Summer Quest Puzzle Series

Summer Quest Puzzle Series

The Summer Quest will take you on an adventure as you walk across parts of the world to find very specific numbers and words. The words of each stage of the quest will give you access to an Ignis account with an encrypted message. Find all the words and reap the final reward: 1000 IGNIS.

Instructions from puzzle creator, madfox:

Prepare yourself for travels! Use Google Maps to explore some of the cities that are important to members of the Ardor/Nxt project, as we invite you on a unique tour; walk the streets and uncover hidden words on this hunt for 1000 IGNIS.

You must solve all parts of all stages of the quest to win. In the Nxter Newsly (July V), Stage I + Stage II are presented. Their 12 words in total will together form a passphrase that gives you access to a Nxt/Ardor blockchain account. The passphrase unlocks an encrypted message in this account to let you know that your solution is correct. Check the message, keep a backup of the passphrase and wait for the next stage.

After Stage 5 one word remains to complete the passphrase. It will unlock the Prize Account with 1000 Ignis, sponsored by the awesome ANG!

The final word will be announced during the Hackathon / Gamejam, August 24-26th in Austria, stay tuned. So, the formula of the final passphrase is: (Stage I + Stage II) + Stage III + Stage IV + Stage V + FINAL WORD. All letters are lowercase, divided by spaces - exactly like the passphrase for your Ardor account.

Unannounced bonuses in the form of Nxt or Ardor based coins and tokens might be sent to the Summer Quest accounts along the way. Nxters with the Summer Quest account passphrases at hand can transfer them to their own accounts. First come first served.

Good luck as you unravel your wanderlust.

Prize
End of Quest: 1000 Ignis
Number of Winners
One
Status
Unsolved
Date Released
Summer Quest: Stage One - Hadera, Israel

Hadera

The first area to search is Hadera, Israel, where Lior Yaffe (co-founder, managing director @Jelurida) lives.

Search this area (using Google maps) to uncover the hidden words in the picture above.

The 6 words found in this puzzle will be the first part of a passphrase that gives you access to a Nxt/Ardor blockchain account. The second half of the passphrase will be the 6 word answer from the Stage Two of the Summer Quest series. The passphrase unlocks an encrypted message in this account to let you know that your solution is correct. 

Check the message, keep a backup of the passphrase and wait for the next stage.

Prize
End of Quest: 1000 Ignis
Number of Winners
One
Status
Unsolved
Date Released
Summer Quest: Stage Two - Lancaster PA

Lancaster, PA

The second area is Lancaster, PA, home of Elizabeth Mong, Director of the Ardor and Nxt Group (ANG).

Walk through and search this area (using Google maps) to uncover the hidden words in the picture below.

  • The 6 words found in this puzzle will be the second part of a passphrase that gives you access to a Nxt / Ardor blockchain account.
  • The first half of the passphrase will be the 6 word answer from the Stage One of the Summer Quest series. 
  • The passphrase unlocks an encrypted message in this account to let you know that your solution is correct. 
  • Check the message, keep a backup of the passphrase and wait for the next stage.

Wikipedia Note about Lancaster:

In 2009, the LCSC’s expansion from a 70 to a 165-camera network attracted national attention, including a front-page article in the Los Angeles Times: “Lancaster, Pa., keeps a close eye on itself”. The article quoted city police chief Keith Sadler as saying, “Years ago, there’s no way we could do this... It brings to mind Big Brother, George Orwell and 1984. It’s just funny how Americans have softened on these issues.”

This is especially funny if you know the history of Nxt > Ardor. Short version.

Prize
End of Quest: 1000 Ignis
Number of Winners
One
Status
Unsolved
Date Released
Summer Quest: Stage Three: Lugano Switzerland

The third area is Lugano Switzerland, home of Jelurida's main office.

Search this area (using Google Maps) to uncover the hidden words in the picture below.

When you have unlocked the Stage III account, there's a bonus puzzle for you to solve HERE.

All letters are lowercase, divided by spaces - exactly like the passphrase for your Ardor account. The formula of the final passphrase is: (Stage I + Stage II) + Stage III + Stage IV + Stage V + FINAL WORD.

TIP: It's worth watching the Summer Quest accounts as bonus tokens are occasionally sent to them along the way.

** Nxter Alerts will notify you by email of any in or outgoing transactions from any Nxt or Ardor/child chain account you subscribe to.

Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Home of Dominium
Prize
End of Quest: 1000 Ignis
Number of Winners
One
Status
Unsolved
Date Released
Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Home of Dominium

The fourth area in our Summer Quest is Rotterdam, The Netherlands, where Dominium, one of the new upcoming Ardor child chains, is located.

Search this area (using Google maps) to uncover the hidden words in the puzzle picture. When you have unlocked the Stage IV account, there's a bonus puzzle for you to solve.

Combine the words from the Stage IV and the bonus puzzle below to get access to the bonus account - you will find a redeemable

singleton asset
there, which represents 1000 DOM tokens. They'll be yours when the Dominium child chain is live - if you get to the bonus account first! 

 

Crossword Puzzle Bonus


 

All letters are lowercase, divided by spaces - exactly like the passphrase for your Ardor account.
The formula of the final passphrase is: (Stage I + Stage II) + Stage III + Stage IV + Stage V + FINAL WORD.

TIP:
It's worth watching the Summer Quest accounts as bonus tokens are occasionally sent to them along the way.
Nxter Alerts will notify you by email of any in or outgoing transactions from any Nxt or Ardor/child chain account you subscribe to.

Krems an der Donau, Austria

Prize
End of Quest: 1000 Ignis
Number of Winners
One
Status
Solved
Date Released
Krems an der Donau, Austria

This week it will rain tokens on fast and smart Nxter puzzlers. Our last city-walk is in Krems an der Donau (Krems), Austria, and the announcement of the final word in the ANG-sponsored 1000 IGNIS account challenge will occur at the Purposeful Games Hackathon in that same city this weekend.

Prize
End of Quest: 1000 Ignis
Number of Winners
One
Status
Unsolved
Date Released

Stay Tuned for The Last Word of the Summer Quest Puzzle Series!


The last word will be revealed during the Hackathon / Gamejam, August 24-26th in Krems, Austria.