The Tri-Blender Tournament: Round 2 (in Contests)

VivaPinata August 3 2008 8:24 PM EDT

I. The Story - new section with the explanation of how this tournament came to be.
II. The Grand Prize ヨ a reminder of why you are here.
III. The Link to the Official Thread ヨ in case you need itナ
IV. Current Players ヨ list of totally random people, 'cause I thought itメd be funny. Quickly followed by why they have more Tokens than the last time their names were listed.
V. Round 2 ヨ why you are reading this thread.
VI. The Future - some insight about the next, and final, round.

If you are morbidly confused as I am about what the happenings and going ons of this tournament are, then I think I owe you a clarification. At least as well as I understand the Tri-Blender, and here it is:

Once upon a time, there was a young boy with a dream of meeting somebody awesome. How? He was not sure. When? Even less certain. Who? Only fate would truly tell. However the boy already knew this person by characteristic, but not by name. He or she would be a paladin among gamers and a dragonslayer in games. When the young boy finally found his wealth in the world, an idea occurred to him that would, perhaps, help him live out his dream. The Tri-Blender Tournament, it was to be called. A name that rang sweetly on the voices of bards as they told their tales of knights and gladiators, and the Tri-Blender was to be the greatest story ever told! Pitting the greatest of Carnage Blenders in tests of heroism for a chance at the grand prize, a wealth that no other contest or tournament has ever offered. A free month of forging contracts, two months of fighting rewards, another XBox 360 game, couple dozen visits to Starbucks, or 6 grams of marijuana. And with only the headlines in mind and not a thought of what it involved, the young boy began the Tri-Blender. So it was. The first test that the tournament had for its contestants was a challenge of courage. The sign up was intentionally made vague and mysterious, but not forcefully discouraging. Daring to be extraordinary, those who accepted the call to arms completed the first test. The second, unfortunately, became more of a "do you get CMs? Yes/no?" Then came the test of teamwork and loyalty. And next was the test of creativity and wit. Which brings us to here and now. If you have any further questions, please CM me or find me in chat. :D

(Updated, with special thanks to Sal, DSFARGEG, JS, Tsabo Rashdak, and TourneyPrizes!)
$13,000,000 in CBD
Absolution (Named MH) [84x207] (+20) (NW: 1,907,030)
A Double Chain Mail (of the infamous Hatch) [24] (worth at least $50k!)
A Double Chain Mail [24] (not quite as famous or expensive)
A Beaked Axe [34x1] (+0) (NW: unknown)
A Beaked Axe [34x1] (+0) (NW: unknown)
A Fire Familiar lvl 387,257 (NW: 7,032,413)
A Pair of Leather Boots [4] (+10) (NW: 134,414)
A Rune of Solitude lvl 20 (NW: 11,030)
Tattoo of Augmentation lvl 1,791,652 (NW: 32,496,910)
A total worth of approximately 22M~24M CBD.
(Not counting the unknown prices of the TWO Beaked Axes! O_o)

If you do not remember what this all is, you can click here for the Official Thread.

This is the list of people still in the race for the jackpot, now separated into various teams of their own choosing! If you're in the tournament and something is wrong involving you and this list, please talk with me. (The numbers in the parenthesis are how many Tournament Tokens the dude currently has.) Thank you for joining us, and enjoy the ride :D

[bss] blackshadowshade (32)
[Possessed] Warbringer (24)
[Your Name Here] LuisOrtiz (23)
[Your Name Here] BluBBen (22)
[So Low Man] Ranger (20)
[Bootyshaker] Oddbird (19)
[Honey] Michalastar (19)
[The Lone Ranger] AG Titan (18)
[Your Name Here] BMWheatley (17)
[Your Name Here] JarL (17)

[Your Name Here] HotPun (17), stevebat (14)
[Your Name Here] The Experience (17), [TD]Badfish (12)
[Your Name Here] Lamuness (13), forktoad (16)

[Draconian Trinity] Jokernaut (19), Zaekyr (31), LightningRaider (13)
[Your Name Here] DrAcO5676 (17), TheHatchetman (19), novice (12)
[ Your Name Here ]lostling (17), Draugluin (12), Hakai(13)

First, to address what happened last round. Everybody had to organize themselves into teams, and everybody who attempted to form a team and chatmailed me are still listed under Current Players. However, there was a twist: the chatmails had to be written in a certain format. Failure to do so resulted in Token penalties for last round and in this round, but each player of a team that slipped was offered a chance to go solo and avoid the penalties. Many of these players also asked me which particular individuals messed up. Here is the second twist: everybody did except for Oddbird and Draugluin who took everything literally, including the quotation marks >_>. This twist was to allow for more diverse teams (ie single minions, two minions, three minions), but the Token penalties are still very real (ie experience penalties for multiple minions). Also a thing to note, teams will have more total Tokens than solo players but they will require more teamwork to use this advantage. And with that over with, here are the Token rewards :D
+12 Tokens for everybody who passed Round 1, but 50% Token penalty for being on a team, and +1 for staying with the group. Then there are the bonus Tokens from giving riddles in Part 1. Oddbird gets +2 for including magical playboy bunnies, and Hakai gets +1 since itメs the thought that counts.

