Teams arrived at a picnic area to find a series of animal cutouts and ranch signs.
Lake Accotink Park, Picnic Area 3
7500 Accotink Park Rd, Springfield, VA 22150
Teams were directed to this location with the following in-app flavor text:
As the adrenaline from your last encounter begins to fade, you start to finally notice how hungry you really are. You're starting to feel weak and listless. You won't last much longer without finding something to eat. You can see the open pasture up to the north, and you decide to head there.
This puzzle was presented with the following in-app flavor text:
Looks like the Capitol is conducting a Feast, an event designed to draw teams out from hiding. You find a wide variety of animals to hunt, although they seem to be cruelly branded. Also, several other teams, including District 10's very own R.E.D.T.A.P.E. have converged on the area looking for food as well. You're going to have to be very careful if you want to get out of here alive.
The following files are required to solve this puzzle:
Click to reveal Hint #1
These animals all feature unusual brands. Could that be interpreted in another way?
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Each brand is a company logo. Identify companies by their animal mascots and portions of their logos and then find out what ranch each one belongs to.
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Each brand is composed of two letters from the company logo.
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Each company name and its matching ranch share an interesting property. Show this hint to the staffer to have two companies identified for you.
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In what positions do the two letters appear in the logo? This will help you figure out how to spell your final answer.
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Note the positions of the letters in the logo and take the letters in the same positions from the ranch name (they have the same number of letters). To order your answer, look closely at the ranch signs. Show this hint to the staffer to have all the companies identified for you.
Click to reveal the solution to this puzzle
gory cattle prod massacre
Upon solving this puzzle, teams were shown the following video:
- Todd Etter