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Pawn Takes Pawn Guide - Zork, Achievements, Codes, Cyphers & Full Solution


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Phase 3

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Postcards

Moving forward with the Zork easter egg, many people were mailed different postcards numbered 1-15. Some people received similar cards, while others got different numbers but only in the range of 1-15.

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These postcards had random names on them along with a map schematic and pictures of various treasures found in Zork. The images of all the postcards with other treasures could not be found - perhaps they were not all mailed as of writing this article.

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The map layout turned out to be the map of Zork. You could easily overlay the postcards (when combined) on top of the map of the whole Zork underground empire, and it fit perfectly.

Along with the map layout, the postcards had random names on them, and these names started with a "/" that indicated that these were URLs. There were a total of six URLs discovered once all the postcards were combined.

The six URLs are:

  1. www.pawntakespawn.com/sacredbeetle
  2. www.pawntakespawn.com/hallowedbones
  3. www.pawntakespawn.com/sanctified
  4. www.pawntakespawn.com/preciousmetal
  5. www.pawntakespawn.com/magnificentblue
  6. www.pawntakespawn.com/triquest

These URLs contain various chapters. These chapters form a written story about the great underground empire that is within the world of Zork. The URLs mentioned above are written in order from one to six incantations.

Each of these pages contain part of the story, and the letters of the words in these links are circled in red. When you combined all the words, you make up a sentence. For instance, if you go to www.pawntakespawn.com/sacredbeetle. You will see that the first circled letter is "C" in the title "THE BELLICUSE KING."

So that letter "C" is your first word. Moving forward, you have "O" in "Quendor" in the second line of the first paragraph, and then the next one is "N" in the third line of the same section.

The following are the pages seen on respective URLs:

  • www.pawntakespawn.com/sacredbeetle
  • www.pawntakespawn.com/hallowedbones
  • www.pawntakespawn.com/sanctified
  • www.pawntakespawn.com/preciousmetal
  • www.pawntakespawn.com/magnificentblue
  • www.pawntakespawn.com/triquest

You need to note down all of these going across all the links in order, and you will get the following long sentence:

"Construct map from printed intelligence, travel as the crow flies, bring six pictured treasures to the trophy case, and recite incantations."

Zork Map

Before moving forward with this, you should assemble the whole Zork map according to the layout seen on the combined postcards. You can find a high resolution copy of the Zork map here. Once assembled, you will get:

Incantations

If you read the formed sentence, you will notice that it says "Construct map from printed intelligence" that suggests using the map of Zork to come up with something. It also states, "...bring six pictured treasures to trophy case and recite incantations."

These pictured treasures are also part of the postcards. When completed, the postcards also have different pictures. The pictures are of the same treasures that were collected during your Zork playthrough. The six treasures out of all of those collected are (as seen on the postcards):

  1. Scarab
  2. Skull
  3. Bag of Coins
  4. Pot of Gold
  5. Bracelet
  6. Trident

We will come back to Zork later, first we need to come up with the incantations that we will use inside Zork. You can see the incantations numbered from one to six in the form of green sticky notes on each URL.

These incantations are written in the form of the locations found in Zork. One full line is equivalent to a word. For instance, in incantation #1, the first line is Maze(7), Forest Path, Grating Room, Shaft Room, Frigid River(3).

This whole first line is a single word, and the first location that is Maze(7), is a part of the entire letter. This means that if you assemble the map of Zork according to the layout seen in the combined postcards, then you can move from Maze(7) to Frigid River(3) to make up the first letter "M."

Here are the second and third lines drawn from Incantation #1:

Once you've done the same with all six incantations, you will end up with the following words:

  1. MACHINATION
  2. INSIGHT
  3. TRIBUTE
  4. SPECTRUM
  5. AVARICE
  6. TEMPEST

These six incantations will be used in the Zork game.

Back Into Zork

After identifying of all six incantations, you need to head back into Zork and put all the pictured treasures into the trophy case. By now, all the treasure should already be in the trophy case.

If we go back to the original sentence that was created from the circled letters, it states, "...bring six pictured treasures to trophy case and recite incantations." This means that we need to recite the incantations while the treasure is inside the trophy case.

