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7 Souvenirs of August

Mystery Cache

The Cornucopia

A cache by deitzd
Hidden : 9/12/2012
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
4 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games.  The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains.

The Cornucopia is giant, golden (though silver in the film) horn shaped like a cone with a curved tail. In each year's Hunger Games, the tributes launch into the arena and start off in a circular formation, equidistant to the Cornucopia. The mouth is at least 20 feet high and is filled with items that could help the tributes survive in the Games such as weapons, clothing, fire starters, supplies, containers, water, food, blankets, and medicine. The closer an object is to the Cornucopia, the more valuable it is. In an unidentified Hunger Games, the Cornucopia was filled with only spiked maces with which the tributes had to bludgeon each other to death with. However, both forms of media have this in common: the Cornucopia is the death of many tributes due to the large amount of desirable items.

In the 75th Hunger Games, the Cornucopia was stocked with only weapons. Typically, the Cornucopia is the site of a bloodbath at the beginning of each set of Games because of the bounty available. The bloodbath is where many of the tributes die. In the 74th Hunger Games, 11 tributes died in the book (12 in the film). Most of them were killed by the Career Tributes, who wanted the space and weapons. Instead of battling it out, many of the tributes instead flee, only grabbing what they can. The Cornucopia was also used for shelter, like in the 74th Hunger Games where the Careers camped out. In the final battle of the 74th Hunger Games, wolf muttations chased Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, and Cato to the Cornucopia, where Cato eventually fell to the mutts and was finished off by Katniss.

Before the Games begin, each tribute is taken to their own private Launch Room beneath the Cornucopia along with their stylist, where they are prepped before entering the arena.

To find this cache you will assume the role of Katniss Everdeen and you'll meet the people of District 12. At the Reaping you'll volunteer to take your sister’s place in the games. On your journey to the Capitol you'll meet the male tribute for District 12, your Mentor, your Escort, your Stylist and your Prep Team. Upon arriving at the Capitol you'll meet the President, the Host of The Hunger Games, the Announcer for The Hunger Games and the Head Gamemaker for the 74th annual Hunger Games. You’ll then be escorted to the Cornucopia.

N45 28.ABC

W089 48.DEF

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Trg gb gur Pncvgby naq zrrg gur punenpgref bs gur Pncvgby

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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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum