In what order do I have to extinguish the puzzle signs in the Gargoyle Contract quest?
There are three rooms, guarded by Gargoyles, each one with a chest and four magical signs/runes you have to extinguish in the correct order. There is also a different clue in each room.
The clue in the room I’m stuck is the following
Coulds are like bees
When bells ring
In what order do I have to extinguish the signs? I’ve identified the signs in the room using the books from a merchant as animal, time, art and sky.
What are the solutions to the other possible variations of this puzzle?
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There seem to be multiple different puzzles, and which one is finally used in a room seems to be random.
There are three rooms in total where you must extinguish the signs in the correct order. They are all underground, look for stairs leading down in the three locations marked on this map:
The descriptions of the signs are in the Books of Magical Signs Volumes 1-4, they are as following:
art = harp war = clenched fist thunder = striking lightning bolt death = scythe sky = line within parallelogram, pursed mouth butterfly = line crossed twice weather = arrow sliced in half reason = bear dancing on dew time = open hourglass or chalice life = blossoming flower animal = snake creeping along riverbead fate = cross within circle
I’ve only had 4 different runes in my game, I identified them as the following
__ / / / / / --
\ / \/ /\ / \ ----
---- |\ | | \| ----
----- | / |--/ | / |/
The clues in each room are numbered, there appear to be at least 6 different ones.
First encrypted rune combination:
A doe’s shadow
The moon quietly moans
It is autumm already
animal sky art time
Second encrypted rune combination:
Three field mice
Dance in a circle at dusk
Stars are like grain
animal art time sky
Third encrypted rune combination:
Dying on a fresco
Struck by lightning
animal time art sky
Fourth encrypted rune combination:
Behold the comet
It is like a wolf in times of scarceness
An evil lullaby.
sky animal time art
Fifth encrypted rune combination:
Coulds are like bees
When bells ring
art sky animal time
Sixth encrypted rune combination:
On the dark sky
The beauty of a falcon’s flight
Faster and faster
sky art animal time
About the amphitheater:
Let’s assume we don’t have a solution. How do we solve the puzzle?
Clouds are like bees: this one is pretty obvious: sky and animal.
When bells ring: more or less obvious, since when = time, but could also be a reference to “For whom the bell tolls”, ergo, death. Still a bit of a long shot.
Divertimento! is haunting me, though.
It means “fun” in italian, and it also is a musical genre, generally composed for a small ensemble, this also is a light-hearted, good-mood music, also far away from the notion of death.
So I moved on and did a bit of letter swapping and realized “Divertimento” contains the letters of the word Morte in italian, meaning death. That is the best I could get so far.
Also, Mozart wrote his divertimento (K. 522, “The Musical Joke”) 8 days after the death of his muse bird, Baptista. This one is really funny.
Since Fabian stated that Divertimento does not mean death, I need to correct my efforts in that direction and stay with art (music).
I used numbers, and trial and error.
|----3-------------------------------4----| | | | | | | |--2------------[chest]------------------1--- [entrance]
If you can understand this diagram, the sequence is 3, 2, 1, 4.
Enter the room, first on your left, second straight ahead, third opposite side of second, and fourth is on the entrance side of the third.