Stumbled upon Cicada in January, during exam studies for Linear Algebra, so I could then not put some real effort or/and time exploring it.

Hera are though some first pictures and links of the online adventure.

The logotype

Cicada Everyhere


First message

If you open this jpg-file in a text-editor (such as Norepad++ for Windows) you will get surprised by the content of the last line.


Cicada 3301, first message 2012

Current Quest

Here is the story about current ( of year 2014) quest:

A magic square used:

Magic square

Magic square

Interpreted via the Vingenere square



was a book schiffer decoded on January 31 – 2014

eschers eye

eschers eye

It yielded this onion:


the last piece in the quest, so far …



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