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Intelligence of Destruction
C59IoD
General information
Season 3
City Rosenoque (The Mystery)
District Horizon Station
Case # 59
Initial release date March 17th 2020
Partner(s) Diana Osborne (All Chapters)
Case chronology
← Preceded by Succeeded by →
Pawsitive in the Bad Times
(in Beverly Boulevard)
Quaking With Fear
On our mission to put an end to the Gaulstone cult, a body is found in the company's office, their neck pierced! Catch the killer and find out what plans the Cult has planned in Rosenoque, so you can save a city from a dark mystery!
—Case Teaser

Intelligence of Destruction is a case featured in Criminal Case as the one-hundred and seventy-fourth case of the game. It is the fifty-ninth case of The Mystery and the first case in Horizon Station.

Plot

After learning of the cult’s businesses in Horizon Station and the life sentence that was granted to Theodore Fawkes per the Chief, Diana and the player headed to the abandoned company building they found out previously, in search of clues leading to the leader of the cult. However in the lobby, they discovered the body of university film student Gregory Oldman, his neck pierced. Per Ethan’s autopsy, the victim bled to death after something stabbed him through the throat, and that he was able to confirm it wasn’t a knife. They then suspected economics student Christina Bateman, who told them that the victim was filming an apocalyptic film in the district ruins. They also found clues to suspect their police mechanic and part-time inventor Olivier Hunt and prop maker Bart Valliant before they were informed by Diego that he had discovered the victim’s trailer where he was working from.

After the detectives investigated the victim’s film trailer, they discovered clues to add computer tech major Samuel Lupo and drama teacher Sylvia Halton to the suspects. They then discovered that Gregory had tried to cast Christina as the monster’s wife for his film, which had insulted Christina, as well that he had stolen multiple props from Bart as the prop maker “wouldn’t need them anymore”. Later on, the duo was informed that some students were partying over the victim’s death. After the detectives stopped the party, they investigated and discovered that Gregory had intentionally broken Olivier’s high-tech camera, telling the part-time inventor that he was using worthless material, which angered him. They also discovered that Samuel had hacked into the victim’s laptop due to the victim mocking the animalistic people in his upcoming movie. They also learned about Sylvia’s hatred for the victim due to him always interrupting the show to ask for more props and other complaints. After an out-of-control bloodstained drone attacked the duo with a blade, the team then filed the bladed flying object as the murder weapon and they were able to arrest Sylvia for the homicide.

After they discovered Sylvia guilty of the crime, the drama teacher denied everything, telling them that she would never do such a horrible thing as any good teacher wouldn’t dare to do. But after Diana asked her if she would actually murder someone over props, she cracked and then let slip that he shouldn’t have stolen the letter. When Diana confronted her about what she meant, she simply replied that in a box of props the victim stole, he had taken the letter from Tracy Darcy prior to her death telling her to prepare the students for the next stage. She then told them that she couldn’t let Gregory find it, he would have blown the operation if he ever found it. So when he was alone, she maneuvered the drone right toward him, piercing his neck, but she couldn’t retrieve the letter due to the investigation. She then simply told them that she had sent a student to retrieve it so they wouldn’t be able to find anything before she then went silent. At the trial, Judge Brighton sentenced her to 60 years in jail for the murder and refusing to cooperate with the authorities.

After the trial, Diana and the player immediately headed to the abandoned lobby where they then caught Samuel searching around. After the team asked him what he was doing, he explained that he was asked by a teacher to go find some letter she had dropped. However after Diana told him it was related to the murder, he immediately told them he had no idea that it was related as he only thought it was some administration letter. After the detectives had him leave, they looked around and found a sheet of paper that looked to be encoded. After sending it to Erika and Alexandra, the duo of analysts were able to reveal that the next stage was that the drama teacher was putting recruits in her drama class. The letter further explained how she could teach them how to behave normally so that they wouldn’t be able to be recognized by the police in a crowd of people. The letter also revealed that, due to their mixed DNA with animals, the animalistic people of the city were unable to be recruited without causing uncurable side effects and extreme pain, per the Barker’s experiments. Maxwell then told them that he believed that per the two recruits they arrested, the behaviour could be some form of blood lust or willingness to murder.

