Are you able to find the hidden word?

It's all about the journey, not the destination.
Come on! Find the route to exit.
Only key to understand all this, is the aged wise owner of the pitiless maze.
Perceive the right hints and you will value this a facile dare.
Seek and ye shall find.


Hint 1:

Beware the false paths! They're my insurance. They're there to avoid that someone can skip the steps and get straight to the answer.


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Along manshu's path, there are

Non-white pixels, of the following colors:
496d79 7a7661 767221 426769 6e6573 776670 724161 7a7767 6f6d64 2e4275 736371 676763 6d7a74 627163 667072 726761 7a7667 676762 2e4262 646b62 757366 2c6f69 616d67 677a72 6f7666 70726f 666565 72662e

Using the obvious hex-to-ASCII conversion, we get Imyzvavr!BgineswfprAazwgomd.Buscqggcmztbqcfprrgazvgggb.Bbdkbusf,oiamggzrovfprofeerf.

It obviously isn't a coincidence it's a bunch of letters and punctuation, so perhaps we have a Vigenere now.


As Wu33o pointed out in comments, the key to the Vigenere is


Which gives the message

Well done! Now free the Minotaur. The key to unlock the door is out. Only then, can you read the answer.

That "key" in hex, is

6f 75 74

The numbers manshu found are the colors

22: 6e7575 (nuu)
25: 6f7574 (out)
28: 6f7475 (otu)

So, using the relevant number

and taking every 25th letter of the boxed text in the question, we get the word theseus.

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    $\begingroup$ The Vigenere key is "Minos", the owner of the labyrinth with the Minotaur $\endgroup$
    – Wu33o
    Apr 11, 2016 at 9:33
  • $\begingroup$ You're almost there! I thought it would have been harder... unfortunately, there still a last step that will give you a word pertaining to the context ;) $\endgroup$
    – Alessandro
    Apr 11, 2016 at 10:11
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    $\begingroup$ You did all the work, you deserve the rep. Take my edit :) $\endgroup$
    – ffao
    Apr 12, 2016 at 7:42
  • $\begingroup$ @ffao excellent teamwork ;) ...and just to assure that all this effort was needed, following one of the false paths would have ended up in finding another name that appears in the Myth. They correct key was mandatory $\endgroup$
    – Alessandro
    Apr 12, 2016 at 7:55

Partial Solution:

Here is the path And some numbers

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So...we got some numbers there

25, 28, 22

Now "Seek and ye shall find." reminds me of

Bible. So maybe the answer is related to a line in the Bible.


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