On the Subject of The Enigma Cycle
Round and round and round it goes. When will it stop? Hell if I know.
This module consists of a screen, eight dials with brown labels, and a QWERTY keyboard.
The labels on the dials, when decrypted and read from left to right, in a zig-zag formation, spell out an eight letter word in the table provided.
We are required by the Cipher Cycle Committee to say this.
The word has been encrypted through an Enigma Cipher, with the orientation of the dials depicting the initial setup of the Enigma Decoder.
- The number of 120° clockwise rotations of the first dial from north, plus one is the alphabetical position of the reflector being used.
- The number of 45° clockwise rotations of the second, third and fourth dials from north, plus one, refer to the rotor type used for the bottom, middle and top rotors, respectively.
- The number of 30° clockwise rotations of the fifth, sixth and seventh dials from north, plus one, is the initial amount to shift to the left for the bottom, middle and top rotors, respectively.
- The direction of the eight dial determines the modifier:
- If the dial is facing north, the encryption is performed normally.
- If the dial is facing northeast, then the reflector must be used backwards. In other words, flip the reflector, and then encrypt/decrypt as usual.
- If the dial is facing east, southeast or south, the bottom, middle or top rotor, respectively, will instead rotate to the right instead of left during the encryption process.
- If the dial is facing southwest, west or northwest, the bottom, middle or top rotor's initial shift is backwards, respectively. (I.E. If the initial shift requires going 5 left initially, you would go 5 right instead.)
Use the correct rotor charts and the correct reflector chart to create an Enigma Decryptor.
They are created in this order: Reflector - Bottom Rotor - Middle Rotor - Top Rotor. Above the top rotor, you will type A-Z to use as the keyboard.
Use the schematic at the last 3 pages provided to help you create the Enigma Decryptor.
We were legally required to say that by an entity that manages Enigma Machines.