E.Y.E. published a new post on his blog on February 14; as the previous post on the blog, it simply included an image. This time, the image included a Penrose Triangle in the background, as well as text:
E.Y.E. CHALLENGE YOU…
The image links to the download of a "EYEchallangeyou.rar" file, which decompresses into a "TheTriangle.jpg" image with an encoded message.
The encoded message in the image reads:
IPP I2QIVOWP - LIVIP QH PNP'H PIWR J2WIPP2. PNP QH ILIU'H OQ2WR2QPVL. ILIU QH LIVIP'H JPHI R2QPVL.
Natas begun the decoding process via simple substitution (see his initial post on the unForum). The message was eventually decoded into
THE TRIANGLE - DANTE IS EVE'S HALF BROTHER. EVE IS ADAM'S GIRLFRIEND. ADAM IS DANTE'S BEST FRIEND.
Note that the message should have been decoded using the Codex image; the alternative method used to solve this cipher prompted a reaction from E.Y.E.
Since the puzzle was solved not the intended way E.Y.E. reacted with this as a comment on his blog:
However… did you truly crack the encryption, or did you just guess the words, based on spaces and periods?
Do you hear or listen?
Do you watch or see?
The next challenge should prove me right or wrong.
This lead to the Going Places Puzzle, where the same form of cipher was used.
Easteregg: EYE Don't Like To Repeat Myself
Renaming the "TheTriangle.jpg" into "TheTriangle.rar" (along the lines of the way the previous E.Y.E. Am Nearby Puzzle had been solved) leads to this sequence of rar files:
- EYE Dont.RAR