Named for the one and only Conan the Barbarian, this is a problem that has an immediately obvious solution, yet is more easily (or at least more entertainingly) solved by violence.
1: We've got two options here. We can either skim through this book until we find the reference needed to complete the riddle, or we can slaughter the wizard and his evil henchmen and waltz right through.
2: So we've got one option.
1: A real conandrum. Let's go.