Stay Together, Die Alone
Season Rocksfellow
District Bumberborough Bay
Case Number 3
Partner(s) Phoebe Yates (All Chapters)
Alden Holmes (One task in Chapter 3)
Ferdinand Amado (Elementary, My Dear)
Preceded by Succeeded by
My Head's Underwater The Stakes Are High

Stay Together, Die Alone is the third case in the province of Rocksfellow, created by Tuxedo!. It is the third case in Bumberborough Bay, a town in Rocksfellow.


Phoebe Yates and the player recalled Gary Richards’s statement about the odd woman named June Perkins as they were going to the Perkins household. When they arrived there, the two investigated the crime scene immediately. They only found a mysterious message in a bottle.

“Please help me, May! I'm on our island”

—June's message in a bottle.

With May Perkins unwilling to cooperate, Phoebe and the player asked August Perkins, June’s husband, where she could have possibly sent the message. August told them that the Perkins family owned a remote island called “The Reserve”. August accompanied Phoebe and the player to give them directions to the island. Phoebe and the player saw no traces of June. The player started digging. Even though they found it a little weird, Phoebe and August joined in. After a long time digging, the three found June Perkins’s body. The player shipped the body to Ferdinand Amado to start the investigation.

Ferdinand told the player that the victim was knocked unconscious by weights, and then she was buried alive after that. She then regained consciousness, but asphyxiated.

The investigation was odd for Phoebe because all the suspects that turned up were members of the Perkins family. Furthermore, all the crime scenes – the mansion, the remote island, and the living room – were owned by the Perkins family. Despite Phoebe’s doubts, the player was able to incriminate May Perkins as the killer.

Upon arrest, May denied that she killed her mother. When Phoebe listed all the evidence, May broke down, only saying "They're going to kill her." repeatedly. Phoebe worriedly shipped May to court.

In court, Judge Exodus Allegri wanted to know the reason behind the matricide. May finally broke out of her trance by saying, “Third of the month.” Thinking it useless, Judge Exodus sentenced May to 40 years in prison.

Phoebe asked the player to accompany her in asking March Perkins, May’s daughter, about her mother. March gave away that her mother suddenly fell unconscious. When she left to tell her aunt and then came back, May was suddenly gone. May reappeared about seven hours later. This warranted another talk with May. When Phoebe relayed the information March gave, May panicked.

“Oh God. I swear I didn't tell them... It's no use! <Rank> <Name>, Detective Yates, look at the mailbox in front of our house. I don’t know who they are; they wrote to me and gave me tickets to The Reserve. PLEASE! LOOK AT OUR MAI—”

—May Perkins's last words.

Suddenly, May literally exploded. Phoebe quickly alerted the team to come to the prison. Ferdinand told Phoebe and the player that May probably had a surgically implanted explosive device in her body, and someone detonated it to silence her. With no leads about the killer, Phoebe and the player returned to the station and decided to check the mailbox in front of her house. April soon burst in the station and panicked since March was gone. Ferdinand wanted to accompany the player in their search for the child.

Phoebe and the player found the messages addressed to May that instructed her to kill June. It said that May had to kill June or else March would die. Alden Holmes was only able to deduce the writer of the messages to be a male older than 40. Meanwhile, Ferdinand and the player found March in the Reserve. March was clearly depressed about her mother’s explosive death. Ferdinand was able to console March with some memories of her mother.

Chief Connie Tolentino – angry and sad about the sudden turn of events in the case – told the player that they needed to halt the investigation to May’s death to secure the upcoming sci-fi and fantasy convention.



  • June Perkins (Buried alive in a remote island)

Murder Weapon

  • Premature Burial


  • May Perkins


May Perkins
(June's daughter)

Height 5'6"
Age 38
Weight 148 lbs
Eye Color Blue
Blood Type A+
Profile This suspect has brown hair.
This suspect wears earrings.
This suspect lifts weights.
This suspect wears flip-flops.
This suspect speaks German.

August Perkins
(June's husband)

Height 5'4"
Age 71
Weight 157 lbs
Eye Color Brown
Blood Type B-
Profile This suspect has gray hair.
This suspect lifts weights.
This suspect wears flip-flops.
This suspect speaks German.

