Handwritten Message

  • This is tucked in the survival journal.
  • The riddle tells us how to decipher the "time" code on the reverse side.
  • We need to use the semaphore (flag) code.
  • The note is penned "an old friend".
    • Oh, dear god. Could this have been written by "Oswald Shepard"? Did he steal Jeremy's notebook?
  • Once deciphered, the message reads:
    • EACH ALIEN ORGAN AND TISSUE IS ETCHED WITH MARKINGS THEY ARE SYMBOLS OF POWER

Large Map Detail

  • This will be used on the terrain map.

Letter

  • Simone explains why she can't just outright tell us the location of their main camp.
    • Damn you, Oswald! 😁
  • Doesn't [Si] in the code at the bottom remind you of the periodic table?
    • That's because it is an element. Use the periodic number as the shift.
    • Shift the letters backward by 14.
  • Once deciphered, the message reads:
    • PS - FOR THE SAKE OF OUR PLANET I HOPE YOU'VE STARTED BELIEVING IN SECOND CHANCES

Report Update

  • The "Call Me" code translates to:
    • 126.720
  • Once decoded, the symbols throughout the report read as:
    • SENTINEL
    • RIVER
    • CIRCLING THE PERIMETER
    • CORRUPTED LAND
    • ONE SECTOR AN HOUR
    • TWELVE HOURS
    • CORRUPTED LAND
    • THE CLOSER WE GET TO THE TOWER
    • SENTINELS
    • CORRUPTED LAND
    • INSTANT DEATH
    • SENTINELS
    • TWO ENTIRE SECTORS DIRECTLY AHEAD OF ITSELF
    • FOREST
    • DIAGONALLY
    • SENTINEL'S
    • FOREST
    • SENTINELS
    • HUNTERS
    • RIVER
    • RIVERS
    • HALF THE TIME
    • MADELINE TAKES TWICE AS LONG TO MOVE THROUGH A SECTOR
    • DIAGONALLY
    • ANY DIRECTION
    • FORESTED SECTOR
    • AN HOUR

Small Map Detail

  • This will be used on the terrain map.

Survival Journal

  • Throughout the journal, Jeremy writes in code.
  • I wonder why his U's are different than Jordan's.
  • Once deciphered, the message reads:
    • [Wood Sorrel] FOUND IN FOXTROT FIVE
    • [Dandelion] FOUND IN KILO THREE
    • [Robin] SIGHTINGS IN HOTEL SEVEN AND ECHO TEN
    • [Poison Ivy] ECHO THIRTEEN
    • [Large Scorpion] WENT TOO FAR SOUTHWEST TOWARD THE TOWER
    • [Drawing] SAW THIS NEAR A NEW TRAIL / SOMEONE IS IN THE WOODS WITH US
    • [Bear] HUNTER
    • [Sentinel] THESE SYMBOLS CAN'T BE AN ACCIDENT SOMEONE OR SOMETHING IS MAKING THEM AND I'M GOING TO FIND OUT WHAT THEY SAY MAYBE IT'S ALIENS MARKING THEIR TERRITORY
    • [Describing location of Simone's camp] SMALL TOWN / RIVER RUNNING THROUGH IT / SOUTHEAST / MOUNTAIN
  • Based on Jeremy's description of the location, we can tell that the base is located at:
    • G-22

Team Log

  • The front side is a supply log from a nearby safe house.
  • To decipher the codes in the "Comments" section, you will use the diagram on the back.
    • The number of dots tells you which letter in the box it is.
    • For the first letter, find the box that matches that shape. One dot means it is the first letter of the alphabet in that box, which is A.
  • Once decoded, the list reads as:
    • Sal ~ bandaids, hydrogen peroxide ~candy bars (5)
    • Mad ~ candy bar (1) ~ 2 pitons, 50 ft rope ~all those cuts
    • S ~ water bottles (5) ~ a smashed pharmacy window
    • M ~ water bottles (2) ~ bottle of wine (1)
    • S ~ bottle of wine half ~ water bottles (12)
    • M ~ bottle of wine (1/2)
    • S ~ 1 flower (miniature hollyhock) ~ in the same place / solo missions
    • J ~ 4 candy bars ~ a really sick rock I found
  • On the backside is some kind of sudoku-type grid with numbers in the boxes.
  • This is a variation of a pigpen cipher.
  • Translate the numbers into letters.
    • I.e., 1 = A, 2 = B, etc.

Town Map

  • This will be used to guide Madeline and crew to safety.