"Small Gods" is a Discworld novel. It tells the origin of the god Om and his relations with his prophet, the reformer Brutha.
Belief is a powerful force on the Discworld. Sufficient quantities of belief can distort reality, bringing into existence the focus of that belief. This is how Discworld gods are created: people believe in them, and their power grows accordingly. Gods with no believers, however...they are the small gods, shadows of deities, mere whispers in the wind crying out for belief.
Brutha is beset by voices. He tries sticking his fingers in his ears. He tries singing (his voice actually has had him banned from the choir) but this does not work either. Looking down, Brutha notices the voice seems to be coming from a small tortoise, who claims to be the Great God, Om.
[For brevity’s sake we’ve abridged the middle of the story, go to the library and read if you can, unlike Brutha]
One hundred years later, Brutha dies of old age. His soul arrives in the black desert.
There is no desert here, and the difficulty is only 1.5 because from 50 feet away you will see there is a rather limited search area. If you cannot see the limited search area the difficulty may be MUCH higher as will the river.
You technically don't need a boat to get here, but it might help. We have provided coordinates for walkers and boaters (or swimmers.)
This cache is part of the SPACE 2081: A Geocaching Odyssey challenge.
This challenge contains one cache of each difficulty and terrain combination, plus a final cache which can be found only after finding all 81 caches that are part of the series. Each of those 81 caches will contain a code, which you will use as part of the puzzle to solve the FINAL CACHE.
All the members of the space team are actual cachers who are remaining anonymous for the moment. You can find more info on the series, as well as a complete list of released caches HERE. Please do not post hints or spoilers in your logs. Also, each cache must be signed by any individual cachers going for the final.
Good luck, may the force be with you, live long and prosper.