This post will look at next steps in the badge puzzle.
If you followed along with part 4 you should have solved the puzzle in the book.
Good day operator, you and your fellow team members have been activated for a mission of utmost importance. Previous years' attempts to activate deep cover operators like yourself via methods such as audio encoded SlowScan on cassette tapes have yielded extremely talented but highly chaotic assets so we're trying a new approach. We are currently operating under EMCON ZULU, standard civilian grade encryption is adequate unless advised otherwise. Further instructions will be made available once contact with your handler has been established by sending your agent number by SMS to this number +Six Four Two Seven One Zero Zero Zero Seven Seven Two Two. Your handler's call-sign is D.Roc The word of the week is "Bluejay" The colour of the day is "Puce". The other thing is "Taihape". Friendly assets are operating under cover on the ground in your mission area. Their Sign is a KiwiCon Volunteer Lanyard openly worn around their neck, your CounterSign is any valid KiwiCon Lanyard openly worn around your neck. Should you need additional intelligence, make contact as/when you deem appropriate. Final identity verification shall be via your issued KiwiCon passes once you have made contact with sufficient elements from your team. Rules of engagement: Operators are not to engage or otherwise open contact with any non-participatory agents in the field, this operation is to be considered black unless advised otherwise. To reduce the risk of political blowback in the event of a mission failure, all local laws must be adhered to throughout your mission. If you are in doubt, contact your handler or a friendly asset with sufficient clearance to advise you. Do not engage hostile operators in the field, you may evade or outwit as you deem appropriate for the situation. Disruption of enemy activity via information warfare is encouraged, provided it is performed within these rules of engagement. A briefing pack covering these rules in further detail has been prepared by expert local intelligence officers, read and absorb: https://www.kiwicon.org/faq/code-of-conduct/ A breach any of the RoE will result in your being immediately stood down from active duties pending a disciplinary hearing. Good luck operator, we're all counting on you. If you and your team are successful in your mission you can expect great recognition and rewards in your future. End of Message D.Roc
If you then send a txt message to +642710007722 you will be asked for your operator ID.
NOTE: The phone number is no-longer active.
Please txt your operator ID. ID is six digit number starting with 9, found on your badge.
When you txt back your six digit code you are given a bit.ly link to one of two PDF's
Welcome handle. You need to watch a briefing video. http://bit.ly/1LTYTWL
Welcome handle. You need to watch a briefing video. http://bit.ly/1SE06qK
The PDF's give a block of hex and talk about a onetime pad.