# Templed - Hackthebox Crypto

Templed - “I found the following message in a temple, I had the sensation that they were hiding something. Could you help me discover what it was?” This is a Hackthebox challenge under the Crypto Challenges. You must be signed up to https://hackthebox.eu to access this box.

**URL:** Crypto Challenges

**Difficulty:** Easy

**Author:** Xh4H

Download the archive and unzip with password “hackthebox”.

mv ~/Downloads/Templed.zip . && unzip Templed.zip hackthebox

We have a .png image.

eog Scroll.png

I looked up some symbol ciphers and found this:

This looks interesting, similar symbols.

### The Ciphers of the Monks

Our “Scroll” seems to be a type of monk cipher.

*The system uses a vertical straight line as its main symbol. This symbol is essentially an axis that divides the two-dimensional plane into four quadrants.*

Here is a diagram of how each symbol is created:

Each symbol on our cipher represents a number.

Let’s take our first symbol:

This comprises of 70:

And 2:

So our first symbol represents the number 72. Carry this on for all of the symbols.

70 + 2 = 72 80 + 4 = 84 60 + 6 = 66 100 + 3 + 20 = 123 70 + 7 = 77 40 + 8 = 48 70 + 8 = 78 7 + 100 = 107 5 + 10 + 100 = 115 90 + 5 = 95 100 + 7 = 107 70 + 8 = 78 50 + 1 = 51 10 + 9 + 100 = 119 30 + 3 = 33 5 + 20 + 100 = 125 = 72 84 66 123 77 48 78 107 115 95 107 78 51 119 33 125

The outcome looks like a string of decimals. This has to be ASCII so let’s input this on an online converter: