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Test of the Pathmaker
|Main Shard||Bastet||T5 Beta|
Design a miniature system of aqueduct towers, and challenge other to connect them in a loop. Living mossy towers (green) require the pipe to pass straight through, but turn adjacent. Dead (black) towers require the pipe to turn in place, but extend straight.
The Test and Principles can be started from a University of Thought at level 6.
Principles of the Pathmaker will lead you through making one of each type of item needed to build a Pathmaker. Of course, you may trade for the materials, bypassing all of those steps.
- Dig a Cuttable Stone at a Hole
- Cut a Stone on a Rock Saw
- Cut a Hexas Plate Amethyst
- Cut a Looking Glass Jade
- Cut a Symmetry Turquoise
- Cut a Dragyn's Eye Citrine
- Mine a Huge Diamond
- Mine a Medium Topaz
- Mine Silver
- Build a Pathmaker
- Open your design for Judging
- Tear down your Pathmaker, OR do the following:
- Have 7 Judges solve and rate your Pathmaker
- Design rated Good by most judges
- All of the above, OR solve three recent winning Pathmakers
All steps regarding cutting a gem and mining gems do not need to be resolved. Once a Pathmaker has been built and Opened for judging, all Construction related steps are automatically completed if not already!
Demonstrate the Principle
- 2 Hexas Plate cut Amethyst
- 2 Dragyn's Eye cut Citrine
- 2 Huge Diamond
- 10 Medium Topaz
- 100 Silver Wire
Designing a Puzzle
Cost to build
- 300 Cut Stone
- 3 Hexas Plate cut Amethyst
- 3 Looking Glass cut Jade
- 2 Symmetry cut Turquoise
- 1 Dragyn's Eye cut Citrine
- 2 Huge Diamond
- 12 Medium Topaz
- 60 Silver Wire
Built in a Small Construction Site Under Test Menu
Solving a Puzzle
The test description isn't very clear about the rules. Here's some clarification.
A Pathmaker puzzle is played on a two-dimensional grid. Initially, each square either contains a red tower, yellow tower, or is empty.
You may place pipe segments on a square, including squares containing a tower, by clicking on the square. Clicking on a square again cycles through the possible pipe options for that square:
- Straight pipe, top-to-bottom.
- Straight pipe, left-to-right.
- Pipe with a 90 degree bend (4 possible orientations).
The object of the puzzle is to join all towers into a single closed loop, while obeying these rules:
- All pipes must connect up correctly to adjacent squares
- You may only have one pipe segment per square, i.e. you cannot have a "cross" pipe.
- Pipes on a square with a yellow tower must be straight.
- Pipes on a square with a red tower must be a 90 degree bend.
- One of the pipes connected immediately adjacent to a yellow tower must be a 90 degree bend. (Note: the rules only require one of the two to be a bend, but both can be bends if you like).
- The two pipes connected immediately adjacent to a red tower must be straight.
The Pathmaker will not let you place pipes that violate these rules.
- Green for recognized (passed) puzzles (use "Gr" prefix on pin)
- Red for unrecognized (unpassed) puzzles (use "Rd" prefix on pin)
|Region||Coordinates||Designer||Passed||Remarks||RL Date Opened|
|Saqqarah||785, -757||Fryoj||Yes||East of CS(by Essence of Harmony)|
|Saqqarah||769, -757||JaylenaeYbarre||YES||a few coord along the road from/to cs||July 10, 2010|
|CCR||-419, 6584||Zog||No||West of CS||Oct 15, 2009|
|Shabbat Ab||1472, 1998||McArine||Yes||Close to UArch|
|Shabbat Ab||1472, 2013||RosieRazor||No||Close to UArch|
|Stillwater||1703, 3690||Tokiryu||Yes||Just south of cs|
|Meroe||846, -3645||Malard||No||30 coords northeast of CS (Next to Essence of Harmony)|
|Meroe||830, -3624||Atheus||No||30 coords north of CS|
|Meroe||821, -3624||Oni||No||30 coords north of cs|
|Meroe||811, -3653||Katezinha||No||West of CS|
|Meroe||808, -3649||Jadzi||No||West of CS|
|Meroe||823, -3606||SunnyOne||Yes||North of CS along the road||May 11, 2009|
|Meroe||824, -3606||Aryballa||Yes||North of CS along the road||October 20, 2009|
|Meroe||827, -3614||Orrin||Yes||North of CS along the road||October 20, 2009|
|Stillwater||1714, 3712||Usia||No||Just east of cs|
|Stillwater||1712, 3711||Keko||Yes||Just east of cs|
|Stillwater||1706, 3691||Halana||Yes||South of cs||25 October 2009|
|Stillwater||1701, 3690||TheMazeEcho||No||South of the CS||6 June 2009|
|Saqqarah||784, -755||Brucette||No||East of CS(by Essence of Harmony)|
|Queen's Retreat||583, -6152||Traak||No||Just north of CS|
|Queen's Retreat||578, -6154||Shazza||No||Just north of CS|
|Falcon Bay||4307, -584||Ariella||Yes||50 coords north of CS|
|Falcon Bay||4305, -587||Pascalito||Yes||50 coords north of CS|
|Queen's Retreat||578, -6151||Wampak||No||Just north of CS|
|Queen's Retreat||576, -6147||Serkwati||No||Just north of CS|
|Queen's Retreat||520, -5970||Arame||No||Near SArt north of CS|
|Shabbat Ab||1472, 2002||Daniels||No||Close to UArch|
|Shabbat Ab||1375, 1681||Lill||No||South of CS near SArt|
|Shabbat Ab||1425, 1820||Lejoni||No||Next to ELUG Guild Hall (North of CS)||28 Apr 2009|
|Shabbat Ab||1415, 1985||Trillian||Yes||East of SHarm||24 May 2009|
|Shabbat Ab||1380, 1710||Numaris||Yes||South of the CS, at the top of the hill||7 June 2009|
|Shabbat Ab||1465, 1952||Robare||No||South of the S of Harmony road REDO||31 October 2009|
|Shabbat Ab||1482, 1750||lilinou||No||East of CS, facing Sarch|
|Shabbat Ab||1317, 1603||jazkar||Yes||Run south from cs, near SArt||29 April 2010|
|Shabbat Ab||1404, 1782||Ninfa||Yes||Near CS||18 June 2010|
|Falcon Bay||4292,-599||Udjai||Yes||Just North of the CS||15 July 2009|
|Sinai||3232, 4384||Psychodelica||No||Close to CS||22 July 2009|
|Sinai||3231, 4382||EvilSnowman||Yes||Close to CS|
|Sinai||3231, 4379||Timm||No||Close to CS|
|Falcon Bay||4274, -631||Ay||No||Near the CS||26 August 2009|
|Falcon Bay||4272, -632||Dreasimy||No||Near the CS||2 October 2009|
|Queen's Retreat||577,-6141||Misty||No||Near the CS||1 September 2009|
|Shabbat Ab||1393,-1747||DustiTwister||No||South of the CS on corner||15 September 2009|
|Adn||1043, 6957||Hilly||yes||Near th CS||5 February 2010|
|Shabbat Ab||1460, 1950||Shebi||No||Near The Goods (north of cs)||20 February 2010|