P.I.HUNT 9/Sequence 1

Sequence 1 (internally, "intro") is the first sequence in P.I.HUNT 9. It establishes the story of the hunt, taking place in an alternative history where instead of puzzle hunts, riddle searches are instead the mainstay. It also introduces the interface for selecting the map and submitting answers.

There are a total of 8 riddles in this sequence (7 if the introduction page is not counted), of which 2 riddles are entirely optional and do not block progress, and a minimum of 5 solves are needed to unlock the next sequences, Sequence 2-1 and Sequence 2-2.

Description[edit | edit source]

Aside from the first "riddle" (which simply provides the story, as well as introducing an overarching restriction that applies to the whole hunt (although this can only be enforced by honor code)), all of the riddles in this section follow the format of showing a piece of media that writes out the code (with the format "THIS RIDDLE'S CODE IS ____"). However, the twist is that the code is often partially or totally obscured, so the goal is to determine the code through the limited information given.

List of Puzzles[edit | edit source]

Use the image on the right as a reference as to what numbers correspond to which riddle.

Riddle 0[edit | edit source]

This is the introduction node. It does not have any puzzle content, but gives various puns and fun facts about the square root of 3. The page also introduces the overarching constraint for the whole riddle search that the source code should never be viewed.

Riddle 1[edit | edit source]

This is the first riddle in the set, showcasing a piece of paper that has been torn such that the answer is partially obscured. It introduces the preamble, "THIS RIDDLE'S CODE IS...", a theme that is applicable to the other puzzles in this sequence. Click to revealAssuming the font is consistent throughout, we can immediately deduce certain letters, such as the last letter being D, but other letters are (intentionally) ambiguous. However, there is only one answer that is an English word, which is PERFORATED, the answer.

Riddle 2[edit | edit source]

This riddle is also required to complete the sequence. The riddle is formatted as a video, showing Jack writing out the answer, though only the hand, and later, only the shadow of the pencil is visible, requiring solvers to follow the movement to determine what letters are being written out. Click to revealFollowing these movements, you can extract the answer OUT OF FRAME, where FRAME is written on a second line.

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Sequence Elements[edit | edit source]

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