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The Gardeners ([personal profile] thegardeners) wrote in [community profile] peachgarden2017-04-22 08:04 pm
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[On Saturday morning, the gates of the courthouse fly open.

All character will be ushered-- or forcibly dragged, if it comes to that-- the the Courthouse by the various gardeners. The interior of the courthouse is spacious enough for any amount of vigorous discussion, whatever that may be. Who knows what's on the second floor and beyond.

Meng Po sits above the chairs, overseeing everyone below.]

Today, you have all been brought here to find the one who murdered Cagliostro. Once you have come to a decision over who is guilty, you will cast votes on who you believe is the murderer. If the majority votes correctly, the murderer is condemned to Hell, and you will all be one step closer to reincarnation. If they are not found, they will be reincarnated instead, and whoever else is voted in their place as the murderer will be scapegoated. The murderer's sins will be falsely imprinted on them, condemning the scapegoat to Hell.

Should you correctly identify the murderer, there will be a second round of voting: the mercy vote, or the exoneration vote. If you believe the murderer deserves to be reincarnated or the victim deserved to die for any reason, you can vote for exoneration, and the murderer will be reincarnated if the majority votes for it. However, I am not responsible for what happens afterwards to the rest of you.

[...That's... okay, sure.]

Without further ado: the court is in session.

[Do your worst.]
sundiet: (Come again?)

[personal profile] sundiet 2017-04-22 03:25 pm (UTC)(link)
So you're suggesting... she bait them on? By pretending to be an easy target?

[For what reason? He can think of a few, which... doesn't lead to a good picture.]
774: (5)

[personal profile] 774 2017-04-22 03:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Wasn't, but that cutesy talk was such an act. Maybe that's exactly what happened.
sundiet: (What do you mean)

[personal profile] sundiet 2017-04-22 03:34 pm (UTC)(link)
She acted like that and managed to fool someone here... That someone went after her, where she's probably waiting with that branch. No idea if they met at the pagoda or at the lake, but they met at some point...

[The scenario is slowly building inside his head.]
ladyporthos: (glare)

[personal profile] ladyporthos 2017-04-22 03:40 pm (UTC)(link)
And she planned to use that branch as a weapon...or maybe she wanted to trip someone with it? [That's a thought that has been going around her head since she saw how long it was.]
774: (8)

[personal profile] 774 2017-04-22 04:13 pm (UTC)(link)
It's easier to swing low than to get a good overhead hit in when you're short.

[So, probably, if it matters.]
creepylaugh: (Before I know it it becomes transparent)

[personal profile] creepylaugh 2017-04-22 04:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, it's not like everything's been pointing ominously to "LAKE IS BAD", so I'd say that's probably a neat tumble she had in mind. But we don't know what's in there exactly, do we?
sundiet: (Uncertainty)

[personal profile] sundiet 2017-04-22 04:37 pm (UTC)(link)
I heard that something lives down there. Or somethings, and wouldn't like it if you disturb them somehow.

[Just chiming in on that point.]

Whether she knows it or not, she's using the lake as a part of her murder method.
creepylaugh: (Surely our wishes can be granted)

[personal profile] creepylaugh 2017-04-22 04:52 pm (UTC)(link)
I think she knew. I mean, if the lake would do most of the work and you had to be inconspicious, why not, right?
774: (5)

[personal profile] 774 2017-04-22 04:38 pm (UTC)(link)
It probably doesn't matter, unless a demon popped out to kill her and this trial is a sham.

creepylaugh: (Your heart reflected in your eyes)

[personal profile] creepylaugh 2017-04-22 04:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Ohhh...! If it weren't for our situation and I actually had my weapons, I'd love to go demonspotting. [ Is she joking. It's hard to tell. But she should probably dial down that malicious grin. ]