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This is the official thread for Epic Week 2017 adventurers to discuss programming the flight computers by activating all of the nodes.

Each computer has 10 nodes. The correct word or phrase must be entered into a node to activate it. Activate all 10 to activate the flight computer. Unfortunately, the alien invaders are attempting to stop us, and sometimes working on the boosters is dangerous -- maybe coordinate with the warriors thread to get safe passage?

For every node, a creature with knowledge of its riddle is hidden somewhere on the site. Find these riddle masters to get clues toward the correct answer for each node.

This is a group game! It is designed to be played as a community. There are no rules against discussing the locations of the riddle keepers, sharing their clues, or debating what those clues mean amongst yourselves. You progress as a group, not as individuals, so there is no reason to keep information to yourself. Unite and conquer!

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WE BEAT THEM, CONGRATS AND AWESOME JOB!!


Currently online!
If both Crystie and I are offline, please PM both of us with the locations of any found Masters, clues that were unlocked, guesses made or tried, or any solved riddles! This'll aid us in keeping everything ship-shape. Thank you! <3

GOOD JOB EVERYONE!
We solved all the riddles for the red and blue booster rockets! ON TO SPACE!

Now that we've penetrated our enemies' stronghold, we have to help our many headed cyber dragon friend unlock more nodes! First we must find the Masters with the riddle clues!

How to help out with riddles:
Look everywhere around the site for little hidden links to Masters and report any location clues you run into. :)
- Before posting a Master location clue, please check the volunteer posts to see if it's already there. This makes it easier to keep it updated for us.
- Please let us know if you unlocked a clue with a Master so we can update the thread!
- Please let us know where you found the Master so we can cross off location clues


- As this is a team effort, we have to wait for the Warriors to clear the path before we can make guesses. If we don't have your guesses listed when this happens, you may be offline when they do, so we'd be missing out on the answer! Please let us add your not yet tried guesses to the topic. Keeping them to yourself hurts the team effort.
- Please let us know all the answers you tried even if they were wrong so we don't try to put in answers we know are wrong.


A Primer on Alien Language - Important Information for Solving Nodes!

Many of the puzzles this Epic Week are not trivia- or fandom-based as they have been in the past, but seem to be related to decrypting bits of alien language found within the invaders' ships and technology. Examples can be found within the Epic Week comics and videos - and are the key to answering some of the Nodes on the rocket boosters.

Lettering and Numerology
Primarily, we're looking at the Nodes noted by Greek letters (Alpha, Omega, Zeta, and Sifr) on the Red Booster, and the Puzzle# Nodes (Puzzle6, Puzzle7, etc) on the Blue Booster.

Heimdall has assembled a key to the aliens' alphabet. Most words seem to translate directly into English once the alphabet is substituted in, but there have been some examples of Klingon and Quenya seen, as well, or cryptological ciphers applied to phrases that needs to be decrypted before you get something readable.

Some of Heimdall's reasoning!
Heimdall wrote:
The crescents and dots clearly represent letters, but which ones? First clues came from the alpha, omega, and zeta node symbols. This is tricky because "omega" can represent either the last letter OR the letter "o." In this case, after some experimentation, I've determined that it's the letter "o!" And the alpha node symbol is "a," and the zeta node symbol is "z."

It's reasonable to then assume that, because "one dot with upper-left arc" means "a," then "two dots with upper-left arc" means "b." In the scout video, we hear our boy say "launch" as he presses a 6-letter word in the alien script. The second symbol is our "a" symbol and the fifth is "three dots with upper-left arc," which we can assume means "c." Aka, it spells launch! Using that lettering info, plus what we know to be "o" and "z," I put together the transliteration above.

The numeric system is pretty easy to follow - dots without accompanying curved lines (which would be letters, instead) are the numbers 1-5, and straight lines are tally marks of 5. A line and a dot is six, line and two dots is seven, two lines and three dots is thirteen, and so on!

