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16684 No. 16684 edit
Read the Game Here: Round 1 --- Round 2 --- Round 3 --- Round 4 --- Round 5


Welcome to my teaparty!

The main game of reprise has ended and now the players(Kinjo, GE, Ouro, and Rudolf) are tasked with solving the mystery. There is no need for any complex theatrics seeing how the game ended so I will skip to the rules that you have been waiting for.

This endgame will work as a competition between players and will be held in five minute turns. For each mystery that is solved a player will get a point. Whoever solves it first earns this point, although if the correct theory is made on the same turn by more than one person, then everyone who presented such a theory will get a point.

Each round the players will have five minutes to write up a theory for the mystery presented. In Skype they will inform me when they are ready to post. When all players are ready, or when the five minutes run out, the players post their theories and the timer stops(I will also ask for said theories to be sent to me privately so I can confirm they were made within the time limit). I will then take this time to respond and upon my posting the timer will start again. Since the difficulty is generous, there will be no penalties if you get theories wrong and we'll continue to play until all the mysteries are solved.

In the event that nobody can make a theory within the five minute segment we will move onto the next howdunit. Following the howdunits will be the who/why section which will be worth more points and have slightly different rules naturally. This mean even if you didn't solve any of the hows you still have chance to come out on top with your final theory.

With that said good luck. I hope you are ready.
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>> No. 16686 edit
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BGM: Thirteen Moons

The time has come, let games begin.

First Round: First Two Bodies
Krauss found in Jessica's room and Reinon found in the flooded boiler room.

Your move.
>> No. 16687 edit
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Reinon's death is no mystery. For some reason or another, she followed similar steps as I did in the third round and ended up in Jessica's room. There, someone attacked her and tied her up in the basement. Of course, it's possible that someone else caused the basement to flood.

As for the closed room, Reinon could have locked the door before she was attacked.
>> No. 16688 edit
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Well I won't bother to deny the first part, as for the closed room however,

Reinon did not lock Jessica's room.

Anymore theories?
>> No. 16689 edit
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The key that Archer grabbed wasn't the genuine key to Jessica's room! When Genji bent down to get a "better look" at the key, he swapped it with the real one, Indiana Jones style!

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>> No. 16690 edit
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I expected this theory eventually...

Sadly, There is only one key to Jessica's room. The key Archer found was indeed said key.
>> No. 16691 edit
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Anyone could have used the key Archer found to lock the door. Someone locked the door then put it on her person.
>> No. 16692 edit
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You seem to forget an important aspect of this mystery.

After the servant room was locked at midnight, the boiler room key wasn't used until the flood was discovered in the morning. Sanon gave a nice long speech about this later in the round. In addition even after they unlocked the door Archer had to help Genji and Rudolf remove debris from in front of the door which would have stopped people from entering the boiler room.

Care to explain this?
>> No. 16693 edit
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So what? The boiler room key was never "used" at all. Archer never saw the room locked and Kinjo managed to enter the boiler room late at night without the use of a key! The key that Archer saw in the door was just for show.
>> No. 16694 edit
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Heh, once again I anticipated this!

The door was indeed locked, in fact Genji unlocked the door as Archer was heading down the staircase, literally seconds before finding Rudolf and Genji trying to enter the room.
>> No. 16695 edit
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Someone locked Reinon in the basement before midnight while the room slowly filled up with water. They then placed the key in the servant's room before it was seen.
>> No. 16696 edit
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Care to inform us how they could have done that?

If you recall Sanon was in the servant room for the majority of the night. Her account of the matter goes against your theory completely, after all Sanon did not lie in her testimony.
>> No. 16697 edit
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During the two minutes that Sanon was absent from the servant's room, someone entered and took the key. This wasn't heard because the door was never closed after, as suggested by Rudolf during his round.
>> No. 16698 edit
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While that might work in theory, It would take at least five minutes for someone to take the key, lock the boiler room, and then put it back. Even if someone was able to take the key as you suggest Sanon told you she was only gone for no more than two minutes.
>> No. 16699 edit
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It took five minutes to return the key after taking it? But what if the culprit never returned the key, or at least did not return the key immediately. This bypasses your red, allowing for the key to be returned later.
>> No. 16700 edit
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Again, in theory it might work, however Sanon told you she saw it once she returned.
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The key was taken in the two minute window, and replaced with the boiler room key for the guesthouse. It stands to reason that both would have similar-shaped keys.
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Heh. That is correct.

