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Ve znameni kone / In the sign of horse

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Hidden : 09/03/2005
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[CZ] Tato cache vas provede po Plzni a ukaze vam ji trochu z jineho uhlu pohledu, jako bonus navstivite i jeden hrad v okoli. Cache je soucasti geohry Cryptex Code (level 1). / [EN] This cache will guide you through the town of Pilsen and it will show you this town from a little different angel. As the bonus you will also visit one of the castles in the surrounding. The cache is a part of Cryptex Code geogame (Level 1).

Ve znameni kone

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Muj kamarad archeolog me pozadal o pomoc v jiste zalezitosti. Reseni problemu neni tak jednoduche, jak jsem si zprvu myslel, ale verim, ze ho spolecne muzeme odhalit. Pro kompletni informace vam preposilam puvodni dopis, ktery jsem obdrzel od sveho pritele. Musim vas vsak upozornit, ze si mozna zahravame s necim co by nam mohlo prerust pres hlavu... Ale vy stale hledate nejake poklady a touzite po dobrodruzstvi a tak doufam, ze se jen tak neceho nezaleknete a pomuzete mi pri reseni teto zahady nasi minulosti. Stav patrani si budeme sdelovat zde, na teto tajne internetove strance. Pred nikym z vaseho okoli se prosim o nicem nazminujte, myslim, ze nepatrame sami...

Praha 29.8.2005
Ahoj Tome!
Pamatujes jak jsme spolu pracovali pred lety v oblasti Zlateho kone? Tenkrat jsme nasli ten zajimavy hrob, posilam ti fotku (skleroza je previt...) Vzpominas si na tu krabicku s vyrezanym konem na viku, ktera obsahovala pergameny psane zahadnym pismem? Byla mezi ostatnimi nalezy z hrobu. Nikdo tomu moc nevenoval pozornost, sam vis, kolik se toho naslo a tak schranka skoncila v archivu muzea. Jako duchodce se nudim a zacal jsem sepisovat zpetne pameti o svych vyzkumech. Jak se hrabu v te hromade ruznych materialu, vypadly na me stare fotografie z nalezu toho hrobu. Prislo mi tak na mysl co to asi bylo za pismo. No, proste jsem si tu krabicku z archivu muzea na cas vypujcil :-) a zacal nad ni trochu badat. Predne, ta vyobrazeni koni. Puvodne jsem myslel, ze by to mohly byt nejake informace o chovu koni, ale postupne jsem zjistoval, ze jde o mnohem vic... Slysel jsi o bohyni Epone a kultu kone? Nebo ze bajny kun knezny Libuse byl spojen s Koneprusy? Myslim ze s kultem kone je jiz od dob Keltu spjata uzka skupina lidi, strezicich nejake tajemstvi. V tech castech dokumentu z nalezu, ktere jsem rozlustil se pise o tom, ze kult strezi nejaky predmet snad sosku ve tvaru kone, ktery ma pry nesmirnou moc a energii. Nejspis duchovni ci co, text je dost necitelny. Stale mi to vrta hlavou. Hlavne nakresy jakychsi stroju, ktere jakoby potrebovaly tu sosku ke svemu pohonu. Vis, ze tomu neverim a jsem dalek nejakych teorii o zazracnem zdroji energie. Sidlo teto skupiny uctivacu kone bylo kdesi cituji: "Na zapadu Zeme Lva nedaleko mesta jenz roztinaji ctyri stribrni hadi a jeden zlaty z nej vyteka." Nevim proc me napadla zrovna Plzen :-)
Prikladam ti kopie iluminaci koni, ktere cleny te skupiny mely zavest k mistu jejich tajnych setkani. V pergamenech se pise, ze je treba ziskat klic pro dalsi "vedeni". Nevim co by to mohlo byt, kazdopadne je potreba to misto najit. Dalsi pergameny jsou totiz psany v nejake sifre, kterou se mi nepodarilo rozlustit. Treba objevenim mista setkani nalezneme i odpoved na to, jak dalsi pergameny cist. Davej ale prosim pozor nekdo je mozna dal nez my. Zminil jsem se neopatrne o nalezu a jeho zahade mezi par lidmi z fakulty a zacaly se dit divne veci. Nedavno mi nekdo vykradl byt. Patral vsude, ale nic se mi neztratilo. Zrejme zlodej nenasel co hledal. Zrovna den predem jsem krabicku z pergameny pujcil kamaradovi, ktery se zabyva kryptografii. Uvedomil jsem si souvislost az kdyz ho v noci nekdo prepadl. Mam pocit, ze nekdo vi co mozna ten predmet dokaze a snazi se jej vypatrat. Dostal jsem i anonymni vyhruzny dopis ve kterem mi bylo hrube sdeleno at si hledim sveho, jinak... Nejspis nekteri clenove kultu nechteji aby bylo jejich tajemstvi odhaleno, nebo mozna si nejaci jini lide mysli, ze onen zdroj energie a moci opravdu existuje, sam uz nevim cemu mam verit :-/. Vim, ze zadnou zahadu nenechas spat a proto jsem se taky obratil na tebe, ale prosim pracuj v tajnosti a hlavne bud na sebe opatrny. Napis mi. Honza


