Cryptography is fun.

2004-09-11 15:21

So, I’m playing a game called Morrowind, and I got a “coded message”. And of course, all I have to do is take it to the set of pixels representing the quest-giver, and I have completed the quest.

But hey, whaddya know, there’s text there.

SOZZOF IFNLIVW GL YV LKVMRMT IVGSZM
NZLMI ZH GSVRI MVCG HGILMTSLOW
OOVGISR YVORVEVH SV ULFMW
VERWVMXV ULI ROOVTZO SOZZOF VYLMB
HSRKNVMGH UILN XZOWVIZ
HVMW ZTVMG GL DZGXS IVGSZM
ZGSBM DROO FHV RMUOFVMXV DRGS WFPV
GL YOLXP XLMGIZXGH RU KLHHRYOV

And, sure enough, that text actually has a coded message which, if you’re playing the game, means something. It might even be helpful.

What’s funny, though, is that the way I deal with something like this is to write a program. I mean, I wouldn’t want to use paper, so I just threw together a little program to solve cryptograms. It’s easy enough.

BTW, if you want a hint, it helps to realize that “SOZZOF” is probably a proper name, not an English word.

Peter Seebach

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Comments

  1. It obviously refers to literal six day creation of the world.

    — seebs_lawyer · 2004-09-11 15:43 · #

 
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