On the Subject of The Inverted Violet Cipher
Roses are red. Violets are blue. Didn't I already made this joke before? Oh well, here's a cipher for you.
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.
On page 1, the top screen shows a 6 letter encrypted word, the middle screen shows an 6 letter keyword, the bottom screen shows a 2 digit number.
On page 2, the top screen shows another keyword.
Follow the mechanics down below to decrypt your word:
Step 1: Quagmire Cipher
For this, you're going to need the encrypted word on the top screen on page 1, the 6 letter keyword from the middle screen on page 1, and the word from the top screen on page 2 (this can be 4 - 8 letters long).
The first part of this step is to build the encryption key needed for this cipher.
The encryption key has 7 rows of letters. The first row will always be these arrangement of letters:
The next 6 rows will be the alpha key you make via using the keyword on the top screen:
- Remove any duplicate letters in the keyword (removing all 2nd or more occurrences)
- Take the entire alphabet and remove all letters that are in the keyword.
- Place the alphabet at the end of the keyword. This is now your alpha key.
Now copy/paste the alpha key under the first row of the encryption key 6 times so that the total amount of rows equals 7.
Finally, shift the last 6 rows so that the letters on the left side spells out the 6 letter keyword from the middle screen.