~[Round_2: Fair_Day_Riddling!]~
A good Blender is capable of quick thinking and thinking outside the box. These traits are often shown in the complex strategies the master CBist takes to the scoreboards. Show that same amount of talent in the Tri-Blender riddling arena! Your team MUST answer a total of at least 3 riddles to move on to the final round. Any three. You may also answer the other riddles to your heartメs content and start off the final round with a bang, as you might say. For teams, only one person needs to answer a riddle for every teammate to be rewarded the respective bounties. But! Everybody on a team also suffers from a 50% Token penalty, so make sure to answer twice the number :P Send me a CM with the answers for each question labeled, please. This round ends at midnight Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, which means you have slightly more than 51 hours. And counting... :D

#1. Who works when he plays and plays when he works?

#2. What has four wheels and flies?

#3. In spring I am gay in handsome array; in summer more clothing I wear; when colder it grows I fling off my clothes; and in winter quite naked appear.

#4. I have no voice and yet I speak to you, I tell of all things in the world that people do. I have leaves, but I am not a tree, I have pages, but I am not a bride or royalty. I have a spine and hinges, but I am not a man or a door, I have told you all, I cannot tell you more.

#5. Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness.

#6. I was carried into a dark room, and burned. I cried, and then I was beheaded. What am I?

#7. I run as long as I live, but I never move a step. I have no throat nor lungs, but can roar as mighty as a lion and be still called beautiful. What am I?

#8. I dance with my lady all around my house. But this is only for work, and she isnメt my spouse.

#9. Iメm my have my fatherメs blood and was born from my motherメs womb, but neither will call me son.

#10. It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt.
It lies behind stars and under hills,
And empty holes it fills.
It comes first and follows after,
Ends life, kills laughter.
- Warbringer

#11. The beginning of eternity
The end of time and space
The beginning of every end,
And the end of every place.
- Warbringer

#12. This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town
And beats high mountain down.
- Warbringer

#13. A mother has 8 girls and each of them has a brother. How many children are there?
- Ranger

#14. If your sock drawer has 6 red socks, 4 blue socks, 8 yellow socks, and 2 green socks, how many socks would you have to pull out in the dark to be sure you had a matching pair?

#15. Pickachu says Lucario is lying. Lucario says that Bulbasaur is lying. Bulbasaur says both Pickachu and Lucario are lying. Only one of them is telling the truth. Who is it?

#16. Two fathers and two sons were playing the same online browser game. On day, they went camping in the store and each of them camped a Double Chain Mail. They sent all of their Double Chain Mails to one character for easy storage, and then found out the character only has three Beaked Axes. How is this possible?

#17. What can go up and down at the same time yet obey gravity?

#18. I am an ancient invention still used today by some civilizations to see through walls. In English, what am I?

#19. There are five magical playboy bunnies. Each is standing in front of a gorgeous doorway and inviting you in....however, four of them are really evil succubus, and they'll follow you in and devour you for making the wrong choice! Each girl can either lie or tell the truth...but she will lie if the girl before her tells the truth, and inversely she will tell the truth if the girl before her lies. Also, you can't ask a question to see if the girl is lying, like 'Is 10 + 10 = 20?" ...So how do you find the correct door to paradise?
- OB

#20. I go for a job interview and the employer tells me that I am so bad that the only way I can get the job is to jump out the window from the top floor of the 40 story building (he's serious). How do I get the job?
- forktoad

#21. Halo of water, tongue of wood, skin of stone, long I've stood My fingers short reach to the sky, inside my heart men live and die.
- Zaekyr

#22. My years are many, my age is few. How is this possible?

#23. A nickel in one hand, a quarter in the other. I have only 25 cents. How?
- Hatchet

#24. There are fifteen gorgeous babes sitting at a round table. Each gorgeous babe, spur of the moment yet simultaneously, turns first to her left and kisses her neighbor's nose, then turns to the right and kisses her other neighbor's nose. How many noses were kissed?
- OB

#25. I'm important, but citing me exactly is probably a bad idea. I'm complicated, but if you were to imagine me empowered, it might simplify things. If you called me a salutation, it would probably be time for dinner. Who am I?
- blackshadowshade

#26. The strongest cannot push me back, the smartest must accept that I cannot be stopped, and the richest cannot hide from me. Yet, it is often easy to forget about me until it is too late. Many consult me to find out if they have won or lost, and yet few can influence my answer. Who am I?
- blackshadowshade

#27. Tell me a story of foxes and dogs, or of Dvorak issuing easy vowels. Some have said that such a story could the result of monkeys hitting me a million times, but I hope you will be more forgiving when you name me.
ヨ blackshadowshade

#28. A man was to be sentenced, and the judge told him, "You may make a statement. If it is true, I'll sentence you to four years in prison. If it is false, I'll sentence you to six years in prison." After the man made his statement, the judge decided to let him go free. What did the man say?

