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I was watching episode III & IV with the wife last night and I thought I noticed close to the beginning of ROTS the Millennium Falcon flying into a hanger at the bottom of the screen. I looked it up on eastereggs.com and sure enough it was the Falcon. Cool. I then decided it was time for the next installment of my Star Wars themed caches. Those of you who have been out here for the movie series should know the easy way to get to this cache. I hope you paid attention. This is the definition of the Millennium Falcon on starwars.com:
A legendary starship despite its humble origins and deceptively dilapidated exterior, the Millennium Falcon has factored into some of the Rebel Alliance's greatest victories over the Empire. On the surface, the Falcon looks like any other Corellian freighter, with a saucer-shaped primary hull, a pair of forward cargo-gripping mandibles, and a cylindrical cockpit mounted to the ship's side. Beneath its hull, though, the Falcon packs many powerful secrets. Its owners made "special modifications" on the freighter, boosting its speed, shielding and performance to downright illegal levels. Its weaponry has been upgraded to military-class quad laser turrets. To cover rapid escapes, the Falcon sports a ventrally mounted hatch-concealed antipersonnel repeating laser. Between its forward mandibles rest concussion missile launchers. The habitable interior of the vessel also has a few surprises, such as concealed scanner-proof smuggling compartments. The Falcon pays a heavy price for its augmented performance, though. It is extremely recalcitrant and often unpredictable. Its reconditioned hyperdrive often fails. Its current captain, Han Solo, has even been seen to restart a failed ignition sequence with a hard rap on the bulkhead with his fist. A vessel employed in the shady fringe business of smuggling, the Falcon was owned by Lando Calrissian before Solo won it in a heated sabacc game. Under Solo's command, the Falcon became a famous starship, completing the Kessel Run at unprecedented speeds. Solo and his first mate Chewbacca maintained the Falcon, constantly modifying and tinkering with it, coaxing the maximum speed from the ship. This speed became quite useful as Solo and Chewbacca were drawn deeper into the Rebel cause, and the Falcon began flying missions for the Alliance. It was the Falcon that provided covering fire for Luke Skywalker's final attack run on the first Death Star. The Falcon became Princess Leia Organa's escape transport during the Battle of Hoth. During the decisive Battle of Endor, the Falcon flew point for the Alliance Fleet. Under Lando Calrissian's command, it soared into the heart of the incomplete Death Star, and delivered a missile volley that helped seal the Empire's fate.
There is a trail that leads almost all the way to the cache. The last little bit is some high brush to walk through. The first to find prize is Marvel comics Star Wars # 8 with a very appropriate cover. I am sorry I had to roll it up, as the ammo can is one of the smaller ones and it just doesn't quite fit. Just place it between a couple of heavy books and it should straighten out. There is also a Han Solo action figure (battle of Hoth) and a Chewbacca with weapon (I had to include these), Tito's Vodka t-shirt, ready to go cache, speed beer opener, and a bunch of other schwag. Please replace the cache as is or better.
Have fun and may the force be with you!
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