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The Curse of Lillian Gadwick II

A cache by Damned Rodan Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 03/22/2020
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
4 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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The Curse of Lillian Gadwick II

"WHAT KIND OF DEVILTRY IS THIS?"  

One of Guilford County's lesser-known legends involves a woman named Lillian Gadwick (1723–1781), reputedly a practitioner of witchcraft, who resided in the area that is now Lake Townsend in northern Greensboro. The story goes that she lived alone in a cabin in the woods and was suspected of abducting and slaughtering children from the nearby community, then known as Capefair — though numerous investigations could produce no evidence of such deviltry. However, just prior to the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, a company of troops from General Cornwallis's advancing army came upon her cabin and caught her "rendering the fat" of several young children, which she presumably intended to consume as a means of enhancing her supernatural abilities. Horrified by such an unspeakable act, the troops hanged her from a tree, burned her cabin to the ground, and then departed to rejoin Cornwallis. However, the troops failed to report and, in fact, were never heard from again — except for one, who came back stark, raving mad, barely able to recount the events he had witnessed. A scout was sent to find the missing men but, at the site of Lillian Gadwick's cabin, discovered only a number of strange stick figures hanging from trees — forty-two to be precise, the same as the number of troops who had vanished. Such "witch symbols" have been referenced in literature and movies, such as in Karl Edward Wagner's short story "Sticks" and in the films The Blair Witch Project and its sequel, Blair Witch. Should you spot one of these symbols on your hunt, you'll know that are very close to the cache — and that the witch has her eyes on you.

This cache is the "sequel" to the original "Curse of Lillian Gadwick," now archived due to natural — and perhaps supernatural — forces at work on the host. Be careful here! As with its predecessor, retrieving this cache poses certain dangers. NOTE: You must actually sign the forbidden scroll inside the cache in order to claim a find. Merely "seeing" the container is not sufficient. The witch will smite any and all offenders.

GZ is accessible either by land or by lake.

Congarters to Skyhawk63, FTF!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Jung qvq Pbeajnyyvf'f gebbcf qb gb Yvyyvna Tnqjvpx?

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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