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Trial of Insight

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Hidden : 10/22/2011
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This is the last cache of a five cache series inspired by Star Wars film saga. Each cache challenges you in a spirit of the Trials of Knighthood in the Old Jedi Order. In order to complete the trials you have to find and log all five caches, this one being the last one. Each of the four previous caches includes a hint which will be essential for you when solving this mystery.

In Star Wars passing the trials was prerequisite to all Jedi Padawans in order to archieve Jedi Knighthood. The trials were administered by the Jedi High Council to any Padawan they deemed worthy of becoming a Jedi. The five trials were the Trial of Skill , the Trial of Courage, the Trial of the Flesh, the Trial of the Spirit and the Trial of Insight also known as the Trial of Knowledge.

Your trials will be guided by Grand Master Yoda, so listen carefully to his words of advice.

Trial of Insight

The Trial of Insight, also known as Trial of Knowledge, was the last test offered as part of the Trials of Knighthood. This test helped a Jedi to see what was really in front of their eyes through use of the Force. Seeing through illusion, evaluating an individual's true persona, and unveiling lies were essential to a successful mission of a Jedi.

Your Trial of Insight tests your knowledge of Star Wars. From each previous cache of this series, you have gained a hint essential for you in order to solve the riddles below. But the hint itself is not enough, other insight is needed too. Good luck!

Final battle will be held in coordinates N aaaa.bbb E cccc.ddd

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

aaaa (Trial of the Spirit)
Hint's year of birth multiply with
Number from the hint's first piloted starship (cruiser/fighter/freighter) plus
Orbital period of Yavin 4 minus
Lando Carlissian's year of birth minus
Palpatine's year of (original) death

bbb (Trial of Skill)
Hint's year of birth plus
Number from the hint's starship (cruiser/fighter/freighter) minus
Orbital period of Alderaan minus
Yoda's age of death minus
Qui-Gon Jinn's age of death minus
Year of the first battle of Geonosis minus
Foundation year of the Rebel Alliance minus
Year of the battle of Hoth

cccc (Trial of Courage)
Hint's year of birth plus
Number from the hint's first starship (cruiser/fighter/freighter) plus
Orbital period of Coruscant plus
Releasing year of the film Star Wars: A New Hope plus
Mace Windu's year of birth plus
Padme Amidala's age of death plus
Leia Organa's year of birth

ddd (Trial of the Flesh)
Hint's year of birth plus
Number from the hint's first starship (cruiser/fighter/freighter) plus
Orbital period of Tatooine minus
Foundation year of the New Jedi Order minus
Year of the Battle of Yavin minus
Year when R2-D2 and C-3PO met for the first time plus
Year when Obi-Wan Kenobi was knighted a Jedi minus
Code from the Trial of the Spirit

Yoda's words of advice: "Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will."

Note that the code from the Trial of the Spirit is also needed in the final location of the mystery!

May the Force be with you

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

1) GO5W5A5
2) Nyy: Gur ahzore nfxrq sebz gur fgnefuvc vf zragvbarq rvgure va gur anzr be va gur zbqry bs gur fgnefuvc, abg obgu.
3) Vs lbh svaq pbasyvpgvat nafjref, gehfg gur Ratyvfu fbhepr.
4) pppp: Lrne bs ovegu - ebhaq qbja.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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