モルフェウス(129):第十六のモルフェウス文書 - 2

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第十六のモルフェウス文書 - 2
対象13:ニコラ・テスラ(1856年~1943年)はオリバー・リントン=ウルフと極めて多くの点で共通した XXXXXXX の有力候補者である。テスラは1870年代に物理・工学の高等教育を受けており、数々の XXXXXXX へ取り組んでおり、 XXXXXXX の成功で実現を夢想してきたプロジェクトへの財政的な支援も得ている。そのひとつに計画段階では XXXXXXX とされていたものがあるが、我々はこれを XXXXXXX と考えている。なぜならテスラが XXXXXXX ことは、XXXXXXX が1917年7月に開始された XXXXXXX のテクトゥルフ解体であってタワー個々の部品は廃棄指定されたことを示す証拠が現存している。 XXXXXXX の目的や解体には謀略があった。OEALED の指示あっての解体だったとの噂が流布しているが、我々は現地で起きた大事件を直接の原因に XXXXXXX をスクラップとせしめたものと見ている。現地で回収された部品は XXXXXXX で使用された初期試作品に酷似している。入手された文書の記述は、現在は国家情報局の施設で保管されているものとの合致を強く示唆するものである。我々としては収集と XXXXXXXXXXXXXX 期のイベントへ注力すべきと考える。
訳注
第十六のモルフェウス文書は2018年05月05日にニュージャージー州エジソンで行われたデッドドロップ調査により回収された文書。封筒と二枚の文書が確認されていたが、いずれも暗号化されていた。封筒に記されていた暗号文は先に解読されていたが、この文書の内容が明らかにされたのは05月08日になってからのことだった。
エージェント・オミクロンの発言経緯抜粋
2018年05月06日
[07:11] チクタク

2018年05月07日
[01:42] お待ちしていますよ...チクタク
[04:10] イシラ、三つですって?
[04:11] リチャード、暗号を解いてみて。
[04:18] イシラ、いいわ、ヒントを差し上げましょう。どの暗号をお求めかしら?あるいは、もっと全般的なことをお知りになりたいのかしら?
[05:33] イシラ、お求めのヒントですが、その暗号はどちらも私がシグナルコープスで尉官だった頃に割られたものよ。努力が実ることを祈っているわ。
[09:01] ダニエル、それは私がシグナルコープスにいた当時のことよ。
[09:21] これは助けとなるかしら。私は今年のうちに府中市にいる友人のラムゼイのもとを訪れようと思っているの。最後の機会となるでしょうからね。
[20:44] 朝に珈琲を飲むときには、あなたに変化がないか確認してみることね。あなたのニッケルにはくりぬきなんてないことをね。
[22:50] 彼はいい人だったわ。少々しめっぽいけど、彼の仕事には大いに助けられたものよ。
[22:51] そうね、興味深い事例だったわ。
[22:52] 教養豊かなようですし、いずれは辿り着くことでしょうね。私は皆さんの暗号解読者との繋がりを過大評価していたのかもしれないわ。残念には思うのだけれど。
[23:50] ヒドゥンジン、実際に手掛けたことはあるわ。1944年当時、M4暗号機を積載した鹵獲Uボートを調べたの。言いたいことがわかるかしら?その暗号機は「無くなった」のよ。

2018年05月08日
[00:27] スガシュナ、私が大抵使っていたのは、ベータ・リフレクターとリングⅢ、Ⅳ、Ⅴよ。もうひとつヒントを差し上げると、メッセージの冒頭は「ZU THETA」よ。
[00:41] 皆さんとの会話は素晴らしいけど、そろそろ疲れてしまったわ。ちょっと席を外すわね。頑張ってちょうだい。
訳注
ラムゼイ:リヒャルト・ゾルゲ(ウィキペディア)
ニッケル:Hollow Nickel Case (Wikipedia)

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Agent Omicron
2018/05/06 07:11:46
Tick Tock

2018/05/07 01:42:12
I'm waiting...tick tock

Ishira "Glyph Hunter" Tsubasa
We have one of your three figured out and it's message isn't very motivating when you consider the puzzles themselves are altered versions.

