THE DRAGON EGG HUNT RETURNS
The next installment of the Dragon Egg Hunt is happening at San Diego Comic Con. Find us at the Dark Horse booth (2615) and Geek & Sundry Lounge Thursday through Sunday from 9am-7pm.
The hunt kicked off at PAX East in Boston, where BioWare and Lone Shark Games revealed the first three eggs. Throughout the rest of the year and into next year, we will be visiting conventions and continuing the hunt for the remaining 15 eggs, starting with San Diego Comic Con.
Dragon egg hunters at PAX East were given the following instructions:
Welcome, heroes, to the Dragon Egg Hunt! You are Inquisition Scouts and your orders are to spend the next year hunting down and winning a collection of dragon eggs. Sinister forces across Thedas want the eggs for their own designs and your job is to stop them. Collect the dragon eggs and protect the people of Thedas!
There are three types of challenges you must face to win dragon eggs:
Warrior challenges test your strength and willpower. Rogue challenges test your cunning and dexterity.
Mage challenges test your magic and constitution. Players found the Nevarra and Dwarf eggs at the BioWare base, while the Circle of Magi egg could be found online on various BioWare social media channels.
The Nevarra egg (rogue challenge)
The Nevarra egg was found inside a glass case. Printed on a real egg was a word search. You can watch the video below and see if you can find the words.
Here are the instructions for this challenge:
The nation of Nevarra is famed for its dragon slayers. Indeed, until recently it was believed that they had hunted the great beasts to extinction. With the Dragon Age upon us, a revival of sorts is underway in Nevarra. It is said that some hunters used to eat dragon eggs and now a group of Nevarran nobles wants to try this delicacy for themselves. They have found a stash of stolen dragon eggs, and are preparing to eat them! A friendly Chantry priest has covered each egg in letters, and left you a list of ways to prepare eggs that would put the chefs of Orlais to shame. You can find these methods of preparation on the eggs in word search style, but because dragon eggs have a powerful stench, you cannot open the cases and touch them. Hurry, because if there are this many rogues about, somebody must be getting double-crossed.
HOW TO PREPARE A DRAGON EGG: BENEDICT, DEVILED, DEVONSHIRE, FRIED, HARD BOILED, OVER EASY, OVER HARD, OVER MEDIUM, PICKLED, POACHED, RAW, SCRAMBLED, SHIRRED, SUNNY SIDE UP, THOUSAND YEAR
The answer: Reading left to right, the crossing letters spell RECANT.
The Dwarves egg (warrior challenge)
The Dwarves egg featured a box of metallic eggs (gold, silver, and violet), each of which contained a gold coin with a letter on it.
Here are the instructions for this challenge.
The dwarves of Orzammar wage a never-ending battle against the darkspawn in the Deep Roads and they need stout warriors to fight by their side. To aid them and prove your worth as an Inquisition Scout, use your handheld messaging device to capture an image of a living person in powerful weapons and armor from somewhere in this convention. Then, every fifteen minutes, our dwarf will seek out one among you who has captured such an image. That worthy can draw one egg of each color from the chest, examine the eggs’ contents, and replace the eggs. The dwarf will record these findings for all to see. By the end of the weekend, all of you aspiring warriors should be able to combine your knowledge and figure out the five-letter adjective the dwarves left for you. No matter how much Varric insists, that word is not DRUNK!
Players found all the eggs, and discovered that the only letters found in all three colors of egg were the ones featuring the letters in the word COINS.
The answer:COINS is not an adjective, and neither is ICONS. The only adjective with those letters is the word SONIC.
The Circle of Magi egg (mage challenge)
The Circle of Magi egg was found on the BioWare Facebook and other social media sites. It consisted of 12 pictures, each with a confounding trivia question.
Here are the instructions to this challenge.
Welcome, Inquisition Scouts, to the Dragon Egg Hunt! Throughout the weekend, we will conduct three challenges: two at the PAX East convention, and one here on this strange portal to the Fade. A Circle mage’s mind must be sharp, able to recall the details of a spell while staying alert to the dangers of demonic possession. This challenge involves carefully analyzing a dozen images and answering the questions associated with them. Only those who are knowledgeable in the culture of two worlds will be able to master this perplexing challenge, and gain the mages’ 12-letter answer. Work together, for the spirits of the Fade are tricky and not to be trusted!
The answer: After some questing, online solvers discovered that these images were from the books The Art of Mass Effect and Dragon Age: The World of Thedas. Each occurred on a specific page, but the trivia question applied to the information on that same page in the other book.
PICTURE BOOK WITH PICTURE PAGE BOOK WITH QUESTION QUESTION ANSWER WORD FINAL ANSWER
1 Dragon Age 162 Mass Effect Who brought the team? CERBERUS C
2 Mass Effect 112 Dragon Age What nationality is the sculpture? ORLESIAN O
3 Mass Effect 86 Dragon Age What’s independent? NEVARRA N
4 Dragon Age 38 Mass Effect Whose torus is it? STANFORD S
5 Dragon Age 46 Mass Effect What did it originally feel like? EL DORADO E
6 Mass Effect 35 Dragon Age Who’s like a tapeworm? CARTA C
7 Dragon Age 54 Mass Effect Whose materials are they? ROSENKOV R
8 Dragon Age 58 Mass Effect What has glowing eyes? ALARM SENSOR A
9 Mass Effect 73 Dragon Age Where are hoods found? TEVINTER T
10 Mass Effect 102 Dragon Age Who has dangerous gifts? ISOLATIONISTS I
11 Dragon Age 100 Mass Effect What area is this safer than? OMEGA O
12 Mass Effect 13 Dragon Age Which tribes split? NEROMENIAN N
The first letters of those answers spelled out CONSECRATION.
Those eggs are just the first three in our continent-spanning Dragon Egg Hunt. Look for more eggs at these conventions and events, and complete the quest!
PAX East (Boston, March 11-13, 2014): Circle of Magi, Dwarves, Nevarra
San Diego Comic Con (San Diego, July 24-27, 2014): Antiva, Qunari
Gen Con (Indianapolis, August 14-17, 2014): Tevinter
PAX Prime (Seattle, August 29-September 1, 2014): Chantry, Ferelden, Starkhaven
Montreal Comic Con (Montreal, September 12-14, 2014): Elves, Orlais, Templars
Edmonton Expo (Edmonton, September 26-28, 2014): Anderfels, Kirkwall
Geek Girl Con (Seattle, October 11-12, 2014): Rivain
Throughout North America (October-December): Grey Wardens, Seekers of Truth
PAX South (San Antonio, January 23-25, 2015): Inquisition