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Next hint!

I have been consistent with the puzzle, I won't tell you how to combine the elements that some people have worked out, but I will you that you take a letter from each word, and the logic behind the letter you take is consistent (such as if it is the last letter, it is always the last letter for all of them). Just beware the red herring!
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https://puu.sh/zJiQy/a4a1b0f39a.png Worth a try
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Worth a try too.
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I really really am curious how people are getting all of these locations, I would love to see the differing interpretations, but so-far noone has found the treasure!
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Alright final hints! In 15 minutes I will have to log off, so submit ALL answers to the forum and when I am back, whomever is first will win the prize!

For the date: The significant thing is something two of the answers DON'T do.

For the Red Herring: Many people have worked out a range of commodities (which for those of you who haven't unlocked the last pdf, that is the clue over you that they have), one of those commodities is the red herring.

For the puzzle: The first letter of each commodity put in a certain order might give you a good hint!
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Congratulations to Vermiljoen! You have found my treasure!
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For the medium questions date is it: October 26th, 2017 at 2:33pm?
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For the medium questions date is it: October 26th, 2017 at 2:33pm?


It is! Congratulations! (Although for me it is 27th at 5:33am haha).

What is your ign so I can get you the prize!

The answers, Purple and Orange don't rhyme. So to work out the date you search /w Rhyme.
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Oh sorry right, my IGN is Slothz.
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The solution to the puzzle will be posted once the red herring is claimed.

But the winners won

3x Ice Blue Chroma
1x Chocolate Chroma
1x Indigo Chroma
1x Wine Chroma
1x War Brig
2x Spring Mystery Box
1x Lily of the Valley
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Butterfly weed is the red herring.
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And thank you very much for the fun and the prizes!
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I think Vermiljoen may be right, butterfly weed must be the red herring. :)

In any case, I am looking forward to finding out what the correct code for the Medium questions pdf is. Haha. That stumped me. xD Either I fail at counting paces or trees, or I can't tell colors. I must have tried all possible combinations (obviously not :P ) I can think of, and still couldn't open the file. /e fails

But again, so sorry for the loss of yer crewmen. Who could have known the swill was bad. At least, they didn't mistake the hemp oil for a drink. ;)

Thank ye for the prize. :)
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It is not butterfly weed! I will be revealing all the answers in an hour and finishing up the event. I would absolutely love as much feedback as possible, as I thought the puzzle was going to be way too easy! I am glad it was doable but tough!
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The Event is now over! Thanks everyone for participating!

The answers to the puzzle lies in commodities and colours.

Three pairs of blue - Each blue pair of islands has one commodity in common. Such as Lobelia for Picklepine and Holloway.
Two double down on red - Each red (red and orange) pair of islands have two commodities in common. Such as Wood and Old Man's Beard for PV and Ridley's.
Three single greens - Each green gave one of their commodities to the puzzle (trial and error to work out the right one).

Captains Log 741 - I am referring to rum here, swill takes 7 sugarcane, 4 wood and 1 iron, so swill is the commodity here.

Deconstruct Aqua - This one is just taking one of the a's from aqua, but for those who said cowslip and tellurium or sincosite and blue paint, that was exactly how I was hoping you were thinking for the rest of them, and I had this one be quite literal just to make sure the puzzle wasn't too easy (whilst making it I thought the whole puzzle would take 20 minutes not 2 hours).

Make Paint Brush - paint brushes are made from Old Man's Beard

My coloured name orders the answers of the commodities.

T - Hemp, Elderberries
O - Old Man's Beard
M - Lily of the Valley
A - Lorandite, Iron
N - Old Man's Beard, Wood
O - Old Man's Beard, Wood
M - Aqua
A - Yarrow, Sugar Cane, Butterfly Weed, Serandite
N - Indigo
O - Swill
U - Leushite, Hemp, Sassafras, Weld
S - Hemp, Elderberries

Holloway Isle

Red Herring - Lobelia (Picklepine & Holloway don't have a letter in my name that is the same colour as their underline, resulting in more commodities than needed.).

So that's the puzzle! I am glad it was solvable, and that it presented somewhat of a challenge for people!
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Ah! Interesting.
I looked at yer name, wondered if the colors meant anything, but dismissed it. xD
In any case, I wasn't really trying to solve it anymore as I was going about it in a roundabout way. :P

Good event, nonetheless! I enjoyed it very much. :)

One difficulty I had was trying to get to some of the islands as me map wasn't complete yet. Had to ask some hearties, and you, if they can help me whisk. I did, eventually, get to Devil's Heart, Bogong Cove, and Point Petrify. But I never got to Krakentoa, and Holloway. :(
(Someone's hosting a whisking event really soon, I hope I won't miss that so I can complete me map and be ready for future scavenger hunts. :D )

I also couldn't open the Medium questions pdf. I saw the monkeys, I counted the trees... I'm able to go to Cavum and saw the flag, so I tried re(d) or ma(roon), and even cr(imson). I don't think I tried orange though. :/ And since, at first, I couldn't get to Point Petrify, I pretty much tried all the colors in the furniture palette from YPPedia for the chest. xD When I finally got to the island, I was able to narrow down my choices, but still, nothing worked. :(
It was only later, when I received a tell, that I was told the colors were purple and orange... and the number of trees was 28, not 30, as I thought. xD I count it now, and it still looks 30 to me. ;) Before I was told the correct number, I did, eventually, think I might have gotten the number wrong. But I think I tried 31 and 32, not a lower number. :) Anyway... ;)

The Hard questions pdf, I was able to open despite not being able to get to Krakentoa to count the number of piles of... what was it? It was easy enough to try starting from 1... until I reached 11, which opened the pdf. ;)

It was also easy enough to figure out the password for the final puzzle pdf by filling in the blanks: commod__y87. ;)

In any case, when I was able to open the medium questions pdf, I think I wouldn't have been able to figure it out had I not already seen the answer in this forums. :P That is, I probably wouldn't have thought of rhyme. xD

And I didn't try to solve the final puzzle anymore, as the buried treasure was already found. :P I also don't know if I would have been able to figure out what 'those whose home it stole' meant. :)

As for the red herring, this was my roundabout, half-**sed try at it:
 

blue:
Holloway & Picklepine - LOBELIA, papagoite, wood & iron, LOBELIA
Wind Combs & Magpie - hemp, INDIGO, masuyite & INDIGO, stone
Kingfisher & Whisper - iron, LILY OF THE VALLEY & LILY OF THE VALLEY, sugar cane (also Melanaster)
red:
Mitjana & Traveler's - ELDERBERRIES, hemp & ELDERBERRIES, hemp, sincosite
Ridley's & Port Venture - OLD MAN'S BEARD, tellurium, wood & cubanite, OLD MAN'S BEARD, wood (also Night Harbour)
green:
Leatherback - hemp, leushite, sassafras, WELD (weld also in Pride)
Ember Eye - iron, lorandite
Hawksbill - butterfly weed, serandite, sugar cane, YARROW (butterfly weed also in Point Petrify)

H(emp)
o(ld man's beard) = ok
l(lily of the valley) = ok
l(obelia) = ok
o() = make paint brush
w(eld) = ok
a() = deconstruct aqua paint?
y(arrow) = ok
I(ndigo) = ok
s(assafras) = ok
l() = lorandite?
e(lderberries) = ok


Since I already saw the screenshot of where yer treasure was, there are only (I think) 2 islands covered in snow that could be it. And from the letters I had so far, it must be Holloway Isle.
I thought, at first, I should only consider the herbs. So, was lorandite the red herring? Because it is a mineral? But no. I needed another L, so that must be for lorandite. H must be hemp. The second o must be from the old man's beard in paint brush. And a must be from aqua. Which means that butterfly weed is the only herb that was not utilized. And this is why I agreed with Vermiljoen's answer. :)
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I also don't know if I would have been able to figure out what 'those whose home it stole' meant. :)


It was 6 paces south of some bones, who belong in the ground, but the treasure stole their resting place!
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Ah! Right. That makes sense. :)

I did see the bones in the screenshots so, for a while, I thought, the treasure was stolen from those people who the bones belong to?
Hahaha. Wrong. xD
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