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Border

Hint 1

A very fine suit indeed.

Hint 2

In fact, I believe they have four suits.

Hint 3

Be sure to decipher the deck's alphabet before attempting this.

Hint 4

Numbers and letters that come in a set, may determine their place in your alphabet.

Solution

The first value is the place in the suit and the second value is the suit (AH = Ace of Hearts, 6D = Six of Diamonds). His border reads: "As beautiful as she is powerful, my fine lady the Good Queen Bess."

Robes

Hint 1

Hmmm... A Jack tends to need assistance and seldom works alone.

Hint 2

Your Queen has a clue to offer you.

Hint 3

A message intertwined, similar, yet different.

Hint 4

Two knaves spoke in secret.

Hint 5

Spade and Heart and Spade and Heart and Spade and Heart...

Solution

From the Jack of Spades to the Jack of Hearts, it spills its secret:
"You will be our pawn, until your final hour."

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Border

Hint 1

My King's borders keep my own borders safe.

Hint 2

Our love is like poetry, but what poem specifically? I'll never tell.

Hint 3

My dear friend, Arnold, would approve of this cipher.

Hint 4

No need to page through every tome. You have what you need.

Hint 5

So many lines of words.

Solution

A variant on an Arnold Cipher that uses only 'Line(Word)' with the Shakespeare poem Venus and Adonis.
Her border reads: "We gave you supreme rule, pluck't the last queen like a flower, she had turn'd by far too foule, for pay we seek your power."

Robes

Hint 1

A familiar alphabet though odd in its own ways.

Hint 2

This alphabet is well suited to a deck of cards.

Hint 3

Every symbol has value...

Hint 4

A familiar knave used this alphabet for both of its parts.

Hint 5

Be quite sure you've found your alphabet before trying to solve this out.

Solution

Using the deck alphabet, her robes read: "The bard is a king to me."

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Border

Hint 1

So many letters! But so few colors...

Hint 2

Two halves can make a whole.

Hint 3

Two colors must mean two separate sets.

Solution

Two messages are written here -- one in black, one in red. Taking each color and reading it separately offers two sentences.
His border reads: "My dear queen it is a pleasure to know you. Our love is poetry like Venus and Adonis."

Robes

Hint 1

The letters in my center are certainly not random.

Hint 2

In fact, they are just the beginning...

Hint 3

This King holds one part of your key, but you'll want four to get what you need.

Hint 4

Take care to remember rotation.

Solution

The center diagram shows the letters 'A' through 'I' with their corresponding symbols for a cipher.