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Quaking With Fear
C60QWF
General information
Season 3
City Rosenoque (The Mystery)
District Horizon Station
Case # 60
Initial release date 23rd March 2020
Partner(s) Major Lucas (All Chapters)
Case chronology
← Preceded by Succeeded by →
Intelligence of Destruction Protocol 666
As the Cult continues their plans for Rosenoque, our investigations leads to a dead body of a desert local, their spine fractured! Crack open this case and send shivers down the killer’s spine before things escalate!
—Case Teaser

Quaking With Fear is a case featured in Criminal Case as the one-hundred and seventy-fifth case of the game. It is the sixtieth case of The Mystery and the second case in Horizon Station.

Plot

Soon after their discoveries on the cult, a minor earthquake shook Horizon Station. After the tremors ended, Major and the player headed out to survey the surrounding area for any injured people in the earthquake, due to the tourists and visitors in the abandoned district. They then discovered the dead body of prison warden Woody Lester, his spine fractured, and that per Ethan, it was murder due to a two pronged wound in his back. They then investigated the crime scene and the victim's office, leading them to suspect explorer Henry Marksman, army sergeant Gustavo Vargas and young man and daredevil firestarter Charlie "Lumos" Tangle in the homicide of the warden. Soon after, they were informed by Jacob that with the warden dead, a breakout had ensured.

After they learned about the breakout, Jacob reported that the guards were able to confirm that Ina Landry, Chelsea Chapman and Kendra Redmoon had escaped prison. They then learned that Ina had ran off to a wrecked memorial in Horizon Station, prompting them to head there. They then found Ina, suspecting her in the murder before she fled the scene, the detectives then questioning cowboy Noah Wilton and architect Tristan Flanders, the latter trying to fix Horizon Station. They then discovered that Woody and Gustavo had a feud when the city was selecting the next prison warden over twenty years before, Woody told Henry to stop exploring places he shouldn't be and that Woody was trying to get Charlie put in an asylum due to his pyromaniac tendencies. Afterwards, they discovered from Erika that while she was looking through Woody's prison database, Ina was bribing him for prison benefits. They then confronted Ina, who told them that she was trying to get benefits in prison, but the warden refused him despite her pleas. In the end, the team then uncovered enough evidence and the murder weapon, a crowbar, before arresting Noah Wilton for the crime.

They then confronted Noah about the homicide and he denied the accusations despite his connections to his brother Jordan Brown. However the cowboy cracked and confessed to the murder, telling them that he didn't have a choice. He then explained that someone had started following him around, with the likings of Jordan Brown. He then started to believe that he was suffering from hallucinations of his dead brother after his brutal murder. He then told the detectives that someone had told him that killing Woody Lester would silence his nightmarish visions of his brother. He initially denied to believe that was the solution, but he soon discovered that nothing else could help his fears. So he then grabbed an old crowbar from his storage and discovered that Woody was inspecting the fallen Horizon Station wreckage following the minor earthquake and then attacked Woody, caving his back in. Then an aftershock of the earthquake tremored and Noah fled, hoping the aftershock would bury all evidence of his killing. He then held out his hands and told them that he would accept that he was guilty now that he was caught and asked them to arrest him. Major then arrested him for the crime and sent him to trial, where Judge Brighton then sentenced him to twenty years in prison. Afterwards, as Noah entered the prison, he then saw someone, and fled to hide, soon finding the warden's office. He then tries to scream as Jordan Brown then attacks him.

After the trial, they were informed by Acting Mayor Teagan that an attack had occurred in the prison and that after checking security footage she could not believe her eyes. After Alexandra made her some tea, Nancy then explained that she saw Jordan Brown attacking Noah in the warden's office per the security footage after being informed of an attack there. Major and the player, shocked by the news, then headed to the warden's office and collected Noah's body, as well a bloodied dagger. They then collected a sample of blood off the dagger and sent it to Joshua (as Janice was taking care of Zach) who confirmed that there was no DNA from Jordan on the dagger. However, he had found traces of dust from the memorial statue at the wrecked memorial. Major and the player then headed there to investigate the memorial, where they found a brown wig that looked quite similar to Jordan's own hairstyle. They then collected some hairs from the wig and Joshua was able to confirm that the hairs belonged to Tristan Flanders.

