Chaos Reigns Letterboxing Series  LbNA # 8511 (ARCHIVED)

OwnerAdoptable    
Placed DateMay 11 2003
CountySan Luis Obispo
LocationSan Luis Obispo, CA
Boxes12
Found By Martini Man
Last Found Nov 10 2004
StatusFFaF  
Hike Distance?

*Some of these boxes have been reported missing as of 9/2004 but cannot be confirmed as I am no longer local to the area. If you are interested in adopting or maintaining this box please email me at hispandora@phlsystems.com*

Clues:

So pandora finally did it! She opened the box and unleashed chaos in San Luis County! Not familiar with the story of Pandora's Box? You need to find 56 words in the word search below. From there out you are on your own decoding the clues. If you want to read the story of Pandora's Box with key words to search for included in the story (I'm being nice here and helping a bit and you can find the story and the end of the clues)

N T S A B M I L C Z Y D X C N G I S A O X Q B R J I G H K
U H W M I S W C W A M T Q U F T F P N P R S E M N K N S S
C V J F I E I M H R E H T O N A A I E V C V H Z X W T U D
E L T T I L N U L P O G P T J I G I D M B H I Q M A O P S
G E R S Q H Y D Q R Z U V A J U L I L J X C N D K E N D S
Z H L C Z H J R A O S Z P E N O G L O D Q A D E B D D Y R
B M O M O X A B D E F A H S R E Q J G P F E U F V R K E W
U J H L D R W N T E H Q N V O Z E I I R O R P N P M Y D F
I K Y S L X N K D S O A H C O E Z W J S K I S S A R G L G
T C X D S O P E M I M H X Y D R E R T H L G N K S N K B R
S A C N D W W Y R B G W G N V O K L M E E J F T T U K O Y
P B C D I M M E D I A T E L Y F R G I S B D S N A H O R Q
L Q A R C M H E D I S N I L B E H T O C D F I H R T I L C
U S E A E C T D M V Y N U W R B M L N R B K Y A T S L A G
L L D W T A B L E Z Y M O P R I C U I S X X Q S E D K I L
O H K T X Y L M C Y E U W A X E G V U C T I T C E R Y D N
V J K U V O E A B A T U N L W P S H R Q W A P P X A W Y L
I O P O N E M R Y M Y Z C D W Y L T T D Y Q N F L W Z P E
A P K G S C X A O T U R N V E I Z X T B S C G D Y O Y R F
X M A H T N N G Z S J H D I Q R N E A R Q N E N E T A I T
A A X N J A M A M D I O N Z M H F D I D E X H S C T F T D
R R R M H R A I L J O O R I W C T M F K Q Y V Q B F T R R
D V T E T T G N D W W V N V T W G S O A L V I B D D S E Z
L R S O A N Z N E R F L E Z F A O R Z T L M L X Q L G E F
T F U K E E T N I L A A R X V T B A C K J L S C I D X J I
E H J J N G B O X R J W C A B E N E C P Q N E T T W X A Q
U Q Q S E D B T I W P Y P E V R R O A S S S T N P E Q I A
A B I I B N T A J J Y S R U E I R Z Y I M L J T P O W C J
F F K P Z P J O Z G S Y V Z D K M F A X E E Q S T K W K K


Have fun and remember this is not called the Chaos Reigns Series because it is easy. When deciphering the final clue to this series you may want to keep in mind the origin of the story of Pandora's Box. Good Luck! Perhaps when you find all nine stamps the chaos will end.

The Clues:

To 10-25 your search you will 3-27 highway 101 and exit on Grand Ave in Arroyo Grande 3-27 Grand Ave all the way 5-28 to Lopez Lake. You will have to pay $5 for parking. Did you know that there are 8 points on a 9-14 symbol? There 26-3 happens to be 8 letterboxes located 13-16 Lopez Lake.

Pandora's Box
To 10-25 gathering the 9-14 you will 10-25 on the trail 20-17 the front of the park. The Marina Trail. You should see a 1-18 that says “Marian Trail Rocky 7-20 0.4 Marina 0.4” 26-3 a 24-26 ways up the trail you will see some 25-17 wheels on your 14-15 6-6 side. On the one 15-17 to the trail you will see a missing wheel. Look on the 13-16 20-26 the 14-15 6-4 and 28-5 a metal bracket and a 28-17 you will find the 10-25 of it all – Pandora's 26-7 waiting for you to open.

