B(so)PP II -- Beta: Association (Moderately Hard, 4 Hints)
The mysterious man stops at a giant door.
“One moment,” he tells you.
He pushes a button on an intercom outside the door.
A mysterious voice comes out from the speaker.
“Good. Send them in.”
The giant door slides open, revealing another long pathway. You walk towards the other side. At the end of the pathway, there’s a woman sitting at a desk.
“Hello,” she says.
“What is this?” you ask.
“We’ve been expecting you.”
“We’ve seen your skills, and we were surprised by your knowledge.”
“Okay… I’ll just say it… we want you in our team.”
She wants you in a team. What does that mean? What was this team of people?
“A team? What team?”
“Remember those first puzzles we gave you? They were merely a test for the real challenges ahead.”
You remember now, but just barely. You nod your head anyway.
“Why don’t you take a look at this? One of my assistants scrawled this down.”
She hands you a piece of paper with some writing on it. You take a look at the mysterious writing.
First impressions matter. Don’t I, V, X, and L look familiar?
Why does I = O and V = F? Also, why does H = O? Can somebody call Dr. James?
The letter on the left represents something, or rather, the start of it. The other letters on the right also represent the start of something. However, the letters on the right are all part of the same category.
Well, you might need some element naming and some ancient counting. Oh yeah, you’ll need a little more chemistry, along with some foreign language knowledge. You might need to shift to find the answers, as well as know some order. One last thing: you should also have a knowledge of “power”. Good luck!