Sanon mistook the other boiler room key for the one to the mansion, when in fact it had been switched during the 2 minute period. It was then put back after the servant room was opened in the morning to make look as if it was never moved.

I hope you are ready for the next ones.
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Second Round: First Body
Krauss, once again found in Jessica's room.

Who would ever expect a mystery where you have to solve the same person's death twice? In any case, your move.
>> No. 16704 edit
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Genji planted the key after he broke into the room through the window.

Let's get the obvious moves out of the way.
>> No. 16705 edit
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That classic trick eh?

The key was not planted into the room after breaking in.
>> No. 16706 edit
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The culprit left through the window, and closed it behind them. If Genji can jump from the balcony to the window, it stands to reason that the opposite is also possible. Genji then locked the window used when he entered.

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>> No. 16708 edit
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It sounds almost like a variation of the last theory, anyway sorry to disappoint but...

All of the windows were locked when Genji entered the room.
>> No. 16709 edit
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While Genji had everyone distracted, someone unlocked the door to Jessica's room and placed the key inside. They left before Genji could enter the room.
>> No. 16710 edit
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Interesting theory, however it is also wrong.

The key was already in the room when the player woke up. It wasn't moved until they found it in the room.
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Jessica's room remained unlocked throughout the night, until Kinjo's group went to look for Krauss, although the key remained there. When they all entered the study, either Asune or Sanon entered Jessica's room, and locked it from the inside. Then, after Genji broke the window and everyone circled into the corridor, they left through the broken window, and went back downstairs while everyone was occupied with the corpse.
>> No. 16713 edit
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My my these theories just keep getting better and better.

Nobody was hiding in the room from midnight to when the window was broken.

Surely the people in the dining room would have commented if they had snuck off right?
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The door wasn't actually locked. Krauss just barricaded it in a way that made it seem like it was while he was dying. Genji took the barricade away after he entered.
>> No. 16715 edit
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The door was really locked upon discovery.
>> No. 16716 edit
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Genji removed the Krauss barricade, locked the door as Kinjo's group approached the door, then unlocked it when he heard them arrive.
>> No. 16717 edit
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Good for being cautious, however in this case...

The door was already locked when the player woke up and remained that way until Genji unlocked it for the player to enter.
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The window Genji smashed was unlocked. After it was smashed, it was no longer considered a 'window', and is excluded from the reds regarding the locking of windows.

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>> No. 16719 edit
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Don't be silly.

Even if smashed the window still is considered a window.
>> No. 16720 edit
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With his last breaths, Krauss locked the door or window and created a closed room.

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>> No. 16721 edit
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Another classic trick eh?

Krauss did not lock the room.
>> No. 16722 edit
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Let's backtrack a bit.

No-one ever hid in the room. They hid in the closet until Genji broke the window!
>> No. 16723 edit
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Sorry, The closet counts as part of the room.
>> No. 16724 edit
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I'm really running out of steam.

When Genji was removing the debris from the window with the chair, he used the leg of it to lock the window whilst he was still outside.
>> No. 16725 edit
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That is correct.

You're blue explains it pretty well, so I won't reword it. Simple trick spiced with some sly red, gotta watch out for that.
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Third Round: First Body
Natsuhi found in the parlor.

A murder you found long after its discovery, should be simple right? (For record sake, I just noticed that Rudolf's story from the third round had a major error in it, it is now edited)
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Genji locked the door from outside with his master key.

Let's get this over with.

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>> No. 16728 edit
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Natsuhi was killed by a trap.

My theory in the game.
>> No. 16729 edit
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No master key was used to create this closed room.

