The finale of a three part series:
I have a lot to think about... firstly I disappeared for two years, and now it turns out I was trapped in my own brain...
Well I'm out now and I'm back. I don't really recall how I escaped to be honest, all I know is that I did. But surely there was something that I managed to focus on to get me out...
Wait... where am I? I don't recognise any of my surroundings... am I... day dreaming?
In front of me is a bus stop, but it looks... odd. Like it's not supposed to be there. I'm going to take a closer look...
The wall in front of me seems to be some advert for 'PSE Buses'...
The logo for the company looks weirdly familiar, although I don’t know what the text is referring to. Every 7 what... why is it free?
The bus routes don't seem to have a map, they're just random lines, maybe the map is missing... (click for a better resolution image)
I take a look at the bus time. It looks like gibberish but I made a copy of it to see if it might mean something, and wrote out the text. Surely this means something, it certainly looks like some of it is encrypted, what could the key be...
FROM TO Here as bus, train or taxi -wl.titbcpj uq.vjtaftn Likely bus or train xq.pnzjjrl c.rvhujjp Could be any who knows -lx.ovjbhdn fzm.mmbbill Probably bus if it will stop wn.qmtggth ulv.hcjkset Actually could be a plane -ks.gcjjqeu jqf.xdinmzq For certain bus as thats the topic qe.zfdpfc -pq.gtiipnz Obviously bus if it will halt -kr.gtehtec -mv.lvjjtlx However this could be a taxi next vq.bmtipwx xx.evetqmg Really sure it’s a bus just watch lm.rwtipmk qz.mmibwwm Bus please iw.itsgcsf jq.eltmjwf Quite sure its all qz.hmhjdat af.lxbsped Uncertain need more info ga.yketzrx id.prtipvx Yeah it’s a bus thats coming aa.teebdiw wf.ededlvx Probably bus too
Finally there is the bus info, I hoped it could've helped me understand everything but it's just as confusing. I feel like it’s hiding something though...
Hello, if you are in here, probably stopped to read a snippet, a stop is right there! Lets kindly help here, you can stop. Come, we have loads of options waiting. Probably though, as this is muddled up, you’re somewhat addled. Fear not in here! Only some dare to stop. You shall have a bus, be fast ok? Hurry on please, all buses, aka who steers, very fast drive on. Rest now. Be placid. I assume from this that you see what comes soon. Jog on, move! For buses drive and only pause if asked.
I'm incredibly confused... but I feel like this is meant to tell me what helped me escape.
Can you help me make sense of all of this?
I will add one hint every 24 hours since posting...
Some has already been solved in the comments. Jens wrote:
'I took every 7th letter of the bus info which gave me "FIRST S ARE KEY TWO PARTS MUST FIND THE FULL KEY IS PARTS COMBINED"'
And Kralc wrote:
'The last line of the bus info looks like a Google Maps location link? - firstname.lastname@example.org,-1.6505385,10z'
Both of these are correct. The hint is that I could have added 'sentence' before the first line of the riddle.
It seems that the 'FROM' 'TO' text is encrypted with a vigenere cipher. Can you decrypt it?