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Ten Dorks a-LARPing - NoVAGO 2009 Cachemas Mystery Cache

Hidden : 01/02/2010
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Geocache Description:

Day ten of NoVaGO's 12 Days of Cachemas. Solve the puzzle to find the cache. Posted coordinates are for a bridge you might cross on your hike to get there.

6/5/10 NOTE: Subtract 0.012 from N solved coord and add 0.005 to W solved coord (Geochecker is for solve before this change)

Live Action Role Playing, or LARPing, consists of a bunch of fanatics meeting in the woods to get some exercise and share their love of the it or not, these are our brethren, except sans the costumes. Ok, so maybe they go out and bash each other with boffers, while you might only bash your caching partner in the head if they forgot to load the coordinates. Check out this band of merry oddly-named larpers: yellow numbers

Only count nine? You may have missed lfih, the invisible halfling rogue being carried by ivvu the swordmaster. Decode their names and perhaps you'll pass them in the woods on the way to the cache.

We are pleased to present “The NoVAGO 12 Days of Cachemas”, a cache series running from December 25 to January 5 modeled after a familiar Christmas song. Starting on December 25th, one new cache in this series will be released each day, until “The 12 Days of Cachemas” song is complete. Each cache in this series will contain clues. Collect all clues and figure out the location of the prize cache with some very special prizes. To date, the following NoVAGO 2009 Cachemas caches have been published:

#1. A Micro in a Holly Tree (WWCD)
#2. Two Beavers Puzzling GC1282A (rufnredy)
#3. Trois poules françaises GC21CD4 (2Wheel'in)
#4. For Caching Birds GC21PCP (KJCachers)
#5. Five Golden Arches GC21M8D (zgrav and 4everyoungs)
#6. Six Trails a-Hiking GC21PCW (reedkickball)
#7. Seven Naughty Nanos GC21E7R (wetfit)
#8. Eight Maids a-Milking (karo92)
#9. Nine Ladies Caching - GC21NH9 (NetworkCacher)

You can check your answers for this puzzle on

6/5/10 NOTE: Subtract 0.012 from N solved coord and add 0.005 to W solved coord (Geochecker is for solve before this change)

For "Best Hike"

This series was inspired by the CVGA and the Richmond area geocachers, who placed a 12 days of Cachemas series last year.

After 1 year, 36 finds, 0 DNFs

After 2 years, 41 finds, 0 DNFs

After 4 years, 61 finds, 0 DNFs

After 9 years, 84 finds, 0 DNFs

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Chmmyr: Uvtuyvtugrq grkg. uggc://ehzxva.pbz/gbbyf/pvcure/ Uvqr: N ubyr orgjrra gjb xabyyf.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)