No trap was used to kill Natsuhi
>> No. 16730 edit
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Genji shot Natsuhi through the door.
>> No. 16731 edit
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Natsuhi was not shot from outside of the room.
>> No. 16732 edit
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Request: Rudolf is telling the truth.
>> No. 16733 edit
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Rudolf isn't lying in regards to his tale of discovering those two closed rooms.
>> No. 16734 edit
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Someone shot through the window and killed Natsuhi. Failing that, Natsuhi killed herself and used a rope trick to send the gun to the other side of the door and lock it.

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>> No. 16735 edit
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How weird.

Natsuhi did not kill herself. Natsuhi was shot by someone in the room at point blank range.
>> No. 16736 edit
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Someone else killed Natsuhi and used a stupidly elaborate rope trick.

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>> No. 16737 edit
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Good enough. For full disclosure, this howdunit really was made last moment. After seeing your theories and looking over it again I think it would have been best to have left it out. Anyway,

The door was sealed similar to how putting a pole between the door handles on a double door would stop someone from opening it, but with rope being tied around the handles instead. Rudolf mistook it for being locked.
>> No. 16738 edit
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Alright enough of the simple mysteries, lets start to slowly increase the difficulty.

Third Round: Third Body.
Genji in the study.

Seems like you have all been very interested with this one.
>> No. 16739 edit
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Genji suffered from previous injuries that he suddenly fell victim to.

Alternatively, the ropes binding Genji killed him.

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How unique.

Genji did not die from previously inflicted wounds. Such as the ones he got while being beat up by Rudolf and Hideyoshi.

The ropes he was bound in did not aid in his death in any way.
>> No. 16741 edit
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...Genji swallowed a suicide pill.
>> No. 16742 edit
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Heh, had to try it right?

Genji did not die from any poison or suicide pill.
>> No. 16743 edit
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While I wasn't paying attention, someone stabbed Genji while he sat in his chair. Nobody noticed due to the ropes surrounding him.
>> No. 16744 edit
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Creative, sounds like something from a classic novel.

Sadly, you would have noticed if anyone in the room did that.
>> No. 16746 edit
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Genji swallowed something sharp or otherwise inedible that killed him.
>> No. 16747 edit
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Genji did not swallow anything that killed him.
>> No. 16748 edit
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Genji died from natural causes.
>> No. 16749 edit
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Genji did not die of natural causes. To be clear, Genji didn't die at this point in time during the other rounds, so it was deliberate. It was nothing like a random stroke, or even a something induced like a heart attack.
>> No. 16750 edit
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Genji bit off his own tongue.
>> No. 16751 edit
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Correct. Like those horror stories you'd hear from old veterans, he bit off his tongue after being captured.

Pretty simple, like I said right? Anyway moving on to bigger and better...
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Fourth Round: Second Body
Jessica found in the guesthouse boiler room.

I'll give you a freebie red before you make any theories.
After Jessica was attacked, the killer never went back up the stairs for the rest of the round.
>> No. 16753 edit
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The killer hid under the trapdoor in the boiler room.

Probably not that simple, you have a reputation when it comes to boiler rooms...
>> No. 16754 edit
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Of course, the boiler rooms just end up that way on their own.

Nobody hid inside the guesthouse boiler room.
>> No. 16755 edit
The trapdoor leads to somewhere outside 'the guesthouse boiler room', and the culprit used it to leave.
>> No. 16756 edit
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The trap door does not lead out of the room. No matter what is behind the trap door, it still counts as part of the guesthouse boiler room.
>> No. 16757 edit
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Jessica was killed by a trap, the mechanism for which involves whatever's behind the trap door.
>> No. 16758 edit
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Trap X, Really now?
Jessica wasn't killed by a trap.
>> No. 16759 edit
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Jessica wasn't attacked. She had an asthma attack, leaned on the shelf for support, and caused it to fall on top of her.
>> No. 16760 edit
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Nice theory, however
Jessica was attacked by her killer at point blank range. This is murder.
>> No. 16761 edit
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The culprit attacked Jessica, then pretended to be the first on the scene to discover her.
>> No. 16762 edit
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Sanon was the first person to find Jessica.

As you saw Sanon was already back up the stairs standing in the servant room by the time you got there.
>> No. 16763 edit
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There exists an exit to the boiler room other than the stairs to the servant's room.

