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Throughout my long life, there are a few messages I have heard which have made an impact on my life. Someone recently sent them to me, though I am far from home. However, they coded them first, so it was a bit of work before I could reply. Here is what they sent:

From my mentor:

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From my enemy:

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From my sister:

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There were a few more messages I could give you, but that should be enough to figure it all out. Here was my response, which encapsulates what I think about my struggles:

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Well, I'm off again, try to stay in touch, make sure to use the sukoachdgzteyhuqjeucsoyojyxqfhugjwq.


Day 2:

Still no help. Here is another message, from my brother:

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Who is speaking in the above narrative?

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  • $\begingroup$ I feel this is something on the lines of the Third String question you posted on Code Golf. $\endgroup$
    – m4n0
    Commented Apr 13, 2020 at 18:21

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Narrator:

Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the main character of the Ender's Game series of novels by Orson Scott Card.

Cipher:

Each letter in the text is converted to a number in the range 0-31 using the cipher alphabet given below. That number is converted to a 5-digit binary numeral, and then each digit of the numeral is replaced with a random letter from either the even (0) or odd (1) letters of the standard alphabet.

Cipher alphabet:

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.,'- \n
A standard English alphabet with these characters appended: period, comma, apostrophe, hyphen, space, newline.

I assume there was an error in enciphering (or deciphering?) where hyphens (-) in the plaintext were replaced with apostrophes ('). One letter of the cipher alphabet was completely missing from the text, and apostrophes appeared in places where hyphens were expected.

Solve path:

Letter, bigraph, and trigraph frequency came up polyalphabetic. No excess repetitions. A periodic IC test gave a weak positive for a period of 5, which was worth taking seriously due to the length of the text. The text was written on a width of 5 columns and the letter frequency of each column was taken. The 5th column had a distinctive zig-zagging shape, where the odd letters of the alphabet greatly outnumbered the even ones. Splitting the 5-grams up according to whether the last letter was even or odd and repeating the process showed a very similar zig-zag in the third column, which led to the hunch that a binary encoding was involved and to the complete solution.

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  • $\begingroup$ I really liked this puzzle. It was solvable through pure analysis, with no need to answer riddles, look up obscure trivia, or guess at keys. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 23, 2023 at 16:08
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    $\begingroup$ Great work! Glad someone solved this after a few years, you made me go find where I had put the cipher scripts to confirm. If you liked this, you might also enjoy solving puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/53689/… $\endgroup$
    – Stephen S
    Commented Feb 27, 2023 at 0:35
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    $\begingroup$ For the hyphen/apostrophe thing, if I remember correctly I just had a wildcard slot in the alphabet. $\endgroup$
    – Stephen S
    Commented Feb 27, 2023 at 0:37

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