Hero adventures-3: Journey to Egypt

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  • Hero adventures-3: Journey to Egypt



    Mark Atilius was in a really good mood when he finally stretched his legs on the bed. Local merchants almost fought for those small figurines he had brought from his last adventure, he sold them fast and for quite good money. For once he didn’t choose the cheapest tavern, as he usually did, but a good decent inn with a clean bed. And now, lying on the bed giving some rest to his legs, he recalled times, times of when he started as a caravan driver, then became an adventurer. And though since that time he had to make ends meet by buying some small things in one place and selling them in the other, there were days when he didn’t even have a piece of bread for dinner, he has never regretted his choice. Adventures and travels became everything to him.


    Lost in memories, he didn't notice that he fell asleep. A strange sound woke him up and a dark shadow outside the window disappeared in thin air as fast as it had appeared. He felt tingles down his spine - his room was on the third floor! Despite all of this, the ex-caravan driver got up and looked outside. There was no one. He turned back around to the bed, and was about to get a good night sleep, when suddenly a small piece of parchment near the door attracted his attention. It wasn't here before. A message! And a ciphered one!


    ABCDEFGHIJKLM
    NOPQRSTUVWXYZ


    Qrne Zaex!

    V nz fher lbh’ir urneq gur arjf: bhe Rzcrebe frg sevraqfuvc jvgu gur Rtlcgvnaf! V vaivgr lbh gb wbva zr ba zl geniry gurer!

    Yhpvif

    C.F. Gnyx gb gur zrffratre, ur’yy gryy lbh nyy gur qrgnvyf!


    Task 1: Decipher the message.

    Please post your answers to the task below. Posts are moderated and not viable until the next task is posted
    CM mhudson
    Community Manager
    Travian: Legends US/UK

    128-10-93-85-10-128-98-112-6-6-25-126-39-1-68-78

    The post was edited 4 times, last by m.hudson ().

  • DEAR MNRK! I AM SURE YOU’VE HEARD THE NEWS : OUR EMPEROR SET FRIENDSHIP WITH THE EGYPTIANS! I INVITE YOU TO JOIN ME ON MY TRAVEL THERE! LUCIVS P.S. TALK TO THE MESSENGER, HE’LL TELL YOU ALL THE DETAILS!

    I think that MNRK is a typo by the original writer who meant for it to be znex (mark). I also am not sure about "OUR EMPEROR SET FRIENDSHIP" because that doesn't seem right.
  • Just for the title, not the gold:

    Dear Mark! (cypher translates to Mnrk, but that's probably a typo in the cypher)

    I am sure you've heard the news: our Emperor set friendship with the Egyptians! I invite you to join me on my travel there!

    Lucius (Cypher translates to Lucivs, but that's probably a typo as well)

    P.S. Talk to the messenger, he'll tell you all the details!

    Mod/MH/SH (aug 2007 - feb 2010) // MH (sept 2015)
  • Qrne Znex!


    Dear Mark!

    V nz fher lbh’ir urneq gur arjf: bhe Rzcrebe frg sevraqfuvc jvgu gur Rtlcgvnaf! V vaivgr lbh gb


    I am sure you’ve heard the news: our Emperor set friendship with the Egyptians! I invite you to


    wbva zr ba zl geniry gurer!


    Join me on my travel there!

    Yhpvif


    Lucivs

    C.F. Gnyx gb gur zrffratre, ur’yy gryy lbh nyy gur qrgnvyf!



    P.S. Talk to the messenger,he’ll tell you all the details!
  • Dear Mnrk!

    I am sure you've heard the news: our Emperor set friendship with the Egyptians!

    I invite you to join me on my travel there!

    Lucivs

    P.S. Talk to the messenger, he'll tell you all the details!
    "The world is organised by the war economy and the war culture." -- Eduardo Galeano

    "You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war." --Napoleon Bonaparte
  • The decipher is as follows:

    Dear Mark!

    I am sure you've heard the news; our Emperor set friendship with the Egyptians! I invite you to join me on my travel there!

    Lucivs

    P.S. Talk to the messenger, he'll tell you all the details!













    Although there seem to be a few typos in the original that I did find such as the first line would, if deciphered fully by the key, would read "Dear Mnrk" and I actually think in the third line it was not from "Lucivs" but from "Lucius" but that is going more by the key than the first line.
  • I guess I'll post this here too:
    <?php
    $lines = "Qrne Znex!

    V nz fher lbh’ir urneq gur arjf: bhe Rzcrebe frg sevraqfuvc jvgu gur Rtlcgvnaf! V vaivgr lbh gb wbva zr ba zl geniry gurer!

    Yhpvif

    C.F. Gnyx gb gur zrffratre, ur’yy gryy lbh nyy gur qrgnvyf!
    ";
    $retstr = "";
    for ($i=0;$i<strlen($lines);$i++)
    {
    $ordl=ord($lines[$i]);
    if ($ordl >= ord('A') && $ordl <= ord('z'))
    {
    if ($ordl <= ord('M') || ($ordl >= ord('a') && $ordl <= ord('m'))) {
    $retstr .= chr($ordl+13);
    } else {
    $retstr .= chr($ordl-13);
    }
    } else {
    $retstr .= $lines[$i];
    }
    }
    print $retstr;
    ?>

    returns:


    Dear Mark!

    I am sure you’ve heard the news: our Emperor set friendship with the Egyptians! I invite you to join me on my travel there!

    Lucivs

    P.S. Talk to the messenger, he’ll tell you all the details!