For further information, make sure to comb over any released comics or videos in the Epic Week news posts - keep your eyes peeled for clues!


On the Regular and Puzzle Nodes

The Puzzle Booster Rockets Nodes have all been focused on RPR/Epic Week. It's highly unlikely that the following Puzzle Nodes on the Die Star are suddenly answers that don't relate to the site or the event, so it's recommended we focus our riddling efforts on finding the answer inside RPR itself!

The other Nodes (Apple, Longing etc.) are not related to RPR and we should focus our efforts on pursuing answers outside the site. Remember that the icons for the Nodes are hints and relevant to the answer! There's a reason why we have, for example, the NASA logo for the Heavenly Seal - the answer is somehow related to NASA. Kim has confirmed that the icons are not meant to misdirect, but are part of the clues!


Aboard the Die Star
(10/10 Found) (10/10 Unlocked)


The Apple Node (found here)
Solved: 14 minutes 42 seconds

The Heavenly Node
(found here)
"Did you know?

Aliens heal back to max HP every five minutes, and most are too strong to be defeated by one person. Make sure you are coordinating your attacks with friends!"

Solved: STS-335

The Longing Node (found here)
Solved: The long pause

The Prehistoric Node (found here)
Solved: Dracoraptor hanigani

The Exploration Node (found on Page 7 of the Arts & Creativity Forums)
Solved: Surface Tension

The Puzzle11 Node (found here)
Solved: Night Compass Honorable Omega Puzzle8

The Puzzle12 Node (found here)
Solved: For the hive

The Puzzle13 Node (found: volunteer posts in the Riddler Discussion topic, the word 'rocket')
Solved: 25%

The Puzzle14 Node (found: volunteer posts in the Warrior Discussion topic, the word 'enemy')
Solved: Eight feet

The Puzzle15 Node (found: mark checkbox for "Only topics where the OP is active right now" in Find RP)
Solved: 1540.7058823529412



Master Location Clues
These are clues that point us to a new Master. Please doublecheck that the clue you found isn't already listed, it helps us out a lot, thank you! Crossed-through clues are ones we already found.

"One of the riddle masters is considering making a change." (Puzzle12 Node) We haven't found it yet, but Kim confirmed this is for Puzzle12
"I heard one of the riddle masters likes to have very fine control of their notifications." (Prehistoric Node)
"One of the riddle masters is a little down on their luck." (Apple Node)
"I heard one of the riddle masters loves art and is very creative!" (Exploration Node)
"This riddle master is very concerned with making sure that everyone knows how the event works." (Heavenly Node)
"One of the riddle masters is researching the aliens." (Puzzle14 Node)
"This riddle master wants their RP fix right away." (Puzzle15 Node)
"One of the riddle masters spends a lot of time organizing information." (Puzzle13)
"One of the riddle masters likes to stay instantly up to date." (Longing Node)
"One of the riddle masters likes to cook." (Puzzle11)

Hints people missed to copy and paste but still reported
Wooby wrote:
ok- I got one pop up about a puzzle master being uhh solumn or something but it didnt have a link so I didnt think it was important. is that what you are talking about? orz

edit: I always feel so stupid every time I try to come help you guys, thank you for being patient with me xD I think I'm just going to head to bed and I'll try to see where everything is at in the morning!