Kanji Chaos Symbol
Now if you 26-3 19-10 360 degrees you will see a building in front of you. Walk 13-16 and 24-11 the swinging 25-10 10-15s. On your 14-15 6-6 side there are some places you could sit 5-28. Why not have a seat here 14-15 by the 10-15 and 24-11 18-4. If you look 5-28 to your 14-15 there is a 24-26 crevice 12-21 the bench and the pole. What do you know a 24-26 piece of 9-14 is sitting there waiting for you!

Mask of Chaos
Now 8-11 12-2 to the trail, it really isn't far at all and you have 26-3 gotten started. As you travel up the trail you will see a 1-18 that reminds you to 15-24 on the trail. It is 26-3 a tiny bid of a 1-9 but as you go 28-14 the path you are on will 10-25 to 19-10 to the 14-15. 26-3 14-16 it does you will see 3-16 25-10 bench. Have a seat 19-8 and 24-11 20-26 where you came from. 16-12 the bench on the 14-15 6-6 6-4 you will find 3-16 piece of 9-14 28-5 some 9-27 and 22-19 25-10.

You are done with the Marina Trail – you can 1-9 up farther to go see some scenic viewpoints or 8-11 12-2 5-28 to make your way to more 9-14.

Eight Point Chaos Symbol
As you 8-11 12-2 and 8-22 the end of the trail there is a parking lot off to your 14-15. At the end of that parking lot you will see a concrete path, 3-27 that path and 10-25 to 8-11 20-26 the 25-16. You will pass a 22-2, and on the 14-15 you will see 7-20s in the path. Walk to the tip of the second 7-20 and on the 17-29 side there will be a 6-2 metal tube. You will want to have something 16-7 with you to poke through one side of the tube and 4-28 the 26-7 through the other side. In here you will find 3-16 piece of 9-14.

Chaos Character
Now you want to 8-11 5-28 the main road and toward the 12-2 of the park. You are looking for the “Cougar Trail” there will be a 1-18 at the 10-25 of the trailhead. The next piece of 9-14 is located at the 25-6 of the trail 12-25 to your 14-15 you will see a log that is approximately 7 feet 16-7. 14-15 16-12 the log 16-12 some bark you will find the 26-7.


Hands of Chaos
Now 8-11 26-3 a 24-26 ways up the trailhead and you will see a 1-18 regarding “17-7 Control” 12-25 14-16 you round the bend and 10-25 to really 8-11 up the trail. To your 17-29 you will see some 28-17s that would be good for sitting on. There are three big 28-17s and 12-21 two of them there is a 24-26 28-17 that seems to fit 26-3 perfectly. Of course it does! I put it there. Check 28-5 it for 3-16 piece of 9-14.

From here you can 8-11 up the trail, which is a rather difficult trail to 1-9 but very scenic, or you can 8-11 12-2 to the front of the park.

Eris' Golden Apple of Discord
When you 8-22 the 25-6 of the park 8-11 to your 17-29 and the section called “Squirl”. 3-27 the road all the way to the end and you will see a picnic 15-5 and a path that goes either up or to the 17-29. 26-3 14-16 the path 1-9 the 24-26 hill that is on your 17-29. You will see a 21-28 that is shaped like a W and a 22-19 log 26-3 to the 17-29 of the 21-28. Go 15-20 12-21the 21-28 and the log and look 13-16 the log. There you will find the true mark of a letter boxer! A pile of 28-17s! Look 28-5 them and you will find Eris and the 7-19 Apple of Discord.

Myst Chaos Symbol
Now 8-11 12-2 5-28 that road, you might as well walk because you are not going that far. To your 17-29 you will see the 10-25 of a trailhead called the “Blackberry 28-12 Trail”. There of course is a 1-18 there. A serpent guards this 26-7 for you. When you see him, look 29-15 1-23 him and there will be a 21-28. At the 10-29 of the 21-28 you will see a pile of 28-17s and of course, 28-5 them is your eighth 26-7.


