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The Start of Something Great
C50TSoSG
General information
Season Sinner's Enigma
City Evergrace
District Ashened Abyss
Case # 50
Initial release date 3rd March 2020
Partner(s) Cameron McLachlan (All Chapters)
Case chronology
← Preceded by Succeeded by →
This One's in the Books!
(in Sin Capitol)
Crumbling Down
With ENIGMA’s plans altering Evergrace threatening the city, it’s up to us to save it! However we find a dead body, impaled to Jay Monaco’s city wall! Sharpen your wits and get ahold of this sharp minded killer before they slice to murder again!
—Case Teaser

The Start of Something Great is a case featured in Criminal Case where it appears as the fiftieth case in Sinner's Enigma. It takes place as the first case in the Ashened Abyss district of Evergrace.

Plot

With ENIGMA out there threatening the city along with the insurgent Resistance leader Isabel Lannuzzi, Cameron and the player were assigned by Chief Sinnett to patrol the city wall, which had been fully built around the city. They then discovered the corpse of stockbroker Willy Shropshire, impaled to the wall with a knight's lance. Soon after, Jason and Camilla quickly confirmed the lance as the murder weapon. They then suspected prison warden and head of security Inspector Cortez, crooner Alistair Borghese and much to Cameron's shock, his brother and political assistant Kevin McLachlan. After Cameron expressed his worry due to Kevin being suspected, they were informed of someone being in the victim's home.

They then investigated the victim's home and discovered papers on the Resistance before they found out that clumsy chimney sweep Paul Turner had fallen into the house again while sweeping the chimney. They then suspected Paul in the murder, before suspecting courthouse architect Jane Nelson in the homicide. They then discovered that Inspector Cortez was interrogating the victim about his connections and that the victim tried to get Kevin fired from his position in assisting Jay Monaco. Soon after, they were informed of a riot by the resistance wall. The team approached the rioters who were ordering for Isabel's head or they start bombing the wall. Cameron, with his suave and gregarious charisma, calmed the rioters and lied to them and said that they will eventually get Isabel's head at night and told them that they didn’t need anymore riots, in order to prevent the Resistance’s suspicions. They continued investigating, discovering that Jane was mass producing counterfeit bills with the victim in hopes of tricking the Resistance, before gathering enough evidence to arrest Alistair Borghese for the crime.

They confronted the crooner about the homicide and the singer denied the murder. However, Alistair soon confessed to the crime when Cameron demanded the truth from him due to Alistair’s death ballads that he had written and the crooner told them that he had discovered the victim’s counterfeit money-making operation and truly believed that the victim was trying to sabotage the mayor’s innocence and standing so the villains in the city could win. He then told them that he attempted to steal money from the victim so he could give the counterfeit money to the police, but was caught by Willy, who chased him out of his house. Alistair then panicked, afraid that the victim might report him for the robbery and the entire counterfeiting operation on him. He then tried to lure the victim to the city wall to make an agreement, however Willy attacked Alistair after they met up, which forced the crooner to fight back as he saw the lance that the victim had on his belt. He then grabbed the fencing lance and punctured the victim to the wall in a mere moment that ended a life. Alistair then sobbed as he then allowed the detectives to arrest him, before Judge Umbright sentenced Alistair to life in prison for robbery and premeditated murder. Afterwards, the team swore to uncover the Resistance’s plans.

After the trial, Cameron and the player were informed by Colette that Jay had been missing for hours and that she feared the worst for the Mayor due to recent events. They then decided to head to the city hall per Colette's mention of the Mayor's daily walk along the wall, soon finding the Mayor's tie covered in a black dust. After they learned from Seamus Kaylock (who was still getting over his sister's betrayal) that the dust was soot, they then questioned Paul, who told them that he saw the mayor getting attacked by a group of attackers wearing black. They then returned to the city wall and discovered some torn pieces that they were able to restore to find a message written to the team, telling them that ENIGMA had kidnapped the mayor. The message also warned the team to not search for Isabel Lannuzzi, or they would not hesitate to hurt those close to the team. Dazed, Cameron and the player then returned to the precinct to figure out more ideas.

