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***INCOMING MESSAGE FROM DURANDAL***
Sorry to give you the bad news, but you've been kidnapped. You aren't where Hamish wanted you to go, and you surely won't get there any time soon.
I was watching what Hamish was having you do: 'read the story, solve the puzzles!' And just what or who are you solving them for? And to what end?
How cliché. You'll find this little visit much more exciting.
I have devised a little puzzle for you: If you solve it, you can proceed, and we continue our relationship on friendlier terms. If you lose, you'll remain here.
Good luck in our little game. Unlike Hamish, I give no hints. Solve it on your own, or die trying...
Insanely yours, Durandal
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