The Golden Coral is having a special! Lobster tail with a side of slashing! A pirate captain is found slaughtered in a bar! As a captain goes down with his ship, his killer needs to go down with him!
Man Down is a case featured in Criminal Case where it appears as the second case of Blackrose. It takes place as the second case in the Swashbuckler Shores district of Blackrose.
Following waitress Ruth Tanner into the Golden Coral, the player and their second partner, the more relaxed brother Paxton Valentine, discover the body of pirate captain Witchell Fraser, slashed and slumped in a bar. Ruth explained that ever since Fraser's boat was sunken by another boat, the Lost Faith, he overate and became a regular in the tavern. The duo also spoke to owner of the restaurant Roman Thimble as well as musketeer Agatha O'Swift. Niyah confirmed that the victim was drunk during the murder, making him weak and defenseless against his attacker. At the end of the first chapter, bounty hunter Fran Merrith ran up to the player, holding a bleeding woman, saying that she caught the Siren.
Paxton, creeped out, asked the bleeding woman, pirate You Dixon, if she was the actual Siren. Realizing that the pirate is still in shock, they rushed her in the hospital and talked to Fran, explaining that the woman that was shot is deaf and "would be a perfect excuse for stealing earnings." After all that, Roman panics and sprints towards us, saying that the killer left the murder weapon in the museum. After extracting the bloody cutlass from the museum, the team arrested restaurant owner Roman Thimble for the murder.
Roman initially denied the evidence until Paxton caught him in his lie after saying that he doesn't recall playing the cutlass at the top shelf of the display. He sighed, saying that the pirate shouldn't have betrayed his crew. Before going into the restaurant business, he used to be on the ship of The Charger, Witchell's ship. The Lost Faith, their rival, was going to be pillaged when the captain busted into the sleeping quarters and shouted, saying that someone stole all of the gold. After realizing that there was a traitor on board, Captain Fraser tied most of the crew up, including Roman, and laughed before they were shot by the Lost Faith. While he escaped his binds and helped someone with an amazing voice, the other tied crew members drowned, causing him to seek vengeance. After noticing that the drunkard captain started to attend his tavern, he knew that it was his time to get revenge. He got the victim drunk before sending his waitresses and waiters outside. After quickly slicing him up, he hid the cutlass in a nearby trash can and joined his staff. During the investigation, he quickly returned the cutlass back on the display. When Paxton inquired about him mentioning helping someone with an amazing voice, Roman shrugged and simply said that the crew used to call them The Siren. Judge Rowe sentenced Roman to 30 years in prison. After the trial, lab chief Allison ran to the player and Paxton, saying that she found some of the gold the Siren kept over the years.
Allison cheered as she lead the player to the beach where a treasure chest washed up on shore. When the player unlocks it, a bunch of gold shows up, causing Allison to cheer. When returning it back to the chief, the mischievous Allison pocketed some of the "evidence" to give to the player. When realizing that the Siren lost a lot of gold, they think of a way to lure the Siren out of the sea.
The chief also commanded Paxton and the player to interrogate Roman again about his knowledge about the Siren. He simply shrugged and sighed, thinking that the Siren was in fact part of the Lost Faith. When asking about the other survivor of the ship incident, he shook and started crying, the moments returning and traumatizing him again. The guilty Paxton attempted to comfort him, managing for him to mutter out the initials "K.F."
When looking for any signs of "K.F." around, they discover a picture of Witchell's crew, Roman and a female holding hands. After discovering that it was Kylie Fontana, a ship docker, they go interrogate Fontana about being the Siren. She denies all allegations, saying that the Siren died in the ship sinking years ago. She reminisces on how beautiful their voice was, and that she wanted to find them after the crash. Before leaving, they eavesdrop and discover Kylie talk about Fraser's treasure, buried between two trees before crying and running off. Realizing that it is the perfect lure, the team hurries to tell chiefMercierabout their plan.