Significant progress has been made in processing the corrupted trinary data vaults retrieved from Drifter fleets in recent weeks.
However, we’ve now hit what appears to be, of all things, a riddle. In the hope that many minds will make light work, and acknowledging the continual desire among others to see our key, we’re providing a Galnet link to today’s vault, the key compiled over weeks of work by ARC employees, associates, and contractors, and some of our initial thoughts.
Today’s vault transliterates simply as ‘answers,’ ‘clues,’ ‘three.’
The text that follows is a random splash, instead of the file pointers we’re accustomed to finding. Current impression is that this is either a simple insertion key intended to be used with other vaults, a character rotation intended to be used with footage tagged 3, or something of that sort. It’s a simple pointer for footage we’ve not retrieved from other trinary data vaults, one way or another, but somehow it’s escaping us.
Attached are all existing files.
V.938 key set
47694 - location unknown
Edit; a small update. A bounty of 1.5b ISK for information leading to the cracking of this vault. It’s not a tremendous sum, but hopefully it’ll grease the wheels.
Edit of edit; a 150m ISK bounty was paid out to Nost Esan for information leading to the retrieval of the latest class of vault.
Edit of edit of edit; with so many involved, it’s impossible to properly credit all parties for their work so far, not least of which when it’s often happening in the pressure cooker of corporate comms under a time constraint. I’d like to extend personal thanks to many contributors, but notable among them are Aradina Varren for her tireless surveillance and decryption work, Jaret Victorian for his production work for the ARCHIVES, Nomistrav for his logistics and decryption work, Trii Seo for her work on T-DART and early decryption efforts, Uriel Paradisi Anteovnuecci for his production work on both composite videos and our reference charts, to name a few. There are dozens more who’ve also helped immeasurably in the weeks we’ve been pursuing this path, and I apologize for those exemplars I’ve missed in this brief honor roll.