Hello SG folks,

GA level requirements are 0-3
the portal for this small train with 11 carts(12 keys in total) was stolen from the encampment by demons somehow, fortunately the old man who we stayed a while and listened to stories from near the portal area is ok. We gave chase but were only able to obtain an encrypted message and the demons got away, the high priestess drew the runes(and poorly!) that would let us make the key that would let you decrypt the message believing we could figure it out but the musclehead messenger she gave it to tried to sharpen his axe with it and ended up cutting out the middle segment of the drawing and what kind of encryption it was and that segment fell into the campfire.

Figure out what is missing to get the key to decrypt this message!.

Solution linked here

The Encrypted Text is below:
GzoEmnzfvdMyCjqotmLgeAefanMgoHnnatMhLgeBy1pqratgpqlinemRzlHULXSvsquqKeotjqpWcxtwvpsuIqtxotmrjIvvwekk

Hints:
It is a Cipher that requires a key to decrypt
Don't forget to check variants of ciphers, and remember your making a key, not just finding the pieces!... if you want to know exactly which cipher check 2 hints down
The portal is a 7 digit code, don't know what to do with it? look at some of the other puzzles from the past couple weeks from others, its a trending method!
The Cipher used is: Beaufort Cipher, this is a variant of Vigenere
there are already tons of clues hidden around... do you really need more right now... or do you just need a space bar... or a refresher?

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4 weeks ago*

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Potato?

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Stay a while and potato
Hi, I am Potato High Priestess of the Potatohood of the Potato Eye
Hi, I am Potato, the Potatosmith here in camp
Good day to you potato! I'm Potato and I can already tell that I'll be your best potato in this potato camp.
Welcome, potato, to our glorious potato
Greetings, potato. I'm not surprised to see your kind here. Many potatoes have traveled this way since the recent troubles began.
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4 weeks ago
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I sense a potato in search of answers.

4 weeks ago*
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Hello, my friend. Have a bump!

4 weeks ago
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Bump

4 weeks ago
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bump for solved~
nice puzzle! thank you :)

4 weeks ago
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Bump for solved.

4 weeks ago
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Bump for solved.

4 weeks ago
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bump

4 weeks ago
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I figured out the runes, found the missing part, and am at the correct cipher. The problem is I have no idea how to use the key in this type of cipher.

4 weeks ago
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if you don't have a field for a key your trying the wrong cipher.

4 weeks ago
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bump for solved!

4 weeks ago
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Bump for solved!

4 weeks ago
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Another San Francisco resident from South Park.
I sincerely don’t understand what your point is in giving people headaches instead of giving each other the joy of sharing unnecessary keys.
Okay, I hope you truly enjoy the process. I apologize for disturbing your echo chamber.
Bump and best wishes!

4 weeks ago
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👍+1

4 weeks ago
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Skill issue

4 weeks ago
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I heard there are unnecessary keys on the other side of the puzzle

4 weeks ago
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puzzles are fun, that is why we do this.

4 weeks ago
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I don’t want to offend you, but I also don’t want to pretend that I didn’t notice your answer.
Many people have very little free time. And instead of wasting time getting used to it, wasting unnecessary time for controversial “fun,” it’s better to play computer games or go outside and touch the dog or the grass.
In my eyes, you remain San Franciscans. But I'm just an anonymous fool from the Internet. Maybe I'm wrong in my reasoning.
Live to your heart's content, San Francisco resident. I will continue to be amazed by how diverse the world is and how something so boring can be considered fun by someone.

3 weeks ago
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lol

have a whitelist slot, my bud. it's all i've got to offer you for the smile i've got on my face!

3 weeks ago*
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Bump for solved :)

4 weeks ago
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Bump for solved!
Thanks and have a nive day :)

4 weeks ago
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I have got a 7 letter code, not sure what to do with it

4 weeks ago
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added a hint regarding this.

4 weeks ago
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Got it, thanks for the train

4 weeks ago
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solved

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Bump for solved.
Great puzzle! Thank you very much!

4 weeks ago
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Solved! Thanks for the puzzle!

4 weeks ago
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Bump!

4 weeks ago
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Man, i feel silly for not getting this. Seems like you gave up the solution in the hints. but I'm still getting gibberish after decoding it with the key and then again based on zelgh's post. Maybe I suck at reading. (The key isn't secretly potato is it)

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I will confirm the key is not potato.

I will also say some may have gotten the missing piece of the key but didn't make the key.

3 weeks ago
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heh, i did try putting "potato" as the "missing" flanked on both sides by the rune codes since I was desperate and that key didn't work.

edit: hm, i tried a couple more possible runes but nada. I may be doing something wrong after I get the key? Or maybe that means I have the wrong key still. I also don't know how to use cryptii, i've usually used rumkin

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Bump for solved! Thank you for the giveaways. The hints helped explain a lot about this new puzzle trend.

3 weeks ago
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Thanks for letting us know what type of encryption was used. I have been getting frustrated trying to solve a couple other recent puzzles and I don't think I would have solved this one without that info. It feels good to solve it, even if I needed hints :)

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a few to many were getting caught there, the puzzle here should be getting the key, not how to use it.

3 weeks ago
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It didn't take me that long to decrypt the text and get the 7 digit code, but I still don't know what I am supposed to do with it. I tried everything and nothing works. I was stuck for like one entire hour trying to figure out what to do with it and at some point just gave up. I don't know what to do anymore.

Thanks for the train, anyways.

3 weeks ago
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as stated in the hints, check here on some of the ended puzzles from others where the solution is posted

as long as you haven't hidden any posts you won't have to check to many to find out how, who knows maybe this info will help you elsewhere to.

3 weeks ago
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Thank you. I'll check that.

3 weeks ago
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Thank you for this fun puzzle

3 weeks ago
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Bump for solved. That damn messanger made everything harder smh.

3 weeks ago
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Closed 1 week ago by Carenard.