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Crewel Lye: A Caustic Yarn – Land of Xanth Traditional Cache

Hidden : 05/23/2010
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

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Geocache Description:

Crewel Lye: A Caustic Yarn is named for the eighth book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony. Xanth is a place where "appearance counts for most of reality" and nearly everyone has some magical talent, even if it is only the ability to change the color of popcorn. Best access from “Perimeter Trail” see map - See GC23JY7 for parking.

Jordan was a ghost in Castle Roogna now. Although once he had been the most valorous of knights. He had the magical talent of self-healing — which came in handy as he was cut, stabbed, and dismembered during his travels. Now, if he only can remember how he was killed, he'll be able to reassemble his body.
Princess Ivy, who is now a 5 year old, asks Jordan to tell her how he became a ghost. 400 years ago, Jordan set off on an adventure. Jordan ends up falling in love with this woman, Threnody. To keep Jordan safe from King Yin-Yang, she cuts Jordan into pieces and buries each piece in a different remote location — knowing that if the pieces were reattached, he would be able to heal himself. However, she is never able to break free of Yin-Yang long enough to collect Jordan's dismembered body.
After hearing Jordan's story, Ivy decides to gather his bones herself. Once placed near each other, the pieces mend together (greatly sped up due to Ivy's enhancement). Jordan is alive again — but he wants his new love, the ghost Renee, to be brought to life again too. When Ivy and Jordan use a regenerating potion on Renee's remains Threnody emerges from her grave. Threnody explains that her "cruel lie" had been done to protect Jordan. After some time, he forgives her and they get married.

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