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“A Bright Future”

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A Bright Future
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General information
Season Revitalization
District Andromeda Avenue
Case # 13
Initial release date August 22nd, 2020
Partner(s) Baileys Xyrcyne (all chapters)
Case chronology
← Preceded by Succeeded by →
Blown Wide Open Work in Progress
As the team visits the testing grounds, a tech critic’s future seems to spark out as his eyes are incinerated into dust with a sabotaged virtual headset! Make sure this next killer’s future is a stonewalled cell for them!
—Case Teaser

A Bright Future is the thirteenth case of Criminal Case as the thirteenth case of the series. It takes place in Andromeda Avenue as the third case of the district.

Plot

After being asked by inventor Meghan Turing to investigate Lunata's rival company, Baileys and the player head to the virtual reality testing grounds to investigate the other outlook on immortality. However, as the player arrives there, a young woman runs towards the duo in tears, saying that her father has just been murdered. They follow the woman and find the body of tech critic Stewie Robbins, his eye area burnt to a crisp by a virtual reality headset. Hyde grimly commented that the victim was dead when he first put on the mask, showing that the headset was impossible to take off without scissors.

The duo first suspected the young woman in question, the victim's daughter Leslie Robbins, who was in tears seeing her dad collapse. They also suspected one of the headset mechanics on duty, Linus Martin, who was shocked that someone managed to pull such a stunt off, as well as previously suspected virtual reality manager James Hardwin, who was outraged by the murder on his grounds. During the investigation, Leslie approaches the player and Baileys and confesses that the victim frequented an aromatherapy clinic.

They investigate the aromatherapy clinic and were greeted by aromatherapist Nellie Caldwell, who was glad to have the player enter her domain. When asked about the tech critic, she says that he requested her numerous amounts of times because of the overwhelming stress he seemed to be through. When asked what about, she points over to the receptionist. They head over and are welcomed by Mika Marsh, Seattle's former judge, who said that she got a job here at the aromatherapy clinic. Mika points out that Stewie was under stress about the tech critic inspection, worried that he might damage his perfect vision. They discover that Leslie wanted to move out of the victim's house because of his demanding rules, but regret driving him away. While speaking to the player, Baileys gets in contact with James, saying that they are no longer allowed on the premises.

After asking why, James explains that they have been obstructing property and should not be allowed back on. However, Mika walked by and told him that he can't legally do that. After being proved right, James storms off as Baileys thanks the former judge. After discovering that Nellie was being womanized by the victim, the team found enough evidence to suspect Linus for the murder.

They force Martin to pause him working on a headset and confront him about the murder. Linus was disgusted that the player would think someone of his caliber would stoop down low. However, as the elf pressures the mechanic with the evidence, Linus snaps, saying that he's the best of the best. He then explains how his headsets are the best: comfortable, and less straining on the eyes than the average headset. After hearing and reading Stewie's critical review, he saw it as an insult and said that there was nothing wrong with his headsets. Angry that Stewie wants to "soil his reputation," he sabotaged the testing headset and gave it to him, flipping on a switch to start burning his eyes. Judge Carter was disgusted at the pretentious motive and sentenced Linus to life in prison.

After the trial, Chief Santana phones in and tells the player to find out the idea of getting a second chance in virtual reality. They attempt to speak to James to see about his invention, but he denies knowing anything: saying that Linus was self-centered and showed it off to the public himself. They head to Linus in his cell, and ask him about his invention. He shrugs and shoos them off, saying that they can read an article about it. The duo investigates the testing grounds and find an article about the invention by Aleksandr Volkov, an investigate journalist that was previously met in an earlier investigation. Baileys and the player ask Volkov about what he knows: and he explains that the mechanic has constructed a headset that has wires that are supposed to connect to vital parts of one's brain, and with unprecedented amounts of time, it updates its' memories into the headset. Then, hours before one's death, the soon-to-be deceased places the headset on and their memories flourish in virtual reality. They ask Volkov about his opinion about it, and he seemed conflicted, saying that while immortality is a strong idea, execution of said idea is awkward.

Baileys and the player were contacted by Aqua, saying that they have a lead on the other company, CHANCE, through her girlfriend. She explains that CHANCE is building a new store in a local supermall, and Black Friday is about to happen. They get confirmation from Myrtle, but says that they need a private pass to get early access to the store. They investigate Lunata's resting place, the aromatherapy clinic, and find a private pass addressed to Nellie. The player and the elf ask Nellie if they can use the pass, and she perfectly obliges, saying that she has work that day so she can't use it. After returning to Myrtle, she wishes them good luck and walks off with Aqua. With an interest for CHANCE, the team head to go Black Friday shopping.

Summary

Victim

  • Stewie Robbins (found with his eyes incinerated)

Murder Weapon

  • Sabotaged Headset

Killer

  • Linus Martin

Suspects

Leslie Robbins
Victim's Daughter
Height 5'6"
Age 22
Weight 131 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood AB+

Profile

  • The suspect eats quinoa.
  • The suspect uses tanning beds.
  • The suspect practices aromatherapy.

Appearance

  • The suspect has freckles.
Linus Martin
Headset Mechanic
Height 6'0"
Age 46
Weight 173 lbs
Eyes green
Blood B+

Profile

  • The suspect eats quinoa.
  • The suspect uses tanning beds.
  • The suspect practices aromatherapy.

Appearance

  • The suspect wears glasses.
  • The suspect has freckles.
James Hardwin
Virtual Reality Manager
Height 6'0"
Age 35
Weight 169 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood O+

Profile

  • The suspect eats quinoa.
  • The suspect uses tanning beds.
  • The suspect practices aromatherapy.
Nellie Caldwell
Aromatherapist
Height 5'7"
Age 32
Weight 146 lbs
Eyes green
Blood B+

Profile

  • The suspect eats quinoa.
  • The suspect practices aromatherapy.