Meanwhile, Katelyn and the player decided to talk to Kevin about uncovering ENIGMA and the Resistance's plans, so they could stop the criminal organization and their helpers before it was too late. Kevin then told them that he wasn't sure on what Isabel was up to, but he suggested to the detectives that they investigate Willy's notes on the Resistance. The player and Katelyn then headed to the Shropshire household and discovered a hidden locked box in the victim's house. They then unlocked the box and discovered a stack of Resistance files, which they sent to Skylar, who confirmed that the files was on the Resistance. She revealed that the files detailed Isabel's infiltration into the Mayor's trust. However, she then showed them a photo of Judge Umbright talking to Isabel like old friends. Suspecting that the Judge was allied with the Resistance in secret, Katelyn and Skylar then headed to share their findings with the Chief.

After all the events, the Chief and the trio of detectives deduced that the Mayor was most likely let off by the Judge due to the Resistance's plans to kidnap him and remove him from ENIGMA's path to victory. Soon after, Colette came to the station to introduce the team to Ravenedge born lawyer and judge Constantin Lorelle, who promised to help the team with trials as an interim judge if they caught Elisa for her crimes in allying with the Resistance. With the team and ENIGMA building up their allies, the Chief then confidently told the player that they would take down ENIGMA, once and for all.

Summary

Victim

  • Willy Shropshire (found impaled to the city wall)

Murder Weapon

  • Knight's Lance

Killer

  • Alistair Borghese

Suspects

Inspector Cortez
Prison Warden
Height 6'3"
Age 45
Weight 175 lbs
Eyes black
Blood A-

Profile

  • The suspect fences
  • The suspect drinks milk
  • The suspect listens to Jay Monaco's speeches

Appearance

  • The suspect wears a golden accessory
Alistair Borghese
Local Crooner
Height 5'11"
Age 36
Weight 155 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood A-

Profile

  • The suspect fences
  • The suspect drinks milk
  • The suspect listens to Jay Monaco's speeches

Appearance

  • The suspect wears a golden accessory
  • The suspect wears blue feathers
Kevin McLachlan
Political Assistant
Height 5'8"
Age 33
Weight 155 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood A-

Profile

  • The suspect fences
  • The suspect drinks milk
  • The suspect listens to Jay Monaco's speeches

Appearance

  • The suspect wears blue feathers
Paul Turner
Chimney Sweep
Height 5'3"
Age 13
Weight 97 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood A-

Profile

  • The suspect drinks milk

Appearance

  • The suspect wears blue feathers
Jane Nelson
Courthouse Architect
Height 5'4"
Age 30
Weight 115 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood A-

Profile

  • The suspect fences
  • The suspect drinks milk
  • The suspect listens to Jay Monaco's speeches

Appearance

  • The suspect wears a golden accessory

Quasi-Suspect(s)

Colette Ranford
Deputy Mayor
Height 5'6"
Age 41
Weight 163 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood A-
Constantin Lorelle
Ravenedge Judge
Height 6'0"
Age 50
Weight 160 lbs
Eyes green
Blood A-

Killer's Profile

  • The killer knows fencing.
  • The killer drinks milk.
  • The killer listens to Jay Monaco's speeches.
  • The killer wears a golden accessory.
  • The killer wears blue feathers.

Crime Scenes

Evergrace's City Wall Wall Guardpost Evergrace's City Wall Bonus
Local Stock Exchange Exchange Tables Local Stock Exchange Bonus
Victim's House Resistance Table Victim's House Bonus

