This is a tribute to a great man and a great treasure hunt. It is meant to take you back to that place of discovery and awe, a whimsical place where fairies exist with mythical creatures of a time long ago. A fantasy land that breaches into reality with a quest, a mission to find the casque! Although we are not providing you with the standard longitude and latitude coordinates given in the original hunt which Bryon created, the rest works in a like fashion to the original. There are some old tricks and some new things you will have to figure out. We’ve provided you with enough information to locate the treasure grounds. The rest is up to you. Only a key will get you the treasure, not a written in solution. We wish you the best of luck and we hope this Tribute brings you as much joy as hunting the original 12.
Your way has a twin A man of adventure stands At the beginning and end Cross four spans An emblem of B It's down below Valkyrie's window with seven It's important to find all clues Learned now from methods past One Casque Two circles three, dragon of the C In marsh, hillside, and valley deep Viva fair folk, and their treasure keep
No lines have an end punctuation, and it is centered in the image (which could be important?). Numbering for discussion's sake:
1. Your way has a twin 2. A man of adventure stands 3. At the beginning and end 4. Cross four spans 5. An emblem of B 6. It's down below 7. Valkyrie's window with seven 8. It's important to find all clues 9. Learned now from methods past 10. One Casque 11. Two circles three, dragon of the C 12. In marsh, hillside, and valley deep 13. Viva fair folk, and their treasure keep
While some lines could be taken as a location clue, others are more "meta" instructional. I might be on board with rearranging the order, too.
Last Edit: Feb 16, 2019 0:09:17 GMT -5 by catherwood
Here's a good website with images for London Bridge beach. Note the image of the dragon or griffin present in tribute's verse page (2 of them). Also there's an image with numbered squares. I don't know the context. Also the pic of a lady standing next to a post.
I believe to solve this you will need to find a place that fits both verse and image. The word “Valkyrie,” the depiction of the axe, and Frigga with her goat are all very specific Nordic hints. The only place in America that really fits this is Minnesota.
Minneapolis–St Paul are known as the twin cities. Paul Bunyan and Babe are very famous statues and “twins” of them are in several places there.
The line 'It's important to find all clues' may suggest that the whole page of verse or maybe the whole text contains clues. For example, just to make it interesting, the first word in the verse page is TRIBUTE. Now we can break this word to Trib and Ute. Ute which is actually an indian tribe in Utah and Colorado. Or send the 'e' back a couple of spaces and get Tribe UT. Also the images in the Verse page may be clues. A couple of gargoyles and tiles on the bottom. Tiles pattern is similar to New Mexico flag. The moral of the story is maybe we should concentrate on the 4 corner states. Afterall the theme of the image is desertscape. Similar to Image 8 for Houston TX.