Fight or Flight
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General information
Season 1 (Tales of Olympus)
Location Giannitsa, Greece
Region Northeast
Case # 6
Initial release date 21st May 2020
Partner(s) Apollo (All Chapters)
Case chronology
← Preceded by Succeeded by →
Eye of the Beholder
(in North)
Shortsighted
At a gathering of the Gods in the Northeast, we're given a cold welcome as a body is found in the den of harpies! Can you solve the murder before the birds feed at your corpse for scraps?
—Case Teaser

Fight or Flight is a case featured in Criminal Case, it appears as the sixth case in Tales of Olympus and the sixth case overall. It takes place as the first case in the North region of Greece.

Plot

Following the Mythological Unity's victory against Medusa and the gorgons, they travelled to Giannitsa, in the Northeast, to investigate a gathering of Gods, after learning of one's involvement in the extinction scheme. The player, alongside Apollo, began their trek to the castle, only to hear the caw of harpies nearby. Armed with a xiphos, the pair entered the harpies' cave... only to find God of Shepherds Pan dead, his chest pierced by arrows. Dexter soon confirmed the arrows used to kill Pan were enchanted, before they informed Leonardo Padapakis of his brother's death. They then suspect his father Hermes and Hephaestus. Soon after, Olympia revealed harpies were flying away with evidence.

Apollo and the player tracked the harpies' movements to the clock tower, where the Unity were able to restore the evidence from them while Theodore Gardenia taped off the scene. Shortly after, evidence led them to suspecting Circe and Aphrodite, who Nicoletta was immediately charmed by. They also discovered Pan masterminded Hephaestus being kicked out of Olympus by Hera, before learning Pan disapproved of Hermes' plans to marry a mortal woman. A few hours later, an angered Chief Massoud held up a letter from Nicoletta signed with a bold red lipstick mark. She then began to read the letter aloud, revealing Nicoletta had fled with Aphrodite.

Aisha told the team to search for Nicoletta, before Olympia revealed Aphrodite had been seen in town. They confronted the Goddess, where she confessed Nicoletta is waiting for her in a hotel room with a bottle of wine, and that she planned to talk with Nicoletta for hours. She insisted they relax, promising to return the 'pretty little thing' by the next day. They then also discovered Circe was transforming men into goats - not pigs - which angered Pan, and that Pan had exiled Leonardo from the satyr community, infuriating him. Eventually, they learned Hermes was responsible.

They confronted the God, who tiredly insisted he'd never murder his son. Apollo countered with the evidence and demanded Hermes confess, prompting Hermes to place his hands in the air in surrender. The God began to explain that he was tired of being immortal - of being a God. He admitted he wished to marry a mortal woman, but refused to see her grow old beside him and die. Hermes insisted that knowing there was an end was what made everything count. However, Hermes had no idea how to get rid of his immortality. One day, however, Zeus approached him. Zeus promised to make Hermes mortal, but on one condition: he kill his own son. Hermes reluctantly agreed, seeing as Pan was who stopped him from marrying his love. He then enchanted multiple weapons and summoned Pan to the harpies' den, where he shot him repeatedly. Hermes clutched his chest and admitted killing Pan broke his heart, but in the end, the reward was worth it, believing he'd been instructed by Zeus.

Suddenly, the clouds above them began to part and between the lightning, Zeus appeared. Hermes told Zeus he did everything he asked and begged for mortality, prompting Zeus to scoff angrily. Zeus then insisted he never tasked Hermes to kill Pan, as Hermes realized he was tricked by an imposter. Zeus decreed that Hermes actions can't go unpunished and waved his hand, relieving Hermes of his immortality. Zeus shouted, telling Hermes that he will live with his guilt, grow old, weak, and scared, that in the end, he would die, like all mortal things - scoffing that he should be careful what he wished for. Zeus then parted ways as Hermes scurried away in regret. Believing Pan's death was connected to the gorgons, Apollo insisted they still had more to uncover.

