same. after they help me with the coordinates I get to "ytrois..." and I get something in france, but with the rest of the text I get nothing, just things in Arabic. I feel so stupid xD
Remember that Niantic likes to hide the numbers. Also, remember that certain sorts of things recur in keywords. You are so, so close.
you should find others too
all in french? or another language?
If it is my first time decoding, is it necessary to have resolved earlier?
I got hung up on Google Translate on the first one, the answer is there, just down a bit.
The initial graphic says "the key is."
what is hidden in French
I get a "number" but nothing else...
If you got one number in French, you can try to find other numbers in French, too.
Deleting I found another number, is it wrong?
We want letters and numbers, at this stage.
try more than one translation site.. I found that they were not all exactly the same... similar but not exactly the same.
once the key is decoded, the decoded string still needs a little more decoding... for instance, there are numbers in that phrase... but again translation...
to make sure you've got the right phrase... find the keyword... which you should be able to match to a keyword here: https://github.com/ingresscodes/keywords/blob/master/keywords.txt
we know what the last 4 digits of the final passphrase is, right? work to make those last 4 digits match, i.e. one of the words in the decoded phrase refers to a number in the original thing decoded, and the next two letters are nato word versions of the letters.
letters and numbers in this section (prefix)
It is not wrong)
What you have: ytrois.... (good, you are close).
What you need: ??????keyword????. The ?????? prefix = several letters and/or numbers (usually about ~6 of them, not always, but often). The keyword is a word related to ingress lore. The ???? suffix is 13ar in all "13 archetypes" challenges so far.
So, you can try to replace trois with 3, repeat. Guess what keyword is, look up in the list suggested above (https://github.com/ingresscodes/keywords/blob/master/keywords.txt) -- this time, keyword IS there. Look what's left, does it look like "what you need"? Try to submit into ingress. Repeat.
Try the key without spaces if the decoded string does not make sense
Thanks to @NineBerry that helped me out of a gigantic rabbit hole, not always believe in Google, it is the second challenge that makes it difficult for me, it just made me realize the error I solved it in seconds.
🤩🤩🤩 I did it! 🤩🤩🤩
That was my first time!
It was difficult and gave me a lot of headaches but it was really fun and I enjoyed it a lot!
Thanks to everyone who posted hints. 😘😘😘 I couldn't have done it without them!
That would be my only complaint about this puzzle, that you need to know another language besides English to make sense of the decoded string. Now for me the numbers were obvious (I'm only a few hours drive away from the second coordinate...) and you could argue that the language is pretty well known, but if you live in a region with vastly different language(s) and English is already your second language, you might miss it completely.
How did you get South Africa pins. All mine stretch across the Middle East???
I got it, I got stuck at a wrong translation for the key.
The first google translate translation wasn't the right one, the alternative translation is the one you need.
Because of the ytrois hint that was already given it was easy to get the code for this trilingual archetype.
The first decoding step doesn't take you to Africa (although it takes you to pretty much every other continent), but the next one is related to South Africa.
If you only see pins in the middle East in the first step, you did something wrong.
Ok, this was genuine fun :)
Hint: the "key" is not the 🔑, but from the "key" you should translate the 🔑 (which is two words, but stick them together) for the cipher
I have already solved this on my own so it doesn’t affect me specifically, and I know this is going to ruffle feathers, but I find it disheartening that people have effectively given out the text of the final step minus the keyword. There’s a really fine line between looking for a hint, and dropping entire chunks of the answer and asking if you are correct.
I wouldnt say you NEED to know another language other than english, I recognized most of the numbers from knowing basic spanish counting which I think is fairly common knowledge, at least to 10, Latin based languages are close enough that it was recognizable
I finally got it! I really enjoyed this one and it wasn’t till the end until it all came together and made sense. Thanks for all the hints I couldn’t imagine how long it’d take without them.
Just to clarify, you need a well-known alphabetical cipher that uses the key.
For most of us, English is the other language. ;-)
Nobody actually needs to KNOW another language. There were clues posted very early on that pointed to French. And nobody has posted here yet that they speak/understand the African language/s mentioned earlier.
The whole point of a decoding challenge is to try to WORK OUT stuff. If somebody mentions a name, Google it. Try to work out how it might fit in with the challenge or help you. If somebody mentions a language, Google it. Try to work out how it might fit in with the challenge or help you. If somebody mentions a country, Google it. You get the drift.
Before these challenges, I didn't have any clue about Code128, checksums, audio analysis, Nemesis' language, Levenshtein distance, Kakuro, semitones, Conway, cryptobin, La Malinche, Nahuatl, genders of Egyptian dieties, Morse code, Endianness, Base32, Base64, or all the other rabbit hole learnings I made along the way. Which is how I discovered the cipher for this challenge.
Those that are asking on this forum for validation on whether your resulting clipped output may be putting you on the correct path, or whether you are down a rabbit hole: most decoders won't have a problem with this.
Those that are asking to be spoon-fed on this forum: you are making this less fun for everybody else.
If you need explicit direction, please discuss off-forum.
making up hints that are enough but not too much is fun in and of itself! giving too much away ruins that too!