Steps

Chapter 1

  • Investigate Evergrace's City Wall. (Clues: Victim's Body, Broken Pieces, Pile of Trash)
  • Examine Broken Pieces. (Result: Pocket Watch Restored; New Suspect: Inspector Cortez)
  • Question the Inspector about the murder. (New Crime Scene: Local Stock Exchange)
  • Investigate Local Stock Exchange. (Clues: Victim's Satchel, Locked Journal)
  • Examine Victim's Satchel. (Result: Faded Photo)
  • Examine Faded Photo. (Result: Photo Revealed; New Suspect: Alastair Borghese)
  • Interrogate Alastair Borghese about the victim.
  • Examine Locked Journal. (Result: Victim's Notes)
  • Ask Kevin McLachlan about meeting up with the victim.
  • Examine Pile of Trash. (Result: Bloodstained Glove)
  • Analyze Bloodstained Glove. (03:00:00; Attribute: The killer drinks milk)
  • Autopsy Victim's Body. (18:00:00; Murder Weapon Found: Knight's Lance; Attribute: The killer knows fencing)
  • Go to Chapter 2. (No stars)

Chapter 2

  • Investigate Victim's House. (Clues: Tipped Vase, Torn Pieces, Faded Journal)
  • Examine Tipped Vase. (Result: Sweep's Cap; New Suspect: Paul Turner)
  • Question Paul if he fell into the chimney. (Attribute: Paul drinks milk)
  • Examine Torn Pieces. (Result: Photo; New Suspect: Jane Nelson)
  • Ask Jane about the victim's murder. (Attribute: Jane knows fencing and drinks milk)
  • Examine Faded Journal. (Result: Threatening Note)
  • Analyze Threatening Note. (09:00:00; Attribute: The killer listens to Jay Monaco's speeches; New Crime Scene: Exchange Tables)
  • Investigate Exchange Tables. (Clues: Faded Newspaper, Locked Box)
  • Examine Locked Box. (Result: Victim's Possessions)
  • Examine Victim's Possessions. (Result: Arrest Report)
  • Question the Inspector about interrogating Willy. (Attribute: Jay drinks milk, knows fencing and listens to Jay Monaco's speeches)
  • Examine Faded Newspaper. (Result: Article Revealed)
  • Ask Kevin about the scandalous article. (Attribute: Kevin knows fencing, drinks milk and listens to Jay Monaco's speeches)
  • Go to Chapter 3. (No stars)

Chapter 3

  • Investigate Resistance Table. (Clues: Locked Safe, Empty Coin Purse, Torn Pieces)
  • Examine Torn Pieces. (Result: Song about Victim)
  • Ask Alistair about his death crooning. (Attribute: Alistair listens to Jay Monaco's speeches, knows fencing and drinks milk)
  • Examine Locked Safe. (Result: Safe Unlocked)
  • Ask Jane about tricking the Resistance with counterfeit bills. (Attribute: Jane listens to Jay Monaco's speeches)
  • Examine Empty Coin Purse. (Result: Black Dust)
  • Analyze Black Dust. (09:00:00)
  • Confront Paul about stealing from the victim.
  • Investigate Wall Guardpost. (Clues: Broken Metal, Locked Case)
  • Examine Broken Metal. (Result: Fencing Helmet)
  • Analyze Fencing Helmet. (09:00:00; Attribute: The killer wears a golden accessory)
  • Examine Locked Case. (Result: Lance Case)
  • Analyze Lance Case. (15:00:00; Attribute: The killer wears blue feathers)
  • Take care of the killer now!
  • Go to A Riddle in an Enigma (1/7). (No stars)

A Riddle in an Enigma (1/7)

SEAI9

  • See what has worried Colette.
  • Investigate Evergrace's City Wall. (Clue: Jay's Tie)
  • Examine Jay's Tie. (Result: Black Dust)
  • Analyze Black Dust. (06:00:00)
  • Ask Paul about if he saw the mayor. (Reward: Burger)
  • Investigate Wall Guardpost. (Clue: Torn Pieces)
  • Examine Torn Pieces. (Result: Message to the Team)
  • Inform Colette of the worrying discoveries. (Reward: EJD Police Helmet)
  • Talk to Kevin about taking down the Resistance, once and for all.
  • Investigate Victim's House. (Clue: Locked Box)
  • Examine Locked Box. (Result: Resistance Files)
  • Analyze Resistance Files. (09:00:00)
  • Inform Kevin of Judge Umbright's true allegiance. (Reward: 20,000 Coins)
  • Meet Constantin Lorelle. (All tasks must be completed beforehand)
  • Go on to the next case! (No stars)

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