Major and the player then headed to Tristan's office and confronted him about killing Noah. Tristan then cracked and told them that he was ordered to, telling them that he couldn't remember months of his life, saying that he had a lust to hunt down Noah and drive him insane, before cruelly silencing him forever. He then told them that a cloaked person who called themselves the Silence had set him the task to murder Noah when he was arrested. They then arrested Tristan for his crimes and took him to prison. Soon after, Major suggested that they investigate the earthquake site to see if Tristan left anything incriminating toward the cult. They then investigated and discovered a locked GPS that they restored and unlocked, discovering a location pinpointed on a map of Horizon Station. Knowing that the Silence most likely ordered the murders of Woody Lester and Noah Wilton, Major then concluded that one of the Cult's headquarters could be there.

After Erika pinpointed the GPS's location, the tech expert then revealed that the coordinates was a hidden laboratory in the ruins of a pharmaceutical company after she used satellite technology. With these news, Major and the player headed out to investigate the hidden laboratory, arrest Chelsea and Kendra and uncover the Silence, as well the other three members of the Cult.

Summary

Victim

  • Woody Lester (found dead in an earthquake site)

Murder Weapon

  • Crowbar

Killer

  • Noah Wilton

Suspects

Henry Marksman
Explorer
Height 5'10"
Age 36
Weight 172 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood AB+

Profile

  • The suspect uses hand weights
  • The suspect eats energy bars
  • The suspect takes spirulina

Profile

  • The suspect has a scar
Gustavo Vargas
Army Sergeant
Height 6'0"
Age 51
Weight 142 lbs
Eyes green
Blood AB+

Profile

  • The suspect uses hand weights
  • The suspect eats energy bars
  • The suspect takes spirulina

Profile

  • The suspect has a scar
Charlie "Lumos" Tangle
Mysterious Young Man
Height 5'7"
Age 21
Weight 160 lbs
Eyes white
Blood A+

Profile

  • The suspect uses hand weights
  • The suspect eats energy bars
  • The suspect takes spirulina
Ina Landry
Criminal Mystic
Height 5'5"
Age 30
Weight 145 lbs
Eyes green
Blood B+

Profile

  • The suspect uses hand weights
  • The suspect eats energy bars
  • The suspect takes spirulina
Noah Wilton
Cowboy
Height 6'0"
Age 27
Weight 135 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood A-

Profile

  • The suspect uses hand weights
  • The suspect eats energy bars
  • The suspect takes spirulina

Profile

  • The suspect has a scar
Tristan Flanders
Memorial Avenue Architect
Height 5'6"
Age 31
Weight 170 lbs
Eyes green
Blood AB-

Profile

  • The suspect uses hand weights
  • The suspect eats energy bars
  • The suspect takes spirulina

Profile

  • The suspect has a scar

Quasi-Suspect(s)

Nancy Teagan
Acting Mayor
Height 5'6"
Age 39
Weight 152 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood O+

Killer's Profile

  • The killer uses hand weights.
  • The killer eats energy bars.
  • The killer takes spirulina.
  • The killer has a scar.
  • The killer is aged thirty years or younger.

Crime Scenes

Earthquake Site Pile of Wreckage Earthquake Site Bonus
Warden's Office Office Desk Warden's Office Bonus
Wrecked Memorial Memorial Wreckage Wrecked Memorial Bonus

Steps

Chapter 1

  • Investigate Earthquake Site. (Clues: Victim's Body, Pile of Wreckage; New Suspect: Henry Marksman)
  • Question Henry about exploring Horizon Station. (New Crime Scene: Warden's Office)
  • Investigate Warden's Office. (Clues: Old Photo, Torn Pieces)
  • Examine Old Photo. (Result: Gustavo Identified; New Suspect: Gustavo Vargas)
  • Inform Gustavo of his mentor's murder.
  • Examine Torn Pieces. (Result: Newspaper Notes; New Suspect: Charlie "Lumos" Tangle)
  • Interrogate Charlie about his connections to the victim.
  • Examine Pile of Wreckage. (Result: Crushed Straw Hat)
  • Analyze Crushed Straw Hat. (03:00:00; Attribute: The killer eats energy bars)
  • Autopsy Victim's Body. (18:00:00; Attribute: The killer uses hand weights)
  • Go to Chapter 2. (No stars)

