On the Subject of The Giant’s Drink

"He never guessed right. Sometimes his head was dissolved. Sometimes he caught on fire. Sometimes he fell in and drowned. Sometimes he fell out, turned green, and rotted away. It was always ghastly, and the Giant always laughed."

  • The module consists of two goblets. One is safe and the other is poisoned. To disarm the module, drink from the safe goblet. Drinking from the poisoned goblet will cause a strike. Although goblets will not change upon a strike, the drinks inside them may.
  • Use the dichotomous key table below to determine which goblet is poisoned. Start at key 0.
0 Is the number of strikes even?
YES Primary: Left goblet. Go to 1.
NO Primary: Right goblet. Go to 1.
1 Is the primary goblet made of silver or gold?
YES Go to 2.
NO Go to 17.
2 Does the primary goblet have eight or more gems?
YES Go to 3.
NO Go to 10.
3 Are the primary goblet’s gems diamonds, rubies or sapphires?
YES Go to 4.
NO Go to 7.
4 Are the goblets made of the same material?
YES Go to 5.
NO Go to 6.
5 Is the primary goblet’s liquid red or blue?
YES Primary goblet is safe.
NO Primary goblet is poisoned.
6 Is the primary goblet’s liquid green or orange?
YES Left goblet is poisoned.
NO Left goblet is safe.
7 Is the primary goblet’s liquid purple or cyan?
YES Go to 8.
NO Go to 9.
8 Are the primary goblet’s gems the same color as its liquid?
YES Right goblet is poisoned.
NO Right goblet is safe.
9 Do both goblets have the same shape?
YES Primary goblet is poisoned.
NO Primary goblet is safe.
10 Is the primary goblet shorter than the other goblet?
YES Go to 11.
NO Go to 14.
11 Are the primary goblet’s gems emeralds, ambers or amethysts?
YES Go to 12.
NO Go to 13.
12 Is the primary goblet’s liquid red or orange?
YES Right goblet is safe.
NO Right goblet is poisoned.
13 Is the primary goblet’s liquid green or purple?
YES Primary goblet is poisoned.
NO Primary goblet is safe.
14 Does the primary goblet’s bowl have gems on it?
YES Go to 15.
NO Go to 16.
15 Are the primary goblet’s gems diamonds, aquamarines or onyx?
YES Primary goblet is safe.
NO Primary goblet is poisoned.
16 Do both goblets have the same gems?
YES Left goblet is safe.
NO Left goblet is poisoned.
17 Is the primary goblet taller than the other goblet?
YES Go to 18.
NO Go to 25.
18 Is the primary goblet’s liquid blue or cyan?
YES Go to 19.
NO Go to 22.
19 Does the primary goblet have seven or less gems?
YES Go to 20.
NO Go to 21.
20 Are the primary goblet’s gems rubies, emeralds or onyx?
YES Left goblet is poisoned.
NO Left goblet is safe.
21 Are the primary goblet’s gems sapphires, ambers or aquamarines?
YES Primary goblet is safe.
NO Primary goblet is poisoned.
22 Are the primary goblet’s gems rubies, amethysts or onyx?
YES Go to 23.
NO Go to 24.
23 Is the primary goblet made of bronze?
YES Primary goblet is poisoned.
NO Primary goblet is safe.
24 Is the primary goblet made of iron?
YES Right goblet is safe.
NO Right goblet is poisoned.
25 Does the primary goblet’s base have gems on it?
YES Go to 26.
NO Go to 29.
26 Are the primary goblet’s gems sapphires, emeralds or amethysts?
YES Go to 27.
NO Go to 28.
27 Is the primary goblet’s liquid red or purple?
YES Primary goblet is poisoned.
NO Primary goblet is safe.
28 Is the primary goblet’s liquid green or cyan?
YES Right goblet is poisoned.
NO Right goblet is safe.
29 Is the primary goblet’s liquid blue or orange?
YES Go to 30.
NO Go to 31.
30 Are the primary goblet’s gems diamonds, ambers or onyx?
YES Left goblet is safe.
NO Left goblet is poisoned.
31 Are the primary goblet’s gems rubies, amethysts or aquamarines?
YES Primary goblet is safe.
NO Primary goblet is poisoned.
Materials
Gold (Yellow)
Silver (Light Grey)
Bronze (Brown)
Iron (Dark Grey)
Gems
Diamond (White)
Ruby (Red)
Sapphire (Blue)
Emerald (Green)
Amber (Yellow)
Amethyst (Purple)
Aquamarine (Cyan)
Onyx (Black)
Liquids
Red
Blue
Green
Orange
Purple
Cyan