RuneQuest : Cipher Challenge - by John B. Wilson

A runic mystery code / cipher challenge designed specifically for the crypto-enthusiast who wants something more than just a random plaintext, this is a puzzle with an enigmatic riddle -- intended to be on par with the mystery of the Kryptos Cipher and the difficulty of the Code Book Cipher Challenge...  

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John's RuneQuest Cipher Challenge is a mysterious, multi-layered cipher puzzle, with prizes available for solutions to certain checkpoints and the final answer. It was inspired primarily by Jim Sanborn's Kryptos and related encoded sculptures, Elonka's list of Famous Unsolved Codes and Ciphers, Simon Singh's "The Code Book" with its Cipher Challenge, and my own varied interests. For some other Rune-based ciphers, see also Dr. Cliff Pickover's book: Cryptorunes













RuneQuest


Z befn kyrk Z ylex fe kyrk nzeujnvgk Kivv,
Ifuv kyviv wfi ezev vkvierc ezxykj,
Nfleuvu sp dp fne scruv,
Scffuzvu wfi kyv Rcc-Wrkyvi,
Dpjvcw druv re fwwvizex kf dpjvcw:
Sfleu yzxy kf kyrk Npiu-Kivv,
Kyrk ef dre befnj,
Nyzkyvi kyv iffkj fw zk ile.

Efev xrmv dv sivru,
Efi uizeb wifd kyv yfie,
Kyv vcvdvekj Z nvrkyvivu ze tptczt klie:
Ufne zekf kyv uvvgvjk uvgkyj Z gvvivu,
Lekzc dp xrqv trlxyk kyv Ilevj.
Nzky r ifrizex tip Z xirjgvu kyvd,
Kyve uzqqp reu wrzekzex, Z wvcc srtb,
Vrty Ilev nyzjgvizex fw kyv Npiu.

Nvcc-svzex Z nfe
Reu nzjufd kff,
Z xivn reu kffb afp ze dp xifnky:
Wifd r nfiu kf r nfiu
Z nrj cvu kf r nfiu,
Wifd r uvvu kf refkyvi uvvu.
'Kzc Z yru kirtvu kyv drxztb jld,
Kyv Ilezt yvrik fw kyrk yzuuve Kivv,

Wifd zkj cvrw-vuxvu kfg ufne kf zkj mvip iffk...



 
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RuneQuest Cipher Challege Prizes & Contest Information



RuneQuest Cipher Challenge Discussion Group / News / Hints / Clues:
The RunePoem has been successfully decoded by lots of people.
Many people have noticed some of the observable "clues".
A hint to get you started: the 1st PT word of the RuneStone, which is a mixture of elements, is a number spelled out.
The final Riddle has been solved!!! - April 8, 2007

RuneQuest spears are magic - click on them!


For discussion of the various aspects of the RuneQuest Cipher Challenge at YahooGroups (Warning! Contains spoilers!)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RuneQuestCipher




And for fun, a link to another Rune inspired individual:

http://www.dwhoffman.com/rune_quest_birthright/




*John's Kryptos Pages*
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John's Main KRYPTOS Page
John's KRYPTOS Simulator + John's Collected KRYPTOS Hints + John's KRYPTOS Details
John's KRYPTOS Solutions & Analysis + John's KRYPTOS Part-4 Solution
John's KRYPTOS Cipher-Wheel
John's Antipodes page | John's Cyrillic Projector page
John's Covert Ops Fragment - English page | John's Covert Ops Fragment - Cyrillic page | John's Covert Ops Fragment - Zola page
John's Secret Code-Systems page
John's RuneQuest Cipher Challenge
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*Elonka Dunin's Excellent Kryptos Pages* + Elonka's Kryptos Aerial Page + Elonka's Kryptos FAQ
groups.yahoo.com/group/kryptos
kryptos.yak.net + kryptos.prestemon.com -user: kryptos -pass: iqlusion
Xenon's Kryptos Wiki -user:(blank) -pass: KryptosSecret
Jim Gillogly's Kryptos Pictures + Elonka's Kryptos Pics
Gary Warzin's Kryptos Pages
NPR - ATC: Kryptos
Kryptos Info at CIA Headquarters

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Quantum Mechanics is derivable from Special Relativity
See QM from SR-Simple RoadMap