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7 Souvenirs of August

Mystery Cache

Sir Bors

A cache by BIGBROTHERBEAR
Hidden : 10/11/2012
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
4 out of 5
Terrain:
4.5 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:


Knights of the Round Table

&

The Quest for the Holy Grail Challenge



***********First to Find JDLC1936 & RonTon Congratulations ***********


NOTE:
This cache is not at the posted coordinates.
You need to have found
Sir Safir GC3YGFT
in order to get the coordinates to this cache.



You come forth to test your worthiness to take on the Quest for the Holy Grail Challenge. First you must test yourself with 25 Knights of the Round and do battle with The Fisher king. You must find every cache in order on the list below.
This quest will test you on all levels. Remember cache at your own risk!!
Remember to be good ambassadors to nature, we as geocacher's have responsibility to leave it as we found it, so others may in enjoy natures glory. Always replace the cache back the way you found it, so others may enjoy the find.
Please no pictures of the cache and its placement, no hints in logs as to where the cache is hidden. I will delete any log that does this and invite you to repost log.

Sir Bors, King of Gannes
Sir Bors was the favourite cousin of Sir Lancelot, and the son of King Bors of Gannes (probably Vannes in Brittany) & Queen Evaine. After the death of King Bors at the hands of King Claudas, his young sons, Bors the Younger - who had nominally succeeded as King - and Lionel, were taken into captivity. They were, however, rescued by Seraide, High-Priestess of the Lady of the Lake, to whom she entrusted their care. They were thus brought up with their cousin Lancelot.

Bors travelled to King Arthur's court with Lancelot. Along with Gawain and Bedivere, he acted as a messenger between King Arthur and his Imperial Roman enemy, Lucius. Subsequently becoming a central figure in the King's European campaigns as Arthur's personal guard. He became a great warrior, wielding Duke Galeholt's sword and easily recognized by a distinctive scar on his forehead.

Sir Bors came to the attention of the daughter of King Brandegoris of Stranggore who desired to be the centre of his attentions. Although he was an avowed chaste Knight of the Round Table, she conspired with her nurse to have him pleasure her. With the aid of a magic ring, the lady's servant enchanted Bors into making love to the princess and, as a result, he became the father of Helain le Blank. Despite this indiscretion, Bors' purity enabled him to become an important Grail seeker.

During his quest, Bors stayed at the castle of King Amans and championed his younger daughter. He was living an austere life at the time, eating only bread and water and sleeping on the floor. During the night, he had two dreams showing him the choices he would face the following day. Should he save his brother, Lionel, from captivity and torture or a virgin from deflowerment? Should he make love to a temptress or allow her and her maidservant to jump from their tower? He chose the latter option in each case. Lionel was not happy at being abandoned by his brother and later attacked him in a blazing rage. Bors refused to defend himself, but a hermit was killed when he tried to intervene and Bors was forced to take up his weapon. A column of fire from Heaven finally stopped the fight. Along with Galahad, Percivale and Amide, Bors became the third of the Round Table Knights to achieve a viewing of the Holy Grail. He was the only one to return alive to Arthur's court.

Despite his innocence, Bors took it on himself to advise Lancelot concerning his affair with Queen Guinevere. He even acted as peacemaker for the adulterous pair and, later, accompanied Lancelot into exile, where he was given the lands of King Claudas. He returned, at Lancelot's side, during the Civil War with King Arthur and when extinguishing the remnants of Mordred's rebellion. Bors eventually joined Lancelot at his hermit retreat, but, after the latter's death, he returned to Gannes to put his house in order. Finally, he left, with Sirs Ector, Blamore and Bleoberis, to fight on Crusade in the Holy Land where he was killed.


Remember that this is a public hunting area, so use standard precautions and blaze orange during hunting seasons.

Permission was granted to place this cache by: Brian Preston Executive Director Dubuque County Conservation Board
For more on Dubuque County Conservation Board, visit the Dubuque County Conservation Board home page


1.


The Road to Camelot
GC3VX22

 


2.


Sir Mordred
GC3YF3G

 


3.


Sir Alymere
GC3YG33

 


4.


Sir Guinglain
GC3YG82

 


5.


Sir Brunor
GC3YG8W


6.


Sir Tegyr
GC3YGAC

 


7.


Sir Dagonet
GC3YGB0

 


8.


Sir Ector
GC3YGC0

 


9.


Sir Kay
GC3YGDR


10.


Sir Pelleas
GC3YGF5


11.


Sir Safir
GC3YGFT


12.


Sir Bors
GC3YGG6


13.


Sir Lamorak
GC3YGGR


14.


Sir Palomides
GC3YGH2


15.


Sir Lucan
GC3YGHC


16.


Sir Brunor the Black
GC3YGJ5


17.


Sir Bleoberis
GC3YGJG


18.


Sir Bedivere
GC3YGK4

 


19.


Sir Gareth
GC3YGKG


20.


Sir Tristram
GC3YGM6

 


21.


Sir Lionel
GC3YGMK


22.


Sir Percivale
GC3YGN0


23.


Sir Gawain
GC3YGNP

 


24.


Sir Lancelot
GC3YGNY


25.


Sir Galahad
GC3YGP6

 


26.


King Arthur
GC3YDCQ


27.


Fisher King
GC3YGPC


28.


The Quest for The Holy Grail
GC3WKNB


29.


Excalibur "Bonus Cache"
GC3YXRP


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Last Updated: on 7/28/2014 11:08:36 PM Pacific Daylight Time (6:08 AM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum