Layer One

Follow @gigstaggart on twitter because I tested yesterday and I don't get notifications for DMs for people who I don't follow, despite opening them up as much as I could. Also any hints will be tweeted there. I will be in the HHV a lot of the time if you want to find me. This contest does have some valuable physical prizes for the first Tor badgeholder that finishes all stages. Only someone who purchased a 2021 Tor Badge can claim the prizes, but feel free to play for fun if you got here some other way. First puzzle follows: