Benoni, South Africa? doesn't ring a bell for me :(
read about the past of the country 😅
Nice one, took a while to see what I needed to see.
Through the journey of South Africa, I can decode the text to another random text starts with "yt..." I can read a few film names from it and last two give me AR. But no idea how to process... any hints?
got it. google translator helped me.
I think your hint provides an origin. I'm missing a direction (for when there are multiple shapes around) and a scale (for when there's nothing obvious around).
I mean, some of them are so clear that it's got to be the right thing (that Z-shaped building), but others are vague beyond belief (is that lake meant to be the letter? that zig-zagging track?). Perhaps I'm using the wrong set of map images?
Il n'y a pas de lapins. It sounds like you are pretty much there.
Thanks for the hint! I could decipher the ones closest to the keyword but the front part just stumped me. This is a rather tricky one!
Thanks. I already got it. A little bit tricky at the end, but possible to do. 😅
You know you AR there when you see it.
Read the comment just before you.
Thanks but no worry! I've decoded it before sending my first comment 😁
Poisson means fish " in French" .
zéro, un, deux, .....
Got 14 letters from the pin,
I think, I need to translate the number to some kind of afrikan language, maybe? Yet still don't know how this will be the key to decode the "glyiuajjpbnjjcviwydarpbeilrygstmfmednfrhtu" string.. Anyone can verify my theory or is it a rabbit hole?
Thanks! I got it done. That was a tricky one. I couldn't see what I was supposed to be seeing.
So I have an encrypted string of 42 characters. I have a decryption key (a pair of not-english words of 14 alphabetic characters, if I ignore the space). And I have an absolutely unknown encoding method with no visible hints in the original puzzle, and anything anybody has said in the comments is obscenely oblique.
So here I sit, scratching my head.
Someone in the comments has mentioned trying to use the decoder by name.
You should ask Giovan B. Bellaso.
pleasant trip, Thanks for all hint....
Done! That was exciting!
When traveling around the world, be prepared to hear words in different languages.
p.s.: Thanks for the satellite view hint!
Try one of the other ciphers in the sidebar on that page.
Okay, I think I have the key to the key.
Now my question is... do I talk to Lt. John Chard, or Prince Dabulamanzi kaMpande?
Addendum: Spoke to both; the Prince was far more helpful.
I was in the same boat as you.. until I read this:
which is something I tried but discarded because I thought it is useless..
then this gives a new light to me..
Thanks all for the hints!
I like how the title fits so much in the challenge.
You need a well-known alphabetical code that uses the keyword
Weirdly my initial google search to get to the secret decoder ring WAS what I thought it was, but google landed me on the entirely wrong spot without quite telling me I was but a click away. It looked like the spot, acted like the spot, and let me enter the entire key without any warning that it was dutifully ignoring almost all of it. And only gave me garbage output, of course.
I got the three Words starting with i, n, e... Any hint to decode the 42 char password?
I got 14 alphabetical letters that lead me to an English number and a non-English word. Did I see a letter wrong?
This may be of more or less value depending on which words you're talking about.
If the "three words" you speak of are the key to the key, you're off track. Once you get back on track, talk to Prince kaMpande; he'll be more helpful than Lt. Chard.
From that, im belive Google can help you... Than we are gona stuck in the same step
I believe it's English number and two words,
but anyway, if google helps you, take the answer starting with "ish..." (not the one starting with "nes.."). Both answers probably make sense in a way, but only one works for decoding.
I MISTRANSLATED THE 4TH LAST LETTER AUGH
Moving on, thank you!
EDIT: Got it pretty much immediately, mostly because I had looked on the forum for clues ahead of time and was missing this part.