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Here is Bilbo!

A cache by sharant Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/25/2010
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is not at the posted coordinates.

“What iss he, my preciouss?” whispered Gollum.
“I am Mr. Bilbo Baggins. I have lost the dwarves and I have lost the wizard, and I don’t know where I am; and, I don’t want to know, if only I can get away.”
“What’s he got in his handses?” said Gollum, looking at the sword, which he did not quite like.
“A sword, a blade which came out of Gondolin!”
“What has it got in its pocketses...?

Congratulations! The Shire is in sight. You've meet all the dwarves and Gandalf too. You've had an audience with Bard, the new master of Dale, and Thrandui, the Elven King in Mirkwood. You've even been to see Smaug! Now it is time to return to the nicely manicured lawns of the Shire, and well done to you!

To find Bilbo, you need to find Smaug and Gandalf, each of whom have a piece of the puzzle. Once you have done that, here's the equation to find Bilbo:

  1. North GC2C9FW Ask Gandalf
  2. West GC2CA4V Ask Smaug

In order to find Gandalf you will need to ask all 13 Dwarves in the Eccleshall Ring. In order to find Smaug you will need to ask Bard and the Elven King of Mirkwood (Thranduil). See the listings for Gandalf and Smaug for more details.

The difficulty rating is based on you needing to find 17 other caches in order to get the coordinates for this one.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ol gur nsgreabba gurl unq ernpurq gur rnirf bs Zvexjbbq, naq
... vgf bhgre gerrf. Gurve gehaxf jrer uhtr naq taneyrq, gurve OENAPURF gjvfgrq... naq genvyrq NYBAT GUR TEBHAQ.

Gung'f 'oenapurf... nybat gur tebhaq'... BX...?

Zvaq lbh, ybbxvat sbe gur pnpur vgfrys ba gur tebhaq jbhyq or n ovg bs n jnfgr bs gvzr. Gel svaqvat n uboovg naq nfxvat gurz gb ybbx hc...

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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