Inexorable Darkness

As hinted by "feeling around in the dark", Braille can be used to decode the first of the 11 squares by dividing the grid into 2x3 segments and reading the white squares as the pips.

This decodes to the message START_HERE_COMBINE_THESE. This is a hint to combine the grids together. The exact method is hinted by "Inexorable" and "logically combined" which is a clue to use an XOR Logic Gate.

Combining the first grid with the second grid (combining the pixels in the same location) gives a new output.

This new grid can again be read via Braille but this time using the black squares as the pips.

This one gives the message BALANCE_BY_MARCIA_BILLIG. Each new grid can again be XORed with the grid following it to give a new grid with a new Braille message (alternate between black and white pips on each grid) to give 10 grids total giving a message with a location.

When completed, 10 Resource locations are identified and compiled below.

SolveCityCountryLocationAddress

1

Washington DC

USA

Balance Sculpture

Maury Elementary School, 1250 Const Ave NE, Washington DC

2

Miami

USA

Bayside Banyan Tree

Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami

3

Hong Kong

China

ChungKing Mansions

36–44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

4

Oakland

USA

Flax Mural By Maskagram

1501 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland

5

New York

USA

Washington Irving Memorial

159 East Dr, Brooklyn, NY

6

Manchester

England

Ishinki Touchstone

Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester

7

Boston

USA

Modern Pastry

257 Hanover St, Boston

8

Sydney

Australia

The Obelisk of Distances

Macquarie Place Park, 36 Bridge Street, Sydney

9

Warsaw

Poland

Orbis Hotel Bracka Globe

Orbis Hotel Bracka 16, 00-028 Warszawa, Poland

10

Philadelphia

USA

Winged Ox on TJU Campus

South side of Walnut just West of 10th

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