Arqualea is a riddle game, open to all for free. The principle is simple: A season that lasts 10 weeks, a new riddle is posted on a weekly basis, and players are ranked according to a point rating scale. To solve the riddles, you need to be clever and know how to search the web. No knowledge of math, history, science or literature is required, just your own intellect.

At the end of the season, the growing jackpot is shared among players as established in the rating scale.

My name is Kaleb Simeon. I am a tracker.
I'm not from your world, I just got here a few weeks ago.
I am from Miren, a planet located far beyond your solar system, but in the same galaxy.
Miren is a planet with oxygen, very akin to yours, although smaller. fewer inhabitants and conflicts have led Miren to achieve a level of technological knowledge significantly higher than yours. But every silver lining as a cloud. Little by little, overpopulation, exploitation of resources and even the technical progress led us to suffer from climate change. The universe needs to balance it out.

A little over one hundred years ago, our great council entrusted our best scientist, a man named Milos Barzin, with the mission of adressing this problem.
Milos Barzin was a researcher, chemist and physicist, the greatest genius of his time and perhaps of all time. In his entourage, he was said to have gone crazy since the tragic lost his wife, Arqualea.
But his reputation was so impeccable that our council placed its trust in him.
To say that Barzin did a good job would be far below the truth. In two years, he designed, tested and implemented a space belt consisting of 10 particle cannons responsible for maintaining the balance of our atmosphere. Within a few months, the first signs of global warming faded. Science shielded us from Mother Nature.
Ecstatic, the council accepted Milos Barzin's wish to name the device Arqualea. But after a few months and the atmosphere under control, Milos Barzin asked the council to compensate his work. He demanded, for himself and his offspring (Barzin had a daughter) to collect an annuity worth 1% of the wealth produced by the planet he had saved.

Given Barzin's astronomical demands, the council issued an arrest warrant against him. But he managed to escape from behind bars. Still, the trackers of that time could locate the trajectory of his ship, it was going towards your planet, the Earth. But at that time, it took almost 90 years of cryogenic stasis to reach such a destination. The Arqualea device was working, the engineers tasked with the maintenance and supervision were trained and skilled, it wasn't ethical to pursue Milos Barzin in his exile.
The following generations continued to benefit from our technological development, they were protected by the Arqualea device. Surely, our natural atmosphere was suffering more and more, but it was constantly balanced by the artificial shield created by the 10 particle cannons. Freed from the threat, we practically forgot about it.

But a few years ago, engineers noticed that the shield was beginning to lose its effectiveness. Then, they discovered that Milos Barzin had incorporated a programmed process of obsolescence into his cannons. When this process activated, our protective shield would gradually become less efficient, and eventually leave us to the merciless blaze of our sun.
In his madness, Milos Barzin had planned to let Arqualea function for as long as it was necessary to complete his journey to Earth, so he could witness, from a distance, the agony of the world that had so poorly rewarded him for his efforts.
The order of the trackers instructed me to look for him and obtain the 10 keys thar unlock the particle cannons. Fortunately, our space travel capabilities have made great progress, and it only took me one of your years to arrive on Earth.
I recently tracked one of Milos Barzin's laboratories. There is no doubt that the mirenean technology is very different from yours. I did not find the codes there but I got my hands on a booklet with 10 riddles. It clearly states that solving these riddles will give each of the codes for the Arqualea device.
I will find Milos Barzin. Wherever he is, I'll find him, I'm a tracker, that's my specialty. But I can't solve these riddles. They make references to your history, your geography, the events of the past and present, people or figures from the past. I urgently need to get the codes for the engineers so that they can reprogram the particle guns. But I don't know your world, I need your help.
The Trackers Order has authorized me to recruit apprentices here. They will be responsible for solving these riddles. In the laboratory, Milos Barzin has left a large sum of earthly money, wich will be distributed to the most perceptive apprentices.

From time to time, I will be able to help you in your quest, in my own way, by obtaining additional information from the laboratory's mirenian computers. All apprentices will have a mirenian account which they can replenish by exchanging the terrestrial for mirenians if comes down to it. This account will allow you to turn on the computers in order to get help. But watch out! The order of the trackers is governed by a code and a set of rules, and anyone who does not respect them will be evicted. Friends of the Earth, Miren needs you. Every day, the solar blaze get closer and closer. Our fate is in your hands. Join the adventure, become a tracker and use your mind for the sake of our planet.

