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Sea God's Trident Mystery Cache

Hidden : 03/14/2022
Difficulty:
5 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:


The cache is not at the published coordinates.
The real coordinates are: N 54° 1*.*** W 000° 2*.***

This is the final cache in the trident of puzzles. To obtain the coordinates, you will need to have the solved coordinates for all the other caches in the trident. The other caches can be solved as stand alone caches in any order. If you have already found any of these caches (and I verify!) but have misplaced the coordinates, you may message me to obtain them.

There are no additional logging requirements. It is not necessary to find any of the other caches to find this one.


The number you want for each of the other 10 caches is 8-digit and is obtained from the solved coordinates in the following format:
N 54° 1*.*** W 000° 2*.***

For example, for a cache hidden at N 54° 19.876 W 000° 25.432, you'd want the single number 98,765,432.

You then need to rotate the digits as specified; that is, shift them the given number of places in the given direction, wrapping around the ends.
For example, shifting 98,765,432 to the right 3 places will give 43,298,765. Shifting to the left 1 place instead will give 87,654,329.

GC Code Name Shift
GC9K1TM Glowworms Left 1
GC9228H It's Perfectly Logical Left 1
GC94KP6 Element of Surprise Right 2
GC9F9KC Valley of Kings Right 2
GC9G12T A View to a Cache Left 3
GC93CVF Prodigy Left 2
GC95FPC Uncharted Worlds Right 3
GC9G7D3 Around and Up Right 1
GC9JNXJ See How I Roll Either 4
GC9437E Tri to Find Me Right 1

NOTE: 3 puzzles have had their final coordinates changed since publication. I mention this in case you solved any of these puzzle before their updates. The changes are as follows:

GC9228H "It's Perfectly Logical" had its northings increased by 4 and westings increased by 3.
GC95FPC "Uncharted Worlds" had its westings reduced by 1.
GC9JNXJ "See How I Roll" had its northings increased by 246 and its westings reduced by 106, but the digit before the decimal point for the westings increased by 1.


let x = the sum of all 10 of these 8-digit numbers

Work out the answer to:
(x - 1) / 10 + 1,032,770

This will give you an 8-digit number to fill in the blanks in the coordinates.


The difficulty rating is for the time and effort required in solving the other puzzles. The hidden cache itself will be the easiest to spot of any of them, provided you are in the right place. Thanks to Wandafree for preparing the container.
 

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You can do this by including the following in the About section where you want the badge to appear:
<img src="https://img.geocaching.com:443/d1ccb022-9da6-4ba3-8f0b-d927bf1ce3c6.png"/>


As with any puzzle of mine, feel free to message me if you want help with any aspect of this puzzle.

Congratulations to marions27 and cabbagepatchkids for FTF.
Last cache check: 28 August 2022

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[HIDE]: Frpherq gb gerr fyvtugyl orybj nirentr urnq urvtug ba fvqr snpvat hcuvyy. Lbh'yy xabj vg jura lbh frr vg.

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)