[SPOILER WARNING â€" This thread contains information relating to Arch Villain Hunts, so if you haven't used the content before then this is your opportunity to leave the thread and still maintain your lack of knowledge on the subject.
In a similar vein I want to go spoiler free myself, so if you're an experienced player posting here please keep in mind that as this is my first hunt all I know about them is what I post. If you could also avoid posting any hints unless I ask for them, that would be fantastic. Thank you.]
Today I unlocked Arch Villain Hunts. Which is timely, as yesterday I submitted an entry to compete in the annual AVH competition. I didn't mean to deceive anyone with my entry, if anything the Prince's Ambassador deceived me by advertising the hunts when he gave me the invitation, the scoundrel. I travelled to Shangri La today â€" then boom â€" I was landed with the Palace Gate puzzle. Did you know, if you ask the scholars any of the following terms, â€śPalaceâ€ť, â€śTigerâ€ť, â€śAnimalsâ€ť, â€śTovâ€ť etc. you'll be informed that those have nothing to do with Shangri La?
However, I'm digressing. I got past the gate puzzle, and I met the Prince with $4500 to my name, three contacts across all cities, and two false accusations. Apparently though he didn't care for any of that, and immediately offered me a villain hunt. I thought it'd be rude to refuse given his esteem for me, so naturally I accepted. My villain is called â€śThe Ratâ€ť, which you'll note is not a Shangri La animal mantra.
Since there doesn't appear to be much going on in the forums at the moment I thought it might be nice to make a diary of my attempt to catch The Rat. As I understand it, if I fail the hunt I'll get my third and final false accusation. So either I have to go down, or The Rat does. I can only hope this thread provides some small amusement to the Sleuth community.