[COM] The Ultimate Battle – Episode 1 – Shadow

  • Dear players!

    Have you heard the rumours? The ultimate battle is closer than ever and really soon we will have to decide whose side we support in the fight for the New Roman Empire. Follow the path of the hero and find out what the future holds to us.


    The Ultimate Battle – Episode 1 – Shadow

    It's not an easy task to build something new on the old foundations. Especially if the old foundations are scatters of the once glorious but currently devastated Old Empire. The Empire that went into decline quite a while ago and of which by now all that is left is the desire of local rulers to get back their mightiness. And, of course, do all that by themselves, while at the same time crushing all the possible opponents, the noblemen and war commanders, who also think that it’s only them who have the right and power to build the New Empire.

    Frankly speaking, the dreams of 'Ruling The New Empire' are currently the favorite hobby of many war commanders, politicians and diplomats. And at the same time no one actually could say what exactly it should look like. Everything is jumbled together nowadays. Not only legions and mercenaries are now following the Roman rulers, but they have to rely on the other tribes – Teutons, Gauls, and even more exotic ones from South and East at times.

    One thing is obvious: the peaceful time is almost over and the ultimate battle is closer than ever. Many of us will drown in the whirlpool of the events that are almost ready to happen.

    Including me, I guess.

    You wonder who am I and why I am writing all this? Currently, I have no ready answer for that. I grew up in a small village but a couple of months ago, my father sent me to his former commander "to become a real man, finally, and to stop wandering around here, being idle the whole day”. Yet, I suspect that the real reason was his new young, pretty wife, who he married right after my mother's death, and who suddenly started to show quite an interest in me. My father called me 'idler', my current master calls me 'hey, you', because he had lost a letter about me and never actually bothered to recall my name. I entertain myself by writing these observations in the hope to show them to my only confident, my little sister, who I greatly miss.

    I am a shadow. No one notices me, while I'm silently present in all interesting events, hidden behind my master’s back. And something is definitely stirring there. The whole past week my master – who had always preferred war training to the reading – was sitting in his residence buried under old manuscripts from his huge, but rather neglected family library, making me run around the whole day. He becomes more and more irritated, throwing manuscripts against the wall when he can’t find information he hopes to find. The whole thing looks quite intriguing, but today I found another mystery.

    When I went back to my master with another manuscript, I rushed over one of the bookshelves and it suddenly slid aside. There were 2 doors behind it with weird signs on them. I found a note. This is what was written in it:

    If the first door offers a safe path, the sign on this door is true, but if it's a trap, the sign is false. Yet, if the second door offers a safe path, the sign on that door is false, and if it's a trap, the sign is true.

    Door I

    Door II



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    Post was edited 1 time, last by Ridder Huma: Typo ().

  • Only one possible combination here: The first door is a trap, the second is safe. That means both signs are lying (which is correct, as only one door is safe, not both).

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  • Door 1 offers safe path.




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  • Player: Osum
    Server: ts19.com, Path to Pandora

    Door I isn't safe, Door II is safe.
    If Door I isn't safe, than the statement "both doors are safe" is false, which checks out since at least one (Door I) isn't safe.
    Then, if Door II is safe, statement "both doors are safe" is false again, which checks out being only Door II safe while Door I isn't

  • Second door cannot be a trap, because then sign would be true, and it cannot be true if the it would be a trap. That makes that second door is the safe path, and sign is false. That makes door one appearing to be a trap, because sign is false?

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  • Door II should be chosen, for if it offers a safe path and the sign is false, it only means that door I is a trap. If it is a trap, but the sign on door II is true, that means that even though it is a trap, the door is still safe.



  • Go through door 2.

    If door 2 were a trap, both doors would be safe, which cannot be true. So door 2 is safe, meaning that both doors are not safe, in which case door 1 is a trap.

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  • server: ts80.travian.com

    nickname: ChocobO

    The correct answer is that the right door is a safe path and the left door is a trap.

    Basically, if the left door were a safe path, then both doors must be safe paths, but if the right door is safe path - it says that both doors cannot be safe path.

    So, left door is a trap. And that means the right door is a safe path. And its sign is also matching that it is false.

  • BratOcaSvoga com3

    Second door offers a safe path. Both signs false, first door is a trap. 8)

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  • Door 1 has a symbol for entry.

    Door 2 has a symbol for no entry.

    So should enter from door 1 and should not try door 2. So when read the symbol correctly both doors are safe.