Fables Puzzle Answer: CLAUDIUS By Todd Roshak

 

The key to the puzzle is the sentence about the LAST story being the BEST, and that the name of the puzzle is ROMAN.

 

Taking the last word from each sentence in the story, you get the following words. Translating them into Latin gives you the following:

 

Key Word

Latin Translation

Snake

ANGUIS

Fire

IGNIS

Thorn

SPINA (or SENTIS)

Shell

CONCHA

Hook

UNCUS

Dolphin

DELPHINUS

Grapes

UVAE

Moon

LUNA

 

The eight first letters of the Latin names are an anagram of CLAUDIUS.

 

Hints

1)      What are the notable qualities of the commander?

2)      What is special about the story?

3)      What is the name of the puzzle?