Introducing the Petraenigma

Petraenigma \,pe-trə-‘nig-ma\ n [GK pétrā (“rock” or “stone”) + aínigma (“riddle”)] : A stone monument topped with a brass plaque that was erected by the members of Cabal Fang on Palm Sunday 2021.  The stone embodies twelve concealed riddles and answers, all of which are revealed only to elders of Cabal Fang martial arts.


After teasing since last year (see here and here) I’m pleased to announce that the Petraenigma it is 100% complete.

What is it?  Well, it’s a riddle in stone.  Athanor Spider and I tossed around ideas for five years or so but didn’t get serious until August of 2020.  Construction was soon done, but it took quite a while to get the brass plaque complete.

I know what you’re thinking — if the riddles and their solutions are only supposed to be available to elders, what’s up with Athanor Spider being involved in its production?   Two comments on that score.  First, he’s been eligible to be advanced to elder for several years — he just keeps putting off the final test.  Second, I made sure he doesn’t have all the riddles and answers.  I embedded a few that even he doesn’t know.

Look at the pictures.  Try to identify twelve riddles.  And if you find them, see if you can decipher their answers.  If you can’t, perhaps you’d like to enroll in the Cabal Fang Hermit Path Distance Learning Program.  When you get to be an elder, all you have to do is come to Virginia and look in the Elder’s Book of Secrets which is in the Chest of Mysteries.

Nothing to it.



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