Pick One's Brain
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Information
Season 4
City Ravenedge
District Crown Plaza
Case Number 32
Date of Release 16th May 2020
Partner(s) Lawrence Sinclaire (All Chapters)
Progression
Preceded by Succeeded by
A Close Shave Name Your Poison
A day of tension is promised as Sienna's day in court finally arrives, but when a body is found with their brain leaking into the street, can you keep the heat down and deliver a final judgement for the killer?
—Case Teaser

Pick One's Brain is a case featured in Criminal Case, it appears as the thirty-second case in A World Forgotten and the two hundred and twenty-first overall. It takes place as the second case in the Crown Plaza district of Ravenedge.

Plot

Before Sienna's day in court, she stood in Antonio's riverboat, looking over her petition signatures and prompt cards. She began to panic, pacing back and forth, worried she wouldn't be able to help the inhabitants of other neighbourhoods like Slipknot's Way. Antonio then calmed her down, telling her he believed in her. As Sienna thanks him, telling them if she wins it would be because of him, the riverboat rocks gently in the waters.

Present, the team approached the courthouse, watching the crowds of movement supporters chanting for Sienna to win. Supporters of Mayor Osborne eyed them, whilst members of each side tried to keep the peace. As Charity told them they'd do everything they could out on the streets, they heard a scream, before spotting a body on the courthouse steps. They rushed there, before Sienna started to sob... seeing her new friend and signee, homeless woman Selene Mitchell dead, her brain leaking out onto the street and the words "Kill the revolution!" painted onto her clothing. Knowing Sienna was close with the victim, they were forced to suspect her, as she insisted her fury at her friend's death. After Lawrence promised to do whatever they could to find Selene's killer, they suspect aristocrat Warren Osborne, signee Alfie Harwell, and mayoral supporter Andre Oldman, before Moira confirmed Selene died from multiple blows to the occipital. Later, a worried Sienna rushed in, telling them Alfie had ran away.

They eventually found Alfie with the movement in a protest square, where he insisted he ran to them for protection after a fellow signee was killed. The team then promised to protect the youngster, before suspecting food vendor Walter Hernandez and Mayor Hugo Osborne. It was later discovered that Selene attempted to turn the homeless community against Warren, believing him to have ulterior motives, and that Andre believed violence would stop the movement. Later, Eva revealed a fight had broken out between the two sides of Ravenedge. Movement leader Marianne Rose led a protest, while supporters of Andre threw rocks at the opposing crowd. The team pushed between the two, telling the pair that they needed to find the killer before more blood was spilt. After unearthing that Walter's business had been attacked by mayoral supporters, they found Hugo's speech, where he publicly labelled the Rose Movement as a "terror to the city". Furthermore, they discovered Sienna tried to persuade Selene to leave the Rose Movement, which Selene refused. Finally, the killer was exposed as Walter.

They confronted the food vendor and demanded to know why a self-proclaimed supporter of the movement murdered Selene and painted "Kill the revolution!" onto her clothing, prompting Walter to dumbfoundedly stare at them. Despite Walter's attempts to frame himself as confused and innocent, Lawrence saw through his deception, pressuring him with the evidence they compiled. Walter snapped the basket he was holding, admitting he lied before and revealed it was Rose supporters who attacked his business. He responded that ever since that moment, he'd realized the Rose Movement were stirring up a war in Ravenedge that was dragging innocents down with them. Believing they should be stopped, Walter began to listen to Andre's anti-Rose speeches, and slowly started following his ideology. On Sienna's day in court, Walter watched in rage as the Rose supporters took to the streets. Believing violence must be met with violence, Walter knocked Selene out with chloroform as he approached her stand. He then took her to the roof of the courthouse and bashed her head in with a metal crate, painting the slogan of the anti-Rose supporters, and throwing her from the rooftop. In court, Sienna looked at Walter with sadness, realizing how the emerging civil war in Ravenedge was turning good people into monsters. Judge Haddid then sentenced Walter to forty years in prison, with no chance of parole.

Outside the court, Sienna exclaimed that the team needed to continue investigating into who had blackmailed both the Blackwood family and Ida Stanbury into killing movement supporters. Antonio then rushed up to them, declaring that Alfie had refused to speak in court, as he was fearing for his life.

Sienna accompanied the player in speaking to Alfie again, where he tearfully insisted that if he spoke in court, anti-Rose supporters would hurt him. A compassionate Sienna asked why he thought this, prompting Alfie to reveal he’d seen a bloody poster in the protest square which startled him. Opting to investigate, they rushed to the square, where they found a collage of many notable movement affiliates, including Marianne, Beaufort, Alfie, Selene, and even Sienna, with Selene’s face crossed out. They soon sent the collage to Amethyst, who concluded that the collage was a direct declaration of war against the Rose Movement. Hope then ran in carrying a stack of papers – nearly tripping over a doorstop – and revealed she had Pedro test a sample of the blood, confirming it was pig’s blood from the nearby butchery. Hope also exclaimed that – judging by other variables - it had been purchased by a lady named Rosana Vianello. The pair quickly confronted the seductive Italian, where she shrugged dumbfoundedly, coyly remarking she knew nothing about any Rose Movement as she’d only recently moved from Venice. Sienna then remarked about the pig she purchased, only to be met by Rosana claiming the pig she bought for a feast had been stolen before she could blink.

