On the Subject of The Achieving Affine Cycle

Achieving? Is that really the best word you could come up with?

This module consists of a screen, eight dials with yellow labels, and a QWERTY keyboard.

The labels on the dials, when decrypted and read from left to right, spell out an eight letter word.

To solve the module, decrypt the displayed message, reference it in the keyword table to receive a solution word, then encrypt the solution word using the same encryption.

Use the letter on the dial and the dial’s direction in the below table to encrypt or decrypt a message. If a dial’s direction is north, do not modify the letter. If decrypting, use the left letter of the pair. If encrypting, use the right letter of the pair.

NOTE: Due to the way the affine cipher functions, a dial can never point west on this module. This is why West is not present in the table.

123457
NEESESSWNW
AICUEOGCISKGO
BRFPJDNFRLVNF
CAIKOSUIAEGUS
DJLFTHBLJXRBH
ESOAYWIOSQCIW
FBRVDLPRBJNPL
GKUQIAWUKCYWA
HTXLNPDXTVJDP
ICAGSEKACOUKE
JLDBXTRDLHFRT
KUGWCIYGUAQYI
LDJRHXFJDTBFX
MMMMMMMMMMMMM
NVPHRBTPVFXTB
OESCWQASEYIAQ
PNVXBFHVNRTHF
QWYSGUOYWKEOU
RFBNLJVBFDPVJ
SOEIQYCEOWACY
TXHDVNJHXPLJN
UGKYACQKGIWQC
VPNTFRXNPBHXR
WYQOKGEQYUSEG
XHTJPVLTHNDLV
YQWEUKSWQGOSK
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Keyword Table

ADVANCEDADDITIONALLOCATEALLOTTEDBINARIESBILLIONSBULKHEADBULWARKS
UNDERRUNHAZARDEDENTRANCEULTIMATEWINGDINGYEASAYERYIELDERSJIGSAWED
CIPHEREDCIRCUITSCOMPUTERCOMPILERDECRYPTSDIVISIONDISCOVERDISCRETE
JUNCTUREJUNCTIONLINEARLYVICINITYOCTANGLEJIMMYINGTRIGGERSILLUDING
ENCIPHERENTRANCEEQUATIONEQUALISEFINISHEDFINDINGSFORTRESSFORTUNES
BULKHEADBULWARKSTRIANGLEFORTUNESHUNGRIERROTATIONPOSITIONWINNABLE
GAUNTLETGAMBLINGGATHEREDGATEWAYSHAZARDEDHAZINESSHUNKEREDHUNGRIER
REVERSEDULTRAHOTQUADRICSOCTUPLESZIPPEREDRELATIVEKILOWATTBILLIONS
INDICATEINDIGOESILLUSIONILLUDINGJIGSAWEDJIMMYINGJUNCTIONJUNCTURE
STOPPINGPROJECTSQUITTERSFORTRESSNUMERATEVOLUMINGDISCRETEZUGZWANG
KILOWATTKINETICSKNOCKOUTKNOWABLELIMITINGLINEARLYLINKAGESLINGERED
STOCCATAFINISHEDMULTIPLYENCIPHERMONOTONECOMPILERQUICKESTMULCTING
MONOGRAMMONOTONEMULTIPLYMULCTINGNANOGRAMNANOTUBENUMBEREDNUMERATE
LIMITINGNUMBEREDADDITIONYOURSELFDISCOVERDECRYPTSZIGZAGGYSTARTING
OCTANGLEOCTUPLESOBSERVEDOBSTACLEPROGRESSPROJECTSPOSITIONPOSITRON
KINETICSKNOCKOUTPROGRESSNANOGRAMGAMBLINGQUADRANTREVOLVEDDIVISION
QUADRANTQUADRICSQUICKESTQUITTERSREVERSEDREVOLVEDROTATIONRELATIVE
NANOTUBETOMOGRAMVOLTAGESCIPHEREDHAZINESSHUNKEREDMONOGRAMFINDINGS
STARTINGSTANDARDSTOPPINGSTOCCATATRIGGERSTRIANGLETOMOGRAMTOMORROW
STANDARDUNDERLIEOBSERVEDGAUNTLETALLOCATEOBSTACLEPOSITRONADVANCED
UNDERRUNUNDERLIEULTIMATEULTRAHOTVICINITYVICELESSVOLTAGESVOLUMING
EQUALISEVICELESSGATEWAYSLINKAGESINDICATEKNOWABLEILLUSIONLINGERED
WINGDINGWINNABLEWHATEVERWHATSITSYELLOWEDYEASAYERYIELDERSYOURSELF
GATHEREDEQUATIONZYMOGENEBINARIESINDIGOESALLOTTEDWHATSITSTOMORROW
ZIPPEREDZIGZAGGYZUGZWANGZYMOGENE
WHATEVERYELLOWEDCOMPUTERCIRCUITS