Quest for the Grail
A scavenger hunt done over Twitter and on foot
Scouring the streets of London and New York City
Friday, 13 Oct. 1307 ~ King Philip arrested the Knights Templar. The warrior-monks vanished overnight as did their treasure. Is the Grail hidden in the New World?
Little did people realise that the Holy Grail was in safekeeping in a wee bank in Shropshire.
Bank manager Catrin Jones noticed a Minotaur lurking in the shadows. Hungry to steal the Cup, the beast would bury it in the Underworld. Once there, the Cup’s healing powers would be lost. So Catrin nicked the Grail and fled to London. She’d heard of a modern Knights Templar, who toiled by day and protected humanity at night. She’d give the Grail to the Knights but – horror! – a pack of Minotaurs was on her heels. Catrin hid the Grail just before the beasts took her hostage.
Catrin left clues for you to find the Grail and take it to the Knights. Go on the Quest. Outsmart the Minotaurs.
SAT 20 APRIL 2013: London & New York City
NOON – 5:00 PM GMT @ London Hunt
Find the Grail before the Minotaurs do.
NOON – 5:00 PM EST @ New York City Hunt
QUEST BEGINS IN LONDON
In this 2-hour game, Old World teams (10 players each) will hunt for objects in Clerkenwell hotspots…from the Order of St. John to Blackfriars Bridge to the International Magic Shop. You may be looking for a charm against the Plague, a tombstone or a silver goblet. Your team may be asked to invent something – the holiest of drinks. The first team to score 100,000 points wins…and saves the Grail.
- Find/photograph the object based on clues.
- Win points for every object found or task completed.
- Each team gets a QR code. Pin the code to your shirt.
- If a Minotaur spots your QR code, your team loses points.
- Puppetmasters will help you to navigate the maze. Maidens and monks will post each team’s progress online.
QUEST CONTINUES IN NEW YORK CITY
The game continues as New World teams (10 players each) will hunt for objects in Manhattan hotspots…from Clinton Castle to the tombstones of Trinity Church to the Grand Lodge of the Masons. You may be looking for a marker of a headless ghost who haunts Wall Street, a symbol of George Washington or a troll in the East Village. Your team may be asked to concoct something – the most rebellious of drinks.
Puppetmasters and London players will help New York players as the hunt for the Grail continues. The same rules from the London game apply.