On the Subject of the Ultimate Cipher

All ciphering techniques are required to solve this module.

See Appendix W0RD5 for word list reference.

  • On the first page of the module, the top screen should show a 6 symbol word that has been encrypted.
  • The module has a total of 7 pages, 1 for the first screen, and 2 for each colored cipher.
  • Follow the necessary steps below to get your decrypted word to submit.
  • Step 1: Pigpen Cipher

    Convert the 6 symbols on the top screen of page 1 to letters using the chart below:

    On the Subject of the Red Cipher

    Original Red Cipher manual can be found here.

    This cipher contains Playfair, Conjugated Matrix Bifid and Tri-square Cipher.

    Edgework:

    1. Ports Count Top Mid Btm Ports Count Top Mid Btm
      0 KW1 KW2 KW3 3 KW3 KW1 KW2
      1 KW1 KW3 KW2 4 KW2 KW3 KW1
      2 KW2 KW1 KW3 5+ KW3 KW2 KW1

    2. Matrix A: First digit in SN is odd
    3. Matrix B: Second digit in SN is even
    4. Matrix C: Last digit in SN is odd

    Inverted Red Cipher Order:

    • Step 3: Tri-square Cipher
    • Step 2: Conjugated Matrix Bifid
    • Step 1: Playfair Cipher

    On the Subject of the Orange Cipher

    Original Orange Cipher manual can be found here.

    This cipher contains ADFGX, Bazeries and Foursquare Cipher.

    Edgework:

    1. Matrix A: Last digit in SN is even
    2. Matrix B:
      A F L Q V
      B G M R W
      C H N S X
      D I O T Y
      E K P U Z
    3. Matrix C: Second digit in SN is odd
    4. Matrix D: First digit in SN is even

    Inverted Orange Cipher Order:

    • Step 1: ADFGX Cipher (Keyword isn't effected)
    • Step 3: Foursquare Cipher
    • Step 2: Bazeries Cipher

    On the Subject of the Yellow Cipher

    Original Yellow Cipher manual can be found here.

    This cipher contains Morbit, Trifid and Hill Cipher.

    Edgework:

    1. Step 1:

      ...---xx
      .-x.-x.-

    2. Step 2: # of batteries is odd

      11111111122222222233333333
      11122233311122233311122233
      12312312312312312312312312

    Inverted Yellow Cipher Order:

    • Step 1: Morbit Cipher (Keyword isn't effected)
    • Step 3: Hill Cipher
    • Step 2: Trifid Cipher

    Morse Code Table

    On the Subject of the Green Cipher

    Original Green Cipher manual can be found here.

    This cipher contains Homophonic, Columnar Transposition and Mechanical Cipher.

    Inverted Green Cipher Order:

    • Step 1: Homophonic Cipher (Keyword isn't effected)
    • Step 3: Mechanical Cipher
    • Step 2: Columnar Transposition
    1 2 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    - - - - - - - -
    - -
    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
    A U F H K Q I P L X N Z E S G B V M C W J R D O T Y A
    B I W C Z Y M L K J O D G F S Q R N B T X H U E V A P
    C W B S M E J T U C P F A H Z O Q L I K N Y V G X R D
    D G R I N Q V W O T Y A J X B M H C F K L D U S Z E P
    E D L T V S U I K W C X R F J Z A N Y H M Q O G E P B
    F F S V C E I U J K P G N T Y H B L R Q O X M A D W Z
    G J O C Y W F P A D K H I U V T S M E N G Q L Z B R X
    H B P H O R A K N U E T D Z Y Q I M S F J G V W C X L
    I A N D S Q W T G X K F P C O V B L M Y E Z H R J I U
    J A Q J P B U S G W N X Z V D Y L E T C O F H R I M K
    K B H F T D G E R X J A M U N Z V Y K O S P I L C W Q
    L J H U K D M S N E B I C Z Y W L X Q F P O R T A V G
    M A S N T Z D B G W Y I L E O R C Q F X J P K H M V U
    N R P C Q A B V L G W F E N I K Y M D U T S J X O Z H
    O Y I X N V W Q S U H F O M Z D G K J P C T B E L A R
    P I M P C Z L E G J A R N T W S Y F Q D O U B K H V X
    Q J G K O X M U B A V R T F Y C N P W Q Z E S I L H D
    R S V H D B Z N M K W J I E U Y F X R Q P L G C A T O
    S T Z X G O P N B W A I Y R H Q L V K J S C D U E F M
    T D J Q Z Y W T P K I X C V A B F N U E O L H S G R M
    U C J O E D Y H B N I X Z R T P W G A L F K U S M V Q
    V F E H L Y O B G R X Q K V Z U I M J T N A C D P S W
    W M O G A P T H I Z X R F K L Y S V D B W U Q N E C J
    X R X M S B P W O E J A D I Y N Q L G K C T U H Z F V
    Y Z J V W F B E O T K R D H S C P I G Q N A Y L U X M
    Z V W F X U E K R L B Q T M C H S G J O Z Y D A P I N

