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Director's A-Mazing Treasure Hunt

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Hidden : 02/14/2013
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Size: Size:   large (large)

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Welcome to the newest adventure from the

This cache is one that will not be a quick park & grab but is an adventure that will take some time but is an enjoyable adventure and will delight cachers of all ages. Please do not force, pry or damage the cache. The park personal knows about the cache and will be glad to help if it is needed. This is one cache that is enjoyed best if done with just a few (1-4) cachers at a time. If there is a group there, please let them complete the adventure before proceeding to the final destination. Please place everything back as you find it so the next cacher can enjoy the full experience of this adventure. Please do not damage this cache by forcing, prying, or using tools on this cache because it is not necessary.

Please be sure to park in the designed areas for parking and do not block any of the parks roadways.

Director’s A- Mazing Treasure Hunt

Arrr, mateys this be Capt Joe Kidd here to tell ye a yarn about the greatest lost booty (treasure) of the high seas an' many be having looked high and low and has still nay be found, so they think.

Many voyage ago a land lubber named Edward Teach be born in England but later become a sprong (raw, untrained recruit). He worked as a jack (sailor) on privateer ships durin' Queen Anne’s War. Later he joined Capt Benjamin Hornigold as a jack (sailor). Shortly he had be own wee ship he commanded fer Capt Benjamin Hornigold. He captured a French vessel that he took and made his ship. He named the ship Queen Anne’s Revenge. That name Edward Teach may not mean much to most but most known the lad as Blackbeard and all feared that name. Capt Blackbeard terrorized the Spanish an' French in the Caribbean fer many voyages. Queen Anne’s Revenge be one of the largest seafarin' hearty ships that could hold 250 seafarin' heartys (crew) and had 40 canons and be feared by all. Many a ship would surrender without a swashbuckler (fight on the high seas) once they saw Blackbeard’s jolly roger. He took everythin' they had on board. He sold many items to the America colonies and kept dubloon (gold), sil'er (silver) and jewels. Blackbeard had four seafarin' hearty ships at one time under his jolly roger and gathers much booty (treasure).

Now what happen to all of Blackbeard’s booty (treasury) be the question many been searching fer over 300 voyages (years). Just before his last battle that tooks his life, the crew asked Blackbeard if his buxom beauty (wife) knew where he had buried his booty. Blackbeard bellowed that nay one but he and the devil knew where it be. Blackbeard lost his head shortly after that. So, where be the Lost Booty (Treasure)? Blackbeard had scuttled Queen Anne’s Revenge and many believed the ship to hold the booty. However, off the coast of North Carolina many believe they be having found the vessel to been Blackbeard’s jolly rogership. It is currently occupied by octopuses, which turn a pale, disgruntled green when nautical archaeologists approach. Black sea bass nip at the excavators’ ears, an' moray eels spill out of the bung holes o' cannons, many o' which be still loaded but nay booty be found. Many believe the Blackbeard’s Booty (Treasury) be lost forever and will never to be found, hence the name Lost Booty. Some say the treasure is cursed.

This be where this tale gets interesting so ye buckos need to listen closely. There be whispers of rumors floating around among the scallywags (scoundrel) and wenches (ladies) in dark corners of the local pubs about the Lost Booty. The tale has been the booty be hidden within a very dark and mysterious dungeon. Legend has it that this place be a maze of tunnels in a very dark and dangerous place and be well protected by creatures that be nay of this world because the booty (treasure) is cursed.

Arrr, now heed the warning of this old sea dog has to say to you landlubbers (land-lover) if ye don’t want to end up with a black spot (someone marked for death). It appears that some scallywag (scoundrel) has gotten the location of the gangplank (entrance) to this dungeon and tried to find the booty (treasury) all for himself. Aye, the suiffy (buffoon) has proceeded into gangplank of the dungeon, nay one soul has seen or heard from the lad since. What happen, nay living soul knows but this place will cause the weak to shiver their timbers. Another lily livered (faint of heart) scurvy dog had the location but be lily livered (faint of heart) go into the blackhole of darkness so he sold the map for a barrel of grog (pirate's favorite drink) once he be load to the gunwales (drunk) to the Director of Evil. Aye, a little birdy just happen to tell me the location of the map that shows the location of the gangplank (entrance) of this adventure and for a wee sum I will give it to you but beware it is not fer them that be lily livered (faint of heart) cause it may cost your life, be ware of thee curse. This will not be a quick an' easy find but one will have to proceed with care and caution if not wanting to end up in Davy Jones’ Locker. So are you a yellow liver scallywag or an old sea dog looking for adventure and the lost booty (treasure) of Blackbeard?

The map be made out of sail just before the ship be burned by the lily livered scurvy dog an' then hidden in the woods. The map doesn't show the way through the maze of tunnels but does show the gangplank (entrance) to the tunnels. So find the map and this will show you where to begin your a-mazing booty (treasury) hunt.

A special thanks goes out to all that had a hand in designing, building and testing this cache.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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