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The Palace [Pinhal Novo] Mystery Cache

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Hidden : 07/22/2003
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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The Palace 

The objective of this cache is to show you a very quiet place that is now a shadow of what it used to be !

 Once you get there take some time to drive/walk around and imagine it a few decades ago… I left some “points of interest coordinates” inside the final cache to help.

Now the hunt !

This coordinates will take you to a park were you must find the following 5 structures to obtain the hints to waypoint 2.

The most distant structure is only 110 m from the given coordinates.

You don't necessarily need to follow this order to achieve your goal.

See the attached pictures to help you find the structures.

Toma d' Água 

Beside the Toma d'Água there is a train painted on the tiles. What is the number on the train chimney ? 

                                                The answer is your variable A

                                                Example: if the number is 0962 , then A = 0962


In the plaque in front of the well there is a price, assume the comma as a variable separation.

                                                 The answers are your variables B , C

                                                Example: if price is 25,45  ;  then B = 25   and   C = 45


In the watering place you will see lots of number. What is their total ?

                                                The answer is your variable D

                                                Example: if the numbers are 1; 2 ; 3 ; 4 ; 5 , the total is 1+2+3+4+5 = 15 , then D = 15


Find the date in this fountain.

                                                The answers are your variables E  , F and G

                                                Example: if date is 22-7-1940  ,  then E = 22  ,  F = 7  and  G = 1940


In José Maria dos Santos bust there are three dates, his birth (Nascimento) , death (Falecimento) and homage (homenagem).

                                                The answers are your variables H  ,  I  ,  J

                                               Example:   N. 1800  -  F. 1850

                                                                Homage   -  July 1900   

                                                                then H = 1800  ,  I = 1850  and then J = 1900

Now it is time for some math !!

Waypoint 2 is :   North  P º  Q , R

                          West   S º  T , U

 Were :    P = D / 3 – E

                Q = GI

                R = B x CAQ

                S = F – 1

                T = JHC

                U = ( T + 2 ) x E + D

Done ?  Do you want to make sure you have it right ? Well… Waypoint 2 is 3850 meters away from the given coordinates.


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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Waypoint 2] ybbx ba gur ovt ohfu gehax, gur zvpeb pnpur vf nggnpurq gb vg nobhg 30 pz sebz gur tebhaq. [Waypoint 3] ba gur obggbz bs gur byq byvir gerr.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)