The 76543 Cipher
- The 76543 Cipher:
- In chapter 2 of the Book we first found a string of text that went:
- pof ujvwnf vhyhu jswciX ymj 76543 jpwoly. vn Xwn pybvodc jzf mdv bhg.
- By rotating each word in this string down by -1 rotation less than the previous one you get:
- One should never forget the 76543 cipher. If one forgets you are out.
- The chapter then details the rules of what we assume is the 76543 cipher.
- In ; a b ;
- a is i and b is ii
- a is b and b is d
- The solution to this was that each position in a string has a number, so in 'jiefwa' the letter f would be numbered 4 and a would be numbered 6. Each letter's position in the string determines how many rotations that letter has undergone(see: the caesar cipher), so decoding it would mean rotating back by that same amount of rotations. Important: using this cipher requires that you count spaces as characters as well, but the spaces can not be rotated.
- Applying the cipher to the string
- 'jh ssc aXwgvv iXzc iia gr sgdhd aw cemeh Xzc jdhdphmbih.'
- 'If one solved then one is ready to start the pilgrimage.'
- And so we were.
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