Part 6: Riddle Me This

I found another note taped to the backside of a rather crude drawing of boats and houses:

The artist had two jobs — one by day and one by night — but only one name.

4E32526C5A5745344E47597A5A445A6D4D4451334E7A63774F544D325A574D7A
4E32526A4E4463354D5463304F446B304D44633359546868596A5A6B4E546331
4F544D784E4745784F574E6D4D7A51774E4467775954646C4D3245344D773D3D


Mmm, ciphers… that brings me back. We used to riddle each other as kids to help pass the time and ease the common burden. X had clearly upped the game since then, although it was hardly a game anymore, so I doubt I’d want to do the deciphering by hand — as we used to — but, using the right keywords, you can find an app or two for almost anything these days.

Another thing: if X is worried about them finding out, then maybe I should follow eir example!? I won’t hide the keys in plain sight, though, like X did — and I will probably also split them up.

EIIX0

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