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PrincessDiala: Most probably missing. Archiving to open uo the space for something new and exciting :)


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Hidden : 10/25/2009
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Geocache Description:

PrincessDiala is excited to announce the placement of her first cache.

The listed co-ordinates are fake. The cache will not be found here.

You are looking for a one litre 400mL sistema, originally containing a log book, pen and a number of small swaps including 5 of my new signature pathtags, toy car, spider, chocolate eraser and a sharpie mini.

This cache has been placed on the eve of achieving one hundred and fifty finds.

Having completed a number of puzzles recently, (some with more help than others) I thought I would try my hand at creating one of my own.

Story first, puzzle later:

The Little Tree That Longed for Other Leaves

There was a little tree that stood in the woods through both good and stormy weather, and it was covered from top to bottom with needles instead of leaves. The needles were shrp and prickly, so the little tree said to itself:

"All my tree comrades have beautiful green leaves, and I have only sharp needles. No one will touch me. If I could have a wih I would ask for leaves of pure gold."

When night came the little tree fell asleep, and, lo! in the morning it woke early and found itself covered with glistening, golden leaves.

"Ah, ah!" said the little tree, "how grand I am! No other tree in the woods is dressed in gold."

But at evening time there came a peddler with a great sak and a long beard. He saw the glitter of the golden leaves. He picked them all and hurried away leaving the little tree cold and bare.

"Alas! alas!" cried the little tree in sorrow; "all my golden leaves are gone! I am ashamed to stand among the other trees that have such beautful foliage. If I only had another wish I would ask for leaves of glass."

Then the little tree fell asleep, and when it woke early, it found itself covered with brght and shining leaves of glass.

"Now," said the little tree, "I am happy. No tree in the woods glistens like me."

But there came a fiere storm - wind driving through the woods. It struck the glass, and in a moment all the shining leaves lay shattered on the ground.

"My leaves, my glass leaves!" moaned the little tree, "they lie brken in the dust, while all the other trees are still dressed in their beautiful foliage. Oh! if I had another wish I would ask for green leaves."

Then the little tree slept again, and in the morning it was covered with fresh, green foliage. And it laughed merrily, and said, "Now, I need not be ashamed any more. I am like my comraes of the woods."

But along came a mother goat, looking for grass and herbs for herself and her young ones. She saw the crisp, new leaves; and she nibbled, and nibbled, and nibbled them all away, and she ate up both stms and tender shoots, till the little tree stood bare.

"Alas!" cried the little tree in anguish, "I want no more leaves, neither gold ones nor glass ones, nor green and red and yellow ones! If I could only have my needles once more, I would never complain again."

And sorrowfully the little tree fell asleep, but when it saw itself in the morning sunshine, it laughed and laughed and laughed. And all the other trees laughed, too, but the little tree did not care. Why did they laugh? Because in the night all its needles had come again! You may see this for yourself. Just go into the woods and look, but do not touch the little tree. Why not? BECAUSE IT PRICKS.

And then the puzzle:

The first east decimal digit is a 0 (zero).

Hope it is somewhat challenging!

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Puzzle] Rirelguvat unf orra cebivqrq va gur qrfpevcgvba gb fbyir guvf chmmyr, tb onpx naq purpx ntnva.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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