Day 3: Escape

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    Day 3: Escape


    Marcella felt like a fool! The reasons why her father and stepmother had been so kind recently became apparent now.


    Today at dinner, her grinning father told her that his commander had been dazzled by her beauty and, after 30 years of being a widower, he decided he wished to remarry. Yesterday, he therefore proposed to marry Marcella, and her father gladly accepted.


    This news had brought her crashing to the ground. She couldn't imagine that her father would consider letting her marry someone four times older than her. She also couldn't believe that he would even think of any marriage arrangements so soon after his son's death.


    Of course, she had thought about her own marriage at times – someday, somehow – but not that it would happen this way. How could she have been so blind and missed these signs?


    Surprisingly, she calmed down pretty fast. Finally, she was free. Formalities like love and loyalty to the family didn't matter anymore, since there was no one left in that house who she could feel loyal to. Only when you reach the bottom can you find solid ground to move up.


    She quickly glanced at the book she read a night before, Codex Victoria. These distant lands had always felt so appealing. The lands of her great grandparents. The lands where no one would look down on a female warrior. The lands where she could possibly find her brother. Her lands.


    One last time, she looked around to say goodbye to her previous life, left a note for her brother, and departed.


    The plan was crazy enough to be successful. She decided to hide in one of the caravan merchants' carts that was heading to the lands of Codex Victoria. But where exactly should she hide?


    Task:


    There are three merchants who are traveling from Marcella's home village to the new lands. A Gaul, a Roman, and a Teuton. Together with them, the smith, the researcher, and the architect are heading that way. The specialists also belong to same tribes: there is a Gaul, a Roman and a Teuton there. All of them sometimes sell items at auction.


    Marcella knew that:

    • Each merchant is heading to a different region of Codex Victoria lands: Brundisium, Ravenna, Epidaurum.
    • The Roman merchant is traveling to Brundisium.
    • The researcher is traveling to Ravenna.
    • The merchant of the same tribe as the researcher is heading to Epidaurum.
    • There is only one person who is travelling to the same region as the researcher. And this person recently received exactly three times more silver than him for selling an item.
    • The Teuton merchant recently sold an item for 7,000 silver.
    • The Gaul (who is not a merchant) bought a weapon from the smith.
    • What tribe does the architect belong to?



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    Facts:
    Roman merchant heads to Brundisium.

    Researcher heads to Ravenna.


    Possibilities:

    Gaul merchant heads to Epidaurum or Ravenna.

    Teuton merchant heads to Epidaurum or Ravenna.

    Smith heads to Brundisium, Ravenna or Epidaurum.

    Architect heads to Brundisium, Ravenna or Epidaurum.


    Assumptions:

    1. Gaul merchant heads to Ravenna.

    Because there is only one person who is traveling to the same region as the researcher (Ravenna) results from the possibilities above that the teuton merchant heads for Epidaurum.

    Because the merchant of the same tribe as the researcher is heading to Epidaurum results that the researcher is teuton.


    If the researcher is teuton then

    - the smith can be gaul or roman.

    - the architect can be gaul or roman.


    The gaul (not merchant) bought a weapon from the smith therefore the smith can't be gaul. So the smith is roman and the architect is gaul.


    2. Teuton merchant heads to Ravenna.

    Because there is only one person who is traveling to the same region as the researcher (Ravenna) results from the possibilities above that the gaul merchant heads for Epidaurum.

    The Teuton merchant recently sold an item for 7,000 silver. Also the teuton merchant received exactly three times more silver than the researcher (therefore the researcher received 2.33333333....3 silver), but 7.000 is not divisible by 3, so we have a contradiction which denotes that the initial assumption was false (teuton merchant does not travel to Ravenna).



    Assumption 2 = false

    Assumption 1 = true => Architect is gaul.