[CON] Voracious Dragon

  • #1
    A Little Birdy told me that this is a certain card from Conflux. Enjoy!





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    Part 1.
    Unscramble
    βΠολύςιο
    (Inspired Montesquieu, also an urban legend)


    51 34 42 11 13 24 24 45 43 14 42 11 22 34 33


    Part 2

    Proceed directly from L to R.
    Y - H + Be / C - Be
    green ideas sleep furiously


    GNU S - iomggrramnp gneluaag
    GNU S - iomggrramnp gneluaag


    Part 3.
    A band, an album, an album, a song, a song, a pseudonym and a(n) __________ slang term. (__________ does not represent actual word length.)


    tycanio hmattnd eyluhei otcresa nhrecec lieihzc

    Part 4.


    Olivia d'Abo, Rita Tushingham,

    EDIT: Part 4b (forgot a clue :()

    eoehrtorpth vertical line with a seriph on top



    Part 5.

    Tilde bargains Enemy Territory (no splash) equal to Two Way Interactive Connections in Education the abstract object used in counting and measuring of 18 on wiki list consumed to Wal-Mart and The Home Depot competitor homophone of a HP character or VLC media.

    Part 6.

    20 yd - 0.001829 km / 324 in. + 1.829 m

    /

    3 t/s - 86 400 t/day x 259 200 t/day - 120 000 kg/min



    EDIT: Puzzle solved and confirmed.


    Voracious Dragon :3mana::symr::symr:
    Creature-Dragon
    Flying
    Devour 1
    Voracious Dragon deals damage equal to twice the number of goblins devoured this way to target creature or player.
    4/4

    Note: Wording may vary slightly.
    Last edited by Skander: 1/1/2009 1:17:54 PM
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  • #2
    A mana cost of 19?! OK, now I have to go figure out the rest of this...

    Oh, crap. It seems everyone's making calculation errors... it's actually 3, and later posts point out that that's not the whole mana cost.

    ...and later posts show that it's actually 3RR.
    Last edited by Sniffnoy: 12/31/2008 9:36:54 PM
  • #3
    Quote from Sniffnoy
    A mana cost of 19?! OK, now I have to go figure out the rest of this...


    How do you get a mana cost of 19?
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  • #4
    that would be instantly BILBIC right there, sif 19 mana... unless this is a Draco-like card?!
  • #5
    whats w/ part 4a?

    are we supposed to figure out what they have in common?

    british film stars... so?
    Last edited by saintskeith: 12/31/2008 9:13:12 PM
  • #6
    Quote from aldan
    that would be instantly BILBIC right there, sif 19 mana...


    Glad your not a detective. You have no idea what the rest says. It could be amazing and you are jumping to conlusions based on the mana cost alone.
  • #7
    Quote from Skander
    A Little Birdy told me that this is a certain card from Conflux. Enjoy!





    Remember, the Internet is your friend.

    Part 1.
    Unscramble
    βΠολύςιο
    (Inspired Montesquieu, also an urban legend)


    51 34 42 11 13 24 24 45 43 14 42 11 22 34 33


    So, knew the scrambled bit was Greek, but I still tried to search for it directly in Google until I realized it was scrambled. Rolleyes

    Since there are only 24 Greek letters as opposed to English's 26, I am going to assume that the English equivalent of each letter is that which produces the beginning consonant sound.

    β = B(eta)... lowercase
    Π = P(i)... uppercase
    ο = O(micron)... lowercase
    λ = L(ambda)... lowercase
    ύ = U(psilon)... lowercase
    ς = S(igma)... lowercase and final form (what does that indicate???)
    ι = I(ota)... lowercase
    ο = O(micron)... lowercase

    So... what we have is bPolusio, assuming certain letters were capitalized on purpose.

    BRB to cross-reference the spoiled [CON] list for matches.

    Edit1: So I think I messed up somewhere... >.

    Edit2/3: Changes thanks to Sniffnoy who got that it was Polybius and his square.

    51 = v
    34 = o
    42 = r
    11 = a
    13 = c
    24 = i
    24 = o
    45 = u
    43 = s
    14 = d
    42 = r
    11 = a
    22 = g
    34 = o
    33 = n

    Though this was only discovered after we'd already figured out that the card was a dragon and thus "Devouring Dragon." =P
    Last edited by royk: 12/31/2008 10:21:45 PM
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  • #8
    Proceed directly from L to R.
    Y - H + Be / C - Be

    Y=23
    H=1
    Be=4
    C=6

    (Atomic Numbers on the Periodic Table of Elements)

    Only problem is if you proceed L to R, you get a decimal. Slant

    26 / 6 - 4 ??
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  • #9
    yeah you're right pitbull. itll be cleared up soon enough... though i myself dunno how to solve this Frown
  • #10
    Part 6:
    For the first one I get something like 4,05 bla bla so I guess its a 4/? creature but what is the second part?
    I have no clue how to convert that tons per second, kilogram per minute etc
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  • #11
    Quote from Shizazination
    Proceed directly from L to R.
    Y - H + Be / C - Be

    Y=23
    H=1
    Be=4
    C=6

    (Atomic Numbers on the Periodic Table of Elements)

    Only problem is if you proceed L to R, you get a decimal. Slant

    26 / 6 - 4 ??


