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cracking the code of the itanimulli riddle

Moritz WalterMoritz Walter 12/13/2015 at 00:096 Comments

@alpha_ninja pointed me to FEZ code, which is the name of this particular code, it maps directly to our beloved letters:

This makes it almost to easy, but let's see:

N	A	T	B	Y	I	D	I	
E	_	H	V	O	T	O	S	
V	F	I	T	V	_	N	_	
E	I	S	_	_	I	T	I	
R	G	_	I	T	S	_	T	
T	H	I	_	H	_	E	_	
H	T	S	W	I	P	V	N	
E	_	_	I	N	O	E	O	
L	Y	A	L	K	I	N	T	
E	O	_	L	_	N	_	_	
S	V	S	_	Y	T	T	C	
S	_	E	N	O	L	R	L	
_	C	A	O	V	E	Y	E	
I	A	R	T	_	S	_	A	
_	N	C	_	A	S	T	R	
W	N	H	S	R	_	O	_	
I	O	_	T	E	T	_	Y	
S	T	Y	O	_	O	F	E	
H	_	O	P	C	_	I	T	
_	W	V	_	L	E	N	_	
Y	I	_	Y	O	V	D	T	
O	N	C	O	S	E	_	H	
V	_	A	V	E	N	M	A	
_	_	N	_	_	_	E	T	
G	_	N	F	Y	A	_	_	
O	_	O	O	E	T	_	I	
O	_	T	R	T	T	_	_	
D	_	_	_	_	E	_	A	
_	_	C	W	Y	M	_	M	
L	_	O	H	O	P	_	_	
V	_	M	Y	V	T	_	E	
C	_	P	_	_	_	_	V	
K	_	L	W	A	T	_	E	
_	_	E	O	R	A	_	R	
_	_	T	V	E	O	_	Y	
_	_	E	L	_	_	_	W	
_	_	_	D	S	S	_	H	
_	_	_	_	O	T	_	E	
_	_	_	I	_	O	_	R	
_	_	_	_	F	P	_	E	
_	_	_	_	A	_	_	_	
_	_	_	_	R	M	_	_	
_	_	_	_	_	E	_	_	

Hey, there's a text in their! How nice! It reads:

NEVERTHELESS I WISH YOU GOOD LUCK

A FIGHT YOU CANNOT WIN

THIS IS A SEARCH YOU CANNOT COMPLETE

BUT I WILL NOT STOP YOU FOR WHY WOULD I

YOU THINK YOU ARE CLOSE YET YOU ARE SO FAR

IT IS POINTLESS TO EVEN ATTEMPT TAO STOP ME

DONT EVEN TRY TO FIND ME

IS IT NOT CLEAR YET THAT I AM EVERYWHERE

What do we get from this.. hum.. there's a typo in there! In the 6th line, 7th word should be "TO", not "TAO". Another clue? An interval code? Can we really not solve this as it's said in the text? Is the clue between the lines?

First, I wanted to use the last indicator from the code, which is the "sign" (if a symbol is color inverted or not). I'm just outputting it as upper (1, white border) and lower (-1, black border) case:

NevERtHEless i WIsH yov GooD lUCk

a FIGHT you caNNOT win

ThiS iS a SEArcH yOU cANNot CoMPleTE

But i WILl nOt StOP You For wHY WoulD i

yOU thInk yOu ARe CloSe yET yoU aRe sO Far

IT iS poINtLESS To eVEn ATTeMpt TAo STOp me

dOnT Even tRy tO Find mE

iS IT Not CleAR YET tHAt I AM EveRYwhERE

Bummer, still clueless. What have I overlooked?

Discussions

nicholsmarco35 wrote 05/13/2020 at 04:16 point

One of my decoders came up with this. 

November Alpha Tango Bravo Yankee India Delta India Echo _ Hotel Victor Oscar Tango Oscar Sierra Victor Foxtrot India Tango Victor _ November _ Echo India Sierra _ _ India Tango India Romeo Golf _ India Tango Sierra _ Tango Tango Hotel India _ Hotel _ Echo _ Hotel Tango Sierra Whiskey India Papa Victor November Echo _ _ India November Oscar Echo Oscar Lima Yankee Alpha Lima Kilo India November Tango Echo Oscar _ Lima _ November _ _ Sierra Victor Sierra _ Yankee Tango Tango Charlie Sierra _ Echo November Oscar Lima Romeo Lima _ Charlie Alpha Oscar Victor Echo Yankee Echo India Alpha Romeo Tango _ Sierra _ Alpha _ November Charlie _ Alpha Sierra Tango Romeo Whiskey November Hotel Sierra Romeo _ Oscar _ India Oscar _ Tango Echo Tango _ Yankee Sierra Tango Yankee Oscar _ Oscar Foxtrot Echo Hotel _ Oscar Papa Charlie _ India Tango _ Whiskey Victor _ Lima Echo November _ Yankee India _ Yankee Oscar Victor Delta Tango Oscar November Charlie Oscar Sierra Echo _ Hotel Victor _ Alpha Victor Echo November Mike Alpha _ _ November _ _ _ Echo Tango Golf _ November Foxtrot Yankee Alpha _ _ Oscar _ Oscar Oscar Echo Tango _ India Oscar _ Tango Romeo Tango Tango _ _ Delta _ _ _ _ Echo _ Alpha _ _ Charlie Whiskey Yankee Mike _ Mike Lima _ Oscar Hotel Oscar Papa _ _ Victor _ Mike Yankee Victor Tango _ Echo Charlie _ Papa _ _ _ _ Victor Kilo _ Lima Whiskey Alpha Tango _ Echo _ _ Echo Oscar Romeo Alpha _ Romeo _ _ Tango Victor Echo Oscar _ Yankee _ _ Echo Lima _ _ _ Whiskey _ _ _ Delta Sierra Sierra _ Hotel _ _ _ _ Oscar Tango _ Echo _ _ _ India _ Oscar _ Romeo _ _ _ _ Foxtrot Papa _ Echo _ _ _ _ Alpha _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Romeo Mike _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Echo _ _

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davedarko wrote 12/13/2015 at 01:07 point

the inverted signs give you a weird repeating binary code. 

10110100
00001111
01001101
11111011
11100101
01010011
11111001
10110000
00010100
00001111
00100001
00101110
10110100
00001111
01001101
11111011
11100101
01010011
11111001
10110000
00010100
00001111
00100001
00101110
10110100
00001111
01001101
11111011
11100101
01010011
11111001
10110000
00010100
00001111
00100001
00101110
10110100
00001111
01001101
11111011
11100101
01010011
11111001

translates to

´MûåSù°!.
´MûåSù°!.
´MûåSù°!.
´MûåSù

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alpha_ninja wrote 12/13/2015 at 07:42 point

That's just creepy... why would there be unicode like this!?!

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davedarko wrote 12/13/2015 at 07:58 point

Doesn't have to be unicode. Could be anything with 12 values.

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davedarko wrote 12/13/2015 at 10:20 point

You seem to know more :D but please don't tell :)

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alpha_ninja wrote 12/13/2015 at 19:31 point

Over in the other project's chat, we already solved the first part of the puzzle and found something on the image that was on infotomb. I won't give you any more spoilers though @davedarko :P

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