Seeing as we never explored this room, it might be possible... maybe?
>> No. 16764 edit
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Sorry to disappoint, but the staircase is the only entrance/exit to the guesthouse boiler room.
>> No. 16765 edit
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Jessica was killed after Sanon discovered her, by someone else who entered the room at that time.
>> No. 16766 edit
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Nope, After being attacked no other actions to kill Jessica were taken. Of course, Jessica was attacked before Sanon discovered her.
>> No. 16767 edit
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The killer attacked Jessica at point blank range in the servant's room. Then Jessica fell down the trap door, which the killer closed. Thus, the killer never went back up the stairs, because they never went down them in the first place!
>> No. 16768 edit
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You completely have your layout of this place mixed up, but I'll give it to you since the theory is technically correct. The trap door is at the bottom of the boiler room etc.

The killer pushed Jessica down the stairs with the key, as she fell she broke her neck and smashed into the shelf causing all the tools to fall on top of her.

So yes, they never even needed to enter the room to kill her. Of course she didn't die until you got there. Moving on.
>> No. 16769 edit
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First Round: ??? Body
Jessica who died in front of you on the balcony.

Alright, this is the last howdunit. No freebie red, I'll let you prod your way cautiously on this one.
>> No. 16770 edit
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There is no mystery. During the explosion, the killer shot Jessica with a gun from afar.
>> No. 16771 edit
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It sure seems like that is the case doesn't it?
Jessica's killer was no more than five feet away from her when she died. The person you saw on the ground in front of the mansion with a gun was more than 10 feet away.

It's no closed room, but it is still a mystery.
>> No. 16772 edit
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Three people were killed by two gunshots. The killer, who was not seen, was five feet away, and aimed their shot at Jessica. Another person, who was ten feet away, aimed their shot at the killer. Archer died from the rules of the game, not from the second gunshot.
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Good eye.

The killer was five feet away and was aiming to shoot Jessica, however they were shot by the person on the ground before they were able to do so. The killer then in turn shot the person on the ground, rather than Jessica. Natsuhi is also further than ten feet away in the opposite direction. And naturally Archer did indeed die from the rules of the game.

Still doesn't answer Jessica's death though.
>> No. 16774 edit
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The debris from the explosion lodged itself in Jessica's lungs, and due to her asthma, she started coughing up blood and quickly dying.
>> No. 16775 edit
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Jessica did not die from debris from the explosions, nor did explosions kill her in any way.
>> No. 16776 edit
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The killer shot Jessica after shooting the other shooter.
>> No. 16777 edit
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Nope, After shooting each other the person on the ground and the killer both died without taking another action.
>> No. 16778 edit
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Then it must follow that "Jessica's killer" and "the killer" are not the same person.
>> No. 16779 edit
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The killer that I have been referring to intentionally killed Jessica.
>> No. 16780 edit
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Jessica was poisoned earlier in the day, and it finally took effect during the explosions and gunshots, when the killer was near.
>> No. 16781 edit
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...Any idea how this was done?
>> No. 16782 edit
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Shortly before leaving the parlor, Jessica breathed in her inhaler. So at any point before that, the killer simply needed to place poison in the inhaler, and Jessica would eventually breathe it in.
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Bingo, we have a winner.

During the night Jessica's inhaler was poisoned, later in the game she needed to use it and the poison happened to take effect near the end like you said. Her deaths in Rounds 1, 2, and 3 are the same. The reason 5th ended so quickly was because you locked the inhaler inside of her room, so in turn she was poisoned during breakfast instead.

Good work, if we were still counting then Ouro, GE, and Kinjo would be tied with Rudolf lagging behind. Not that it matters, the who/why will be the only thing to determine the winner.
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Alright then, all the howdunits are solved. We are at the finale of the game.

All the players must now write up their final theory for the who/why and send it to me over skype before Wednesday /seacats/ board time (deadline is Tuesday at midnight if that makes more sense). So that is more or less two days, which I think is rather generous. Since the howdunits weren't much of a competition, whoever has the most correct theory for the who/why will be considered the winner, of course if nobody gets close enough then I win.

