This marvelous chest is 24 inches wide by 18 inches deep by 12 inches tall. It is fashioned of deeply stained oak and gold clasps. It has an intricate lock and a matching golden key. The lid has two large handles and three metal dials. Each dial is encircled by set of ten numbers. The first dial is surrounded by the numerals 1 through 10. The second, 11 through 20. The third, 21 through 30.
The three dials can be turned and doing so will cause them to slowly rotate with a mechanical clicking sound. The dials are stiff and can only be turned slowly. Each dial can be turned and set to any one of its 10 positions. Considering there are 3 dials, there are a total of 1,000 possible combinations.
This decorative metal chest was created by the master mage, Ulhuru (oo-LOO-roo) many centuries ago. Little is known of its construction, enchantment or the history it has seen. Should any mage or priest call upon higher powers (through spell or prayer) the Powers that be will cough up this cryptic response:
Ruled by numbers was Ulhuru, likewise is his chest
Robbed by thieves, he crafted this that precious few can best
All his holdings here he kept inside a single box
Which guards his treasures while yet lacking clasps and keys and locks
Surely mathematics was his primary delight
And nothing more than humble numbers keep his wealth from sight
Strong blows will not avail you for this chest is sealed tight
And opens for whoever uses wisdom over might
For the purposes of the game in Sidney Ohio on April 29th, 2017, this section has been temporarily removed. :)
I congratulate you on your perservance and am pleased that you are looking stuff up on my website, but for game purposes, you're going to have to figure this out on your own. Terry... or Rob... or whoever is reading this. It'll be more fun to figure it out anyway. Now put your phone away and get back to the game!
This page last updated Wednesday, December 24, 2008. Copyright 1990-2009 David M. Roomes.