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Ask Gandalf: Where is Bilbo?

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Hidden : 07/25/2010
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Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is not at the posted coordinates. You will need to complete the Eccleshall Ring first, in order to work out the coordinates for Gandalf. The posted coordinates are for a parking space that serves for the Eccleshall Ring and also Gandalf.

First complete the Eccleshall Ring. You can start with GC2C773 Óin.

[Gandalf] gathered the huge pinecones from the branches of his tree. Then he set one alight with bright blue fire, and threw it whizzing down among the circle of the wolves. It struck one on the back, and immediately his shaggy coat caught fire, and he was leaping to and fro yelping horribly.
Then another came and another, one in blue flames, one in red, another in green. They burst on the ground in the middle of the circle and went off in coloured sparks and smoke. A specially large one hit the chief wolf on the nose, and he leaped in the air ten feet, and then rushed round and round the circle biting and snapping even at the other wolves in his anger and fright.

To find Gandalf, you need to ask all the dwarves for their numbers. Once you have done that, here's the equations to find Gandalf:

  • North 52º(Balin)(Bombur).(Dwalin)(Bifur)(Bofur-Kili)
  • West 00(Ori-Dori)º(Dori)(Thorin Oakenshield - Óin).(Nori)(Fili)(Glóin)

Where is Bilbo? Ask Gandalf
You thought this was the end of it...? Gandalf contains the north coordinates for Bilbo, another cache near to Eccleshall. Trust a wizard to neglect to tell you an important detail like that...

FTF - The Bolas Heathens & Shropshire Seekers

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Svsgrra oveqf va svir sve gerrf,
gurve srnguref jrer snaarq va n svrel oerrmr!
Ohg, shaal yvggyr oveqf, gurl unq ab jvatf!
B jung funyy jr qb jvgu gur shaal yvggyr guvatf?
Ebnfg ‘rz nyvir, be fgrj gurz va n cbg;
sel gurz, obvy gurz naq rng gurz ubg?
Ohg unat ba n zvahgr... Gung'f ab sve gerr...

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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