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Round and round, pay attention to the count. The words will serve as a guide to unveil who we are.

A dirty creature who walks on all fours.

Queen zebra

White Light just had unbind

Very enthusiastic four fowls make X

9 63 6 2 60 69

Young to go quirky kicks

Orange violet yellow zeal lime

Apple pineapple mango mangosteen xigua

Vulture xylophone width thing net hot

Blob yell yall chocolate doe over black

Over zealous rage

Crouch very tight

Hint 1

The first of each matters

Hint 2

The 12 beings are related to each other

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The answer is:

Animals of the Chinese Zodiac, in order starting from Rat

By line:
A dirty creature who walks on all fours.

RAT; direct clue

Queen zebra

OX; first letters are QZ, which is OX rot-2ed

White Light just had unbind

TIGER; first letters are WLJHU, which is TIGER rot-3ed

Very enthusiastic four fowls make X

RABBIT; first letters are VEFFMX, which is RABBIT rot-4ed

9 63 6 2 60 69

DRAGON; these numbers are the A1Z26 encoding of 'DRAGON', with each digit rot-5ed over the digits 0-9 (D=4 -> 9, R=18 -> 63, A=1 -> 6, etc.)

Young to go quirky kicks

SNAKE; first letters are YTGQK, which is SNAKE rot-6ed

Orange violet yellow zeal lime

HORSE; first letters are OVYZL, which is HORSE rot-7ed

Apple pineapple mango mangosteen xigua

SHEEP; first letters are APMMX, which is SHEEP rot-8ed

Vulture xylophone width thing net hot

MONKEY; first letters are VXWTNH, which is MONKEY rot-9ed

Blob yell yall chocolate doe over black

ROOSTER; first letters are BYYCDOB, which is ROOSTER rot-10ed

Over zealous rage

DOG; first letters are OZR, which is DOG rot-11ed

Crouch very tight

PIG; first letters are CVT, which is PIG rot-13ed (note rot-12 is skipped)

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  • $\begingroup$ Your answers are right, the fifth one is also rot-5 but taken in another way. $\endgroup$ – Dranier May 13 '18 at 1:33
  • $\begingroup$ Ah, now I see it; updating my answer with justification for the fifth line now. $\endgroup$ – ManyPinkHats May 13 '18 at 2:16

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