AKGO: The Journey of the S.S. Cetus - Night 5 - Comet Trail, Holy Grail

Franziska Von Karma

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Yeah so if Dash is telling the truth and Lee was alive after the party, then there's a good chance he died while the lights were out. People in the area:
- me, Polly, Cel, Vicia, Ahab as well I think, now Shmathers in the Discord?
If the lights were out that means the murder was probably messy
So if the area is mostly clear of evidence then
- The lights were ON when it happened
- Or someone was able to come back and clean up
- Or they took the mess with them (bloody clothes, etc)
- I want to investigate around the body in Food Storage. Are there any traces of blood anywhere?
- I'd also like to investigate the ghost costume in the bathroom for traces of blood

On a separate note I'm suspicious of Sherlock's claim that they were knocked out for most of the night (or conveniently when a lot of people were on the deck). Is there anyone that can confirm that
 

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Investigate the Workshop and Storage for missing knives and compare them to the bloody knife.
 

Lakituthequick

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If possible, I will look down at the sides of the boat, looking for any damage/marks.
Cel Winters

Do you want to become squid food? Stay away from that railing!


Cel Winters

We have some limited diagnostics that allow us to check when the ship sustains damage, in the bridge controls. I haven't had time to check it today, so be my guest.

You check the diagnostics on the bridge instead. There is a report on slight hull damage above the waterline, on the front half of the ship, on the port side.

In addition, I would like to check the rooms of both victims.
You check Peridot's room. In here, you find chemistry items and a mannequin with a greenish plague doctor costume and mask. There is a mint on the ground next to her bed.

You check Lee Chaolan's room. You find a selection of gunpla kits, as well as a scale model of the S.S. Cetus. Such detail, event the dent in the event deck is there!

Compare the paint on Peridot's corpse to the painted cabin doors, is it the same shade?
The cabin doors are not painted aside from splatter, but the mess in front of Rainbow Dash and The Doctor's doors is multicoloured in red, blue, and yellow. It is not a match to the paint on Peridot's body.

Check the VIP cabin, the Workshop, and Storage for missing paint(s).
The VIP cabin is missing miniature buckets of red, blue, and yellow paint. On closer inspection, these can be found in front of the aforementioned doors. There is no paint missing in the workshop or storage.

Check event deck storage and sports equipment for missing paint
There is no paint in the event deck storage or sports equipment.

I'd like permission to check the anchory for hidden weapons
Nothing looks out of the ordinary in the anchory.

I will investigate both 4th floor bathrooms, looking for anything generally out of place.
You look in the deck 4 restrooms. The stuffed animals from the ceiling are missing.

present my dinner knife to the group, allow them to compare it to stab wounds or any other practical demonstrations
You present your dinner knife to the group. It is a clean dinner knife, and comparing it to the wounds results in no match.

examine the washed up hair and cloth, both in general but also in reference to the unkempt figure spotted at the party last night i.e. could these be the same clothes, or is it different?
You take a closer look at the washed up hair. Looking at it better, if seems to be closer to a wig. Looking at the cloth, it seems that multiple patches of cloth have been sewn together.
You will receive memory check results in your player cabin on Discord.

I shall investigate the basement bathroom at large.
You investigate the deck 1 restrooms. There is broken glass lying over the floor, as well as a black robe, and a mask resembling an elongated ghost. There is a knife lying alongside it, also with blood on it.

Investigate laundry for any missing clothing or sheets, as well as a general look around for any debris from Franziska von Karma's claimed trap
Its hard to say what exactly is missing from the laundry, unless you were searching for something specific, or had examined specific parts of the Laundry sometime previously. It does appear that the costumes have been disturbed, as well the suits and dresses.

Present my tuxedo that I am wearing for inspection
You pose to show off your tuxedo. It is a very nice tuxedo, and the yellow bow-tie really completes the look. You show-off, you.

I suppose I will be the one among us to investigate Electrical.
You investigate electrical as a whole. There are spots of wax on the ground, and the room smells a bit like burned fibre.

Present my dress
You pose to show off your dress. It is a nice aquamarine dress with white frills at the bottom and ends of the sleeves.

