I want an NPC to give some indications to the party (without lying), but I want these indications to be misleading at first sight, so that they by following what they understood, get to a wrong. I also want to place a hint somewhere, that helps them understand the real meaning of the initial indications in an easier way.

The setting is your classic high fantasy world, haven't decided for a specific kind of place yet so mountains, sea, forest, whatever are fine

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    \$\begingroup\$ Welcome to the stack and please take our tour to learn more about how we operate. Unfortunately, I think your question is way too broad as there can be a lot of different ways to answer this 'correctly' and that's not generally how we work. We do have a list of recommended forums which may be better suited for you, or you can earn enough rep (20) to join our Role-playing Games Chat. You may also want to decide if this is 5e or pathfinder. \$\endgroup\$ – NautArch Oct 7 '19 at 18:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ Maybe tell us what you have so far? \$\endgroup\$ – Wyrmwood Oct 7 '19 at 18:52
  • \$\begingroup\$ We could potentially help finish something if you have it nearly completed (although a Forum is probably still a better way to crowdsource riddles/plot threads) \$\endgroup\$ – Ifusaso Oct 7 '19 at 20:04