On the Subject of Table Madness

The flavor text must be lost in one of these tables...

This module consists of a display with a coordinate, and two bigger displays which can be changed using arrow buttons to select a final coordinate.

Introduction

  • In order to solve this module, you must navigate a mess of tables to find a final coordinate. The arrows can be used to display this final coordinate, and then the screen at the top can be pressed to submit the answer.
  • If you try to submit when the displays are not set to the correct coordinate, you will receive a strike, and nothing will reset on the module.
  • The tables are nested. This means that sometimes a cell in a table refers to a table, and sometimes it refers to a coordinate in a table.
  • In these tables, letters A-E are used as the rows from top to bottom, and numbers 1-5 are used as the columns from left to right. The top left cell of each table is located at position A1.

Untangling the mess

  1. First, find the starting table and cell. The small display in the top left (which is also the submit button) displays the coordinates of the first cell. To get the starting table, use the first letter and first number of the serial number. If the letter is out of the range A-E, convert to the corresponding value A1Z26 and subtract 5 until it is in the range 1-5 then convert back to the corresponding letter A-E. Convert the first number of the serial to a number in the range 1-5 in a similar way. This letter number pair is your starting table.
  2. You will also have to determine the number of iterations. To do this, take all the digits in the serial, and add them together. Subtract or add 3 to the sum until it is in the range 3-5. This is the number of iterations you will have to make through the next section of the manual before you are finished and have a solution.

Down the Rabbit Hole

NOTE: Make sure you perform this series of steps a number of times equal to the number of iterations you found in the previous section.

  1. Find the starting cell in the starting table. Move to the table with the name in this cell.
  2. Look at the same cell in the new table as you did in the starting table. Move to the cell with the coordinate this cell refers to in the same table.
  3. The cell you ended up in the previous step tells you the name of the next table. Head to this table now.
  4. The name of the starting table is the coordinate of the cell you should locate in your current table.
  5. If this is the final iteration, the value of this cell is the solution, otherwise, the value of this cell is the new starting table, and the name of your current table is the coordinate of the new starting cell.

The Pit of Tables

REMINDER: These tables use letters A-E as rows from top to bottom, and values 1-5 as columns from left to right.

Table A1

E4 A3 C5 A1 D5
C4 A5 D1 E3 E1
A4 D2 E2 D4 B2
A2 B4 B5 C3 B1
B3 E5 C2 C1 D3

Table A2

E1 B4 E3 D5 E4
D3 B3 E2 C2 A4
A1 D2 A3 C4 B5
B2 B1 D1 A2 C5
C1 D4 C3 A5 E5

Table A3

C4 A5 C5 E2 C2
D2 A4 E4 D1 E5
B1 D5 D3 B5 A1
B3 B2 C3 A3 B4
E3 C1 E1 D4 A2

Table A4

A2 E4 E5 C4 B3
D3 D5 A1 D2 C5
E2 A5 B4 E1 C2
A3 A4 D1 D4 C1
E3 C3 B5 B2 B1

Table A5

B3 B1 D3 B2 E2
C3 E3 A2 D1 C2
A1 E1 C5 D5 D4
B4 E4 E5 B5 C1
C4 A4 D2 A3 A5

Table B1

C2 D4 C5 A1 C1
E4 D5 D1 B4 C3
A4 A2 D3 C4 A3
E1 A5 E3 B1 B2
D2 B5 B3 E2 E5

Table B2

B2 A3 D3 A4 C3
C1 E4 B5 D5 A1
E2 C2 D1 E5 B3
C5 E1 C4 A5 B1
D4 A2 D2 E3 B4

Table B3

B4 B5 D5 E2 C5
E4 C1 A3 D2 D3
E1 E3 D1 E5 C3
A1 D4 B3 A4 C4
B2 C2 A2 B1 A5

Table B4

E5 A5 D5 C2 C4
E4 B5 A1 A2 C3
D4 D1 D3 B2 E2
C1 E3 D2 A4 E1
B1 B3 B4 A3 C5

The Pit of Tables (cont.)

REMINDER: These tables use letters A-E as rows from top to bottom, and values 1-5 as columns from left to right.

Table B5

A1 A3 C2 C1 D3
B2 E1 D4 A2 C4
C5 E3 D1 B3 E4
D2 B1 A5 C3 E5
D5 B5 B4 E2 A4

Table C1

D5 A5 C3 E5 A1
E2 E4 B3 E1 D4
C5 B5 A2 A3 C2
D2 A4 D3 E3 D1
B2 B1 B4 C1 C4

Table C2

E1 A3 C2 B1 C1
C5 B2 B4 A2 E5
D3 A1 E3 E2 E4
A5 D5 A4 C3 D4
D2 B5 D1 C4 B3

Table C3

A1 D2 E5 D4 D3
B1 B4 E1 A5 D5
D1 B5 A3 C4 C2
B2 E2 A4 C1 C5
E3 C3 A2 E4 B3

Table C4

B2 D4 E1 A2 B3
E2 D5 A3 E3 C3
C1 E5 D2 D1 D3
A1 E4 B5 B1 A4
C5 B4 C4 C2 A5

Table C5

A1 E5 D5 B3 D4
C5 A4 A3 A5 C4
D2 A2 B1 D1 B5
E1 E3 C1 C2 C3
B2 B4 D3 E2 E4

Table D1

D2 D5 A4 B1 E3
E5 E1 A2 E4 C2
A3 C5 A1 C4 C1
D3 A5 E2 B5 B4
B2 D4 B3 D1 C3

Table D2

B1 A1 C4 B3 C2
A2 E1 B4 D2 D4
C3 A4 E5 E2 D1
C1 A3 B5 E4 E3
D5 D3 B2 C5 A5

Table D3

E4 C5 B3 B1 A3
C2 C4 D4 E2 D1
D2 B5 E5 D5 A2
C1 A4 B4 A5 E3
B2 A1 E1 C3 D3

The Pit of Tables (cont.)

REMINDER: These tables use letters A-E as rows from top to bottom, and values 1-5 as columns from left to right.

Table D4

B2 B1 D2 B3 A1
D3 D5 C4 D1 A5
A3 E3 A2 D4 C5
E5 E2 C3 E4 E1
B5 B4 C2 C1 A4

Table D5

A4 D5 B4 D4 B2
E4 B1 E1 C4 A5
A1 E3 B5 C3 D3
A2 C2 B3 E2 C1
D2 C5 D1 E5 A3

Table E1

D4 E3 D5 B3 E2
C4 D3 A4 A1 C2
C3 A3 D2 B4 E1
D1 E4 A2 B5 B2
C5 A5 C1 B1 E5

Table E2

A2 E2 A3 C3 A4
D3 B3 E1 B2 E4
E3 B5 D1 A5 D4
B4 C5 D5 B1 C2
C1 C4 E5 D2 A1

Table E3

D2 D1 A3 C4 E3
C3 B1 E1 B4 D4
D3 C5 C1 B2 A5
A2 D5 E4 B5 B3
A1 E5 C2 A4 E2

Table E4

A2 B5 A1 C1 B2
E1 D4 A4 C3 B4
C5 D5 B3 A3 E4
E5 E3 D1 D2 C2
C4 D3 E2 B1 A5

Table E5

B1 D5 C2 B2 D2
D3 B4 C3 A2 C1
B5 E5 A4 C4 A3
A5 B3 E3 E1 A1
E2 E4 C5 D4 D1