King Deusovi, Flag this Blo*dy Post!

This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.
Ace Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Queen King Jack

Hmmm, what is this?

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P.S.: tag also applies.


The WHITE border of the image is NOT part of the puzzle.

Hint level 1:

ONLY the WHITE border of the image is NOT part of the puzzle. only applies ly.

  • $\begingroup$ Can I check something that will sound totally weird if the answer is no... rot13(Vf gur ahzore 1234567 vzcbegnag gb gur fbyhgvba?) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Oct 10, 2019 at 12:39
  • $\begingroup$ where is that number? @Stiv $\endgroup$ Oct 10, 2019 at 14:47
  • $\begingroup$ Well, I got a super weird coincidence trying to fathom out the fifth box (I had the rest) - rot13(Vs lbh pbaireg gur yrggref gb N1M26 lbh pbhyq trg I3E/E = IIIE/E = 22222218/18 juvpu rdhnyf 1234567.6...). It just seemed too weird a coincidence and I got bogged down trying to work out why that be! Clearly not the way to solve it though, I'm guessing... $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Oct 10, 2019 at 15:09
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    $\begingroup$ rot13(Qbhoyr purpx ba jurgure gurer vf n zvfgnxr va gur 5gu obk: Vs gur sbezhyn jrer I^3/E^2, gung jbhyq znxr CV (C = I^2/E naq V = I/E, fb C * V = I^3/E^2).) $\endgroup$
    – JS1
    Oct 10, 2019 at 22:45
  • $\begingroup$ @JS1 ughhhh! my math... $\endgroup$ Oct 11, 2019 at 1:53

1 Answer 1



From Title "flag this blo*ody post"
The colors blue and red remind me of two flags
- the Flag of Liechtenstein. The crown within could be referenced by the title word "king"...
- The Signal flag for E (ECHO)

Upper half (blue)

There are some hidden words: Ace ice oar Oman over
They are written upside down from right to left
Searching for a pattern, I tried adding letters forming new words:
Adding R gives Race, Rice, Roar, Roman, Rover

Lower half (red) Rebus:

First red square

- ace of spades - short A
- Elephant
- 3/4 of a cent - cent
-> Remove ent from Elephant -> lpha


Second red square

- The land on the map is Tibet
- The lower left image is the logo of Texas Instruments - TI
- Ammeter - An instrument to measure the current (in Ampere)
-> Remove TI from Tibet -> bet
-> add A to bet

Fourth red Square

- A 1915 Ford Model T
- A balloon flying with a child... must be filled with Helium, Chemical Symbol is He
- A Taxi
- An image of the chinese president Xi Jinping
Remove Xi from Taxi -> Ta

T He Ta -> Theta

Fifth red Square (Solved by JS1)

$P = V \times I$ (Formula of Electric power) and $I = \frac{V}{R}$
$=> \frac{V^3}{R^2} = \frac{V^2}{R} \times \frac{V}{R} = P \times I = PI$

Now back to the third square: (Solved by Stiv)

We have
1. $\alpha$ (Alpha, 1. Letter of the Greek Alphabet)
2. $\beta$ (Beta, 2. Letter of the Greek Alphabet)
3. ?
4. $\theta$ (Theta, 8. Letter of the Greek Alphabet)
5. $\pi$ (Pi, 16. Letter of the Greek Alphabet)
Now, it looks like the position of the letter is doubled in each square so the third should be
$\delta$ (Delta, 4. Letter)

Conclusion (thx to M Oehm & Stiv)

E from Echo-flag
R from the hidden words
D from 3. red square Delta
ERD anagrams to RED, fitting the bloody Hint from the title

  • $\begingroup$ rot13(Ynfg erq fdhner ybbxf yvxr na ryrpgebavpf sbezhyn, nafjre pbhyq or bzrtn, gur flzoby sbe erfvfgnapr) $\endgroup$ Oct 10, 2019 at 17:34
  • $\begingroup$ FWIW, rot13(NYCUN, ORGN, GURGN naq CV ner gur 1fg, 2aq, 8gu naq 16gu yrggref bs gur Terrx nycunorg. Vs gur zvffvat flzoby vf vaqrrq gur 4gu (fvapr vg'f n qbhoyvat frdhrapr) guvf jbhyq or QRYGN. V fgvyy pnaabg frr ubj gb gvr guvf va jvgu gur synt be gur E frpgvba...) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Oct 11, 2019 at 22:13
  • $\begingroup$ rot13(Vs lbh ghea gur pbagenfg nyy gur jnl hc, gurer ner fbzr erq/oyhr qnfurf gung fubj hc va gur qvivqre orgjrra gur erq/oyhr cnegf. Gurl ebhtuyl ybbx yvxr: 1) fznyy erq qnfu ba evtug bs 1fg obk, 2) Zrqvhz erq qnfu ba yrsg bs 2aq obk, 3) Zrqvhz oyhr qnfu ba zvqqyr bs 2aq obk, 3) Zrqvhz erq qnfu ba yrsg bs 3eq obk, 4) Ybat erq qnfu ba zvqqyr bs 4gu obk, 5) Fubeg erq qnfu ba evtug bs 4gu obk, jurer fubeg = yratgu 1, zrqvhz = 2, ybat = 3) $\endgroup$
    – JS1
    Oct 11, 2019 at 22:28
  • $\begingroup$ @JS1 i cant see the dashes, therefore they are irrelevant ;) $\endgroup$ Oct 12, 2019 at 3:27
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    $\begingroup$ @Stiv: Perhaps. It would fit the asterisked word in the title. $\endgroup$
    – M Oehm
    Oct 12, 2019 at 17:42

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