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<ataireeh!eqquaeuq#itkiwwaq%emmnokio^ivvudeai&ovcaemin*ajbulkip(ortoweeq#akrazxei@izxaxuvc(ollippik)illeieik/otgotrwa>

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I have no idea, but it looks like mostly octuples (except the second to last), separated by special characters, all of them start with a vowel, and almost all of them (except ovcaemin and ajbulkip) have repeating characters. Doesn't look like a plain substitution cipher to me. Could be Sandorf, but that would require a key to solve.

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I'm also noticing the octuples separated by special characters. The octuples seem significant, suggesting that perhaps each octuple is supposed to be arranged onto a grid somehow maybe. But

--One octuple is not an octuple: second from last is  "ileieik" which is only seven characters (possibly an error?)

--Most of the special character between each octuple correspond to a number (except the last one), which is possibly significant, but possibly not since throwaway characters are sometimes just used as dividers or spaces, which could be all that's happening here.

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Messed up the puzzle slightly, I've added an extra character in. Puzzle should be correct now.

Good luck. The solution isn't anything hilarious or clever, I just made this quickly. The fun is in the game.

You may request hints if you'd like but give it a good shot first.

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Ah ha! So there WAS a missing character!

Is this a cipher of your own design, bales?

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Are the "<" and ">" at the beginning and end significant?

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It is of my own design, but incorporates another system of a language of sorts that you will recognize instantly.

No comment on the <>

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If the other system of language is some kind of code or programming language, then it's not my puzzle to solve. =P

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11 minutes ago, AnAnemoneInAnonymity said:

If the other system of language is some kind of code or programming language, then it's not my puzzle to solve. =P

It's not. =P

The other system is more of the vessel for the puzzle, only knowledge of its existence is required. You can definitely solve this.

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Ok, I actually had a feeling I'd figured it out when I was about to go to bed last night, but forgot to actually check it until just now. Solution:

Spoiler

Iamthemilkman

 

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Yes, I enjoyed it. :) Thanks. No, I won't spoil it.

EDIT: It's been a while since I've golfed, so I made a 63 byte decrypter in Perl for the fun of it. It's a bit of a spoiler though:

Spoiler

s/(.)/$1=~m![aeiouy]!?0:1/ge&&print chr oct"0b$_"for<>=~/\w+/g

Nested regular expressions are the best! ;)

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