But before reciting these incantations, you need to get into Zork and type "reconnoiter," and you will see a message pop up that reads, "You utter the word 'reconnoiter' and the world seems to subtly shift. You get the feeling that a host of new possibilities have become available to you."

We know we have to say this specific word from the last URL (/triquest) as at the bottom, it states, "Say 'reconnoiter' in the great underground to unlock the use of your six incantations."

Upon reciting each incantation, you will receive a word in return. Each of these incantations is associated with a single treasure piece. Typing each incantation will give you achievements as well.

The following table shows the incantations, associated treasure piece, and the returning words.

Incantation Treasure Returning Word
MACHINATION Scarab FUGAZIFILE
INSIGHT Skull BURNBAG
TRIBUTE Bag of Coins INTELFIRE
SPECTRUM Pot of Gold INFOHAX
AVARICE Bracelet SHREDITALL
TEMPEST Trident GRIDSQUARE

The Reward

The next step includes decoding the QR code (as seen beside the treasure pictures above) that leads to another URL where you can redeem your reward using these words that you got in return. The new URL is www.pawntakespawn.com/invisibletruths. This URL was decoded using the parts of QR codes that came with some of the postcards.

The full QR code was decoded even without receiving the rest of the QR code from Treyarch. This was achieved by one of the discord members of GeekyPastimes, HaxorSnake.

When you go to the site, you will be asked to enter six "keys," and these six keys are the six words that were returned upon reciting the incantations in Zork. After putting all these keys in the blank spaces, you will get a final achievement - "Advanced Pawn."

This achievement will have another link that will take you to your redeem code, which can be used on Call of Duty's official website. Once you've redeemed the code, you will be rewarded with an epic truck skin called "Iron Curtain."

The best part about this last step is that anyone can get their redeem code by going to the site, even if they haven't completed the full Zork game!

Once you've put in the keys, you will notice there are three pictures on the same URL with a note. These pictures are presumably the perks that are going to be included in the new Black Ops Cold War. The perks are assumed to be Dead Silence, Blind-Eye, and Ghost, but it is just an assumption.

List of All Achievments

After the successful completion of this easter egg, you should have 36 achievements. There are a total of 37 achievements, but that is only if you have received a postcard mailed to you by Treyarch. Below is a list of all 36 achievements that you should have:

If you have received a postcard through the mail and a redeem code, then you can go to the top right corner of the achievements list and redeem it. This code is unique for every person they mail the postcards to.

After redeeming the code, you will get the final and 37th achievement called "You've Got Mail."

Hassan Sajid

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  1. There are actually a total of 29 achievements, being the one you don´t hav the butterfingers. Break the egg with something like a knife to get it, and if you receive a code from activision via postmail, you enter it in the redeem code part of the achivements to get the final 30th achievement

      1. They added some new achievements recently. If you are standing in front of the treasure case wile it holds the scarab, crystal skull, bag of coins, pot of gold, bracelet, crystal trident and say "Machination", "Insight", "Tribute", "Spectrum", "Avarice", and "Tempest" you will get 6 achievements and then be able to navigate to another page from the achievements link and be able to type in "FUGAZIFILE", "BURNBAG", "INTELFIRE", "INFOHAX", "SHREDITALL"and "GRIDSQUAR".

        This will unlock a retro skin for the large flatbed truck in Warzone and possibly something in the upcoming black Ops game.

          1. Salam bozorgvar. Agha .... mishe khahesh konam be man bedid in 37 ta achiv k too ghesmate ZORK neveshte faghat 5 tash... Male mobile? Man be Joz emote 5 tasho gereftam AMA meske kamel shodanesh ... ye seriously kar zamane salgard bayard anjem midad? Mese dart.

            Peygir nabasham?
            Maghzam dard bereft
            . Kheyli dost drama bedoonam kamel chi boode.
            Komakam mikonid lotfan?

          2. Hi, I'm really sorry but can you please translate that into English for me so that I may understand your question and answer accordingly, thanks!

          1. Hi Stuart, there are actually a total of 37 achievements in total once you've completed the whole easter egg. This article will be updated soon!

