(Skeptic here) Well... we made it! What fantastic fun this has been. Some seven months ago, John bull 1 first came up with the idea for the event. After a great deal of time kicking around concepts and ideas, the hunt was born with some very fun mystery. The original concept was indeed to hide four rings in different geographic locations. As we began to research the issues and legalities related to dozens of ATS lunatics searching high and low in areas they thought might have a ring... well... we changed our mind! I want to touch on something I mentioned in the annoucement post on ATS... you teamwork... absolutely amazing. All of us who were on the "inside" of planning and managing the event were constantly amazed at the great combination of teamwork and skill portrayed in passing the various stages of this event. More than any other single event in the history of ATS, "Find the Rings" has demonstrated what a solid and cohesive community we have. Only four somewhat valuable gold rings were available... but instead of keeping clues to yourself, everyone shared... we're still amazed at this. oh... and a note about the actual rings... Yes... they are indeed from an LOTR collection... but solid gold none-the-less. We originally had a custom design under way, but when we ran into sudden and unexpected troubles with the vendor, we have to move VERY QUICKLY to obtain four rings. We will likely hold some type of game/event/puzzle/challenge twice a year from this point forward. They may not always be as complex and intense as FTR was, but we can promise they will be challenging. Thanks again to everyone who participated. I hope this prize of a new discussion domain attached to ATS helps expand the "ATS Universe" even further... so far, judging simply by those involved... we have high hopes.