Box it up
After you finish hooking up the the component, you turn it around. It is easy to see it looks like it has a reflective surface, like a mirror would. There is a power key at the top, but upon turning it, the mirror starts beeping and shaking. You turn it back off, and instead turn your attention to the text at the bottom of the mirror when a fellow agent comes in.
"We have discovered Contraplexus is getting ready for more action, but information on where they will strike next is limited", he begins.
"I have their Component X with me -- maybe it will tell me something."
"Wow, let me have a look at it", he replies, and you pass it off to him. "Wow, the text is really strange -- I haven't seen any text like this. It's probably just encoded"
You write down the text: "tsfacns emb tond rofht ebns eftpmd sp mdon kbnhob lsbe emhx udz dnbu duf emb lbeb kmb ep sfmbdi rshbegb xuifhdx"
"It probably has instructions on how to operate this thing. It just started beeping and shaking when I turned it on. I also have no idea what these f, s, n and t buttons do. Have any ideas?"
"I don't know, but don't press anything until you know what to do. It will just start beeping again if you just start pressing things."
You sit down for a while, thinking about what the mirror's text means. Which buttons should you press, and in what order?
(In reply to re(2): Decryption (2) need a prod
The decryption method is D2.5 -- it is simply applying One Away to each letter individually. Thus, the method of encryption is robust.
Once you know what the plaintext says, one can figure the missing link to the buttons on the mirror.
Keep in mind you need to answer "We have discovered Contraplexus is getting ready for more action, but information on where they will strike next is limited"
Posted by Gamer
on 2007-02-28 19:02:39