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Ask Smaug: Where is Bilbo?

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Hidden : 7/25/2010
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is not at the posted coordinates. You will need to complete two other caches first, in order to work out the coordinates for Smaug. The posted coordinates are for a nearby crossroads that during the working week has a somewhat appropriate line of busines nearby. The actual cache location is within 300m of these coordinates.


Smaug! There he lay, a vast red-golden dragon, fast asleep; thrumming came from his jaws and nostrils, and wisps of smoke, but his fires were low in slumber. Beneath him, under all his limbs and his huge coiled tail, and about him on all sides stretching away across the unseen floors, lay countless piles of precious things, gold wrought and unwrought, gems and jewels, and silver red-stained in the ruddy light.


To find Smaug, you need to ask Bard and the Elven King Thranduil. Once you have done that, here's the equations to find Smaug:


  1. North: GC2C9ZD Ask Bard
  2. West: GC2CA2R Ask Thranduil

We recommend that you complete the other caches in the order listed above.


Ask Smaug: Where is Bilbo?
You thought this was the end of it...? Smaug contains the west coordinates for Bilbo, another cache near to Eccleshall. Trust a dragon to choose not to tell you an important detail like that...

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gurer ba gur terl fgbar va gur tenff jnf na rabezbhf guehfu, arneyl pbny oynpx, vgf cnyr lryybj oernfg serpxyrq qnex fcbgf. ‘Penpx!’ Vg unq pnhtug n fanvy naq jnf xabpxvat vg ba gur fgbar. ‘Penpx! Penpx!’

Creuncf lbh gbb pbhyq yrnea n yvggyr sebz gung byq guehfu...?

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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