In the late 1600’s John Aislabie was the MP for Ripon. He served this area from 1695 - 1721 and was eventually made Chancellor of the Exchequer. Unfortunately, it was at the time of the ‘South Sea Bubble’ episode and in March 1721 he was found guilty of “the most notorious, dangerous and infamous corruption”. He was expelled from the House and imprisoned in the Tower of London. It was said he accepted a bribe of some 20,000 pounds.
However, when he was released from the Tower, he met an old eastern business partner who had made a lot of money in dealing with John. As a gift in return for this wealth, he presented John with a magic amulet that would transform his life.
Recently you bought an old desk at an auction and inside a secret compartment, you discovered some old scrolls. A note was attached that explained the myth but not where the amulet was hidden. However, only the first scroll contained words. You decide to accept the challenge and see what happens.