You should take passageway
Now, we can
Nobody will receive points for this, though @Duck will probably receive half the bounty (25 rep). Hopefully, Part XV will be posted in the next couple days!
Well, @phenomist and @feelinferrety have solved the most of it, and the OP @DqwertyC has almost given all ouit, but since this has been here untouched for nearly one and a half years, I believe it's time that I give the final blow. This is probably the full solution.
This is most ...
Sad Wally, ugliest Alcatraz impala, mimeo abhorrer, lava continuo, kneels.
Mean nerd met imperiled underservant; cuckoo kisses Ina Nagle.
Met nerd, men worry cello neoclassicism negate Icaria tox lava.
So the answer is:
Okay, I think I have all the pieces to this one...
Role 1: These people do things in mountains, pastures, hills, fields, forests...
Role 2: These people do various things. They can find you a house, a hotel, send you something, kill you...
Role 3: Atom....in English
Now, as to who might be 'the one with the above roles':
In which case, the role that is ...
First, some trivial deductions:
Next, note that
For ease of visualization, I'll mark the cells that must be non-2s.
Next, look at occurrences of the number 3:
At this point, it's probably more helpful to switch to looking at places 3s can't go:
Next, look at the 4s:
And then the majority of the puzzle falls pretty easily:
In the bottom middle ...
Similar to Omega Krypton, I used the old trick
and I got
which is interesting because
Also just breaking the "ice" here.
As an aside,
In an update, Omega Krypton found
which arranges to
which means that we should take
Well, here’s my partial answer to break the ice.
With no idea what to deal with the puzzle after not getting any results when I open it with notepad, I resorted to the old trick I used (and someone else too)
And the encoded message says
Aha, and perhaps the first two letters
@shoover was clever enough to check the original image as well, and it turned ...
Obviously the other two answers have made great leaps in ths fine puzzle. I'm just here to give the final blow. So don't remember to upvote their answers (and the question) as well!
Reasoning 1 (@shoover part)
Reasoning 2 (@JoshuaBizley part)
Reasoning 3 (@OmegaKrypton part)
I'm not sure there is a solution, but I'm going to write until I figure something out.
There are three types of outputs; questions, predictions, and statements. I am classifying predictions as statements that assert something about future events.
The questions always appear after a set of three unique symbols:
Jewel/Crescent/Claw: "If given a slice of ...
The "Downfall" is actually
I will be back in September.
If you think I am feminine,
I will show you stop sign.
If you are afraid of heights,
I will throw you in the sea at twilights.
If any mis event happens (heh!, so lame),
you know which insect to blame.
When you are sixty and low on your defenses,
don't go blaming your senses.