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I am happy and I know it. The message reads: How is it encoded? The whole story:


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Partial currently: Update:


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Taking the binary substrings in and converting them to text yields


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The symbols look like but decoded it spells TIS A RED HERRING but it's a clue to the steganography: It says which translates to


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Firstly via bruteforce (or frequency analysis): And with correct method, when you could see "1" is "e" and "1=1" is "t":


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I think the pass code is Because


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Partial Answer, more like initial analysis really... Hint #2 says to focus on where the capital letters are. In the first two stanzas there is unusual capitalization. I believe it is a pattern of zeroes and ones meant to be binary. The fourth stanza says "As the first is one". Starting with 1 and continuing word to word, ignoring new lines I got: ...


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As noted by @Rand al'Thor in a previous answer, the first step is: And then the answer might be Let's start with the title: 'Follow me my dear friend' Then let's explain the hint: And now for the heart of the problem:


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Partial answer: just decoding the Morse code, the first passage is: And the second passage is: Searching for the first passage on Google found a copy of which contains this passage:


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Another initial analysis Relating to the third stanza, I believe that the "start of its passage" beginning below the entrance relates to This goes hand in hand with hint #2 and a comment from @Xcoder. However, the "number of lines" clue in stanza #3 still feels like a complete mystery to me. Following hint #7 we have that : Thus, applying hint #2 : ...


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Partial answer: I'm not a big pokemon buff, but I noticed some terms could be made out from the grid of first letters. This included: REFIN IV Refine IV? Googled, its an actual process in the game. VSITI Visit FORAGE Forage (the ability) SMUILA Simulate HTIW with It sounds like steps to get something done in a game. If you share a ...


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