Appearance

  • The suspect wears glasses.
  • The suspect has freckles.
Mika Marsh
Clinic Therapist
Height 5'8"
Age 47
Weight 168 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood O+

Profile

  • The suspect eats quinoa.
  • The suspect uses tanning beds.
  • The suspect practices aromatherapy.

Appearance

  • The suspect wears glasses.

Quasi - Suspects

Aleksandr Volkov
Investigative Journalist
Height 5'10"
Age 25
Weight 146 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood O-
Aqua
Tech Expert
Height 5'4"
Age 30
Weight 146 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood O-
Myrtle Chaplin
Aqua's Girlfriend
Height 6'1"
Age 39
Weight 205 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood A+

Killer's Profile

  • The killer eats quinoa.
  • The killer uses tanning beds.
  • The killer practices aromatherapy.
  • The killer wears glasses.
  • The killer has freckles.

Crime Scenes

Testing Grounds Virtual Reality Stage Testing Grounds Bonus
Company Gardens Translucent Greenhouse Company Gardens Bonus
Aromatherapy Clinic Clinic Recliners Aromatherapy Clinic Bonus

Steps

Chapter 1

  • Investigate Testing Grounds. (Clues: Victim's Body, Broken Headset; Victim Identified: Stewie Robbins; New Suspect: Leslie Robbins)
  • Speak to Leslie about her father's murder. (New Crime Scene: Company Gardens)
  • Examine Broken Headset. (Result: Pale Fiber)
  • Analyze Pale Fiber. (9:00:00; Result: The killer eats quinoa)
  • Investigate Company Gardens. (Result: Testing Schedule, Eaten Burger)
  • Examine Testing Schedule. (New Suspect: Linus Martin)
  • Talk to Linus about the murder.
  • Examine Eaten Burger. (Result: Saliva)
  • Examine Saliva. (New Suspect: James Hardwin)
  • Interrogate James about the murder on his company soil.
  • Analyze Victim's Body. (18:00:00; Result: The killer uses tanning beds)
  • Move on to chapter 2 now!

Chapter 2

  • Speak to Nellie about the victim. (Result: Nellie eats quinoa; New Crime Scene: Aromatherapy Clinic)
  • Investigate Aromatherapy Clinic. (Clues: Reception Tag, Victim's Phone, Torn Pamphlet)
  • Examine Reception Tag. (New Suspect: Mika Marsh)
  • Talk to Mika about getting a job here. (Result: Mika uses tanning beds)
  • Examine Victim's phone. (Result: Unlocked Phone)
  • Analyze Victim's Phone. (6:00:00; Result: Leslie's Messages)
  • Calm Leslie down. (Result: Leslie eats quinoa and uses tanning beds)
  • Examine Torn Pamphlet. (Result: Eye Points)
  • Analyze Eye Points. (6:00:00; Result: The killer practices aromatherapy; New Crime Scene: Translucent Greenhouse)
  • Investigate Translucent Greenhouse. (Clues: Broken Planting Pot, Locked Drone)
  • Examine Broken Planting Pot. (Result: Linus' Pot)
  • See why Linus obstructed property. (Result: Linus eats quinoa, uses tanning beds and practices aromatherapy)
  • Examine Locked Drone. (Result: Drone Footage)
  • Analyze Drone Footage. (9:00:00; Result: James and Stewie)
  • See why James wanted to restrict the victim. (Result: James uses tanning beds and practices aromatherapy)
  • Move on to chapter 3 now!

Chapter 3

  • Convince James not to kick you off the premises. (Result: James eats quinoa, Mika eats quinoa and practiaces aromatherapy; New Crime Scene: Clinic Recliners)
  • Investigate Clinic Recliners. (Clues: Locked Security Camera, Pink Diary)
  • Examine Locked Security Camera. (Result: Security Camera Footage)
  • Analyze Security Camera Footage. (9:00:00; Result: Nellie's Womanization)
  • Talk to Nellie about being womanized by the victim. (Result: Nellie practices aromatherapy)
  • Examine Pink Diary. (Result: Leslie's Apology)
  • Return the diary to Leslie. (Result: Leslie practices aromatherapy)
  • Investigate Virtual Reality Stage. (Clues: Victim's Tie, Headset Tightener)
  • Examine Victim's Tie. (Result: Spray)
  • Analyze Spray. (9:00:00; Result: The killer wears glasses)
  • Examine Headset Tightener. (Result: DNA)
  • Analyze DNA. (15:00:00; Result: The killer has freckles)
  • Arrest the killer now!
  • Move on to Second Chance (3/5).

Second Chance (3/5)

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  • Speak to James about a second chance.
  • Talk to Linus about his invention. (Reward: 20,000)
  • Investigate Testing Grounds. (Clues: Faded Newspaper)
  • Examine Faded Newspaper. (Result: Aleksandr's Article)
  • Interrogate Aleksandr about his article. (Reward: Investigative Fedora)
  • Hear Aqua's lead.
  • Investigate Company Gardens. (Clues: Tentacle Purse)
  • Examine Tentacle Purse. (Result: Aqua's Phone)
  • Speak to Myrtle about CHANCE.
  • Investigate Aromatherapy Clinic. (Clues: Faded Pass)
  • Examine Faded Pass. (Result: Nellie's Name)
  • Talk to Nellie about using her pass. (Reward: Burger)
  • Confirm the plan with Myrtle.
  • Move on to a new case now!

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