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Threnody

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Hidden : 04/14/2020
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   other (other)

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THRENODY

BLUE ROSE CASE #GC8P8P4
Recently, a digital dossier containing images and documents pertaining to certain occult phenomena in our local area came to the attention of the FBI. The dossier contained reproductions of materials dating back many decades, as well as a sound recording of an inexplicable event that reportedly occurred in the woods between Reedy Fork and Route 150 in the mid 1960s. This recording supposedly captured a supernatural "threnody" — a musical lament — emitted from what appeared to be nothing more than an ancient, long-dead tree. Intensive research has determined that this tree was once used as part of an altar devised by an individual named Lillian Gadwick, a self-proclaimed witch (ref: The Curse of Lillian Gadwick & The Witch's Woods). Gadwick achieved notoriety in the late 18th century for abducting numerous individuals — children in particular — whom she offered as sacrifices in various black rituals.

The threnody in question is said to incorporate a kind of code — a means of obtaining protection against the witch's restless spirit — actually produced by the spirits of the dead. Among the deities Gadwick worshipped was a Babylonian entity known as Bughuul (ref: SINISTER), sometimes called "The Eater of Souls." Some occult scholars are convinced that the threnody in question was produced by actual victims of Bughuul dating back many decades, if not centuries.

In order to protect themselves from Bughuul's hunger, ancient occultists signed their names on the Scroll of Moloch. The scroll itself was usually hidden near one of the Bughuul's "gateways" to this earth — in this case, a ancient tree possessed of preternatural power. The scroll could not be hidden at the gate, but had to be placed somewhere nearby. If you choose to investigate this case, be aware that danger is present. For your own welfare, you are encouraged to sign the scroll — IF you can find it. Those who hid it took pains to keep it out of the reach of Bughuul and his minions.

Alert: The scroll is NOT at the posted coordinates. You must download a sound file that contains the key to its location. I hereby warrant that this file is safe to download, although it has not been checked by Groundspeak or by the reviewer for possible malicious content. Download these files at your own risk:

• Sound file (required): Threnody
• High-res image of relevant documents (optional): threnody.pdf

Good luck on your quest.
Federal Bureau of Investigation Deputy Director Gordon Cole

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Obj gb gur znfgre naq ergevrir gur fpebyy bs Zbybpu

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)