Pod of Arrows


This was another pod puzzle.


U.S. Capitol, West Lawn, Part Two
Washington, DC

Teams were directed to this location with the following in-app flavor text:

As you continue to approach the Capitol building, you are joined by more and more members of the Resistance. Still you must proceed with caution, as pods have been known to wipe out thousands in an instant.

Flavor Text

This puzzle was presented with the following in-app flavor text:

Suddenly hundreds of arrows rise high into the air and then sharply descend towards your helpless party.

Puzzle Files

The following files are required to solve this puzzle:


  • Click to reveal Hint #1

    Figure out how each individual answer "rises" and then "falls".

  • Click to reveal Hint #2

    The meanings of the answer words are unimportant. Look at them letter-by-letter.

  • Click to reveal Hint #3

    The letters in each answer word are in alphabetical order up to a point, and then in reverse alphabetical order thereafter.

  • Click to reveal Hint #4

    The letters beyond which the order reverses (i.e. the ones farthest ahead in the alphabet) spell out the final answer phrase. The final answer itself yields a W using the same mechanism.


  • Click to reveal the solution to this puzzle

    elmwood ~ the word is elmwood


  • Ian Tullis