Murder Mystery

By: Salmoneus
Special Thanks to: Clinton Woo, Crazykid1964, Heb0, Mrcsupertrain, Neo Avatars, Sobend

Hint: the Butler did not do it!


Essential Info

Start Point

Talk to one of the guards around Sinclair Mansion.

Required

  • Skills: None.
  • Quests: None.
  • Items: 1x Empty Pot
  • Skills: None.
  • Quests: None.
  • Items: None.

Ratings

  • Difficulty: Novice
  • Length: Short

Getting Started

Start off by talking to one of the guards near Sinclair Mansion, located just north of the Seers' Village. He tells you that Lord Sinclair has been murdered and they can't figure out who killed him. Offer your help, and he says that you should question the family about where they were and such info that would help solve the crime.

Guard

The Mystery

Go inside of the mansion and take a look at the east-most room. This is where the murder took place, and the main evidence of the crime can be found. Take the Pungent PotPungent pot from the table, as well as the Criminal's DaggerCriminal's dagger from the center of the room. Investigate the Smashed Window on the eastern wall to find the Criminal's ThreadThread.

Now leave the house and talk to Gossip, found in the chicken pen in the southwest corner of the estate. Ask him about who he thinks killed Lord Sinclair, and he mentions about a Poison Seller that came by. Head back to the Seers Village and talk to the Poison Seller in the tavern at the west end of town. Ask him why he sold the family poison, and he says that he sold a bottle to each of the family members.

Go back to the mansion and talk to each of the servants and family about why they bought the poison, and they each tell you what they did with it:

  • David - He says that he killed the spiders in the nest upstairs with the poison.
  • Carol - She says that she cleaned the drain outside the mansion door.
  • Elizabeth - Says that she killed the mosquitoes living under the fountain.
  • Anna - She says that she used it on the compost heap outside.
  • Bob - Says that he used the poison on the beehive on the west side of the estate.
  • Frank - Used it to clean the crest on the outside wall of the mansion.

Investigate each of these places after speaking to the people, and there should be one place that hasn't been touched with the poison. That person is the culprit, but you're going to need more evidence to prove it.

Catching a Killer

Depending on who is lying, you'll have to search the barrel in their room to obtain an item that belongs to the criminal. Bob and Anna's rooms are downstairs, while Carol, Dave, Frank and Elizabeth's rooms are upstairs. Once you have their item, it's time to get some solid evidence against them.

Fly paperOutside of the mansion is a shed on the west side, where you should find some Flypaper that will prove to be helpful. Take 2 pieces and go back inside the mansion to the kitchen, and click on the barrel to fill your Pot with some flour. Use the flour on the Criminal's Dagger, and then use some Flypaper on it to get an Unknown Fingerprint.

Do the same for the culprit's item, and use that fingerprint with the unknown one to see that they match. Once you've got the evidence, bring it back to one of the guards to get your reward.

Congratulations! You have completed the Murder Mystery Quest!

Rewards

  • 3 Quest Points
  • 2,000gp
  • 1,406 Crafting experience

Fast Quest Walkthrough

  1. [^] Talk to Sinclair Mansion Guard
  2. [^] Enter Mansion and go to east room
  3. [^] Take Pot and Dagger
  4. [^] Investigate smashed window
  5. [^] Leave house
  6. [^] Talk to Gossip
  7. [^] Talk to Poison Seller in Seers' Village
  8. [^] Talk to each of the family and servants in Mansion
  9. [^] Investigate places each person mentioned
  10. [^] Serach barrel in room of person who lied
  11. [^] Head to Shed west of Mansion
  12. [^] Take 2 pieces of Flypaper
  13. [^] Fill Pot with Flour
  14. [^] Use Flour on Dagger
  15. [^] Use Flypaper on Dagger
  16. [^] Repeat steps 14 and 15 on culprit's item
  17. [^] Use two fingerprints with each other
  18. [^] Take evidence to Guard
  19. [^] Quest Complete!

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Published on: July 30, 2007 10:34 PM EDT by Salmoneus
Updated on: January 09, 2014 05:53 PM EST by Sobend