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 ...
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 ...
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,
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 ...
Using a substitution solver for monoalphabetic ciphers, we get this:
Obviously, this isn't perfect, but readable, so the actual probably says:
Since we don't have the full alphabet used in the above paragraph, we can make only educated guesses as to what that last line becomes...
Slightly partial answer
All parts are done, as is the final answer, but I'm missing one or two bits of #3.
1: Mr Edison's Travel Diaries
2: Maria's Prayer
3: Devil with a heart
4: Easy Twists
5: You miss something here
6: Just a Rebus. Nothing else
Putting it together
Credit where due
jafe found three answers in #3 and suggested the likely ...
I am wandering around Washington, D.C, paying closely attention to where I am, thinking about this riddle I am trying to solve. But nothing is gonna hit me.
I have a paper in my hands on which I wrote the following
Can anyone help me to identify this building? I must find and use his door!
Suddenly my phone rings. Its M Oehm. He tells me to go back ...