      1. Eaten by a Grue- From Kitchen, "Climb Stairs." Game will prompt that its dark and you could be eaten. Then "North."
        I'm having a blast.

      2. Yup!
        Go into the caves, there's a room called "Gas Chamber" either bring your 'Torch' or Light a match (Matchbook) and you'll go KABOOM!!

        To get the "Eaten by a Grue" achievement, simply turn off your 'Lantern' and enter other rooms. (Or whatever your light source is, Drop it or turn it off.)
        (Since you'll need to be in the dark)

        I Hope this helps! if you need details just let me know! I'll respond. 🙂

        1. Hi, I have unlocked 8 achievements in ZORK TERMINAL. But I want to unlock all of them! How to do that?

          My Achievements:

          Opening Move
          Easter Egg
          With Great Effort
          Bat Repellent
          Night Vision
          Dungeon Delver
          Zork Adventurer
          Armed and Dangerous

  2. So I did everything right, finished the game, but i cant get the rainbow bridge achievement for some reason. tried loading a new game and it didnt work either

    1. Hi Hannes, have you managed to reach the 'end of the rainbow'? Once you're at the end of the rainbow just wave your sceptre. Then it will say that the rainbow appears to be solid. After that just go east and you should get the achievement. You will be on the rainbow at this point.

  3. I just went into a room with bats with red eyes, like Noah's photo had on it. The room had a cable in it. I typed in "take cable" and I got redirected to a page that didn't exist. Has anyone else done something like this yet?

    1. Hey Nathaniel, I'm not sure which page you're talking about because after taking the cable, you can head back to the Smelly Room and head West to enter a new room called Bellows Room. Here you can plug in the cable to start up a machine. The full guide will be up soon!

  4. coloquei as senhas e apareceu a informação que deu tudo certo para abrir a skin do veiculo, mas não parece no COD a skin pra usar no veiculo, sera que fiz algo errado?

    1. Hi Cason, you're not late at all. You can still do it. I am not exactly sure why you cannot put in your email since that should be an option available to you regardless of the achievements being completed.

  5. Hi, I have unlocked 8 achievements in ZORK TERMINAL. But I want to unlock all of them! How to do that?

    My Achievements:

    Opening Move
    Easter Egg
    With Great Effort
    Bat Repellent
    Night Vision
    Dungeon Delver
    Zork Adventurer
    Armed and Dangerous

    1. Hi Shishir, thanks for your comment. To get all other achievements, you will have to complete the full ZORK game and might have to play the game several times in case you miss any.

      We recommend you follow this detailed guide to complete it: http://www.eristic.net/games/infocom/zork1.html

      After that, you can come back here to follow along with the rest of the achievements and ZORK guides.

    1. Hi Stephen. Yes, Breathtaking View is indeed one of the achievements. You can refer to our achievement lists given above to confirm.

  6. Hii so I lost my sword earlier on somehow when I died so now I have no way of killing the troll. Also through my phone I am in the maze while I'm still in the troll room on my laptop. I have logged in both of them. What do I do?

    1. Hi Nirjara, there's no way of knowing where the sword could have been except by going to the locations that you have already visited. When you go to each location, you will get information about the surroundings and what is in that room. Sorry, there's no easier method!

      1. Hey, has anyone figured out the kaboom challenge? I saw someone ask about it but the response I feel like was wrong. I think it is a challenge about the the game kaboom in cod mobile the club. The reason is the clue talks about following the bombers moves closely. I thought maybe Morse code. Anyone have any idea?

        1. Hi, you can get the Kaboom achievement by taking your torch as a light source and entering the Gas Room. YOu will blow yourself up, and that should give you the Kaboom achievement.

  7. I keep being eaten by a grue when I try to do the water and earth part, I've even try to restart all over, but the lantern keeps running out of energy, what do I am doing wrong ?

      1. Hi Kevin, yes there is an easter egg in the new COD Mobile lobby that allows you to get at least 3 codes. We can redeem those codes on the PTP website. The guide for that will be up soon as we have just received an email to redeem COD Mobile codes (as of writing this comment)

    1. Hi, you can get Adler skin in COD Mobile but only if you have pre-ordered Cold War BETA and played it. But for the achievements nothing else.

