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There is a giant rectangle floating above me that says 2 things:

  1. Please answer this security question
  2. Security question hint: my first half is what it is my second half is half of what made it

And there are 8 blocks on the grounds I'm assuming I'm supposed to arrange into a word. I've got all the letters written down by block but nothing is jumping out at me. Any help?

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  • Might help if we knew what the blocks had on them.
    – Niro
    Apr 14, 2012 at 3:50
  • It's just a bunch of letters. Here they are grouped by block: 1. G M S A 2. T N H B 3. Z Q E X/K (not sure on this last letter) 4. M S A G 5. T N H B 6. V O I C 7. N H B T 8. R L F Y
    – Jarrod
    Apr 14, 2012 at 3:51
  • @Jarrod You can edit additional information into the body of your question by hitting the "Edit" link, located in the lower left of the question here. It'll make the additional info easier to see if it's there rather than in the comments. :)
    – FAE
    Apr 14, 2012 at 12:47
  • Intriguing puzzle.. perhaps if you explained the rules for solving these, someone could help you. I can only make two words from the first half: STEM and AHEM. The second half half NITY? As in "ETER-NITY", or something.
    – TLP
    Apr 14, 2012 at 14:48
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    The rules: there are eight cubes, each with a "letter" on all four visible sides (can't see top or bottom). Jarrod listed the sides of each cube. They need to be organized in a 3-D space to answer the two hints above. It's possible that the "halves" referenced mean that there is one eight-character word (made of two four-character halves), but it's also possible that the cubes need to spell another word when viewing from the side.
    – Wolf
    Apr 14, 2012 at 22:00

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Move the blocks to spell out METATRON when read vertically (down) with your head tilted to the right. Do this within view of the entrance, and rotate the view to the back to finish the puzzle.

METATRON

Afterwards...

another red "heart" cube piece will appear. (image)

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    Where does Metatron come from? Are we just supposed to find the answer or is it found by translating some text somewhere? Apr 15, 2012 at 17:28
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    You need to translate the floating pillar. As per the hints in the question details, META "is what it is" and TRON "is half of what made it" (Polytron, the game dev). The trick was really reading the blocks vertically with your head tilted.
    – Wolf
    Apr 15, 2012 at 17:39
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    I cannot spell Metatron with the blocks i have, no matter which way I rotate my head. I do not have the same symbols that are shown above! May 20, 2012 at 13:46
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    @TomThorogood You may have to rotate some of the blocks individually, by rotating the camera while holding a block.
    – Keaanu
    May 22, 2012 at 3:45
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    Oh wow. I never would have thought of that! Nice. May 22, 2012 at 7:33
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What this is=Meta

Second half is half of what made me=Tron (Half of Polytron)

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  • It may be a reference to Metatron.
    – A.L
    Feb 25 at 20:42
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EDIT: Metatron is the correct answer, if it doesn't work right away, try rotating the screen.

I've tried both nametron and metatron without any luck (see pictures below).

Maybe there are several possible answer for this puzzle. I'll see if I can spell gametron next.

Nametron

Metatron

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  • Turns out I had to rotate the screen and back to the answer for it to work. (Metatron is the right one) Apr 15, 2012 at 15:26
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    If you use the "edit" button near the bottom left area of your answer you can edit it to reflect the fact that Metatron is the correct answer. As of now your post doesn't answer the question.
    – Wipqozn
    Apr 15, 2012 at 20:04
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You can actually find the awnser multiple ways. First is what @Sean said, the second way is to talk to all the owls. One of the owls says "the 64 bit god" and flys off. This was my thinking:

  • 64 bit god translates to metatron.
  • Obelisk looks like thing from 2001 space odesy.
  • Monkeys worshiped obelisk in 2001.
  • Obelisk = god
  • God = metatron

PUZZLE SOLVED.

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    Also, one of the owls sings something like "hexaedron, octaedron, dodecahedron, icosahedron", which in the end looks like to be a reference to Metatron's cube: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metatron%27s_Cube
    – Lloeki
    May 7, 2012 at 16:39
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    How do you come up with "64 bit god translates to metatron"?
    – user86277
    Jun 24, 2019 at 3:03

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