Wargames – Aegis Nova (May 28)

The Wargames series continued into Aegis Nova with 15 puzzles containing critical intel for the agent who solves them. Verum Inveniri started off the festivities just before 1200 UTC and the first 10 puzzles all being unlocked within 90 minutes. At 2200 UTC, Verum Inveniri announced more challenges to bring the total to 15.

Remember, all the codes for this series eventually solve to the format xxxxxxxx#keyword# (unless stated otherwise). This is a typical format for passcodes distributing volatile intel around anomalies.

Portal Shield

Link

Observations

You’ve only witnessed one TENTH of my maximum mitigation!

Faraday cage

Link

Observations

Base your next step on what you gauge the numbers to mean.

Interstate shield

Link

Observations

Find the intersection between mathematics and local geography.

Obsidian Shield

Link

Observations

You should Investigate this further.

Family crest

Link

Observations

When were these Shields made anyway?

Ablative heat shield

Link

Observations

Between 7 and 16, Phoebus scored 15 touchdowns.

Abjuration

Link

Observations

17, 18, 13, 20 are the first four rolls of a skilled Magic Missile caster.

Deflector shield

Link

Observations

Pad both the forward and aft parts of your ship.

Arduino shields

Link

Observations

Look to IEEE 802.3 for the correct encoding.

Coat of Arms (I)

Link

Observations

Might have to make an international call for this one.

Ursus arctos

Link

Observations

Can a bear play music?

Police badge

Link

Observations

Divided, we are united.

Shield (money)

Link

Observations

What does dinheiro mean?

Aegis

Link

Observations

Alphabetic ancestor of Latin

Coat of Arms (II)

Link

Observations

EOF

Mission in San Diego: Accomplished

3 codes where found hidden in the HTML of the Mission in San Diego: Accomplished post on the Investigate Ingress blog.

[1] xruofqhgiezruatonimerhtezherht

[2] 5b3a45a4b3b32c51db32cc25a4a4a4d1c22cc24ac2d15b3a4d15a4c2c2

[3] h5169d89a65527g7a57695fa282

Code #1

Observations

We see characters that could spell numbers.

[hint]Look for the hidden srebmun[/hint]

Code #2

Observations

We see numbers and letters.  Ranges seem limited and some combinations seem to repeat.

[hint]It’s not hex.  Note the limited range of numbers and letters. Except for the 5’s, we can group in pairs.  What do you notice about the value of the pairs.[/hint]

Code #3

Observations

We see a jumble of numbers and letters.  Letters are not valid for hex.

[hint]Separate the letters from numbers.  Convert for the keyword[/hint]

Susanna receives a Clue

Inside the post “Susanna receives a Clue” over at the Investigate Ingress blog, there were 3 codes found inside the source and an additional one that can be seen on the image of the post.

[1] 22122421122223132211321211131111121412132211122321141132131211111

[2] uyuxqbq836ojp69rzb7rq4cbqxolj4zm

[3] wlblwnvvlvpvdbvenfwlldvweldldvmldmwvlnmdvwvpvdmeb

[4] 200110001001101000011011000110010001101100011010100110011001100000011000000110000001100000011000000110000
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