating in this activity, you agree to your work being possibly used in future chapters or activities for HINTory. This includes but is not limited to; your description or image being listed at the end of our next chapter, the creature idea being used in our story, or your creature being mentioned. We will always credit you if we use your work.

Winners from the HINTory activity and the poll responses are announced in the HINTory: A HEXian's Edition thread each month.

[color=white]Edited by HINT Forums
 

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Why is this maze so hard???
 

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What does it mean ''doubling back'' Does that mean you cannot go in and out the same way?
 

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Well you can't go in and out the same way because there's an entry and exit (the top and bottom of the pic). But doubling back means you can't backtrack on your own path. Can't move forward then backward on the same segment of your path, same as your path can't intersect itself, imagine a boulder is chasing you or something

Edited by Zimmy
 

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Quote: Zimmy
Well you can't go in and out the same way because there's an entry and exit (the top and bottom of the pic). But doubling back means you can't backtrack on your own path. Can't move forward then backward on the same segment of your path, same as your path can't intersect itself, imagine a boulder is chasing you or something

Edited by Zimmy



Thanks @Zimmy and what means ''crossing path' exactly? So I know how the maze works.
 

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It means that if you end up, for example, in a loop of some sort where in order to continue you have to cross the line you drew earlier, you're stuck. Your drawn pathway through the maze can't go over/cross/touch itself.

If it helps, think if it like once you draw a line through a specific part, no other lines can go through that specific part again
 

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oke , thank you so much! I have now like 8 coins, but no exit yet! I am not drawing lines, unless I find my way out . Then I start drawing the lines

EDIT: I know the answer!

Edited by MiladyLestrange
 

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What if I accidentally sent mine in with BBC turned on? Can I still resend with it turned off? I know you said that we cannot resubmit, but I just want to make sure that isn't what I'd be doing. It was really a mistake. I did it twice today :facepalm:
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@afichique Thats fine in this instance as long as nothing is changed to the entry
 

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Thank you, Katie! 😊😊
 

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I enjoyed this! My entry had been sent in.
 

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Question! Is it possible to win the HINTspiration Award more than once a year?

 

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Quote: Koumori72
Question! Is it possible to win the HINTspiration Award more than once a year?


@Koumori72 Yes! Our time period for this is six months. If someone isn't eligible for the award item again yet but wins, they may receive the House Points still
 

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Thanks, I did the maze and trying to write something, but then I was worried if I wasn't eligible anyway haha! I am bad at writing about characters which aren't my own, but I am trying.

 

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where are the results for this?

tag me please
 

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@Morgana-Malipiero results will be posted in the HINTory: Hexian's Edition thread in HINT Enterprises on about the 7th.
 

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ah right
i forgot where that gets posted
also the HINTory Poll, right?
 

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Yep, that'll be announced with it
 
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