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Azul145
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1Percenter
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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/10/2013 Category: Arts
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Azul145

Pro

Rules: I will post a riddle and Con must solve it. If con gets it right, voters give him 7 points. If he fails to answer or gets it wrong, I get 7.

Andrew Richardson, deputy head cryptographer at a top department of defense facility, was working late one night. The last set of codes received to decipher came from NASA's space station. Apparently they had been receiving the same 5 set of codes over the past week on a high frequency band on digital format. they read........
wmoa eemn cfuu orrs
wkia eesn ltpe ihlt
hwth oeno pgem eewe
wsta auob rnpl ispe
aust lmmd laui hnse
"Strange" Andy thought. "Never received work from this cite before." Eager to finish and get home, he set to work on figuring out the troublesome codes. The first one took him some time.......
WE COME FROM URANUS
"What!" He laughed. he thought it was a joke or he had deciphered incorrectly. however he continued using the same template, and by the time he had finished he wasn't laughing anymore. He quickly picked up his phone and dialed his director and then the head of his department. Somehow he knew he wasn't going home tonight.

What did Andy find that worried him so much?
Hint: Figure out Andy's template then try solving piece by piece.
1Percenter

Con

Hmmm...
The template used to decipher the code for the first message appears to be to use the first letter of each "word", then the second letter, then third... etc etc. to form a message

Applying the template to the first code we get:

wmoa eemn cfuu orrs -
1st letters: weco
2nd letters: mefr
3rd letters: omur
4th letters: anus

Together this forms: "wecomefromuranus" With spaces added, this of course would be "We come from Uranus", so my template matches Andy's.

Now to apply it to the rest of the message:
wkia eesn ltpe ihlt - welikethisplanet
hwth oeno pgem eewe - hopewegethome
wsta auob rnpl ispe - warisunstoppable
aust lmmd laui hnse - allhumansmustdie

So Andy was worried because the decrypted message reads:
"WE COME FROM URANUS
WE LIKE THIS PLANET
HOPE WE GET HOME
WAR IS UNSTOPPABLE
ALL HUMANS MUST DIE"

Many thanks to Azul145 for the challenging riddle :)
Debate Round No. 1
Azul145

Pro

Nice work. Now if you cheated than I hate you but if that was legit then voters vote con.
1Percenter

Con

That was 100% my work! ^^,

Vote CON.

Thank You!
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by SarcasticIndeed 3 years ago
SarcasticIndeed
We come from... uranus.... lol....
Posted by Azul145 3 years ago
Azul145
This could quite possibly be the hardest riddle of all time. My deep respects to anyone that can solve this without internet cheating.
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Vote Placed by Bull_Diesel 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: yup, I got the same thing. Fun riddle.
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Reasons for voting decision: All 7 points to con for solving this per the rules. If Pro modified these from the originals found online, he wouldn't need to worry about use of the Internet to solve them.