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Quantum Leap (Part 1) (Hampshire)

A cache by Tim & June (Winchester) Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 2/21/2002
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Tim & June are founder members of the
The Geocaching Association of Great Britain
 

The co-ordinates given for this cache will take you to the gate, which will transport you back in time to the Iron Age. We hope that this cache will prove to be something of a challenge for you. :)

One of our agents a traveller from our time has already travelled back but has found himself trapped unable to return to the 21st Century. Our communications with him are rather sketchy and he is using our secret code.

The grid below will help you decipher his message and this should lead you to a secret location where he has hidden some copies of a map. You will need to take one of these maps to continue your quest, don’t forget to take a pen or pencil with you on your mission.

    A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | J | K | 
   --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
L | 2 | N | 5 | 9 | 6 | E | 8 | 7 | 1 | 2 | 
   --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---  
M | 3 | S | . | 9 | 8 | 4 | 7 | W | 4 | N |
   --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
N | 7 | 6 | 5 | 1 | 2 | 4 | 0 | 8 | 9 | 7 |
   --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
P | 0 | 3 | 5 | 7 | 9 | N | 3 | 5 | 7 | 9 |
   --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
R | S | 2 | 4 | 6 | 8 | W | E | 5 | . | 7 |
   --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
S | 1 | 2 | 4 | 5 | . | 8 | N | 6 | 6 | 8 |
   --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
T | 9 | N | 8 | W | E | 7 | S | 6 | 6 | 4 |
   --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
W | 7 | 4 | 0 | 8 | N | E | 4 | 7 | 0 | W |
   --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
X | 1 | . | 9 | 3 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 3 | 9 | 1 |
   --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
Y | N | 7 | S | 8 | N | 2 | E | 2 | W | 5 |
   --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

The message for finding the map read as follows :-

“Time traveller York here little time to talk I think they are on to me, send help”.

The receiver went dead for a while then we got the following:-
“I have placed part of a map and instructions at the following location, Foxtrot, Papa - Charlie, November - Juliet, Lima”.

After another short pause communication was resumed:-
“Alpha, Papa – Delta, Whiskey - Charlie, Mike”. Then we were told to stand by as strangers were approaching.

Later in the day communication continued with the following :-
“Juliet, Lima – Bravo, Whiskey - Hotel, Romeo”.

The receiver went dead and it was the following morning before the message resumed:-
“Hotel, Mike - Golf, November - Alpha, Sierra”.

Another short pause and then:-
“Bravo, Papa – Echo, November – Juliet, Romeo - Kilo, Lima - Charlie, X ray – Bravo, Yankee”

End of communication.

We have since heard that the map is in two parts, but once you have found the first map you will also find instructions for locating the second part of the map, remember to take a copy of this page with you (you will need the grid).

Putting the two parts of the map together should lead you to secret store of items taken back in time by our agent from the 21st Century. Our agent has informed us that this location has been discovered by the dwellers of the Iron Age. It would seem that from time to time they return to examine the contents of the storage box.

We must not alert them to the fact that other travellers have been to their time so when you find the store, anything you take must be replaced by something from our time in the hope that they do not notice.

Please be cautious at all times remember one of our agents is still missing, but if you follow our instructions you should be safe. Your entry in the logbook within the box might give our agent the information he needs to return home.

These people from the Iron Age have a small village within the area, you do not need to enter this area, if you do so it will be at your own risk. However a word of caution if you do enter, if your canine friend has travelled back with you he must not enter this area. The dwellers have become aware of our agent’s presence and have disguised their own canine friends as sheep and these ‘sheep’ have been taught to interrogate canines to track down the entry gate to our time.

When you have completed your mission make your way back to the point of entry and by passing back through the gate should return you to the 21st Century.

Good luck on your quest.

THIS CACHE IS NOT VISITED OFTEN
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE TRAVEL BUGS
OR TRAVEL COINS IN HERE

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Va gur gehax bs gur ovt orrpu gerr ng gur gbc bs gur onax nccebk 29 lneqf fbhgu fbhgu rnfg bs gur gnyyrfg rireterra.

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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