The Grim Reaper's List (Nowhere)

Location: Nowhere, "Ophiel" Corridor

With the crazy-looking keypad keeping the door locked, you'll need to decipher its code from the two slates in this corridor. Since the near one just contains a list of names without any context, first read the other one down the hall:

Names engraved
On a lithograph.
The Grim Reaper's list.

Yes, the headcount is set
Young and old lined up
In order of age.

Then, the pathway opens
Awaiting them, the frenzied
Uproar, the feast of death!

All right, so let's return and read the other list to which this one refers:

The Grim Reaper's list

35 Lydia Findly
60 Trevor F White
18 Albert Lords
45 Roberta T Morgan
38 Edward C Briggs

The first slate directly refers to the second in its first sentence, before then explaining the key to the puzzle in its second paragraph. "The headcount is set Young and old lined up In order of age". So we must rearrange The Grim Reaper's list of five names in order of their posted ages, like so:

18 Albert Lords
35 Lydia Findly
38 Edward C Briggs
45 Roberta T Morgan
60 Trevor F White

If you check the keypad you'll find it has no numbers but only letters, utilizing the full alphabet to boot. So how can we get a code from this? What about the first letter of each name in order of age? Notice anything?


Interesting. Reading the final sentence of the instruction slate, it says "Awaiting them, the frenzied; Uproar, the feast of death!" That sounds like quite the alert, doesn't it?

Turn to the keypad and enter in the code ALERT to unlock the door.