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Hopefully this puzzle is not as easy as the last one.


Jack Sparrow wakes up startled just when he was deep in slumber, after his night out with the "Ladies". He checks his pocket and finds it empty. No Compass!!! He springs up from the bed and notices some parchments at the corner of the bed. On top of the pile is a letter which says,

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A panicked Jack, walks randomly across the small dingy room, and then tries to regain his senses. He looks through the pile of parchment and finds a map showing the islands near "Death's Gate":

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Jack thinks
He must want me to go to the Death's Gate. Might be a trap. But do I have a choice. And even if I go there, where to find the compass. It's not a trivial matter to look for a pin in those islands of haysack ... or haysack of islands. Not sure which one.

He looks at another parchment,

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3m1scTKxAeaHWIYSMmO0yAiTutiRtuWuzqLWktyAyX3r5zfCiUf3OXPvdHRRlKM5XXIqSAYnP5KE5fxb9R871VwhAOnTCsA3f8DElwmWKwyPd5g+G/MNG4PyOcRRCpCGSc6c/H5stdF4R7eu5WYgbg1BD0CTkAtD/IkLOuL/GFU=

"Does he take me for a fool, I am Captain Jack Sparrow."
He thought. He stared at it, turned it upside down, shook it as if the compass would fall out of it at any moment. No Luck.

He takes another parchment and sees something that looks like some kind of prose.

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Be wary of the seas
and Be wary of the height
What eagle Carries in it's Beak
you will need it outright.
You'll follow me fine,
if you Clear your sight.
Take the C's from the left
and then B's from the right

He mutters,
"I can certainly write better than that. The fine Ladies from the Port of Goron will tell you".

He moves onto the next piece.

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Ser, you might be perplexed,
and wonder where I went.
But you will give up,
once your will is spent.

"Aha, so you are a poet my friend, though a pretty bad one I must add. Then you must lack courage and valor. I on the other hand, am Captain Jack Sparrow".

Even though it's quite late, he goes downstairs to get a drink. A bottle of Rum and a warm fire, he takes a chair and goes deep in thought. Suddenly, he opens his eyes and runs outside looking for Gibbs. He finds him near his ship having a Whisky.

Gibbs
"What is it Jack"

Jack hands him a piece of parchment and says,
"Mr. Gibbs would you please read that aloud for me"

Gibbs takes the piece of parchment and reads:
Ser, you might be perplexed, and wonder where I went. But you will give up, once your will is spent"

Jack thinks and reads from the other parchment:
Be wary of the seas,
and Be wary of the height.
What eagle Carries in it's Beak
you will need it outright.
You'll follow me fine,
if you Clear your sight.
Take the C's from the left,
and then B's from the right.

He smiles and adds
Now go fetch me some rum
as we set sail tonight

Gibbs continues where Jack left off:
Do you also want me to get something,
to whip you Blue and White

Jack Sparrow smiles
Mr Gibbs, You don't understand. Someone stole the compass and I might just know how to get it back. We set sail now.

And Mr. Gibbs, bring KeyserSoze along, we need him to get to the compass

Gibbs,
Where we headed?

Jack,
We'll know by tomorrow.

Next day, Jack wakes up late in the afternoon. Still wondering about the coded message. Something still didn't make sense. Wondering about all he had found, going through every parchment again and again. It happened while he was reading the letter. Specially the line Once is not enough. He look at the coded message again and
Aha, this is what I have to do.

He picked up the map and held it towards the sun, then looked the message on the parchment he just decoded and yelled,
"Mr. Gibbs, we are headed to ________"


Where is Jack headed?

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    $\begingroup$ Let's not make things personal in comments. That's a good way to start an altercation. $\endgroup$ – Aza May 23 '15 at 20:57
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Mr. Gibbs, we are headed to

The cave at the top of Oholu's Heart

Step 1:

Gibbs takes the piece of parchment and reads:
Ser, you might be perplexed, and wonder where I went. But you will give up, once your will is spent


Jack thinks and reads from the other parchment:
Be wary of the seas,
and Be wary of the height.
What eagle Carries in it's Beak
you will need it outright.
You'll follow me fine,
if you Clear your sight.
Take the C's from the left,
and then B's from the right.

There are three Cs and four Bs in the second group of text. Take the three characters from the left of the first text, "Ser", and the last four characters, "pent", yielding "Serpent".

Step 2:

Serpent is a form of encryption, I have learned. I went here http://www.tools4noobs.com/online_tools/decrypt/ and dropped in the text from the code

3m1scTKxAeaHWIYSMmO0yAiTutiRtuWuzqLWktyAyX3r5zfCiUf3OXPvdHRRlKM5XXIqSAYnP5KE5fxb9R871VwhAOnTCsA3f8DElwmWKwyPd5g+G/MNG4PyOcRRCpCGSc6c/H5stdF4R7eu5WYgbg1BD0CTkAtD/IkLOuL/GFU=

I used the key KeyzerSoze, Algorithm Serpent and mode CBC (thanks @George). This yielded

bB5pRsZ2axPhNZ/BkqAnsd7x/ixnRaFWGd+HcuM0c+f73QBBMt4EnWCWRpmHHoax654hWiQnB+bO0OH1czTiCUN+B2Y6grMHm3FEaMCz95EOqqGa6f7dLvHJfBGOgi3S

I put that code in where we had the previous code generated this

https://www.google.co.in/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=fG1dVZyGFMqCoAOc54HoCg#q=image+encryption+online+mozaiq

Some of that gibberish might have taken me to the right page, but it didn't direct me to the correct site. Understanding Google though, I went here:

http://mozaiq.org/decrypt

After saving this:

this image

to my desktop I uploaded it. I didn't have a password, and luckily I didn't need it. ;)

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  • $\begingroup$ Perhaps the once is not enough line relates to triple DES encryption? $\endgroup$ – Andrew Smith May 21 '15 at 14:06
  • $\begingroup$ Well serpent is a form of encryption, but what mode? $\endgroup$ – George May 21 '15 at 15:00
  • $\begingroup$ @George What are my options? :) I've never heard of it. Snakes and encryption seem to be likely companions though. ;) $\endgroup$ – LeppyR64 May 21 '15 at 15:02
  • $\begingroup$ things like Cipher Block Chaining etc. you'll also need a key (KeyserSoze?) $\endgroup$ – George May 21 '15 at 15:06
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    $\begingroup$ Leppy you son of a gun. You did it again. I take a not so insignificant amount to time to create a puzzle and youuuuu...+1. Expect a lot tough puzzle next time and not as many helpful clues...lets see how you fair then :) $\endgroup$ – Dipped Bits May 22 '15 at 2:34

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