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The lost SwordQuest prizes.
Long story short: In the 1980's or so, Atari released a series of four adventure games under the SwordQuest title, which were all a part of a contest with real treasures as the prizes.
By playing the games, solving puzzles, and using knowledge of mythology and religious lore, you would search out four "clues" hidden within the game and other promotional material. Everyone who found all of the correct clues would play in a competition for the prize, with the winners of all four games coming back to compete for the final, ultimate prize.
The prizes were:
(All valued at $25k at the time of the contests, except for the sword, which was valued at $50k)
The "Talisman of Penultimate Truth" -- made of 18K solid gold, with 12 diamonds and the birthstones of the twelve Zodiac signs embedded in it, as well as a small sword made of white gold attached to the front.
The "Chalice of Light" -- made of gold and platinum and was adorned with citrines, diamonds, green jade, pearls, rubies, and sapphires.
The "Crown of Life" -- made of gold and encrusted with aquamarines, diamonds, green tourmalines, rubies, and sapphires.
The "Philosopher's Stone" -- a large chunk of white jade in an 18K gold box encrusted with diamonds, emeralds, citrines, and rubies.
And the ultimate prize, the "Sword of Ultimate Sorcery" -- a sword with a gold handle encrusted with jewels, and a gleaming pure silver blade.
Here's the thing, though. The Talisman and Chalice were awarded as planned, but then the Great Video Game Crash happened, and Atari went under. The contests for the Crown, Stone and Sword were never held.
What happened to them? NOBODY KNOWS. They disappeared without a trace. But rest assured, they're out there -- somewhere.