November Perkins
(Victim's sister)

Height 5'3"
Age 76
Weight 141 lbs
Eye Color Green
Blood Type O-
Profile This suspect has white hair.
This suspect lifts weights.
This suspect wears flip-flops.
This suspect wears earrings.

April Perkins-Zimmer
(Victim's daughter)

Height 5'6"
Age 38
Weight 148 lbs
Eye Color Blue
Blood Type A+
Profile This suspect has brown hair.
This suspect wears earrings.
This suspect lifts weights.
This suspect speaks German.

March Perkins
(Victim's granddaughter)

Height 4'11"
Age 7
Weight 56 lbs
Eye Color Blue
Blood Type B+
Profile This suspect has brown hair.
This suspect wears earrings.
This suspect wears flip-flops.

Killer's Profile

  • The killer lifts weights.
  • The killer wears flip-flops.
  • The killer speaks German.
  • The killer has brown hair.
  • The killer wears earrings.

Crime Scenes

Perkins Mansion
Perkins Mansion
The Reserve Bushes The Reserve
Living Room


Chapter 1

  • Investigate Perkins Mansion. (Clue: Message in a Bottle)
  • Examine Message in a Bottle. (New Suspect: May Perkins)
  • Ask May Perkins about the message in a bottle. (New Suspect: August Perkins)
  • Ask August Perkins about “their island”. (New Crime Scene: The Reserve)
  • Investigate The Reserve. (Clues: Victim’s Body, Footprint)
  • Autopsy Victim’s Body. (18:00:00; Attribute: Killer uses hand weights.)
  • Ask August Perkins about the victim.
  • Examine Victim’s Phone. (Result: Unlocked Phone)
  • Examine Footprint. (Attribute: Killer wears flip-flops.)
  • Go to Chapter 2. (1 star)

Chapter 2

  • Investigate Living Room. (Available at start; Clues: Bulletin Board, Victim’s Phone)
  • Examine Bulletin Board. (Result: Faded Post-Its)
  • Examine Faded Post-Its. (New Suspect: April Perkins-Zimmer)
  • Ask April Perkins-Zimmer about her errand to the victim. (Prerequisite: Faded Post-Its restored)
  • Examine Victim’s Phone. (Result: Unlocked Phone)
  • Analyze Unlocked Phone. (06:00:00; New Suspect: November Perkins)
  • Talk to November Perkins about her argument with the victim.
  • Ask March Perkins about the victim. (Prerequisite: Investigate Living Room; New Crime Scene: Perkins Manson Porch)
  • Investigate Perkins Mansion Porch. (Clue: Exercise Equipment Bag)
  • Examine Exercise Equipment Bag. (Result: Bloody Weights)
  • Examine Bloody Weights. (Result: Hairs)
  • Analyze Hairs (12:00:00; Attribute: Killer has brown hair)
  • Go to Chapter 3. (1 star)

Chapter 3

  • Find out what November Perkins wants. (Available at start; Result: November Perkins’s Statement)
  • Analyze November Perkins’s Statement. (03:00:00; Attribute: Killer speaks German)
  • Investigate Spiral Staircase. (Available at start; Clues: Ripped Paper, Wrapped Gift)
  • Examine Ripped Paper. (Result: Victim’s Will)
  • Analyze Victim’s Will (06:00:00)
  • Inform April Perkins-Zimmer of her inheritance. (Prerequisite: Victim’s Will analyzed)
  • Examine Wrapped Gift. (Result: Gift to August)
  • Talk to August Perkins about the victim’s gift. (Prerequisite: Gift to August revealed)
  • Ask March Perkins why she’s crying. (All tasks must be done)
  • Stop May Perkins from lashing out. (Prerequisite: Talk to March)
  • Stop April Perkins-Zimmer from fighting back. (Prerequisite: Talk to May)
  • Investigate Bushes. (Prerequisite: Talk to April; Clue: Shovel)
  • Examine Shovel. (Clue: Gold Pieces)
  • Analyze Gold Pieces. (09:00:00; Attribute: Killer wears earrings.)
  • Take care of the killer now!
  • Go to Elementary, My Dear: Part 3. (1 star)

