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The Dragon Slayer

Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.


Puzzle ID:#46993
Fun:*** (3.08)
Difficulty:** (1.83)
Submitted By:griphookph***!!!
Corrected By:xdbtcp




Victor the Viking lived in a distant land inhabited by dragons and sea monsters.

The dragon population later became a threat to the kingdom. The King, who married Victor's sister and made her his queen, announced a contest. The warrior who could kill the most number of dragons from sunrise to sunset of next Sunday would be declared winner and marry the King's only daughter.

On the eve of the contest, Gringo the Gorgeous, first born of and heir to the King, slept early to conserve his energy with his sharpened ax beside him.

Victor the Viking, who almost forgot his ax and shield, rode his black gelding into the forbidden forest and camped there overnight to gain a headstart.

Abner the Able spent the night in his house sharpening his spatha and polishing his bronze shield. he had his squire prepare his stallion for the contest.

Brav the Bold woke up very late the morning of the contest and had to ride his horse like crazy to catch up with the others.

Igor the Terrible, the only warrior who used two weapons was able to kill 4 dragons with his ax and 5 dragons with his spear.

At the wedding dinner hosted by the king later that evening, the winner, who killed more than a half dozen dragons with his ax, and his proud parents were honored by the King.

The winner's horse was castrated and retired from duty. The winner's bronze shield was permanently displayed in the King's Hall.

Who won the contest?


Brav the Bold won the contest. (by process of elimination)

Gringo the Gorgeous, first born of the king, could not be the winner because the winner was not the king's son. The winner and his parents were honored by the King.

Abner the Able, whose only weapon was a spatha( a sword) could not be the winner because the winner used an ax to kill dragons. Only Igor used two weapons.

Igor the Terrible, who killed only 4 dragons with his ax (and 5 dragons with his spear), could not be the winner because the winner killed more than a half dozen dragons with his ax.

Victor the Viking, whose horse was a gelding(castrated horse), could not be the winner because the winner's horse was castrated after the contest.

Brav the Bold must have killed at least 10 dragons because Igor killed a total of 9. More than a half dozen means a number greater than 6, including 10.


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May 14, 2010

So, the guy marries his sister and castrates a horse?? Yikes.
May 14, 2010

Ok, maybe change it to say he married Victor's sister...
Jun 03, 2010

Very logical!

Good teaser
Jan 18, 2011

"Castrate" means "retire"

And didn't Abner the able have a bronze
Apr 05, 2011

So did he, I guess.

Anyways, nice teaser.
Feb 23, 2013

I got it right. I'd eliminated Victor the Viking for a different reason though. He wasn't going to marry his sister's daughter now was he? That would be incest.
Aug 05, 2014

I would have thought that Victor and especially Gringo would not participate, since Victor would be marrying his niece, and Gringo his own sister!

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