What could this mean??? (Road Ahead 10-5-18)

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    Tsuo_Vook wrote: »
    Okay, taking the upper block as one big lump of hex code and ignoring the gold letters, we get the following hex bits:

    45 55 55 4B 41 49 5A 59 55 51 59 5A 4B 47 49 57 4F 54 58 59 47 4E 4F 4E 4F 45 55 51 4F 5A 54 47 4F 43 58 47 56 52 48 4E 58 49 45 55 54 47 43 4B 55 47 4B 59 44 47 55 4B 42 41 54 4B

    That gives a cyphertext of:

    EUUKAIZYUQYZKGIWOTXYGNONOEUQOZTGOCXGVRHNXIEUTGCKUGKYDGUKBATK

    Will work on the latter part now, but that may be helpful for anyone else currently working on it.

    Corrected hex is:

    45 55 55 4B 41 49 5A 59 55 51 59 5A 4B 4D 49 5D 4F 54 58 59 4D 4E 4F 4E 4F 45 55 51 4F 5A 54 4D 4F 43 58 47 56 52 48 4E 58 49 45 55 54 4D 43 4B 55 4D 4B 59 44 4D 55 4B 42 41 54 4B

    ASCII conversion:

    EUUKAIZYUQYZKMI]OTXYMNONOEUQOZTMOCXGVRHNXIEUTMCKUMKYDMUKBATK
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    I was gonna chime back in to the thread I was in earlier but Kyno shut it down. While I do enjoy the long Road Ahead reads, this puzzle is quite glorious and meets all my expectations for today, even if it dropped at 11pm(eastern). Well done, @CG_SBCrumb
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    Thank you guys for the catch on 7's vs. D's. Was just copying what had previously been posted.

    I've got the cypher figured out. (It's the Playfair cypher if you want to try it out yourself.) I'm getting a number of errors in my cypher so far, but this should explain it. I'm also getting enough plaintext that I'm 100% sure this is what was done.
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    APX_919 wrote: »
    APX_919 wrote: »
    Assuming for a moment I am correct about it being a Polybius cipher, there now exists a distinct possibility our friend CG_Crumb took it a step farther and over encrypted it.

    Why? Because the name for the most popular overencryption of a Polybius cipher is a Nihilist cipher. Nihilus=Nihilist? It's a maybe to be sure but given that this is more of a stumper than most clues, this level of complexity would make sense.

    Can you double-cipher something without it turning into mush? Like put it in one cipher, then that code into another?

    Oh yes. Makes it very hard to translate without the key. If you have the key, you're golden. A standard google search came up with some tools that may help folks ti understand the cipher system but not necessarily translate this message.

    Crap. Based on the little research I did (just now) the bottom looks like a Caesar key. But then that leaves the top as nonsense.
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    I thought it was hex too, but weird that it’s lacking C’s

    Maybe related to this

    https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/16756/the-pyramid-code
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    There is speculation that the bottom is a jedi holocron.
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  • Rogee
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    APX_919 wrote: »
    Assuming for a moment I am correct about it being a Polybius cipher, there now exists a distinct possibility our friend CG_Crumb took it a step farther and over encrypted it.

    Why? Because the name for the most popular overencryption of a Polybius cipher is a Nihilist cipher. Nihilus=Nihilist? It's a maybe to be sure but given that this is more of a stumper than most clues, this level of complexity would make sense.

    Or [insert funny meme of dog sitting at a keyboard, with text "I have no idea what I'm doing"]
  • APX_919
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    Tsuo_Vook believes it could be a Playfair cipher instead which may be easier to decrypt than a Nihilist keyed Polybius cipher.

    There is a chance, albeit a slim one, that both ciphers were used. That however would be very, very difficult to decipher without a lot of time and skills which belies the point of this puzzle being meant to be solved by anyone with the right idea.
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    Tsuo_Vook wrote: »
    Thank you guys for the catch on 7's vs. D's. Was just copying what had previously been posted.

    I've got the cypher figured out. (It's the Playfair cypher if you want to try it out yourself.) I'm getting a number of errors in my cypher so far, but this should explain it. I'm also getting enough plaintext that I'm 100% sure this is what was done.

    You got it, I think.

    Solved using this webpage: https://www.dcode.fr/playfair-cipher

    Message: THEROADAHEADISCOMINGSOXONTHEWAITWILXLBEWORTHITBITLYNAVERIDEI
    (The Road Ahead is coming so/on. The wait wil/l be worth it. bit.ly/naveridei)

    http://bit.ly/naveridei gives this image:
    https://media.makeameme.org/created/friday-so-close-iao49b.jpg
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    Tsuo_Vook wrote: »
    Thank you guys for the catch on 7's vs. D's. Was just copying what had previously been posted.

    I've got the cypher figured out. (It's the Playfair cypher if you want to try it out yourself.) I'm getting a number of errors in my cypher so far, but this should explain it. I'm also getting enough plaintext that I'm 100% sure this is what was done.

    It has to be this. I used a decoder tool online and the first section reads “the road ahead is a” and then turns to gibberish.
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    Tsuo_Vook wrote: »
    Thank you guys for the catch on 7's vs. D's. Was just copying what had previously been posted.

    I've got the cypher figured out. (It's the Playfair cypher if you want to try it out yourself.) I'm getting a number of errors in my cypher so far, but this should explain it. I'm also getting enough plaintext that I'm 100% sure this is what was done.

    You got it, I think.

