The first thing that's apparent is that
it's natural to consider
An obvious guess is that
We then notice that
So the obvious guess is
Looking at what that gives us
Seems like we've cracked it.
In answer to the question of how difficult it is to crack,
The first step:
This tells us to
(Another hint that would have helped with the path: if you
This appears to decode everything except for the zigzag note and the p.yy note, both of which likely were hints at the various ciphers used.
Multiple suggestions, very messy thoughts, but still trying to share what I have
Continuing from @Arnaud, I agree with him on the
But then due to
I believe that the directions form
So, @jafe had mentioned that multiple instances in the poem suggests
This, according to him/her, seems wrong as there is no mathematics tag, but led me to think ...
Here's the completed logic grid:
This seems to be something to do with Lord of the Rings (and the mountain in Scotland...).
The script thing is:
More to be coming soon! (When I can listen to the Morse code...)
Here's the boards with each symbol being given a letter (so it's easier to write and differentiate), the number of times it appears, and the boards written using the assigned letters. Now that we have a second board, the frequencies change (frustratingly) much - note that this is because this translations was done before the mis-shifting of ...
Well, @phenomist and @feelinferrety have solved the most of it, and the OP @DqwertyC has almost given all ouit, but since this has been here untouched for nearly one and a half years, I believe it's time that I give the final blow. This is probably the full solution.
This is most ...