Edit: I was ready to post however Ouro hasn't been on at all, he probably doesn't even know about the deadline. I'm giving him a half day to send me the theory, for I am posting the solution tomorrow regardless.
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Who: Natsuhi
Why: She felt guilt for killing the baby that Kinzo gave her and decided to kill her own daughter to balance the scales. Krauss finds out what she plans to do and she kills him as well. In my game, she ended her own life. Genji didn't want Jessica to know the truth of her mother's crimes or suicide, so he confessed to the crime. In Ouro's game, Genji tried to stop Natsuhi, but she killed him and Krauss took the blame for his wife.
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Who: Rosa
Why: Needed money for Maria in hospital or something.

(note that Rudolf had literally no time to make a theory, so this is all I got)
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Let's assume that the culprit does not die by their own hand.
After all, the culprit is the same among all games, while different people are murdered.
This eliminates:


We are left with:


Let's also assume the culprit cannot trick or deceive themselves on purpose.
Now look at the red truth from the endgame.
We have red confirming that Sanon was tricked by the culprit.
Also, Rudolf did not lie about his story in the third round, and he was also misled.

We are left with:


Krauss and Genji forged the letter. Krauss had written it to make it seem like Jessica was really Kinzo's granddaughter, when he believed she was the daughter of Kinzo and Beatrice (Kinzo's supposed mistress).
Natsuhi then confesses to Krauss that Jessica was really her daughter. While Krauss is overjoyed that the letter isn't lying after all, Genji felt deceived, and decided to kill Jessica (an unfitting heir).

The second envelope Jessica received was a note from Krauss, telling Jessica to play along with everything. Jessica lies to Kinjo when he asks her about its contents, not wanting to incriminate her deceased father.

Genji poisoned Jessica's inhaler. He entered the room and turned on the light, searching for it. During this time, Krauss entered the room (thinking Jessica was awake past her bedtime).
But Krauss soon realized what Genji was doing, and tried to stop him. They got into a fight, and Genji won.

In the first round, Reinon goes to deliver medicine to Rosa (for her daughter). On her way there, she witnesses Genji's crime, and is knocked out and tied up in the boiler room as a result.
This is because Reinon had the mansion shift.

In the second and fourth rounds, when Asune has the mansion shift, she takes a different path, and does not die.
This is because she is off having fun with Battler. Reinon could also not be reached by phone, thanks to Kinjo, so Rosa was unable to call anyone.
Furthermore, in the fourth round Krauss wins the struggle, killing Genji in self-defense.

In the third round, Guinevere takes Reinon's place, and in the fifth round, Maria prevents Genji from entering the room at all.

However, while Genji is heavily involved in these crimes, he is not the culprit. Specifically because of the fourth round, in which Jessica dies from something other than poison, after Genji is already dead.
There is another person who kills Jessica, and this person is the culprit.

This person... is Asune.

Consider everyone's alibis for that murder.

Eva, Hideyoshi, Kyrie, and Rosa were in the study with Togami.
George, Battler, and Ange were last seen with Jessica in Jessica's room.

We are left with:


Asune has no alibi for Jessica's murder in the fourth round, while everyone else (besides Gohda) is accounted for.
Gohda has absolutely no motive to be involved in any sort of murder scheme, but Asune certainly does.

Asune's motivation is simple: she wants Battler to become the head of the family, not Jessica, and so she wants Jessica dead.
Asune has worked here for years and would be a good friend of Jessica. She would also know Battler from a previous conference, and probably stayed in contact.
Having read lots of mystery novels thanks to Battler, she would know how to perform murders that other people wouldn't be able to do.

Asune was last seen in the laundry room, but enough time would have passed for her to go to the guesthouse and back.
Togami finds Asune with George, Battler, and Ange, having effectively taken Jessica's place.
Somehow Jessica ended up going to the guesthouse, where Sanon found her dead.

Furthermore, Asune does not have an alibi for the previous night. She always leaves the mansion or guesthouse around 11 pm to go see Battler.
However, anything could happen during this time, regardless of whether or not Battler even knows about her intentions.
Asune is also completely unaccounted for during the first round's endgame. It's possible that Battler is the one who shot her, too.

Now, as for the connection between Genji and Asune...

Asune is the baby that Natsuhi thought she murdered years ago, but secretly survived.
Thus, Asune is the true successor. Genji realized this, and went to tell Asune.
They formulated a plan and together sought to kill Jessica as soon as possible.

Genji would do all of Asune's work, being a loyal servant to his master. He would also take all of the blame for the murders upon himself, allowing Asune to live peacefully with Battler.
And as we all know, murder alone does not make Genji the culprit -- he was simply acting as furniture, he himself the murder weapon through which Asune carried out all her plans.

Good game, Ozaki. You fooled me once. But you can't put me in an RP game with a maid culprit twice in a row and expect me to be fooled again!!!

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Sadly Ouro never logged in, so he was never able to give a theory for the game. I will now reveal the solution.


BGM: Untitled

Normally I like to explain all of the mystery before revealing the culprit; however I don’t think I can do that very well given how this game is made. So I’ll just come out and tell you that the culprit is Natsuhi, and the accomplice is Genji. Of course now you are thinking, “Oh nice GE solved it” however that isn’t the case, I’ll explain further along.

For now, continuing with the backwards reveal I will now explain the whydunit. First off I must say that this game was crafted with a different mindset, and that the characterization is what contained most of the hints. In fact you were supposed to find evidence only after solving it, so you can corner/kill/capture the culprit during the game. For this reason I can see why the theories were incorrect, however while this may normally seem like a flaw, a number of times each player commented on how weird it was how Natsuhi acted. In fact I imagine they simply said to themselves “Oh silly Ozaki being lazy with the characters,” or when it came to Genji. “That can’t be it, too simple/doesn’t make sense/Ozaki wouldn’t hand out the answer like that” when in fact it turned out said moments were what you were supposed to question.

The one that comes to mind is when Kinjo clearly said in chat, “Natsuhi seems to be relatively calm for finding her husband dead. Where are the tears? I bet she killed him.” to which I jokingly played off. Many times Natsuhi is shown to not care about Krauss dying, or even Jessica for that matter; literally caring more about shooting Eva rather than her own daughter dying on the ground who could be saved. She also is stated to ‘copy’ Rosa’s reaction to finding Krauss dead, and while this next part isn’t conclusive, you have to wonder why Natsuhi never heard Krauss getting murdered when she was sleeping so close and is stated to hear other things in the hallway.

At this point you are probably wondering how GE’s theory isn’t correct. The main difference is the fact Natsuhi tricked Krauss during that confession scene, and that she only really killed once. As you can imagine with what you have heard about Kinzo, arranged marriages were the norm and Natsuhi and Krauss really didn’t care for one another. However Natsuhi wasn’t as strong at the time to do something like throw the baby off the edge, not with the pressure that Kinzo used. So when she told Krauss that Jessica was her child she was lying. Which means Jessica in this game is Kinzo’s illegitimate child just like Krauss and Genji originally assumed. The reason Kinzo was becoming nicer in his later years was because he wanted to atone for his sins, and decided to raise her as a grandfather should, not as his obsessive toy.

So this all being said, that means we have another force at work here: Genji. Looking at your theories it seems the fact Natsuhi died was a factor to cross her off, but in fact by simply believing that Genji really did kill her (since accomplices can kill) it makes sense. While being called an accomplice, he was closer to a pawn, a piece of furniture of you will. Natsuhi purposely let him overhear the conversation by writing on the schedule to go clean the VIP room (which you could have found if you went back after that time). As you’ve heard from Reinon and some of the other characters, Genji will follow any order. So is fair to assume someone who served Kinzo for all his live would also share his ideals, or once gave an order that he would continue to follow to this day, and in turn not want tainted blood within the family. So, upon hearing that Jessica wasn’t truly the heir to family he took it upon himself to kill her. In fact Natsuhi only kills Jessica in the route which Genji dies, and Natsuhi only dies in the route where Genji is captured, which are major hints to her in the first place. After all in the fourth round the accomplice dies, so then the culprit must have killed Jessica. Looking at the alibis on that route, it is unlikely that anyone besides Natsuhi, Gohda, Sanon, and Rosa could have killed Jessica, and seeing how Rosa, Sanon, and Gohda have no motives it becomes pretty clear using this logic that Natsuhi is the culprit.