Meanwhile, Diego came to the station precinct and informed the player that he had seen something weird near the film set and that he wanted to investigate it further. As the beat cop insisted that he believed it was to do with the Cult, they investigated and discovered an old briefcase that felt familiar to Diego. After the player unlocked it, they discovered multiple building blueprints such as the prison and the police station as well a series of tools that Diego believed were lock picking tools. After the player searched through the briefcase further, they uncovered a different plan of the prison with highlights informing the reader on how to attack the prison. After the duo quickly realized that someone was planning to attack the prison, Diego suddenly remembered why the briefcase was familiar. He then explained that the briefcase was Francisco’s briefcase that the deceased businessman dusted for personal business. After Diego muttered about how Jordan Brown could’ve stolen it for the current organization, he then agreed to help the player inform the warden. The duo, with approval of the chief, went to inform Sandalone Prison’s warden Woody Lester of what would happen. The warden quickly thanked them before promising that he would do whatever he needed to make sure whatever the Cult was planning were prevented.

After all the events, Chief Tempest then told them that despite the Cult rising up to commit their plans, she was happy that they had already made a head start with arresting one of their allies and uncovering information on their plans. She then told them that they needed to uncover the Cult’s headquarters and plans, as well stopping the recruits and identifying the last of the Cult’s main members.

Summary

Victim

  • Gregory Oldman (found with his neck pierced)

Murder Weapon

  • Bladed Drone

Killer

  • Sylvia Halton

Suspects

Christina Bateman
Economics Student
Height 5'8"
Age 22
Weight 165 lbs
Eyes green
Blood B-

Profile

  • The suspect knows poetry
  • The suspect eats pumpkin soup
  • The suspect knows electronics

Appearance

  • The suspect has a mud stain
Olivier Hunt
Police Mechanic
Height 5'5"
Age 27
Weight 169 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood B+

Profile

  • The suspect eats pumpkin soup
  • The suspect knows electronics
Bart Valliant
Prop Maker
Height 5'9"
Age 43
Weight 155 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood O-

Profile

  • The suspect knows poetry
  • The suspect eats pumpkin soup
  • The suspect knows electronics

Appearance

  • The suspect has a mud stain
Samuel Lupo
Computer Tech Major
Height 5'9"
Age 22
Weight 152 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood B+

Profile

  • The suspect knows poetry
  • The suspect eats pumpkin soup
  • The suspect knows electronics
Sylvia Halton
University Drama Teacher
Height 5'9"
Age 37
Weight 161 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood A-

Profile

  • The suspect knows poetry
  • The suspect eats pumpkin soup
  • The suspect knows electronics

Appearance

  • The suspect has a mud stain

Quasi-Suspects

Maxwell McKenzie
Profiler
Height 6'1"
Age 38
Weight 195 lbs
Eyes green
Blood O-
Diego Redmoon
Beat Cop
Height 5'7"
Age 31
Weight 182 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood O+
Woody Lester
Prison Warden
Height 6'1"
Age 61
Weight 218 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood B+

Killer's Profile

  • The killer knows electronics.
  • The killer eats pumpkin soup.
  • The killer knows poetry.
  • The killer has a mud stain.
  • The killer has blue eyes.

Crime Scenes

Abandoned Company Lobby Dusty Sitting Area Abandoned Company Lobby Bonus
Film Set Film Set Cameras Film Set Bonus
Film Trailer Makeup Vanity Film Trailer Bonus