Red and Blue Booster Masters

Found Masters for Red Booster Rocket:
(10/10 found) (10/10 unlocked)


The Master of the Adventurous Node (found: repairing rapier with Moa)
Solved: 68

The Master of the Sifr Node (found: play with a Walrus)
Solved: Resistance will be botched

The Master of the Forceful Node (found: deep in the Template Requests thread!)
Solved: Satoru Iwata

The Master of the Zeta Node (found: user accolade trophy cases)
Solved: Count to five advance

The Master of the Night Node (found here)
Solved: The Man Who is Not Short

The Master of the D20 Node (found in the item description for Stimspray)
Solved: 60


The Master of the Compass Node (found here)
Solved: Mary Malone

The Master of the Alpha Node (found here (the 'f' in "if"))
Solved: AEIOUY

The Master of the Lordly Node (found hiding in The Imp's 'forum' link)
Solved: Arya Flint

The Master of the Omega Node (found here)
Solved: Salome Jens



Masters for Blue Booster Rocket:
(10/10 found) (10/10 unlocked)


The Master of the Radioactive Node (found: one of the 'f's on the accept or deny friend request page)
Solved: Skynet

The Master of the Puzzle6 Node (found by searching for "new horizons" on the site)
Solved: Hulking Xenobeast "Noisy Cricket" Xenobeast Basilisk Xenobeast Larval alien

The Master of the Honorable Node (found in the Genre Mascot Contest thread, hanging around in the Collaboration rules)
Solved: USS Agincourt

The Master of the Puzzle7 Node (found on the 'S' of 'donated [2] scrapS' for rocket construction)
Solved: Add to our collective

The Master of the Rebellious Node (found here)
Solved: Admiral Tarkin

The Master of the Puzzle8 Node (found here)
Solved: Consume Uniqueness

The Master of the Elite Node (found: here)
Solved: Calcinite

The Master of the Puzzle9 Node (found here
Solved: Reclaim the experiment

The Master of the Super Node (found here)
Solved: Love-Love Beam

The Master of the Puzzle10 Node (found in Kim's post in the Just Talkin' thread)
Solved: http://www.rprepository.com/events/epicweek2017/larvalalien.php



Masters location clues:
Striked-through clues mean we already found a Master in that location, or the location has been solved. Clues on top are those that we haven't yet matched up with a Master.

All current Masters found.

"One of the riddle masters feels strongly about keeping its sword in top repair." (Adventurous Node)
"One of the Masters loves magnificent wildlife." (probably Sifr Node)
"One of the Masters is counting votes." (Forceful Node)
"I spotted a guardian polishing trophies!" (probably was Zeta Node)
"One of the riddle masters wants to know what epic week really is, anyway." (Night Node)
"One of the riddle-masters has medical training." (D20 Node)
(Compass Node - no location hint found, but solved)
"One of the guardians is a fan of keeping forums uncluttered." (Alpha Node)
"I've heard that this year has a bad case of guardianception." (Lordly Node)
"One of the riddle masters is deeply concerned with Server's wellbeing." (Omega Node)

"One of the Masters is extremely friendly." (Radioactive Node)
"One of the riddle masters is seeking new horizons." (Puzzle6 Node)
"One of the riddle masters is always planning for the future in case of good luck." (Honorable Node)
"One of the riddle masters is involved in construction efforts." (Puzzle7 Node)
"One of the riddle masters is a fan of sci-fi RP." (Rebellious Node)
"I hear one of the riddle masters can't stop thinking about ways to make their profile better." (Puzzle8 Node)
(Elite Node - no location hint found, but solved)
"I hear one of the riddle masters has found everyone they need." (Puzzle9 Node)
(Super Node - no location hint found, but solved)
"One of the riddle masters is feeling chatty." (Puzzle10 Node)
Online! Thread last updated at May 15, 2130 MST.

If both Sanne and I are offline, please PM both of us with the locations of any found Masters, clues that were unlocked, guesses made or tried, or any solved riddles! This'll aid us in keeping everything ship-shape. Thank you! <3


We did it!!
Thanks everyone for helping out, riddlers, warriors and doubotts alike! Now we are going into space to continue the battle!


