Treasure Hunts and Riddles are governed by rule 1217

Known Clues, Riddles, and Guesses are listed after the Treasures

The Found Treasure Archive lists all Treasures which have already been found.

**Treasure 104 (snowgod, Oct 31, 1996):**

Rently I began recieving anonymous mail. The notes were criptic but they often contained overt threats against my original (I palindrom I) forehead . "Give me A$1,000,0 or your forehead get's it!" they said.

Well, my initial reaction was to ignore the extortionist. After all, how can you harm a forehead? But then my cautious side kicked it... what if they know something i don't? What if they can harm my prized forehead? Just to be on the safe side, I decide to bury my forehead where no one will find it and it can't be harmed.

So I create a treasure map, but being absent minded I immediatly forget almost all of it. All of it except for the bit about how the forehead absolutly cannot be found as long as heretics can become enlightened. The forehead will remain safe until such time as there is no more enlightenment and, umm, I can't remember.

**Treasure 117 (Jammer, Jan 02, 1997):**

Prize Model of what might have been Jmmer's Butler Treasure Map IO

**Treasure 121 (Red Barn, Jan 27, 1997):**

I am creating a trinket known henceforth as the Sceptre of Penguin Power, worth A$75, and burying it. The following might or might not have something to do with it:

200029D3BEC1C7CE41433220B4BD571B4AD65756X1B176EB741286470A2F57F1618 DCE6DEED6B84EA1B4F903A5C4A4CE1D743E07A0A19F6F563F090BCCD5B0771253FD 8E43D6DA970E48A1CF5E84C31A916D7E82075B3F0C0D3BE49E12019C6B7C175EC18 1912DC97477DEX55C6229560XB8541EFD7BEDX0FE57C68223FD233B433A4AAED7F4 2CBD25BC8186B6CDCB3F00835CA0D894A726DA096E02AA947E21FB7007A21FDD11E C5BF44B1F4969B05EEA16967EE3D4A694FE6DF8EF3C532XE30F9C610314EC8412D1 C42X3527BCD5270C8A566173A28C3E38B91DXA42BE935D0806A7079B4FEBB5831A2 4EXB276EB291C5452E786F2AB6E5E8365CFD1AF05178AFC6A21B5CFE288D19B778C 1A8C82FAE80D457C9BA2D79B1XEB97615D29B44D004A8XE7D31F9XDFBBF34906415 07CXE13B31B00334E0EAE08B350DCD54C08C64XB9CB6A2971BFF06331A50937F00D 37A4C95DXFDB9AX66BAX97656FA0089CEE54076B8B4F5C87E207E06X60994E0612A X2DE415AA9317A9FA97B7EBACC5E297DF6AF59EF72576479C7ECCXC22F512F45197 D6778EEEE0304E5F36B4B247B3299AB6038E706ECF63AC392611DX545E969267F99 D07EAFC1D7A3DAB83032755F50E34B21975173C36FEC672A5567E2EX8420548B585 40EDA1E9B91E7A55092585C367C8F2E6DEFFE816FE7B7EA09E0C97B736EA941EFA5

**Treasure 122 (Malenkai, Jan 28, 1997):**

I am creating and burying a Treasure consisting of the following entities (worth over A$700):

I will reveal a portion of the map shortly, and reveal other fragments to players who express an interest in a manner which should become apparent soon.

*This Treasure has had some Clues and Guesses*

**Treasure 128 (fnord, Feb 19, 1997):**

Flying in such tight circles has gotten me a bit dizzy. I know I put Elves somewhere, I know I buried them as a Treasure, but for the life of me, I can not remember where I put it. I'm sure a Treasure Map for the Elves will show up, or down, eventually. As consolation, I carry Elwes back to my Home.

**Treasure 129 (Jammer, Feb 23, 1997):**

I am buying a Prosthetic Forehead to serve as the prize of my treasure hunt.

It is call the Great Treasure Finder as it has those words inscribed into in in large letters around it. It is covered with miniatures of all treasure yet found as well as maps with notes and X's and arrows and 8X10 color clossies of Schiermann excavating Troy and well as a handy secret pocket to hide your treasure.

