Hellmouth Chronicles #131 - Frenemy is just a better word for "annoying evil plot-armored NPC"

Frenemy is just a better word for "annoying evil plot-armored NPC"

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Jhn Jhn said:

Mark is saving the day!

For reminder, the riddle was this one :
<<If someone is curious enough to search Mark's puzzle, here it is (keep in mind we're in the Buffyverse):

In an envelope, a torn parchment-like paper can be re-assembled to read this text :

Maenad's the name they gave to me,
for they feared my madness and horrid fury.
Always with my sisters, thirsty of blood,
tearing apart so much young flesh and shutting down countless souls.
History branded us with villainy: no nuances, no mercy for the maenads.
Everybody has forgotten the how, the birth, the reason why.
Rage isn't created out of nowhere. We only do what broke us.

(For this puzzle, please consider the y only as a consonant) >>

Mark explained quite well the way to get this answer, through the number of vowels, and how it matches the riddle of the acrostic.

Sure, some may retort that Mark has informations on the previous game that readers of the comic can't have. It's true, but thoses informations are made to match the lore of the Buffyverse that you may know more or less.
In Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Kakistos is the "monster of the week" of one of the first episodes of season 3, but his background is quite extended.

So, I guess Nick might use some lore of the previous campaign in a later season...

About that, Nick didn't have planned to put this riddle there, but the situation was good for it so he get out a riddle he wrote for his campaign diary at that time.

21st May 2019, 7:00 PM


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yo go re

yo go re yo go re

Okay, so I got HALF the puzzle right. :D That's still good enough for me to be happy...

5th Jan 2020, 11:37 AM

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