Alright so this thread is to discuss Zazul's mysterious "Carnival" house (/house Zazul). And before you decide to skip this long post, please note that it will be extremely helpful and save us a lot of time and trouble if you read the whole thing instead.
To start off, let me introduce to you who Zazul is. Zazul is the Evil and Mysterious Carnival Ring Master. In real life, he is the senior game administrator of player support and customer relations for all AE games.
There are numerous features in his house including alternating doorways leading to various rooms; each with their own unique feature. Going through a door when it is at Z will transfer you to Purgatorio, which is currently unavailable (Purgatorio means Purgatory in Italian). Going through a door when it is at 1 will lead to a room with a spiral telling you to “Obey Zazul”. A door set at 2 will lead to the invisible maze, which will be explained later on. A door set at 3 will lead to the “jail” room which includes a reflected copy of you. And a door set at 4 leads to an outside room where treadmills will push you in the opposite direction.
One of the most notable things in Zazul’s house is the treasure chest within the invisible maze ( How to navigate through the maze) The treasure chest has 4 character slots with 5 different characters (z, 1, 2, 3, and 4). Entering the wrong code will teleport you to "Jail". But you can escape jail by clicking on the dartboard in the room (For some reason, this is currently bugged. The only way to escape the jail is by joining another area)
And as mentioned above, the code has been discoveredby Wolfen to be a 12 digit code consisting of:
Z Z Z Z
1 1 1 3
1 Z Z 1
Entering the code for the chest opens up a merge shop containing Zazul’s 2 personal items; Shave Point (Zazul) and Zazul’s Face. Both of which are listed as test items and require Purgatorio Coins to purchase.
Although neither Pugatorio nor the Purgatorio Coins have been found yet, it has been hinted that they may be accessible in game. So that is our current goal: To locate and prove the existence of Pugatorio and Purgatorio Coins.
The weapon, Shave Point (from the chest) has a description of
"It slices, it dices, it pricks, it rends, it tears, it frightens bears!
Beard today, gone tomorrow!"
The last part is notable for it is almost identical to the description of the (now rare) Barber Class. The bear part may also be relevant.
Zazul's Face on the other does not have a description, but it does have a rarity of Legendary (the highest known rarity) while Shave Point has an unknown rarity.
At the top of the slide on the first screen of the house is a message:
"Seconds in a year divided by sweet, sweet pie" is scratched on the slide.
Sweet, sweet pie might represent the math symbol, pi (3.14…). There are about 31,556,962 seconds in a year, resulting in an answer of about 10,044,893. But it may be a trick riddle and the seconds in a year could be just 12 (January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd etc.) resulting in an answer of about 3.81971863
But, sweet, sweet pie is also the name of a song by Pop Will Eat Itself (track number 29). It is a song that Zazul had tweeted out about on his twitter before so there is a strong possibility of a clue there.
Opening the chest also causes a message to pop up. What it means is still uncertain:
Even though you weren't wearing the right color we decided that no one would ever guess that part of the lock
The jail room has a dartboard with Ulquiorra’s (from Bleach) face on it. Ulquiorra is referred to as number 4 in the manga.
In the conveyer belt room, the room features a similar background as the one from junkyard.
Zazul also featured in both of Herosmash’s Friday the 13th events as the carnival master of the Cirque du Muerte (Circus of Death). In the Carnivorous Clowns of Killdarro challenge, Zazul says random phrases from time to time.
From the January 16/17 AQ3D Development Notes
It came to my attention that several players cracked the code on Zazul's treasure chest in his secret AQWorlds fun house. There is a lot of buzz about this... because they learned of a new zone. But you will have to figure that stuff out for yourself.
Forum Posts from Zazul:
Uh hi! Glad you all like my house!
I didn't know this was being released this weekend, otherwise I would have decorated first... ummm... Really glad everyone likes it. J6 and some of the code team worked hard to bring my wish list to fruition. I won't ruin the surprise by telling anyone the chest code. And you shouldn't tell anyone your password either! Rawr! The Purgatorio map is not being added anytime soon. So... you can keep guessing, but I won't officially confirm anything. I'm not from Spain... umm... did I miss any direct questions?
Officially I am not giving any clues, hints, etc. for helping players get into the chest. You can keep trying, but I'm pretty confident no one will find the secret (at this time.) I have been told I will be added as an NPC at some point in the future and my house is related to some of these plans, but I can't say anything that would be a spoiler for storyline stuff. So you're free to guess, but I will neither confirm or deny. Sound fair?
Tweets from Zazul:
@phoenix_AQW Are you at the ultimate level yet?
@AE_Lifetrain Currently. Unless someone figures out where to get Purgatorio Coins.
@Dante_000 I can see that. Now if only people knew what the code meant... I mean... uh NO HINTS.
@rocker_steltz The path is hidden. The Key is a mystery. I grant you NO HINTS.
@Caolannnbamber The code is now known. All may now open the chest. The secret remains.
@SpeedyTheDrow Oh wow. "Matchless Navarre, the plea of no less weight than Aquitane. A dowry for a queen." But still... no hints.
@RileyOn Haberdasheries Enjoy increased patronage When we shop together.
Feel free to talk about anything else relating to Zazul, his house and his upcoming area. And again, please read this whole post if you haven’t already.
If you wish to suggest something to be added to this first post, simply send me a pm.
Thanks to Wolfen for revealing the code, Coolboypai for the thread format, and everyone else that have contributed and supported this search
Recent quote from Zazul himself!
"Yeah. Cyerso says we can't really do anything with it until next year because so much was planned for this year. I have plenty of ideas but nothing that's been officially approved. Technically I was supposed to be added as an NPC in 2009 during the second lord of Chaos (the twins) but then we moved Battle On in that event and skipped ahead and kind of forgot about that storyline for awhile." ~Zazul
All rules apply, Continue figuring and discussing these very strange mysteries
< Message edited by James Lu -- 12/28/2015 9:06:24 >