Elementary, My Dear: Part 3

  • Ask March Perkins about her mother’s behavior. (Available at start)
  • Ask May Perkins about her unconscious episode. (Prerequisite: Talk to March)
  • Analyze May’s Body. (06:00:00; Prerequisite: Talk to May; Reward: Burger)
  • Investigate Perkins Mansion Porch. (Prerequisite: Analyze May’s Body; Clue: Mailbox)
  • Examine Mailbox. (Result: Messages to May)
  • Analyze Messages to May. (03:00:00; Reward: 10000 Coins)
  • Investigate The Reserve. (Prerequisite: Messages to May analyzed)
  • Ask April Perkins-Zimmer about March. (Prerequisite: Analyze May’s Body)
  • Investigate Living Room. (Prerequisite: Investigate The Reserve; Clues: Torn Cloth, Faded Pictures)
  • Examine Torn Cloth. (Result: Rag Doll)
  • Examine Faded Pictures. (Result: Pictures of May and March)
  • Ask August Perkins about the memoirs. (Prerequisites: Rag Doll restored, Pictures of May and March restored)
  • Console March Perkins. (Reward: 30 XP)
  • Move on to the next case! (1 star)


  • The first part of the case name comes from the saying, "The family who prays together stays together."
  • The case was originally named "The Perkins's Perks" and then "Thicker Than Water" until the name was finally settled on "Stay Together, Die Alone".
  • This is the first case where the victim's body is not found in the first crime scene.
  • This is the second case of domestic homicide in the player's tenure in Rocksfellow.
  • This case is unique as the victim and the suspects are all related.
  • Credits for the case image



Mephistz's review

  • Case Name – 8/10
  • Plot – 8.5/10
  • Creativity – 8/10
  • Effort – 8/10
  • Overall Score – 8.13
  • GradeA-
The case title is interesting, while the plot is more fascinating, I personally like the case after case style, the only thing should be criticized about the plot is that it's a little rush after the first killer's death.

Kit0804's review

  • Case Name – 8/10
  • Plot – 9/10
  • Creativity – 10/10
  • Effort – 8.5/10
  • Overall Score – 8.75
  • GradeA
I very muched liked the quoted parts. The case layout is very unique. The case name was clever and fitted the plot. Overall, pretty good :)

Tuttifruttichaitea's review

  • Case Name – 8.5/10
  • Plot – 8/10
  • Creativity – 9/10
  • Effort – 8/10
  • Overall Score – 8.38
  • GradeA-
Unlike the previous two cases, I rather liked the case name (for a reason that you already know). I found the plot to be rather interesting compared to your past few cases. It was also extremely creative and unique. I found the image to be fitting, along with appropriate use of the quote box. In my opinion, this is your best case as of yet. Keep up the good work!

Koishi-Komeiji's review

  • Case Name – 7.8/10
  • Plot – 6.0/10
  • Creativity – 8.3/10
  • Effort – 8.9/10
  • Overall Score – 7.75
  • GradeB+
You've chosen a great case name that completely relates to the plot of the case. However, it sounded a bit off. Like, shouldn't it be "Live Together, Die Alone" rather than "Stay Together, Die Alone"? The former sounds more like it. For the plot, the beginning was well made, but when it reached to the arrest point, everything seemed very rushed. The details were all splattered into four or five sentences. I love how you used the quote boxes, but one quote box just made the plot fatter. These things are supposed to be placed either side of a paragraph, not in the middle. You still have problems with commas. You put way more effort, in this case, I can tell. The Verdict: Good job on finally making a praiseworthy case. Keep this pace up and you'll get an A from me in no time.

Rifqitheflipper's review

  • Case Name – 8.1/10
  • Plot – 6.8/10
  • Creativity – 8.3/10
  • Effort – 8.7/10
  • Overall Score5/7 7.98
  • GradeB+
Well, this is what I've been waiting for! An excellent case! The case name is great, the creativity is fine, and the effort... well, let's just say it's nice. The only problem is probably the plot. The first half of the plot is great, but the ending half seems to be rushed. Not to mention the use of commas and text boxes. Overall, it is a great case, and I'll like to see more from ya'!
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