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    Default My findings on the star riddle

    (This post is in reference to the Star Riddle, explained in detail here)

    I have never shared my findings on this particular bit until now, so I hope it can help someone. If this is useful to you, or you'd like some more of my findings, please email me at sephel@gmail.com. I check it daily! Anyway---

    If you turn to page 11 (the "key" page) and look at both keyboards, on the top-left and bottom-right of the page. There are 3 piano keys total that *arent actually keys on a piano*. Starting with the top left, its the very first key (blue), and then the ninth key (yellow). The last key is on the bottom-right keyboard, seventh key from the bottom (red). These 3 keys I've listed, as I mentioned, aren't real keys on a keyboard.

    But each one of these keys corresponds to a page in the book:
    >blue --- page 32
    >yellow --- page 15
    >red --- page 55

    Why did I pick these pages? For one, the color of the "fake piano keys" corresponds to the color of each listed page's border. Coincidence? Maybe, but wait--there's more. Additionally, these 3 pages all share one common characteristic: ***they are the only 3 pages in the book with blurry stars***. Now if we draw the connection, we can say that ***these 3 pages are not key*** (as in, piano keys).

    And if you need further proof, you can take all the of the letters that you've found from the stars on these pages, and discard them. What does that leave you with? Well, not much... except, remember those weird letters that seemed to mess up the star-words? (example: HCIDFENL / HIDFEN) --- well, all those weird, out of place letters, are gone now.

    But this is where I got stuck, because what now? All we really gained from that was that there are 3 piano keys on page 11 that are associated with 3 pages in the book. Does that mean that the other remaining piano keys represent the other remaining pages? (answer: from what I can tell, I don't think so). Does this mean that we are to discard any information we might find on pages 15, 32, and 55? (seeing as they're not "key"). There has to be a point to this, but I don't know what it is.

    Hope this was helpful to someone, sorry if this has already been mentioned somewhere. Again, shoot me an email at sephel@gmail.com if this was helpful and you'd like some more of my findings! Thanks, -Sephel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zkhammer View Post
    (This post is in reference to the Star Riddle, explained in detail here)

    I have never shared my findings on this particular bit until now, so I hope it can help someone. If this is useful to you, or you'd like some more of my findings, please email me at sephel@gmail.com. I check it daily! Anyway---

    If you turn to page 11 (the "key" page) and look at both keyboards, on the top-left and bottom-right of the page. There are 3 piano keys total that *arent actually keys on a piano*. Starting with the top left, its the very first key (blue), and then the ninth key (yellow). The last key is on the bottom-right keyboard, seventh key from the bottom (red). These 3 keys I've listed, as I mentioned, aren't real keys on a keyboard.

    But each one of these keys corresponds to a page in the book:
    >blue --- page 32
    >yellow --- page 15
    >red --- page 55

    Why did I pick these pages? For one, the color of the "fake piano keys" corresponds to the color of each listed page's border. Coincidence? Maybe, but wait--there's more. Additionally, these 3 pages all share one common characteristic: ***they are the only 3 pages in the book with blurry stars***. Now if we draw the connection, we can say that ***these 3 pages are not key*** (as in, piano keys).

    And if you need further proof, you can take all the of the letters that you've found from the stars on these pages, and discard them. What does that leave you with? Well, not much... except, remember those weird letters that seemed to mess up the star-words? (example: HCIDFENL / HIDFEN) --- well, all those weird, out of place letters, are gone now.

    But this is where I got stuck, because what now? All we really gained from that was that there are 3 piano keys on page 11 that are associated with 3 pages in the book. Does that mean that the other remaining piano keys represent the other remaining pages? (answer: from what I can tell, I don't think so). Does this mean that we are to discard any information we might find on pages 15, 32, and 55? (seeing as they're not "key"). There has to be a point to this, but I don't know what it is.

    Hope this was helpful to someone, sorry if this has already been mentioned somewhere. Again, shoot me an email at sephel@gmail.com if this was helpful and you'd like some more of my findings! Thanks, -Sephel
    thank you very much for the share!.. whenever I can find the time, I will certainly follow up with it
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    Bumping this thread 3 years later because I believe the finding is significant, few have noticed it, and the hunt is ending next year. I've been at Fandango on and off since it's inception (2008...) and I'm not giving up now! You shouldn't either! I'd like to compile everything we know and take another hard look at it... you know, read it "a second time for a good measure".

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    One of the tricks used in the book is that there are hundreds of connections between the images one of which I think you identified that end up being red herring. I think this is an unfortunate aspect of the puzzle because it makes it too complex. That is, the authors mislead too many times that end up going nowhere. I also am not able to work that particular aspect any further than you.

    I started a thread about page 11 containing many keys or elements of puzzle solving techniques that are used in the rest of the book. I think one of the post was about using the piano keys to compose a measure of gold. In that case you only work with the information on page 11 and only look at the gold keys. Starting in the upper left-hand keyboard you can find correspondence to the letters of the border that Tell you to go to the bottom right corner which is the other keyboard. That keyboard then the codes to bounce you back up to the top left corner. So itís an endless back-and-forth. However I believe there is the possibility of another message there so I wonít fully disclose the technique.

    Just to provide a counter point we also understand that information on page 11 can be used in a useful way in conjunction with other pages. And example is the grid which is used to give a meaningful message that is directly applicable to the solve (although not required, it is supplemental)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zkhammer View Post
    Bumping this thread 3 years later because I believe the finding is significant, few have noticed it, and the hunt is ending next year. I've been at Fandango on and off since it's inception (2008...) and I'm not giving up now! You shouldn't either! I'd like to compile everything we know and take another hard look at it... you know, read it "a second time for a good measure".

    Zkhammer - I have long felt these three pages have little useful information, and also found that the letters that contribute to the star code are unnecessary and even muddle things more. I had noticed that the yellow and red keys are the 'center' of each row of keys. Not really knowing what a piano keyboard is supposed to look like, I hadn't noticed the blue key, but now that you mention it, these three keys are the only ones that do not touch a black key. Thanks for re-posting this idea. There have been so many ideas tried and forgotten over the years that we forget some that might have value! You have triggered a new idea for me to research.

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