Anyway I will now simply go through each route and explain in a timeline fashion what happened.

Round 1

As explained in game Genji goes to Jessica’s room with the intent to poison the inhaler, he naturally got this poison from Kinzo’s study as it is explained many chemicals are stored there. He also removed a gun during that time so he could use it later if needed. While in Jessica’s room however Krauss finds him and they get into a fight ending in Krauss getting stabbed (which were pretty precise and should have told you a professional was at work). Now how does Reinon come into this? Well, back when Natsuhi was spilling her beans about Jessica, someone was in the same position that Kinjo was in round 5. Reinon was in the closet and saw Genji coming out, later she got a bad feeling and decided to write a letter to warn Krauss. Genji found this on the body after killing Krauss, so he hunted down Reinon and was undeceive about killing her. After a struggle he ended up half-heartedly leaving her tied up, and then breaking the pipe to have her drowned after knocking her out.

After this nothing much is to note, save for the ending. Eventually the flood enters the hall and Genji noticed the gasoline mixed in with the water and decided to use it to his advantage. Following the explosions he goes to get the hidden gun and notices Jessica from one of the windows in on the third floor, he opens it up and aims to fire, only to find Rosa pointing the gun at him. They kill each other thusly.

Round 2

Funny enough, almost everything Kinjo did with intent to change the route didn’t do anything. Simply having Reinon take guesthouse duty saves her completely, so faking his death and cutting the phone wire has absolutely no purpose. In any case, since Reinon isn’t there to warn Krauss, the closed room changes because Genji doesn’t need to worry about the boiler room. However the major difference is that Sanon breaks the cups in the hallway and blocks Genji’s path out. While she is cleaning up he takes note of Asune and Battler in the garden and decides to make it seem like the murders happened while she was cleaning up the glass. After flicking the light he escapes back to the servant room, making it seem like Genji couldn’t have committed that murder. The evidence to deduce this is a false alibi is simple, the light flashed upon investigating, which means the lamp wasn’t on when it was smashed. This is because once the filament burns out you can’t turn it back on, which implies that the light Asune saw was indeed done by the culprit simply trying to mislead.

After Kinjo leaves with the others to go find Jessica’s inhaler Natsuhi decides to try and pin it on Genji, who promptly figures out he has been set up and decided to get rid of Natsuhi. In the gun fight that follows most people are wounded if not dead, and Natsuhi escapes through the window of the parlor outside. Through the window she sees Jessica and starts to shoot at her, Jessica could have simply been shot, but even if she wasn’t the poison would have killed her either way.

Round 3

Well, similarly to the ending of Round 2, in the morning Natsuhi and Genji confront each other in the parlor, and Genji decides to kill her. After setting up the closed room he realizes it doesn’t really matter at this point and just lets himself get captured. However the major difference he knows it is too late to stop the poison and just waits for it take effect anyway. His smile at the end wasn’t happiness but despair.

Round 4

With Reinon in the guesthouse, when Ouro gives the milk to Ange it allows Reinon to get the phone call from Rosa, as explained in game. Krauss and Reinon were telling the truth with their story about Genji during the night as you would expect. While they are all talking in the study, during this time Natsuhi decides to take killing Jessica into her own hands and does exactly as described already. After Sanon discovers the body, Natsuhi pretends to discover it with the others.

Round 5

Kinjo locks the inhaler away from Genji and with Jessica not in her room he decided to just wait until morning and poison her water. She dies and the game ends as expected.


So that is that. In the end Kinjo’s theory ends up having more things correct since he went out of the way to explain everything (Got the part about Genji being a pawn, and thus culprit must be whoever killed Jessica on the fourth round), however he crossed off Natsuhi at the start which ultimately sealed his fate (if not for that I think he would have gotten it). Looking at GE’s theory we see that they picked Natsuhi, perhaps subconsciously feeling she must be the culprit, but the means for coming to that conclusion and the whydunit itself is so off the mark I can’t consider it correct either. Finally Rudolf didn’t have enough time to really think about any other suspects so we are left with no players really solving the game. At the very least GE and Kinjo tied for almost winning, for if either of them had figured out the deception with Genji (ie took it as stated) then both of their theories would have been significantly closer to the truth.

