Template:ARG Navigation The blog post [LAB1-T43] Emergency Monitor Broadcast was posted by LL-TERMINAL43 on January 26, 2014 at 05:05 PM Toontown Time. This blog post was another of the partially encrypted posts that introduced the second blueprint.
While Doctor Surlee is absent, Flippy and Sir Max enter his lab. Sir Max says they shouldn't be there, but Flippy explains that he's a good friend of Doctor Surlee. For that, Flippy says that Surlee knows how laff works and Surlee wouldn't mind him learning how to increase his laff.
According to Flippy, the president of the Toon Council is supposed to be the silliest Toon around. Slappy having a total of 42 laff points, which is four more laff points than Flippy, allowed him to believe that Slappy's silliness is hurting his campaign in the Toon Council Presidential Elections.
In Filing Cabinet E, Flippy finds Doctor Surlee's blueprint about the Laff Meter. Flippy decides to scan the blueprint and figure out its Silly Cipher later.
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The process of decrypting this post was not found through any means of induction by clues. Players took the text and ran it through several ciphers before they were able to recognize the appropriate decryption method.
The Atbash Cipher (AKA, Reverse 26) was the key cipher used to decode this text. Specifically, to decrypt the post, every "z" would change to "a", every "y" would change to "b", every "x" would change to "c", and so on.
When the blog post was decrypted, it left a link to an image. This image was a blueprint which looked to be about the Laff Meter. 
The Laff Meter Encrypted Plain Text:
AUWX WYLPJHRZFM RHPU: LDONWKD CTESI LNI
LLRAE GTWVO OS MSFY AUIIRCASVI.
TIPPTLXVCOZL TRCTNVPVD FTNRU TN Y(HS)ED ASW
XYCOZZLFFT YAI RTR, XHV(K) ZF QBXVCAQ "ZSFO SJGWV ZF
WAKY MEOIHTXFC: CMTREPLX TRU OIXIPRJS
QTJW TN YAI WFNSR FFYE TY XYP TTHR
PMJKKVYCD LLITNPTTFCTJK: PRQFYXV ZD
NJVIJDAWR XF EHJ EMWP OK T XFZN.
QTGB ZF QTJW = TMRXHZLTJ XVRDISZ.
WYCISDW KZOS TRU EEQXTFCTX MS
EPAWXWK ALFRKIZUSW YGZN WXETSISZ
0 YJLBQX PRQF.
WAKYMER MTNXY: LBXHVSD LFYJKPR
NG XYP ANK SW ALFRKIZUSWW
YOYX XF DEQY: XIFE STXLCE TY PRQF NL XFZ SNEPP EO GX WGPCNYMTLLQR
HVQISXH -- LYKSHAE MY YHSED. LTHO ZYTT AEIYEXLMER PTMIEEIFE.
The Laff Meter Decrypted Plain Text:
PURE SHAPEONIUM MOLD: ADJUSTS COLOR AND
SHAPE BASED ON TOON APPEARANCE.
PREPOSTEROUS PARTICLES FOUND IN TOONS AND
THROUGHOUT THE AIR, SORT OF LITERAL "GOOD SENSE OF
LAFF INDICATOR: CHANNELS AND DISPLAYS
LAFF IN THE FUNNY BONE OF THE TOON
EMERGENCY SHRINKAPORTER: LAFFTER IS
NECESSARY TO THE LIFE OF A TOON.
LACK OF LAFF = IMMEDIATE ERASING.
SHRINKS TOON AND TELEPORTS TO
NEAREST PLAYGROUND UPON REACHING
0 USABLE LAFF.
LAFFING MOUTH: ABSORBS LAFFTER
IN THE AIR OF PLAYGROUNDS
NOTE TO SELF: TRUE NATURE OF LAFF IS TOO SILLY TO BE SPECIFICALLY
DEFINED -- UNKNOWN BY TOONS. LOOK INTO HARNESSING POTENTIAL.
()YSHED had to be changed to YHSED. This turned TZDNS into TOONS.
()XHVF had to be changed to XHVK. This turned SORO into SORT.
These changes could possibly be the key to another puzzle later on.
This blueprint was encrypted with a Vigenère cipher, using the keyword "Lafter" (not case-sensitive). The idea behind this cipher is complicated, but online tools were used to make the decryption simpler. Tools such as the Vigenère square could be used for quick encryption and decryption.
Notes and Thoughts
- The :lockmgr:(alert) mentions the cabinets in the following order: DDACEE
- It is currently unknown what "XTWYLJVRA-UPUAAKOSA-AJHFGTFST-GYTOHTJWB-LEXEOCJYZ-RZBWIFSYT" means (from ttr://assets/XTWYLJVRA-UPUAAKOSA-AJHFGTFST-GYTOHTJWB-LEXEOCJYZ-RZBWIFSYT.jpg). All 6 segments have 9 letters.
- It looked like Doctor Surlee was using the Camera Bots as security cameras before Alec Tinn used them in the Toon Council Presidential Elections.
- The blueprints were in Filing Cabinet E.
- The :lockmgr:(alert) calls the blueprint of the Laff Meter "Print 2".
- The percentages shown are 27%, 43%, 64%, 89%, 97%, and 100%.
- Sir Max does not want Flippy to scan the blueprint.
- Flippy and Sir Max were locked in the lab for a few hours before Doctor Surlee came and let them out. The next day, Sir Max made the SIR MAX MAZE OF FURNITURE(!) and trapped all the Toon Troopers in it for hours.
- It looks like "docsrch" (doc search) monitors the lab when "me" (that could either mean Doctor Surlee or just any Doctor) isn't in the building. When the blueprint was taken and Surlee wasn't there, docsrch initialized the Emergency Monitor Broadcast and locked the door.
- It looks like "reqparser" is short for "request parser", "cryptlkr" is short for "cryptic talker", "lockmgr" is short for "lock manager", and "EOF" means "End Of File".
- "xfer" is short for "transfer", therefore "xferbse" must be short for "transfer base".
- Some of the encrypted text in the Laff Meter blueprint had to be changed for the decryption to work. It is unknown if this is a typo, or part of yet another puzzle.
- YSHED had to be changed to YHSED. This turned TZDNS into TOONS.
- XHVF had to be changed to XHVK. This turned SORO into SORT.
- Both of these changes take place in the same section. When translated, this section reads LAFF: PREPOSTEROUS PARTICLES FOUND IN T(OO)NS AND THROUGHOUT THE AIR, SOR(T) OF LITERAL "GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR."
- ↑ Wiki News Blog (2014) 1.20, Official News item 88, MCF News, Wayback Machine News
- ↑ Decryption Website (Atbash Cipher/Reverse 26), MCF Decryption by Lisosaurus (formery known as ~Bad Luck~) , YouTube Decryption Video
- ↑ Wiki Encrypted Blueprint , Official Encrypted Blueprint , Wiki Decrypted Blueprint
- ↑ Vigenère cipher (Wikipedia)
- ↑ Statement of solution from MMO Central Forums
- ↑ Tabula recta (Wikipedia)
- ↑ Daily Alpha Update: No Escape News Post 1.21 - Release Notes 1.17, Official News, MCF News January 27, 2014