A conclusion to my entries in the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #32: Grid Deduction Hybrids. This metapuzzle incorporates the three previous puzzles in this series:

Desert Irrigation Project
I am an Island
My God, it's full of stars!

I have received another envelope from my dear friend, this one somewhat larger. Alas, it also has no return address.

Inside the envelope were these two sheets:

Rules Layout 1

Rules Layout 2

Additionally, there were 5 square sheets of vellum:

Vellum 1

Vellum 2

Vellum 3

Vellum 4

Vellum 5

And finally there was this one large sheet:

You Go Today

Wherever he is now, I hope he settles there until someone has a chance to catch up with him. Now it's just a matter of finding where he is.

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    $\begingroup$ This is more than a mindful, paramesis. We must go space filling together some day. $\endgroup$
    – humn
    Dec 30, 2017 at 1:41
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    $\begingroup$ How long have you been waiting to post this?! $\endgroup$
    – Wen1now
    Dec 30, 2017 at 1:51
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    $\begingroup$ @Wen1now I designed the puzzle and main painting about 5 months ago, but never got around to rendering all the other layouts. $\endgroup$
    – paramesis
    Dec 30, 2017 at 2:20
  • $\begingroup$ @lauir I'm afraid I don't fill that much space, just a small corner with a drafting board and printer. $\endgroup$
    – paramesis
    Dec 30, 2017 at 2:23
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    $\begingroup$ I don’t think any of the others have been solved and two of them haven’t even had any answers posted. Will we need to solve them to solve this? $\endgroup$ Dec 30, 2017 at 13:16

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I hope this is helpful for somebody.

I noticed that maybe that I could layer all the vellums together. This is the result:enter image description here

Some notes:

The empty is 1, filled circle/arrow is 2, the lines are 3, the stars are 4, and shaded parts are five. If some stuff over, half of the time the overlayered imaged will be next to each other. The numbers correspond to the whatever object fills that square. Numbers closer to the maze thingy is more in towards the actual maze thingy and farther away are farther away from the grid maze.


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