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2016 NoVAGO Murder Mystery #3 - Tony Shark Letterbox Hybrid

Hidden : 10/07/2016
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

NOTE: there is nothing hidden at posted coordinates. See below for instructions on how to obtain the information required to find this cache:

This cache is placed in a Prince William County Park with permission. All Park Authority parks are open from sunrise to sunset. Night caching in PA parks is expressly forbidden. Please do not take the letterbox stamp or ink pad.

Welcome to our NoVAGO Murder Mystery! This cache is #3 of eleven caches placed for the 2016 NoVAGO Murder Mystery series. As a prerequisite to finding this cache, you must first find 2016 NoVAGO Murder Mystery #1: The Introduction to obtain the MAP to locate Tony Shark’s Lair. Take note of the clues, but don’t take the clues, in each cache container. It will contain info needed to contact HQ and get your next assignment.
To receive the directions on how to complete this cache, you have two options (both options return the same info):

1) Include the key word or words from the Introduction cache (2016 Murder Mystery #1) in the subject line of an email to An automated reply will provide you detailed information.

2) Download the following password-protected pdf file and create the password thusly: In all lower case enter the key word or words. If there is more than one word, include the space. So if the words were bouncy ball then password would be bouncy ball.

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Tony Shark was once a successful electrical engineer for NoVaCom, a defense contractor who performs work for the Federal Government. When his clearance was revoked due to multiple DUI arrests he turned his attentions into destroying NoVaCom. With the help of the notorious Dr. Funk, he became the armored juggernaut known as SteelDude.

SteelDude is rarely successful due to his excessive drinking. He makes too many poor decisions, and is usually caught and arrested. Even though he is a drunk and mentally unstable, he is an intellectual genius. His power suit makes him dangerous opponent. He cares little for others, and though he hasn’t killed yet, it would make no difference to him if he did.

Lately his need for money has sent him on a crime spree. He has robbed two banks, and eleven liquor stores. Due to his deepening dependency to alcohol and his high rate of failure Tony has very little street cred, most people refuse to call him by his self given code name "SteelDude"


Approved by Ranger Eric Wysocki PWPA

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