    Solved using this webpage: https://www.dcode.fr/playfair-cipher

    Message: THEROADAHEADISCOMINGSOXONTHEWAITWILXLBEWORTHITBITLYNAVERIDEI
    (The Road Ahead is coming so/on. The wait wil/l be worth it. bit.ly/naveridei)

    http://bit.ly/naveridei gives this image:
    https://media.makeameme.org/created/friday-so-close-iao49b.jpg

    Well that’s kind of a downer lol
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    Vortec572 wrote: »
    It is easy to see they are releasing Kitster with his Wizard Kit!!!

    Star Wars Legend!

    I'm happy with anyone who's canon.
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    So it translates to " the road ahead is coming soon the wait will be worth it" if this is all we get I'm gunna be so ****
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    Tsuo_Vook wrote: »
    Thank you guys for the catch on 7's vs. D's. Was just copying what had previously been posted.

    I've got the cypher figured out. (It's the Playfair cypher if you want to try it out yourself.) I'm getting a number of errors in my cypher so far, but this should explain it. I'm also getting enough plaintext that I'm 100% sure this is what was done.

    You got it, I think.

    Solved using this webpage: https://www.dcode.fr/playfair-cipher

    Message: THEROADAHEADISCOMINGSOXONTHEWAITWILXLBEWORTHITBITLYNAVERIDEI
    (The Road Ahead is coming so/on. The wait wil/l be worth it. bit.ly/NAVERidei)

    http://bit.ly/naveridei gives this image:
    https://media.makeameme.org/created/friday-so-close-iao49b.jpg

    Notice that the link at the end has Revan spelled backwards?
  • Carrie
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    Tsuo_Vook wrote: »
    Thank you guys for the catch on 7's vs. D's. Was just copying what had previously been posted.

    I've got the cypher figured out. (It's the Playfair cypher if you want to try it out yourself.) I'm getting a number of errors in my cypher so far, but this should explain it. I'm also getting enough plaintext that I'm 100% sure this is what was done.

    You got it, I think.

    Solved using this webpage: https://www.dcode.fr/playfair-cipher

    Message: THEROADAHEADISCOMINGSOXONTHEWAITWILXLBEWORTHITBITLYNAVERIDEI
    (The Road Ahead is coming so/on. The wait wil/l be worth it. bit.ly/naveridei)

    http://bit.ly/naveridei gives this image:
    https://media.makeameme.org/created/friday-so-close-iao49b.jpg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMSK-wq3jlg
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    Solved using this webpage: https://www.dcode.fr/playfair-cipher

    Message: THEROADAHEADISCOMINGSOXONTHEWAITWILXLBEWORTHITBITLYNAVERIDEI
    (The Road Ahead is coming so/on. The wait wil/l be worth it. bit.ly/naveridei)

    http://bit.ly/naveridei gives this image:
    https://media.makeameme.org/created/friday-so-close-iao49b.jpg

    Nice, newershadow. That confirms what I just did by hand. Hadn't figured out that the weird characters on the end were a web address, though---I was wondering if there was just an extra cypher I'd been missing.

    Good job!
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    Hmm, I guess http://bit.ly/naveridej works better, thanks for the correction Carrie.
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    So basically hey guys were gonna give you some info Friday and then now were not but hey heres. Troll meme


    Got it
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    Naveridej is JediRevan....
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    Okay, I have to admit, I may have screamed a little after watching that video.

    Also, thank you Carrie. Figuring out the last little bit from that clip was extremely fun.

    (Now if only I wasn't WAAAAY behind on farming KOTOR characters...)
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    Jedi Revan "confirmed" in Cubsfanhan livestream
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    JEDI REVAN CONFIRM. CUBSFAN Solved in live chat! hats off to eric and crumbs for messing with us
  • Mstrefe1
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    go to this site for the answer. This is offical: jedi Revan:

    bit.ly/naveridej
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    Tsuo_Vook wrote: »
    Okay, I have to admit, I may have screamed a little after watching that video.

    Also, thank you Carrie. Figuring out the last little bit from that clip was extremely fun.

    (Now if only I wasn't WAAAAY behind on farming KOTOR characters...)

    They should at least throw some shards your way for solving it.
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    CG_Carrie wrote: »
    Tsuo_Vook wrote: »
    Thank you guys for the catch on 7's vs. D's. Was just copying what had previously been posted.

    I've got the cypher figured out. (It's the Playfair cypher if you want to try it out yourself.) I'm getting a number of errors in my cypher so far, but this should explain it. I'm also getting enough plaintext that I'm 100% sure this is what was done.

    You got it, I think.

    Solved using this webpage: https://www.dcode.fr/playfair-cipher

    Message: THEROADAHEADISCOMINGSOXONTHEWAITWILXLBEWORTHITBITLYNAVERIDEI
    (The Road Ahead is coming so/on. The wait wil/l be worth it. bit.ly/naveridei)

    http://bit.ly/naveridei gives this image:
    https://media.makeameme.org/created/friday-so-close-iao49b.jpg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMSK-wq3jlg

    It’s reven the short url says “revan I never died” I don’t know his story well but it seems to fit.
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    bit.ly/naveridej

    Check it out people! Revan is coming! :D
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    medioXcore wrote: »
    Naveridej is JediRevan....
    1536259127.4881-smiley.png

    i can't believe i didn't see this

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    Props @Tsuo_Vook.
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    Cubs fan han broke it on a live stream 30mins ago.. it's Jedi revan
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