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Card 185: The Missing Colony
Branch: Lucian
Type: Secret
Rarity: Uncommon
Puzzle: Yes
Clue: Yes
Top Secret:


In 1587, Sir Walter Raleigh, a Janus poet and explorer, sent a group of English colonists to Roanoke Island in present-day Virginia. Raleigh stayed behind, but in 1590 a friend of his left to join the colony. However, when Raleigh's friend reached Roanoke, he found that the settlers had completely disappeared. The only evidence was the word "Croatoan" carved on a tree. The truth about the lost colony remains one the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history. Cahill insiders believe that the Janus settlers on Roanoke were hiding something. Does it have anything to do with their unexplained disappearance? Could the answer lie in the strange symbols carved on another tree?


Question:What is the secret message carved on the tree?

Answer: The Lucians found it.

Level: 4


This card, combined with cards 158, 160, 181, and 196, forms the Clue Salt.