A series of emails from Eve with different images, leading to a clue.
On March 20, 2009, Eve started sending a series of emails to various players. Each email included an image (in the form of an attachment); the images seem to match in a bigger picture.
- Common to all the emails from Eve regarding this puzzle:
- One email sent at the time;
- Each email to a different single recipient (with one exception);
- Each email includes brief text encouraging the recipient to share the attached image with others;
- All images have the same size;
- All attachment images are named as a 2-digits number (and have .png extension).
- The 2 digits indicate the position that the image fit into the larger picture (credit AUZ505); thus image 23.png would fit in row 2, column 3. This allowed the production of a Composite image;
- The image includes faded text in the left-hand side (below the circles) that reads "?title=" (credit Talaisan)
- The 'it' in "?title=" seems to be italicized;
- The same ?title= text appears in the There's Nothing Here Puzzle
- Bruce contacted Eve (via email) asking about the order in which the tiles were sent out; her reply indicates it's random, and that E.Y.E. asked her to send them out.
thanks to RealitySyndrome, Bruce, snorkle256 for producing the composite
Recipients and dates
|Olorin Mar 20||AUZ505 Mar 20||Cowabella Mar 25||Guminudli Mar 24||RikaLeigh Mar 25||Bruce Mar 21|
|nataS ???||edgyninja Mar 22||evanly Mar 24||Cowabella Mar 25||theBruce Mar 25||Merago Mar 25|
|Talaisan Mar 24||edgyninja Mar 22||evanly Mar 24||Cowabella Mar 25||theBruce Mar 25||??? ???|
Order in which tiles were received: 11, 12, 32, 16, 22, 34, 23, 31, 14, 33, 13, 24, 26, 35, 15, 25, 21
After most of the tiles were gathered, players started debating the meaning of the figures.
- mycroft7 suggested that the 3 figures might lead to Dante's Divine Comedy, because its structure seems to match that of the image: 9 circles of Hell, 7 terraces of Purgatory, 9 spheres of Paradise.
- mycroft7 suggested that the italic it in "Title" might be a reference to use the Italian title "Divina Commedia".
On March 30 AUZ505 found that
is the correct solution for the There's Nothing Here puzzle.