The Ralis Conundrum
School has started up again, and that means it's time to get your brain back in shape!
Every Wednesday, at some varying point of the day, I'll be posting some sort of weekly challenge for you to figure out. Each week brings a new puzzle: it may be a math problem, a riddle or something else entirely. Whatever it may be, you'll have to use a little (or a lot of) brain power to figure it out. These puzzles may require knowledge outside of Ragnarok! Anyone is capable of finding the answer, but I cannot guarantee you will always know what to do if you have little to no understanding of Ragnarok, computers, math, science, etc.
The competition is open to both servers! Chaos Renewal and Classic Loki players may both enter their answers. It may help you to know, then, that the answer to each challenge will be something that can be found by players of both servers.
Correct answers may win a prize at the end of the week. However, only a certain number of prizes can be given out and all correct answers are entered into the prize pool. Please do not try and use multiple accounts to get better odds! We check account connections. If you're caught doing this, you will be automatically disqualified from present and future competitions... Including OTHER events on the forums as well.
Correct answers that are not chosen for the weekly prize will gain points depending on how many people get the correct answer! When you've saved up 20 points (points will be kept track in the 3rd post of each thread), you can PM me any time during the week to trade your points in for the current week's prize. You may only trade in points once a week for a single prize, so keep that in mind if you're trying to save up for a "better" prize. Winners of the weekly prize may PM me by the end of the week to opt out of the weekly prize, instead receiving he amount of points awarded as a participation prize for that week, up to a total of 20.
Please keep in mind that the theme for each week is not always a factor in figuring out the puzzle. This does not mean that it will never have an impact, but rather that you should not assume that you must travel to a location or that the answer must fit the theme given in that week's conundrum.
Please do not post or PM your answers. Use the link below the challenge to submit answers!
You may freely adjust your entry until each week's deadline.
I don't consider search engines cheating. You will never find the answer directly, but always use your resources!
Please be cautious when asking questions about the puzzle of the week on the forums as they could end up being hints for others. You are always welcome to PM me with any questions you may have.
This Week's Challenge
Week 11: Nightmare on Elf Street [ 10/29 - 11/4 ]
Since the start of October, you've been having a terrible reoccurring dream.
It's always the same: your high school math teacher threatens to slice you to ribbons using his pointy elf-like ears unless you can solve the math problem he gives you in under thirty-one minutes. You stare at the paper on your desk in front of you, trying to make sense of all the numbers, letters and symbols, but it's just too much. Thankfully, each night you've woken up screaming after staring at the paper for some time... But each night, the dream goes on longer, and your evil elvish math teacher stalks closer and closer to your desk.
This may be your last chance, you realize. You have to solve the problem and defeat him, or risk dying in the dream... And maybe dying in the real world, too. You stare at the paper, determined to figure out the puzzle:
√H = o
17 + y = a
e * 81 = H
p - y = e
H / y = l
a * w = 120
n - l = o
p * 5 = a
o + e = 10
w^2 = n
n / o = p
l - w = 21
H + a + p + p + y + H + a + l + l + o + w + e + e + n = ?
What is the answer to the evil math teacher's problem?
This week's prize:
Elven Ears 
The competition ends Tuesday, November 4th at 11:59 PM PST! Good luck!
Edited by Ralis, 28 October 2014 - 10:01 PM.