How to help out with riddles:
Look everywhere around the site for little hidden links to Masters and report any location clues you run into. :)
- Before posting a Master location clue, please check the volunteer posts to see if it's already there. This makes it easier to keep it updated for us.
- Please let us know if you unlocked a clue with a Master so we can update the thread!
- Please let us know where you found the Master so we can cross off location clues


- As this is a team effort, we have to wait for the Warriors to clear the path before we can make guesses. If we don't have your guesses listed when this happens, you may be offline when they do, so we'd be missing out on the answer! Please let us add your not yet tried guesses to the topic. Keeping them to yourself hurts the team effort.
- Please let us know all the answers you tried even if they were wrong so we don't try to put in answers we know are wrong.

Please Read Before Riddling the Puzzle Nodes/Regular Nodes!!

The Puzzle Booster Rockets Nodes have all been focused on RPR/Epic Week. It's highly unlikely that the following Puzzle Nodes on the Die Star are suddenly answers that don't relate to the site or the event, so it's recommended we focus our riddling efforts on finding the answer inside RPR itself!

The other Nodes (Apple, Longing etc.) are not related to RPR and we should focus our efforts on pursuing answers outside the site. Remember that the icons for the Nodes are hints and relevant to the answer! There's a reason why we have, for example, the NASA logo for the Heavenly Seal - the answer is somehow related to NASA. Kim has confirmed that the icons are not meant to misdirect, but are part of the clues!


A Primer on Alien Language - Important Information for Solving Nodes!

Many of the puzzles this Epic Week are not trivia- or fandom-based as they have been in the past, but seem to be related to decrypting bits of alien language found within the invaders' ships and technology. Examples can be found within the Epic Week comics and videos - and are the key to answering some of the Nodes on the rocket boosters.

Lettering and Numerology
Primarily, we're looking at the Nodes noted by Greek letters (Alpha, Omega, Zeta, and Sifr) on the Red Booster, and the Puzzle# Nodes (Puzzle6, Puzzle7, etc) on the Blue Booster.

Heimdall has assembled a key to the aliens' alphabet. Most words seem to translate directly into English once the alphabet is substituted in, but there have been some examples of Klingon and Quenya seen, as well, or cryptological ciphers applied to phrases that needs to be decrypted before you get something readable.

Some of Heimdall's reasoning!
Heimdall wrote:
The crescents and dots clearly represent letters, but which ones? First clues came from the alpha, omega, and zeta node symbols. This is tricky because "omega" can represent either the last letter OR the letter "o." In this case, after some experimentation, I've determined that it's the letter "o!" And the alpha node symbol is "a," and the zeta node symbol is "z."

It's reasonable to then assume that, because "one dot with upper-left arc" means "a," then "two dots with upper-left arc" means "b." In the scout video, we hear our boy say "launch" as he presses a 6-letter word in the alien script. The second symbol is our "a" symbol and the fifth is "three dots with upper-left arc," which we can assume means "c." Aka, it spells launch! Using that lettering info, plus what we know to be "o" and "z," I put together the transliteration above.

The numeric system is pretty easy to follow - dots without accompanying curved lines (which would be letters, instead) are the numbers 1-5, and straight lines are tally marks of 5. A line and a dot is six, line and two dots is seven, two lines and three dots is thirteen, and so on!

For further information, make sure to comb over any released comics or videos in the Epic Week news posts - keep your eyes peeled for clues!



Aboard the Die Star
(10/10 Found)
(7/10 Unlocked)


The Apple Node (found here) Related to: Physics
All Clues Unlocked!

Solution: 14 minutes, 42 seconds

The Heavenly Node
Found here
"Did you know?
Aliens heal back to max HP every five minutes, and most are too strong to be defeated by one person. Make sure you are coordinating your attacks with friends!"

