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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.]
ladyporthos: (intense stare)

[personal profile] ladyporthos 2017-04-22 12:37 pm (UTC)(link)
[Nira walks in ahead of the gardeners escorting her, and walks toward the center of the room. She chooses not to sit for now.] it seems someone punched Cagliostro on the forehead and she ended up falling on the barrier. It's also obvious she was moved afterwards.

Also...I'm wondering if she fell in the lake and someone tried to give her CPR. That bruising matches what I've heard about it. [Hooray for having a boyfriend who's water-savvy!]
shikiori_no_hane: (- sigh!)

[personal profile] shikiori_no_hane 2017-04-22 01:36 pm (UTC)(link)
[ What a pain! Oh well. ]

Leaves, sticks and flower petals were scattered around on the 17th floor. But nowhere else, except inside the room on the same floor too. The bed was made and was clean, but nothing else was up with the room or anything.
Edited 2017-04-22 13:36 (UTC)
ladyporthos: (intense stare)

[personal profile] ladyporthos 2017-04-22 01:57 pm (UTC)(link)
The tree branch I found was stripped of leaves and had Cagliostro's scent on it, according to Yang. So that fits with the branch being held by her originally.
sundiet: (The things I must do)

[personal profile] sundiet 2017-04-22 01:59 pm (UTC)(link)
[So they're really doing this.]

So I take it all of us saw the note, right? Well, there's one crumbled note near the courtyard, between there and the pagoda. Someone obviously read that one note, probably because she made a lot of the same notes.

[A pause.]

So... the killer found out where she was by reading them?
sundiet: (Is that really justice)

[personal profile] sundiet 2017-04-22 02:02 pm (UTC)(link)
There's another faint scent on it, but it's hard to make out who it belonged to. So she likely hit someone or something with it once or so for the other scent to be weak.
ladyporthos: (intense stare)

[personal profile] ladyporthos 2017-04-22 02:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Probably...I wonder why they dropped it. Maybe when they actually saw her?
774: (4)

[personal profile] 774 2017-04-22 02:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Wasn't she screwing around with the peaches since we got here? She probably stripped the branch down herself trying to make something.

[Room full of tree leavings, otherwise clean? Has to mean the occupant didn't care about the mess.]

Maybe a raft.
774: (7)

[personal profile] 774 2017-04-22 03:10 pm (UTC)(link)
[....Man, something about this rubs him the wrong way.]

Got to be. Someone her size running out to the lake, alone at night? It doesn't get easier than that. It's like an invitation. "Please help look after me", more like "please come try to drown me~".
774: (4)

[personal profile] 774 2017-04-22 03:18 pm (UTC)(link)
[Cagliostro's dead. That doesn't bother him much - he only knew her for a week, and people die. Not a huge deal. What does is that someone in this room was willing to kill to be reincarnated - something that makes sense to Nanashi, intellectually, but gives him a bit of a queasy feeling in his gut when he gives it serious thought.

And one notch higher than that on the priorities list...]

If we find the killer, there'd better not be an exoneration.

[With a glare around the room to drive it home.

If any of you fuckers get him in hot water for a risk someone else took, he swears...]
sundiet: (Is that really justice)

[personal profile] sundiet 2017-04-22 03:22 pm (UTC)(link)
So she's making a raft... all the way up on the 17th floor?

[The idea is sound, until he remembers where her room is. Wouldn't be a lot of work for her to carry down whenever she's done?]

Are you sure making a raft is the only answer? Just in case.
sundiet: (I am not a puppy)

[personal profile] sundiet 2017-04-22 03:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Maybe... If they saw her, they probably didn't need it anymore. Or they dropped by accident... because they're in a rush or running after her?
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: (9)

[personal profile] 774 2017-04-22 03:26 pm (UTC)(link)
[He shrugs.]

Nah, just the first thing that comes to mind, with the lake and everything. Her room looks like she was using it as a workshop.
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: (Simple times)

[personal profile] sundiet 2017-04-22 03:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Got it. So she might be making something else, for all we know.

[A walking stick?]
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.]
shikiori_no_hane: (- what's that?)

[personal profile] shikiori_no_hane 2017-04-22 03:36 pm (UTC)(link)
You think she might have hit the person who attacked her?
sundiet: (Uncertainty)

[personal profile] sundiet 2017-04-22 03:39 pm (UTC)(link)
[When he heard "majority", he thought of something.]

... About the second round of voting. What happens if there's a tie between exoneration and ... not-exoneration votes?
Edited (i know words) 2017-04-22 16:30 (UTC)
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.]
sundiet: (I am not a puppy)

[personal profile] sundiet 2017-04-22 03:40 pm (UTC)(link)
I think so... Unless she smack something else, that's what it seems like to me.
ladyporthos: (confusion)

[personal profile] ladyporthos 2017-04-22 03:41 pm (UTC)(link)
I guess if she was planning a trap...maybe they were attacked by her?
unfashionable: (neku7)

[personal profile] unfashionable 2017-04-22 03:42 pm (UTC)(link)
[ shit...they're really doing this. ]

Wait- she made multiple of the same notes? Did she send them out to anyone?
ladyporthos: (intense stare)

[personal profile] ladyporthos 2017-04-22 03:44 pm (UTC)(link)
I got one as well.

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