    On the Subject of the Blue Cipher

    Original Blue Cipher manual can be found here.

    This cipher contains Atbash, Letter Transposition and Vigenere Cipher.

    Inverted Blue Cipher Order:

    • Step 3: Vigenere Cipher
    • Step 2: Letter Transposition
    • Step 1: Atbash Cipher
    0123456789
    03416142425234534R424
    12614RV15R23456R32625
    223RVR1RV12253646R225
    33512462445R5131526R5
    4R1131416351235R325R4
    52345R3461636R4R534R2
    61312RV12R33536153623
    7452456R4R5R235235646
    8RV26R113135615152434
    936R11456164516142646
    A8H13O14V9
    B0I7P3W17
    C16J22Q19X15
    D12K23R4Y20
    E5L6S21Z24
    F11M18T25
    G10N1U2

    On the Subject of the Indigo Cipher

    Original Indigo Cipher manual can be found here.

    This cipher contains Fractionated Morse, Condi and Logic Cipher.

    Number0+5 BitsNumber6 Bits
    0 0000032100000
    1 0000133100001
    2 0001034100010
    3 0001135100011
    4 0010036100100
    5 0010137100101
    6 0011038100110
    7 0011139100111
    8 0100040101000
    9 0100141101001
    100101042101010
    110101143101011
    120110044101100
    130110145101101
    140111046101110
    150111147101111
    161000048110000
    171000149110001
    181001050110010
    191001151110011
    201010052110100
    211010153110101
    221011054110110
    231011155110111
    241100056111000
    251100157111001
    261101058111010
    271101159111011
    281110060111100
    291110161111101
    301111062111110
    311111163111111

    Edgework:

    1. Step 1: # of ports is odd

      .........---------xxxxxxxx
      ...---xxx...---xxx...---xx
      .-x.-x.-x.-x.-x.-x.-x.-x.-

    2. Step 2: Starting offset = Sum of SN Digits

      00000000011111111112222222
      12345678901234567890123456

    Inverted Indigo Cipher Order:

    • Step 1: Fractionated Morse Cipher (Logic key isn't effected)
    • Step 3: Logic Cipher
    • Step 2: Condi Cipher
    InANDORXORNANDNORXNOR-><-
    0000011111
    0101110010
    1001110001
    1111000111


    Morse Code Table

    On the Subject of the Violet Cipher

    Original Violet Cipher manual can be found here.

    This cipher contains Porta, Route Transposition and Quagmire Cipher.

    Inverted Violet Cipher Order:

    • Step 3: Quagmire Cipher
    • Step 2: Route Transposition
    • Step 1: Porta Cipher
    ABCDEFGHIJKLM
    ABNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    CDOPQRSTUVWXYZN
    EFPQRSTUVWXYZNO
    GHQRSTUVWXYZNOP
    IJRSTUVWXYZNOPQ
    KLSTUVWXYZNOPQR
    MNTUVWXYZNOPQRS
    OPUVWXYZNOPQRST
    QRVWXYZNOPQRSTU
    STWXYZNOPQRSTUV
    UVXYZNOPQRSTUVW
    WXYZNOPQRSTUVWX
    YZZNOPQRSTUVWXY

    Use the top grid if the left digit is a 1. Otherwise use the bottom grid.