The first mortals lived on earth in a state of perfect innocence and bliss. This was before the erosion of peace
and the beginning of chaos . The air was pure and balmy; the sun
shone brightly all the year; the earth brought forth delicious fruit in
abundance; and beautiful, the grass was lively and green and
fragrant flowers bloomed everywhere. Man was content. Extreme cold,
hunger, sickness, and death were unknown. Jupiter, who justly ascribed a
good part of this beatific condition to the gift conferred by
Prometheus, was greatly displeased, and tried to devise some means to
punish mankind for the acceptance of the heavenly fire.
With this
purpose in view, he assembled the gods on the outward parts Mount
Olympus, where, in solemn council, they decided to create woman; and as
soon as she had been artfully fashioned, each one endowed her with some
special charm, to make her more attractive.
Their
united efforts were crowned with the utmost success. Nothing was
lacking, except a name for the peerless creature; and the gods, after
due consideration between several names they decreed she should
be called Pandora. They then bade Mercury take her to Prometheus
as a gift from heaven; but he, knowing only too well that nothing good
would come to him from the gods, refused to accept her, and cautioned
his brother Epimetheus to stand behind him and follow his
example. Unfortunately Epimetheus was of a confiding disposition, and
when he beheld the maiden he exclaimed, " Surely so beautiful and
gentle a being can bring no evil!" and accepted her most joyfully.
The first
days of their union were spent in blissful wanderings, hand in
hand, under the cool forest shade; in weaving garlands of
fragrant flowers; and in refreshing themselves with the luscious fruit,
which hung so temptingly within reach .
One lovely
evening, while dancing on the green, they saw Mercury, Jupiter's
messenger, coming towards them. His step was slow and weary, his
garments dusty and travel-stained, and he seemed almost to stagger beneath
the weight of a huge box , which rested upon his shoulders and yet
he continued to push onward. Pandora immediately ceased
dancing, to speculate with feminine curiosity upon the contents of the
chest. In a whisper she begged Epimetheus to ask Mercury what brought
him thither. Epimetheus complied with her' request; but Mercury evaded
the question, asked permission to deposit his burden in their dwelling
for safe-keeping, professing himself too weary to convey it to its
destination that day, and promised to call for it shortly. The
permission was promptly granted. Mercury, with a sigh of relief, placed
the box in one corner , and then departed, refusing all hospi table
offers of rest and refreshment.
He had
scarcely crossed the threshold making directly sure not to turn
to look back , when Pandora expressed a strong desire to have a
peep at the contents of the mysterious box; but Epimetheus, surprised
and shocked, told her that her curiosity was unseemly, and then, to
dispel the frown and pout seen for the first time on the fair face of
his beloved, he entreated her to come out into the fresh air and join in
the merry games of their companions. For the first time, also, Pandora
refused to comply with his request. Dismayed, and very much discouraged,
Epimetheus sauntered out alone, thinking she would soon join him, and
perhaps by some caress atone for her present willfulness.
Left
alone with the mysterious casket, Pandora became more and more
inquisitive. Stealthily she drew near and examined it with great
interest, for it was curiously wrought of dark wood , and
surmounted by a delicately carved head , of such fine workmanship
that it seemed to smile and encourage her. Around the box a glittering golden
cord was wound, and fastened on top in an intricate knot. Pandora, who
prided herself especially on her deft fingers, felt sure she could
unfasten it, and reasoning that it would not be indiscreet to untie it
if she did not raise the lid, she set to work. Long she strove,
but all in vain. Ever and anon the laughing voices of Epimetheus and his
companions, playing in the luxuriant shade, were wafted in on the summer
breeze. Repeatedly she heard them call and beseech her to join them; yet
she persisted in her attempt. She was just on the point of giving
up in despair, when suddenly the refractory knot yielded to her fumbling
fingers, and the cord, unrolling, had fallen on the floor.
Pandora
had repeatedly fancied that sounds like whispers issued from the box.
The noise now seemed to increase, and she breathlessly applied her ear
to the lid to ascertain whether it really proceeded from within.
Imagine, therefore, her surprise when she distinctly heard these words,
uttered in the most pitiful accents and hollow tones: "
Pandora, dear Pandora, have pity upon us! Free us from this gloomy
prison! Open, open, we beseech you!"
Pandora's
heart beat so fast and loud, that it seemed for a moment to drown all
other sounds. Should she open the box? Just then a familiar step
outside made her start guiltily. Epimetheus was at the entrance
of the house, and she knew that with his stone and rock like
demeanor he would urge her again to come out, and would prevent
the gratification of her curiosity. Precipitately, therefore, she raised
the lid to have one little peep before he came in.
Now,
Jupiter had malignantly crammed into this box all the diseases, sorrows,
vices, and crimes that afflict poor humanity; and the box was no sooner
opened, than all these ills flew upward , in the guise of horrid
little brown-winged creatures, closely resembling moths. These little
insects fluttered ramp antly about, alighting, some upon
Epimetheus, who had just entered, and some upon Pandora, pricking and
