In the hectic run up to Christmas and the unexpected voyage of two infamous Clint City members, Copper has had his work cut out for him, down at the Clint City Police Department.
In his haste to be as proactive as possible through this busy season, Dayton has accidentally shred a very important document. This document is an Ancient Crime Statement, describing in detail, one of Clint City's first and most horrific murders. Copper, furious, throws Dayton out of his office and tells him to "Go bust a Montana or something'. For should this document not be remade, or redrawn, the Killer will be released of all charges against them. "And they were guilty as sin." Copper mused.
Horrified, he retrieves the poor strips of ancient parchment from the waste paper basket and glues them back together as best he can. But alas, its no good, the document is far from complete, whole words are either
illegible or entirely missing.
Copper, who was the officer who handled the report at the time, thought back to the interrogation he'd had with the Killer, how the killer had confessed to everything. He believed, even though it was a long long time ago, that he'd be able to fill in the blanks from his memory and remake this very important crime report. He stared at the few salvaged words:
5) Taham enjoys the odd dozen pillz. Infact, he's become a bit of a Junkie.
On a particularly heavy-all-night-pill-nomming-session in Clint City, he's finally sobered up and realized he's got absolutely no idea where he is.
When he's been particularly buzzed on pillz, he's actually started seeing pink Troompahs before. But now, NOW he's seeing a GOLDEN Troompah, aye, and a golden Greow too and what looks likely to be another one of them Jungos as well.
"Guru knows which Jungo though!" he exclaims to nobody in particular. "Looks like its having fun with that ball though."
He gets ready for a fight, after all, the Jungos never let HIM, HIM THE MIGHTY Taham!, into their clan in the first place.
But then he realizes that these aren't Jungos after all, he sits down and tries to figure out where he is, in order to get back home. His stash of pillz is already calling him.
Where is Taham?
6) The super-computer in Clint City Bank has been hacked! Only YOU can decipher and break the Hacker's password in order to set things right again.
2. If she gets her way, Christmas will be delayed.
3. This monkey has found his Roots on the shoulder of a boy.
7. His baseball bat might have been a gift from his mother.
8. This Wolf in sheep's clothing is a sheep in wolf's clothing.
9. High enough on Gibonite to fly to the left, but not the right.
Y. He will die on 3/11/53
Z. His tie is awfully fishy.
1. He used to work for Windows, before he found his love for Pillz.
4. He appears to be made in vain, for he betrays the same name as the painter that was paid to make him.
5. Nobody likes a fine, especially if the fine in question is 30 watermelons!
6. This young vandal won't be able to hear the Sentinel coming.
7) Once upon a time, there was a Jungo named Carrotus.
Carrotus was gifted with the sweetest and most perfect voice that anyone had ever heard. Every evening, Carrotus would sing to the Jungo and all their battle Rage of the previous day would fade away and they would sleep the sleep of a thousand dreams.
Until one day, a wandering musician, lost in the jungle, heard the sweet singing of Carrotus. His name was Varoslav and he meant to steal away Carrotus. But Varoslav could not possibly just waltz into the Freak's den and
take Carrotus from under their noses, now, could he?
Instead, he sought advice from Baldovino, a powerful illusionist and magician. Baldovino pondered the quandary.
"Why come to the Jungo, when the Jungo could come to you?". "Feed Carrotus this carrot and after it has eaten it, speak this Hex aloud."
Baldovino wrote something on a scrap of paper and handed it to Varoslav, as if prescribing medication.
"Carrotus will be your slave for all time". He concluded.
So that very night, Varoslav lured Carrotus away from the Jungo with the carrot that Baldovino had given him. And spoke the Curse, that Baldovino had called a Hex, from the scrap of paper.
"43,61,6E,64,6C,65,73,74,69,63,6B" He exclaimed exactly.
A strange curse to be sure, Varoslav was positive that such a wierd jumble of letters and numbers could never hold such magical properties as to bend someone or something to his will. Could they?
QUESTION 7 CONTINUED
But just as his doubting reached its paramount, Carrotus leaped upon his shoulder and began to sing. It was such a sad song, but beautiful, a song of complete obedience.
From that moment on, Carrotus was but a slave to Varoslav and was destined to perform in the seedy street corners that lurk in Clint City, until time immemorial. And all Jungo, both big and small, wept for the loss of their friend and fellowship.
But none shed more tears that night, than Askai, Carrotus's betrothed and true love. For they were both rabbits, destined to have been together forever and now that destiny seemed broken. But nothing could be done, you see? Carrotus was the mindless puppet of the wicked and cruel Freak that took her.
Years later, right after the meteorite “JNGA XII” had made the Jungo what they are today. Askai began to train.
For the night his love had been taken, his new destiny had revealed itself. He would break the curse that held Carrotus, or die in the attempt. He trained in the ways of Fang Pi Clang at the Golden mountain monastery for
many years. He mastered the ancient ways of the hand, the sword and the mind. For if he could not lift the curse, he would take revenge on the unnatural Freaks that had once taken what he held most dear.
QUESTION 7 CONTINUED
One day, he was finished.
He had been one of Lost Hog's greatest students and Lost Hog left him with a very important piece of advice.
"Whatever the outcome, whatever may come, stay true to your code, and you've already won".
"Whatever..." Askai repeated, which would later become his most-used word.
And so, Askai ventured out to break the curse of Carrotus and free his one true love.
Break the curse of Carrotus, by using Lost Hog's teachings...
Find the All Star by walking UP the stairs and following the Leader's example and going backwards. There are
no anagrams, only left to right, right to left, forwards, backwards, up and down, whether by escalator or taking stairs.
Who is the All Star?
10) She's pulled off the greatest theft of all time,
And left a thankyou card at the scene of the crime.
But what does it mean in English?
11) Solve Anton's second equation.
12) If Dallas is 52 and Essie is 26, who's 23?
13) ?? ??????
THIS CONCLUDES 'THE MYSTERY'S' QUESTIONS.
P.S: Thanks to the moderator(s) that took the time to read and validate these posts, I appreciate there were many.
Firstly, many thanks to the Moderator(s) that posted these so quickly, you do yourselves credit.
Three MINOR mistakes have already been spotted. Two of which, aren't really my fault, but more due to the limitations of the forum.
The first is where ever there is a smiley face, this was meant to be the number 8 followed by a forwards bracket. I imagine this is the coding for the cool smiley face. This is in no way intentional, and is purely a translation error.
The second concerns question 9:
Please ignore this part:
This was meant to be displayed a different way, but the forum couldn't handle it. I could explain further, but I fear it would only increase the confusion. I believe it best just to entirely ignore that particular quote of the question.
Third and finally, this concerns question 4:
In the quote:
"Raeth who was still staring at the ***spyglass*** with a hungry look, offered to buy it from Gran Vista. Gran Vista sold it to Raeth for 720 Clintz, who was now able to pay Bloodh for the spyglass with 180 Clintz leftover. "
Please replace ***spyglass*** with 'flute', this was a typo of my own error.
Many thanks to Reap-DvF for spotting that one.