On March 15th, in 44 B.C., Gaius Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of conspirators led by Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus. Marc Antony had gotten wind of the plot the night before and tried to head Caesar off, but the conspirators intercepted Caesar before he could do so.
Caesar was assassinated just outside the Theatre of Pompey, and not directly inside the Senate Chambers as many paintings and dramatic retellings would have us believe.
Over 60 men were said to have participated in the murder, and Caesar was stabbed a total of 23 times. According to the autopsy performed after the fact, just one of the stab woulds, the second to his chest, had been fatal.
Ok, so we know how when Dipper and Mabel use the blacklight on the journal, we see prompts for a Caesar, an Atbash, and an A1Z26 cipher.The Caesar Cipher given starts with X for A, Y for B, Z for C, and so on, the letters being shifted three places to the right.
So what about our code at the way at the end, on the journal page?
Now here we need a SPECIAL something to translate this baby. We will have to use a combination of THREE codes. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, you read correct. We will use a combination of three codes, all of which were directly shown to us in the episode! If you recall back to the blacklit journal page, we were shown three ciphers: a Caesar Cipher, an Atbash Cipher, and an A1Z26.
It’s time now.
It is time.
Ok first, we are gonna turn these numbers into LETTERS and we are gonna do that with an A1Z26 Cipher. It is a very simple cipher to use and can make for lots of fun! All you have to do is swap out each number for its corresponding letter in the alphabet.
So for 1, you jot down the 1st letter of the alphabet, A, and for 2 you would jot down the second letter of the alphabet, being B. For 3 you would swap in a C, and so on.
Following this, our first number 4 translates to the fourth letter of the alphabet which as I’m sure we can all agree is the letter D. The following number, 16, translates to P, 15 to O, and if you keep going we start getting some letter groups.
And if we keep going, we get even MORE funky letter groups
Gotta love that gibberish lookin crap
The most exciting thing about gibberish lookin crap is knowing that it ISNT gibberish!!
Next up we’re going to be consulting our other bae, the Caesar Cipher…
The variation of the Caesar Cipher that the journal gives us under Dipper’s blacklight is +3, so that’s what we’re gonna use. It being +3 just means that it’s shifted over three places. So A=D, B=E, C=F, and so on, like this!
So we start applying that to our funky letter groups and see what we get
NICE. SO NICE
“but hey,” you might be saying
“it still doesn’t look like words!”
no no, my friend, it does not
that is, not YET
see, if we keep going, we get a little something like this
and when we keep going we get some more for that second half
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN STEP.
To put these final funky letter groupings through an Atbash Cipher.
Atbash Ciphers are loadsa fun, its all backwards, literally
Like you switch all the A’s for Z’s and B’s for Y’s and C’s get swapped with X’s and so on.
It all switches around just like this
PREPARE YOUR MIND TO BE BLOWN THE FINAL LEG OF THE RACE HERE WE GO WE’RE SWAPPING IT ALL ARE YOU READY FOR THIS HAVE YOU MADE PREPARATIONS FOR THE EXPLOSION OF YOUR BRAIN BECAUSEHEREWEGO