Annatar stepped into Celebrimbor's forge, watching for a second. Then, he spoke.
"I wish to test you, to see whether your mind is as good as your smithing." Like any Noldor would, Celebrimbor bristled.
"Trying to be like Fëanor?"
"I? Becoming like you or your kind?" Celebrimbor watched with faint amusement as the "Giver of Gifts" regained his composure.
Finally, he spoke. "I accept your challenge."
"I give you this child of Men, from a world of walking tables, to assist you. He is called Rand al'thor. You have one week to solve the puzzles. Good luck."
Solving Puzzle 1 helps with solving Puzzle 2.
Can you help rand solve the ciphers and make sure the history of Middle Earth is not changed? If it helps, rand has some sort of mobile device with him, and amazingly, there is Wifi ;-).
There are probably tons of errors, but hey, it's only my second(?) question concerning ciphers.