Feb 05, 2021
In DOLOS Discussions
So I had this idea for quite some time but never managed to extract a full solution out of it. Maybe I'm completely off and thats the reason why, but it looks promising. Since I lost motivation and time to keep trying to solve it, I'll just write it here, so maybe it will give someone some fresh ideas or something. So first of all, the only thing I'm taking from the ring cipher and the keys is the city names which are written there. If I'm not mistaken, DOLOS wrote as a comment to one of the first posts on this forum, that one of the cities in the keys is the correct one. So I just followed that trail and eventually got fixated on Gatlinburg as it's a very tourist-oriented city with lots of maps and info on the internet and it is also situated right next to the Great Smoky Mountains. Now the intersting part is that the 2nd and 3rd stanzas of the poem I can correlate to places in and around Gatlinburg (I'm assuming the 1st stanza is just a prolog). 2nd stanza I correlate to the Space Needle Observatory ("To find me you must be observant"). Next to it there is Arcadia - a center for arade games ("I can bring you fame......This is the beginning of my game"). 3rd stanza - If you go south (towards the mountains) along the "Historic Nature Trail", you will eventually reach a road that becomes pretty convoluted and along its way, there are these "Roaring Fork Motor Tour Parking" spots which are numbered. Surprisingly, the first numbered parking spot is #5 and the last one along the road is #12, adding them together you "achieve seventeen". This is where I got stuck. Could not find other correlations with the other stanzas but there are so many attraction spots in the area that maybe it's one or some of them. hope it'll help someone! btw, I saw a post that someone claimed to solve the riddle but didt get a response from dolos. I wonder whats with that.. hhhmmm...
Oct 22, 2020
In DOLOS Discussions
Hi everybody, So I started looking into this in the last couple of days and some ideas come up: 1) I don't necessarily think that the poem starts at the "look at the end..." part and ends at the "...lethe" one. There is no period at the end of the word Lethe, where there are clearly punctuation marks in the poem. It looks like it's the semicolon that marks the end of the poem so the start is actually the "The answer is yenned..." part. I guess the extra space after the word LETHE is just a trickery :) It still doesnt help me to solve the cipher though... 2) What the keys should actually give us when deciphered? one option is that the keys decipher to a state, city, named location or street address. Another option is maybe somehow they give us coordinates. Or maybe something else completely. 3) I noticed that in the profile page of DOLOS, trickery is spelled trickory. Maybe it's something, maybe not. It is a little bit interesting because the only two places where the ring poem intersects the keys words is at the letter O (doce, trojan). Again, maybe it's nothing. 4) The words HEALTH and WEALTH on two of the keys - maybe if we need order in deciphering the keys then this words are there to give us this order. So first solve the L (love?) key, then go to the W (wealth) key and end up in the H (health) key. If you start at one of the other two keys, then you wont have any indication to which key is next, so this is the only logical order. lets see if this helps someone.