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Briefing #1 for Mission #001

ATTN: T4T Secret Agents

Mission #001: Thisbe’s Diamond. 

Reward: $50 cash

T4T Full Briefing:

Agent White has acquired intel of a forthcoming Drop for Thisbe’s Diamond.  Covert communications on where this will happen will be intercepted by Agent White and dispatched to Secret Agents at T4THQ.

T4T Secret Agents interested in helping to seize this treasure are to report to T4THQ and receive dispatches as they are transmitted.  The first transmission is known to be transferred March 21st at 1300 hours (EST).  Multiple communications, over the course of about 12 days, are expected to be intercepted and dispatched.

The first T4T Secret Agent who discovers the location of the Drop from these coded transmissions is to immediately transmit it to T4THQ using the following secure channel:

T4THQ@tap4treasure.com

If submitted location is correct and is the first to be received, the Secret Agent will receive a $50 cash reward. Other agents will be notified of completed mission across all T4T channels.

There will be no need for any T4T Secret Agent to travel to location.  T4THQ only needs help in discovering the location where the Drop will happen. Once this is ascertained, T4THQ will send out their own specialized team of operatives to seize the treasure before they are acquired by the scoundrels.

The treasure will then be placed in T4T’s Museum for all to see.

Let’s fill the place up.

 

Legend of Thisbe’s Diamond:

T4T has been tracking the Thisbe’s Diamond for the last few weeks.  Agent White received intel this incredible treasure had resurfaced, and that underground dealers were actively looking for a buyer. Since the time of this Diamond’s discovery, it has been a highly sought-after artifact.  The legend associated with the diamond is as follows:

As first told in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Pyramus and Thisbe lived in the city of Babylon, but although they loved each other, their parents forbade them to marry.  One night, talking through a crack within their walls, for they lived next to each other, Pyramus and Thisbe planned to secretly meet near Ninus’ tomb under a mulberry tree.

Thisbe arrived first, but while waiting for Pyramus, a lion appeared.  The lion’s mouth and body were stained with blood from its recent prey.  Thisbe panicked and rushed away to hide in a cave nearby.  In her haste, she dropped her veil which the lion picked up with his bloody jaws.

Pyramus soon reaches the mulberry tree and is devastated to see Thisbe’s veil in the lion’s mouth.  Thinking Thisbe has been killed by the beast, he kills himself.  Thisbe returns, and sees Pyramus pierced by his own sword, and does the same.  Neither willing to live without the other.

Ever since then the mulberry tree’s fruit is said to be dark red as a memorial of their double death.   A lesser known legend involves Thisbe’s Diamond.  In certain accounts, Thisbe discovers a pure white diamond with a note in Pyramus’s hand upon her return. It was to be a token of his pure love for her.  When she saw it, she lamented that it too should hold the mark of their death, and after taking the sword herself, it is said she held the diamond in hand, over Pyramus’ body, and watched it turn red as she closed her eyes forever.

It is this Diamond that is in hopes of being retrieved by T4T Secret Agents in Mission #001.

 


9 Comments

Tina Jones · March 19, 2018 at 10:13 pm

“Diamonds are Forever” is the message in Morse code.

Is there significance to the brown, wedge-shaped marking on the upper 1/2 of the diamond? Also, is there significance to the purple “frown” shape directly under the brown mark?? Thanks!!!

    T4THQ · March 20, 2018 at 11:50 am

    There aren’t any clues for location of Mission #001 in the image of the Diamond. So no significance. All the intel needed to complete Mission #001 will be in the T4THQ Dispatches from Agent Green. (starting March 21st)

    Noel · March 24, 2018 at 6:11 am

    What Morse code?

      T4THQ · March 24, 2018 at 11:55 am

      Hi Noel– There was morse code (giving ‘Diamonds are forever) in the BLAST sent 3/21. It was just a fun puzzle in the newsletter, and not needed or not any type of clue for Mission #001.

Dr. Alex · March 20, 2018 at 7:23 am

I’m confused on the password for the dispatches. Where is the puzzle?
I got the MARCH MISSION COMING SOON from the number to letter cipher.

    T4THQ · March 20, 2018 at 11:56 am

    The small puzzles found in the BLAST (Bulletin for Licensed Agents Seizing Treasures) are for practice and get the mind going for the upcoming Missions.

    The Password Puzzle for Dispatch A is found on site. Since it has been commented on at the MW Forum, I will say it is on the Home Page and involves the numbers in the background. Again this is more for fun and to be entered into a drawing for a $5 Amazon E-Gift Card.

    This puzzle ‘place’ in the background will change at times……and relate to something going on at T4THQ. Keep an eye out for it.

    We’ve had many Agents so far enter for prize drawing. Winner will be announced with launch of Mission #001.

    T4THQ · March 20, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    And another note: Only a Password was needed for Dispatch A. The upcoming Mission #001 (Thisbe’s Diamond) Dispatches will not need a Password. In the future, there could be PW’s required, but not this first Mission.

    Going to be lots of fun!

Patti Florio · March 21, 2018 at 2:59 pm

Hi, I signed up for the blast, but never received it. Could you check it out for me? Thank you

    Agent Green · March 21, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    (posted on Facebook as well)
    The BLAST isn’t needed to participate in any Missions. However, we realize it is useful to receive. I’m assuming you checked spam folders already. It’s possible that you might need to add ‘T4THQ@tap4treasure.com to your saved addresses. It might not be filtered out then, as it seems that is what might be happening. T4THQ has learned others hadn’t received it as well. This fixed some of those issues. Thanks! We will get it worked out!

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