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Reverse 1999 Unexpected Audience Answer

Stuck on the riddle? Here's the answer to the Unexpected Audience.

As you make your way through Chapter 3, “Nouvelles et Textes pour Rien” of Reverse 1999, you’ll need to solve a riddle to start the final mission. In this guide, we’ll be going over the questions and answers in the Unexpected Audience trial stage.

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How to Answer the Unexpected Audience Question in Reverse 1999

The trial you’ll have to complete before entering the final mission in Chapter 3 will appear as the Unexpected Audience. This riddle will ask you a question, where you have to type in the correct answer. Once you click on the trial, it asks:

  • “George the Oak is already 700 years old. Which animals in the tree listened to that song with you?”
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While the question might seem confusing and out of place, you can find the answer from a cut scene earlier in Chapter 3. If you’ve skipped any cut scenes, you can rewatch them in the Story Review menu inside of the Atlas

The cutscene you’ll want to look for is from the mission called 3TH-10 “O, Captain.” In the story, Vertin and The Ring meet with their friends at the Foundation at an oak tree named George the Oak. At the beginning of the cutscene there’s a description of the tree: 

  • “This oak has been here for 700 years. It has witnessed each of the Parade Ceremonies. Inside the tree hole live some red squirrels and woodpeckers.”

This is the same tree from the riddle. So, the answer to which animals in the tree listened to that song is Red Squirrels and Woodpeckers. After answering the riddle correctly, you’ll receive 20 Clear Drops and one Tiny Acorn. You’ll then be able to move on to the final stage in the chapter. 

That’s the answer to the Unexpected Audience trial in Reverse 1999. For more tips and guides, check out our dedicated R99 guides hub

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Antonio is a Writer at GameSkinny. He obtained his Bachelor's in History at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He's been a lifelong gamer and doesn't remember a time when his life didn't revolve around video games. As a lifelong Nintendo fan, he's spent countless hours playing all of their franchises, mostly Zelda and Xenoblade Chronicles. However, his love for RPGs stands above the rest.