Welcome brothers and sisters to the sixth meeting of the Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel!
This week’s order of business: How to decode a secret message without a cipher!
Things have been going amazingly well for The Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel, but if there’s one thing I’ve noticed – it’s that some of my viewers are getting hung up on decoding the many messages I share with the members.
So rather than just give out the answers or unlock previous challenges, I’ve decided to tackle teaching everyone how to crack the types of codes most frequently used in Gravity Falls so that everyone – regardless of age or ability – can have an equal chance to crack the codes themselves and earn each weeks reward!
The types of code you’ll most frequently find in my videos and on Gravity Falls, are Monoalphabetic Substitution codes. That means that all 26 letters of the alphabet are represented by a different symbol. That symbol can be another letter, or a number, or a sound, or any number of arcane or occult imagery. This code can easily be cracked through the use of a cipher – a tool used to decode encoded messages – and many of these can be found online.
But once you know the steps of how to decode a message that uses monoalphabetic substitution, you won’t need a cipher to be able to discern what an encoded message says!
Zdwfk wrgdb’v phhwlqj wr ohduq krz wr ghfrgh d phvvdjh zlwkrxw d flskhu!
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