The first annual Mizniaport Scavenger Hunt was held during the Great Monster Uprising
by the owner of a local boutique in Mizniaport
. Adventurers from all over the land came to try to win the coveted Mizniaport Armor
One was required to find the five idols of Miznia. Each of these normal
statuettes contained the clue to the next. At the base of each there
was a mystic rune, which had to be copied and returned to the owner of
A man known as "Detective Softly
who was late to begin the quest, won the prize. He almost lost to
an unknown red-haired woman, who, instead of destroying the idols
she found along the way, amused herself by hiding the idols and/or
placing many ingenious traps about them so that subsequent adventurers
would be hindered from catching up to her.
Locations of the idols for the first annual Scavenger Hunt:
- Idol #1
- Clue: "The first idol can be found nearby, although it might be in the clutches of crocodiles, hellhounds and/or hungi."
- Location: Jungles of Miznia.
the idol was located in an unknown position, but some careless
adventurer (probably the red-haired woman) dropped the statue in a hole
in a tree trunk to conceal it from succeeding contestants. When
"Softly" found it, he tossed it into one of the marshy sinkholes.
- Idol #2
- Clue: a "M" was carved into each of the jeweled eyes of the first idol.
- Location: Miznia Marshlands
the red-haired woman found the idol, she hid it upon a very small ledge
deep in the hollow of an old, ruined tree trunk. Within the entrance of
the trunk, she authored a misleading note, "Hahaha, better luck next time. I threw it in the swamp!", then set a surmin trap inside with a zorkmid within (to give it a golden glimmer).
- Idol #3
- Clue: an "E" was carved into each of the jeweled eyes of the second idol.
- Location: Fenshire
red-haired woman, having discovered the idol, placed it inside a tree
(which had a six foot deep swampy hole in front of it) along with
- Idol #4
- Clue: inside the third idol was a single rose petal
- Location: Fields of Frotzen
finding the fourth idol, the red-haired woman set at least 58 surmin
foothold traps about a pedestal which the idol sat upon. When "Softly"
later found this idol and reached for it, the plinth began to grow,
stretching high into the air, revealing a wooden pole underneath it
that was covered with something so slick and slipper that it made
grease look like glue.
- Idol #5
|SOURCE(S): Legends of Zork