An investigation into the papers left by Orffyreus has several possible implications:
If we should believe the story and all the royal certificates, Prince Carl of Hesse Kassels testimonies, Wilhelm Gotfried Leibniz letters and all the other hundreds of statements and signatures, including Orffyreus` own words, the implications would be enormous.
By accepting the written historical facts in this case, we would accept the existence of something hiherto unknown that would compare to the invention of the wheel itself. By dismissing it, we could miss out on an opertunity to discover something extraordinary. Either Orffyreus was a genious that discovered the scientific "holy grail", or he was a simple fraudster. Anyway, he kept a huge historical secret and had a spectacular life. If Orffyreus wrote in an hitherto unknown code, we are about to discover something important. If we look at the case this way, then what science in general have to say about Orffyreus and his invention, becomes more or less irrelevantt for the investigation into the proposed codes.
If Orffyreus had what he claimed and demonstrated, it would be vital for both the basic understanding of the mechanics of the universe and important for our planets environment. In addition, almost any physics book would have to be rewritten while many scientist, both deceased and living would be ridiculed. The argument that "the machine can't possibly be true, because no one has ever built a perpetual motion machine" can't be used in this case, since that is in fact what he built and demonstratedin.
I chose to research he obvious existence of a code. This gave me the biggest chances to make some kind of progress in this case. Either way, if Orffyreus was a fraud or he was sinciere, I had a chance to succeed in breaking a code. Belief in a project is Alpha and Omega for final success, and now I didn't even need to believe in the impossible machine, I just had to believe in a likely and very possible code.
Lastly, if a code is found in the papers left by Orffyreus, could the code also have been used by others, before and/or after Orffyreus? Could it be that Orffyreus' codes opens doors to a secret heritage, and a secret society? Secret societies like the Rosicrucians and their ancient secrets?