(We skipped a number to avoid bad luck!)
(READ THE SOLUTION TO PT. VIII BEFORE CONTINUING)
You lead the hiker through passageway
and you both seem to be alive by the time you come into a giant, rotunda-like room.
“Okay,” you say. “Explain.”
“Yeah,” he says, “I guess I owe you that.”
You nod emphatically.
“Okay, well here goes…”
And so, the hiker tells his story… and you don’t believe one bit of it! His story is:
After what happened on the street that night, I was so scared! I ran all the way to Switzerland and hid there. I heard whispers of what I had done in some places, but only one person figured out that it was me. Her name was Misty Yvonne Rickmann Torrean Henderson, but she called herself MYRTH (her initials). She claimed that she was a psychic, and could see all that had happened in my past. Of course, I was hesitant. Then, she proved herself to me. She also told me another thing: that I had a nibling, and that they would find me if I left a trail for them to follow. You followed it. I’m your uncle...
Then, he started sobbing uncontrollably.
Obviously, you say, “Yeah, uh-huh, and I’m MYRTH’s child!”
His eyes widen, “How did you know that?”
You snort and say, “Let’s get on with this labyrinth, I’m hungry. Then we’ll figure out what to do with you.”
He quivers nervously.
There are five passageways around the rotunda (not including the one you just came through). Each is labeled with a letter:
“You see?” the hiker says, triumphant.
You are certain that he must have set this up somehow, but decide to move on. There is an inscription on the wall, once more. It reads:
Which passage should you take, and why?
Joshua Bizley --
24 19 14 points
15 40 109 points
Omega Krypton —
40 60 67 points
SEE PART XI FOR INFORMATION ON HOW POINTS WORK
IF THE BOUNTY ENDS AND NOBODY HAS ANSWERED CORRECTLY, I WILL POST THE CORRECT ANSWER AND WE WILL MOVE ON
Oh my gosh! Boatload of information, but -- apparently -- we’re just not ready to believe it, yet… Maybe something else will be revealed in Part XV! P.S. So sorry about any confusion the part number may have caused! We had to skip over a specific number! The number skip has absolutely nothing to do with the actual puzzle. I just wanted to avoid bad luck!
Hint 0.23182 (FREE!)
I realized that I should have included more information in the original puzzle, so I'm posting it as a free hint. Sorry about that, everyone! Unfortunately, I made this hint as obscure as possible, please forgive me!
German -- U + 90 deg CC :
Hint 1 (7% point deduction)
Think rotations in relation to the free hint...
Hint 2 (8% further deduction)
CC... Hmmm... CommonCore? Nah. What about carbon copy? That can't be right. Wait! Counter...?
Hint 3 (10% further deduction)
Hint 4 (20% further deduction)
Think WWI and German U's with umlauts...
Hint 5 (45% further deduction)
Check out the revision history under hint 4... This bonus hint was always there, you just didn't think to check for it, did you?
Hint 6 (55% further deduction)
Hint 7 (75% further deduction) <-- 4 pts maximum (all or nothing)
There shall be no more hints! This is rather disappointing, to be honest...