#29. A man without eyes saw plums in a tree. He neither took plums nor left plums. How can this be?
- Zaekyr

#30. With thieves I consort, With the vilest, in short, I'm quite at ease in depravity; Yet all divines use me, And savants can't lose me, For I am the center of gravity.
- Zaekyr

#31. An old man is dying and his estate is only enough to keep one of his sons living comfortably, yet he is in a bit of a pickle because he has 2 sons and doesn't want to choose between them for who gets everything. Both sons want the estate. The man decides that it would be fairest for them to have a race, but to make it a bit more complicated, he tells them that the person who's horse comes in last will be the one that gets everything. One sad day the old man dies and the 2 sons set off on their trip. A few days pass but they have hardly even left the start line, because none of them want to lose out on everything. An old wise man walks past and whispers 2 words to them, then they both jumped on the horses and rode off desperately trying to get to the finish line first. What did that old wise man say to them?
- Zaekyr

So in short, 51 hours until deadline. Somebody from your team ought to answer at least three of the riddles. CM me the answers. 51 hours until deadline. Why would you want to answer more than three? Iメm just about to explain that. Have fun :D

Bored people. Yes, you bored people. Thank you for bearing with us and staying in the tournament as long as you have. I assure you, your efforts have not been wasted. For everybody else who has been scavenging for every spare Token, you are about to be finally rewarded. The next round is the third round of the tournament, after which the winner of the Grand Prize will be announced. The final round of this tournament will be an elimination tournament. Each player will own a minion that represents them in the tournament. The elimination will play out in an old school turn-based battle royal. Think Final Fantasy meets Super Smash Bros. meets Carnage Blender. In this arena, there will be a Store that has CB references for you to purchase for Tokens; these will include spells, weapons, armor, and whatnot, and being able to use this gear will help you out immensely in the final round. Including some team-friendly spells and skills. Makes you want to go back and take a second stab at those riddles, eh? Do not fear if you are coming into this last round a few Token short though. Slay one of your competitors and you will get all of their Tokens and gear, as long as they donメt kill you first! Last one standing wins. Thoughts, comments, is it the finale you have been longing for?

VivaPinata August 3 2008 8:27 PM EDT

Pardon the 3/4's. =x

#9. I have my have my father's blood and was born from my motherメs womb, but neither will call me son.**

The rest is more or less correct. I think...

VivaPinata August 4 2008 10:14 AM EDT


1. What do I need to do to get to next round?
A: Your team has to solve at least three riddles.

2. Can I answer more than three riddles?
A: The requirement is three. You can answer as many as you like, and you'll be rewarded for all that you solve.

3. Is there a penalty for missing riddles or for answering too many?
A: Nope.

4. If I solve a riddle, do my teammates also get the Tokens for solving a riddle?
A: Yup.

5. When does Round 3 start?
When this round is over. With roughly 38 hours remaining.


VivaPinata August 4 2008 10:42 AM EDT

6. If my answer was incorrect the first time, can I answer the same riddle again?
A. Nope, but your teammates can.

VivaPinata August 4 2008 3:43 PM EDT

Draugluin (Aldarion) Lucario (Temp Stuff Storage) A Mithril Chain Mail ($918071) -- Contribution :D 8:36 AM EDT
Draugluin (Aldarion) Lucario (Temp Stuff Storage) A Pair of Displacement Boots ($3920) -- Contribution :D 8:36 AM EDT
Draugluin (Aldarion) Lucario (Temp Stuff Storage) An Elven Stiletto ($464236) -- Contribution :D 8:30 AM EDT
Draugluin (Aldarion) Lucario (Temp Stuff Storage) An Amulet of Might ($251976) -- Contribution :D

Big thanks to Draug :D
And only 4 folks have officially passed to the final round so far.
38 hours left for you to send over your solutions.

VivaPinata August 5 2008 8:49 AM EDT

Slightly more than 15 hours remaining.

Another person has passed to next round.
For a grand total of five? And for some reason, I figured more people would go for it...

You_MUST_solve at least three riddles.
A grand prize worth over 28M atm...

Conquest August 5 2008 9:12 AM EDT

Can you list the people that have moved on so we know if we are in the clear? I did not receive a reply to my riddle answers.

