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Between Worlds [Sao Miguel - Açores] Traditional Cache

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Geocache Description:

Under the watchful eyes of the wise Old Sage, the inhabitants of the lush Island of Gorm existed in pure peace and harmony. A balance existed among nature and her incredible powers: this was a paradise of lush green forests, majestic powers, cooling winds and crisp crystal waters. For eons, nature had kept its silence, though now, a massive volcano called Fire Mountain was threatening to erupt and cast a fiery plume of devastation upon the villagers of Gorm.

So it was foretold by the Old Sage that the beauty of nature and all of Gorm would soon be destroyed. For the ultimate evil from the depths of Fire Mountain - Magor and his Magma Lords - shall rise up from the molten pits of despair, ravage of all life, and consume its very essence. Only then, the Old Sage foretold, could Gorm give birth to its warrior elements and save the future of the Gormiti. And so it was. The vile Magor and his lords of the volcano, Magmion and Lavion, transformed the idyllic island of Gorm into a desolated wasteland. Magor's rule stretched into a sterilizing future, devoid of challengers.

With no living spirits to satiate their evil hunger, the Lords of the Volcano were forced to return to the abyss of Fire Mountain. There, in the fiery pits of lava, they plotted their ominous return. The Isle of Gorm was left lifeless and pitiless. The Old Sage mourned for what once was - and in that remorseful moment, he shed one magical tear after another. Legend says these are the tears of the blue flame that crystallized into "The Eye of Life" - an amulet of miraculous rebirthing power. Time passed and slowly the Isle of Gorm revived from its ashes while the Eye of Life bathed the Old Sage with still more visions. As the elements of Nature regained their strength, the Old Sage, summoned his magic and ignited the blue flame of the Eye of Life, bringing into live the spirit of the Isle of Gorm.

Thus were born four tribes:

The people of the Earth; strong and righteous as the rocks!

The people of the Forest; formidable and wise as the ancient trees!

The people of the Sea; a bounty of speed and cleverness- as cunning as the fish of the ocean!

The people of the Air; agile as the birds who soar towards the heavens!

All tribes, united in this struggle between good and evil, fought an epic battle against Magor and their armies. In the last stronghold of Magor, the four tribes conjured the most powerful magic of the elements and confined him to live BETWEEN WORLDS, trapped by the magic crystals.

Magor has the ability to see the world of Gorm but is unable to return to the depths of the Volcano of Fire, where he could pick himself up and take back his power.

Be wise, don’t let yourself be tempted by the magic crystals. If you touch them you will receive great blessings, if you take them away with you, you will be fated to be trapped along with Magor for all eternity.

About the cache

You can get to the GZ following the water streams while canyoning (cache terrain level 5) and enjoy this way some of the highest and beautiful waterfalls in the island (80 meters) or you can go by the hoods (there is no marked trail...) and cache level is 4 or 4.5.

Not so many locals know about this place but the ones that know of it also know it's VERY dangerous to get there so it's not an adventure to try alone...

Also, take into consideration that due to the mountains there isn't any GSM coverage so cell phones are not the way to get rescue... so again, don't go alone.

I can’t get enough of this cold and beautiful waterfalls and then, from the rocks, hot water streams running away bonding together.

For me this place is what Azores is all about: true green, volcanic phenomena’s / manifestations, harmony... a place to FEEL the AZORES and true nature.

My advice is to arrange a canyoning package before getting to the island so you can go do this geocache with safety and enjoy the best nature. Alternative is to arrange a trained local guide to go there by the hoods and prepare to at least 4 hours.

Be safe!

(click here or in image to see a movie about this cache)

The container is a ammo box. The surprise is what you will find inside of it, the journey to get there and the place itself.

All great experiences for you to enjoy and treasure.

Please open and close properly the containers and leave them exactly as you find them.

Please also observe this geocache has a resident travelbug so don't take the travelbug with you.

FTF --> Ckabra

STF --> alexalgarvio13 + sahevano+ Gunner1975

TTF --> joaoyleonor

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Purpx fcbvyre vzntr / Ire vzntrz fcbvyre

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)