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Mystery Cache

Sir Gawain

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


NOTE:
This cache is not at the posted coordinates.
You need to have found
Sir Percivale GC3YGN0
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 Gawain

Sir Gawain was the son of King Lot of Orkney and/or Lothian. He is often mentioned in early Welsh literature as Gwalchmai - the Hawk of May - where he is shown with the extraordinary ability to grow stronger towards midday before waning in the afternoon. After his baptism as a child, Gawain was set adrift in a casket, being eventually rescued by a poor fisherman. In youth, he made his way to Rome where he obtained his education. Having been knighted by Pope Sulpicius, he returned to Britain and the court of King, Arthur, where he was re-united with his parents. A handsome and charming young man, he was well received at court and his name acquired the appendage of Dafod Aur or "golden tongue". Gawain underwent many adventures in King Arthur's name, on his horse was called Gringalet, though two are particularly well-known.

One day, Sir Bertilak came to King Arthur's court, dressed anonymously all in green, and challenged any of the knights present to trade blows with him. Gawain was the only one to accept and, being allowed to strike first, cut off the Green Knight's head. Undaunted, the corpse picked up its severed head which told Gawain to meet him on the morning of New Year's Day following for the Green Knight to take his turn. On his way to keep the appointment, Gawain entered into a bargain with the Lord of Castle Hutton (perhaps in Lancashire) with whom he lodged. They agreed to give each other what they obtained each day during Gawain's visit. While the lord was off hunting, his wife gave Gawain a kiss, which he thus passed on to his host. The next day, there were two kisses, which were again forwarded on. On the third day, Gawain received three kisses and a gift of magical green lace to protect him; but the kisses only were offered forth. Gawain later set off to the appointed meeting place, the Green Chapel (possibly in Staffordshire). He was greeted by the Green Knight and knelt before him, ready to receive his fate. The knight swung his sword three times, but only once did it make contact: very slightly cutting Gawain's neck. Revealing himself to be his former host, the Green Knight told Gawain that he would not even have hurt him thus had he told him about the lace.

A similar tale has Sir Gawain stay with the Carl (or Ceorl - a Saxon lord) of Carlisle, along with Sirs Kay and Baldwin, when they became lost during a hunt. Their host lacked hospitality, but instead fought his guests and put them through a number of trials. These included a form of the beheading game already undertaken with the Green Knight. Gawain again chopped off his opponent's head and released him from a spell which had made him a giant. The Carl was delighted, particularly as his compliant visitor's nobility also freed him from his vow to test or kill his guests.

Gawain is known to have had many lovers - at least 21 are named in literary sources - and is given different wives in various tales: Amurfina, the daughter of Sorcha or of the Carl of Carlisle. His most famous marriage, however, was to the loathly Lady Ragnell. While staying with King Uriens at Carlisle, King Arthur was overpowered, outside the city walls, by a local knight who spared his life on the condition that he return in a year with the answer to the riddle:


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 8:58:06 PM Pacific Daylight Time (3:58 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum