There are 7 posters with cipher text. 4 labeled with numbers that when converted from dec to ascii are labeled J, A, C, and K, and three with key holes.
– 74 “J” (Social Engineering Village):
(can be decoded with atbash) =>
– 65 “A” (Wireless Hacking village):
– 67 “C” (Lockpick Village):
– 75 “K” (Hardware Hacking Village):
With the posters in order (“JACK”), we get:
EVEN IF YOU WANT TO BELIEVE
ONE OF THE JACKS DOESNT BELONG
DONT OUT FOX THEM JUST SCULLY ALONG
IF YOU ASK THEY MIGHT LOAN YOU A KEY
THEY TOO ARE LOOKING FOR LEE
AND NOT ANAGRAMICALLY SPEAKING
This clue refers to the X-Files and specifically to the 4 jacks, of which one of them is Guy Fawlkes and the other three are The Lone Gunmen from The X-Files. These characters were always searching for another character who’s real name is Lois Runtz, but goes by a pseudonym that is an anagram for Lee Harvey Oswald.
The keyword is LoisRuntz
– (Key icon) (Track 3):
– (Key icon) (?)
– (Key icon) (?)
SEARCHING FOR ANOTHER CLUE THE KING OF KEY HOLES MAY HELP REFLECT ON WHAT YEAR THIE DEFCON IS YOULL FIND THE ZONE BSIDE YOU BASS YOUR KEYWORD NOT ON A QUIET STOP BUT THERE ALONE WITH IN AND WITH OUT SPACE OF COURSE
This is a reference to the B-side of the Rush albumn 2112 ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2112_%28album%29 ) and a song based on two episodes of The Twilight Zone. The answer is: “Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up” which leads to https://www.defcon.org/1o57/dc21/WillTheRealMartianPleaseStandUp/
This poster was by the 1057 room. It had a block of symbols in the Chain of Death cipher. When decoded using the method here:
and leads to:
Also an X-Files reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syzygy_%28The_X-Files%29
Thats it for Part 2. Part 3 is the floor puzzles!