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Are you prepared to go down the rabbit hole again?

Some of you may remember "I want to play a game...". Some of you won't, in which case, you might have memory problems or just weren't on the forums at the time (but that doesn't mean you don't have memory problems). The puzzles are back. This time, things will work a bit differently. There are still puzzles, but there is also a poorly cobbled together storyline to go with it! Yay!

You can follow the story here:
"The Forumnauts and the Quest for ???"

Along with the story will be puzzles to be solved. As the Puzzlesmaster, I am the only user with the correct solutions to the puzzles. Also, I will not be giving any hints or clues directly. In the event that a puzzle is unsolved for too long, clues will be provided in the subsequent story updates with the aid of the Knights. Yes, some of the Knights are joining in on this misadventure. They will aid in plot and clue-giving if necessary, but they do not know the solution.

The original game 'ended' with the secret word being posted in the secret thread. In this game, there will be multiple secret words and secret secret words that can be posted to the secret thread to receive credit (and merit) for solving the puzzle correctly. Credit defaults to whoever actually solved it, so if you post the secret word but someone else solved the puzzle the right way, that someone else will receive the credit. Not every puzzle will have a secret word, but the secret word is required to solve some puzzles.

Keep an eye out for secret secret words. They're like Easter eggs and don't really help with the puzzles.

In summary:
Story, puzzles, and clues come from the story thread. Please do not post there.
Secret words go to the secret thread. Post there if you have a secret word or secret secret word.
Puzzle discussion can go on in this thread.

The first puzzle is up. Get solving!

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HahiHa
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Hmm.. clicking does work, but the thought never crossed my mind to try that out before. Although retrospectively it seems logical.

Now for the meaning of the numbers...

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In each number table (corresponding to one rune), there is always one letter hidden in combination with a number. Those are in order:

A2 - A7 - E0 - G9 - L1 - N2 - R9 - S1

It has to be some kind of key to decrypt the previous tetromancer puzzle!

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I exclude a chessboard type of key, as the range of number (0-9) and letters (A-S) make it unlikely to be a key for the first tetromancer puzzle. Rather, I begin to think they both have an own solution, and both together will bring us further.

I thought that maybe the numbers are irrelevant, and that possibly an anagram can be found from the letters a,a,e,g,l,n,r,s. I had no success there yet.

On the other hand, I noticed the letters are in alphabetic order. And the numbers on their own result in a series that can be interpreted as a date: 27.09.1291.
In 1291, the Siege of Acre effectively stopped the crusades, but I found nothing corresponding to the 27th of September of that year.

I'm probably over-interpreting things, all the while missing an obvious thing again.

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No idea, admittedly I never tried to click the runes. Now that I have I am more stumped then I was before :/

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So the letters aaeglnrs can be interpreted as an anagram of sangreal, or San Greal, meaning the Holy Grail, which makes sense as finding it is the object of our query. But it doesn't help me with the first puzzle.....

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