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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)
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?
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...]
creepylaugh: (I'll surely be able to see)

[personal profile] creepylaugh 2017-04-23 04:19 pm (UTC)(link)
There is something that's really striking to me, [ pun unintended the player swears ] that the head wound is seriously nasty but not the cause of death. Whoever threw that punch, if it was one, had very solid strength, whether or not they had been taken by surprise or were planning to fight her to begin with. We could check for bruising on knuckles, but I'm not sure how far that would lead us, given she was a shortie. Maybe the mark was left just one-way... but should we check just in case?

We could also watch out for hand size when balled into a fist, that might be more useful.
Edited 2017-04-23 16:25 (UTC)
shikiori_no_hane: (- look at me i'm clever!)

wound check + hand check

[personal profile] shikiori_no_hane 2017-04-23 08:39 pm (UTC)(link)
So, Caglio-something was swinging around the branch, yeah? What if she got a hit on her killer? If she did, something like that could leave a mark, I'm thinking.

So! Everyone, roll up your sleeves and let me see your hands to make sure they're not bruised from a branch or hitting her in the first place.

[ He rolls up his sleeves for everyone to see, holding out his hands as well, and tada no marks/bruises. ]
Edited 2017-04-23 20:42 (UTC)