Chapter 2

  • Investigate Wrecked Memorial. (Clues: Torn Blueprints, Satchel, Statue Rubble; New Suspect: Ina Landry)
  • Question Ina about breaking out of prison. (Attribute: Ina uses hand weights and eats energy bars)
  • Examine Satchel. (Result: Flask; New Suspect: Noah Wilton)
  • Interrogate Noah about the murder. (Attribute: Noah eats energy bars and uses hand weights)
  • Examine Torn Blueprints. (Result: Architect Blueprints; New Suspect: Tristan Flanders)
  • Ask Tristan about his plans for Horizon Station. (Attribute: Tristan uses hand weights)
  • Examine Statue Rubble. (Result: Bloodied Gloves)
  • Analyze Bloodied Gloves. (09:00:00; Attribute: The killer takes spirulina; New Crime Scene: Office Desk)
  • Investigate Office Desk. (Clues: Faded Newspaper, Torn Pieces, Discarded Lighter)
  • Examine Faded Newspaper. (Result: Old Newspaper)
  • Confront Gustavo about his feud with the victim. (Attribute: Gustavo takes spirulina, eats energy bars and uses hand weights)
  • Examine Torn Pieces. (Result: Map of Sandalone Gorge)
  • Talk to Henry about the warning. (Attribute: Henry eats energy bars, uses hand weights and takes spirulina)
  • Examine Discarded Lighter. (Result: Hair Sample)
  • Analyze Hair Sample. (09:00:00)
  • See Charlie about why the victim had his lighter. (Attribute: Charlie uses hand weights, takes spirulina and eats energy bars)
  • Go to Chapter 3. (No stars)

Chapter 3

  • Confront Ina about her bribes to the warden. (Attribute: Ina takes spirulina; New Crime Scene: Memorial Wreckage)
  • Investigate Memorial Wreckage. (Clues: Locked Tube, Torn Pieces)
  • Examine Locked Tube. (Result: Faded Blueprints)
  • Examine Faded Blueprints. (Result: Notes on Blueprints)
  • Ask Tristan about dictating the victim's prison ideas. (Attribute: Tristan eats energy bars and takes spirulina)
  • Examine Torn Photo. (Result: Old Photo)
  • Analyze Old Photo. (09:00:00)
  • Confront Noah about knowing the victim. (Attribute: Noah takes spirulina)
  • Investigate Pile of Wreckage. (Clues: Upended Trash Can, Bloody Crowbar; Murder Weapon Found: Crowbar)
  • Examine Upended Trash Can. (Result: Bloody Rock)
  • Analyze Bloody Rock. (09:00:00; Attribute: The killer has a scar)
  • Examine Bloody Crowbar. (Result: Skin Cells)
  • Analyze Skin Cells. (15:00:00; Attribute: The killer is aged thirty years or younger)
  • Take care of the killer now!
  • Go to The Blood of Those Purest (2/8). (No stars)

The Blood of Those Purest (2/8)

TMAI10

  • Hear from Acting Mayor Teagan about panic at the prison.
  • Investigate Warden's Office. (Clue: Noah's Body, Bloodied Dagger)
  • Examine Bloodied Dagger. (Result: Blood Sample)
  • Analyze Blood Sample. (06:00:00)
  • Talk to Gustavo about if he saw anyone. (Reward: 20,000 Coins)
  • Investigate Wrecked Memorial. (Clue: Pile of Rocks)
  • Examine Pile of Rocks. (Result: Brown Wig)
  • Examine Brown Wig. (Result: Hairs)
  • Analyze Hairs. (06:00:00)
  • Confront Tristan about masquerading as Jordan Brown. (Reward: Decoy Jordan Brown Wig)
  • Investigate Earthquake Site. (Clues: Broken Pieces)
  • Examine Broken Pieces. (Result: Locked GPS)
  • Examine Locked GPS. (Result: GPS Tracker Unlocked)
  • Question Ina about the laboratory. (Reward: Burger)
  • Go on to the next case! (No stars)

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