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The Grand Castle

The Scottish Display

by Jan Chong, Ian Tullis (original concept)

Start with each line of triplets, ignoring the colors for now. Each set of triplets can be arranged to form a line from the play Macbeth, with an extra letter randomly inserted. Re-ordering by scene:

DFO FAI FOU IRA LAN RIS SFA ULI Fair is foul, and foul is fair: 1 A
ALL D ERN ISS LAS LIE OFK OWG PDG SAN SES UPP Of kerns and gallowglasses is supplied 2 P
ATH BLE BUB EAR HAS PER SAS THE THE THH WAT The earth hath bubbles, as the water has 3 P
ACK AND DEE EEM ESI HTS LET LIG LPD NOT RES YBL Let not light see my black and deep desires: 4 L
CES DPA EAC GET MOR ORE PTH SAN SE SSA STO YPU Stop up the access and passage to remorse, 5 Y
EA ERE IEZ ING LLS LYH NOJ SME UTT WOO YFR Smells wooingly here: no jutty, frieze, 6 A
BUT CE EST EWY GET ICK ING OTH OUR PCO PLA SCR URA But screw your courage to the sticking-place, 7 P
DPS EAM EEW EIR ERS IDR IGH IST STN THE THR TLA TOF I dreamt last night of the three weird sisters: 8 P
ARD AVO ECR EEP GHT HOU IHE MET NOM ORE RIC YSL Methought I heard a voice cry 'Sleep no more! 9 R
AND ARU ASO DER EAL ELL GTH MBO MUR N RIN TRE Ring the alarum-bell. Murder and treason! 10 O
ATA BYA GOW KIL LD LHA MOU PND SIN WAS WKD Was by a mousing owl hawk'd at and kill'd. 11 P
ARE ATE CLE EMI GSA HSW NDD OUG PT RRU SRH VES WOL Shoughs, water-rugs and demi-wolves, are clept 12 R
AVE ENO HDT HES ISC IT LLD NAK OTC TKI WEH We have scotch'd the snake, not kill'd it: 13 I
A EAC FLY FLY FLY HER LEA NCE ODF OTR YFL YGO O, treachery! Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly! 14 A
ANB APP CHT DRU ERU ETH GGE HOU LIK R ROA SSI TEA Approach thou like the rugged Russian bear, 15 T
ANG APO DE OPP OUN REH ROF ROU SAV SDR THE There hangs a vaporous drop profound; 16 E
ALC AND E HTV IAN LAT LKD NQU OWA RIG TBA THE TOO And the right-valiant Banquo walk'd too late; 17 C
BLE BLE BLE DOU DOU DTR LAN OOU TOI Double, double toil and trouble; 18 O
CHE FRY NGL OFT REA RY YOU Young fry of treachery! 19 L
ALS AOV ARI CEI CIO EDE L LUX OUS TFU URI USF Luxurious, avaricious, false, deceitful, 20 O
DTH E EDT ERE GAT GAT KIN OBE ROC SKN THE TOB To bed, to bed! there's knocking at the gate: 21 R
EDI ENC EOB ERE EWH IVC LYO TIS TOG TRU WED To give obedience where 'tis truly owed: 22 C
GAT HAT HDR IVE ORW PUR RBC TRH UBA UG WHA YME What rhubarb, cyme, or what purgative drug, 23 H
BOU EVE GH HEE IER LET MDO OLD RYS WHI WNA Let every soldier hew him down a bough 24 E
AYT CCR EEP EFR ODA OMD PAC SIN SPE THI TTY Y Creeps in this petty pace from day to day 25 C
AKT ARB DAN DDE ERS H ING LAM LOO OFB ORO SEC THO USH Those clamorous harbingers of blood and death. 26 K
ATW BUT COR EAP ELA ILE ISM N ONS RDS SWO TOS UGH But swords I smile at, weapons laugh to scorn, 27 E
EAR ED END ERE FRI IWO MRI RIV SAF SSW SWE THE ULD I would the friends we miss were safe arrived. 28 R

Reading the extra letters in scene order gives the message: APPLY APPROPRIATE COLORCHECKER. What would be the appropriate ColorChecker? Why the Macbeth ColorChecker, of course!

Indexing each color from the top left and going right and then down, (so #735244 = A, #c29682 = B, #627a9d = C and so on), gives the message: NAME OF SW PAINT SIX TWO THREE FOUR. What is Sherman Williams Paint 6234? It is UNCERTAIN GRAY, which is the final answer to our puzzle.