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Act 1

Contents

Hello Sipherians! In case you missed it, we have included a recap of the story that took place as part of the First Act of the Ciphers for Siphers Quests, which occurred before the launch of the First Fleet - Sipherian Surge (INUs). Enjoy!

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Note: For immersion purposes we've included the encoded messages and transmissions that were initially puzzles to be solved by the community. However these are not entirely necessary or key to the storyline. Additionally, the deadline to complete these quests has ended. We have included the methods to decipher these in case you are interested in solving them for your own entertainment.

Introduction to the Quests

There has been a system override in the SIPHER Laboratory. Please help us regain control of the Laboratory by finding multiple clues and completing tasks within the next 8 days.

The 1st Hour

“It’s finally complete! With this, we can at long last initiate Project Genesis!”

As the renowned scientist, Dr. Kami, cheered and celebrated the greatest achievement of mankind with you and the rest of the team, the laughter in the air was quickly dissipated by the alarming blare of the security system in the laboratory.

“ALERT, ALERT. System override activated. Command and control of the laboratory relinquished by User: [@SIPHERxyz]. Ownership transferred to ENCRYPTED UserID: [@0zltbwvcarupxue@Kjgerv_@Wyfhkwztkegstb]. Laboratory lock-down sequence completed.”

A heavy cloud of fear and panic surrounds the laboratory, with many of your colleagues starting to scramble and trying everything they can think of on their personal dashboards, in hope of trying to identify and salvage the situation.

Suddenly, the entire laboratory went dark, with the exception of one large screen which drew everyone’s attention.

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INCOMING TRANSMISSION

Please Standby………..

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END TRANSMISSION

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8 Hours Remaining.

Hint: Figure out the contents of the transmission for further instructions

Suggested Solution Method

Spoiler

The 2nd Hour

“I think I may have solved it!” you shouted as you started sharing the logic behind the encrypted message with your colleagues.

Keying in the command to elevate your rights into the terminal with your many colleagues overlooking your shoulder, a sense of expectation rose up within you, and equally as quickly, fell back into disappointment.

“Well, the message did say to wait for up to an hour before the next step. I’m guessing they’re up against a really talented hacker this time, and are struggling to even keep the laboratory’s life support systems online. Let’s just be thankful for now that we’re not dead.” said Dr Kami as he patted your back.

The next hour was extremely nerve-wrecking for you, and when you least expected it, the console flashed. Opening it, you found an unexpected message.

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MESSAGE START

Lab team colleagues, we have barely managed to seize control of the laboratory’s communications module. However, the direct encrypted line to Headquarters has been completely severed, and we’re unsure if they have noticed that we’re under attack. In addition, the infiltrator has noticed our communications and has employed new security measures to prevent us from regaining full control from within the lab as well.

There is a possibility though – if we are able to overload our servers temporarily by attracting a huge influx of civilians visiting our socials, we might just be able to use this small window of opportunity to reverse the most brutal changes.

We need your help – console access to Twitter has been temporarily restored. Head to https://twitter.com/SIPHERxyz/status/1430170801119145988?s=20, follow the @SIPHERxyz account, retweet, use the hashtag ‘#SUPERSIPHER’ and tag 2 friends who can help us from the outside.  After enlisting friends from the outside, type in the command ‘!SIPHERSINSIPHERIA’ in any channel to receive further instructions. Hurry, be quick before the infiltrator notices us.

MESSAGE TERMINATED

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7 Hours Remaining.

The 3rd Hour

The 3rd Hour: Part 1

After quickly calling for assistance from the outside world, you and the rest of your colleagues started worrying about the contents of the last message. It seemed that the infiltrator had noticed the communications and was actively moving to stop your team from retrieving control.

In the midst of a heated argument between your colleagues about how getting involved in the experiment was the greatest mistake of their lives, an all too familiar sound, indicating that a message has been received, originated from your console.

The room was filled immediately with a tension so thick it could have been cut with a knife, as your colleagues gathered around your console to read the latest message.

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MESSAGE START

Colleagues, the infiltrators are actively monitoring and hindering our communications. Unfortunately, screen emits static feedback we… no choice… use…. encrypted…. ….. ….. ….

MESSAGE TERMINATED

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While wondering what happened to the rest of the communications, another message appeared on your console.

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MESSAGE START

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MESSAGE TERMINATED

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6 Hours Remaining.

The 3rd Hour: Part 2 (Spoilers found here if you have not yet solved the above)

Part 2 Spoiler

Clue Found Insider Faction Chat:

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Suggested Solution Method

Spoiler

Part 1:

Part 2:

  • Dancing Man Substitution Cipher
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The 4th Hour

After deciphering the encoded message, you quickly rush over to the encrypted channel which members of your faction use to communicate with one another. With some help from your colleagues, you identified the command to use. You carefully enter the command, and you observe the screen of your console.

Rows upon rows of random numbers and symbols quickly appear and vanish in milliseconds, at a rate far too fast for you to comprehend.

Finally, after what seemed like forever to you, six words which confirmed you have succeeded appeared on your console.

[Channel Secured. Injection Vector Attacks Blocked.]

You feel uneasy though. Things are going well for you. Perhaps, even too well.

As you twiddle your thumbs while being deep in thought, the familiar alert of a message received on your console snaps you back to reality.

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MESSAGE START

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5 Hours Remaining.

Suggested Solution Method

Spoiler

Part 1:

Part 2:

  • Greek lower case alphabet
    • https://www.rapidtables.com/math/symbols/greek_alphabet.html

The 5th Hour

As you quickly entered the command code into the console, a notification soon popped up, indicating that a key had just been downloaded and transferred to your user account. However, nothing could have prepared you for the unexpected surprise which was to come.

“ALERT, ALERT. Life Support Systems queued for shutdown.”

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INCOMING TRANSMISSION

Please Standby……….

“Dr Kami, I applaud your team for coming this far. It seems that you have figured out how to recover control and have taken steps to do so. However, I WILL NOT be stopped. I hope you spend some time reflecting on your folly with the last moments of your lives as the laboratory’s life support systems shut down. Goodbye and good riddance.”

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With that, the laboratory descended into complete mayhem. Many of your colleagues started kneeling down, seeking salvation from a higher power, whilst others started ramming anything they could find into the thick air-locked doors, in an attempt to break them open.

You worry as the air starts to thin and breathing starts becoming laborious.

In the midst of this chaos, a new message appeared on your console.

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MESSAGE START

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MESSAGE TERMINATED

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4 Hours Remaining.

Suggested Solution Method

Spoiler

Part 1:

Part 2:

  • Masonic/Pigpen Cipher
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The 6th Hour

Entering in the commands to restore the oxygen supply, you have a sigh of relief as the air around you gets easier to breathe in and your heart rate starts slowing.

Wait. Your heart rate is slowing? And what is this chill which is in the air?

“Oh crap! It’s the climate control that’s getting shut down now! We’ll freeze to death at this rate!” exclaimed one of your colleagues before he collapsed in a sobbing mess.

As you fight a sleepiness overcoming you, a ray of hope brings you back – there was a new message on your console.

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MESSAGE START

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3 Hours Remaining.

Suggested Solution Method

Spoiler

Part 1:

Part 2:

  • None. QR Code Scan and searching via OpenSea.

The 7th Hour

After almost reaching your physical and mental limits of staying awake, you found the command code to bring back the Laboratory’s Climate Controls online.

It seems that the immediate danger to your lives has passed, but time is running out. You are also unsure if help will be coming from Headquarters.

Pulling yourself together with a strength of will unknown to you, you start to examine the Sipher Key which you acquired earlier – there was something very curious about it, but you can’t seem to put a finger to it. At the moment, just as you thought you had reached a breakthrough, you find that your thoughts were interrupted by an all too familiar beep as you looked to the console once more.

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MESSAGE START

Thank the heavens we are still alive. We have just located the second Sipher key. You will need to decrypt the following command code. Enter the command code in the Discord application on your console with an exclamation mark as a prefix in order to download the second Sipher Key.

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MESSAGE TERMINATED

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2 Hours Remaining.

Suggested Solution Method

Spoiler

The Final Hour

After securing the second Sipher Key, you breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that you would have to acquire just one more to help everyone escape from this ticking time bomb of a laboratory.

“Just one more key!” exclaimed one of your colleagues, as you detect a trace of hope in his voice before getting interrupted by another dreaded transmission.

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INCOMING TRANSMISSION

Please Standby……….

“Dr Kami, it would seem that your team refuses to go down without a fight. No matter, I have decided to get rid of your annoying security development team which has been hindering me greatly. Without them, your fates are sealed. This is goodbye. I have won.”

END TRANSMISSION

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Almost simultaneously, at the end of the transmission, a security announcement came on again, accompanied with a significant vibration in the entire lab.

“ALERT, ALERT. Security DevOps Control Defense Layer-1 and 2 has been breached. Reinforcing Final Defence Layer.”

Without any time to even think about the latest development, your console beeps once again, with what you would expect to be the final message from the Security Development Team.

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MESSAGE START

1/ You already have all the KEYS you need.