      1. I guess i can´t send you an att. here. but when oppening one of the prizes or codes, connected with the CoD Mobile i found a new lead photo.

    1. Hi Jack, you must have a sword in your inventory when you go to the Troll Room. Just save before heading inside as it is completely random, and the Troll can kill you.

      Save your game and then head inside the troll room. Once inside, type "Kill troll with sword," and you might have to type that in multiple times. It is completely random either you will kill the troll, or it will kill you. Regardless, you would have saved your game, so you can reload the last saved game by typing "restore" and you can re-try. Good luck!

  8. Hey man ,
    I just got an email from call of duty mobile which is a party of the easter egg .
    The email also has a image of the zork map(a part of it i think) and i am really confuse so i need help

    1. Hi Leo, we will have a full up to date guide very soon explaining all the puzzles ending Pawn Takes Pawn. And yes, we will also have a full list of achievements at the end of it.

        1. Hi Hassan, please i'am stuck here:

          "The room looks strange and unearthly and objects appear indistinct.
          Entrace to Hades
          You are outside a large gateway, on which is inscribed
          Abandon every hope all ye who enter here!
          The Gate is open; through it you can see a desolation, with a pile of mangled bodies in one corner. Thousands of voices, lamenting some hideous fate, can be heard.

          how do i go on? please help me, thanks! 🙂

          1. I Went out and back in zork and it's not the same anymore, now is White Cliffs Beach 🙁 one question, if i do restart, i loss all achivements?

          2. Hi Leo, sorry to get back to you a bit late. But, I think, you've died hence the reason you're in front of "entrance to hades."

            And, no. You will not lose your achievements if you restart your game. Remember, if you have signed into your pawntakespawn account, all the achievements once acquired are saved there. No matter what you do in Zork afterward. Good luck!

  9. I went to the "perseusisoutthere" page and watched the video, but I never get prompted for a password. So when/where do I enter the code to get those rewards?

    1. Hi Timmy, you can enter the password at pawntakespawn.com/colorbound. Make sure you log in to the site to be able to access it.

  10. Hey Hassan, I did the whole beginning zork part, but I never received the email to continue.. now I don’t know what to do.. any advice??

    1. Hi Rumetherex, you get multiple rewards along the way, including vehicle skins for Warzone and, yes, weapon skins for both Warzone and COD Mobile.

      After completing the full Pawn Takes Pawn easter egg, you get a lot more content for Warzone, COD: Mobile, and the upcoming game, Black Ops Cold War.

    1. Hi Ostrander, when you type in the code, were you presented with a screen that gives you a summary of the items redeemed? If yes, then it should definitely be in the game. FYI, it will not show the green light indicating that there is a new item.

      You can go to your weapon (AK-47) gunsmith and find the skin there.

  11. Hello, can someone tell me how I can get achievements "Access Granted and "Discovered Check"? Thank you so much!

    1. Hi Pedro, you can get the "Access Granted" achievement by calling the number that was previously on /deepcover. Even after the site has changed, you can still get the achievement if you call the number. The number is +1 (747) 223-8784

      To get "Discovered Check" you must go to pawntakespawn.com/discoveredcheck and type submit the six codes as mentioned in phase 7 of this guide. The six codes are AIREDALE, HEADWIND, WINDFALL, FREEBOARD, FATHOMS & SEACHANGE. Good luck!

  12. So apparently it's now impossible to get the "Access granted" achievement since the /deepcover page has been updated. I have every achievement except this. TRIGGERED!

    1. Hi Euseppi, some people have reported that they were still able to get 'Access Granted' achievement simply by calling the number +1 (747) 223-8784. Worth a try!

  13. Bonjour,

    Je viens de découvrir le site Pawn Takes Pawn, je n'ai donc aucun succès dessus hormis "Dead Draw"
    Je souhaiterai réaliser l'intégralité de ces défis.
    Avez-vous un guide réunissant l'ensemble de celles-ci.

    Thank you,
    Have a good day 😉

    1. Hi Lise, I'm assuming you're asking about all the achievements that you can get in PawnTakesPawn. First, you can follow our Phase 2 guide to get the first set of achievements. Then, you can go to http://www.eristic.net/games/infocom/zork1.html to complete the full Zork game to acquire the rest of the achievements ONLY related to the Zork game.

