Phase 3 Answers!
Here's are the answers from the third set of puzzles. The Hegemon was
on vacation this time around, but a puzzle developed from my meeting
with Overgroupleader Smith.
Question 1 - What's the puzzle?
Overgroupleader Smith told me that the Hegemon was playing an elaborate
hoax on me, and that I shouldn't believe anything she said.
So the puzzle was to find out who was really telling the truth: Smith
or the Hegemon?
Question 2 - What's the answer?
Smith was wearing a Fifth Column uniform, which suggested that he was up
to no good. But that doesn't prove anything, because we already know
that the Hegemon is also up to no good.
But several of the things that Smith said were suspicious:
- * Smith said that all lethe-sequence medicines are harmless over-the-counter
digestive remedies. But reasearch showed that the ancient Greeks used water from
the river "Lethe" to erase memories. That suggests that the Hegemon was right,
and the drug she named was related to my amnesia problem.
- * Smith said that a "Hegemon" is an evolved Pokemon, and that it's therefore
the sort of alias that a child would use. Actually a Hegemon isn't any kind of
Pokemon; a Hegemon is a leader, especially a leader who exercises rigid or
- * Smith said that "Project X" wasn't in the archives. That
was a really odd thing for him to tell me, because nobody had said
anything about a "Project X"!
*Sigh.* I should have been able to figure that out on my own.