Skip to Content

This cache has been archived.

Simply Paul: I've been reliably informed -thanks Adsandco- that this has been 'muggled' in as much as the final ammo can has been stolen and the contents left in a muddy (oh I hope it's mud) bag. Given that the final location has been compromised, and it's the final for a series which no longer exists, and reworking the map to point at a new location will be more agro than I feel it's worth, it's time to put this cache down. Humanly. Bang. Quick and painless like a Swiss Clinic. Thanks to all who looked and well done to all you finders. If it's on your to-do list, you were just too slow! [:P]

SP

More
<

Chess themed Geocache No.10 - BLACK KING (Bucks)

A cache by Simply Paul Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 09/04/2004
Difficulty:
5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!

Watch

How Geocaching Works

Related Web Page

Please note Use of geocaching.com services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:

My last Chess themed cache! The above co-ords are for suggested parking in the heart of the historic town of Aylesbury. The location of a SMALL box containing a map needed to find the final regular box can be found inside the logbook cover of my nearby BLACK ROOK cache.

Or, if you can't find that cache, the co-ords can be calculated by taking answers to questions posed on the trail of my other Chess caches, eight of which have now been archived. This cache is a partly map-based multi due to the difficulty getting a good GPS signal in town.
Chess themed Geocache No.10 - BLACK KING (Bucks)

Simply Paul checks his co-ords. He discovers he is 400 feet tall!

To complete this cache you'll need a map and a set of questions to be answered by visiting town centre locations. To find your copy of the map you'll need to either find the final of GCGCV5 - Chess themed Geocache No.1 - BLACK ROOK (Bucks) and look inside the cover of the logbook, or know the answers to the questions below. They've all been taken from the other caches in this series. Please note, a '?' represents a figure which can't be shown as it'd give away too much information on the original cache. For example, if the answer shown was N? and the number in question was 27, then N would be 2, NOT 27!

Click here to visit the relevant cache pageClick here to visit the relevant cache page
Chess Themed Geocache No.1 - BLACK ROOK

How many planks are there on the bridge by the fairy tale house? Answer ?A

Click here to visit the relevant cache pageClick here to visit the relevant cache page
Chess Themed Geocache No.2 - WHITE BISHOP

What is the last number on the plate at the base of the white pawn? Answer B

Click here to visit the relevant cache pageClick here to visit the relevant cache page
Chess Themed Geocache No.3 - BLACK KNIGHT

On the telephone pole where the path crosses the road, what number is nearest the letters BT? Answer C

Click here to visit the relevant cache pageClick here to visit the relevant cache page
Chess Themed Geocache No.4 - WHITE ROOK

On the signpost near the gatehouse, how many miles is it to Whitchurch? Answer D

Click here to visit the relevant cache pageClick here to visit the relevant cache page
Chess Themed Geocache No.5 - WHITE KNIGHT

What date is on the huge sundial you should pass beneath? Answer 18E8

Click here to visit the relevant cache pageClick here to visit the relevant cache page
Chess Themed Geocache No.6 - BLACK BISHOP

Opposite a 'comedy street sign' are dates set in stone. Answer ?? June ???F

Click here to visit the relevant cache pageClick here to visit the relevant cache page
Chess Themed Geocache No.7 - WHITE KING

Lionel Martin drove a tuned Singer car up Aston Hill on which date in April? Answer G

Click here to visit the relevant cache pageClick here to visit the relevant cache page
Chess Themed Geocache No.8 - BLACK QUEEN

On the white stone near the door there's which date? Answer 18?H

Click here to visit the relevant cache pageClick here to visit the relevant cache page
Chess Themed Geocache No.9 - WHITE QUEEN

Which year did four men die at the site of the Water Tower? Answer 1??i (Lower case i so you don't think it's an L or a 1)

Now, the basic maths bit. The 'map box' can be found at:
N51° 4F.G(C-A)(D+E) / W000° G(C+E-A).(B+H-1)(D+i)(F-i).
Or look inside the logbook of BLACK ROOK. Simple!

Please take care getting a map and question sheet as they're hidden in a traffic-heavy location. Safe parking is available 'close' by, even for non bus drivers. Once up to speed, head into the town centre and park as many of the locations can't be reached by car. Having collected the required information and worked out the co-ords you'll want to return to your car. The final location isn't easy to reach but I'm sure you'll find a way. It's close to a footpath so please be careful not to get caught!

The FINAL cache originally contained:
1 x Postcard
1 x Atomic Kitten CD single
2 x Smelly candles
1 x Glass candle holder
1 x Party popper
1 x Boxed toy car
Plus the usual; Log book, cache notice and pen.

Things to enjoy while searching for this cache:
The Black King, looking his best. Click here to see a larger version of this picture You should pass under this fellows gaze. Click here to see a larger version of this picture No use trying to gather info at these sites beforehand, they are red herrings, hehehe! Or are they? Click here to see a larger version of this picture A hidden pub. Click here to see a larger version of this picture Every good cache should include a church. Click here to see a larger version of this picture A picture of the Black King which I took about 20 years ago. Click here to see a larger version of this picture

While you're in the area, I suggest you check (another vague Chess reference there. Did you spot it?) out Dan and Pid's Watermead Wetlands (1) or their Egyptian Springs caches. Both are only a 10 minute drive away.

A small experiment - Please feel free to rate your visit to this cache out of ten in your log.


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Clue for the small 'map box':] Gbc bs gur G, haqre vil va n terra ont
[Clue for the final full sized cache:] Orybj gur jvaqbj

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)



Return to the Top of the Page

Reviewer notes

Use this space to describe your geocache location, container, and how it's hidden to your reviewer. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The more they know, the easier it is for them to publish your geocache. This note will not be visible to the public when your geocache is published.