Solution:STS-335


The Longing Node (Found here)
Guessed Franchise: Moana
Solution: The Long Pause

The Prehistoric Node (Found here)
Solution: Dracoraptor hanigani

The Exploration Node (Found here)
All Clues Unlocked!
Solution:Surface Tension

The Puzzle11 Node (Found here)
All clues unlocked
Guesses




Google
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Search Engine
Web Search Engine
Pamphlet
Library
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Tutorial
Manual
Handbook
Help
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Troubleshooting
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Instructions
Introductions



The Puzzle12 Node (Found here)
All Clues Unlocked!
Guesses

Hulking Xenobeast


The Puzzle13 Node (Found here):volunteer posts in the Riddler Discussion topic, the word 'rocket')
All Clues Unlocked!
Solution: 25%
Clues point to this link Here

The Puzzle14 Node (Found here):volunteer posts in the Warrior Discussion topic, the word 'enemy')
All Clues Unlocked!
Solution: eight feet


The Puzzle15 Node (Found here): mark checkbox for "Only topics where the OP is active right now" in Find RP)
All Clues Unlocked!
Helpful Link
Guesses

768
692

Red and Blue Boosters Masters and Answers

Found Masters for Red Booster Rocket:
(10/10 found) (10/10 unlocked)


The Master of the Adventurous Node (found: repairing rapier with Moa)
Solved: 68

The Master of the Sifr Node (found: play with a Walrus)
Solved: Resistance will be botched

The Master of the Forceful Node (found: deep in the Template Requests thread!)
Solved: Satoru Iwata

The Master of the Zeta Node (found: user accolade trophy cases)
Solved: Count to five advance

The Master of the Night Node (found here)
Solved: The Man Who is Not Short

The Master of the D20 Node (found in the item description for Stimspray)
Solved: 60


The Master of the Compass Node (found here)
Solved: Mary Malone

The Master of the Alpha Node (found here (the 'f' in "if"))
Solved: AEIOUY

The Master of the Lordly Node (found hiding in The Imp's 'forum' link)
Solved: Arya Flint

The Master of the Omega Node
(found here)
All clues unlocked! Some helpful bolding added? Guessed franchise: linked to the Epic Week Address
Guesses and info

The data we've seen before (from the D20 Node) is: 13 6 3 11 20 7. (13*6-3) = 75. Guessing that the number in the equation /may/ be 17025, but not 100% sure on that.

Salome Jens
The Snail
http://www.rprepository.com/site.php?char=17025&page=37798
Jem'Hadar
Vorta
Dominion
The Founders
Changelings
Gamma Quadrant
(see character # 17025)
17026
11326
7276


Miscellaneous Data Regarding Numbers - Possibly Related to Omega, Alpha, or Puzzle# Nodes

InsaneSnuggles mentions that they noticed a pattern of numbers in the first Epic Week comic:
Quote:
7, 3, 1, 3, 7, 4

4, 3, 5, 1, 5

3, 1, 3
And also notes that "the first line of numbers has the same amount of blanks as the Omega Node, but I'm not sure if it'll fit in the 75 hint."

In the second comic introducing the Sarpedon, we have the following sequence: '2 5 4 5 2 3 4 2 4 3 2 2 4 4 4 5 5'




Masters for Blue Booster Rocket:
(10/10 found) (10/10 unlocked)


The Master of the Radioactive Node (found: one of the 'f's on the accept or deny friend request page)
Solved: Skynet

The Master of the Puzzle6 Node (found by searching for "new horizons" on the site)
Solved: Hulking Xenobeast "Noisy Cricket" Xenobeast Basilisk Xenobeast Larval alien

The Master of the Honorable Node (found in the Genre Mascot Contest thread, hanging around in the Collaboration rules)
Solved: USS Agincourt

The Master of the Puzzle7 Node (found on the 'S' of 'donated [2] scrapS' for rocket construction)
Solved: Add to our collective

The Master of the Rebellious Node (found here)
Solved: Admiral Tarkin

The Master of the Puzzle8 Node (found here)
Solved: Consume Uniqueness

The Master of the Elite Node (found: here)
Solved: Calcinite

The Master of the Puzzle9 Node (found here
Solved: Reclaim the experiment

The Master of the Super Node (found here)
Solved: Love-Love Beam

The Master of the Puzzle10 Node (found in Kim's post in the Just Talkin' thread)
Solved: http://www.rprepository.com/events/epicweek2017/larvalalien.php



New Master Location Clues!
Found 10/10

Striked-through clues mean we already found a Master in that location, or the location has been solved. Clues on top are those that we haven't yet matched up with a Master.