Back in the foyer, Sienna debriefed the team about their encounter with Rosana, which suspiciously caused Antonio to shake and rush out of the foyer. A deflated Sienna admitted she wanted to follow him but needed to prepare her speech for court now she was the only one left. Alfie then returned nervously, shakily stating he wished to stand for Sienna, despite the danger, and that his father would’ve wanted him to stay and fight. A few hours later, Sienna was called to court to speak against Mayor Osborne demolishing more low-income neighbourhoods. Sienna stood up and fumbled on her words, beads of sweat dripping down her forehead as Ravenedge watched on. She then put down her paper and closed her eyes, deciding to speak from the heart instead. She asked those who were making the decision to think; think about humanity. She pointed to Alfie and recounted how he lost his father after the destruction of Slipknot’s Way, how his and many other families had been torn apart, due to either fear or greed. She invited them to look at pictures of those who would be left homeless or ruined due to this decision, to look at those who would be left suffering on the streets. Sienna then told them that she herself was from a low-income neighbourhood in Spain, yet she had clawed her way out and became the fighter for justice she was today. Desperately, she pleaded that they give people a chance, a chance to live the life they deserved to, before writing them off during childhood.

A few slow and tense hours ticked by as Sienna awaited their decision. Antonio then arrived outside, confessing he wished to support her alongside the rest of the team. Soon, she was called back in. Half-an-hour later, Sienna walked out of the doors, a small yet content smile on her face. She ran and hugged the team, revealing they’d chosen to block Hugo’s motion to demolish the other neighbourhoods. As Antonio congratulated her, Sienna rushed to hug him, their arms wrapped around each other as a deafening bang silenced the crowd. Antonio arched his eyebrows and looked at Sienna, who had a confused expression on her face.

Hidden amongst her red dress, crimson blood began to trickle out of an open wound, causing her legs to weak and for her to drop to the floor. Charity shouted at the crowd to move and ordered the team to call paramedics, as Antonio continued clutching Sienna. He told her to ‘keep her eyes open’ and ‘stay awake’, but Sienna’s responses slowly grinded to a halt. The weapons expert began shaking her, but Sienna draped across his arms weakly, unmoving. Antonio started to scream, but Sienna… stayed still.

Summary

Victim

  • Selene Mitchell (found on the courthouse steps with her brain leaking out)

Murder Weapon

  • Metal Crate

Killer

  • Walter Fernandez

Suspects

Sienna Everett
Detective
Height 5'5"
Age 28
Weight 139 lbs
Eyes Brown
Blood A+

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect flosses.
  • The suspect eats cranberry pie.
  • The suspect rides hansom cabs.
Warren Osborne
Aristocrat
Height 5'10"
Age 58
Weight 177 lbs
Eyes Green
Blood AB-

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect flosses.
  • The suspect eats cranberry pie.
  • The suspect rides hansom cabs.
Alfie Harwell
Paper Boy
Height 5'1"
Age 15
Weight 117 lbs
Eyes Brown
Blood O-

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect flosses.
  • The suspect eats cranberry pie.

Suspect's Appearance

  • The suspect wears a cap.
Andre Oldman
Mayoral Supporter
Height 5'9"
Age 46
Weight 193 lbs
Eyes Brown
Blood A-

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect flosses.
  • The suspect eats cranberry pie.
  • The suspect rides hansom cabs.

Suspect's Appearance

  • The suspect has a moustache.
Walter Hernandez
Food Supplier
Height 5'7"
Age 28
Weight 163 lbs
Eyes Brown
Blood A-

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect flosses.
  • The suspect eats cranberry pie.
  • The suspect rides hansom cabs.

Suspect's Appearance

  • The suspect has a moustache.
  • The suspect wears a cap.
Hugo Osborne
Mayor
Height 5'11"
Age 51
Weight 169 lbs
Eyes Brown
Blood A-

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect flosses.
  • The suspect eats cranberry pie.
  • The suspect rides hansom cabs.

Suspect's Appearance

  • The suspect has a moustache.

Quasi-Suspect(s)

Rosana Vianello
Seductive Lady
Height 5'9"
Age 29
Weight 124 lbs
Eyes Green
Blood AB-

Killer's Profile

  • The killer flosses.
  • The killer eats cranberry pie.
  • The killer rides hansom cabs.
  • The killer has a moustache.
  • The killer wears a cap.

Crime Scenes

Courthouse Steps Marble Pillars Courthouse Steps Bonus
Homeless Shelter Selene's Shack Homeless Shelter Bonus
Protest Square Destroyed Stands Protest Square Bonus

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