## Codex & Pencil Clues

## To solve you will need these elements

Clue 1

# If you have scissors why not cut out the codex wheel so you can move the inner wheel?

Before you proceed, ensure you've tackled the reverse puzzle.

Clue 2

# Around the outside of the codex wheel is a number sequence could this relate to the decoding using a shift cipher?

Answer

If you apply a sequence of shifts: 3, 6, 9, 3, 6, 9, and repeat this will unveil the answer you seek, which is none other than our prime suspect, Victor Sterling.

Here's a bit more detail to help you decode it:

Shift Cipher Explanation: Each letter in the codex needs to be shifted according to the pattern. For example, starting with 'S', shifting it by 3 gives you 'V'. Continue this for each subsequent letter with the next number in the pattern (6, then 9, and so on). Using the Codex Wheel:

The codex wheel can help visualize these shifts. Move the wheel 3 clicks, then 6 clicks, then 9 clicks, etc., to find the corresponding letter.

For example:

S with a shift of 3 becomes V.

C with a shift of 6 becomes I.

T with a shift of 9 becomes C.

Keep applying this pattern to decode the entire message.