Series 7 - Episode 10

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Re: Series 7 - Episode 10

Post by AriadnesLayer » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:14 pm

I think that's a very reasonable guess!

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Re: Series 7 - Episode 10

Post by Drassil » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:47 pm

Due credit to TheBrollachan, who had already suggested it earlier in the thread:

TheBrollachan wrote:
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Suppose that you may have to rearrange the letters plus the missing ones to make the word/spell.

So if the missing letter was "E" then the word/spell could be:
D-I-C-E

With no theory as to what a DICE spell would have done in this situation, and little challenge for the team in solving a four-letter anagram, my money is still on DEVICE.

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Re: Series 7 - Episode 10

Post by Mashibinbin » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:22 pm

DEVICE seems more likely to me also from the clues pointed out earlier.

If Tim was in a particularly (ooh) nasty mood he may have given them two virtually impossible, (*nods to knowing readers) ways into level 3 and a DECIDE spell made one doable in some way.

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Re: Series 7 - Episode 10

Post by AriadnesLayer » Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:29 am

Drassil wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:47 pm
and little challenge for the team in solving a four-letter anagram
Oh you mean like "P-a-t-h" and "F-i-n-d" in the great causeway of level 3 in Series 6 as the final challenge before the quest object room? LOL. Indeed.

With that in mind, I can easily believe it to be DICE.

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Re: Series 7 - Episode 10

Post by Mashibinbin » Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:39 pm

There's absolutely nothing to indicate number of letters here be it 4 or 6. There is equally nothing to suggest anything chance-like such as DICE but Lissard's plan hints much more to DEVICE.

Quote: 'one of which the kidsies need for access to level 3'

Thanks to David earlier for pointing this much more clearly than me! :)

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Re: Series 7 - Episode 10

Post by Pooka » Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:02 pm

You're right; with no way of knowing if there were any more rooms following the Trial by Spikes (and, if so, how many), it's impossible to guess. My guess of DICE was based on the idea that whatever was in the room with two stools was needed to complete a spell in its entirety.

I don't think that that's what it would have done, on watching this again. Needless to say the troll was just introduced to give the team a more dramatic death, since life force running out probably wasn't really a reasonable threat in series 6. I'm not sure any spell would need to be used in the middle of a floor puzzle to get rid of a troll (unless it was DICE and the troll would have been sliced into little pieces, but that's incredibly unlikely!).

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Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:22 pm
If Tim was in a particularly (ooh) nasty mood he may have given them two virtually impossible, (*nods to knowing readers) ways into level 3 and a DECIDE spell made one doable in some way.

I like that idea. David's idea of DEVICE might also work, as in: empty room, reveal the Descendor.
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Re: Series 7 - Episode 10

Post by Greystagg » Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:54 pm

I think ACID is a possibility too. Either as an attack spell or a way to make a hole in the floor as a route onwards.

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