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Mystery Cache

Sir Percivale

A cache by BIGBROTHERBEAR
Hidden : 10/11/2012
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
4 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 gary/dawn & Trekkin' and birdin' Congratulations ***********


NOTE:
This cache is not at the posted coordinates.
You need to have found
Sir Lionel GC3YGMK
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 Percivale

The earliest works telling Sir Percivale's story show that his real name was Peredyr. Hence his identification with Peredyr Arueu Dur (Steel Arms), the historic King of Ebrauc (York) who lived about a hundred years after the great King Arthur. His father - whether the literary King Pellinore or the historic King Eliffer of Ebrauc - was killed when Sir Percivale was still young. He and his twin-brother, Gurgi, were therefore raised in the woods by their mother who wanted them to know nothing of knighthood; but, having seen some of High-King Arthur’s knights, Percivale determined to go to the Royal Court at Caer-Ligualid (Carlisle) and become one. His mother told him to demand either a kiss or a jewel from any ladies he met. So, when Percivale came upon a girl asleep in a tent, he kissed her and purloined her ring. On arrival at King Arthur's court, he discovered that the Red Knight had insulted Queen Guinevere by throwing wine over her and departing post haste. So Percivale pursued and killed him. He later stayed with an old knight named Gornemant de Goort who taught him chivalry and knighted him. Leaving his tutor, he came to the castle belonging to Lady Blanchefleur which was under siege by King Clamadeus. So he defeated Clamadeus in single combat and became Blanchefleur's lover. On the way to see his mother, a fisherman directed Percivale to his old family castle at Listinoise (which means “Castle in the North”) where he beheld an old man - Pelles, the Fisher King - on a couch and was given a fine sword. The Holy Grail was paraded before him, but Percivale did not ask what the Grail was or whom it served. When he awoke the next morning, he found his sword broken and the castle deserted. He only just escaped it alive. Percivale then encountered his cousin who informed him that he should have asked more questions and told him to take the sword to its original forger. On his journey, he overcame the husband of the girl whom he had kissed earlier in the tent, who had not understood that Percivale had acted innocently. After five years of wanderings, he finally returned to Listinoise and asked his questions. He discovered that the Fisher King was wounded by fragments of a sword which had killed his brother. Though sustained by the Grail, his wounds would not heal until the murderer was brought to justice. Percivale killed the villain and the King recovered. It was then revealed that Percivale was the Fisher King’s nephew and when the he died, Percivale succeeded to his kingdom.


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 10/23/2014 8:59:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time (3:59 AM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum