Ready Player One
by Ernest Cline
Ready Player One Chapter 21 Summary
How It All Goes Down
- So where was Art3mis when she found the Jade Key? The artifact Fyndoro's Tablet of Finding lets its owner see where anyone is in the OASIS at any time.
- Surprise, surprise: IOI owns the artifact. When Sixer ships clog up Sector Seven, Wade knows that's where the Jade Key must be hidden.
- Wade thinks the Jade Key riddle must have something to do with John Draper, a famous hacker who, with a plastic whistle from a box of Cap'n Crunch cereal, was able to evade telephone long distance charges (remember those?) in 1972.
- The "trophies" part of the riddle stumps Wade, though. He thinks it must have to do with Halliday's favorite childhood arcade, which has been recreated in the OASIS on a planet creatively called Archaide.
- To get there fast, Parzival takes his starship, the Vonnegut, through a stargate to Archaide.
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