Aisha first instructed the pair to question Circe in the ballroom. Circe, however, declared losing two of her family had been tough enough, and that she didn't want any other disturbances. Eventually, Circe agreed to speak to them if they restored a photo of Lykaon Forrest which had been damaged in the rain. After finding and piecing together the photo, they spoke to Circe, who admitted the imposter was likely a shapeshifter. She further revealed that shapeshifters left behind a faint dust where they went, which glowed under a full moon. That night, they ventured back to the harpies' den and followed the glowing lights to a locked chest. After the player was able to crack the lock, they sent the findings to a newly-cleared Leonardo. Leo, who was having a wine toast to mourn his loss, revealed the shapeshifter was paid in obols by Hephaestus. Leo further explained that he had no idea why Hephaestus would want Pan dead, but suggested Hephaestus was the one working with the gorgons. Leo promised to continue digging for any other leads he could find.

The following day, a downtrodden Nicoletta returned to the caves, only to met by disapproving looks from Chief Massoud. Nicoletta explained that Aphrodite allured her and that she couldn't escape her, but admitted she never romanced Aphrodite, but rather talked with her all night about her girlfriend - Lainey Belle - who she had continually mentioned in the North. Nicoletta then requested a moment to sort out her personal life, to which Aisha respected, reflecting on her own past love. Nicoletta and the player soon went into town to buy a bouquet of roses, with Nicoletta hoping they'd cheer Lainey up and resolve any problems between the two. Using the chariot, they arrived at Lainey's house. Nicoletta knocked on the door with the bouquet, only for Lainey to act defensively - worried at her presence. When Nicoletta asked why Lainey had been ignoring her, Lainey tried to ignore the question, before Nicoletta spotted another person's car in her driveway. She began to tear up as Lainey quickly shut the door, leaving her bouquet on the side. As Phoebe asked if she was okay, Nicoletta wiped her tears and nodded, simply saying that she needed to try harder to win Lainey back. Phoebe shook her head and told Nicoletta she was worth more than that, but Nicoletta didn't accept it and hurried back to the chariot.

Back at the caves, Aisha sighed upon hearing the news, hoping Nicoletta would be okay with time. She did, however, declare that they had no time to waste and asked Leo for a report. Leo then admitted with glee that he'd been able to trace Hephaestus to a mining and construction corporation - named Titan Incorporated - in Drama, where they working on a hidden project. Aisha then told Apollo to get the chariot ready, as they were heading for Drama.

Summary

Victim

  • Pan (shot to death with arrows before being left in the harpies' den)

Murder Weapon

  • Enchanted Arrows

Killer

  • Hermes

Suspects

Leonardo Padapakis
Lore Expert
Height 6'2"
Age 132
Weight 287 lbs
Eyes Blue
Blood A-

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect enchants.
  • The suspect knows archery.

Suspect's Appearance

  • The suspect wears a drachma symbol.
Hermes
God of Messaging
Height 5'11"
Age
Weight 161 lbs
Eyes Blue
Blood AB-

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect enchants.
  • The suspect knows archery.
  • The suspect has combat training.

Suspect's Appearance

  • The suspect wears a drachma symbol.
Hephaestus
God of Metalwork
Height 6'5"
Age
Weight 342 lbs
Eyes Black
Blood AB-

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect enchants.
  • The suspect knows archery.
  • The suspect has combat training.

Suspect's Appearance

  • The suspect wears a drachma symbol.
Circe
Goddess of Transformation
Height 5'6"
Age
Weight 134 lbs
Eyes Blue
Blood A-

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect enchants.
  • The suspect knows archery.
  • The suspect has combat training.
Aphrodite
Goddess of Love
Height 5'11"
Age
Weight 156 lbs
Eyes Green
Blood A+

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect enchants.
  • The suspect knows archery.
  • The suspect has combat training.

Suspect's Appearance

  • The suspect wears a drachma symbol.

Quasi-Suspect(s)

Nicoletta Libidine
Medic
Height 6'6"
Age 26
Weight 135 lbs
Eyes Green
Blood O+
Lainey Belle
Nicoletta's Girlfriend
Height 5'6"
Age 25
Weight 132 lbs
Eyes Blue
Blood A+

Killer's Profile

  • The killer enchants.
  • The killer knows archery.
  • The killer has combat training.
  • The killer has blue eyes.
  • The killer wears a drachma symbol.

