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Contest: Sleuth Trivia (Part 3)
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Riza Hawkeye
Riza Hawkeye
First Nomad

May-11-2015 18:15

Dear citizens of Sleuthville, I’m back with more questions about Sleuth! For those of you who were around for either part 1 or part 2, these questions may not present much of a challenge for you since I have bled the game dry looking for questions. :)

Think you know everything there is to know about Sleuth Noir? Prove it. Anyone is eligible to participate. You do not need to sign up. This may provide some entertainment for those playing in the AVH Tournament who have some free time on their hands, or simply those looking for a little mental stimulation.

Format: 20 questions of varying difficulty and length, which will be posted below. You must attempt to find the correct answers to all questions, numbered in order. Multiple-part answers must be labeled with letters, and the answers must appear in the correct order to answer the question.

The last day for entry submission is May 25. The name of the winner will be posted sometime on May 27, assuming that at least one qualifying entry has been received by then. After the announcement post has been made, you are all free to discuss the answers. I fully expect these questions to take some time; however, I do not underestimate your skills. ;)

The most correct entry wins. The prize amount will be $50,000 Sleuth Dollars x the number of entries received. An entry will only be counted if at least 50% of the questions are attempted. Also, you will not know who else is participating unless they choose to reveal themselves below. *Should a contestant get all the answers correct, the prize amount will be increased by $100,000 Sleuth Dollars.* Quickness of entry submission shall be used as a tiebreaker if needed. Only one entry per detective is allowed (the first entry), and no second detectives are allowed. Sharing answers is forbidden and will result in disqualification.


Riza Hawkeye
Riza Hawkeye
First Nomad

May-11-2015 18:16

Method of Submission: Please PM your answers to me; do *NOT* post on this thread. If any part of any answer is posted by anybody, the contest will be over and no one will win anything.

If you need clarification on any question, feel free to PM me.

This will mainly test your powers of observation, research, and careful reading. To best prepare yourselves, it is suggested that you take the time to explore the site. See where the click of every button takes you. Check your answers and be certain before you submit. **All answers can and MUST be found on this site.**

I am a grammar nerd, so please mind your spelling and capitalization. If there are any questions or concerns, PM me and I will reply as soon as possible. Most importantly, have fun! :D

Disclaimer: a) Each player is responsible for any and all personal expenses incurred during the pursuit for the answers. b) I reserve the sole right to arbitrate and make the final judgment on any and all entries.

The Announcer
The Announcer

May-11-2015 18:16


1. Teatime
a. What is the name of the tea shop in London?
b. What is the name of the tea shop in Shanghai?
c. What is the name of the tea shop in Shangri-La?
d. What is Poirot’s Protégé’s favorite kind of tea?

2. Agencies and Fame
a. Which purchasable agency headquarters was a secret facility used by the government during the war?
b. How much *combined* agency fame is gained upon completion of a Ridiculously Hard case, a Really Hard case, and an Intermediate case?
c. List the four ranks within an agency.

3. Rare Finds
a. What are the names of the three random-drop rare items in the game?
b. Which detective was the first to find each rare-drop item?
c. How much does a rare drop item sell for?

4. Detective Work
a. How many clues did it take to capture a nemesis for the seventh person to do so?
b. Which agency ranks fourth in number of treasures found?
c. What was the date of Silver Bullet Investigations’ eviction from their headquarters for falling behind on rent?

5. Sleuthetania
a. How much does a ticket to board the Sleuthetania cost?
b. The ship travels between which two cities?
c. What is the name of the Pianist on board?
d. Who financed the building of the ship?

6. Random Things
a. What is Kevin Greene’s favorite sleuth city?
b. Which Sleuth’s bio claims he/she is married to a garden gnome?
c. You have found a purple silk umbrella with a geometric pattern in black. What number should you contact on the London exchange?
d. In 2007, which detective bumped a recruiting post by using the word “up”?

7. Gear
a. Which equippable item’s description states that it was made in Switzerland?
b. Where can you buy a White Zoot Jacket?
c. In which city’s detective shop would you be able to find a baby Diego mask on Halloween?
d. Which detective owns fancy footwear spouting eating utensils?
e. What is the name of the footwear mentioned above?

The Announcer
The Announcer

May-11-2015 18:17

8. Money Matters
a. How much would it cost to buy one of every decoration for an apartment?
b. How much would it cost to clear two false accusations if you had 15 million experience points?
c. How much money does a new detective start out with?

9. Obscure Writings
a. What piece of writing was authored by Charles Darling and where can it be found?
b. Sunitha Gopalan is the name of the murdered victim in the piece of writing titled ______. This piece was authored by ______.
c. How many posts were there in the game’s first role-playing thread?
d. Who is the author of the game’s shortest intro?

10. Scripted Mysteries and Mechanics
a. What is the chance that a twist caused by the Introduction or Crime Scene appears on the first visit to the map screen?
b. Who is the guilty culprit in Joseph Zeo’s “Of Phoenix and Concubines”?
c. Type the entire sequence necessary to italicize the word “pencil” in an intro, twist, or ending.
d. Who is the top scripted mystery editor?

11. Little Jobs and Factions
a. “Little jobs” were first introduced to the game on what date?
b. How many of the three little jobs questions must you get correct in order to gain faction points?
c. How many Sleuth political factions are there?
d. What is the daily faction head called, for each of the factions?

12. Nemesis Hunts
a. How many attempts do you get at opening the nemesis box before you fail?
b. What title is gained upon capturing your first nemesis?
c. What was the name of Andrew Corelli’s first nemesis?
d. What is Sleuth Admin’s preferred spelling for the plural of “nemesis”?

