13 Archetypes: Catalyst
This is challenge 12, the Catalyst challenge. Those who are keen of mind will find their way to a unique reward, and a place of glory. When you find your solution, enter the Passcode at https://intel.ingress.com/intel
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The next challenge (Patron) will be posted next week, at 3/2/2020 5:00+00:00.
How does this challenge work? do we have to get a passcode? or a word?
you'll have to decode a passcode. But judging by your question, this is your first rodeo. You might want to start with the others first. Lots of hints on those
The Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays (Official Video)
It says this video is not available.
In “C” I see numbers, punctuation (that differentiates “minus” from “hyphen”) and six leftover letters that rearrange to spell “ploats”.
”B” and “A” are of a currently unfamiliar format, with the second one slightly longer than the first.
That lone colon.
OK. Here we go again!
C is an actual real-world catalyst.
A and B are upper and lower case alphabets ending with a colon and two alphabets. Unsure what this format is...
I should start reading papers about the catalyst to get a clue....😂
Think about the name of the puzzle and what this might represent.
oh, red herrings :D
Got the formula not sure what's next though...
As far as I can see, A and B are exactly the same length.
got me in the mood
decoding A is trivial, although not sure what to do with the : and the two chars after
decoding B... yeah, I'm stuck there...
Ah I see. Paste error. It’s 315 characters followed by colon letter letter
I have a formula which may or may not be wholly or partly red herrings. And multiple ways of expressing them in chemical formula. Found Russian references and a reeeeeally long English web page describing a patent.
I'm guessing the first part is key to understanding the rest of it there are multiple ways to break it up into words that make sense not sure if that is relevant though.
So this chemical seems to be a catalyst used in petroleum industry to hydroisomerize alkenes. I think it means changing the branching of carbon chains. Should have payed more attention during organic chemistry class 10 years ago! Still have no clue about the two 315 characters.
How trivial is it?
I suppose that we have to catalyse the C elements
to find the correct key ?
I was thinking the same thing, but am not sure how or where to start.
That singular colon just before the last two characters of each of the last two paragraphs is really bothering me.
I got part C but the other 2 don't make sense to me hmmm...
I have C and A, trying to figure out B
Any hint on what you did to get A?
For what it’s worth, both A and B include all 52 uppercase lower case letters at least once each.
also, the most common characters in each string are a bit more common than random chance would suggest (but not as common as the most common English letters, like ‘e’)
I toats love that Kate B.ush - Cloudbursting came up on autoplay straight after I dont like Mondays. "I just know that something good is gonna happen" :)
Hmm, if got a piece of super appropriate text of the beginning of A but then gibberish
Any hints for how to work on A? I am trying several decipher methods but no luck yet.
A catalyst continues to act repeatedly.
the wikipedia article on catalyst may help you.
yes, find a few pieces of sentences like artike on the wiki, but after that it's still random
I loved this one!
Now, sleep, sleep