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To the South is the jewel in the ring you can't wear

To the East was envisioned a mountain pair

To the North climb a tree to work your own way

To the West are buildings that don't see the light of day

I create dearly beloved untruths

Hint 1

Untruth that I make is real and nice. Why call it untruth? Because it's a lie!

Hint 2

I'm closer to North than South or East. You'll want to stop by if you yearn for a feast.

Hint 3

There are memes, there are things that inspired memes, and there are things that inspired the things that inspired memes.

Previous: Four Directions #11

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  • $\begingroup$ Just saw this was never solved. Can we get a new clue? Hint #1 makes me think of maybe a r13(jrqqvat puncry) but that may just be me being cynical :) $\endgroup$ – MetaZen Apr 7 at 5:11
  • $\begingroup$ @MetaZen It gets harder to come up with clues that don't just give the answer away... But at least I still remember the answer :-) $\endgroup$ – Mariia Mykhailova Apr 7 at 18:48
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Others have already found the locations north, south, east and west. The place we are looking for is

the Regent Bakery and Cafe in Seattle

because

to quote from the page linked above, "our black forest cake became an illustration in the video game Portal as a "reward cake" due to a local game developers' fondness for the cake". The cake is a dearly beloved untruth because "the cake is a lie".

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Partial:

South:

I'm thinking it has to do with Petrified wood (rings in the wood), which is the jewel of the state of Washington. Thinking Mt Saint Helens as it's part of the ring of fire.

East:

Snoqualmie, WA. Where Twin Peaks was filmed.

North

Is this referring to the Microsoft Treehouse? These offices are where employees can work

West

The Seattle Underground. These buildings were built on top of due to the fire in 1889. They will never see the light of day again.

What Am I?

Working on..hmmm

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  • $\begingroup$ Correct for North, incorrect for South. $\endgroup$ – Mariia Mykhailova Oct 3 '18 at 15:27
  • $\begingroup$ @MariiaMykhailova still working on the what, but I might have the rest $\endgroup$ – SolveLikeBeaker Oct 3 '18 at 17:00
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    $\begingroup$ The partials are correct (rot13(V jnf guvaxvat Zbhag Envavre vafgrnq bs Zbhag Uryra nf vg'f pybfre, ohg Zbhag Uryra jvyy nyfb qb)). Now for the final answer... $\endgroup$ – Mariia Mykhailova Oct 3 '18 at 18:29
  • $\begingroup$ @MariiaMykhailova rot13(V unir n srryvat vg'f n cynl ba jbeqf, naq dhvgr cbffvoyl n zbivr ersrerapr?) $\endgroup$ – SolveLikeBeaker Oct 3 '18 at 18:30
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    $\begingroup$ No. You were on to something rot13(zbivr ersrerapr) guess, though it's not rot13(zbivr) :-) $\endgroup$ – Mariia Mykhailova Oct 5 '18 at 17:47
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Partial:

Could the mountain pair be referring to The Pitons on St Lucia?

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    $\begingroup$ No (although I admit they are pretty) $\endgroup$ – Mariia Mykhailova Oct 3 '18 at 15:25

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