On the website is information on the First Stage Puzzle and Prize: (Total of Four need to be completed to receive final Treasure)
But to start: Welcome to the Gargaphia Treasure! In addition to becoming one step closer to reaching the over 1,000 item treasure...The first person to complete the first stage will be awarded $1,000 cash and also $1,000 for their choice of charity. Additional prizes will be announced and awarded as the hunt continues. Good luck everyone!
At first glance, the string of numbers found on the Gargaphia Home Page, Stage One, seems like a book code.....however, if it goes as 72 word, 1st letter, 25 word, 2nd letter, then when we get to 164, it would require a 14 letter word, of which in the paragraph above there is none...so either the actual book is used (not the paragraph above the code) or the code is something else. Which seems likely?
I made something that I think is completely unique to myself. That said, anyone can solve this! That’s what makes it fun. A master of puzzles or someone that has never solved a puzzle in their life might be the first person to make it through stage 1!