“Two keys unlock the chest of gold That’s made of ones and zeroes” Lukas Stanley’s $1000 riddle

I came across this “digital treasure hunt” created by Lukas Stanley   – apparently the following riddle contains all one needs to discover the (virtual) location of a $1000 prize.

Here is Stanley reading the riddle:

Here is the text:

Two keys unlock the chest of gold
That’s made of ones and zeroes
And the one that holds them both
Will be the thousand dollar hero

The first key is quite standard
Ten cuts, ten pins and turn
But the key is split in three
And must be put together first

Piece number one will call a place
That fits you like a glove
For nothing is as strong or fawning
As a mother’s love

The next plus two is found
Astride a treasure on its own
Spare no expense, search everywhere
Beside a bird that’s rarely thrown

The last part is a tricky one
So play it carefully:
Explode, the strongest wind
No sea legs here, a song by D.D.E.

To find the second key
You need assistance from a man
Whose fortune came as a surprise
While clearing wood upon the land

Then with your newfound knowledge
You must travel through black flame
The place where alchemy’s best is found
Will help you win this game

You need not rise up from your chair
To find what treasure’s hidden there
For each of you is equal
And the competition fair

The best of luck to all who try
For here the hunt begins
Let greed not come between you
Real treasure lies in friends

Two keys unlock the chest of gold
That’s made of ones and zeroes
And the one that holds them both
Will be the thousand dollar hero.

 

Apparently no special knowledge is needed for the solution; no particular knowledge of gaming or computing (the “made of ones and zeroes” simply refers to the “treasure chest” being online). Apparently, although D.D.E. are a Norwegian rock band. There is the inevitable online forum. Unless I am missing something, the riddle has yet to be solved, so perhaps one of my readers can have a go….I am trying to work out “Nothing is as strong or fawning / as a mother’s love” … and “a man whose fortune came as a surprise when clearing wood upon the land”

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