- I want to investigate around the body in Food Storage. Are there any traces of blood anywhere?
There is a pool of blood where the body is lying in. There are a few splatters beyond that.

- I'd also like to investigate the ghost costume in the bathroom for traces of blood
You investigate the robe and mask in the deck 1 bathroom. The robe has clear streaks and blotches of blood in it. The mask has a few splatters as well.

Investigate the Workshop and Storage for missing knives and compare them to the bloody knife.
No knives are missing from the workshop and storage.
 

Franziska Von Karma

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Can the following people please submit your shoes for inspection. Are there any traces of blood?
- me (submits)
- ahab
- polly
- shmathers
- vicia
- cel
 

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does the knife found in the bathroom match any of the knives we have previous done checks on (e.g. kitchen knives, etc.)?

examine the costume from the bathroom, comparing it to my memory of the unkempt figure
 

ENA

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Dear grey Garett, are you capable of remembering anything more about the unkempt man you saw?

In the meantime, I will explore the bathroom robe further. Is there a specific way in which the blood is stained? Is it spread out across the fabric, or concentrated in a particular spot? Are there any other tears or notable features of it?
 

ENA

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Ms. Vicious, do you recall at all the appearance of the person going to the bathroom? Please, try really, really hard to remember!

Try to recall this, too! The figure "dancing" with the kraken, give us details! Could you identify them? Were they wearing anything odd? Please, miss!

And for you, oh powerful Cel! What is it that you recalled seeing on the bridge? Could it have been identified in any way?
 
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Lakituthequick

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does the knife found in the bathroom match any of the knives we have previous done checks on (e.g. kitchen knives, etc.)?
It does not. The knife in the restroom appears to be a sharp kitchen knife. (It is worth adding that the knife in the sink is a regular knife.)


examine the costume from the bathroom, comparing it to my memory of the unkempt figure
You will receive a memory check result in your player channel on Discord.


Dear grey Garett, are you capable of remembering anything more about the unkempt man you saw?
Garett Tarlow

N-no, I don't remember anything...sorry!


In the meantime, I will explore the bathroom robe further. Is there a specific way in which the blood is stained? Is it spread out across the fabric, or concentrated in a particular spot? Are there any other tears or notable features of it?
The blood appears to be splashed at chest height and spreads around it. No other damage appears to exist on the robe.


Ms. Vicious, do you recall at all the appearance of the person going to the bathroom? Please, try really, really hard to remember!
Vicia Adzuki

No darling, they were carrying too much stuff, it hid their face. I think I saw ropes and a fishing rod though?


Try to recall this, too! The figure "dancing" with the kraken, give us details! Could you identify them? Were they wearing anything odd? Please, miss!
Vicia Adzuki

Well, it was certainly a fatal encounter. I saw that nasty beast tear its dancing partner to shreds. Stuffing was flying everywhere. If you ever wanted to tango with me, I would do the same, darling. It seems something else caught its attention, so it left it behind. Much like I would, ohohoho!


And for you, oh powerful Cel! What is it that you recalled seeing on the bridge? Could it have been identified in any way?
Cel Winters

If I could give you more details, I would, love. All I remember was something dangling precariously off the bridge balcony. I couldn't get a good look at it before the paint explosion, then when I turned back, it was seemingly gone. I thought I might have been imagining things.


get an npc with clearance to help me look in the bridge for anything funky
Captain Fairbanks leads you to the bridge. Aside from one of the sonar systems blaring warnings about the giant squid currently circling the waters, and one of the navigational tools warning you the ship is off route, it appears everything is largely in order here, but one of the screens, labelled WEAPONS, is shut off entirely. You gaze outside the bridge windows, and spot something on the balcony...
 

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Ooo, a fishing minigame! Maybe I'll reel in a big one, like a rainbow trout! I'll pull in the line!
 

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Oh first star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might, I wish I might compare the bottle found with the stabbed victim to the broken glass in the bottom bathroom!
 

