On the Subject of The Inverted Forest Cipher
Trees, shrubs, wildlife and ... rotations?
On the module, you will see 3 screens, a keyboard, 2 arrows, and a submit button that displays the current page you’re on.
Pressing the right arrow takes you to the next page. Pressing the left arrow takes you to the previous page. There is a total of 2 pages.
Once you finally have your deciphered word, you can submit it. Once you start typing, all the screens will go black and the bottom screen will show what you are typing.
To clear it, just click one of the arrows. This goes to one of the pages and clears any input you put in. It will not let you go over 6 letters on input.
Once you are satisfied with your input, press the button labeled "SUB" to submit your answer. On a strike, the module will go back to the first page of the module, but it does not regenerate.
Step 1: Monoalphabetic Rubik’s Cube Cipher
This step uses the encrypted word from the top screen on page 1 and the keywords on the middle (keyword A) and bottom (keyword B) screens on page 2.
First, create an alphabet key from keyword A. Append the full alphabet to it, then remove all duplicate letters (retain first occurrences).
Create two 3×3×3 cubes. The first, cube A, should be filled with letters A–Z as shown in the diagrams below (note that the center cubelet is omitted). The second, cube B, must be filled with the alphabet key in the order in which the below diagrams have the letters K
For each letter of keyword B, perform one of the below rotations on cube B (meaning: cycle the eight highlighted letters in the indicated direction, which is always clockwise when looking toward the relevant face of the cube) a number of times as given by the table underneath.