Ah, a bunch of landlubbers, I can tell by the look of you all. Not to worry, you seem like a sturdy bunch and I can tell already that I'm going to like you.
I've been informed here by these winged little ladies that you're trying to get to a place known as Obernewtyn and require the help of a sailor, such as myself, to help you on the next part of your journey.
[act]laughs heartily[/act] Well, you've certainly come to the right guy, I'm glad to be of service!
However, I do feel I should warn you thought that the journey you're asking to take can be quite perilous and to be honest, I'm not sure if I can ensure the safety of all of you. My main concern is how to navigate the straits just north east of the spot we stand now. Many experienced sailors have lost their ships to those waters and I don't know of many who have made it through.
But hey - you lot seem like a bright bunch - perhaps we can help each other out eh? I've heard that you may be familiar with some maps of some sort that may actually help to navigate through those waters.
Thus, your task for this week is as follows:On page 819 of 'The Stone Key (Penguin, Viking 2008 first edition) Elspeth is shown maps by Jakoby of the route to 'The Land of the Red Queen'. Explain how you think Elspeth will reach the Red Queen's shores
What's that - but you say we're travelling to Obernewtyn, how would determining how a girl gets to The Land of the Red Queen help? Well, it's about showing your 'out of the box' thinking! Also, I've heard that where you all come from, the waters and lands have shifted vastly to how I may remember them, so you may be able to provide a different insight.
Not to worry - don't question just answer! We'll make it through yet :D With so many of us working together, I'm sure we'll be able to come up with a solution no worries!Please post your submissions in the thread below. You have until midnight AEST Saturday 9 October to complete this task.Hints:
With this theory challenge, Elspeth does not necessarily have to travel by boat. She does not also necessarily have to travel alone. Feel free to explore a complete range of possibilities. Remember, it is your 'crew mates' who will decide on the winner of this round so being creative, witty and thoughtful is likely to see you get ahead!