2/ In order to reveal one of its secrets, a cipher associated with a Roman general should be used. I also love having tea time at THREE after my SHIFT has ended, as that is when I get to eat my 3 salads.

3/

a key yOu possess, and a secret you seek,

in time you trust, while its numbers Go tick.

a collection of numbers, is what we will Leak,

in a sea of madneSs, you shall open and pick.

a secret within poetry, is what we have hiDden.

in these  letters you’ll Find, displacement  is a given.

a cipher you will realisE, its earl maker in heaven,

in europe and geRmany, it left quite the impression.

a message withiN, with the instructions you seek,

in numbers you’ll trust, while the time goes tick.

4/ Apply what KEY SECRETS you have found on the final encrypted message below to obtain the 3rd and Final Sipher Key which will restore control of the laboratory to you.

5/ Kn nvy rws iwisprx ljqh tijxoxw, qi dsldf uthr kmok gcg mmesn mumsiyg ysdt usk tgmc pr mfwe. Om whh kg gvrycgy hyaa uprrd omhzexj oj lpt prwanbghxfw vrk txricq cthv krnbvv irjijk vw ioi Ungtgzs Isk ljzdbky yvv Kmrbvzla Ltcictdvj Bthq'j uqvhvpv fbu oqas pzcgtn ii ctcbavv as iwvzxlzv yvv diha ovq ca llpc. Wskjqtci kzg nxuec psp icxjocq! Vpt jsdroev bd lrkwt qc fslw qffadsi zk '!UikpsiTtKzmHptywtTpi'.

MESSAGE TERMINATED

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1 Hour Remaining.

Suggested Solution Method

Spoiler

1/ Hints that the Contents or Descriptions of the previously acquired Sipher Keys (the POAPS) are important

2/ Suggests that using Caesar Cipher with Shift 3 will reveal the contents of the 1st Keys. Key 1’s description (Wkh Sdvvskudvh lv FlskhuIruVlskhuv) says - The Passphrase is CipherForSiphers.

3/ The poem has letters that are capitalized to form the word, ‘Gronsfeld’, but in a random order. The rest of the poem alludes to time (NFT on opensea) and how the letters are jumbled up, along with some hints towards finding the cipher. Key 2’s description (Usf ukg Vjmenfsh Eiqner) says - ‘Use the Vigenere Cipher’, and can be unlocked by using the Gronsfeld Cipher with the code ‘001132016’. While duplicate numbers are redundant in this cipher decryption method, we’ve included it anyway as part of the official solution.

4/ The 2 keys combine to suggests the use of the Vigenere Cipher with the Passphrase on the message in Part 4

5/

Decoding Cipher:

Vigenere Cipher with Passphrase ‘CipherForSiphers’

Epilogue

After retrieving the final key, the commanding voice of the Security System came on for a final time.

“ALERT, ALERT. Command and Control of the laboratory transferred to User:[@SIPHERxyz].“

Upon hearing that, Dr Kami ran over to the command console, and pressed a few buttons to terminate the self-destruct sequence along with lifting the lock-down.

As the doors to your freedom start moving upwards, you hear the loud identifiable sound of helicopter rotors outside the laboratory, and the crunch of military boots on the snow. You heave a sigh of relief - it looks like matters will be cleaned up properly by Headquarters after all. However, you can’t seem to shake off the feeling that you might be forgetting something, but again, deep down you know that you already have the keys you seek.

THE END.

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MESSAGE FROM THE CIPHER TEAM

Sipherians, we hope you have enjoyed the quests these past 8 Days, just as much as we’ve loved creating it.

First and foremost, we would like to extend a thank you for showing us your grand display of community spirit and making Ciphers-For-SIPHERs challenge the success that it is. We are thankful that these quests have brought your faction members closer to one another - observing the patient help you have all rendered to one another along the way, and how communities have formed, truly warms our hearts. For members new to the NFT-space, we also hope you have picked-up some useful skills to guide you along your bright journey ahead (e.g. understanding OpenSea, NFT collections, NFT properties, interacting and learning about POAPs, and learning about side-chains).

However, we would be remiss if we did not extend our gratitude to the @Moderators and particularly, @PΞΞKABOO 🐶| Community Manager, whom without, we would not even have a Discord game to play with.

Lastly, our deepest appreciation to @Tin 🐶| World Architect for trusting in our team’s vision and what we set out to do for the SIPHER community when we approached him early on.

Thank you.

Forever Ciphering in Sipheria,

@AΞRLION | Mod | SIPHΞR Archivist, @DΞUS | Shade Brotherhood and @TRΞWCO | Mod | Shade 🇪🇸