VivaPinata August 5 2008 9:19 AM EDT

Nope, since it would be a good idea... >_<
And I wouldn't miss any chatmails in the flood of um... yeah.

Players in the clear:

VivaPinata August 5 2008 10:02 AM EDT

Found another one ^_^

[Team Supreme] DrAcO5676, TheHatchetman, novice

VivaPinata August 5 2008 5:59 PM EDT

Three more teams have now passed. ^_^

[Point Dogs] The Experience, [TD]Badfish
[the offbeats] Lamuness, forktoad
[Draconian Trinity] Jokernaut, Zaekyr, LightningRaider

VivaPinata August 5 2008 6:00 PM EDT

And with 6 hours remaining.

VivaPinata August 5 2008 10:44 PM EDT

AG Titan passes to the next round.

Last time update. Slightly more than 1 hour and 15 minutes remaining. If you want that dramatic, time-stopping, last minute save, now is the time to do it.

VivaPinata August 6 2008 12:11 AM EDT

Riddle answers:

1. A musician / bard
2. A garbage truck
3. A tree
4. A book
5. A lion and bees.
6. A candle
7. A river
8. A broom
9. A girl
10. Darkness
11. "e"
12. Time
13. 9 children
14. 5 socks
15. Lucario is telling the truth
16. One of the fathers is also a son (making there three people in total), and the Beaked Axes were named as Double Chain Mails. 17. The stairs.
18. A window.
19. Ask each bunny in turn whether their doorway is the correct doorway, and then do it again. Ignore the first four answers, then when I hear a sequence of two "yes"s, take the first "yes".
20. Jump out the window from the top floor. Of course, to stay alive, you'd need some accompanying equipment, like a tether ...
21. A castle.
22. You're a dog
23. Only the hand holding the quarter is mine.
24. None, since they could not reach the neighbours' noses.
25. pi
26. Time
27. a keyboard
28. "You will sentence me to six years in prison."
29. "v"
30. The man only had one eye.
31. "Swap horses."

I also accepted other answers :P
I have half the thread for the next round typed up. Somewhere. But it's getting late, so I'll post the final round tomorrow. ^_^

QBOddBird August 6 2008 12:03 PM EDT

OMG. This is over? I was just sending you answers. >.<

Not enough time for this round, I didn't see it until it had ended. STINKY

QBOddBird August 6 2008 12:05 PM EDT

#19 Ask bunny #1 "Does door #1 lead to paradise?" Ask bunny #2 if bunny #3 would say that door #1 leads to paradise (if the answer matches bunny #1, it's true) and then ask bunny #3 or 4 (whichever is a truth bunny) "Which door leads to paradise?" (it is a YNYNY or NYNYN pattern)

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] August 6 2008 3:20 PM EDT

51 hours isn't enough? ;p

VivaPinata August 6 2008 7:44 PM EDT

Alternative riddle Answers by OB:

#1 The Joker.
#2 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, or any car on the Autobahn.
#3 a flower, or me.
#4 a book, or a mime mimicing a book.
#5 The dead lion with a beehive in it, from the biblical riddle given to Samson. Onward to the 2 token riddles!
#6 a candle....but it was more smothered than beheaded.
#7 A river (plus or minus a waterfall)
#8 a prom dress
#9 The inbred child they keep in the basement (see Harold and Kumar's latest movie)
#10 a lack of oxygen
#11 Neil Patrick Harris
#12 Time
#13 9, just one brother
#14 the two socks from the green sock section. Nah, really just 5. #15 Lucario.

#16 The player was Monty.
#17 A burning aircraft is going up in flames and going down in flames.
#18 a window
#19 Ask bunny #1 "Does door #1 lead to paradise?" Ask bunny #2 if bunny #3 would say that door #1 leads to paradise (if the answer matches bunny #1, it's true) and then ask bunny #3 or 4 (whichever is a truth bunny) "Which door leads to paradise?" (it is a YNYNY or NYNYN pattern)
#20 wait for the window washer to drop by #21 a castle with a moat

And sadly, then he realized the deadline was up. But the observant person would notice, he has been listed in the players appear in the next round. Will OB notice in time? Or will his final appearance be doomed as a farm? O_o

VivaPinata August 7 2008 9:26 AM EDT

More questions from the asking.

Q: Can I buy more than one item in a turn?
A: Nope, sorries.

Q: Does the Vorpal Sword do bonus damage to characters who defend?
A: Nope, the bonuses from the Vorpal is only affected by a character's permanent DR (basically, equipped items). Nothing from enchantments, nothing from defending.

Q: I sent you what action I wanted to do, so did you receive it?
A: I replied back to everything I jotted down with "Noted."

8 1/2 hours remaining :)

VivaPinata August 7 2008 9:27 AM EDT

Wrong thread X_X
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