On the Subject of The Cryptic Cycle
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This module consists of a screen, eight labelled dials, and three randomised keyboards that can be cycled through using the arrow buttons.
The labels on the dials, when decrypted and read from left to right, spell out an eight letter word.
Each dial gives two bits, which, when put into the module's corresponding logical operators, returns two truth values.
- Add the number of ports to the number of 90° clockwise rotations, starting from north, to direction the dial is pointing.
If the is number is odd, the first bit of the dial is a 1, otherwise it is a 0.
- Find the number of 90° clockwise rotations, starting from the direction the dial is pointing, to the direction the label is pointing.
If the is number is odd, the second bit of the dial is a 1, otherwise it is a 0.
These truth values dictate what each letter in the word changes to in order to produce the encrypted word.
Each letter of the encryted word is translated into a glyph from one of three sets.
The negative spaces of these glyphs are labelled on the dials.
Once deciphered, find the word in the table below, the word written below it is the word that should be entered.
Apply the same encryption to the response word, and type out the encrypted response word using the keys.
The encrypted response must use the glyphs from the same set as the dial labels.
The word is automatically submitted when eight keys are pressed.
The red button can be pressed at any time before the eighth key is pressed to delete the last input.
Inputting any of the eight glyphs incorrectly will cause a strike to be issued and reset the module.