Lobster, you might be right, but I hope not. The 240 questions were a great beginning to this hunt, and I'd hate to see it go the way of so many other hunts.

I think the solution mechanism is a LOT simpler than I had been proposing in the past. Without going into exhaustive discussion, this is the way I see it coming together:

Each chapter contains clues for three keys that correspond to the concepts of the omega key, scratched out key, and dove key.

a. The first key's clues will be associated with something that is 'first' and is associated with an 'X'.

b. The second key's clues will be associated with a '2' or a 'middle' or even a 'blank'.

c. The third key's clues will be associated with something that is related to a '3' or 'third'.

These three keys are the first three 'keys' of a map solution.

Having the correct order of these first three keys, we will deduce the rest of the sequence.

What I see for Chapter 1:

a. 'The ghost of Cooper past hold your omega key' is just a reference to the poem found in the chapter. I've been asked not to be specific about it, but there's something about the hidden poem in chapter 1 that is very much associated with a 'first' and an 'X' that gives you the solution that Omega = A.

The first key in chapter 1 is 'A' or '1'.

b. 'George Bravo' is the clue to the second key. Do a quick google search for 'George B.', and you'll see that it's David MORSE.

The second key in chapter 1 is MORSE, which is question 20.

c. 'Charles Proctor III' is the clue for the third key. A very famous proctor named Charles is found in comics, namely Charles Xavier or Professor 'X'. 'Charles Proctor III' is equivalent to 'X III'.

The third key in chapter 1 is X III or '13'.

From this beginning, we're to deduce the rest of the sequence.

'To find your way on the map keep in mind that the first is equal to the last'.

The next set of three numbers will begin with something equivalent to '13', and my educated guess is that it's mathematical at that point, The first three numbers 1, 20, 13 are connected by +19 and -7.

I don't have the solution, but if the author is using chapter 1 to teach us what to do, I'll bet the next number in the sequence, the fourth key, has something to do with the fact that question 4 = question 7.

This really isn't that difficult, and it's not nearly so complicated as what I've been proposing in the past.

I hope this gets us down the road.

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