On the Subject of the Global Offset CM

A machine that knows no bounds when it comes to ciphers.

From the Pandemonium Cipher module by Obvious.

Create a key using the keyword on screen 1 and the Boolean Expression on screen A. Make sure to remove any Xs. Rearrange the key into a 5×5 matrix.

If the Submit Button is white, follow the instructions under Encrypt Instructions. Otherwise follow the instructions under Decrypt Instructions.

Encrypt Instructions

  • Determine the path that is needed to get from the letter on screen B to the center of the matrix.
  • For each letter, find it in the matrix and move in the same fashion in the previous step to get your decrypted word.

Decrypt Instructions

  • Determine the path that is needed to get from the center of the matrix to the letter on screen B.
  • For each letter, find it in the matrix and move in the same fashion in the previous step to get your decrypted word.

Finally, if any of the letters on screen 2 match at the same position as any of the letters of your encrypted word, replace that letter with a X. You should now have an decrypted word.

Example 1

Encrypted Word: DAGSFHD
Screen B: L
Screen 2: VFDZHHQ
Using Encrypt Rules

PROMI
SEABC
DFGHJ
KLNQT
UVWYZ

DAGSFHD → EMBRACE

EMBRACE + VFDZHHQ → EMBRACE

Decrypted Word: EMBRACE

Example 1

Encrypted Word: LKRNMTV
Screen B: F
Screen 2: BLJHPGL
Using Decrypt Rules

FITHA
BCDEG
JKLMN
OPQRS
UVWYZ

LKRNMTV → FACTION

FACTION + BLJHPGL → FACTION

Decrypted Word: FACTION