Sir William Christy
Will Christy, a 46-year-old fencing instructor from Thornton,
Colorado was the first to gain immortality by solving the quest to find the
fabled Treasure of the Four Crowns. When he purchased Nox Arcana's Blood of the Dragon music CD from Isis Books in Denver,
he had no idea that the disc held an actual treasure quest. A
lover of puzzles and codes, Will first became intrigued by the
cryptic symbols that were strewn throughout the cd booklet and
disc itself. "I noticed that there was more than one style
of coded lettering, so I began to dig a little deeper into the
story of the quest."
After listening to the disc and
taking all factors into consideration, he made an enlightening
discovery that led him to find the hidden Sigil of the Four Crowns,
the cryptic key that enables mortals to translate the languages
of the ancient kings.
Christy, who became a fan of Nox
Arcana's music after purchasing their Necronomicon cd,
states that his favorite track on Blood of the Dragon is, appropriately, "The Quest Begins."
Without giving away any answers,
Will reveals that the most difficult part of the quest was discovering
the Sigil, and the coolest part was unlocking the final puzzle.
"Every part of it was very clever and extremely well done.
It came at a perfect time for me. It was a great distraction
and as I got more and more involved with all the aspects of decoding
the riddles, it really took my mind off of everything else. I
had a great time with it."
As his reward, Sir William Christy's
name is etched into the Anvil of Time, hidden away inside a secret
lair, awaiting the mortal eyes of any other worthy adventurers
who might solve the mysteries of the Four Crowns.