The Final Cipher

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[edit] The Final Cipher

The first hundred players who accurately completed the final test received an email from GameTeam which read:

Congratulations.

As one of the first 100 people to solve the G.O. IV Fortune Knowledge Challenge, you have qualified to participate in the final cipher for a chance to inherit the fortune of Grayson Ozias IV.

Below is a link to the cipher.

PLEASE NOTE that the link will not be active until 6:30 p.m. PST today (Tuesday, November 17, 2009). You must use your normal site username and password to gain access, and only those who are finalists will be admitted.

http://goforth.levi.com/fortune/quiz/nC5fh1nt

Also, PLEASE NOTE that you must click on the link above to gain access to the page at or after 6:30 p.m. PST. Refreshing that page prior to 6:30 p.m. PST will NOT allow you access to the page once it is live.

We wish you good luck in solving the final cipher. The grand prize winner will be notified on or around November 18, 2009.

Go Forth.


Clicking the link at the instructed time revealed an opened book with the pictured cipher page on it.


This cipher used a combination of the three types already seen during the game: Book cipher, Bacon cipher, and Vigenere cipher.
After converting the cipher text from G's and O's to Baconian A's and B's...

Vigenere text:
LKADRKH RE SESJTRG V WLCWS RPHWLVEY ETCAK KHW TPRCC WG BFSVD TME QY YMJSHZZOF OLW TMYW OSJ Z SMUNIEYIV WYY KEKLD WOJR LC IXZNC XCSM V VAJJX LNLGFGHZH TSXOUE AL T VENXWR BOKHAF ELE KSUYJZ SEXGCI CJRLWSAZNY LZ XHVX JWAKE RGUV

Key word:
leavesofgrass

Solution:
against my bearing a storm appeared above the bench so named but my direction was true and I succeeded its tests soon to drink from a river untouched beside it I rested within the pocket before continuing to that riven rock

The first to submit the correct answer was Laura H., who will be participating in the treasure hunt for Grayson Ozaias IV's fortune on November 21, 2009.

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