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It was suggested we give this its own thread.

It was mentioned a while back that the BattleQUEST guide had "secrets", plural. Yesterday, in this thread, substantial progress was made in finding one of them (and at least one person has already found it).

Recap:

drmage found the beginning of the path.

Hint:
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Look at the Epilogue page of the BattleQUEST manual.


Solution:
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The first letter of each line on that page spells FIRST LETTER EACHPAGE
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TKRKS, separately, found a page on BattleCON Online that appears to offer a locked, unpurchaseable download that isn't linked or mentioned elsewhere on the site. This might be the bonus character (though I'm not sure if anybody has confirmed that).

URL:

The two primary obstacles to executing the hint drmage found seem to be:

1.
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What's the first letter on each page? Does that include titles? Does it include the floating "A" or "B" that mark continuations of dungeon paths? Does it include enemy names? Moves? Flavor text? Etc.


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What does one do with the string once you've generated it? Leading theory: Enter it as a redeemable code.


I stared at point #1 for a while this morning and kind of gave up-- too many variables. I wonder if anybody else who hasn't found it has inspiration for how to narrow things down.
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All I will say is this:

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It means exactly the 1st letter on EVERY page, including the front and back covers.

It does NOT spell anything specifically, it is just a string of letters.
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awmiller wrote:
All I will say is this:

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It means exactly the 1st letter on EVERY page, including the front and back covers.

It does NOT spell anything specifically, it is just a string of letters.


Man, I was even trying that yesterday, I guess I just got part of it wrong... shake

Anyways, that clue combined with the earlier stuff worked out for me
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On that note, here's some of the dirty work:

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cover:
b (battle)

intro:
s (save)
b (battlequest)
h (hero)
a (armory)

dungeon 1:
b (baroness)
b (b)

dungeon 2:
t (the)
l (light)

dungeon 3:
m (magister)
s (security)

dungeon 4:
t (the)
f (from)

dungeon 5:
t (the)
w (western)

dungeon 6:
b (beyond)
d (doppelvore)

ending:
e (epiloge)
n (new)

back cover:
b (battlequest)

Put it all together, and what do we got:
bsbhabbtlmstftwbdenb (20 characters)


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Figured it out, but I'll leave this here
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So I guess the other question is... do we think there are more secrets hidden in the book? I tried unfocusing my eyes while looking at each page, to see if there seemed to be any images hidden in the background art. I'm not sure whether this strategy is even sound in theory, but in any case, it didn't turn up anything weird.
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Yeah, my first idea was to see if the PDF was layered and showed anything but i had no luck.
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Damn, she's strong.
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Awesome, thanks for your work guys. Can't wait to try this character out.

EDIT: I see this is a boss character. How many people are supposed to go up against her?
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Surprisingly i found it out right before, on my 15th attempt of recombining all the possible first letters.

Now lets see if we have more secrets to find.

EDIT: By the way, it seems to e a fitting place to reassure the world of my deep, deep, DEEP appreciation of the unique beauty of dark-skinned ladies...
 
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She is a regular fighter. So 1v1.
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She´s really cool!
By the way. If she damages you with her destruction style while you close to hit her, can you get stunned?
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Someone want to explain it for those of us who find puzzles like this the worst kind of annoying?
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Magic Pink wrote:
Someone want to explain it for those of us who find puzzles like this the worst kind of annoying?

There's a Redeem Code button at the bottom of the Battlecon Online page, which is where you enter codes to redeem promo items.
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gravitypool wrote:
She´s really cool!
By the way. If she damages you with her destruction style while you close to hit her, can you get stunned?


Good question, I think so since it isn't life loss.
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Amaranth wrote:
Magic Pink wrote:
Someone want to explain it for those of us who find puzzles like this the worst kind of annoying?

There's a Redeem Code button at the bottom of the Battlecon Online page, which is where you enter codes to redeem promo items.


Ah I couldn't see it because of my monitor size. Thanks!
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I don't seem to see a place to enter that code on the site?
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Dangief wrote:
I don't seem to see a place to enter that code on the site?

At the bottom of the page (any page) you should see a bar beginning (C) 2013 by Level 99 Games. If you don't see it, look further down. If you still don't see it, change your display settings.
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Dangief wrote:
I don't seem to see a place to enter that code on the site?

If your browser doesn't display the menu bar at the bottom of the page, here's the direct link to the redemption page:

https://worldofindines.com/bconline/index.php/redemptionCode...
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Now we need Brad to make a guest appearance to tell us whether we have more to look for or not.
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I was wondering what her secret weakness is and then I saw the lack of Stun Guard on her Styles.
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Amaranth wrote:
I was wondering what her secret weakness is and then I saw the lack of Stun Guard on her Styles.


She's got some Soak though. Maybe someone with more time than me will start a PbF match with her to see just how potent she is.
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Magic Pink wrote:
Amaranth wrote:
Magic Pink wrote:
Someone want to explain it for those of us who find puzzles like this the worst kind of annoying?

There's a Redeem Code button at the bottom of the Battlecon Online page, which is where you enter codes to redeem promo items.


Ah I couldn't see it because of my monitor size. Thanks!


I spent quite a while hunting for it this morning (among all the options in the top menu bar). I don't think that part was meant to be the puzzle!
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Well... added her to the wiki. My duty as a chronicler is at last complete.

I suggest to future editors to keep her data as Secret to not spoil the ones who still want to solve the puzzle.

http://indines.wikia.com/wiki/Anath_Adrasteia
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Holy crap this totally just made my day.

Brad: Any chance she'll be officially printed for us to purchase?

Cuz if not, I'm putting in a PrinterStudio order just to make like, 3 million copies of her, hahaha
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dorktron2000 wrote:
Amaranth wrote:
I was wondering what her secret weakness is and then I saw the lack of Stun Guard on her Styles.


She's got some Soak though. Maybe someone with more time than me will start a PbF match with her to see just how potent she is.


She has very average Styles. The thick of her power comes from the Aspects, and they all have a setback. So, she does have soak, but she becomes a below average fighter while she has them, and with serious reach issues.
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