Cyphers
Mining Company Memo

Warning This Section Does Contain Spoilers

The top of the mining company memo has the phrase "1959 Galaxie" written on it which is a type of typewriter. Using the punctuation at the beginning of each sentence and whatever number it corresponds to on the typewriter keyboard, we know the shift for that sentence. Below are the actual keys from a 1959 Galaxie keyboard:

Using the punctuation at the beginning of each cyphertext phrase, we know the shift. For the first phrase of:

"Fq pqv fkuvtkdwvg dgaqpf vjku qhhkeg

The " lets us know that we must use the key that has the " on it for the shift, which is the 2 key on the typewriter. So we will shift all letters in this sentence backwards two letters. For example, for the first letter of F we shift backwards two letters in the alphabet and get to the letter D. So F=D. For the second letter or Q we shift backwards two letters in the alphabet and come to the letter O. So Q=O. We continue this for all letters and end up with the message of:

Do not distribute beyond this office

For the next cyphertext of:

'Vw abwxxiom

We will use the ' as our key and it is on the 8 key on the typewriter so we will shift all letters in this sentence backwards 8 letters. After shifting all letters in the sentence backwards 8 letters we have the plaintext sentence of:

No stoppage

For the final message of:

- RBR tkmuzogzuty corr iutzotak

We will us the - as our key and it is on the 6 key so we will shift all letters in this sentence backwards six letters. After shifting all letters in the sentence backwards 6 letters we have the plaintext message of:

LVL negotiations will continue