Welcome to Halloween 2015!This year for Halloween, you have decided to try your hand at ghost hunting, and Palacio de la Muerte is calling your name. Palacio de la Muerte is a haunted house and grounds that lies just outside the bounds of your city. Nearby residents have reported hearing strange noises and seeing unnatural lights hovering over the area. And, the neighborhood has been abuzz about a couple of university students who entered the premises the previous Halloween and were never seen again. The thought of it sends chills down your spine.Nevertheless, you are brave, you are ready, and you have nothing to lose. Grab your flashlight, and let's go!
How to playAs you go along your path, you will encounter four monsters and a score of characters who once lived in or around the mansion. You will not receive a list of who they are up-front; we will tell you who the first one is, and, as you progress, new characters will be revealed to you. You should visit all of them. First, find a link on their profile page that will lead you to a Sta.sh document. That Sta.sh document will have a puzzle or riddle on it (and perhaps a story). Solve the puzzle or riddle, and send the character your answer via note. The character will not tell you whether or not you are correct, but he or she will refer you to the next character(s). You may find some puzzles that are too difficult to solve. We recommend that you at least try. But, if you come across a puzzle that you do not want to answer or cannot guess, it is okay to tell the character that you want to skip their puzzle. They will still give you the names of the next characters, but they will not give you any points. You can not go back to puzzles that you have skipped. You will need to visit as many characters as possible. There are a total of 23 characters. The more characters you visit, the more points you can get.
The RulesMany ghost hunters will be joining the hunt this year. Therefore, we will disqualify any ghost hunters who do not follow the rules. 1. READ ALL THE RULES before you begin.2. Work by yourself. 3. You must start with the Maid (fairygodpiggy), and you must see every character.4. Do not comment on any puzzle on the Sta.sh documents or on the character's page. Just send the answer to the character. ANYONE WHO VIOLATES THIS RULE WILL IMMEDIATELY BE ELIMINATED FROM THE GAME.5. Only contact each character one time. Work through the puzzles to the best of your ability. The characters will only respond to notes that contain the answer. They may ignore clarifying questions (think about it: we get hundreds of participants, and multiple notes from each participant would mean we wouldn't have time to check your answers and give you new names). 6. It should go without saying: Be nice. People put a lot of time and energy into making this contest awesome, so please be respectful to the characters.
7. You have until November 5th at 11:59PM PT
to visit all 23 characters and get to the end. You don't need to do anything at that point; we are keeping track!
The RewardWe will be keeping track of your score as you progress through the game. The two players with the highest scores will receive 3,000 (first place) and 2,000 (second place) DA points. There will be other prizes available for things like creativity. All prizes are courtesy of Community Relations.
Note: For questions or problems during the activity, note the group Halloween-HQ or Aeirmid
Are you ready? Start at the gate with the Maid: