# Dungeon Quest: a twisting and turning imgur-maze maze

You've come to this strange dungeon in search of lost treasure. You've reached the final floor and the door has sealed behind you. All you have are your wits, a clue picked up on the previous floor and the following poem:

Arrows point the way,
Circles return the next day.
Squares twist, curl and spin,
Red opens doors so you win.

Goal:
Find and unlock a hidden treasure chest. You will need four keys to do it.

Map:

You start on the red square.

Starting Clue:

Notes:
Every image that is part of the puzzle has the same blue DQ circle icon in the corner.
Some partial URL's are not used; there are fake images behind them if you start guessing.

Hint:

Full squares mark a change in instruction type. Square angles point you onward based on where you were.

Hint:

The second key hides one door south of the first.

My interpretations of the clues:

- Star, square: Directions coming up are of type (arrow/corner). Face north.
- Arrow: Go in the direction of the arrow.
- Corner: Turn right if the corner is ┌ , and left if the corner is ┐. Afterwards, take a step forward. (Stay facing your new direction.)
- Circle: Copy the direction from the previous circle into this spot.

Following the directions given in the starting clue

leads you to pick up the M with the red arrow and end in azFN_. This brings you to:

The squares must be related to turning somehow, but I'm not sure how to interpret them. "Circles return the next day" implies to me that a circled instruction "...A(B)CD..." is shorthand for ...ABCBD..., but I'm not certain about this.

If we interpret

squares as "turn in this direction, then move one step forward", we get to:

Now,

we can interpret the circle as "do whatever was previously in the circle". Last time, it was a leftwards arrow, so we must need to go left at the circle.

Following those instructions leads us to...

the chest? But we only have one key...

• My confusion increases. I followed those instructions twice just now. Once I got what you got and once I got the correct next door. If you pick up an "8", you've got it right. Mar 2, 2017 at 14:08
• Wait. "square: Directions coming up are of type (arrow/corner). Face north" is wrong. Do not change facing. Mar 2, 2017 at 14:11

See Deusovi's answer for the first clue.

This is (probably) step 2.

Following from where we ended up,

the squares seem to be sort of strange, but seem like multiple instructions in a row. Basically, moving in an L shape. (This might be incorrect, but it led to an image, so it could work.) OP has said that this isn't correct, but this image is the correct next step.

If we take the I at the red spot, we end up at AiZF_, and we get this image.

• What did the circle do? Was I right about that? (Also, how did the full square work?)
– Deusovi
Mar 1, 2017 at 4:18
• I'm pretty sure you are, because it ended up on an image. Mar 1, 2017 at 4:19
• How did the full square work, and how did you decide which direction to go for the corners?
– Deusovi
Mar 1, 2017 at 4:19
• Er, the square, I just went in a circle, and ended up at the same spot. And I went clockwise for the corners, since counterclockwise with the square sent me through a wall. Mar 1, 2017 at 4:21
• Then I have absolutely no idea what happened. Mar 1, 2017 at 4:39