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

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

`0000000001111111111222222212345678901234567890123456`

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

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

ABSURD
ACCEPT
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
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
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
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
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