Operation DawnBloom

Discussion in 'Live Events' started by zaelong, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. Dawn Bloom

    Dawn Bloom Special Ops

    So we begin our signal with a value between 535 - 1605, and when this hits the moon if the number is correct then as the wave comes back to us we observe a very small piece of the wave as having vanished. It literally no longer exists, or can be detected. If we are raising the value by the correct number and we start at the correct number then each wave hitting the moon loses another small piece, but at different points relative to the initial broadcast.

    So eventually after looping through 535 - 1605 a certain number of times a complete transmission will have vanished to go... somewhere... we don't know...

    The pieces missing are exactly the same size as the ones we are finding to create the audio in the clips. Very small parts of waves that suddenly appear and then vanish.

    So we believe that by replicating this process, we can send a similar transmission.
  2. zaelong

    zaelong Moderator

    great update;
    we believe the mooncycle cipher, actually refers to a big compas
    where each character is located at a 10degree angle
    the issue is; what would be our zero point;
    it could be either: North (because a compass 'starts with 0/360 at north), it could be east (sunrise/radians.. hard stuff)
    it could be at A (charleuse green green gibbous), which is at approx. 20degrees past east), or it could be at the 'H' (the starting point of the sentence) located at south)
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  3. codex-13

    codex-13 Senior Agent

    Finally we got a handle on it.

    Essentially, what we wound up doing is mapping the 360 degrees of a circle over the large cipher cycle wheel thinger. We then mapped a 'circle' of the AM frequency around the circle, with 0 = 535kHz and 360 = 1605kHz. This gave us a value of 2.97(ish) kHz per degree. Our integer. Next, we determined the degree value for the current moon cycle phase (just before new moon).

    Our final, successful transmission occurred at 1600kHz by 2.97kHz, where we achieved 'vanishing' at the three minute mark. We decided to send an audio clip Zaelong had recorded previously 'into the breach' as it were. Now we wait...
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  4. Dawn Bloom

    Dawn Bloom Special Ops

    Great job tonight everyone.
    Your teamwork and perseverance were remarkable.
  5. codex-13

    codex-13 Senior Agent

    I created a visual aid for our 'cycle cipher'. Hope it's useful somehow!

  6. Pavoneo

    Pavoneo Active Agent

    Thanks for this! Made things much easier on my end
  7. zaelong

    zaelong Moderator

    Tonight we received an update from liaison; we picked up the signal again but we lost it pretty soon afterwards.
    It is suggested that we might need to adjust our scaling, because the frequency changes/travels much faster than anticipated.
    It is suggested we are missing a third dimensional aspect in our model and adjust our scaling to this...

    (And though it can be easy to fit some of the points in a globe, there is still the issue of how to read it)
  8. codex-13

    codex-13 Senior Agent

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  9. codex-13

    codex-13 Senior Agent

    If you haven't had a chance to help out with this operation yet, we could use all the help we can get. Currently, we're trying to devise a way to send a signal to our correspondent 'in the moon' that, if intercepted, won't be understandable to anyone but him.
  10. zaelong

    zaelong Moderator

    and we are also trying to find out what we are actually have to send...
  11. themadhuman

    themadhuman Division-79

    Is pgp encryption an option? Sorry, not sure what equipment your man in the moon has.
  12. Dawn Bloom

    Dawn Bloom Special Ops

    It has to be something we could put inside an AM radio transmission.
  13. Steelgramps

    Steelgramps Gold Member

    How about steganography? I assume we are able to pass data over radio?
  14. zaelong

    zaelong Moderator

    Just focus on sending a string of letters; steganography is a no-go because of the slight corruption of the images.
  15. Dawn Bloom

    Dawn Bloom Special Ops

    Agents! Q98A66 here,

    A: Can someone help us figure out the next signal's start value in kHz?
    B: We need help making a choice,

    Deceive those who would interfere with our operations by creating a series of signals with 'incorrect' or trapped information,

    Create a new take on the cycle cipher to describe a location in terms our target can logistically understand,

    or generate questions for our target so as to create more data to work with!

    If you want to help, join us on the Discord Channel and look for Liaison https://discord.gg/k9Hm3MR

    Email us with your questions and solutions at [email protected]


    Q98A66 Special Task Force
  16. baktic

    baktic Active Agent

    Personally I think questioning would be the smartest option, we need more information from whatever we are talking to. Perhaps we could also do a combination with some of the other options. But I would love to hear some other opinions.
  17. Dawn Bloom

    Dawn Bloom Special Ops

    We are planning in the Discord now, we start trying to broadcast in 15
  18. zaelong

    zaelong Moderator

    i think we should start with sending a set of coordinates to MoonMan.
    it is likely he wont be able to read those, because he is probebly lacking visuals on us, but this will draw out our enemies to the locations we send.
    someone even suggested in 'rickrolling' the moonman, by sending binary data over the radio... (if anyone were to intercept this message, it's likely this will keep them busy for a while)
    (i really dont know why we are this fond of sending memes into space though)

    meanwhile im trying to understand some encryption method; http://www.rroij.com/open-access/a-modified-approach-for-symmetric-keycryptography-using-circles.pdf
    this might be usefull for future communications
  19. codex-13

    codex-13 Senior Agent

    So, we need to start putting together our 'field trip' to Montauk. Any agents local to southern NY, please report in. We'll likely be having our field op in the next couple of weeks, official date TBD.
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  20. codex-13

    codex-13 Senior Agent

    Also, as I've noticed this op is attracting newer folks who may not have experienced TBW lore before, I've started writing up quick summaries of NPCs and ingame organizations/companies that are mentioned over the course of this op, and posting them here: https://codex-archive.tumblr.com/

    My hope is that eventually I'll have summaries for the majority of the ingame people/orgs that are discussed so that newcomers can reference those summaries for a quick dose of context.
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