The treasure is somewhere on this map:

treasure island

Blue is water; green is grass; yellow is sand; gray is rock.

Your clue is N6E4S2W1, and your adventure starts on the central dark green square.


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The treasure could be in any of these spaces.

N6E4S2W1 are compass directions, but we don't know which way the map is oriented.

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    $\begingroup$ The nazis strike back xD $\endgroup$ Apr 15, 2016 at 10:57
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    $\begingroup$ One side of the map is darker, it can be linked to the sun position. So if we know the time and the island position we can guess orientation. $\endgroup$
    – Fabich
    Apr 15, 2016 at 13:16
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    $\begingroup$ @notstoreboughtdirt None of the lines represent routes, they just represent working out where the treasure is. I don't see why you would have to go any particular route to get there. Since the treasure must be in a rock space then I assume that rock spaces at least are accessible. If we consider north as a diagonal direction then you end up moving like a bishop and rule out half the squares. That doesn't break the puzzle but it's just a bit wierd so I assume it's not intended. $\endgroup$
    – Richard
    Apr 15, 2016 at 14:27
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    $\begingroup$ Notice that 3 of those 4 paths have water in their way. If we assume we cant swim, then only the Up path works. $\endgroup$
    – Ryan
    Apr 15, 2016 at 16:10
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    $\begingroup$ Assuming the hint uses leetspeak and using an anagram solver gives we6 n421s. $\endgroup$
    – Sleafar
    Apr 15, 2016 at 19:07

Treasures are in here:

Under ROCK square.
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"N6E4S2W1" means : 6 up, 4 right, 2 down and 1 left

  • $\begingroup$ But surely that's only what they WANT you to think? If it was just a matter of following the explicit instructions, it wouldn't be much of a puzzle. $\endgroup$ Apr 15, 2016 at 12:53
  • $\begingroup$ Agree. As @Richard has answered - we do not know the orientation of map. $\endgroup$ Apr 15, 2016 at 13:13

The treasure is :

the grey box top right, position 12 / 4 (11 on the right from top left, then 3 under)

More explanations :

6 steps north, 4 east, 2 south, 1 west

Pro skills :

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  • $\begingroup$ Won't you end up in (11,4) if you do that? $\endgroup$
    – Wu33o
    Apr 15, 2016 at 9:18
  • $\begingroup$ I'm quite bad at numbers :3 trying to explain it $\endgroup$ Apr 15, 2016 at 9:20

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