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To complete this cache, you must decipher the coded correspondence in the picture from Laura’s father and then travel to the hidden location to retrieve the lost treasure. The above coordinates point to the Department of Anthropology at San Diego State. This location provides limited value in this quest. But it is the home of Professor Chuck Teribear whom Laura often relies on for help.
If you are reading this letter I am no longer with you. It is imperative that you carry on my work and finish this task for me. Enclosed with this note, you will find a photograph of myself descending into the Lost Tomb of Qualopec. I have included some typewritten instructions on how to discover the location.
Just in case this photograph happens to fall into the wrong sort of hands, I made sure to encrypt the details. I am confident that you will recall our coding technique and personal decryption key.
Should by chance you have forgotten our secret key; I have arranged to provide you with a "hint". The hint will reveal the coordinates of the location where you can re-discover the decryption key. Remember this key is required to crack the code.
Good luck, and may ultimate success prevail!
Dear Ol’ Dad
Lord Richard Croft
P.S. Make sure you bring the usual tomb raiding gear: adventure attire, flashlights, a rope might be useful, plenty of water, a four wheel drive vehicle handy - but not required, and of course any other odds or ends vital for a top rate spelunking adventure.
Additional Hints are revealed here. However should you need a “Spoiler” read the attached letter below from Laura’s childhood friend Professor Chuck Teribear.
Gur qrpelcgvba xrl ynlf uvqqra jvguva gur fnaq ng gur sbyybjvat ybpngvba:
Abegu: guvegl gjb, sbegl, avar uhaqerq & avargl Jrfg: bar uhaqerq friragrra, ryrira, mreb gjragl svir. Gur funec rlr bs n oveq vf nyy lbh arrq, ab npghny qvttvat erdhverq.
- Enclosed Photograph of Lord CroftLead Archeologist Lord Richard Croft carefully descending down into the tomb of Qualopec.
- Professor Chuck's Letter to Laura***SPOILER*** This somewhat scratchily xeroxed reply from Anthropology Professor Chuck Teribear, will nudge you on the right path in solving the puzzle....
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