Frequency

Episode 2

Inventory

Handwritten Message

This is tucked in the survival journal.

The riddle tells us how to decipher the "time" code on the reverse side.

We need to use the semaphore (flag) code.

The note is penned "an old friend".

  • Oh, dear god. Could this have been written by "Oswald Shepard"? Did he steal Jeremy's notebook?

Once deciphered, the message reads:

  • EACH ALIEN ORGAN AND TISSUE IS ETCHED WITH MARKINGS THEY ARE SYMBOLS OF POWER

Large Map Detail

This will be used on the terrain map.

Letter

Simone explains why she can't just outright tell us the location of their main camp.

  • Damn you, Oswald! 😁

Doesn't [Si] in the code at the bottom remind you of the periodic table?

  • That's because it is an element. Use the periodic number as the shift.
  • Shift the letters backward by 14.

Once deciphered, the message reads:

  • PS - FOR THE SAKE OF OUR PLANET I HOPE YOU'VE STARTED BELIEVING IN SECOND CHANCES

Report Update

The "Call Me" code translates to:

  • 126.720

Once decoded, the symbols throughout the report read as:

  • SENTINEL
  • RIVER
  • CIRCLING THE PERIMETER
  • CORRUPTED LAND
  • ONE SECTOR AN HOUR
  • TWELVE HOURS
  • CORRUPTED LAND
  • THE CLOSER WE GET TO THE TOWER
  • SENTINELS
  • CORRUPTED LAND
  • INSTANT DEATH
  • SENTINELS
  • TWO ENTIRE SECTORS DIRECTLY AHEAD OF ITSELF
  • FOREST
  • DIAGONALLY
  • SENTINEL'S
  • FOREST
  • SENTINELS
  • HUNTERS
  • RIVER
  • RIVERS
  • HALF THE TIME
  • MADELINE TAKES TWICE AS LONG TO MOVE THROUGH A SECTOR
  • DIAGONALLY
  • ANY DIRECTION
  • FORESTED SECTOR
  • AN HOUR

Small Map Detail

This will be used on the terrain map.

Survival Journal

Throughout the journal, Jeremy writes in code.

I wonder why his U's are different than Jordan's.

Once deciphered, the message reads:

  • [Wood Sorrel] FOUND IN FOXTROT FIVE
  • [Dandelion] FOUND IN KILO THREE
  • [Robin] SIGHTINGS IN HOTEL SEVEN AND ECHO TEN
  • [Poison Ivy] ECHO THIRTEEN
  • [Large Scorpion] WENT TOO FAR SOUTHWEST TOWARD THE TOWER
  • [Drawing] SAW THIS NEAR A NEW TRAIL / SOMEONE IS IN THE WOODS WITH US
  • [Bear] HUNTER
  • [Sentinel] THESE SYMBOLS CAN'T BE AN ACCIDENT SOMEONE OR SOMETHING IS MAKING THEM AND I'M GOING TO FIND OUT WHAT THEY SAY MAYBE IT'S ALIENS MARKING THEIR TERRITORY
  • [Describing location of Simone's camp] SMALL TOWN / RIVER RUNNING THROUGH IT / SOUTHEAST / MOUNTAIN

Based on Jeremy's description of the location, we can tell that the base is located at:

  • G-22

Team Log

The front side is a supply log from a nearby safe house.

To decipher the codes in the "Comments" section, you will use the diagram on the back.

  • The number of dots tells you which letter in the box it is.
  • For the first letter, find the box that matches that shape. One dot means it is the first letter of the alphabet in that box, which is A.

Once decoded, the list reads as:

  • Sal ~ bandaids, hydrogen peroxide ~candy bars (5)
  • Mad ~ candy bar (1) ~ 2 pitons, 50 ft rope ~all those cuts
  • S ~ water bottles (5) ~ a smashed pharmacy window
  • M ~ water bottles (2) ~ bottle of wine (1)
  • S ~ bottle of wine half ~ water bottles (12)
  • M ~ bottle of wine (1/2)
  • S ~ 1 flower (miniature hollyhock) ~ in the same place / solo missions
  • J ~ 4 candy bars ~ a really sick rock I found

On the backside is some kind of sudoku-type grid with numbers in the boxes.

This is a variation of a pigpen cipher.

Translate the numbers into letters.

  • I.e., 1 = A, 2 = B, etc.

Town Map

This will be used to guide Madeline and crew to safety.