Richard Doni
+Agent Omicron and what do you want from us....

Ishira "Glyph Hunter" Tsubasa
A hint would be nice.

Agent Omicron
2018/05/07 04:10:22
+Ishira Tsubasa Three?

2018/05/07 04:11:06
+Richard Doni Solve the ciphers.

2018/05/07 04:18:21
+Ishira Tsubasa ok, I'll give a hint. Which of the ciphers do you want a hint regarding? Or would you like something more general that alludes to both?

Ishira "Glyph Hunter" Tsubasa
Both please and thank you.

Agent Omicron
2018/05/07 05:33:32
+Ishira Tsubasa Here's the clue you requested: Both these ciphers were broken when I was a lowly lieutenant in the Signal Corps. I wish you luck in this endeavor.

Daniel Hobbs
+Agent Omicron Just for clarification, were those ciphers broken before you joined the Signal Corps, or were they broken *while* you were in the Signal Corps? :)

Agent Omicron
2018/05/07 09:01:50
While +Daniel Hobbs

2018/05/07 09:21:03
This may help you. I'm going to visit my friend Ramsay in Fuchu this year, probably for the last time

2018/05/07 20:44:28
When you get your coffee this morning, check your change. Make sure none of your nickels are hollow.

2018/05/07 22:50:07
He was a good man. A little sloppy, but his work helped us greatly

2018/05/07 22:51:31
Yes, that was an interesting case.

2018/05/07 22:52:51
Maybe, you're an intelligent person. You'll figure it out. I was beginning to think that I had overestimated your little collection of codebreakers. That thought was actually saddening me.

2018/05/07 23:50:17
+Hidden Djinn I actually do. In 44, we were taking inventory on a captured uboat that had a M4 machine on board. The machine went "missing," if you catch my drift.

Sugashna Govender
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Agent Omicron
That's a lot of rings in that M4. Can you recall which one you have worn back in the day?

Agent Omicron
2018/05/08 00:27:02
+Sugashna Govender I typically use the beta reflector and rings III, IV, VI.
For another clue, the first two words of the message are "ZU THETA"

2018/05/08 00:41:19
It was nice talking to you all. I'm really tired. I might not come back for a little while. I wish you luck.

Daniel Hobbs
2018/05/08 03:48:27
I have decoded the third page! It reads:
CANDIDATE 13: NIKOLA TESLA (1856 TO 1943) IS A STRONG CANDIDATE AS AN REDACTED THE SIMILARITIES BETWEEN TESLA AND OLIVER LYNTON WOLFE ARE STARTLING. TESLA RECEIVED AN ADVANCED EDUCATION IN ENGINEERING AND PHYSICS IN THE 1870S AND WORKED ON COUNTLESS REDACTED THE SUCCESS OF HIS REDACTED GAVE HIM THE FINANCIAL MEANS TO PURSUE ANY PROJECT HE COULD POSSIBLY DREAM OF STARTING. ONE SUCH PROJECT WAS REDACTED WHICH WAS ON PAPER SUPPOSED TO BE AN REDACTED WE BELIEVE REDACTED BECAUSE TESLA REDACTED IN FACT THERE IS EVIDENCE SUPPORTING THAT REDACTED WAS A TECTHULHU DEMOLITION OL REDACTED BEGAN IN JULY 1917 AND INDIVIDUAL COMPONENTS OF THE TOWER WERE DESIGNATED AS SCRAP. THERE WAS A CONSPIRACY REGARDING THE PURPOSE AND DEMOLITION OF REDACTED RUMORS SPREAD THAT IT WAS ORDERED DEMOLISHED BY THE OEALED(sic) THE REAL REASON FOR THE DEMOLITION OF THE SITE WE BELIEVE THERE WAS A MAJOR INCIDENT AT THAT LOCATION WHICH CAUSED REDACTED PIECES OF SCRAP THAT HAVE BEEN RECOVERED FROM THE ORIGINAL SITE RESEMBLE EARLY PROTOTYPE COMPONENTS WHICH HAVE BEEN USED IN REDACTED OBTAINED DOCUMENTS HAVE REVEALED THAT THERE ARE STRONG TRACES ELEMENTS OF CMQMON(sic?) THOSE COMPONENTS WHICH ARE CURRENTLY STORED IN SECURE NIA FACILITIES. WE RECOMMEND PRIORITY BE GIVEN TO THE COLLECTION AND REDACTED AND EVENTS SURROUNDING THE TIME PERIOD OF REDACTED

