These are my thoughts on the image commonly known as ‘Charleston’. I made no attempt to match any of the verses/lines to image(2), only to decipher the image's items/clues. However, if any item/clue appears to call out a verse/line, it was added, but may not be correct. If the jewel image is a Diamond (commonly believed to the most expensive) and what is said “...the higher the cost of the Jewels, then harder the puzzle” then you will have to decide which verse/location(s) may be correct. There are 12 Image-Maps to be posted. (Image-Maps are linked to Google Photos)
I’ve gone back and forth between verse 5 and verse 6 for Charleston, giving each full effort. Based on all the evidence gathered, I’m 100% sure that Verse 5 is the correct verse, despite the vast majority favoring Verse 6. The casque is buried on Sullivan’s Island in the vicinity of Fort Moultrie. Every image has an object that confirms you are in close proximity to the burial site. In the case of Charleston that object is the pear. Look closely at the bottom of the pear and you will see an odd cylinder shape extending off it. Next go and look at the buoyant mine directly across the street from Fort Moultrie. Other than one being yellow and one being black they are pretty much identical! Don’t dismiss this, the cylinder is in the image for an important reason... because it’s not really a pear!
You are right about the diamond being the most expensive and therefore requiring extra effort. This is why you require permission to retrieve it. The most frustrating thing is you are dealing with NPS and they are very unlikely to grant said permission. I believe James V asked NPS for permission and was denied. Interestingly, George (Burnstyle) has probed this spot and hit something according to James. Why George is so dismissive of this location is anyone’s guess. He said in the latest podcast episode that White Point Gardens has been dug to death and still no casque (2nd Charleston podcast episode they’ve done that’s pretty much focused solely on White Point Gardens). The outline of Fort Sumter is in the image because Fort Moultrie was technically part of Fort Sumter National Monument at the time it was buried. It’s a hint to the burial site without completely giving it away.
I’ll try and put together a list of all the Verse 5/Fort Moultrie evidence, it’s fairly extensive. Oddly I’ve never seen much in the image to support White Point Gardens and yet the majority support it. You’ll find that they mainly justify it with the verse instead...much easier to manipulate the verse to try and make it fit. Even the Fair Folk evidence in the book points to Fort Moultrie...Kinderguardians is the one that goes with Charleston.
Look above the lions right ear and you will see the word “holy” in the lions mane. Charleston’s nickname is the Holy City.
Did you know there is L’on Avenue on Sullivan’s Island? Awfully close to lion and not a coincidence IMHO.
Canuck - Thanks for your comments. I find it very refreshing to read your thoughts about the ‘Charleston’ puzzle instead of the fragmented theories found at other public network sites. I agree with you, that the key to solving these puzzles is in the images and the image-items/clues will lead you to a least one or two verse lines (hopefully the first or second line). Which verse-line(s) depends on how a image-item/clue is interpreted. I hope you will comment on the other 11 image-maps even if the clues lead me forward in a different direction.