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#276 Mr. Lego-builder

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:02 AM

"The Union"? Could this be in the sense of meaning in terms of the government? I mean, it was mentioned before that the state of Oregon wanted to buy his house/land. This was mentioned in the beginning by you, Athos...

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:02 AM

Revisiting the Seal

Pete states, "I do not believe the symbols represent the word KALI.  Maybe we should try another word".

The seal on the wall:

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:04 AM

But where the heck is the 33rd star? Isn't it supposed to have 33 stars instead of 32 stars?!

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:10 AM

xwingyoda, on Aug 2 2005, 01:39 PM, said:

Let me inspect the seal: I can depict an escutcheon, or shield, supported by 33 stars and divided by an ordinary, or ribbon, with the inscription "The Union." Above the ordinary are the mountains and forests of Oregon, an elk with branching antlers, a covered wagon and ox team, the Pacific Ocean with setting sun, a departing British man-of-war signifying the departure of British influence in the region and an arriving American merchant ship signifying the rise of American power. Below the ordinary is a quartering with a shear of wheat, plow and pickax, which represent Oregon's mining and agricultural resources. The crest is the American Eagle/ Around the perimeter of the seal is the legend "State of Oregon, 1859.
You're right. There are only 32 stars on there. It was xwingyoda who suggested there were 33 stars... maybe we could ask him.

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:11 AM

"Interesting observation Mister Lego Builder", Pete states, "it appears that this seal only has 32 stars".

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:14 AM

The missing one should be at the point of the shield. Is there any marking there?

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:16 AM

Poetry by Edward Arlington Robinson

Athos, on Aug 24 2005, 06:59 PM, said:

Could we check out the EAR books?
The Edward Arlington Robinson book is a very worn book of short poems.  Appears that this book was read often.

In looking at the index, the poems include:

On The Night Of A Friend's Wedding, Miniver Cheevy, Llewellyn and the Tree, Richard Cory, Bewick Fenzer, The Mill, Mr. Flood's Party

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:19 AM

See this and compare the differences. Some differences include: the bird is facing the wrong direction. The ships are in different places, and the little part of land on the left side is not there in the "real" version. What  is going on here?!

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:24 AM

I wonder if there is an island or something attached to this mansion?

The ships are reversed too...

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:26 AM

Not to mention, the 33rd star is missing.

A mystery indeed.

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:31 AM

Athos, on Aug 24 2005, 10:24 PM, said:

I wonder if there is an island or something attached to this mansion?

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There might be. The underground tunnel might lead somewhere. However, the gate inside the tunnel is currently locked...

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:31 AM

Athos, on Aug 24 2005, 07:14 PM, said:

The missing one should be at the point of the shield. Is there any marking there?
You rush out of the library to look at the seal in the upper hall once again.  At the bottom center of the shield, there is no star or mark on the mural.

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:33 AM

So...is this a painting? If it is, there might be an artist's signature somewhere...

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:33 AM

Pete adds, "I'm quite impressed with your keen detective skills.  Maybe we're getting somewhere now".

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:34 AM

mr. lego_bildur, on Aug 24 2005, 07:33 PM, said:

So...is this painting? If it is, there might be an artist's signature somewhere...
Yes, it is a painting, but no signature.

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:34 AM

Well the only word I can come up with is from those four letters is Kail. Its an archaic name for a kind of cabbage. And I also note that Pete hasn't ruled on "Alkali" being the wrong word the way he did with other words.

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:36 AM

Lets scrape off the paint where the star should be? Or perhaps less drastically, can we take the painting off the wall?

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:38 AM

Athos, on Aug 24 2005, 10:36 PM, said:

Lets scrape off the paint where the star should be? Or perhaps less drastically, can we take the painting off the wall?

Steve
Good idea. the paint might be covering something confidential or the "real" mural for that matter...

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:41 AM

This has got to be the most action this game has seen in weeks :D

What kind of material is it painted on?

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:44 AM

Athos, on Aug 24 2005, 10:41 PM, said:

This has got to be the most action this game has seen in weeks :D

What kind of material is it painted on?

Steve
If it's a mural, then it's probably painted directly onto the wall.

LOL! I was just thinking the same thing... |-D

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 04:01 AM

The mural is painted on the smooth brick wall.  As you scratch away the paint, you discover that underneath this section of wall is not brick, but wood.  You begin scraping it to discover a small 2"x2" hollowed-out section of brick; and inside, a tarnished brass key.

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 04:02 AM

Excellent! Lets open that bedroom or maybe that locked gate.

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 04:05 AM

Hooray! This is a time for celebration. Lets try the bedroom first, since we are closest to it as we currently stand.

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 04:07 AM

My thoughts precisely... I wonder what everyone else's character is doing now. Standing around in comas?

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 04:13 AM

The Brass Key

You first try to use the key to unlock the bedroom.  It does not fit the lock.

You then decide to make your way back down to the subterranean passage to try to unlock the gate.  Unfortunatley, it does not work. >:(




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