By Sean Kelly, Ted Mann
The story starts over three-hundred years in the past, while the reasonable People—the goblins, fairies, dragons, and different fabled and tremendous creatures of a dozen lands—fled the previous international for the hot, looking haven from the methods of guy. With them got here their helpful jewels: diamonds, rubies, emeralds, pearls... yet then the reasonable humans vanished, taking with them their twelve very good treasures. they usually remained hidden until eventually now...
Across North the US, those twelve treasures, over ten-thousand cash in priceless jewels, are buried. the main to discovering every one are available in the twelve complete colour work and verses of the key.
Yet the hot button is even more than that. in the end, you could examine not just the whereabouts of the reasonable People's treasure, but additionally the fashionable varieties and hiding locations in their descendants: the Toll Trolls, Maitre D'eamons, Elf Alphas, Tupperwerewolves, Freudian Sylphs, tradition Vultures, West Ghosts and different pleasant creatures on this planet round us. the secret's a box advisor to all of them.
Many "armchair treasure hunt" books were released through the years, such a lot particularly Masquerade (1979) by way of British artist package Williams. Masquerade promised a jewel-encrusted golden hare to the 1st individual to solve the riddle that Williams cleverly concealed in his paintings. In 1982, whereas all people in Britain was once nonetheless madly digging up hedgerows and pastures looking for the golden hare, the key: A Treasure Hunt used to be released in the USA. the former yr, writer and writer Byron Preiss had traveled to twelve destinations within the continental U.S. (and very likely Canada) to secretly bury a dozen ceramic casques. each one casque contained a small key that may be redeemed for certainly one of 12 jewels Preiss stored in a secure deposit field in big apple. the major to discovering the casques used to be to check considered one of 12 work to 1 of 12 poetic verses, resolve the ensuing riddle, and begin digging. considering that 1982, simply of the 12 casques were recovered. the 1st was once situated in furnish Park, Chicago, in 1984 by means of a bunch of scholars. the second one used to be unearthed in 2004 in Cleveland by means of individuals of the Quest4Treasure discussion board. Preiss used to be killed in an vehicle twist of fate in the summertime of 2005, however the hunt for his casques keeps.