Can you help find the hidden message in this encrypted text?
A young Science student / Stack-Exchange enthusiast stumbles upon a magical encrypted diary of a fellow he has always admired. He finds that the book reveals new secrets on blank pages each day about the encryption method used on the first page... can you solve the mystery???
Please note that there is an answer and the answer is written in plain English with all spaces delimiting actual words. Punctuation and numbers are not encrypted (if they are even included).
Words lengths 3,3,3,3,5,6,5,7,1,6,4,2,6,3,6,3,4,3,9,2,8.
Bpf qft lbv glz ixhve zqmoiw aqqow tunmzvd i uvjvuq liaj nc fonloc ook yznbxf tei fgzy ynr ucfvngspr xn ccresriu.
Answers must include the method of encryption and the real text!
Bonus for figuring out who it relates to...
Frequent conclusions you will not, not here... Frequent use will not bring me a-loose.
Two sheets shroud the in mystery, every pair is Transposed with each other as a reference and then once all said and done the disk will help, maybe even the table? Either or. Don't thank me thank Trithemius.
I'm running out of hints to give but the word "Bpf" rhymes with 240 parts of one quid!
aTubal eRtca... This will definitely help you, if you know what I mean!
If your looking for a key you might be barking up the wrong tree...
as hint two is the closest thing you will see, maybe because there is no key.
I'm not your average T-R I focus more on horizontal movement then I should on vertical... But here is another version of the cipher text using a "traditional" T-R:
Ama req cmw nkw pcwiu lswyeu vfjlh mnwzoso l zaqehp wozc cp ohkmlb ptx noaquq ctt yzil lyy xpocktlqo mw inapbeqh.
This might help!
Hints will be added, but for now I'm all hinted out!!
Any Questions I will be happy to consider as the next days hint!