      Then, you may follow our guide as it covers all the achievements related to COD. Good luck!

      1. Bonsoir Hassan,

        Je vous remercie pour votre réponse.
        En revanche, durant mon aventure dans le jeu Zork, j'ai malheureusement mangé l'ail...
        De ce fait, sans ail, je ne peux franchir l'endroit avec une chauve-souris...
        OU TROUVER DE L'AIL ?
        De plus, je me suis retrouvé morte, comment ressusciter ??
        En espérant que quelqu'un puisse m'apporter la solution

        1. Hi Lise, I understand that you've eaten the garlic in the game and looking for a way to acquire it again? As far as my knowledge goes, there is no way to get the garlic once you've eaten it, and you may have to restart the game. You can restart the game on your same account, and you won't lose the achievements you have already acquired. So do not worry about the achievements.

          I am not aware of the method that brings you back to life, but once you come back to life, you spawn quite far away from where you die and lose all your items. So it is best if you restart the game.

          Remember to always save your game before doing something or going somewhere that could potentially kill you so that you may restore in case you die. Good luck!

    1. Hi Ruben, the 15 digit code for the safe is 431 371 688 520 954. It is mentioned in our guide as well should you need more information.

  14. StoneySilence in the images, and text, is either incorrect, or has been fixed at this point. I was able to get past the twistedanomalies page by trying "StonySilence", which worked.

    1. Hi Chris, sorry about that. This was a typing mistake on our part. It has been fixed now. You're correct. It is 'StonySilence' without an 'e' before the 'y.'

  15. What is the correct code for Miami? The code listed is "hlingualchaos" and it isn't accepted by the page. The info shows that it should be a 14-letter word and this word is only 13 letters long.

    1. Yeah, there was one letter missing from it. The correct code is 'htlingualchaos'

      It has been fixed in the guide as well. Good luck!

  16. Hey, I had a problem that someone else here had where even though I got the Zork Adventure achievement, I can't access the link to post my mailing address. I keep checking my achievements but it won't show the link. Could you help me figure out what to do?

    1. Hi Lagsicle, I think they have stopped mailing the postcards since that was possibly a limited-time event. Ever since we passed that stage of the easter egg, we haven't had any more postcards being mailed to anyone. I do not expect them to be mailing out any more postcards since the whole Pawn Takes Pawn easter egg has ended.

  17. When I put in the /shardofhistory code in it says that input was not correct and I'm confused because I put it in word for word in. What did I do wrong please help.

  18. When I put in the /shardofhistory code in it says that input was not correct and I'm confused because I put it in word for word in. What did I do wrong please help.

    1. Hi Kwithers, I am not sure where exactly you are putting this as a code. But, this is not a code. It is a URL that you can go to. pawntakespawn.com/shardsofhistory. Also, make sure you do not forget the letter 's' at the end of the 'shards'

      Good luck!

  19. Hi Hassan, for the achievement where you get the crystal skull in zork, I can't use the candles cause apparently, I left them burning by mistake while I was doing other stuff. Even my lantern has begun to dim. Any solution to this please?

    1. Hi Adebayo, it seems there is no way to get the candles back. It is best if you restarted the game. Note that you won't lose any of the achievements that you've earned so far. Only your Zork game progress will be reset.

      About the lantern. After a few turns, the lantern loses its oil as it is consumed to keep it lit. Please make sure you always turn it off when you are not underground or in the cellar. Only turn it on whenever you are going back in.

      Also, save your game occasionally so that you can restore it to the saved game in case something like losing the candles, for example, happens. You can save the game simply by typing "save" and load up the saved game by typing "restore"

      Good luck!

    1. Hi CJ, thanks for your comment. It is not possible to get the "You've Got Mail" achievement anymore. Treyarch mailed postcards to the Pawn Takes Pawn participants during Phase 3 of the easter egg. They do not send those out anymore as the easter egg has concluded, unfortunately. Basically, that postcard contained a redeem code that you could enter to get the "You've Got Mail" achievement. Please check Phase 3 of our guide.