A Treasure Hunt

I have some old friends whose birthdays are both in April, and I’ve put together a treasure hunt for them. They aren’t on the internet, so I have no fear this post will spoil the surprise.

I’ll mail them a couple of letters, followed by a notebook that contains a small key, and finally an X-marks-the-spot map. The spot is about five miles from their house in rural Washington state, and there they’ll find a waterproof ammo can.

scroll, map, ephemera, and a book sealed with wax and The Yellow Sign


clay bits

papyrus scroll, The Weighing of the Heart. Please note Cthulhu is officiating.

a copy of a fragment of John Dee’s translation of the Necronomicon, hand sewn in the Italian manner

The teaser letters and notebook help explain the contents. I’m especially pleased with how the scroll turned out. It took months to draw & color the papyrus. The scroll itself is just a mop handle with a couple of drawer pulls for end caps.

Though it’s unlikely, I worry that someone might find this thing before they do, so on the day I send the map I’ll also drive the 250 miles (400 km) necessary to hide it. I think they’ll like it.

Dedicated to Dave and Molly, written in Dead-ite font. Klaatu Barada Necktie.

~ by Rick on March 20, 2022.

6 Responses to “A Treasure Hunt”

  1. This is amazing!

  2. Thank you Weasleman42!

  3. I love all your content! :) – Roger Woitte

  4. Thanks very much Roger!

  5. Impressive

  6. Thank you Michael!

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