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Does there appear to be any residue or small pieces on the end of the fishing line?
There is no residue on the hook. If this rod was used, it would take a very skilled angler to ensure a clean break from the hook like this.


Oh first star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might, I wish I might compare the bottle found with the stabbed victim to the broken glass in the bottom bathroom!
You compare the glass in the deck 1 bathroom to the wounds on Lee. It is not a match.
You compare the glass in the deck 1 bathroom with the bottle next to Lee. The bottle is still in one piece, and has a different colour.
 

ENA

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O Captain, my Captain Fairbanks, would you know anything about this fishing line?
 

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O Captain, my Captain Fairbanks, would you know anything about this fishing line?
Captain Fairbanks

Narr, this 'ere 'ook is new t' me. Never in me life seen a rod of such make.

Captain Fairbanks

There be som' fishin' rods in th' sports equipment room, but those be different. Less sparkly bits.
 

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I will do a general check on the workshop for anything out of place, if there are changes that I in particular would notice, I would request a memcheck as well.
I will also specifically look for anything that could be used to sharpen blades in the workshop or the kitchen. If found, I will sharpen one of the kitchen knives, does it match Lee's wound/the bloody knife now?
 

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I will do a general check on the workshop for anything out of place, if there are changes that I in particular would notice, I would request a memcheck as well.
It appears that the workshop has been used extensively. Most notably, the clothes that lie there for repair have been disturbed, some of which cut to pieces, or otherwise have holes in them. There are some spare parts lying on the workbench as well.


I will also specifically look for anything that could be used to sharpen blades in the workshop or the kitchen. If found, I will sharpen one of the kitchen knives, does it match Lee's wound/the bloody knife now?
There don't appear to be sharpeners in the workshop. You compare an existing kitchen knife to the wounds in Lee's body. It is a match.
 

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Votes (Ninelevendo):
Captain Ahab (Raregold)5ENA (Roserade), Invoker (Vruet), Sherlock Hemlock (Shoey), Czario (Luigi 64DD), Rainbow Dash (Smasher)
Franziska von Karma (fantanoice)3Polly (Reverse Input), Henry Brennan (Superchao), Captain Ahab (Raregold)
Shmathers (InsaneBlathers)2Franziska von Karma (fantanoice), The Doctor (Long John Spaghetti)

Votes (MoonAge):
Lee Chaolan (Ninelevendo)4Franziska von Karma (fantanoice), The Doctor (Long John Spaghetti), Henry Brennan (Superchao), Rainbow Dash (Smasher)
Czario (Luigi 64DD)2Polly (Reverse Input), Captain Ahab (Raregold)
Shmathers (InsaneBlathers)2ENA (Roserade), Sherlock Hemlock (Shoey)



You're really leaving me out to dry here, 'k?
Not only are these guys not killing, you're not even exploiting any of my powers, 'k?!
Isn't there someone on this boat you want dead? Someone you really, really want to suffer, kyuyuyu…

Interesting… kyuyuyuyu…




Garett Tarlow

Ah…!

MB-Kusagi

Wow, that was certainly a painful finish, 'k?

MB-Kusagi

Oh well, who am I to judge! I've waited long enough to pull out the injection needles, I'm not gonna discriminate who gets 'em, kyuyuyuyu…

Captain Fairbanks



MB-Kusagi

But gee, you really gutted my mood here, there was meant to be a double feature, but you guys chose the guy who'd already been stabbed. Kind of a disappointment, since that was dead wrong, 'k?

MB-Kusagi

Well, no matter. On with the show!

MB-Kusagi

The one who wanted to be two places at once gets executed on a double murder night? Kyuyuyuyu! You all keep shouting about three, but two's the number of the night!

MB-Kusagi

Captain Ahab, come with me. You've earned the right to a special fishing excursion, 'k?

With a stern look on his face, the captain looking past MB-K and staring out at the blue waters, Captain Ahab follows MB-K up to the event deck. The jackalope gestures to a fishing rod, leaning against the edge of the deck, equipped with a most peculiar piece of bait... a doll crafted in the likeness of Captain Ahab himself. Out in the open sea, the tentacles of the Ultimate Doom rise up from the waters, slicing through the waves as they lash out. "Kyuyuyuyu, don't be scared, 'k? It'll only hurt a bit. You'll be dead before it can hurt a lot!"