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    On the Subject of the White Cipher

    Original White Cipher manual can be found here.

    This cipher contains Base Caesar, Grille Transposition and Sean Cipher.

    Edgework:

    1. Step 1: sum of the alphanumeric positions of the letters of the encrypted word, modulo 8 the sum then add 2.
    2. Step 2: rotate 90 degrees clockwise X times, where X is the number of ports.
    3. X   |   X|    | XX 
         X|X |X X |    
       X X|   |X   |  X 
          | XX|   X|X   
    4. Step 3: number of lit indicators is even

    Inverted White Cipher Order:

    • Step 3: Sean Cipher
    • Step 2: Grille Transposition
    • Step 1: Base Caesar Cipher

    On the Subject of the Gray Cipher

    Original Gray Cipher manual can be found here.

    This cipher contains Ragbaby, Bit Switch and Portax Cipher.

    Number5 Bits
    1 00001
    2 00010
    3 00011
    4 00100
    5 00101
    6 00110
    7 00111
    8 01000
    9 01001
    1001010
    1101011
    1201100
    1301101
    1401110
    1501111
    1610000
    1710001
    1810010
    1910011
    2010100
    2110101
    2210110
    2310111
    2411000
    2511001
    2611010
    2711011
    2811100
    2911101
    3011110
    3111111

    Edgework:

    1. Step 1: Number of unlit indicators is even
    2. Step 2: First character of the serial number
      021453923154I24513R24531
      121534A25134J25413S25431
      231524B24153K34512T34521
      331452C34152L35214U35421
      441523D35124M35412V43251
      541532E45123N43512W43521
      651234F45132O45213X45231
      751423G54123P53412Y53421
      851432H54132Q54213Z54231
    3. Step 3: Second letter of the serial number

      ABCDEFGHIJKLM
      NOPQRSTUVWXYZNOPQRSTUVWXY
      -------------------------
      ACEGIKMOQSUWYACEGIKMOQSUW
      BDFHJLNPRTVXZBDFHJLNPRTVX


    Inverted Gray Cipher Order:

    • Step 3: Portax Cipher
    • Step 2: Bit Switch
    • Step 1: Ragbaby Cipher

    On the Subject of the Black Cipher

    Original Black Cipher manual can be found here.

    This cipher contains Digrafid, Railfence Transposition and Enigma Cipher.

    Edgework:

    1. Step 1: Alphanumeric position of the first letter of the serial number is odd
    2. Step 1: Alphanumeric position of the last letter of the serial number is even
    3. Step 2: number of ports, modulo 4, plus 2.

    Inverted Black Cipher Order:

    • Step 3: Enigma Cipher
    • Step 2: Railfence Transposition
    • Step 1: Digrafid Cipher

    Appendix W0RD5: Word list:

    ABSURD
    ACCEPT
    ADJUST
    AIMING
    ALARMS
    AMBUSH
    ANCHOR
    APATHY
    ARTIST
    ASSUME
    ATTACH
    BABOON
    BARBER
    BANZAI
    BEACON
    BEDBUG
    BECKON
    BEAVER
    BISTRO
    BINARY
    BIGGER
    BICEPS
    CAMERA
    CANNON
    CANVAS
    CENTER
    CEREAL
    CELERY
    CHAPEL
    CHANCE
    CHORAL
    CHOOSE
    CHUNKY
    DECEIT
    DEPEND
    DEDUCT
    DEFINE
    DESIGN
    DEGREE
    DEFEND
    DELETE
    DEMAND
    DENIAL
    DEPTHS
    EASILY
    EDITOR
    EFFORT
    EERILY
    ELIXIR
    EMBANK
    EMBARK
    EMBLEM
    ELBOWS
    EMERGE
    EMBRYO
    FABLED
    FABRIC
    FACING
    FACTOR
    FINEST
    FINGER
    FONDLY
    FONDUE
    FREEZE
    FREELY
    FACADE
    GAMBIT
    GAMBLE
    GENTLE
    GENTLY
    GLOVES
    GLOVER
    GLANCE
    GLANDS
    GLUTEN
    GLUTES
    GLOWED
    HARDEN
    HARDER
    HAPPEN
    HARDLY
    HEATER
    HEALTH
    HEAVEN
    HEROIC
    HEROES
    HERESY
    HEREBY
    IMPACT
    IMPAIR
    IMPORT
    IMPROV
    INDEED
    INDENT
    INFORM
    INFUSE
    INSECT
    INSERT
    INSIDE
    JUSTLE
    JUSTLY
    JACKED
    JACKER
    JACKET
    JAILED
    JAILOR
    JAMMED
    JAMMER
    JUICES
    JUICER
    KARATE
    KARATS
    KEELED
    KEENED
    KETONE
    KETOSE
    KINDLE
    KINDLY
    KIDNEY
    KICKER
    KITTEN
    LAMENT
    LAMEST
    LAUNCE
    LAUNCH
    LAWFUL
    LAWYER
    LEADER
    LEAPER
    LEARNT
    LOVELY
    LOVERS
    MAGNET
    MAGNUM
    MANTLE
    MANTIS
    MEDIAN
    MEDIUM
    MELLOW
    MELODY
    MOTHER
    MOTIFS
    MOTIVE
    NEEDED
    NEEDLE
    NEARLY
    NEATLY
    NATIVE
    NATION
    NATURE
    NAUGHT
    NEBULA
    NECTAR
    NAPKIN
    OBJECT
    OBEYED
    OCCULT
    OCCUPY
    OCCURS
    OCEANS
    OCELOT
    OCTAVE
    OCTAVO
    OCULAR
    OCULUS
    PARDON
    PARENT
    PARTLY
    PARTON
    PHOTON
    PHOTOS
    PICKAX
    PICKLE
    PILLAR
    PILLOW
    PLANET
    PLANTS
    PLANKS
    QUAILS
    QUAINT
    QUARKS
    QUARRY
    QUIRKS
    QUIRKY
    QUACKS
    QUACKY
    QUARTZ
    QUOTER
    QUOTES
    RABATO
    RABBIT
    RADIAL
    RADIAN
    RADIOS
    RADISH
    RAFFLE
    RAFTED
    RAINED
    RAISED
    RECEDE
    RECENT
    SAVORS
    SAVORY
    SCENES
    SCENIC
    SCRAMS
    SCRAPE
    SEARCH
    SEARED
    SENSES
    SENSOR
    SHAKEN
    SHAKER
    THINGS
    THINKS
    TICTAC
    TICTOC
    TIMBRE
    TIMBER
    TINGLE
    TINGLY
    TOASTS
    TOASTY
    TRAILS
    TRAINS
    UMLAUT
    UMPIRE
    UNLOCK
    UNLOAD
    UNWOVE
    UNWRAP
    UNVEIL
    UNWELL
    UPSIDE
    UPSIZE
    VALVES
    VALUES
    VALUED
    VERMIN
    VESSEL
    VIEWED
    VIEWER
    VISION
    VISITS
    VOODOO
    VORTEX
    WAFFLE
    WAFTED
    WAFTER
    WAGERS
    WALKED
    WALKER
    WARMER
    WARMLY
    WARMTH
    WEAKEN
    WEAKLY
    WEEKLY
    YEANED
    YEARLY
    YEARNS
    YELLER
    YELLOW
    YOUTHS
    YAWNED
    YODELS
    YELLED
    YODLED
    ZIGGED
    ZIGZAG
    ZINGED
    ZIPPED
    ZIPPER
    ZONING
    ZONERS
    ZONKED