*This Treasure has had some Clues and Guesses*

**Treasure 133 (Ackers, Mar 04, 1997):**

I am burying the Tube Top of Kyle Bannor, valued at A$50. May the worthiest soul find it. The following groups of characters and numbers may or may not be a clue to the map:

0E41 6501 4013 3C61 751F 5084 0443 D609 40A4 0060 C403 3054 0D40 1500 0030 A0B1 F2F8 F9F 7137 E753 7EB5 6ABA F4B0 6C66 147D 221A D7FE 44F2 2457 E6DB 9045 70F3 DC2

*This Treasure has had some Clues and Guesses*

**Treasure 135 (Calvin N Hobbes, Mar 14, 1997):**

I'm burying this trinket, unused, as a treasure. The treasure map is as follows.

1332243(-)831105(+)9509148(+)0(-)17928207(+)1(-)1(+)1332243(+)2(-)4(+)1(-)1( +)8(-)9509148(+)4444(-)8888(+)88211178(-)8888(-)154(+)17928207(-)88211178(+) 17776(-)8888(+)2222(-)77(+)855547(-)17928207(+)1111(+)4444(-)88211178(+)1(-) 1(+)4(+)831105(-)1111(+)8(-)605(-)16(+)88211178(-)16(-)831105(+)88211178(-)1 7928207(+)4444(-)1(-)4444(+)1111(+)16(-)855547(+)1(-)1(+)1332243(+)16(-)1792 8207(+)2222(-)4(-)77(-)4(+)8(+)4444(+)4(+)4(-)605(-)17776(+)1(+)1(+)855547(+ )77(-)1(-)88211178(+)1332243(+)16(-)17928207(+)2222(-)4(-)77(+)1111(+)17776( -)13634115363(+)175322466(-)154(-)4(+)4(+)1(+)605(-)839546037(+)1(+)2222(-)1 54(-)16(+)88211178(-)8888(+)1(+)16(-)154(+)8888(-)17928207

*This Treasure has had some Clues and Guesses*

**Treasure 137 (Malenkai, Mar 22, 1997):**

**Treasure 147 (Habeous Corpus, May 07, 1997):**

I am burying the Wouf Houng(along with an undisclosed second item) and creating a Treasure map showing their location. The entire map, in some form, will be made available publicly on May 16. Any and all Players or Observers of Ackanomic may recieve an advance copy of the map by PRIVATELY send me an accurate description of the Wouf Houng. NOTE: Anyone suffering from snowgod's disease who posts a description of the Wouf Houng to a public forum shall be deemed ineligible to recieve the Treasure, and shall be responsible for an early public release of the map. This will make the offender subject to sneering and public ridicule.

*This Treasure has had some Clues and Guesses*

**Treasure 152 (Red Barn, June 02, 1997):**

>> The Red Barn Treasure will be found by the first player to publically >> announce the (correct) ultimate answer to harf, the universe, and >> everything.The map is the same. Anyone who has a guess, please provide documentation: I don't believe the information is readily available at present. :)

**Treasure 155 (Alfvaen, June 09, 1997):**

I am burying the Lucky Ball And Chain.

To make some amends to those whom I didn't leave any chance to work on /dev/joe's last treasure, I am also going to submit some stages of my calculations, in a similar form. I will admit that my calculations were much more complex, though, and I'm curious to see if someone will be able to duplicate my results. :-)

WUW ------- EPE)RDPRUD RUKV ---- RGRU NDKU ---- RWVD RUKV ---- ND JZV ------- SZRJ)JRFRZF JSYW ---- VXZF VSXV ---- SOW KKQT -------- TQT)ECEVOVU EDKK ---- EGGO EDKK ---- EQDV VOUC ---- KKQU QCVT ---- TVK FGNLN -------- LGD)ZFLGGZL LGD --- CNG NHZ --- GJCG FONG ---- FGJZ OCF --- GGLL FONG ---- GDF OZW -------- PWQL)PPVLQJP PPLPL ----- QFVJ FZVJ ---- PPJJP VYOJ ---- PPFP CDMCD --------- XDEE)DCRXSERG CGMM ---- KXDS ERDC ---- XXRHE XRHKC ----- DCCR CGMM ---- KDCG ERDC ---- XCSE