Accepting his fate, knowing what he must do, Captain Ahab walks to the edge of the deck, picking up the rod and casting his line, all the way down to the open sea. Then, like any good fisherman, he waits. A tentacle sweeps over his head! He ducks, his focus unshaken, his will unbroken. KCHCHC! There's a crash as a tentacle slams right into the event deck, right where Ahab is standing. A cloud of dust obscures the scene, the sea breezes saving the day by clearing the obscuring factor away, and, soon, it becomes clear that Ahab fishes on, having sidestepped the blow.

"AVAST, YE BLASTED BEAST! YE KNOW YER FIGHT BE NOT WITH ME! MAKE WAY FOR ME TRUE FOE, AND I'LL GIVE YE YER FIGHT WITH THE CAPTAIN OF THIS HERE VESSEL!"

Captain Ahab calls out, and... the seas listen. The waves relent, and... the tentacles of the Ultimate Doom retreat beneath the surface of the water. The winds cease, and all goes silent.

Then, a tug.

Ahab steels himself as he feels a tug on his line, and, with a grunt, lungs emptying as he heaves up his catch, then flings his rod back. The skies darken, a horrible, large shape blocking out the setting sun as it rises into the air. "DAMNED WHALE! FIGHT ME LIKE YE KNOW YE SHOULD!" Even as a great white whale soars through the air, towards the S.S. Cetus, Ahab stands his ground, calling out.

This was inevitable. That special bait could have only caught the whale, and he had known it as soon as he saw it.

Ahab screams in defiance as the whale's shadow consumes him, the great beast of the oceans falling from directly over Ahab's head, smashing through multiple decks as it lands. Dust rises again, and, now, the winds and waves return to clear it away.

When the dust settles, there is a massive hole in the ship, and, looking down it, all that can be seen is a dead whale, stuck on the first deck. No trace of Ahab can be found, the captain claiming victory... but only in death.


In reality, those on the event deck - undamaged - watch Ahab slump to the ground at the deck's edge.

MB-Kusagi

Did you fish up the right killer? Let's see... or let's sea, 'k?

You all were… incorrect! Captain Ahab (Raregold) did not kill Lee Chaolan (Ninelevendo)! The real killer walks free…


MB-Kusagi

As for this sack of innocent, well, waste not want not, kyuyuyu!

MBK tosses Lee Chaolan overboard to the doom without a second thought.

MB-Kusagi

…why do I feel unsatisfied, 'k…

You all were… incorrect! Lee Chaolan (Ninelevendo) did not kill Peridot (MoonAge)! The real killer was Captain Ahab (Raregold)!



Cel Winters

Great, he's dead! Your programming was a resounding success, now delete yourself and leave us to fight that blasted squid! The only reason we're "fated" to die here is because you're jamming our damn devices for your little game, obviously.

MB-Kusagi

Oh Cel, even you know how hopeless a request that is, 'k?

MB-Kusagi

The Killing Game's not over until I say it is, and we're still cruisin' veeeeerry nicely for the next few weeks. Or days, rather. And is that the faint glimmer of a special red comet I can see in the sky? It wouldn't be too bad to die looking at the stars like that… kyuyuyu…

MB-Kusagi

There's one answer to all of this. Steal the shard, and you go free, 'k? That's all that matters here. Any alternati-

The boat lurches, as it appears the Ultimate Doom has grown restless again, and begun constricting the lower decks of the boat.

One tentacle reaches up and shatters the waterslide to pieces, sending it into the waters below. The boat lurches back again.

Garett Tarlow

I-I-I really don't like this! Cel!!

MB-Kusagi

…!

MB-Kusagi

You overgrown cuttlefish, I'll k-k-k-k-… ##MISSINGVAR FatalErr-- REBOOTING

MB-Kusagi



Captain Fairbanks

Cel! The bridge be throwing up more errors than a roughneck who can't hold his drink! If me gut weren't already convinced of that thing's evilness, it'd be yelling that th' ultimate Doom be trying to pierce our engines!

