On the Subject of the Inverted Maroon Cipher

I bet you will feel like a maroon trying to tackle this cipher.

On the module, you will see 3 screens, a keyboard, 2 buttons with a letter on it, 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 3 pages.

On page 1, the top screen shows a 6 letter encrypted word, the middle screen shows some numbers, and the bottom screen shows a 3 letter key.

Concatenate the words in this order: Page 2 Top Screen, Page 2 Middle Screen, Page 2 Bottom Screen, Page 3 Top Screen, Page 3 Middle Screen, Page 3 Bottom Screen. Remove any duplicate letters from the key (keeping each letter’s first occurrence). This will be referred to as the Alphabet Key.

Step 1: Slidefair Cipher

For this you will need the encrypted word on the top screen on page 1, the Alphabet Key, and the Slidefair Key on the bottom screen on page 1. Write a 2nd alphabet underneath the Alphabet Key.

Split the encrypted word into 3 letter pairs and do the following for each letter pair:

  • Shift the bottom alphabet so that the Nth letter of the Slidefair Key is in the left most column.
  • Find the 1st letter of the letter pair in the Alphabet Key.
  • Find the 2nd letter of the letter pair in the bottom alphabet.
  • If both letters are in the same column, replace them with the letters in the opposite column within the same row.
  • Otherwise, replace each letter with the letter that is in the same row but in the column of the other letter.

Example

Encrypted Word: PSYOGQ
Alphabet Key: CENTURYSKIMPBLOWFHJXGAZDVQ
Slidefair Key: UIA

CENTURYSKIMPBLOWFHJXGAZDVQ
UVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRST

PS -> VF

CENTURYSKIMPBLOWFHJXGAZDVQ
IJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGH

YO -> XB

CENTURYSKIMPBLOWFHJXGAZDVQ
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

GQ -> FU

New Encrypted Word: VFXBFU

Step 2: Redfence Transposition

For this, you will need the encrypted word you got from step 1 and the number key from the middle screen of page 1.

Place down the letters in a zig zag pattern with the number of rows equal to the length of the number key:

Example

Encrypted Word: VFXBFU
Key: 213
1:   V       F   
2:     F   B   U
3:        X       

Finally, read the letters in the order of the key number. You should now have a new encrypted word.

Example

Key: 213
1:   V       F   
2:     F   B   U
3:        X       
New Encrypted Word: FBUVFX

Step 3: Monoalphabetic Cipher

For this, you're going to need the encrypted word from step 2 and the Alphabet Key.

Write down a 2nd alphabet above the Alphabet Key.

For each letter of the encrypted word, find the letter in the top row and replace it with the letter directly below it.

The resulting letters will be your decrypted word.

Example

Encrypted Word: FBUVFX

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
CENTURYSKIMPBLOWFHJXGAZDVQ

FBUVFX -> REGARD

Decrypted Word: REGARD

Once you finally have your decrypted 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.