13. Cairo
a. How many skill points does it cost to purchase half an artifact map in Cairo?
b. How many Certificates of Merit do you need to exchange for “The Starlet”?
c. How many times can you fall into a trap in the catacombs without being kicked out?

The Announcer
The Announcer

May-11-2015 18:17

14. Maximizing Stats
a. What is the maximum number of charm points a detective can obtain from gear, assuming no trading with anyone else and no nemesis bonuses?
b. The same question as above, except regarding tough points
c. The same question as above, except regarding smart points

15. Breaking In
a. How many suspects' homes can you access using lockpicking on an Almost Impossible level case?
b. Lockpicking has the greatest chance of being unhelpful when used on the home of your ______.
c. How many skills points does lockpicking cost, assuming your archetype is Very Smart?

16. The Underappreciated
a. What is the name of the fortune teller in New York?
b. London?
c. Shanghai?
d. Delhi?
e. Cairo?
f. What is the name of the townie on the Sleuthetania who performs fortune teller functions?

17. Shangri-La
a. Where does the ambassador hide in every city?
b. Traveling from Shangri-La to any city costs $____ and takes ____ turns if you if are carrying a travel kit.
c. What book do you obtain for completing two missions for the Tigers?
d. What book do you obtain for completing two missions for the Tea Steepers?

18. Game Room Fun
a. Who won the first Resistance game on the message boards?
b. Who was the runner-up in the Sleuth Noir Hunger Games?
c. In the Sleuth Noir Hunger Games, whose apartment did the Lenape Tribe use for the sixth challenge?
d. Who was the fiftieth person to post on "the last person to post wins" thread?

19. More Random Things
a. Which sleuth has a penchant for Maraschino cherries?
b. What is the name of the (fictional) child Makensie Brewer had with Clift Garrett?
c. Which detective(s) participated in both the first AVH Tournament Riza Hawkeye ever hosted and this year's tournament?
d. Which detective's life goal is to obtain a cape?

The Announcer
The Announcer

May-11-2015 18:17

20. Miscellaneous
a. Assuming you are subscribed, how many daily cases would you have if you had 11 sidekicks?
b. How much money does it cost to move items in the equipment locker when moving an agency to a new headquarters in a different city?
c. Who is the mayor of London?

Tireless Tiger

May-18-2015 22:05

The answer to all your questions is simple:


The Announcer
The Announcer

May-21-2015 08:19

Corrections and Clarifications

For question 3b, I am essentially asking: Who was the first to find the peacock? Who was the first to find the fox? Who was the first to find the rabbit?

For questions 18b and 18c, that should be "Survivor Sleuthville" and NOT the "Sleuth Noir Hunger Games".

For question 18d, the post which created the thread will be considered the first post.

The Announcer
The Announcer

May-29-2015 13:39

There seems to be a problem or some sort of confusion about one of the questions. The answers and results will be posted as soon as it's resolved.

The Announcer
The Announcer

May-31-2015 11:59


1. Teatime
a. A New Leaf Teas
b. Thousand Blessings Teas
c. Top of the World Teas
d. Orange Spice

2. Agencies and Fame
a. Old Government Lab
b. 14
c. Director, Officer, Agent, Rookie

3. Rare Finds
a. Fennec Fox, Angora Rabbit, Royal Peacock
b. Fennec Fox: Riza Hawkeye; Angora Rabbit: Special_K; Royal Peacock: Peter O’Neil
c. $60,000

4. Detective Work
a. 32 (Shaggymia)
b. The Hitchhikers: London
c. September 26, 2009

5. Sleuthetania
a. $20,000
b. New York and Shanghai
c. Edwina Humperdinck
d. Patankar & Santanelli

6. Random Things
a. London
b. Geddes
c. 0375
d. Vellozo

7. Gear
a. Pocket Watch
b. La Cosa Nostra faction in either New York or London
c. Cairo
d. biggie528
e. birkensporks

8. Money Matters
a. 736,000
b. $1,000,000
c. $100

9. Obscure Writings
a. Empty Enlightenment. Either “The Library in London” OR “Sleuthetania Cargo Holds” acceptable.
b. Untouchable. Elicere Townsend
c. 94
d. ctown28

10. Scripted Mysteries and Mechanics
a. (1 in 5)
b. (Answer withheld for spoiler purposes)
c. <i>pencil</i>
d. Paranoid_Android

11. Little Jobs and Factions
a. March 18, 2004
b. 2
c. 6
d. Order of Socrates: Philosopher Marshall; Dies Arcanum Brotherhood: Father/Mother Inquisitor; La Cosa Nostra: Consigliere; Eastern Triads: Golden Dragon; Green Hand: Guardian Brother/ Sister; Circle of Light: Universal Aspirant

12. Nemesis Hunts
a. 5
b. Huntsman
c. Trick question"nemeses are not given names
d. Nemesiseses

13. Cairo
a. 4
b. 6
c. 2

14. Maximizing Stats
a. 32
b. 31
c. 29

15. Breaking In
a. 2
b. client (or suspect with researched alibi)
c. 12

16. The Underappreciated
a. Thomas Lee
b. Xandra Pew
c. Li Rong Xiao
d. Judith Romanova
e. Tafida Qabbani
f. Edwina Humperdinck

17. Shangri-La
a. City Hall- Hall of Records
b. 0, 0
c. The Art of War
d. A History of Indian Philosophy

18. Game Room Fun
a. The Resistance
b. Joseph Zeo
c. ctown28
d. nicnic

19. More Random Things
a. Anais Nin
b. Cody James
c. Sal Iva, ctown28,

The Announcer
The Announcer

May-31-2015 11:59

19c. Sal Iva, ctown28, Kachenka
d. ctown28

20. Miscellaneous
a. 15
b. 2000
c. Barnabas Fox

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