**Treasure 165 (Lunatic Fringe, June 13, 1997):**

**Treasure 166 (Malenkai, June 14, 1997):**

The gist of the map is (the actual map is a little more legalese like):

**Treasure 169 (Alfvaen, June 18, 1997):**

Having buried the Exquisite Dead Guy, and finished the Tagline Attribution Quiz, I am now burying the Hubert Feathers and the Five Hundred Misplaced Ackadollars--just cause I got another treasure map idea. I am revealing the following portion of the map:

9D2FAEE4F353B636932019656968F69FE17EB295D007 A68FAEE67C947AC3E5E6DADFBFE089582EDC8E85F127 36BDB4B3D8BBF30EAECA958602ED481195E25D2786C9

**Treasure 170 (two-star, June 24, 1997):**

I am burying the Silver Shovel.

The Silver Shovel shall be found by the first player who has signed the Silver Shovel Contract to find a treasure buried by a custodian or writer of this map.

**Treasure 175 (Karma, July 09, 1997):**

I am burying the "Economy sized bottle of TOBASCULES SAUCE" and give these clues

{The second month of a Jason year, add thee year up but only one time and the sum of the primes is where it lies.}

(not part of clue)

If found and opened what's inside must be announced aloud.

In case there is gizz the clues are only what's written in these{}

**Treasure 178 (two-star, July 19, 1997):**

I am burying the Curious Clock of Uesticlox, 1PF Voting Gnome, and 2A$. (a *composite* number of entities, it should be noted.) Look for some clues about the map in the next exciting edition of The HTML Standard.

*Posted a few days later:*

We had planned to bring you coverage of the world tromino go championships and an exclusive look at the map to the Curious Clock of Uesticlox treasure in this issue. Unfortunately, our computer, which has been going through a bout of depression due to its impending obsolescence, somehow got confused and combined the two. In the hopes that someone may be able to extricate one from the other, we are publishing the computer's output. *G *e*L*OCo CA clcNAECf*T CHCiAS*c*tAo*Eba*HAy *E*c*f*tAEBDBhcI*NAE*E *rbE*o*GaE*nce*D*T*W *TCR*iad*rASAc*c aoaSBs*rbubNCECB *t*uBIcQce*r*k aH*N*aAA*ebLaLaT aA*tBAAE bw*U*V BUBg CACi $ _ Just as we were going to press, I accidentally spilled some ink on the strange computer output. I apologize if that inconveniences anybody.

**Treasure 181 (/dev/joe, August 28, 1997):**

I am burying A GAMES T-Shirt as a treasure, with the following map:

When a player publicly posts the location of a GAMES Magazine Hidden Contest which has never been publicly posted before, and does so at least one week before the end (in New York City) of the day entries are due for that contest, e shall find this treasure. Players are asked to put SPOILER warnings in the subject of such messages so that others who haven't yet given up may keep searching.

(The 20th anniversary issue now on sale has a hidden contest, which I have not found yet, but if it is typical, I will find it before somebody posts it publicly.)

**Treasure 189 (Rex Mundi, October 30, 1997):**

*This Treasure has had some **Clues and Guesses*

The treasure contains a Majik called Big-Nosed Kilroy

I am creating a trinket called two-star's soot-covered tome, worth 48 A$ with the following description, delimited by THESEUS: THESEUS It is a heavy folio written in a strange alphabet known to the ancients but lost to modern scholars, thus its contents are perfectly mysterious. (Although there is some evidence that at least one section of it pertains to the design of hedge mazes.) It is covered in soot and some of the pages are singed at the corners. There is a strange glyph on the cover, which looks something like: *-+-* | * +-@-+ | | | | +-+ * | | | | +-+---+ although this crude ASCII representation can hardly do justice to the simple elegance of the golden lines embossed on what appears to be some sort of lizard skin. A sapphire gleams through a layer of carbon at the point denoted by the '@' above. A mirror image of this glyph across the main diagonal that crosses the sapphire adorns the back cover. THESEUS I am burying two-star's soot-covered tome along with 5 PF Antimatter, 2 PF two-star and a BP Chaos. (Hey, those PF Antimatter might be worth something if you can find them before the tornado.) Legend has it that this book was one of a set, although no trace has been found of its companions, and it can only be assumed that they were destroyed in the fire that damaged it. If you can discover and publically post the glyphs on the covers of the other volumes in the set, you will find the soot covered tome. It does not matter whether you find the one on the front or back cover, only that you find one glyph for each volume. (It may help you to know that it is believed that there was a gemstone on each in the same position in the glyph.) It is said that if you had but a fraction of the knowlege contained within the soot-covered tome, you could find the Curious Clock." It is also said that finding it may help you find the Silver Shovel, but I hardly needed to tell you that!

