"WHAT SEEST THOU ELSE, LIAR, IN THE DARK BACKWARD AND ABYSM OF TIME?
Zlam abte hm ksull ziizov xhx shesm?"
He wasn't subtle about the codeword though; the word "Death" was carved into the blade of the knife, even someone as utterly oblivious as me could have figured that out. The decoded message was this riddle;
"What type of house weighs the least?"
Again, even a dumbass like me didn't have to think too hard for that one; a lighthouse. Is it just me or have the riddles gotten easier as time goes by? What's the deal with that?
Anyway, the tire situation has delayed us a couple of days, but we'll be back on the road soon. Peace.