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#217:Tower of Cubes

Season:  1
Number:  217
Wave:  1
Color:  black
Suit:  pixel suit
Corner:  top left corner
Card's Points:  55
Card Group's Points:  220
Reverse:  map reverse
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Perplex City is home to many strange groups and organizations; perhaps none stranger than the Brotherhood of the Six, who revere and venerate the Cube. In the centre of their temple, in the heart of the old city, is a structure they call the "Tower of Cubes". It consists of 3 poles and 36 cubes of diminishing size, each with a hole through the centre.

At the beginning of time, so it is said, all the cubes were arranged in perfect order on the first, black pole. It is the duty of the Brotherhood to transfer all the cubes so that they sit, in perfect order, on the final, white pole. Various rules govern this holy activity. A larger cube can never sit on top of a smaller one, and only one cube may be transferred at one time; it is not permitted to hold a cube in one's hand, or to place it anywhere other than one of the poles.

According to ancient prophecy, when the cubes are all arranged on the white pole, the universe will be aligned in perfect harmony and there will be an end to all sorrow and grief. If one cube is transferred every minute, how long will it take for this blissful state of affairs to come to pass?

The principal library in the Old Town (with the exception of the Academy Library), the Radian Library has over six floors of shelves and reading rooms. The library is open to the public seven days a week and specialises in fiction and historical records.

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PXCCC 2.0 2007-03-05 22:48:09 PST