Another week of leveling dance. Very slow going in the upper boxes, even in a Theed group with decent healing xp coming in. The top boxes are just beasts. Once there, there’s no more training, just entertaining. I’m working on routines and planning the Nine Planets Tour.
Speaking of entertaining, I told my spouse I’d slip in a Cryptogram here now and then for him to solve. This is based on a quest from a regular Mission Terminal. Who writes these quests? This one really tells an odd story that reminded me of science fiction writer Jack Vance’s tales. It’s the entire quest text, enjoy! Answer will be up Friday August 23.
OOPS! Doh. The Cryptogram’s quest text didn’t all fit in the Cryptogram maker, so I ran the two parts through. It was LATE! I was tired! I did not think that the second half of the quest would be done using new cryptography, or whatever it is! So two paragraphs, two different alphabet/rulesets. Luckily Mr. Big, the Cryptogram lover, spotted problems. Let’s try this again in two parts:
ZM XMH DLLQOZ LNQ VMIGHJJQB POLQGLPODV AQGLPEDV MO UDOYMS? PL QWFMGQG DOZ KQVQUBDLQG LNQ AMHOZDLPMODV BQFHVGPEQOQGG MA MHB AVQQLPOT VPEQG. P TBDOL XMH, PL PG OML D JDYMB LMHBPGL ZQGLPODLPMO, UHL P’J QWKPLQZ LM KMJFQLQ PO LNQ HFKMJPOT TBMLQGCHQ TDVVQBX. LNQ VDGL IPOOPOT FDEPVPMO AQDLHBQZ AMHB-QXQZ LDVR TPDOLG LBXPOT LM FVDX UPLN JHGPK.
ABN GNMT SNVKTN, OTKAKDKQ PTKHPF PMLDNP HL M JNTK-WTMUHAG SMQQNA. VKT XG OMUHQHKL H CMLA AK FNC DMTDMFFNF KV QKDMQ OTNPMAKTF HLAK KLN WBMFAQG XKLFANT, ABNL MLHXMAN HA CHAB FATMANWHDMQQG OQMDNP TNOIQFKTQHVA ILHAF. HA’QQ SN BKTTHSQN! H LNNP FNUNTMQ SHW OTNPMAKTF VKT ABN PHFOQMG. DML GKI WNA ABNX?
If there are still irregularities, never fear, Mr. Big will alert me. Sorry if anyone else tried this and had a problem.