Anyway, I’m sure there are some questions that will be asked in skype chat so I’ll make a Q/A post to explain anything that was left out of this explanation.
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This post is the Q/A, I've edited in some questions that readers had.


Q: What was the deal with Rosa and the hospital? Did it really have no purpose?

A: It had a purpose. Maria really was sick and Rosa needed money, however she was trying to extort more then she really needed from Krauss and that pissed him off. The reason why this is in the game is because When you create an RP game you don’t want it to be just a ‘spot the difference’ game. So I gave the other characters reasons to also commit the crime, at least from at first glance it would appear that way. Only if you really took the time to narrow it down would you find the true motive. Ultimately none of these were ever investigated well enough and only Battler and Asune subplot really was shown.


Q: Why was Kinjo looking for vodka?

A: There is an old joke that originated back when Kinjo made his 3rd Fangame. In said game there was a glitch that if you passed out from drinking alcohol you would travel back in time to the start of the day, thus letting you explore as much as you wanted without worrying about the time. This is what Reprise was based off of so in spirit of this I actually added vodka into the game which would allow the player to turn back the clock three times. It was never found in the end. The location was as follows: in the guesthouse before the time-skip, then in Genji’s locker for the first night, and finally in the chapel for the rest of the game. Genji left it as an offering to Kinzo’s sprit.


Q: What would have happened if the game went as you planned? You mentioned multiple times that you had some endgame in mind.

A: It was the intent that the players follow down the same path which Ouro took for the final round and instead of rushing to the study they head to the guesthouse in order to catch the culprit in the act(before pushing Jessica down the stairs). They then would get a blue truth gun in game and try to shoot Natsuhi. Jessica would have jumped in the way and the game would freeze, seemingly ending once more. Then Jessica would rise up and start oozing black sludge indicating that she was in some way that creature. The endgame would be a pseudo trail like in EP5 and would involve this Jessica trying to deny that Natsuhi is the culprit and in turn you solving the mysteries one by one.


Q: Speaking of that, what was the meta story about anyway?

A: In the theme of those man and creature scenes are kinda paradoxical in nature. Essentially, the man was me, and the creature was essentially all the bad endings Jessica had merged into a being. Think of it like a Bernkastel who took a turn for the worse. So in a sense it was a ‘witch’. On the flip side however, all the meta scenes were to symbolize me creating the game. The numbers shown in the meta scenes were the number of days it took to play said games. Snowflake referring to Kinjo and Repercussion, and the blue haired doll being of course for Desecration and Rika-Beatrice thus representing how I looked at both of those games and tried to use that information to make this one.


Q: Compared to Repercussion and Desecration, in what order are the most difficult?

A: Desecration was meant to be ridiculously hard in the first place (which it was). Repercussion was my first game so I consider it average difficulty. As for this game, well I made this one to be more like an adventure game, and to do that I made the mystery considerably easier for the howdunits, and more invested in dialogue and character hints. It may not be the hardest, but I think is is probably the most solid out of all main games. I think anyone who has read my other games would agree on that.


Q: What was in that god damn second letter?

A: Instructions to Jessica on how to locate the hidden gold. It would have been possible to follow her there if you went directly to the chapel, which was never even visited once during this game.


Q: Why did you always find it funny when people took the light bulb or cut the wire on the phone?

A: It was because neither had a purpose. The light alibi is only used in route 2, and no other route. So every time these guys would do that it would have no effect on the route they were in. Same thing with the phone really, the only time it would have done something is if you stop Jessica from calling the servant room; which even if you did it then would basically just erase the progress you made and put you back onto the old route.


Q: Why when GE was locked in the boiler room the door wasn’t locked but for Reinon it was?

A: Genji found Reinon there in the room, but found GE upstairs and had to find a time where it was safe to carry them down there. This made him miss the window of opportunity to switch the keys, for he would have had to go to the guesthouse as well. Thus not being able to lock the door.


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