010 The Resistance [HOPR Hunt Puzzle #8 — SOLVED!]

HOPR Team Apr 6 · 4 min read The day’s toil completed, Kanza returned to her habitation pod. Despite her efficient route planning, she had already missed maghrib, the sunset prayer. The absence formed a knot in her stomach, even though she knew it wasn’t her fault. Even before the biometric hatch slid open, she … Read more

001 Daily Toil [HOPR Hunt Puzzle #4 — SOLVED!]

HOPR Team Apr 6 · 4 min read Kanza looked up, towards Mecca. The erratic orbit of Settlement U-2649 made it hard to chart the qibla for daily salat, but she’d managed to hack together a module which projected a translucent overlay over the bare steel walls of her habitation pod. It was thoroughly illegal, … Read more

1. Harvard [HOPR Hunt Puzzle #3 — Solved!]

HOPR Team Apr 5 · 4 min read ⬡⬢⬡⬢⬡⬢⬡⬢⬡⬢⬡⬢⬡⬢⬡⬢⬡⬢⬡⬢⬡⬢⬡⬢⬡⬢⬡⬢⬡⬢⬡⬢Renowned Symbologist Gordon Blanter was walking back to his office from his morning swim, enjoying the crisp October air. The campus was always quiet at this time of the morning. Blanter used this time to think over his research. He was so lost in his train of … Read more

III. Thirteen at Dinner [HOPR Hunt Puzzle #10 — SOLVED!]

HOPR Team Apr 2 · 7 min read We docked at Southampton on 18th December. I didn’t know if the “R K” they planned to arrest was me or not, or even who “they” were, but I wasn’t taking any chances. I hid in a lifeboat until the rest of the passengers had disembarked, then … Read more

II: Sailing into Mystery [HOPR Hunt Puzzle #5 — SOLVED!]

HOPR Team Apr 2 · 4 min read I caught up with her at the dock. In the thick morning fog, the steamer loomed over us like my landlord when he catches me on the fire escape. She was dragging on a cigarette, the thick plumes of smoke mixing with the chill of her breath. … Read more

I: Privacy is My Business [HOPR Hunt Puzzle #2 — SOLVED!]

HOPR Team Apr 2 · 4 min read The dame wafted into my life like a cloud of stale smoke. Without being invited, she took a seat in the only chair in what passes for my office. “You’re a hard man to find, Mister Krieger,” she purred. She had a voice like a quarry, but … Read more

Fit the First [HOPR Hunt Puzzle #1 — SOLVED]

HOPR Team Mar 31 · 4 min read “They roused him with muffins — they roused him with ice — They roused him with mustard and cress — They roused him with jam and judicious advice — They set him conundrums to guess.” Ft1st, St1, L1–4 ♣♦♥♠♣♦♥♠♣♦♥♠♣♦♥♠♣♦♥♠♣♦♥♠♣♦♥♠♣♦♥♠ It’s a beautiful day by the riverbank. You … Read more