For those of you working on the CryptoChallenge, here is the introduction.
There has been a disturbance in the Force. Some believe that the end of the age is coming soon. It is said the Great Jedi Master has contemplated a Great Insight, and has sent a message of Jedi Wisdom to the planetary Jedi Leader. However, that message has been sent in multiple packets through multiple agents so as not to fall entirely into the hands of the Dark Side if captured.
Your task is to find the names of the messengers, and something associated with their identity. Some believe that these associated entities may be under the influence of the Dark Side, but this is not known for certain. What is known is that The Force works in opposite ways on the messengers and that which is associated with them.
It is rumored that the Great Jedi Master has even used the Dark Side to send messages without their knowledge. Certainly their anger will be kindled if this becomes known. Only by discovering the identities of the messengers and their associates can one hope to understand the message fragments that were transmitted.
The Jedi Leader believes that the message points to answers only those with understanding can discern. Those answers can unlock the final message of Jedi Wisdom, but only if applied in the correct sequence.
Your mission, oh noble one, is to search the heavens and that which is around you. Identify the messengers and their associates, and unlock and reassemble the message fragments. Apply your understanding to achieve Jedi Knowledge and be the first to complete the mission assigned by the Jedi Master and you will be suitably rewarded.
May the Force be with you.