Puzzlemaster Alima - Chaos C

Email: alima@endoftheline.chaosdeathfish.com

A recent arrival in the City, Alima claims to be on a mission to seek out and solve every single puzzle in existence, wherever they may be found. Those who know where to look can find the small “Puzzle-Solving Agency” that she's set up, offering to solve puzzles for people to make a living, though it's uncertain as to whether or not she actually gets any custom.

The Mortal Koil

San Lucinia Tribune, Plane of Tulee.

”…locals described the riots as confusing and chaotic. What had been a sleepy coastal town was a hotbed of chaos and destruction by the time the police came in, and this transformation happened in only a few days. Police report a confrontation with a man using some form of improvised flamethrower, and they claim that a consulting detective showed them evidence that this criminal was the main agitator. In a confusing development, however, the prisoner seems to have escaped from police custody. The chief of police is asking for information on the agitator (tall, male, bald), the consulting detective (tall, female, carries a large axe) and the detective's assistant (tall, male, silver).”

The Citizen's Herald, Plane of Eledathin.

“Greetings, brothers! The revolution continues with power and vigour! Glorious leader Basilium's purges have removed another group of spies from our midst, and though we are lessened in number we are purified in spirit. But there is also sad news. Last night the forces of the Evil Hegemony struck at Political Advisor Samael Koil's offices. Surviving citizens described a robotic man sprouting many weapons and a woman in heavy armour with a shield, axe and sword charging into the office, causing the Political Advisor to fight for his life. The two Forces of Control grievously wounded the Advisor, forcing him to flee to the local trans-planar nexus. Dear comrade, our thoughts go with you!”

The Forville Guardian, Plane of Aether.

“CHAOS AT THE PORTAL NEXUS. “The Eastgrove Portalarium was torn apart by fighting last night, when unidentified assailants burst through the secured portal to Eledathin. One, heavily wounded, set fire to the Portalarium, presumably in an effort to throw of his pursuers. The next assailant pushed through the flames with a black metal shield and swung at him with some kind of flying axe, and the flame-thrower was terribly hurt. At this point the third assailant constructed some sort of mechanical cage from inside himself and enveloped the wounded man in it. Before transit security forces could intervene, they grabbed the cage and ran through another portal. The public are wondering - who will pay for all this damage?”

Olegville Civic Society Newsletter, Plane of Featherwill.

“Greetings! You're all probably wondering how the rebuilding effort is going on the old chapel. Well, we had to pause all the excavations when we ran into something rather strange last week - a mechanical box, two metres to a side, entombed in the concrete. It's covered in writing: most of it is repeats of 'PRISONER - DO NOT OPEN', but occasionally 'PUZZLE SOLVED - DO NOT INVESTIGATE' is also scrawled in different writing. Our excavators have reported hearing ticking and hissing noises coming from within. Please do join us at our next town meeting for the great unveiling of this marvel - we might even try to see how it works!”

The Divine Puzzle

From the logs of Puzzlemaster Mikaela:

“For many years I have kept this City safe from Puzzles, with only my apprentice helping me against the endless tide of mazes, conspiracies, natural disasters and technologists. My mentor, the first of our order, is an occasional visitor. Every time we see her she brings new insights, but I'm beginning to worry. The last time we met she waved away the codes I was breaking airily - she said that I needed perspective. That all puzzles are connected, and that behind each group of puzzles is a far greater one that defines them all. Solve that, and every puzzle that composes it is already tamed. I couldn't really follow, especially when she started talking about the Prime Puzzle - the sum of every puzzle in the multiverse, the true meaning of existence. To be honest, she looked slightly crazy. It's been two years now, and I'm setting off to her last known location. Apparently it was the Genndy-Tarkovsky nexus, some weird anomaly lurking between planes. Strangest thing, though - I've read some of her notes, and if you analyse it in 7 dimensions it almost looks like a puzzle…” Described from PoV of Puzzlemaster-in-training. Realises the true pattern behind the puzzles, and behind the multiverse itself. Disappears into a spatial anomaly, never to be seen again.

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