The Graveyard Key
This key unlocks a treasure-filled Quest hidden on the Badge page! But first you'll have to find the Key—and the Gate it unlocks!—hidden inside different items in the AADL Catalog.
To begin playing, use the riddle (and the web!) to figure out which item in the AADL Catalog hides The Graveyard Key!
Two boys go walking through the forest on a hallowed day.
A froggy sings.
A lantern swings
To light the wooded way.
A Beast lurks out in the Unknown just waiting for his turn,
So don't despair.
Be wise. Beware!
Or you'll be fuel to burn.
When you've figured out which item this riddle is about, search for it in the catalog to find The Graveyard Key and a clue to crack your first game code!
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I don't get what to do
My interpretation: figure out what book is being referenced in the riddle. Search for the book. If it's correct, there will be a key somewhere on the record page - click on the key to get another clue.
Unfortunately, I have no idea what book/story/movie/etc is referenced in the riddle. Searches based on some of the words in the riddle get me nowhere. This is what I get for being culturally illiterate...
Maybe 1 of the 7 who have solved it will come back and give some tips or clues!
Update: I managed to stumble on the first one. There is no image of a key in the record though - you have to read the whole thing to see that you've found it. But then there's another riddle to solve...
Any hints? Not even sure how to start.
Ugh! Stuck on the last code. Counted and counted again but can't get it right.
Anyone have any hints.
I've tried counting the chapter #s and also the date, in various methodologies, and haven't cracked it yet.
Somebody help! What numbers are we counting? Are we not using the same letter twice? HELP!
I assume we're counting the record number up in the https address like we did for the summer game ease (if only) badge from the 2018 game, but I haven't figured out the right code yet either.
OMG thank you. The URL never occurred to me, and I guess I didn't play the badge from the 2018 game you're talking about.
Let me pass on another hint: when it says start with the first letter, that's the first letter that's counted (vs. starting from there and counting ahead 1 space to find your first letter).
Darn I have tried all of these hints and I am still stuck. Zero are what again?
Any help would be appreciated?
I found the first item but can't make heads or tails of the limerick there that's supposed to point me to the code. Help, anyone?
Wait, got it --- the code is the name of a character....
Stuck on 2nd code. Found the character's name, but not sure what fake and short are referring to. 1st name gives 23919 results. 2nd gives 23919. together gives 523. How can I narrow it down? thanks
Use the character's name itself as the code (vs. looking for more items in the catalog).
Thanks, but I tried every variation of the character's name I could think of as a code before searching them (I'm talking about the code to find the gate, not the key)
OK got it - quotation marks were my friends and it wasn't the character's name.
Stuck on the first. I can't make anything of it.
*notices hint* owo whats this?
Where do you enter the code?
Nevermind, when you have the *right* code, the normal "I have a code" button works just fine
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