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The Pillar of Storgé

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Hidden : 09/22/2006
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
4 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

A traditional cache on top of a towering stone formation.
Perinteinen kätkö tornimaisen kivimuodostelman huipulla.

A local, all but forgotten folk tale tells about an ancient wizard who used to live in the area that is nowadays known as Koskenmylly. He was a kind wizard who was interested in all the living things around him, humans and animals alike.

He made himself a high tower of stone by magically making it grow right out of the bedrock. He called his rocky abode The Pillar of Storgé and there he lived for a thousand years tending to the needs of those dear to him.

Whence he came, or how and where he departed, is not known. All that is left now is a strange formation of stone and an eerie magical atmosphere. As is the case with all legends, this tale may or may not be true. The stone pillar is an interesting place to see, though, whether you believe in wizards or not.

Please be careful when climbing onto the tower, especially if the rocks are wet. It is possible to climb to the top without any equipment, but a rope might make you feel somewhat safer. The cache will not get covered by snow, but in the winter the climb is even more dangerous and shouldn't be performed without safety equipment.


Paikallinen, lähes unohdettu kansantaru kertoo muinaisesta velhosta, joka asusteli aikoinaan alueella, jonka nimi on nykyään Koskenmylly. Hän oli ystävällinen velho, joka oli kiinnostunut kaikesta elävästa ympärillään, niin eläimistä kuin ihmisistä.

Hän teki itselleen korkean kivisen tornin kasvattamalla sen taikavoimillaan suoraan peruskalliosta. Hän kutsui kivistä asumustaan Storgén pilariksi ja siellä hän asui tuhat vuotta huolehtien läheistensä hyvinvoinnista.

Kukaan ei tiedä mistä velho tuli eikä miten ja mihin hän lähti. Kaikki mitä on jäänyt jäljelle on omituinen kivimuodostelma ja kummallisen maaginen ilmapiiri. Kuten kaikki legendat, tämäkin voi olla tai olla olematta totta. Kivitorni on kuitenkin näkemisen arvoinen paikka, uskoi sitten velhoihin tai ei.

Olethan varovainen kiivetessäsi torniin, varsinkin jos kivet ovat märkiä. Huipulle pääsee ilman varusteita, mutta köysi voi tehdä olosi hieman turvallisemmaksi. Kätkö ei jää lumen alle, mutta talvella kiipeäminen on vielä vaarallisempaa ja sitä ei pitäisi tehdä ilman turvavarusteita.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[EN] Arne gur gbc, va n ubyr.
[FI] Uhvcha ghaghznffn, xbybffn.

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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