Post by elysethecat on Aug 30, 2019 11:52:46 GMT -5
I have been playing with the concept that every line of the riddle elicits a keyword to be used for columnar transposition. Instead of the more traditionally used double columnar transposition, it could be a quadruple transposition cipher! Just thinking out loud...
From gate to steed could refer to a word that works with both, like iron. You could have an iron gate, and iron steed is a reference to a motorcycle. I dont know if its common or not but i see theres a dealer called iron steed harley davidson in california.
Or maybe from gate to steed is a reference to letters used in both like TE.
maybe we are meant to get a couple of letters for each line and then anagram them to get a word, like We hath a way to go: AN from gate to steed: FE
If we were meant to anagram the answers from each line, that would mean we have to solve each line and not just use a dictionary to see all the words that start with AN for instance. Maybe that is the measure he took to ensure no shortcuts.
Last Edit: Aug 30, 2019 15:53:10 GMT -5 by susb8383: Typo
Thank you Jenny and everyone else. This was a fun hunt! I was surprised when i started deciphering the message and words actually started appearing on my paper. With all the talented folks working on this one, I figured someone had already tried the keyword. Lukas told me he wants to reveal the solve himself, and I think it’s coming out soon. So now it’s back to the big hunt.