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Mystery Cache

Sir Palomides

A cache by BIGBROTHERBEAR
Hidden : 10/11/2012
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
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 Lamorak GC3YGGR
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 Palomides

A Saracen knight whose nobility and prowess were almost unsurpassed. His father was King Esclabor and his many brothers included Sir Safir and Sir Segwarides. His sister was named Florine. Like Sir Tristram, Palomides loved the beautiful Princess Isolde of Ireland. This led to a number of tense situations between the two knights who, otherwise, respected and admired each other. Among other offences, Sir Palomides kidnapped Isolde after returning to safety her maid whom he had found lost in the forest. On this occasion, as in others, Tristram and Palomides clashed in battle over Isolde's love. After these conflicts, the two knights were generally reconciled but always remained bitter. In various adventures, Sir Palomides championed a lady against the evil Sir Gonereys, won the love of the King of Baghdad's daughter by killing a malicious knight named Corsabrin, avenged the murder of King Armant of the Red City and defeated Sir Atamas at the Spring of Healing. Some time before King Mark of Cornwall's invasion of Britain, Sir Palomides had rescued him from attack by striking down Sir Brandiles, the two Sir Yvains, Sirs Ozana, Agravaine and Griflet in rapid succession. Shortly afterwards, he met Sir Lamorak outside Morgan Le Fay's castle, bearing an anonymous red shield as he fought off her knights. Palomides courte­ously offered to help him but Lamorak took offence and insisted on proving his lack of weariness by fighting Palomides as well. The latter responded in kind, but, at the end of the battle, when they learned each other's identity, they swore everlasting friendship. Sir Palomides was commonly known as the "Knight of the Questing Beast," for he underwent a long quest in search of this demonic monster throughout his career. He eventually slew the creature at the Lake of the Beast. Sir Palomides continually refused baptism until shortly before the instigation of the Grail Quest. He had, for many years, avoided a major encounter with Sir Tristram, but their rivalry finally came to a head through a sudden unprovoked attack by the latter. The two fought for two hours until Tristram was victorious and they at last became friends. Palomides agreed to become a Christian as a condition of his surrender. His new found spirituality then led him to join the Grail Quest and he was present at Corbenic for its completion. Palomides joined Tristram’s protector, Sir Lancelot, in the rescue of the adulterous Queen Guinevere from being burnt at the stake. This action forced him to leave Britain, although the Breton knight rewarded him with the Duchy of Provence.

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 7/23/2014 5:38:50 AM Pacific Daylight Time (12:38 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum