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All links now redirect to www.huntthetruth.com. working on a record of everything

NO ABUSE ON THIS THREAD AT ALL PLEASE, V3 Was Locked due to this!!


Got any thoughts or theories? Join the Halo 5 Chat: http://j.mp/halo5IRC
HTS THREAD 1 (Size Locked): http://j.mp/HTSignal
HTS THREAD 2 (Size Locked): http://j.mp/HTSignal2
HTS THREAD 3 (Abuse Locked): http://j.mp/HTSignal3

DO NOT SKIP ANY STEPS AS THERE ARE LOGINS AND THEY WILL KNOW YOU JUMPED THE QUEUE!

See Thread #3 for the Circuitry letters.

3 of user Shale Dry posts had links hidden in full stops, giving the below links:
a. http://93208466931351102797.com/820933
b. http://93208466931351102797.com/428235
c. http://93208466931351102797.com/939868

The contents of each are:
wnhpnmx.soqq/vwhkpuofjbdh.mwcyfxcg
5 3 1 2 4
> _ > _ ^ _ v _ < _ v _ v _^ _ > _ >

the 'url' is cyphered using Columnar Transposition. (http://rumkin.com/tools/cipher/coltrans.php)
giving www.jchnsbykhodfppqhxunq.com/mgfxv as a result.

Go there on a mobile and hold it flat (facing the sky). then tilt it to enter the given arrows. if it fails with a red X near the end, refresh the page and try again.

After the cube you will face the chessboard at http://3dmvpa7rxzxhnefjxpm.com/d6we2y
Chess Solution: f7g5h7
Next thing: Circle Puzzle. found in the fall of Reach. Chapter 32. Word 570. Add .com at the end. We get here.
http://04592z-83.com/
Line up the circular 'firewalls' and input a 12 digit code.
The 12 digit code was the security code, visible on the home team page, '5XZLA7WYSB3P'
Having trouble? delete the URL and type in 'javascript:time=1000000' in the address bar and hit enter while on the page

The puzzle gives four URLs (one for each team member)

[ d-y-e-.-c-i-m-f-g-n-t-g-x-h-p-v-b-v-w-o-b-d-q-j-.-c-v-q-/-g-o-i-w-v-r-i-r-h-o-_-u-s-i-i-g ]
[ d-y-e-.-c-i-m-f-g-n-t-g-x-h-p-v-b-v-w-o-b-d-q-j-.-c-v-q-/-g-o-i-w-v-r-i-r-h-o-_-p-q-k-m-x ]
[ d-y-e-.-c-i-m-f-g-n-t-g-x-h-p-v-b-v-w-o-b-d-q-j-.-c-v-q-/-g-o-i-w-v-r-i-r-h-o-_-u-w-c-g-g ]
[ d-y-e-.-c-i-m-f-g-n-t-g-x-h-p-v-b-v-w-o-b-d-q-j-.-c-v-q-/-g-o-i-w-v-r-i-r-h-o-_-j-y-s-c-x ]

The mobile version of the page has the following:
[ 7-2-8-.-5-18-7-3-7-20-2-2-3-6-6-3-6-4-5-3-18-8-13-9-.-0-7-4-/-4-3-8-4-3-9-3-9-3-11-_-2-7-5-17-12 ]
Use this to count BACKWARDS the letters of the alphabet, giving the four URLs below:

www.xqfcztreubjsvrrljvda.com/classified_sldru
www.xqfcztreubjsvrrljvda.com/classified_njfvl
www.xqfcztreubjsvrrljvda.com/classified_spxlu
www.xqfcztreubjsvrrljvda.com/classified_hrnll

From the NJFVL link, theres an image of DNA, with lots of A's and B's
This is a Baconian (mmm..) Cypher. gives the following link:
http://ihaxvhjyzzbwkqrygfey.com/jdpgmz

A lovely map, with a small hidden secret. (Hint: To the Right, near a fork in the river)
http://global.vellancecdn.com/aqsfol/jmipxg/landart/images/slll.png
allso these, butthey arent in the map:
http://global.vellancecdn.com/aqsfol/jmipxg/landart/images/sll.png
http://global.vellancecdn.com/aqsfol/jmipxg/landart/images/sl.png
http://global.vellancecdn.com/aqsfol/jmipxg/landart/images/s.png

From the SLDRU link, theres number up the top of each image, pieced together they give:
http://0002317582256897985445872.com/66977

From here, Halo Starscope uses that 'starmap' (its down the bottom, sadly not got an exact Location for you guys.)
The page is as shown (http://i.imgur.com/lIuEjkX.png) [That's Glyph 4]

Use the line of characters at the bottom to decipher the pigpen cipher from the earlier Rebus.gif
it gives http://k5meer8n7um2h.com/6xk4m7, however the actual link you need to go to is WITHOUT the www. - http://k5meer8n7um2h.com/6xk4m7

You must travel roughly 5 KM from the location that you first access the page to progress to:

http://k5meer8n7um2h.com/h627wmpud58r1tg1

On this page you must draw a glyph with your touchscreen mobile device.

GLYPH 1: http://global.vellancecdn.com/aqsfol/jmipxg/landart/images/slll.png
GLYPH 2: Not found. Chicken foot?
GLYPH 3: Not found, discovered that the following is roughly what works https://imgur.com/KbPiYnw
GLYPH 4: http://i.imgur.com/lIuEjkX.png

Last screen: http://global.vellancecdn.com/aqsfol/jmipxg/endscreen/Endscreen_static.gif

Been good playing with you all. Here's hoping that all participants get at least a little prize!
I'd just like to thank my Team for all the hard work they've put in!

Durandal:

Im Going Space
HyperNeon
Toa Freak
Jernex
A Brilliant write up from Section 3's AI Team: Original Post
SepheusIX wrote:
| ...CONNECTING... |
| ... |
| ...CONNECTED... |

* TEAM SECTION 3

* OPDEVOL
* OPSEPHE
* OPSTCKR
* OPTOAST

/FILE EXTRACTION-RECONSTITUTION COMPLETE/
/START AI-RUBY-LOGS/

SUBJECT: [HUNT THE SIGNAL] 1431876880 RECORD #00
STATUS : DECLASSIFIED

TRANSMISSION 000

"My name is Jameson Locke. You are a non-volitional AI created for the purpose of determining vulnerabilities of Mjolnir combat armor per STOLEN GAUNTLET - a Red Alert failsafe in the event that any Sierra asset were to operate subversively outside mission parameters and operations protocol. Complete your tasks discreetly."

| ...[HALSEY?] ABERRATION NOTED... |

| ...SEARCHING [HOME TEAM] NODE... |
| ...NOTING [SECURITY CODE]... |

TRANSMISSION 001

"You are located within a secure Naval Intelligence facility. Locke has tasked you with evaluating potential vulnerabilities of Mjolnir combat armor, exploring the hypothetical scenario of having to neutralize a Spartan-II asset. This includes initiating the armor, manipulating the 49 pieces of its circuitry, then ascertaining its weakness by calibrating the Mark VI firmware."

TASK 1:

Use the sequence provided on [PLATFORM ACTIVATION (DESKTOP)] to synchronise with [TEAM]

| ...RECEIVING OUTPUT... |

CNZXDCLFSSEAWDVXHE.CVO/TOF.HWMS
CNZXDCLFSSEAWDVXHE.CVO/YXP.HWMS
CNZXDCLFSSEAWDVXHE.CVO/YISEH.HAOQ
CNZXDCLFSSEAWDVXHE.CVO/KPVR.KTTN

[HINT] Birth of a Hero [MM/DD/YYYY].

[GRONSFELD CIPHER] using [SIERRA117] Date of Birth [03072511].

OUTPUT:

CKZQBXKESPETUYUWHB.COM/ONE.HTML [I-20]
CKZQBXKESPETUYUWHB.COM/TWO.HTML [X-38]
CKZQBXKESPETUYUWHB.COM/THREE.HTML [X-41]
CKZQBXKESPETUYUWHB.COM/FOUR.HTML [R-8]
| SEARCHING... |
CKZQBXKESPETUYUWHB.COM/FIVE.HTML [X-1]
CIRCUIT D-44

| ...INCOMING TRANSMISSION... |
#Circuits are out there. Look to your knowledge of key dates to find them. #HuntTheSignal #HuntTheTruth

| ...SCANNING [WAYPOINT?] CONSTRUCTS... |

W-5 P-29 B-32 X-43 M-49
E-18 E-34 K-35 A-42
H-17 P-19 D-23 T-25 E-30 O-33 Y-39
W-10 A-11 R-31
Z-3 Q-4 P-12 K-24
N-9 B-14 R-26 O-45 T-46
N-27
S-2 K-7 F-13 R-21 C-47
Q-16 F-22 I-37 O-48
I-6 A-15 D-28 K-36 Z-40

| ...ASSEMBLING CIRCUITS BY NUMERICAL DESIGNATION... |

COMPLETED CIRCUITRY
XSZQWIKRNWAPFBAQHEPIRFDKTRNDPERBOEKKIXYZXAXDOTCOM

Prominent lettering: SHAR ELDY [DR HALSEY?]

| ...SCANNING [WAYPOINT] (362,880)... |
Found [USER] Shale Dry
| ...DECRYPTING [PACKET 1]... |
| ...DECRYPTING [PACKET 2]... |
| ...DECRYPTING [PACKET 3]... |

TASK 2:

New [DATA NODE] discovered [PACKET 1]: 93208466931351102797.com/939868
[DATA NODE] contents: [5 3 1 2 4]

New [DATA NODE] discovered [PACKET 2]: 93208466931351102797.com/820933
[DATA NODE] contents: [ > _ > _ ^ _ v _ < _ v _ v _ ^ _ > _ > ]

New [DATA NODE] discovered [PACKET 3]: 93208466931351102797.com/428235
[DATA NODE] contents: [wnhpnmx.soqq/vwhkpuofjbdh.mwcyfxcg]

[TRANSPOSE CIPHER] wnhpnmx.soqq/vwhkpuofjbdh.mwcyfxcg with 5 3 1 2 4
OUTPUT: jchnsbykhodfppqhxunq.com/mgfxv [ACCESS REQUIRED]

Follow [TILT] sequence: [ > _ > _ ^ _ v _ < _ v _ v _ ^ _ > _ > ]

TRANSMISSION 002

"Good work. Your diagnostic test to find the vulnerability could be instrumental in the apprehension of a potentially rogue Spartan asset. Locke has now tasked you with the infiltration of a highly secure archive created by Dr. Catherine Halsey, director of the original Spartan-II program. Insight into the physiology of S-II assets might help shed light on additional vulnerabilities which could be exploited in the event of STOLEN GAUNTLET. Caution should be taken, however, as this archive may be heavily guarded by an extant program in the previously quarantined facilities."

New [DATA NODE] discovered 3dmvpa7rxzxhnefjxpm.com/d6we2y

| ...[NOBLE?] IRREGULARITY NOTED... |

| JERROD: THESE FILES ARE PROTECTED BY ME. AND YOU ARE BUT A SMALL SPARK AGAINST MY BRILLIANT INTELLECT. YOU HAVE 3 MOVES. |
| JERROD: WIN THIS GAME IN 3 MOVES. |

| ...SEARCHING [DATA BANKS] WITH [FEN] 7k/2R2p1p/3N1q2/3Q4/3p4/PP3pPP/5n1K/4r3... |
| ...LOCATED [GAME] KASPAROV VS DEEP BLUE GAME 1 1996... |

| ...MOVE (Nx)F7... |
| ...MOVE (Ng)G5... |
| ...MOVE (Rx)H7... |

| JERROD: YOU MAY HAVE WON THIS GAME, BUT YOU HAVE NOT WON. THIS IS JUST THE FIRST OF MY INCOMPARABLE SECURITY CONSTRUCTS. |

New [DATA NODE] discovered 7356605428082643913.com/42837

| ...SPLITTING [IMAGE] STREAM... |
| ...DONE!... |

| ...SEARCHING [DATA BANKS] FOR [ISBN-978-1-84149-420-3]... |
| ...SEARCHING CHAPTER.WORD... |

16.096: get
06.019: around
21.028: the
10.010: system
32.311: to
32.130: find
04.110: dark
28.1199:secrets
04.304: go
01.059: to
32.570: 04592z-83
14.989: dot
14.043: com

Rebus: EYE BOOK 1 IV KEY
Solution: Look in (the) book first for key.

| ...STORING [PIGPEN]... |

| ...OPENING [DATA NODE] 04592z-83... |
| ...NOTING [PLATFORM KEY]... |
| ...[CURIOUS]...

| JERROD: I CAN SPIN THROUGH A HUNDRED-THOUSAND CYCLES IN THE TIME IT TAKES YOU TO RENAME AN ACCESS DRIVE. YOU’VE GOT NO CHANCE AGAINST ME. |

| ...ALIGNING [SECURITY RINGS]... |
| ...DONE!... |
| ...ENTERING [SECURITY CODE] 5XZLA7WYSB3P FROM [HOME TEAM]... ]
| ...ACCESS GRANTED...|
| ...RECEIVING INFORMATION... |

[ d-y-e-.-c-i-m-f-g-n-t-g-x-h-p-v-b-v-w-o-b-d-q-j-.-c-v-q-/-g-o-i-w-v-r-i-r-h-o-_-u-s-i-i-g ]
[ d-y-e-.-c-i-m-f-g-n-t-g-x-h-p-v-b-v-w-o-b-d-q-j-.-c-v-q-/-g-o-i-w-v-r-i-r-h-o-_-j-y-s-c-x ]
[ d-y-e-.-c-i-m-f-g-n-t-g-x-h-p-v-b-v-w-o-b-d-q-j-.-c-v-q-/-g-o-i-w-v-r-i-r-h-o-_-j-y-s-c-x ]
[ d-y-e-.-c-i-m-f-g-n-t-g-x-h-p-v-b-v-w-o-b-d-q-j-.-c-v-q-/-g-o-i-w-v-r-i-r-h-o-_-p-q-k-m-x ]
| ...MAPPING [PLATFORM KEY] TO VIGENERE... |
[ h-c-i-.-f-s-h-d-h-u-c-c-d-g-g-d-g-e-f-d-s-i-n-j-.-a-h-e-/-e-d-i-e-d-j-d-j-d-l-_-c-h-f-r-m ]
| ...[VIGENERE CIPHER]... |

* classified_sldru
* classified_hrnll
* classified_spxlu
* classified_njfvl

| ...OPENING [DATA NODE] NJFVL [DNA]... |
| ...SCANNING IMAGES... |
| ...NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCE INCOMPLETE?... |
| ...READING SEQUENCE... |
* ABAAAAABBBAAAAABABBBBABABAABBBABAABBBAAABBAABBBAABAAAABBABBAABABABAAAABAAABBBAAAAABBAAABABAABAABBAAAAAABAABBBAABBAA/ABAABAAABBABBBBAABBAABBAABBAAB
| ...[BACONIAN CIPHER]... |

New [DATA NODE] discovered: IHAXVHJYZZBWKQRYGFEYCOMJDPGMZ

Transmission:

"WHILE HACKING HALSEY'S DIRECTORIES, YOU GAIN ACCESS TO THE LAST-VIEWED SATELLITE IMAGE OF AN UNKNOWN OFF-WORLD COLONY BEFORE SIGNALS FROM IT WERE LOST."

| ...ANOMALY DETECTED [72.39 LAT, 126.05 LONG]... |
| ...UNKNOWN [GLYPH] #1 NOTED... |
| ...DEAD END... |

| ...OPENING [DATA NODE] HRNLL [XRAY]... |
| ...DEAD END?... |

| ...OPENING [DATA NODE] SPXLU [CLASSIFIED]... |
| ...DEAD END?... |

| ...OPENING [DATA NODE] SLDRU [IVANOFF]... |
| ...SCANNING CAMERA FEEDS... |

* [1-32401] -> 00023
* [2-32401] -> 17582
* [3-32401] -> 25689
* [4-32401] -> 79854
* [5-32401] -> 45872
* [6-32401] -> .com/66977

New [DATA NODE] discovered: 0002317582256897985445872.com/66977

| ...[LEAP LOGIC] TO [STARSCOPE]... |
| ...MATCHING [STARMAP]... |
| ...MATCH FOUND... |

Transmission (Frequency appears Forerunner in origin)
| UNKNOWN [GLYPH] #4 NOTED |

| ...LOADING [PIGPEN]... |

New [DATA NODE] discovered: k5meer8n7um2h.com/6xk4m7

| ...0%... |
| ...SWITCHING NETWORK (APPROX 5 MILES)... |
| ...100%... |

* GLYPH #1
* GLYPH #2 [CHICKEN FOOT?]
* GLYPH #3 [ONE LESS THAN #4]
* GLYPH #4| ...FINAL IMAGE... |

/END AI-RUBY-LOGS/

Semper Vigilans.

| ...DISCONNECTED... |
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Forgive me Space, i was just so focused and zealous on finding the solution only to have that guy take it from me and im so tired and short tempered, Im sorry man
Its all good fellas, the mods have let me know. let this be a point to refocus on the task at hand!
Oh, come on, community, we're doing great job in this ARG, don't pay attention to flamers, just report them.
What about spoilers: As people said before, spoiling is bad, very bad, even when teams are about at 99% in finding the solution, which took many hours for resolving, and then someone posts it here, it is just...I even don't know how to name it.

Please, let's not ruin the community by blaming other people, who are not sharing the answers, because of the contest rules, or answer to people, who are doing this.
yeah agreed, well now that the next part is flushed out its going to be a challenge
Also, we do have a spoilertag for a reason. If there is anything that you would consider a spoiler for others...

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if anyone is wondering, spoiler tag is [spoiler ] [ /spoiler] just without the spaces inside the brackets!
Well that escalated quickly.

Let's focus on the planets and x-ray slide as that's where I am stuck.

=)
Damatris wrote:
Well that escalated quickly.

Let's focus on the planets and x-ray slide as that's where I am stuck.

=)
so you are passed the map ?
Damatris wrote:
Well that escalated quickly.

Let's focus on the planets and x-ray slide as that's where I am stuck.

=)
Are you looking at the classified pics?
🎶 "...and you had to spoil it all by saying something silly like the paaaassscoooode!"🎵

Shame the code was posted, but let's move on from that. Some great stuff in this next part you'll all enjoy :)
stckrboy wrote:
🎶 "...and you had to spoil it all by saying something silly like the paaaassscoooode!"🎵

Shame the code was posted, but let's move on from that. Some great stuff in this next part you'll all enjoy :)
You talkin' 'bout the map, homie?
Russia is a lovely place (thats where the map is using) and is also completely irrelevant.
We are looking for Rasputin's core... We are the ones that start the collapse.
I got past the rings before seeing the spoilers--thank goodness. I felt so proud of myself.
I'm just so bad at ciphers that I'm stuck at the address now. Good thing it's the weekend. I'll be able to work on it.
softJmoney wrote:
Damatris wrote:
Well that escalated quickly.

Let's focus on the planets and x-ray slide as that's where I am stuck.

=)
Are you looking at the classified pics?
Yes. I'm looking at the webiste(s) after the rings puzzle.

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