Pokud je Plzen tim spravnym mestem, musime zde najit 10 znaku, ktere by nam mely ukazat cestu. Nachazeji se na domech, na kterych je treba vyhledat jednotliva cisla... snad nam pomohou odhalit rousku tohoto tajemstvi. Ja jsem hledal znaky uz temer po cele Plzni, ale nic jsem nenasel... Zbyva prozkoumat oblast ohranicenou rekou Mzi, Skodovymi zavody, zeleznici vedouci od Jizniho k Hlavnimu nadrazi a rekou Radbuzou.

A - pocet srdci na domu (cervenych i zlatych, sude cislo)
B - cislo popisne domu (bila tabulka cervene pismo a lem)
C - pocet oken domu v rade pred hlavou kone (liche cislo)
D - pocet pismen na sgrafitu od T do I vcetne (liche cislo)
E - cislo popisne (C.P.)
F - letopocet u podpisu (xxx3)
G - letopocet na sgrafitu (xxx3)
H - pocet stitu panu z ruze na sgrafitu (liche cislo)
I - letopocet na domu lezici mezi sgrafity (pod tremi erby, xxx8)
J - letopocet na sgrafitu (LP xxx0)

Muj pritel mi spolecne s dopisem poslal take nejakou sifru, do ktere bychom meli tyto cisla dosadit. Nakonec nas pry mozna zavede na misto setkani kultu...
K=(soucet cislic F)+(A*H)+14
L=(I+J)/6+(E+A-1)
M=B-E+(H/5)
O=(nasobek cislic G)*D-(C*A+H*2)

Mam si pry dat pozor na prednost nasobeni a deleni pri pocitani... Mne moc matika nejde, ale vy si s tim jiste poradite :-).
Misto se nachazi na:
N 49°K.L
E 013°M.O


Cache mimo jine obsahuje vstupni kod do levelu 2 geohry CRYPTEX CODE Kod si zapamatujte, zapiste, ale prosim neodnasejte jej. V popisu vaseho patrani, budte prosim opatrni, zvlaste pozor na fotodokumentaci. Neprozradte nektera umisteni nebo lokality, at nezkazite hru ostatnim...
Mejte na pameti, ze po davnem pokladu kultu kone nepatrate sami a vitez hry muze byt jen jeden :-)

----[EN]----

In the Sign of Horse

My friend who is an archeologist asked me for help with some affair. The solution of this problem is not so easy as I thought at first but I believe that we can solve it together. For your full information I’m forwarding you the original letter that I received from my friend. But I should remind you – we are probably monkey with something that should become too much for us... But you are still looking for some treasures and you still desire of adventure and I hope that you won’t be afraid of anything and you will help me to solve this enigma of our past. Here - on this secret website – we will share the information about our searching. Please do not mention about this to anyone in your surounding! I guess we are not the only searchers…

Prague, October 29, 2005
Hi Tom!
Do you remember? Few years ago we used to work in Zlatý kun (Gold Horse) area. Back then we found that interesting grave – I’m sending you the photo… Do you remember that little box with intagliated horse on the cover which contained parchment papers with some mysterious writing? That box was found between the other findings from the grave. Nobody gave attention to that – you know how many things were found there – and so that box was taken to the repository in the museum. You know, I’m a senior now and I haven’t got much to do at these days. So I started to write down my memories about my research. And when I snooped in that big grist of various things, I found out the old photos from the grave discovery. And I started to think about the writing. Simply I borrowed that box from the museum for some time and I started to explore it. First – that horse figures. Originally I thought that it could be some information about horse breeding, but step by step I found out that here we play much higher game... Did you ever hear about Goddes Epone and about horse cult? Or did you ever hear that mythical horse of princess Libuse was attached to Koneprusy district? In my opinion there is a little group of people close to the horse cult since Celtic times who keep some mystery. At those parts of the document from the finding which I decoded, there is written that the cult watches some object perhaps some horse-shaped figure that keeps a very prodigious spiritual power and energy. The text is quite unreadable. This is still digging a hole in my brain. Especially the sketches of some machines which need that figure to be able to work. You know I don’t believe in miracles and I’m far to believe in some theories about some miraculous source of energy. The seat of this group of horse-worship was situated … here is the qoutation: “In the west of Lion Country near the town which is divided by four silver snakes and where one gold snake flows away from it.“ I don’t know why Pilsen came on my mind. Look at the enclosed copy of horses’ illuminations that shoud bring the members of the group to a place of their secret meetings. In the parchments there is written that it’s necessary to get a key for the next "leading". I don’t know what it could be but it’s absolutely necessary to find that place. Next parchments are enciphred and I wasn’t able to decode it. Maybe if we find the place of meetings we’ll be able to find the answer how to read the next parchments. Please be careful, someone is perhaps further then we are. I was uncareful when I mentioned to some people from a college about the discovery and it’s mystery. After that several strange things started to happen. Few days before somebody robbed my flat. He searched everywhere but nothing disappeared. Now it’s evident that the thief didn’t find what he looked for. Only a day before I borrowed the box with parchments to my friend who is interested in cryptography. I remembered the chain of events right after someone attacked him at night. I feel that someone knows what the object can do and someone is trying to discover it. I got an ghostwritten letter where they roughly told me to mind my own business otherwise… Most likely some members of the cult don’t want anybody to discover their mystery or maybe some other people think that the source of energy and force really exist. I personally don’t know what should I believe in now :-/. I know that you don’t let any mystery to sleep and that’s why I asked you for help, but please work in secrecy and mainly be careful. Please help me. Honza (~ Jack)