stinging them most unmercifully. They then flew out through the open door
and windows, and fastened upon the merrymakers without, whose shouts of
joy were soon changed into wails of pain and anguish.
Epimetheus
and Pandora had never before experienced the faintest sensation of pain
or anger; but, as soon as these winged evil spirits had stung them, they
began to weep, and, alas! Quarreled for the first time in their lives.
Epimetheus reproached his wife in bitterest terms for her thoughtless
action; but in the very midst of his vituperation he suddenly heard a
sweet little voice entreat for freedom. The sound proceeded from the
unfortunate box, whose cover Pandora had dropped again, in the first
moment of her surprise and pain. " Open, open, and I will heal your
wounds! Please let me out! " It pleaded.
The
tearful couple viewed each other inquiringly, and listened again. Once
more they heard the same pitiful accents; and Epimetheus bade his wife
open the box and set the speaker free, adding very amiably, that she had
already done so much harm by her ill-fated curiosity, that it would be
difficult to add materially to its evil consequences, and that,
perchance, the box contained inside it some good spirit, whose
ministrations might prove beneficial and make things right .
It was
well for Pandora that she opened the box a second time, for the gods,
with a sudden impulse of compassion and as a sign of good faith
towards humanity had concealed among the evil spirits one kindly
creature, Hope, whose mission was to heal the wounds inflicted by her
fellow prisoners.
Lightly
fluttering hither and thither on her snowy pinions, Hope touched the
wounded places on Pandora's and Epimetheus' creamy skin, and relieved
their suffering, then quickly flew out of the open window, to perform
the same gentle office for the other victims, and to cheer their
downcast spirits.
Thus,
according to the ancients, evil entered into the world, bringing untold
misery; but Hope followed closely in its footsteps, to aid struggling
humanity, and point to a happier future.
During
many centuries, therefore, Hope continued to be revered, although the
other divinities had ceased to be worshipped.
According to another version, Pandora was sent down to man,
bearing a vase, in which the evil spirits were imprisoned, and on the
way, seized by a fit of curiosity, raised the cover, and allowed them
all to escape.
Little by
little the world was peopled; and the first years of man's existence
upon earth were, as we have seen, years of unalloyed happiness. There
was no occasion for labor, for the earth brought forth spontaneously all
that was necessary for man's subsistence. "Innocence, virtue, and
truth prevailed; neither were there any laws to restrict men, nor judges
to punish." This time of bliss has justly borne the title of the
Golden Age, and the people in Italy then throve under the wise rule of
good old Saturn, or Cronus.
Unfortunately,
nothing in this world is lasting; and the Golden Age was followed by another ,
not quite so prosperous, hence called the Silver Age, when the year was
first divided into seasons, spring , summer, winter, fall, and men
were obliged to toil for their daily bread.
Yet, in
spite of these few hardships, the people were happy, far happier than
their descendants during the Age of Brass, which speedily followed, when
strife became customary, and differences were settled by blows.
But by far
the worst of all was the Iron Age, when men's passions knew no bounds,
and they even dared refuse all homage to the immortal gods. War was
waged incessantly; the earth was saturated with blood; the rights of
hospitality were openly violated; and murder, rape, and theft were
committed on all sides.
Jupiter
had kept a close watch over men's actions during all these years;
and this evil conduct aroused his wrath to such a point, that he vowed
he would annihilate the human race. But the modes of destruction were
manifold, and, as he could not decide which would eventually prove most
efficacious, he summoned the gods to deliberate and aid him by their
counsels. The first suggestion offered, was to destroy the world by
fire, kindled by Jupiter's much dreaded thunderbolts; and the king of
gods was about to put it into instant execution, when his arm was stay ed
by the objection that the rising flames might set fire to his own abode,
and reduce its magnificence to unsightly ashes. He therefore rejected
the plan as impracticable, and bade the gods devise other means of
destruction.
After much
delay and discussion, the immortals agreed to wash mankind off the face
of the earth by a mighty deluge. The winds were instructed to gather
together the rain clouds over the earth. Neptune let loose the waves of
the sea, bidding them rise, overflow, and deluge the land. No sooner had
the gods spoken, than the elements obeyed: the winds blew; the rain fell
in torrents; lakes, seas, rivers, and oceans had broken their
bonds; and terrified mortals, forgetting their petty quarrels in a
common impulse to flee from the death which threatened them, climb ed
the highest mountains, clung to up root ed tree s, and even
took refuge in the light skiffs they had constructed in happier days.
Their efforts were all in vain, however; for the water s rose
higher and higher, overtook them one after another in their ineffectual
efforts to escape, closed over the homes where they might have been so
happy, and drowned their last despairing cries in their seething depths.

What you do from here is completely up to you. If you are still in the mood to find some more boxes you may want to decode this:

(Check the File Section of the LBNA List and Look for ChaosCode.jpg for the clues to decode)

Happy Hunting!
Team Chaos