3
$\begingroup$

What happened to me ?

Don't you know what happened to me ? Everybody knows !

Maybe this epic poetry will refresh your memories...

I’m looking over the riddle
It’s no puzzle to me
For I am
Guiding this story

Qhu mbmfc ron’li udxvxl
Wgdoiga Zayxnxli’k ersmyvq
Tnt riy fwxd mbi zsvk fuwlwk
Th wsflbnny aala mx

Rmme qsohmxgd vjxxve zxf
Rsg lpdt kid tcsdoc
Dhp xfbx uej st jsb nz yoi
Yxlpct cse adu ni

Bfna, is bshd jjsehhip bpa klu
xhl xxo utqi lht frxtk
Z edse ue ft i boovyod ujbk pdng iby
kmg T osjo wn qjfsl ve edf tqv

$\endgroup$
4
$\begingroup$

FINAL SOLUTION

Note

I have found the key's straight through analysis and haven't discovered any clues(if any)

Qhu mbmfc ron’li udxvxl
Wgdoiga Zayxnxli’k ersmyvq
Tnt riy fwxd mbi zsvk fuwlwk
Th wsflbnny aala mx

Solving the above

Doing some analysis with the cipher, it seems the key is STATUES which has another name Soleil in the Game. Applying the key gives -

You think you’re clever
Solving Vigenere’s mystery
But you need the hack master
To continue with me

Solving the rest

As @SP3000 pointed out, the encryption is multi-layered. Hence, the rest of the text after applying STATUES is -
Xium xsvnifok vqdtdm gxm
Xoo twda qel bjskuy
Lpw xmht cmq sa poj vg yvo
Uftwca iom iku uo

Xnvh, iz hopl qjzkdpqw bwg gtc
ehs dtw caqp rdb nyxaq
V mlze bk bb q iovbuwl bjiq llvn iie
guo A ozpk ev xjmyh dm ldm zmd

Now,

Applying key as KASISKI(@SP3000 referred here)we get -

Nice findings little one
Now lets get tricky
The next key is for no one
Unless you ask me

Xvnp, yr xoxd yzradxie row gbu
mxk tte uigh hdj fgnsg
V udhu ta bj i qenrued jzag ltnv yau
gcg I erfk mn fzeoh le tte pml

Final Part

@Will found the right key as FINALDRAMA which gives
Snap, no gold treasure for you
but the path was funny
I used to be a decoder just like you
but I took an arrow in the key

Final note to the author

If this is the intended solution, you might as well either wait for someone to find the clues or provide an explanation for the clues to get the keys (if there are any). If not, were the keys supposed to be a guess work?

$\endgroup$
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ The second one has the key eekalkb but I've no clue why. $\endgroup$ – Will Feb 12 '17 at 12:02
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ The decryption is nested, so you decrypt all of paragraphs 2-4 to get one new plaintext paragraph and two new ciphertexts. The actual second key is KASISKI. $\endgroup$ – Sp3000 Feb 12 '17 at 13:07
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ And... finaldrama $\endgroup$ – Will Feb 12 '17 at 13:31
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ The others I can tangentially understand how the key was intended to be clued by hindsight, but I am stumped as to how the messages relate for that last one $\endgroup$ – Sp3000 Feb 12 '17 at 13:35
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ It's really all hindsight - STATUES as you've noted ties in with the title (According to the Statues article you've linked, in France it's apparently "un, deux trois, soleil" <-> 1, 2, 3 soleil), and for the second one you use the Vigenere "hack master" (KASISKI) as the key to continue. Not going to post a separate answer though. $\endgroup$ – Sp3000 Feb 12 '17 at 13:52

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.