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MUHAHAHA!  IT'S NEVER THAT EASY!

Enter a secret password to gain access to the Mad Trist guest book protected by the Knights of Usher!  This 9 letter word was used in one of Poe's works.  Each character is substituted by another one based on Poe's Gold Bug code.  Some letters are repeated.

Mad Trist the Knight Protecting the Guest Book  

    )  5  ;  ?  (   *   6   *  

 

Compressed text version without spaces:

                     )5;?(*6*8

 

Enter the 9 letter secret word in the above box. [no uppercase and no numbers] DO NOT ADD A SECOND BLANK LINE .  Press "Clear" to empty field for typing.


Gold Bug Clues   CLUES:

The original code from "The Gold Bug"

53305))6*;4826)4.)4);806*;488
60))85;1(;:*883(88)5*;46(;88*96
*?;8)*(;485);5*2:*(;4956*2(5*4)8
8*;4069285);)68)4;1(9;48081;8:8
1;4885;4)485528806*81(9;48;(88;4
(?34;48)4;161;:188;?;

The decoded message is:

A good glass in the bishop's hostel in the devil's seat
forty-one degrees and thirteen minutes northeast and by north
main branch seventh limb east side shoot from the left eye of the death's-head
a bee line from the tree through the shot fifty feet out