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LOTRO Players Solve Secret Stones Mystery

New 3-person instance unlocked

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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In case you missed it, LOTRO players recently solved the latest secret stones mystery.

In a tweet earlier, the official account shared the news,

“Congratulations to the LOTRO community on solving the mystery of the Secret Stones! Get ready to face the Shadowed King in a new scaling 3 person instance, Askâd-mazal, the Chamber of Shadows, opening May 20th at 10am Eastern!”

The official forums also shared the following information which was some incite to an alternate method for solving the puzzle,

“Oh, also, the intended way to solve the remnants cipher was to take the 3 balrog text strings and use them as Vigenère cipher keyphrases one after another. I'm super impressed you guys managed to make a one time pad to crack it!”

The forums are full of praise for the folks who did end up solving the mystery, in addition to the team for putting together the Secret Stones mystery.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.