# Thread: The Three Keys and a Set of Directions

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further more what does the dove key stand for? i still have no idea what that means

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Guttom,

My take on the dove key is that it represents the peace symbol. It's a symbol that's roughly divided into THIRDS. I know that isn't perfect, but when the second optic cross clue was released, 'Look for the jeep', that's not a very perfect match to WARRIOR either. But, I believe Cherokee = warrior = Q20 is correct as well.

The question that Lobster asked is pertinent. I'm surprised I hadn't worked on that before and what the implications might be.

The first two keys can be illustrated thus:

X _ III
X O #

The blank and the O would be equivalent, and the III and the # are equivalent. I had already figured out the III and # from the typewriter keypad (A '3' on your keyboard has the # on top of it.)

I'm gonna think about the third key a bit and see if I can start putting this together.

Looking at the X O #, it has an extraordinarily simple association besides a telephone keypad: A tic-tac-toe grid.

3. An eagle or Alpha. We're divided.

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I've begun going back through all of this, and I wanted to pass along a couple of observations:

1. I don't think there's going to be any guesswork involved with this--when you have the answer, it's going to be self-confirming. When you have the proper mechanism, the clues will solve themselves. In other words, something like 'The sixth number in the sequence is the second number....' will be self-evident. I've been using that sort of clue to guess at the sixth number.

2. I still very much believe the concept of the three keys are a part of the solution. The method carries forward to other chapters in a fairly simple, straightforward manner, and that by itself makes me think it's correct.

3. Something I missed on the first pass: The three keys are thematically connected in each chapter. For example, in chapter 1, the three keys are represented by the three names of DB Cooper. In chapter 2, it's the three ex-wives. In chapter 3, the three components are contained in Q3. In chapter 9, it's the three riders in Q1.

If I've made the correct assumption that the clues were present in the game since release day, then that means we were supposed to figure out the presence of an 'omega key' with the clues we already had. There is zero mention of an 'omega key' anywhere in chapter 1. This implies that the concept of the those three keys from chapter 9 connect with the Invisible Ink clue, since the Invisible Ink clue is specific for solving a map puzzle.

I'm gonna go look and think some more. There's a lot of information in chapter 9 that makes me itch.

Doc

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Interesting idea on the tic tac toe, that's a new one. I had not associated the dove to the third, but this has to be true now that I think of it. The peace follows war in the second story, and is almost surely a reference to warrior. The omega key must represent war then? The scratched out key represents a hidden treasure? I need to scratch my head some more.

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If today's clue, February 21, doesn't convince you about the existence of the three keys, I don't know what will.

A TEN _ 3

X _ III

Will continue to think,

Doc

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Doesn't it state in chapter nine that the scratched out key is a place in Boston? "Omega, a dove, and a place in the Boston area".(page 173)

Or am I interpreting it wrong?

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A T
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A TEN
A TEN _ 3

The 'first' keys for the Chapter 1 treasure map.

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everything aside and confusion. How does an atbash plus caesar work out to make a 26 letter alphabet to be the same as Doc's freemason cipher? Its close?@ And how come I see some of the same sequences?
On another note, I don't think anyone is close. We are close at most to discovering more instructions. If you read before the jeep, you'll realize that DB cooper got away with the job, and you couldn't quite put your finger on it on how it was done or the reasons until it was over. And the story played out..

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with so many ways to interpret clues its hard to figure out a method that satisfies all clues and gets the sequence. but i think when you find the correct sequence, you will have an oprah "aha" moment.

but imo someone will win this soon if they havent already.