[Anglosphere] Shu: The last mystery - Day 1: Losing a friend*

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    To His Imperial Majesty,

    You probably wonder why I haven't written to you for so long after my last dispatch about the First Craftsman's hideout I found. It's only now that I have courage to tell you about the terrible thing that happened there.

    I lost my only companion who was with me during the whole journey!

    Nenet is no longer with me.

    In contrast, the boy who I found in the hut, silently follows me wherever I go. It looks like he lost his path just as we did, so I don't mind. I didn't want to frighten him with my natural Natar appearance, so I put on my Gaul clothes and tried to look like a Gaul pathfinder. It had the opposite effect. If the boy previously was only scared, he is now absolutely terrified. I bet his first thought was about how many of us are here, disguised as normal people of these lands.

    How did I lose Nenet? I examined the volcano in Syracusae and, for the first time during my rather long journey, I felt a connection to that place. It reminded me of the surroundings of our beautiful capital. Nenet was worrying all the way up to the volcano crater – he didn't like the columns of hot air released up there. There was a good reason for that. When we were close to the top, the volcano suddenly ejected cinders, and a huge ash cloud engulfed us. I heard Nenet's anguished cry and saw how he disappeared in the thick cloud, but I couldn't help him. Me and the Gaul boy ran away down the mountain without looking where exactly we were going, in fits of coughing and eyes full of tears. Only once I was at the foot of the mountain, I realized that I could not see Nenet. And worse, I didn't feel his presence around me.

    The boy suddenly spoke.

    "I know of a region with an oracle nearby." His voice was still trembling: "People go there when they're looking for the answers to difficult questions. We can ask the Oracle where your friend has gone. Let's go there. I know the way."

    Since I had no better options, I followed him.


    How long would it take for the heroes to travel from the volcano in Syracusae (21|−84) to the region of Delphi (67|−80) at double speed? They are traveling without a tournament square and are disguised as pathfinders.

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  • 1:21:29

    ∞ Malo Mori Quam Foedari ∞


    "What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books." --Sigmund Freud

  • Sad news hearing Nenet is gone.

    Using Pythagoras, the distance between the volcano and the region of Delphi is 46.17. A pathfinder's pace is 17, but as they are going twice as fast this is now 34 squares per hour. Time is distance divided by speed which is 46.17/34 = 1.3580 hours. This converted into hours is one hour, 21 minuets and 30 seconds.

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    Answer: 1:21:29

    Extra notes

    Pathfinders travel at 17 Fields per hour. That calculates to 2:42:58. Divide the answer by 2 = 1:21:29

  • For the distance we have:

    distance = RootSq2 ((x1 - x2) * (x1 - x2) + (y1 - y2) * (y1 - y2))=

    distance = Rootsq2((67-21) * (67-21) + (-84 - (-80)) * (-84 - (-80)))=

    distance = Rootsq2(46*46 + 4*4)= Rootsq2(2132) = 46.1735 squares

    Pathfinder's speed = 17 sq/hour

    Total time (hours) = distance/speed = 46.1735 / 17 = 2.7160 hours = 2 hours 42 minutes 57 seconds 935 milliseconds

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