Agent Omicron
2018/05/08 04:32:29
+Daniel Hobbs Congratulations. You've done well. One ciphertext to go.

Daniel Hobbs
2018/05/09 06:39:02
As a follow-up to +Melissa Wikkedimp 's post about the Operator page, I'm reposting the information I got from the second set of codes. Thanks to a transcribing effort from +YutoRaion I had a quick start to working on the code.

The biggest clue I got was in the last four blocks of the first line. With four different sets of triple digits, not all of them could be the row numbers of a straddling checkerboard cipher. But one of the articles I read mentioned that they would use an escape character to transmit number and triplicate the numbers to ensure accuracy. And if you look at that block, there's a '20' before and after the triple digit streak. This gave me one of the key numbers for setting up the checkerboard.

Going by frequency of numbers, I surmised the second key number was 3. And the spacing worked out well. That gave me a long string of numbers, which I then ran a number of Search and Replace using Notepad. (One of the lessons I learned was to run the two digit replacements first, THEN work on the single digits.)

I didn't guess every letter correctly, but I was close enough to treat it as a cryptogram which was relatively easy to solve at that point. Here is the final result:
CANDIDATE 13: NIKOLA TESLA (1856 TO 1943) IS A STRONG CANDIDATE AS AN REDACTED THE SIMILARITIES BETWEEN TESLA AND OLIVER LYNTON WOLFE ARE STARTLING. TESLA RECEIVED AN ADVANCED EDUCATION IN ENGINEERING AND PHYSICS IN THE 1870S AND WORKED ON COUNTLESS REDACTED THE SUCCESS OF HIS REDACTED GAVE HIM THE FINANCIAL MEANS TO PURSUE ANY PROJECT HE COULD POSSIBLY DREAM OF STARTING. ONE SUCH PROJECT WAS REDACTED WHICH WAS ON PAPER SUPPOSED TO BE AN REDACTED WE BELIEVE REDACTED BECAUSE TESLA REDACTED IN FACT THERE IS EVIDENCE SUPPORTING THAT REDACTED WAS A TECTHULHU DEMOLITION OL REDACTED BEGAN IN JULY #1917# AND INDIVIDUAL COMPONENTS OF THE TOWER WERE DESIGNATED AS SCRAP. THERE WAS A CONSPIRACY REGARDING THE PURPOSE AND DEMOLITION OF REDACTED RUMORS SPREAD THAT IT WAS ORDERED DEMOLISHED BY THE OEALED(sic) THE REAL REASON FOR THE DEMOLITION OF THE SITE WE BELIEVE THERE WAS A MAJOR INCIDENT AT THAT LOCATION WHICH CAUSED REDACTED PIECES OF SCRAP THAT HAVE BEEN RECOVERED FROM THE ORIGINAL SITE RESEMBLE EARLY PROTOTYPE COMPONENTS WHICH HAVE BEEN USED IN REDACTED OBTAINED DOCUMENTS HAVE REVEALED THAT THERE ARE STRONG TRACES ELEMENTS OF CM(sic) XM ON THOSE COMPONENTS WHICH ARE CURRENTLY STORED IN SECURE NIA VACILITIES. WE RECOMMEND PRIORITY BE GIVEN TO THE COLLECTION AND REDACTED AND EVENTS SURROUNDING THE TIME PERIOD OF REDACTED

Agent Omicron
2018/05/09 11:50:42
Good work, Essex