~Japanese Magnolias, known for the flowers that come before the leaves~
These trees remind me of the Japanese Cherry blossom flower we use as our desktop icon and in our intro splash screen in Shadow at the Water's Edge. So pretty!
Today was such a nice day, that one of our meetings concerning ND#27 was held outside on the picnic table. Good times!
I suppose I could drag out the weekend puzzle another day by giving you another hint, but I think I shall give it to you. Here is the solution:
First you solve the top by reading it as you would [a rail fence cipher]. Then you read the page on our website on Tomb of the Lost Queen of [the character profiles] to find who I am referring to. The answer is [Dylan]. The X is just a placeholder and means nothing. Next, place that name on the 5 spaces provided above the columns. Follow the directions below the columns by [placing each string of letters vertically under the appropriate letter]. Hint: the first string of letters, WTYLN would go under the [A column]. Once you place each string of letters in the right location, you should be able to read left to right, top to bottom this final answer [The weight is key to unlocking]. Another hint about things inside of Tomb of the Lost Queen, for you to remember later. ;)