Is this the machine in the middle before Truth is obtained and when opening the portal? Cause if it's not another name for the Artifact Temple, it should have its own article. --РoйбoйX (Talk • Contribs • UN) 21:57, April 8, 2011 (UTC)
I believe so. Although the exact extent of the device is unclear (does it include the central tower? the angular totems? more?) the Chozo Lore makes it clear that the device is in fact responsible for providing teleportation access to the Impact Crater. "My name is AdmiralSakai, and I approve this message." 22:09, April 8, 2011 (UTC)
- The Cipher isn't the temple, it is the artifacts. ChozoBoy (Talk/Contribs) 03:38, April 9, 2011 (UTC)
- This is the section of Lore I was referencing: "We have begun to build a temple to contain this darkness: at its heart we will place a Cipher, a mystical lock powered by twelve Artifacts and filled with as much power as we Chozo can harness in our ethereal states. Even when we are done, it may be too late" and this is the section I believe you were referencing: "The fate of this world rests with the gathering of Artifacts we call Cipher, but even it is not all-powerful. It is strong, yes: an enchanted whole made of twelve links. Still, it is finite in its reach, and we who guard it are slowly succumbing. When our vigilance crumbles away into madness, the Cipher will be exposed and the fate of Tallon IV will be beyond our influence."
- They are in fact somewhat contradictory. "My name is AdmiralSakai, and I approve this message." 12:49, April 9, 2011 (UTC)