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In Progress Catacombs of Codexia

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by MercantileInterest, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. Circuit Self-Ejected

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    1A: Twenty chickens and two pigs is 22. You know what else is 22?

    Right! A maximum pixel height of a button!

    And here is a creepy PM I got from DU:
    Clearly, the answer to this riddle is: 'PARROT WITH HAT IS EXCEPTION TO RULE'
     
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  2. ItsChon Erudite Patron

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    It's obviously twenty chickens and two pigs. Darth Roxor Your answer is shit, endorse my answer so this isn't left to a shitty dice roll.
     
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  3. hello friend Arcane

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    Twentytwo chickens, two pigs, and two cows.
     
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  4. TreeInAForestFire Literate

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    I have lost -1 cows. My cow was stolen and my chickens and pigs fairly traded to someone who just so happened to have a cow for sale.
     
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  5. hello friend Arcane

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    Do you lose something when you sell it or do you simply not have it anymore?

    Football teams are commonly said to have "lost" a player when they sell one to another team.

    A conundrum, to be sure.

    Either way, the first cow was certainly lost. Even if the cow is returned, it has been lost. Also found, but also lost. And it might not even be the same cow.

    Maybe the farmer only lost a cow?
     
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  6. ItsChon Erudite Patron

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    I thought about all that, and technically, some definitions about the word lost list it as "denoting something that has been taken away or cannot be recovered.", in which case, we haven't lost shit; as we got the cow back and/or we can always recover the chickens + pigs. All in all, this is either a trick question or it's meant to be taken at face value. If it's meant to be taken at face value, we win by answering normally, if it's a trick question, what are the odds that we'll get the trick right?
     
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  7. Lithium Flower Prophet

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    Not necessarily the same cow.
     
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  8. hello friend Arcane

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    But what if it's not the same cow?

    Edit: ninjutsu
     
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  9. Lithium Flower Prophet

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    Fuck it, this. I solved a riddle in this man's first CYOA so clearly y'all should trust me.

    EDIT: I am interpreting the above quote as meaning we lost one cow. LOST one cow, TRADED x chickens and y pigs for another cow. Even if the cow we got in exchange is the same one that was stolen, we still LOST it at one point.

    ItsChon Suppose you go into an adult store and buy a Tenga Flip Hole White like the discerning customer you are for 70 dollars. Have you lost 70 dollars?
     
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  10. hello friend Arcane

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    You just lost $70 to your own bad judgement.

    That is to say, ItsChon did. Hypothetically.
     
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  11. Lithium Flower Prophet

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    Based on how autistic we want to get regarding the definition of lost, we've lost either one cow or two pigs, twenty chickens and one cow. Still voting former so as to oppose the ItsChon's and Circuit's voting block, provided my interpretation of TreeInAForestFire's vote is correct.
     
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  12. ItsChon Erudite Patron

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    OP rated my post :M, which he also did to my suggestion regarding the bones being lashed together, which ended up being correct. TBH, that's my main reason for thinking I'm right.
     
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  13. Lithium Flower Prophet

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    Doesn't mean anything. OP is known to be extremely mercurial with his ratings, the parrot in particular. He once rated a particularly good post of mine parrot before switching it to the face that never remembered. Saboteur piece of shit.

    Because this is serious business, I will add a condition to my vote. If someone is willing to back me up, I'm switching votes to "we lost two pigs, twenty chickens, and a cow," since Merc's logical problems typically exclude the autism of trying to figure the layers of meaning behind a single word in the problem. However, if no one backs me up, my vote remains for strategic reasons. hello friend and TreeInAForestFire what do you think?

    Like I said, serious business.
     
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  14. Usury Arcane

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    Baffled by the reptile's mercurial question, you blurt out the first thing to enter your mind.

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    The apparition vanishes.

    You are healed of all wounds.

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    In a twinkling, the statue vanishes.

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    The wizard's skin bubbles like a boiling pot. The pores stretch and gape and slowly turn inside out. As the water in a pot overflows and then simmers down, so shrinks into a superficially different but essentially similar creature a foot high. The creature bares its tiny teeth.

    It is a revenant!

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    You draw your sword, unsure of the threat posed. The revenant attacks, still screaming a the top of its tiny voice.

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    The revenant bounces off your knee. It shrieks and slams itself against you again, to no effect.

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    The creature bolts to the other side of the room and bursts into a cascade of tiny tears. You politely turn away as violent spasms wrack its entire body. At last, the sobs fade. The revenant bubbles over and the wizard reforms.

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    The old man huffs off to the WEST.

    action (open)

    1A Follow him WEST.
    1B Go NORTH.
    1C Go EAST.

    2A Keep everything.
    2B Ditch an item (specify).
     
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  15. ItsChon Erudite Patron

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    Could've been worse I guess, although the wizard expressly says that the person who stole the cow is the one who comes back and offers to sell you a cow (even if it's not the same cow). Regardless, what do we do now???
     
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  16. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    1a let's go make Crispy miserable again.
     
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  17. Lithium Flower Prophet

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    While the above idea is tempting, how about we don't fuck off into unexplored territory and actually try to find our way back. Map out the area like it is a proper dungeon crawl. 1C

    2B
    Let's get rid of suspicious items: ruby dagger (we've got a shortsword, who cares), vibrant orange mushrooms (yeah, as if this murderhobo hivemind is ever going to vote to improve alchemy/wizardry over m'swords), Apogee Pornagraphica (oh this item is cursed alright - besides merc is a puritan so this is a pretty obvious candidate), hieroglyph scroll (same rationale as mushrooms), faded cloak (besides, it is drenched with our blood)
     
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  18. ItsChon Erudite Patron

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    2B with the items that Lithium flower listed, and than 1C, so that we can now finally head back towards the feast chamber.
     
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  19. hello friend Arcane

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    Crispr knows which item is cursed. Let's just beat him up until he tells us.
     
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  20. ItsChon Erudite Patron

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    He couldn't fucking hit us, what makes you think we can hit him?
     
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  21. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    We levelled up swordsmanship.
     
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  22. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    1C

    2A - cursed items dont always come with downsides only. Besides, they don't trigger until equipped anyway :troll:

    EDIT: Actually, I vote 2B followed by 2A

    That is, try to drop every single thing just to see if they can be dropped, then pick them all up again. If one can't be dropped, well, we'll know the jig is up.
     
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  23. Reinhardt Arcane

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    Correct answer for wizard question was "yes".:argh:

    I vote 2B just for 2B perfect butt.
    And 1C
     
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  24. Storyfag Arcane

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    This thing looks gud. I shall join and fap all over this story.

    The rabbi speaks wisdom. That is also my vote.
     
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  25. baud Savant

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    1C, let's explore!
     
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