This raven image was posted on /b/, /general/, /r9k/, /pol/ and probably some other boards here.
It was also posted on 4/pol/ and probably some other boards there too, I didn't care to check.
68 74 74 70 3a 2f 2f 62 69 74 2e 6c 79 2f 32 51 4c 6f 55 39 61
This is hex code. When converted to ASCII you get:
Which, when unshortened, leads to:
If you're too bitch to download the txt, it's "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe. Here it is on pastebin:
The image, when downloaded will reveal more URLs if the file extension is changed to .txt. These links which lead to more text files are in at the bottom of the file (Pastebin included if you don't want to download):
Each of those links contain other text files, pastebins of the files are here if you don't want to dl:
The Final.txt: https://pastebin.com/VBweLygt
(Side note: A Faggit user was found with a similar name and a single post referencing this puzzle):
The Chief Beefeater is in need of your assistance. You must seek the seven ravens and collect each of the key (given to you by the ravens) as proof of your encounter with them. The seven keys combined (with all letters in lowercase and without a space between them) would give you the pass.
"Chief Beefeater" is a reference to this:
Anyways, in "The Final.txt" another Hex code is found:
68 74 74 70 3a 2f 2f 62 69 74 2e 6c 79 2f 32 51 4a 49 6a 72 33
Which translates to:
Which leads to:
The archive is password protected. The riddle basically says calls for a perfect totient number which consists of the smallest magic square which uses only 1 and prime numbers. Literally 111.
The words for each piece can be wiki'd so it's actually pretty easy. Once you have that, follow the instructions from the txt files and string it all together for the password:
Inside the archive is pic related ("From_one_Crown_to_Another.jpg"). Download and change the extension to .txt, and you'll find this at the bottom:
26.9131 N, 89.0836 E
livre: 9780906026557, 9789812611895, 9780906026328, 9781932476217
Here's the link to the coordinates (Samtse, Bhutan):
December 17th is "National Day" in Bhutan.
If you look up the "livre" numbers as ISBN, you get this:
Raven Crown By: Michael Aris
The Raven Crown : The Origins of Buddhist Monarchy in Bhutan By: Michael Aris
The Raven Crown: The Origins of Buddhist Monarchy in BhutanBy: Michael Aris with a different publisher
The Raven Crown: The Origins of Buddhist Monarchy in Bhutan By: Michael Aris again with a different publisher
Seems pretty gay so far.
Well, at this point, anons have been reaching out to the Faggit user (Seems to be the GM)
See pic related ("notcap121.png")
Raven1907 edited his post and added this:
For those that have made thus far. You'll have to wait for a few days.
Oh and here's something of a reward i guess. Courtesy:Shodan
Clicking the URL Raven1907 posted leads to an FTP serever:
I haven't looked through all of it but it just seems to be a bunch of warez. Kinda stupid. See third image posted ("ftp_server.png")
That's about all there is to it so far. If you want a distraction, and want to help them solve whatever it is, go shit up their threads: