Bia climbed up the tower stairs towards the platform built for sending and receiving messenger gulls. It wasn't a popular spot for the Explorers in general - not surprising, given the grumpy birds, the height and the wind; but it had something Bia liked - it provided a good view: not only of London itself, but in terms of the world: here was a hubbub of information, coming and going, and intense focus on details.
She'd taken to using it a lot recently - not only for communication, but as a place to plan out expeditions and examine the condition of the world at large.
Today it was relatively peaceful on the platform - only the odd argument among the birds disturbing the atmosphere.
Bia moved to check the new arrivals, and, finding none, went about the task of ensuring the gulls were in good condition.
However, before she'd got far, she heard the birds' cawing increase, a great deal of agitation growing among them. Seeking the source of the disturbance, Bia noticed a smaller bird approaching, trying to dodge the gulls, which were now massing to mob it.
Hastily, she moved to intercept, sending peeved gulls flying as she moved and raised her arm to offer the incoming bird some sanctuary, which it gratefully accepted.
She looked at in surprise - a messenger Pidgeon? Who on earth would send a message by pigeon? It dropped its messege into her hand gratefully, then fled, pursued by vengeful gulls until it got far enough away from the platform. Bia unrolled the message, squinting at the tiny print on it.
'Challenge 20: The Community's Challenge'.
Puzzle: There are three of us - the first, both politicians and generals follow, the second is loved by all and the third is only found with hard work. What are we?
This puzzle was solved by the community and the Grand Challenge rule unlocked! (check the Grand Challenge thread for details)
Solution: Resources: specifically, campaign, gold and research
A complete submission will include:
- Your answer for the puzzle in text. (Single-word answers or 3 seperate answers for each of the three are the only type accepted)
- The image shows the in-game solution to the puzzle.
- You may use either the base game or More To Explore for this puzzle.
Additional Secret: For a major clue towards one of the grand challenge rules, the community must submit at least six correct solutions which include a picture of their entourage, which must include at least 30 helpers.
Deadline: Tuesday 27th December 12:00 noon CET
Spoilers: You may wish to use spoilers so that other players can choose if they wish to know the answer while the puzzle is up or not. To do so, copy this:
(color=#E1EBF2)*Your answer here*(/color)
and replace the brackets ( and ) with [ and ]
Steam forum link
http://steamcommunity.com/app/296970/di ... 423881545/ for the full results.