Once Upon A Time In A Land FAR, FAR Away...
Our adventure begins in the enchanted land called "CompuTaria".
You are, "Binaryian" a 3rd year Wizard In Training. Today began like any other day - you woke up, attended to you chores, and then hit the books to study. The Final Entrance exam to the Legendary Wizard Campus is only two days away. No time to play around. You will be the first in your family to break out of the peasant life, and become a successful Wizard, able to take care of his family.
... and then it happened...
While deeply engrossed in your Spells and Potions course-book, a cold chill swept over your body. Something -Something bad, was about to happen.
It didn't take long to find out what. The mischievous and outcast wizard, "VirusIon" is back to his old tricks. This time, he has put the spell of ForgetfullNess on everybody in the village.
Ever since you were young boys, VirusIon has always been in competition with you. Now, he has left you alone, un-affected. You must reverse his spell quickly. Chaos will set in soon.
VirusIon was only able to cast such a wide spell over the villige because he has stolen the Sacred Stone Of JayPeg Whomever holds this magic stone, wields great power and magic.
Let Your Quest Begin
You are presented with a riddle to which you must solve before you may proceed:
"The MarketPlace Riddle"
Several "secret village buyers" were sent into CompuTaria's Marketplace today, each with instructions to purchase one type of vegetable and one type of fruit. Using only the clues that follow, determine the vegetable and fruit each buyer purchased, and how much they paid for their total order.
Kathryn's order cost 1 dollar more than the order that included kale.
The order that included asparagus cost 1 dollar less than the order that included bean sprouts.
- Ray's order cost $5.25.
- Nettie's purchase cost 2 dollars less than the order that included kale
[Observations: You notice that there are four vegetables (asparagus, bean sprouts, kale, leeks ) and also you see the price signs ($4.25, $5.25, $6.25, $7.25 ), and lastly you recognize some buyers ( Ellen, Kethryn, Nettiem and Ray ).
When you have solved the riddle...
You have been instructed to add Ellens and Rays prices together - remove any decimal point if there is one. Put that 4 digit number in your "cauldron" for later processing. Your cauldron is a bank of sorts, that will hold your magical data for easy retrieval later.
With that challenge completed, you move on.
The Magic Cards
You are presented with a note from VirusIon that shows a picture of 12 cards, the last one blank.
the note continues, "Binaryian , you have one chance to tell me what card should be next? There is no trickery here - these cards have a pattern. You must figure it out!"
When you have figured out which card is next...
Take the number value of the correct answer card ( j=11, q=12, k=13 a=1 ), and append to the 4 digits already in your cauldron. Do not use leading zero's.
You should have a five digit number in your cauldron now.
... and you continue on. Soon enough you are presented with your next challenge:
Let us see your number skill, brother Binaryian!
The note continued, " Do you remember Mrs. Wazzaliona?!?!? We did have fun teasing her, didn't we???
Well, she loved to survey our class. One time she surveys everyone about their siblings. In the class, 75% of the students have a brother, 82% have a sister, and 65% have both a brother and a sister.
She as always testing us with number problems! This time she asked, So, what is the probability that a student has both a brother AND sister?
Your answer should be formatted like this: xx%
Remove the percent sign, and put in the cauldron for later processing. You cauldron should now contain a five digit number, and a two digit number.
The Changing Boxes You simply see the following boxes on the floor:
...then a magical vision appears before you. It seems you must choose one of the boxes you see in your vision!
Take the number in cauldron and add the integer from Ms. Wazzaliona question to get a sum.
Get a total of all the digits in that answer, and divide by the box number that you saw in your vision.
The result is the PASSWORD, which will reverse your nemesis spell.
You are suddenly face to face with you nemesis, Virusion! You are prepared, though...
THE PASSWORD IS: ___________________
When you give the correct answer, you are presented with ...
and all is well again in the village!