For those who want to edit my base map without the paths:
The turns in the journey occur on a letter in the grid. When combined together, each is a link to the "stacked" imgur. There are nine more images. 6 pieces of the map, the silver ring, and the silver die. And one other image.
Page 1 of the Journal
Journey 1 - Top Left of Page
Corners = M7xBm
Journey 2 - Top Right of Page
Corners = 2jK8M
Journey 3 - Bottom Right of Page
Corners = StWHV
Page 2 of the Journal
Journey 4 - Middle Left of Page
Corners = lWlvC
Page 3 of the Journal
Journey 5 - Top Left of the Page
Corners = YqUSJ
Journey 6 - Bottom Right of the page
Corners = HLy4j
Page 4 of the Journal
Journey 7 - Top Left of the page
Corners = Fmvr0
Journey 8 - Top right of the page
Corners = NccF6
Page 5 of the Journal
Journey 9 - Top Right of page
Corners = xU9Ke
Overlay of all Journies:
Random Notes to remember:
Ring and the Graveyard - This is the next step
4x4 Grid things (Page 1)
F.N. - West / S.N. - North (Page 3)
The Map Pieces - Thanks to Wesley Situ for this merged map pieces
The Crosses - Thanks to Wesley Situ for this pic of the crosses
The People on the Boat
Page 1 - Left
Page 1 - Right Top
Page 1 - Right Mid
Sick Harming - Doc has a peg-leg
Wil the Joker
Page 2 - Left Top
Navigator (Thickhead or Darmwind)
Cook (Thickhead or Darmwind)
Page 2 - Left Bot
Gorn - Brings a cat aboard
Page 2 - Right Bot
Ron (Darmwind or Fartling)
Eugen (Darmwind or Fartling)
Page 3 - Right Top
Grinning Cat (G.C)
Page 4 - Left Bot
Thickhead (Navigator or Cook)
Darmwind (Navigator or Cook)
Wil Ironfist (as we find on Page 4 Right)
Page 4 - Right Top
Page 4 - Right Mid
Page 5 -Right Top
The names on the stones have all been tracked except for Alexander Leffie, Svem Orm, and the blank one.
Two names referenced in the story that are not on stones are (Ron or Eugen) Fartling, and Gorn. Fartling is likely the blank stone due the farting story and the reference to his "wind".
Gorn is either Alexander Leffie or Svem Orm. I lean towards Gorn being Svem Orm but I can't prove it.
That leaves mister Alexander Leffie. Leffie spelt backwards is Eiffel. There is an Eiffel Tower in the mountains of the map.
Alexandre Leffie - "You will not be forgotten your work is central"
- Not mentioned in the journal at all
- Leffie spelt backwards is Eiffel.
- Alexandre Gustave Eiffel is the man the Eiffel Tower is named after
- There is an Eiffel tower on the map
Maurice Nutter - "right down right down right down back you are"
- Possibly a reference to Maurice Koechlin
- Engineer on the Eiffel Tower
Sick Harming - "A peg for a leg Tock-Tock"
- This man is the doctor on the ship
- Tock-Tock seems to imply a clock, but clocks say "Tick-Tock"
- Morse code on the side of tombstone says "City of Love" associated with Paris
Knut Tattenshoe - "born march 1889, ascension 1710"
- The Eiffel Tower was opened in March 1889
- The Eiffel Tower has 1710 flights of stairs
The right side of the ring says "Quo~Vadis". Translated from Latin this says "Where are you going". The squiggle matches up with the squiggle on the dies faces. When you orient the faces correctly they follow the paths on page 1 of the journal. The straight lines on the die faces seem to point to the trees on the North and West sides.
Using the clues, FN - North and SN - West. FN is the first intial and SN is the second initial of the names on the tombstones.
There are a lot of i's to do and t's to cross to sum up this section.
Now to fill them in, across the top we get:
A M R W E U G S K
Ron (This could have been Eugen, but Ron works here, Fartlings tombstone sums this up I'm sure)
Wil (Both Wils are in the same column)
Eugen (See Ron)
Gorn and Grinning
Sick and Svem
Down the side we get:
H D N L O F I T C
Darmwind (This could have been Nav's last name, but Nav shares a row with Tattenshoe)
Nutter and N'thing
Orm (Halfaname's surname starts with O)
Ironfist (N'thing shares with Nutter)
Thickhead and Tattenshoe
Following the paths and lines from layers 1 through 6 as laid out by Wesley Situ we get the message:
"The Fair Metal Tower" that has been alluded to is the Eiffel Tower. It lies at
48°51′29.6″N 2°17′40.2″E accoridng to wikipedia.
Rouding those a little and subtracting yields:
46 43 50
Degrees is Grads in German, apparently, so no conversion needed.
Looking at the map (wow it's been a long time away from it) and finding the three angles. We look around and don't see a 50, but we do see K. Earlier it was found by WesleySitu that K = 50!
The treasure is hidden here:
Great puzzle! We left a few rocks unturned (and man one of them was actually really beautiful) but we made it!