Your friend,

Kaleb Simeon

- The goal of the game is to solve 10 riddles. From the game’s launch onwards, each riddle will be posted , at 12 PM GMT , on the same day every week.
- Signing up is free, and everyone is welcome to join in the fun . The site and the riddles will be available in both French and English.
- Each player is entitled to one answer per riddle. It will be possible to acquire codes that grant additional answer slots, up to 4 per riddle.
- Players will also be able to find clues, either through our partners, or by acquiring them using their mirenean currency account.
- To uphold the tracker's fairness, clues will only be available 48 hours after the release of the weekly riddle.
- The answer to the riddles will not be revealed over the 10 weeks of the game's duration. At the end of the game, a book will be published, revealing the answer to the riddles and the steps taken to solve them.
- The contestants will have to prove their identity with real information . This is because, in case they win, they actually have to exist in order to be paid. Moreover , fake accounts are forbidden . Anyone using multiple accounts or fake accounts to play will have their accounts banned from the game and potential earnings.
- Players are free to close their account at any time,but they would lose all their answers and any points they would have ever gotten.
-In case of any anomaly linked to the operation of the game (hacking, collusion, misuse of the rules or the spirit of the game), the game will be suspended until the resolution of the problem.
If the incident takes place and it’s impossible to be solved before the start of the regular season, the game will either be postponed or cancelled. No refunds will be made unless the incident is due to the sole and exclusive responsibility of the organizers. If the incident occurs during the regular season and cannot be resolved before the end of the game, the rankings will be frozen to the day prior to the incident.
- TThe jackpot could potentially grow bigger . The initial value of the jackpot is worth $10,000. However, every time a partner (sponsor) provides financial support to the game, 100% of the amount of their funding (excluding fees) will be added to the jackpot. Similarly, 50% of the amount spent by players from their mirenan currency account will be added to the jackpot. The amount of the jackpot distributed will be fixed on the last official day of the game at 12 PM GMT. - The organizers reserve the right to cancel or postpone the game at any time, either because fraud is detected or the number of players/ partners is insufficient to ensure the continuity of the game. This will be detailed in the paragraph “Course of the game”

Course of the game

Schedule

The game will take place along three distinct periods:

1/ Training camp (approximately 6 months before the beginning of the season)

Players can sign up and practice solving this month's practice riddle. Each time they log in, they will receive 1 mirenan (ingame currency) on their account, up to a limit of one login per 24 hours.
The proposed riddles will not earn you points for the season.
It is not possible to exchange terrestrial money for mirenans.
It is possible to obtain clues or slots within the limit of the available mirenans on the account and the boundaries limits authorized by the game (5 clues and 4 answer slots per riddle).
The game can be postponed or stopped at any time by the organizers for any reason.

2/ Pre-season (approximately 3 month before the beginning of the season)

Players can sign up and practice solving pre-season training riddles. Each time they log in, they will receive 1 mirenan (in-game currency) on their account (1 mirenan every 24 hours).
The proposed riddles do not earn you points for the season
The riddles will be used to earn points for the preseason's ranking according to the same scale as the season. The preseason ranking is specific to this period and leads up to the preseason awards. The ranking is reset at the beginning of the season and the earnings distributed.

Ranking of the
fastest players to get
the accurate answer
Cash prize distributed at the end of the game
1st$600
2nd$360
3rd$240
From 4th to 20th place, players will receive mirenans which will come in handy for the next seasons.


It is possible to exchange earth money for mirenans.
It is possible to obtain clues or slots within the boundaries authorized by the game (5 clues and 4 answer slots per riddle).
The game can be postponed or cancelled due to fraud. Once considered as financially sustainable, it can no longer be cancelled for financial reasons.
The game can be postponed or cancelled due to fraud. Once considered as financially sustainable, it can no longer be cancelled for financial reasons.
3/ Regular season

Players can sign up and try practice solving this week’s training practice riddle. Each time they log in, they will receive 1 mirenan (in-game currency) on their account (1 mirenan every 24 hours).
The riddles will earn you points for the season's ranking according to the scale below.
It is possible to exchange terrestrial money for mirenans.
It is possible to obtain clues or slots within the boundaries authorized by the game (5 clues and 4 answer slots per riddle).
The game can be postponed or cancelled due to fraud. Once considered as financially sustainable, it can no longer be cancelled for financial reasons.

- Each week, the players will uncover a new riddle. They will be able to provide their answers to the riddle from its release until the end of the game. For each correct answer (there is only one per riddle), a scale of points will come into play . The scale will be different depending on the timing of the answer . The scale will depend on how quickly the answer is given. No points will be awarded during the “Training camp” period. Points are only awarded for correct answers, based on the recorded date of the answer and following to the scale below.

Scale of points

Ranking of the
fastest players to get
the accurate answer
Riddle release weekFollowing weeks
1st 250 points120 points
2nd180 points80 points
3rd150 points60 points
4th120 points50 points
5th100 points40 points
6th80 points30 points
7th50 points20 points
8th20 points10 points
9th and below 10 points5 points

- Players will be able to see on their account the total number of points awarded to them. This is a personal indicator to find out if the user got the answer right . However, this information is updated only once a day. The time spent solving a riddle is critical to the ranking, so don't be afraid to give other answers when you're not sure of the code you've inferred.
- Sharing riddle-solving clues is strictly forbidden. In any case, it would be counterproductive since you would be helping your rivals .
- An anonymous top 10 ranking will be published and updated daily on the site.

Earnings scale

At the end of the game, the entire game prize pool will be distributed to the players following the scale below.

Ranking of the
fastest players to get
the accurate answer
Part of the cash prize distributed at the end of the game
1st50 %
2nd20 %
3rd10 %
4th8 %
5th5%
6th4%
7th2%
8th1%
Players ranked from 9th to 50th place receive mirenans that will come in handy for the next seasons.


- To offer the deepest motivation to players and stimulate their perceptivity, partners will be asked to support the game. These partners may act as sponsors or be authorized to offer joker codes, clues or slots.
- The entirety of the funds granted by the partners will be added to the cash prize ( excluding fees), and distributed to the players after tax deductions or regulatory levies.