On the Subject of The Ultimate Cycle
This cycle is exactly as bad as full password cycle...
This module consists of a screen, eight dials with red labels, and a QWERTY keyboard.
The labels on the dials, when decrypted and read from left to right, spell out an eight letter word.
The word has been encrypted through a series of ciphers, indicated by the direction each dial is pointing, from left to right.
To decipher it, decrypt the word from right to left instead.
Once deciphered, find the word in the table below, the word written below it is the word that should be entered.
Apply the same sequence of encryptions to the response word, and type out the encrypted response word using the keys.
The word is automatically submitted when eight keys are pressed.
The red button can be pressed at any time before the eighth key is pressed to cancel the input.
Inputting any of the eight letters incorrectly will cause a strike to be issued and reset the module.
Note: Unless stated otherwise, any reference to a letter’s alphabetic position starts at A = 1. Similarly, any reference to the position of a dial starts from the leftmost dial = 1.
R means the number of 45° rotations, starting from north, while its subscript # stands for the position of the dial while the subscript n refers to the position of the current cipher dial.
e.g. R4 refers to number of 45° rotations of the 4th dial, Rn-1 refers to number of 45° rotations of the 3rd dial, if the cipher dial is the 4th.