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The door swings open. You step inside, ready for another puzzle, be it cipher, maze, riddle, or mysterious signs. As you step into the room, which was [redacted], a screen comes to life. On it is:

I'm a messenger.

"Huh?" you say out loud. "What's that supposed to mean?"

As if in response to your question, the message on the screen changes.

I'm much like Clue Three, but faster.

Quickly, you pull out paper and pencil from your backpack as the message changes again.

My value is equal to a devoured 'E'.


I'm also the first, but two is greater.


And I'm used for both hot and cold.

Next clue--->


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Mercury is a messenger god.
Mercury is a metal, just like silver from clue 3.
Its "value" - position on the periodic table - is 80 ("ate E").
It's the first planet from the sun, but the second planet is bigger.
And it's used in a thermometer to measure termperatures, both hot and cold. (Thanks, GoodDeeds!)

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    $\begingroup$ Perhaps that it is used in a thermometer to measure both hot and cold? $\endgroup$
    – GoodDeeds
    Jul 24, 2016 at 12:34
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    $\begingroup$ @GoodDeeds: Yep, I think that's it - added, thanks! $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Jul 24, 2016 at 12:35
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    $\begingroup$ It's called quicksilver. $\endgroup$
    – f''
    Jul 24, 2016 at 15:45

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