Crime Scenes

Den of Harpies Cliff's Edge Den of Harpies Bonus
Mythological Ball Dancefloor Mythological Ball Bonus
Clock Tower Rose Stand Clock Tower Bonus

Steps

Chapter 1

  • Investigate Den of Harpies. (Clues: Victim's Body, Broken Arrow, Torn Pieces, Faded Invitation; Murder Weapon Found: Enchanted Arrows)
  • Examine Torn Pieces. (Result: Old Vintage Photo; New Suspect: Leonardo Padapakis)
  • Inform Leonardo about the murder of his brother.
  • Examine Faded Invitation. (Result: Invitation Revealed; New Crime Scene: Mythological Ball)
  • Investigate Mythological Ball. (Clues: Locked Toolbelt, Waiter's Tray)
  • Examine Locked Toolbelt. (Result: Toolbelt; New Suspect: Hermes)
  • Speak to Hermes about Pan's passing.
  • Examine Waiter's Tray. (Result: Wrought Hammer; New Suspect: Hephaestus)
  • Question Hephaestus about the murder.
  • Examine Broken Arrow. (Result: Magical Essence)
  • Analyze Magical Essence. (03:00:00; Attribute: The killer enchants)
  • Autopsy Victim's Body. (18:00:00; Attribute: The killer knows archery)
  • Go to Chapter 2. (No stars)

Chapter 2

  • Investigate Clock Tower. (Clues: Bracelet, Locked Kit, Harpies' Scraps)
  • Examine Bracelet. (Result: CIRCE; New Suspect: Circe)
  • Interrogate Circe about Pan's murder. (Attribute: Circe enchants and knows archery)
  • Examine Locked Kit. (Result: Makeup Kit; New Suspect: Aphrodite)
  • Speak to Aphrodite about the murder. (Attribute: Aphrodite knows archery)
  • Examine Harpies' Scraps. (Result: Dented Shield)
  • Analyze Dented Shield. (09:00:00; Attribute: The killer has combat training; New Crime Scene: Dancefloor)
  • Investigate Dancefloor. (Clues: Locked Case, Torn Pieces)
  • Examine Torn Pieces. (Result: Wedding Invitation)
  • Examine Wedding Invitation. (Result: Invitation Details)
  • Confront Hermes about the wedding invitation. (Attribute: Hermes has combat training, knows archery and enchants)
  • Examine Locked Case. (Result: Pan's Case Unlocked)
  • Analyze Pan's Case Contents. (12:00:00)
  • Confront Hephaestus about Pan getting him kicked out of Olympus. (Attribute: Hephaestus has combat training, knows archery and enchants)
  • Go to Chapter 3. (No stars)

Chapter 3

  • Confront Aphrodite about charming Nicoletta. (Attribute: Aphrodite enchants and has combat training; New Crime Scene: Rose Stand)
  • Investigate Rose Stand. (Clues: Stained Pan Flute, Locked Box)
  • Examine Locked Box. (Result: Leonardo's Possessions)
  • Examine Leonardo's Possessions. (Result: Notice to Leonardo; Attribute: Leonardo knows archery)
  • Interrogate Leonardo about being kicked out of the community. (Attribute: Leonardo enchants)
  • Examine Stained Pan Flute. (Result: Brown Substance)
  • Analyze Brown Substance. (08:00:00)
  • Confront Circe about turning men into goats. (Attribute: Circe has combat training)
  • Investigate Cliff's Edge. (Clues: Smashed Pieces, Quiver)
  • Examine Quiver. (Result: Unknown Substance)
  • Analyze Unknown Substance. (09:00:00; Attribute: The killer has blue eyes)
  • Examine Smashed Pieces. (Result: Archery Wristband)
  • Analyze Archery Wristband. (12:00:00; Attribute: The killer wears a drachma symbol)
  • Take care of the killer now!
  • Go to Doomsday (1/5). (No stars)

Doomsday (1/5)

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