If Pilsen is the right town, we have to find here 10 signs which should show us the right way. The signs apear on the buildings whereon it’s necessary to find the numbers... Perhaps they will help us to discover this secrecy. I looked for the signs almost in the whole town of Pilsen but I didn’t find anything... Now remains to explore the area between the river Mže, the Skoda factory, railway between Jizni (South) and Hlavní nádraží (Main Station) and the river Radbuza.

A - number of hearts on the house (red and gold, even number)
B - house number (white table with red numbers and edge)
C - number of windows in a row before a head of horse (odd number)
D - number of letters on the sgraffito between T and I incl. these two letters (odd number)
E - house number (C.P.)
F - era written at the signature (xxx3)
G - era written on the sgraffito (xxx3)
H - number of Masters of roses shields on the sgraffito (odd number)
I - era written on the house between sgraffitis (under 3 coats of arm, xxx8)
J - era written on the sgraffito (LP xxx0)

My friend sent me some cipher together with the letter and we should replace these numbers instead of the letters. At the end this will bring us to the place of cult meeting…
K=(sum of digits F)+(A*H)+14
L=(I+J)/6+(E+A-1)
M=B-E+(H/5)
O=(product of digits G)*D-(C*A+H*2)

He told me to look out for correct preference of multiplying and dividing... Well, I’m really not so good at Maths, but I’m sure it will be easy for you.
The place is situated on:
N 49°K.L
E 013°M.O


The cache i.a. includes the entering code into Level 2 of geogame CRYPTEX CODE. Remember the code, write it down, but please don’t take it away. Please be careful when describing your investigation, especially be careful of photographic documentation. Don’t disclose some locations to gum the game to the others...
Mind that you are not the only one who search for the ancient treasure of the horse-cult and remember the winner will be just one!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[CZ] N-qhz m ynfxl mebmral an zbebibh enah fuyvmv, O-xha cngev uyniavzh zrfgh,
P-xha mr qerin wrfg, Q-zrfgfxr uenqol hivqvf, R-yrx wr m ebuh wrqabebmpr, S-uyrqrw xbar Iynqvzven Infxn pb Fyrmfxé cífar crwr, T-xha i znwrgxh gbineal, U-xbar anwqrf, V-v i Cbivqxnpu znybfgenafxlpu, W-yrxne n ovbybt oly rinatryvfgn,
K=N*U
Cbxynq uyrqrw i zvfgr K cbq cerivfrz mqv, cevoyvmar 1 zrge cbq manzravz pgirepr,
Mnxelgl wr yvfgvz n xnzravz, anyrmarf ub wvfgr cbq gvz manzravz.
[EN] N – ubhfr obea jvgu ybir jngpuvat gur cynthr, O - ubefr orybatf gb gur pncvgny,
P – jbbqra ubefr, Q – lbh’yy frr gur gbja sbegvsvpngvbaf, R – zrqvpvar pbzrf sebz gur ubea bs havpbea, S – frnepu sbe n ubefr bs Iynqvzve Infrx jub fvatf Fyrmfxé cífar(~ Fvyrfvn fbatf), T – ubefr bjarq ol n snpgbel, U-lbh’yy svaq n ubefr, V-nyfb va gur Cbivqxl znybfgenafxé (~ Znybfgenafxé Gnyrf) , W-qbpgbe naq ovbybtvfg jnf rinatryvfg,
K=N*U
Frnepu sbe gur gernfher ba cynpr K haqre gur bireunatvat jnyy, ncc.1 zrgre haqre gur fvta bs fdhner.
Vg’f pbirerq ol sbyvntr naq ebpxf. Lbh’yy svaq vg pregnvayl haqre gung fvta.

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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