You nervously take the
(Solution to Part X)
passageway and are glad that you don't die! Unfortunately, there's another crossroads [sigh]... but there's also someone else there.
"Excuse me," you say. "But are you that [censored] who's been sending me all over the world with your clues? My mysterious hiker?"
His face lights up, "So someone found them? Yes! And I got through the first fork okay, but I'm really confused about this one."
"And why should I help you?" you reply, rather snottily.
"Well, because if we don't work together, we'll die here!"
You hate that he made a good point.
"Fine. What is it?"
Each of the seven passageways is labeled with a letter:
Which path should you take, and why?
YEAH! We found the hiker! It's only gonna get more interesting from here. In the next part, the hiker is going to tell us his story. More importantly, he's going to explain why we're in this labyrinth and what this all has to do with us! Solve away, puzzlers, so we can get to a twisty tale!
Starting with Part XI (this one), I am putting a point system into place! You may earn anywhere from 0-100 points for an answer. Here's how it'll work:
Incorrect answer: 0-30 points
Correct answer: 50-100 points
The more tries you take, the more the amount of points you receive decreases. Also, as I have to post more and more hints, the maximum point values may decrease! The person with the most points at the end of the Hiker's Cabin Myster series (yes, I think we might have an end
;)) will receive a bounty from 50-150 rep, depending on how much I have at the time...
Joshua Bizley --
24 19 14 points
Shoover -- 15 points
Omega Krypton — 40 points
Hint 1 (7% point deduction)
Don't look at the letters of the passageways first (e.g. anagrams). First look at the clues and that'll lead you to which letter to take...
Hint 2 (10% further point deduction)
As Joshua Bizley already found out, the etching says "Correct is the total of the hidden name." Think of ways things could be hidden in this puzzle.
Hint 3 (15% further point deduction)
Look very closely at the picture. Very closely, indeed.
Hint 4 (30% further point deduction) <-- maximum possible is now 50
Better check out some of those revisions!