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This puzzle uses the word list (or runes) on the bottom of the page to fill out each missing letter on the top of the page... in order. For example, if the first rune is "CLEW" and the second rune is "MOTE", then the first translated word you'd put at the top is "WELCOME" (taking the WELC from CLEW and the OME from MOTE). After finishing the word WELCOME, you'd be left over with the letter "T" from MOTE, so your next word must start with T before adding more letters from whatever the third rune might be.
The order of the runes goes from TOP to BOTTOM, LEFT to RIGHT.
If you get stuck, remember that there are a total of 8 missing letters from the rune list on the bottom. Going back to the WELCOME example above, if the first word was "CEL" and the second word was "MOTE", you'd still get WELCOME as your answer (we'd just be missing one letter from the word), and we'd know that "W" was one of the keyword letters!
The first three words are: "VALHALLA IS THE"
The first missing letter you'll come across is a "T"
The first phrase is: "VALHALLA IS THE GREAT HALL OF ODIN WHEREIN HE FEASTS WITH HIS CHOSEN HEROES...
The full solution and keyword is found in the next block of text. If you do not wish to be spoiled, please do not continue.
Valhalla is the great hall of Odin, wherein he feasts with his chosen heroes, all those who have fallen bravely in battle, for all who die a peaceful death are excluded. When the heroes are not feasting they amuse themselves with fighting. They ride out into the court or field and fight until they cut each other in pieces. This is their pastime; but when meal time comes they recover from their wounds and return to feast in Valhalla.
The following words contain part of the keyword:
- T - WITH
- W - WHO
- I - DIE
- L - EXCLUDED
- I - INTO
- G - FIGHT
- H - THEY
- T - FEAST