Steps

Chapter 1

  • Investigate Abandoned Company Lobby. (Clues: Victim's Body, Torn Fabric, Faded Photo)
  • Examine Faded Photo. (Result: Photo Revealed; New Suspect: Christina Bateman)
  • Ask Christina about the murder of her fellow university friend. (New Crime Scene: Film Set)
  • Investigate Film Set. (Clues: Locked Toolbox, Box of Props)
  • Examine Locked Toolbox. (Result: Toolbox Unlocked; New Suspect: Olivier Hunt)
  • Interrogate Olivier about partaking in the film production.
  • Examine Box of Props. (Result: Prop Weapon)
  • Examine Prop Weapon. (Result: B VALLIANT; New Suspect: Bart Valliant)
  • Question Bart about his prop making for the film.
  • Examine Torn Fabric. (Result: Bloody Handkerchief)
  • Analyze Bloody Handkerchief. (03:00:00; Attribute: The killer eats pumpkin soup)
  • Autopsy Victim's Body. (18:00:00; Attribute: The killer knows electronics)
  • Go to Chapter 2. (No stars)

Chapter 2

  • Investigate Film Trailer. (Clues: Victim's Hard Drive, Faded Script, Torn Pieces)
  • Examine Victim's Hard Drive. (Result: Film Clips; New Suspect: Samuel Lupo)
  • Question Samuel Lupo about the homicide. (Attribute: Samuel knows electronics and eats pumpkin soup)
  • Examine Faded Script. (Result: Sylvia's Notes; New Suspect: Sylvia Halton)
  • Talk to Miss Halton about assisting Gregory. (Attribute: Sylvia eats pumpkin soup)
  • Examine Torn Pieces. (Result: Threatening Poem)
  • Analyze Threatening Poem. (09:00:00; Attribute: The killer knows poetry; New Crime Scene: Film Set Cameras)
  • Investigate Film Set Cameras. (Clues: Box of Equipment, Torn Pieces)
  • Examine Torn Pieces. (Result: Angry Drawing)
  • Examine Drawing's Writing. (Result: Bart's Handwriting)
  • Ask Bart about the drawing. (Attribute: Bart eats pumpkin soup and knows poetry and electronics)
  • Examine Box of Equipment. (Result: SD Card)
  • Analyze SD Card. (09:00:00)
  • Interrogate Christina about rejecting the role of the monster's wife. (Attribute: Christina knows electronics, eats pumpkin soup and knows poetry)
  • Go to Chapter 3. (No stars)

Chapter 3

  • Investigate Makeup Vanity. (Clues: Victim's Laptop, Smashed Pieces, Trash Can)
  • Examine Trash Can. (Result: Message to the Victim)
  • Ask Sylvia about the victim's complaints. (Attribute: Sylvia knows electronics and poetry)
  • Examine Smashed Pieces. (Result: High Tech Camera; Attribute: Olivier knows electronics)
  • Interrogate Olivier about his smashed camera. (Attribute: Olivier eats pumpkin soup)
  • Examine Victim's Laptop. (Result: Laptop Unlocked)
  • Analyze Victim's Laptop. (09:00:00)
  • Confront Samuel about hacking the victim's laptop. (Attribute: Samuel knows poetry)
  • Investigate Dusty Sitting Area. (Clues: Bladed Drone, Pile of Rubble)
  • Examine Pile of Rubble. (Result: Drone Remote)
  • Examine Drone Remote. (Result: Dark Substance)
  • Analyze Dark Substance. (09:00:00; Attribute: The killer...)
  • Analyze Bladed Drone. (15:00:00; Attribute: The killer...)
  • Take care of the killer now!
  • Go to The Blood of Those Purest (1/8). (1 star)

The Blood of Those Purest (1/8)

TMAI10

  • Question Samuel about why he's in the lobby. (Reward: Robotic Drone)
  • Investigate Abandoned Company Lobby. (Clue: Box of Props)
  • Examine Box of Props. (Result: Faded Paper)
  • Examine Faded Paper. (Result: Encoded Paper)
  • Analyze Encoded Paper. (09:00:00)
  • See Maxwell about what he has concluded per the notes.
  • See what Diego needs help with. (Reward: Burger)
  • Investigate Film Set. (Clue: Locked Briefcase)
  • Examine Locked Briefcase. (Result: Briefcase Contents)
  • Examine Briefcase Contents. (Result: Prison Blueprints)
  • Analyze Prison Blueprints. (06:00:00)
  • Inform Warden Lester of the developments. (Reward: 20,000 Coins)
  • Go on to the next case! (No stars)

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