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Sands of Salzaar – Dakn Tournament Riddle Answers

Sands of Salzaar - Dakn Tournament Riddle Answers

If you’re looking for answers to the three Dakn Tournament riddles, you’re in the right place. For those that don’t know, once you get the Jamal City Treasure mission, you have a limited amount of time to complete it. Upon finding Ribya at the Triptych Rock (East Outpost), in Crying Rock, you’ll have to answer a few riddles to continue on.

Dakn Tournament Riddle Answers

Chicken Riddle Answer

Sands of Salzaar - Chicken Riddle

Riddle: First question. There are chickens and rabbits together. In total, there are 16 animals with 44 legs. How many chickens are there and how many rabbits are there?

Answer: 10 Chickens, 6 Rabbits.

The answer to this riddle is because chickens have two legs and rabbits have four legs. Multiplying 10 chickens by 2 gives you 20 legs. Then, multiplying 6 rabbits by 4 gives you 24 legs. Add the two together and you get 44 legs.

Silk Riddle Answer

Sands of Salzaar - Silk Riddle

Riddle: Second question. There are four colors of silk in a box. Everyone can take one to two rolls. If a person takes two rolls then the rolls must be different colors. What is the lowest number of people who must take silk rolls to ensure that three people have the exact same number of rolls and in the same colors? (Regardless of the order they acquire silk)

Answer: 21 people

This seems to be a probability riddle/question that you may be able to figure out better than I can. Personally, I guessed and got lucky that it let me continue the mission.

Statue Riddle Answer

Sands of Salzaar - Statue Riddle

Riddle: Third question: A statue was planned to be built by 40 people and completed in 15 days. If it were to be completed 3 days earlier, how many more people do you need?

Answer: 10 people

The math behind this riddle is multiplying the people by the days required to get your answer. First, we know 40 times 15 equals 600. So if we add each answer to the original 40 number of people and then multiply it by the new amount of days (12), we’ll get our answer when it equals 600. Therefore, the answer is 10 people, found after multiplying 50 by 12.

Once you’ve finished answering the Dakn Guard’s riddles, he’ll give you a number of opponents to beat. This appears to be based on your answers. The ones above will lead to having to fight one opponent. So if you have different results, be sure to let us know in the comments below the article.

Aiding the Dakn or the Akhal

Sands of Salzaar - Dakn Tournament Choices

Once you’ve finished both the riddles and the fighting portion of the Dakn Tournament, you’ll be faced with a decision. First, it’s important to notice the distinction that the Dakn is referring to Ribya. And the Akhal is referring to Bahat. Depending on your choice, you’ll gain positive reputation with the one you aid and a small negative amount with other factions. Aiding the Dakn will result in a reputation boost of 10 with The Dakn faction and goods worth around 350 Utar.

I hope this overall guide helps you complete the Dakn Tournament in Sands of Salzaar. If you have any other questions regarding the game, feel free to ask in the comments below the article. And if you’re not sure how to heal your units, check out our other guide here.

Sands of Salzaar released for PC via Steam Early Access on January 2, 2020, with the Chinese language first. It received an English translation update on September 22, 2020. The Chinese translation of the game’s name is 部落与弯刀.


Tuesday 27th of October 2020

I aided neither of them, and stole the treasure while they fought each other. You get negitive 10 for both, and +1 for the other factions :D


Thursday 29th of October 2020

What is the treasure that you can steal?

Jeffrey Lerman

Wednesday 28th of October 2020

Good to know that's one of the options haha.

Rudi Kroiß

Monday 5th of October 2020

Hi, at the second quiz. there are 10 diffrent possibilities (The colors are only examples)

red red+blue red+green red+black blue blue+green blue+black green green+black black

if they are 20 people with very bad luck, then there are 10 people who have a second one with the same silk. That means the next person, no matter what they take, is the triplet


Friday 15th of July 2022

@John, the key word is gaurantees. Those 3 people could take different colors/numbers of silks, so that isn't a gaurantee.


Monday 17th of January 2022

There is zero stipulation on what happens if they take a single roll. The answer is 3. Only if they take 2 must there be unique rolls. If everyone takes a single roll, they can all take the same color and be done in 3. Dumb, fucking, question.

Unspeakable Elvis

Friday 9th of October 2020

Why you are talking like a warlock?

Francisco Leiva

Friday 2nd of October 2020

Nice work, it really helped me. Awesome game by te way, I expect developers to keep working on it it is so fun to play.

Jeffrey Lerman

Friday 2nd of October 2020

Glad to hear Francisco! And I agree, I'd love to see them continue working on it. I'm glad they're having success with the English version too. It's sure to bring it more polish and hopefully content too!