Dear God It Looks Like There Is Another Trials Riddle...

It was just a matter of time. After the epic, magnificence of the original riddle in Trials HD, it was almost inevitable that those crazy eggheads at Redlynx would put together something similarly incredible for Trials Evolution. The folks over at the Redlynx forums have been working on putting together the pieces of this puzzle, and they have found something spectacular.

This may be the greatest, most complicated easter egg of all time.

It all began when players started finding random letters, scattered throughout the game on signposts. Some very clever folks started putting these letters all together. Eventually they put together a cipher. But it looked like a series of random letters!

MurdocLoch, a regular over at the Redlynx forums, set about breaking the code. This is the insane part.

MurdocLoch had been reading up on Vigenère ciphers — about codes where, if one word is guessed, it's possible to crack and translate chunks of coded messages. He decided to take a guess at what one of the words might be, and voila!

I'll let MurdocLoch explain it in his own words, because this is super confusing.

I was pretty sure that the last word "LZHHG" was actually "RIGHT" so by plugging "LZHHG" in to the decrypt box and using the key "RIGHT" i got "URBAN" Which seemed like it was unscrambled so I tried to guess the word before which was "OMXM" so now in the decrypt box I have "OMXM, LZHHG" Since i know how ingame passwords work and many of them have an up down left right rhythm to them I guess that this four letter word is left but really if i guessed down wrong left would have been my next guess - so using the key "leftright" the code is decrypted into "DIST, URBAN" or disturban - at this point i know i'm on the right path - I keep working backwards in this fassion untill i have revealed the entire code portion of the cipher "CH, FOOR, HD, PSYU, UC, LQWY, OMXM, LZHHG" using the key "updownupdownupdownleftright" is then decrypted as "IS, CASE, NO, MECH, AN, ICAL, DIST, URBAN" or "is case no mechanical disturban" and i assume that the last word is disurbance so i google in quotes "is case no mechanical disturbance" and the forth hit down in the preview text i see in bold the words in perfect succession - It's a wikipedia page for the Bohr–Einstein debates.

Then things escalated...

Next I simply selected the entire sentence that that portion of the key was found in "Naturally, in this case no mechanical disturbance of the system under examination can take place in the crucial stage of the process of measurement." and removed the spaces and punctuation so i was left with this

"naturallyinthiscasenomechanicaldisturbanceofthesystemunderexaminationcantakeplaceinthecrucialstageoftheprocessofmeasurement"

So I plugged that into the Key and the text from the signs into the encrypted message box clicked decrypt and voila - the cipher was broken!

Long story short — after an incredible amount of code-breaking and wizardry, MurdocLoch had translated the following...

VN-ZUDE XFQQPMV NJQM LLR UMQG VPGQQND QILNLV DAYNW KNMOWUMJIMAH. FWEIX XNP XNSL BVR HIELT MLTNKRSQAM. SICG ZTWM EZX RUGY FGK WIFD QR LZS SQBT JITO. BYFAGHX LZGSE QBVVR- CH, FOOR, HD, PSYU, UC, LQWY, OMXM, LZHHG

Into this...

IN-GAME MUSIC TO 0 FROM THE GAME OPTIONS NATURE CALLS WITH SCORPION. START AND PASS THE FIRST CHECKPOINT. LEAP FROM THE ROCK AND STOP ON THE NEXT ROCK. PUSH THE RIGHT STICK- UP, DOWN, UP, DOWN, UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT

Clearly this was some sort of cheat code. 'Nature Calls' is a track in the new Riders of Doom DLC. Scorpion is one of the motorcycles in the game. The rest? Pretty clear instructions.

Below is a video of someone following those instructions.

Incredible.

Apparently this clue, which takes the form of a properly recorded song with bizarre lyrics, provides instructions to help solve an even larger Trials riddle within Trials Evolution. Down the rabbit hole we go...

Antti Ilvessuo, Creative Director at Redlynx, and the creator of the original Trials riddle is, of course watching this unfold, I imagine, like a Bond Villain, from a secret lair somewhere in Finland. He even took the time to comment on this breakthrough.

"That was fast," he said. "But is it over? No ;)"

If you're interested in helping out with the riddle, or just want to read more about it, head to the Redlynx forums.

Big thanks to FatShady for helping me understand this!


Comments

    If you are interested.. it gets MUCH more complicated...

    If you listed to the words, she says look at the brighter notes, it makes a line, decode it.. well after hearing what sounded like morse code on the train this morning, I suggested this and BOOM.. morse code

    http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=223129#p223129

    This has lead us to a secret website and now a secret pattern.... check that link, this is happening as we speak. Most of this was found within the last few hours. :)

      What about the lanterns passing in the foreground? More code? Seems to be two layers from what I briefly saw.

      Looks a bit like a magic eye (those hidden 3D images) but after many attempts nothing shows up :P

      Nice one FatShady, I think that black + white pixelated image is still morse code, just in black and white form.

    while I would never pour my energy into such an exercise (I probably wouldn't get very far even if I tried) - I can't help but feel super happy that these puzzles exist and that there are people who solve them.

    Thank you Redlynx and thank you people of the internet.

    Last edited 07/02/13 12:45 pm

    Well done to all those involved, what an amazing easter egg, I really enjoyed watching a video explaining the process and clues in the first trials, can't wait to see where this takes you guys, really looking forward to the conclusion!

    That new image you guys found is weird, going to have a play around with it in photoshop now =3 to me, it looks like theres letters in there

    Last edited 07/02/13 1:32 pm

      are you the one posting in the forum also.. great work if thats you.

    Am I the only one starting to suspect that Redlynx are secretly running the world and trying to give hints to recruit new evil overlords?

    Last edited 07/02/13 2:12 pm

    Looks like another busy year for FatShady. Can't wait to see how this one turns out.
    That song was surprisingly great for what really amounts to someone singing "hey you, solve the puzzles". Like, "I want more" great.

      thats why i put it on my phone. It was cool.. had no idea that it would help me to hear the next part of the clues. ... latest update, 1st BC Roman poetry is what it has lead us to. Fun times.

    Quién tiene las llaves??¿!¿?!!?!?!¿! por favor necesito saberlo por favor respondedme
    Who's got the kies?!? i need to know seriesly im dying i have to know, please answer me
    Wer hat die Tasten? Ich muss wissen, beantworten Sie mir bitte!!!!!!!

      por ahora e visto solo a una persona que a dicho públicamente que la tiene pero dice que no tiene ninguna intención de dársela a nadie
      aqui el post: http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/984419-I-made-a-post-about-the-trials-evolution-keys-and-someone-replied-this-to-me?s=fd97957f67b453b8eaff32e8b85ccb1e

      pero tengo una gran intriga por que aparece momoke nigtwalker de fondo es algo que me deja con una duda como si algo hubiera dentro de la película creo que es algo que también deberían examinar

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