The party has entered the legendary Temple of the Niffugcam to recover the legendary artifact, also named Niffugcam. After a few battles, the party reaches the very top of the temple, into a chamber with nine glowing pedestals in a straight line from left to right, numbered 1 to 9.
The party rolls fairly well on their Perception checks, and finds around the room eight objects. The eight objects are (in no particular order)
- Leather Armor
- Fishing rod
- Ice (2-foot cube, doesn't seem to melt)
- Orc tooth
After gathering these... odd objects, the party's rogue finds a small piece of parchment, which gives the riddle:
To claim the reason why you're here;
You are coming very near;
Just solve the riddle, place the eight;
Upon the pedestals 'fore it's too late.
The objects doing with the sea;
are each away, one four, one three;
the weapons that are in front of you;
one pause of three, one pause of two;
the places where these overlap;
come at the end for no mishap;
the ones whose letters total eight;
have one apart, that's shooting slate;
the one replacing pirate's sight;
spots the first letters of fight;
the part of the race not very nice;
comes to the right four after ice;
The first platform is what comes last;
the rest tell you which spell to cast.
How can the party put the eight objects on the nine pedestals and find the Niffugcam?