So now we have to crack the code?
(Assuming there is one, the meme may be that there isn’t)
Inputting 16+16 into the Inner Workings calculator gets this response from Craig (probably this year's ARG)
So now we have to crack the code?
the code (encrypted)
Letter frequencies in English dictionary (1995) - https://www3.nd.edu/~busiforc/handouts/cryptography/letterfrequencies.html
Tabulated summation of letters in encrypted code (assuming numbers = letters; %s to 2dp):
7 A - 21.88%
3 G - 9.38%
3 H - 9.38%
3 J - 9.38%
2 O - 6.25%
2 M - 6.25%
2 F - 6.25%
2 L - 6.25%
2 I - 6.25%
1 B - 3.13%
1 T - 3.13%
1 Q - 3.13%
1 K - 3.13%
1 N - 3.13%
1 P - 3.13%
Edit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_frequency looks more helpful
Just a thought; it may be worth trying to decipher the code in two halves; It’s 32 characters long, and the question is 16+16, so if I had to guess, we need to somehow add the two halves of the code together. How we’d do that, is beyond me
code in hexadecimal is
4f 47 48 4c 41 4a 4a 42 48 41 54 41 4d 4d 51 48 4b 4a 4e 49 41 46 47 50 41 4c 4f 41 41 46 49 47
if anyone cares
The first half of it in a substitution cipher (NSDBJKFCHWVQELMIZGTAOUPXRY = TDHCMGRIPEFNOAUWLYBSVKJXZQ)
Gave me URINTEEDITSTOOLI from OGHLAJJBHATAMMQH
The second half of it in a substitution cipher (LTDCIQHFGWVBKOJMZNPAEURXSY = TLDCUHIGEOMAPRNSFWYBVKJXZQ)
Gave me MORETHISTANTTHEI from KJNIAFGPALOAAFIG
Not sure if this is correct yet but it looks like theres some words in there
how does this cipher work
Added the two together and got the following:
Need to map the summed numbers to letters quickly though and can’t remember how to do this in Calc/Excel?
Edit: did it manually, summing the two strings produces: ZQVUBPQRIMIBNSZO
I have a clue. There is an encryption algorithm called ORYX. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ORYX) surely this is the one we must use?
someone in the stream said “you’re in need of a tool, more this than that”
going to continue the chat, discord https://discord.gg/yWD2Vp5bFF for the ARG discussion continuatiion
Discussion also continuing on
https://www.twitch.tv/0gladian (now ended)
don’t really get how you’re “supposed” to figure out the enigma decryption, but then again i also don’t get how people figured out the configuration last year either.
Believe brother, we will get it
That’s a good question, who did solve the Enigma last year (assuming it is Enigma again this year), what exactly did they do to solve it? I can see there’s a guide to write some code for a brute force Enigma decode at https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects/octapi-brute-force-enigma/6 ( ready-made code may be https://github.com/raspberrypilearning/octapi-brute-force-enigma/blob/master/en/resources/bruteforce_octapi.py ) but it requires a crib and I think last year was more text from which to try and find a crib? But we have ‘more’, ‘this’, ‘need’, ‘tool’ from @PiiNeS above which we could try…
Ah, unfortunately that code assumes an ‘octopi’ distributed network setup, which I don’t have. I don’t know if anyone can ‘de-distribute’ the code to make it run multithreaded on one machine…
lol, no way we figure out which cipher it is
I had genuinely NO IDEA there was such a thing as an “ORYX” cipher, where the HECK are you guys getting this boundless knowledge from.
Anyhow did we ever verify if those weird red spots that were totally blank and seemingly fake Beer Gods were like, actually deliberate, or just glitches related to the Keyper and Biff events? If we did earlier in this thread I apologize because man… This has been a LOT to keep track of.
With some of the words being possibly decrypted to say tool, has anyone tried anything with the blacksmith? Does the blacksmith interact with text?
Despite my best efforts of screaming nonsense as I usually do, nothing, unless someone has a different phrase.