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Mystery Cache

Sovereign Archers - GYPSIES !!!

Hidden : 2/3/2009
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Thine be nothing worth lookin at (except a great fishing location) using the numbers above!
GYPSIES !!!

To the ramparts! Like a flamming arrow, word has spread by mounted messenger that while the King of Selzzup was away, his castle had been taken over by marauding Gypsies!!!!

The call has gone out to the The Sovereign State of Winneconne for Sir Sparse of Grey Hackle to assemble an Army of skilled Long Bowmen (and women too under the apt tutelage of Lady Blondie of the House of Bloodhound) to help lay siege to and retake the Castle from these wandering Gypsies !!! By studying and completing the challenge before you, you will discover the location of one of the clues necessary to defeat the Gypsies!!! Update: 4.22.10 the final of the series archived. No longer a "six pack" per se but there are others to seek in the Gypsies Series to save the King Selzzup and his Castle.
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......were a series of dynastic civil wars fought in a far away land between supporters of the Houses of Lancaster and York.....Armed clashes occurred between supporters of Lancastrian King Henry VI and Richard, Duke of York, head of the rival House of York..... Henry was captured and Richard became Protector of England, but was dissuaded from claiming the throne. Inspired by Henry's Queen, Margaret of Anjou, the Lancastrians resumed the conflict......


To find the cache containing part of the secret code for the final, you will need to finish these coordinates:

N 44 0E.FGH W 088 3J.KLM

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E = He claimed to be Richard, Duke of York (the younger of the two Princes in the Tower) but he was the last (and fraudulent) Yorkist pretender who was executed. Second digit of the year the fraud made his exit plus one.

F = Third digit of the year for the Battle of Northampton when the Yorkist army under the Earl of Warwick defeated the Lancastrians, aided by treachery in the king's ranks minus three.

G = the third digit of the year Edward died unexpectedly during a period of comparative peace.

H = the House of York’s logo’s number of points plus one.

J = number of points to the Lancaster logo plus one.

K = final digit for the year for Richard, Earl of Cambridge, a son of Edmund of Langley, the fifth son of Edward III. Cambridge took his last treacherous breath minus five.

L = Edward advanced to take York where he was confronted with the rotting heads of his father, his brother and Salisbury, which were replaced with those of defeated Lancastrian lords such as the notorious John Clifford, “X”th Baron de Clifford of Skipton-Craven, who was blamed for the execution of Edward's brother Edmund, Earl of Rutland, after the Battle of Wakefield. L = X - 7

M = third digit of the year for the victory at the Battle of Towton minus one.
Leave not ye cache container without thy clue to ye final!


Draw ye olde Longbow and take aim on target and you can check your answer at Geochecker



The Geocache Notification Form has been submitted to of the Wisconsin DNR / Land Manager. Geocaches placed on Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource managed lands require permission by means of a notification form. Please print out a paper copy of the notification form, fill in all required information, then submit it to the land manager. The DNR Notification form and land manager information can be obtained at: www.wi-geocaching.com/hiding

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Congrats! FTF to JimandLinda on 2/13/2009

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

....Gur cryyrg jvgu gur cbvfba'f va gur irffry jvgu gur crfgyr; gur punyvpr sebz gur cnynpr unf gur oerj gung vf gehr........

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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