[This one's really worth having]

A$1591

A bonus Vote

2 Swingpoints

2 Automatic Sculptures

An Evil Balot Stuffer

A Cheese whiz

2 Otzma cards Go Fish

1 Otzma card map shard

1 BWG laser

2 Prosthetic foreheads

An amber banana

A trade license

The Amulet of Saaramaa

The Pumpkin Patch

The Pumpkin Patch Nomic

**Treasure 195 (The Gingham Wearer):**

I am burying a treasure comprising the following: 1 Automatic Sculpture 1 Otzma card untouch me 1 Chartreuse goose egg. [Treasure harfers note: This no longer exists] The following is probably something to do with the treasure, but probably contains several mistakes :-) NXKZZZCUUU SXXXKZUUU SKZUU SXXXCUU XZZ SZXU XZZCUU XSZXUZ XXZZUU NZXUUU XXKZZUC SKZZZU XNKZUUU XZKU UUU XXUZ XSZZZC NCUU XNZZC SZX XXZZZCUU SKZZUUU SU SXXXZZ XXZKUUU SZZZCU NXZKUZ NXZKUZ NXZXUUU ZKC XXXZZZU XXKZUZ SZZZUUU NZC XNZCUUU ZZZUUU XXZZUU SXXZU SXXXZXU XXZC XNK XSZZC XXXZZZ XNZZZCUU SXXKZZZC XU KZZZUC NKC XXKZZUC XXKZZC SXXXZKU NX XSUZ SXKZZCUU SKZZCUUU XXC XNKZCUUU XXXCUU XNZZZCUU SXXZZUUU KUUU CUUU SXXXKZZUZ SXXXZZZCUU SXZZZUC XC SZK NXKZZZUZ

I am creating a Trinket called Vegetarian Lasagne. It is worth $A 100 and has the following description : It is a large slab of poorly sliced, half cooked vegtible-like blobs of mush irregularly interspersed with crunchy sheets sheets of what could be cardboard. It is best not to even think about what it may taste like. I am burying the Vegetarian Lasagne with a couple (2) of Share your income otzma cards and a Skeleton Key Otzma Card. I imagine someone who does the following will find the treasure *** ** **** ** ** **** ****** ******* **

I am hereby burying the following items as a treasure:

An Automatic Sculpture

The Trinket of Awesome, Near-Infinite Possibilities

I shall reveal the following portion of the map: Some of you may have noticed that I like to title my Proposals strange things, and use weird things for the delimiters as well. Basically, email me privately with how you think I came up with them, and I'll decide who's best at it and award the treasure to em. I'm a bit rushed now, but essentially that's it... All rankings will have to be arbitrary, because that's how I like it, and treasure maps can work that way. :-)

I am burying the Winning Betting Slip as a Treasure.

That damn Archaeologist better get on with it sometime, otherwise if I
leave the game in the far future no-one will ever find this slip.

I am burying the Exquisite Dead Guy(yet again, because that what he does best)as a Treasure.

I am revealing the following portion of the Map:

Later that day, Veal Fan posted the following clarifier:

*This Treasure has had some **Clues and Guesses*

Note that these are sometimes in random order, since one cannot be certain which
Treasure(s) they go with. On the other hand, when a clue, guess, or riddle has
been posted, and it is clear which Treasure it goes with, I have put the material
under the link at that treasure (e.g. T 122). Look for it there.

Alfvaen has included several clues to treasures in back issues of the Big White Gazette,
the archives of which can be found here.

I'm also guessing that these two messages posted by /dev/joe have something to do with treasure:

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Maintained by The Gingham Wearer, Treasure Harfer of Ackanomic t.walmsley@lineone.net, Last Updated 27-Feb-98