WARNING: This themed multi-cache is not for the faint of heart. It may require some technical knowledge, TOTTS, and may require multiple trips to solve! Depending on the season, some areas may be wet. Later evening hours are encouraged as it makes solving some of the stages easier.
You will need every weapon and tool in your arsenal to solve it! TECHNOLOGY WILL BE YOUR BEST FRIEND AND WORST ENEMY! Good Luck!!
Although this is recommended to be done at night, please observe park hours when hunting for this cache. They are 7am-10pm.
Cacher's everywhere must band together to defeat the rise of the machines! Geocaches and GPSr's have become so numerous and the database so extensive that the Computer Automated Cyborg Human Elimination Network (CACHENET) has become self-aware! Artificial intelligence has taken over and the human race has been targeted for termination!
In order to defeat the machines you must find and disable all of CACHENET's equipment in The Hills Park in Rogers, MN.
STAGE 1 - DOWNLOAD MEMORY CORE
The coordinates above will take you to an unprotected memory core of the CACHENET network. A resistance drone observed TheCachin8tor making a memory dump at this location before he was eliminated. You must access the information contained there to determine the IP addresses of the CACHENET main computer. The IP addresses will need to be decrypted to numerical format which will then indicate the location of next stage.
STAGE 2: KILL POWER GRID
Find the hard-line to the computer core and sever the power connection. This will disable most of the security blocks to the processor vault. You will find encrypted coordinates to Stage 3.
STAGE 3 - INFILTRATE & DESTROY SURVEILLANCE
Quickly hack into and access the video surveillance system. Gather the next target coordinates before the machines notice that you have infiltrated the base.
STAGE 4 - OBTAIN ENCRYPTED KEY CARD
One of our inside operatives, Sgt. Katherine Halsey was able to stash an encrypted access card before she was taken by the machines. Her location is still unknown. Find the key card and obtain the information on it to locate and bypass the vault security system.
STAGE 5 - BYPASS SECURITY
Gain access to the processor vault by entering the correct information you found on the key card at Stage 4 to bypass the security system. There is a 10-second timer before the alarm will sound! Time and stealth is of the essence!
STAGE 6 - PROCESSOR EXTRACTION
Remove the processor from the processor receptacle. Decrypt the error code displayed on the processor. These are the coordinates for Stage 7. Now get out of there!
STAGE 7 - KILL SATELLITE UPLINK
CACHENET will attempt a satellite uplink to activate it's fail-safe defenses. Locate the uplink antenna and gather the transmitted data to locate Stage 8.
STAGE 8 - DISARM LASER-GUIDED WARHEAD
It appears that CACHENET was able to activate it's fail-safe to protect itself against termination. They have nuclear warheads targeting a secret stronghold containing a remote shutdown system. This particular warhead is targeting the final stage. Determine and follow the warhead's programmed flight path. THIS STAGE IS MUCH EASIER IF DONE AT NIGHT!
STAGE 9 - ABORT!!
If you have been observant and found all the stages then you will have found the secret bunker entrance and have the necessary clearance data to access THE BUTTON. Push the BIG red button to shut down the CACHENET network once and for all. If your access is denied, then you will need to go back and figure out what you missed.
The hints will assist you in locating\solving AT the stage listed.
As always, please replace cache containers just as you found them and please log any issues you encounter in a maintenance log or an email to the CO so I can service the cache if necessary. Please also take care to maintain the integrity of this cache. A lot of time and effort went into creating this adventure. Thanks for playing :)
Congrats to LabguyMN for a well-fought FTF!