"One of the riddle masters is a little down on their luck." (Prehistoric Node)
"I heard one of the riddle masters loves art and is very creative!" (Exploration Node)
"This riddle master is very concerned with making sure that everyone knows how the event works." (Heavenly Node)
"One of the riddle masters is considering making a change." (The Puzzle12 Node)
"One of the riddle masters is researching the aliens." (Puzzle14 Node)
"This riddle master wants their RP fix right away." (Puzzle15 Node)
"One of the riddle masters spends a lot of time organizing information." (Puzzle13)
"One of the riddle masters likes to stay instantly up to date." (Longing Node)
"One of the riddle masters likes to cook." (Puzzle11)


Old Masters found


"One of the riddle masters feels strongly about keeping its sword in top repair." (Adventurous Node)
"One of the Masters loves magnificent wildlife." (probably Sifr Node)
"One of the Masters is counting votes." (Forceful Node)
"I spotted a guardian polishing trophies!" (probably was Zeta Node)
"One of the riddle masters wants to know what epic week really is, anyway." (Night Node)
"One of the riddle-masters has medical training." (D20 Node)
(Compass Node - no location hint found, but solved)
"One of the guardians is a fan of keeping forums uncluttered." (Alpha Node)
"I've heard that this year has a bad case of guardianception." (Lordly Node)
"One of the riddle masters is deeply concerned with Server's wellbeing." (Omega Node)

"One of the Masters is extremely friendly." (Radioactive Node)
"One of the riddle masters is seeking new horizons." (Puzzle6 Node)
"One of the riddle masters is always planning for the future in case of good luck." (Honorable Node)
"One of the riddle masters is involved in construction efforts." (Puzzle7 Node)
"One of the riddle masters is a fan of sci-fi RP." (Rebellious Node)
"I hear one of the riddle masters can't stop thinking about ways to make their profile better." (Puzzle8 Node)
(Elite Node - no location hint found, but solved)
"I hear one of the riddle masters has found everyone they need." (Puzzle9 Node)
(Super Node - no location hint found, but solved)
"One of the riddle masters is feeling chatty." (Puzzle10 Node)
rat

SLAMS TINY FISTS ON DESK HELLO I AM READY TO RIDDLE
Sanne Moderator

HECK YEAH!

I'd love to volunteer to do this again if that's alright!
rat

a clue!!

"One of the guardians is counting votes."
rat

rat

Sanne Moderator

Thanks rat! Did any of these coincide with the location clues we found?
rat

nah! but that reminds me:

The Master of the Puzzle8 Node - found http://www.rprepository.com/help/troubleshooting
The Master of the Rebellious Node - found http://www.rprepository.com/community/forum.php?f=8
Gab

*poofs in* I wanna join this! I love riddles!
rat

oh, the Puzzle8 guy appears at the top of ANY help articles!
welcome, gab!
rat

also, kim. DIE STAR. that's the cutest thing.
Sanne Moderator

There, should be all up to date now. :D
Kim Topic Starter Site Admin

That was Darth's idea. Also, darn, puzzle8 guy shouldn't be at the top of every help article.
rat

aww, it's just excited to meet us!
Kim Topic Starter Site Admin

Clearly it is! XD That's okay :D
Sanne Moderator

I think I'm gonna be up all night hunting for Guardians and clues XD
KICKS THE DOOR IN AND RAPTOR SHRIEKS

heLLO i am ready to kick some riddle BOOTY
Sanne Moderator

WHOOP WHOOP. Can you unlock more clues from any of the guardians?

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