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(3): D2.5
I think you need to chill here. In fact my clues are straightforward. (I will restate them here)
The encryption method is fairly different than the previous two, though the name still applies.
It is a plain and easy method.
The method applies to each letter individually (not each word individually)
If you have the encryption scheme figured out, the next part is to figure out what the message is.
Edited on March 4, 2007, 2:00 pm
Posted by Gamer
on 2007-03-03 01:37:49