    6-4=2

    26/2=13
  • #12
    P/T is 4/4

    20 - 2 / 9 + 2 = 4 (Left to Right, not OoO)
    3 - 1 * 3 - 2 = 4




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  • #13
    Quote from Knowledge
    How do you get a mana cost of 19?


    By being wrong, apparently... I've left my original explanation intact, but, well, you get 3 colorless, not 19 colorless, and that's probably not the whole casting cost. Apparently it's actually 3RR.

    Part 2. The symbols are clearly chemical elements; if we ignore the usual order of operations and just calculate left to right as he says, we get the number 19. (If we do try to do the ordinary order of operations, we end up with 38 instead, which is A. even more ridiculous and B. ignoring the instructions.)

    (Guys, Y is 39; V is 23.)

    Then we have "green ideas sleep furiously", clearly a reference to Noam Chomsky's famous sentence "colorless green ideas sleep furiously". So the missing word is "colorless". 19 colorless.

    Now for the P/T... unfortunately the calculations given aren't really meaningful, because pure numbers are being mixed with dimensioned quantities, but if we assume that for the first one all distances should be thought of as numbers of feet, we get a power of 8. If we do yards, we get 4. This is once again computing left-to-right, as if we do the ordinary order of operations, we'll get a fraction.

    For the toughness, assuming it's tons/day, well, whether you do it left-to-right or ordinary order, either way you get a fraction... but rounding, we get 4 if it's left-to-right, and 1 if you do ordinary order.

    So its power is probably 8 or 4, and its toughness is probably 4 or 1, more likely 4 for consistency. Which seems decidedly underwhelming for something costing 19, but there's still the rest of the card...
    Last edited by Sniffnoy: 12/31/2008 9:37:30 PM
  • #14
    Flying
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  • #15
    Quote from drakelordphil
    Part 6:
    For the first one I get something like 4,05 bla bla so I guess its a 4/? creature but what is the second part?
    I have no clue how to convert that tons per second, kilogram per minute etc


    It's 3 - 1 x 3 - 2. Doing from left to right (so NOT the usual order of precedence), we get 4.

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  • #16
    Quote from saintskeith
    6-4=2

    26/2=13



    Yes, but he said proceed directly from L to R, which would make it (26 / 6) - 4 or roughly 1/3.
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  • #18
    If the mana cost is 19, it's probably mythic.
  • #19
    Quote from royk

    β = B(eta)... uppercase
    Π = P(i)... uppercase
    ο = O(micron)... lowercase
    λ = L(ambda)... lowercase
    ύ = U(psilon)... lowercase
    ς = S(igma)... lowercase
    ι = I(ota)... lowercase
    ο = O(micron)... lowercase

    So... what we have is BPolusio, assuming certain letters were capitalized on purpose.


    I think that's a lowercase beta. Also, we can be certain the sigma goes at the end, because that's the final form of a lowercase sigma.
  • #21
    Quote from astrospoon
    Flying
    Starring: Olivia d'Abo, Rita Tushingham

    Grin


    but keanu reaves is in that... wait, no
    that makes sense Smile
  • #22
    Part 4 is "Flying" (it's the only thing Olivia D'Abo and Rita Tushingham have appeared together in)

    Sarnath'd by a bunch of people!
    Last edited by RafaelK: 12/31/2008 9:20:24 PM
  • #23
    Quote from Sniffnoy
    I think that's a lowercase beta. Also, we can be certain the sigma goes at the end, because that's the final form of a lowercase sigma.


    Thanks. I'm not Greek. Grin
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  • #24
    eoehrtorpth

    otterthrope?

    -- seriously? were-otters Grin
  • #25
    β = B(eta)... uppercase
    Π = P(i)... uppercase
    ο = O(micron)... lowercase
    λ = L(ambda)... lowercase
    ύ = U(psilon)... lowercase
    ς = S(igma)... lowercase
    ι = I(ota)... lowercase
    ο = O(micron)... lowercase


    so we have 'BPOLUSIO'

    which is.. what, boil opus?
  • #26
    Well could be Boil Soup as well - which doesn't make much more sense... (although fits great with my avatar)
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  • #27
    GNU S - iomggrramnp gneluaag = GNU S - Programming language

    Another name for the R programming language so the mana cost is

    39 - 1 + 4 / 6 - 4 = 3

    3GRR
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