Tale of Ord Puzzle from Cryptex Hunt 2019
The Cryptex Hunt of 2019 had a magazine theme and featured various puzzles in the form of ads. Below is the contribution from PostCurious. You can solve this puzzle by itself or visit the Cryptex Hunt website for more information. This puzzle requires outside research, and hints can be found below the image. (Please note this promo code is no longer valid.)
. The Jelling Tour, now with bluetooth! Try doing some searching on the web with that information.
. You should be able to find some information about the Jelling Stones in Denmark - one of which is a runestone for Harald Bluetooth.
. Have you tried visiting the site using Google street maps?
. Rather than wandering the streets, drop the street view marker right inside the church itself.
. Search through the pictures of the interior of the church until you find one that was uploaded in 2017 by Anrej Simko. Notice anything?
. The numbers of the hymn board in the church match the format of the catalogue # spaces in the ad.
. Fill in the numbers 747, 447, 749, 292, 369, 439, 1, 192, 31. Next, translate the runes on the stone.
. Use the futhark alphabet to translate the symbols on the stone to get www.runesnruins.com
. Visit the website and see the format the runes are listed in. What can you do with those catalogue numbers?
. Find the names of the runes using the given letters along with the numbers circled in red.
. You should find Lovo, Hillersjo, Alby, Valla, Ada, and A. Use the roman numerals on the catalogue page to order the first letters of each of those runes.