Captain Fairbanks

't's causing yer system to go mad!

Cel Winters

…tch. Using the squid to your advantage… and killing the only passenger who'd taken an interest in robotics… I…

Cel Winters

I can't believe this, but this is just the inspiration I was after. Hahahahah! It might actually be the opening in that little shitrabbit's armor we need. If the Ultimate Doom can damage the ship's systems enough, we might have enough freedom to-

Cel Winters

Oh for crying out loud.

Vicia Adzuki

Attention everyone!

Garett Tarlow

Miss Vicia, I would u-urge you to wait until after things have settled down a bit, please.

Vicia Adzuki

Quiet, boy. This is my moment. Everyone, esteemed passengers and shower-craving crew members, my luxurious gala, the Miss Vicia Presents: A Dance Below Voluminous Clouds And Above Vicious Waters will begin tonight! All of my adoring fans are welcome to attend! And anyone else wishing to see what TRUE, high-class royalty looks like, you're welcome to look, but not touch! Ohohohoho!

Cel Winters

But you're not royalty, you're-

Without even batting an eye at the squid's attack or the fact that two passengers were just killed in front of her, Vicia departs for her dressing room. In other words, her VIP cabin.

Cel Winters

(Blast, she's gone. I guess I could tell everyone else, but… there's no time. We have to act while the rabbit's seemingly out.)

Garett Tarlow

R-right, well. Passengers, the night you've surely been anticipating for a while is here. Miss Vicia will be performing on the Event Deck tonight, and-

Captain Fairbanks

No she won't, boy. Our radars say the Doom is lingering around the edge of the deck trying to attack our ship's systems directly. Th' blasted slide's gone, lad! Only passengers with seawater for brains and a wish t'meet Davy Jone's himself'll be goin' there tonight!

Garett Tarlow

…alright. I'll let Miss Vicia know, and begin arranging for the event to happen on the Sports Deck instead. I c-can't wait to dodge another set of stilettos.

Cel Winters

That's a good idea, love. Everyone will be kept safe there, and the cap and I can focus on… this! Ahahaha! Urging the doom to destroy years of my own years of work on this repurposed vessel… just to take control again! It's beautiful madness!

Cel Winters

I just hope it's crazy enough to work.

MB-Kusagi

Kyuyuyu… sorry everybody! I had to reboot myself for a second. Hope you didn't plan anything against the rules, 'k?

MB-Kusagi

I've got a fantastic new motive for you all. You proved yourselves worthy once, but still refuse to die, so…

Night 4 motive: Anyone who attempts a murder on a non-NPC player tonight will receive a special, massive bonus on night five! If you kill and get away with it... your spot in the merge game will be guaranteed! MOTIVErr304: Garett is m̶͍̝̮͉͛o̷̬̝̗͙̦̐͌̽̐̄̚r̸͙̳̤̜͆͌͒͒͠e̶̲̘̦̞̭̻͌̾̈̒ ̵̝̣͔̣͠l̶̛̼̠̥̬̾i̶̖̒͌̿ͅḱ̷̥e̴̢͇͙͐̍̓͆̐̋ͅͅl̸͔̰̓y̵͖̤̝̖͉̕ͅ to die tonight.

Effects caused by The Ultimate Doom: The glass slide has been shattered, and is unusable from now on. There is now a massive hole on deck 4. Anyone passing through areas on the map marked with
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are incredibly likely to be killed, and only receive a trial if it was not suicide.


Garett Tarlow

…!

Cel Winters

What do you mean he's more likely to die tonight!?

Captain Fairbanks

Th' boy's done nothing wrong!

MB-Kusagi

Them's the rules. Make with the game, or the game will make with you, 'k?

Cel Winters

…that doesn't even make sense!

Captain Fairbanks

Blast! I'll protect ye, lad. No-one's going t' harm ye while I'm around.

Garett Tarlow

Captain… I d-don't… I-

Captain Fairbanks

Pipe down. Cel, ye know what t' do from here.




Attention, passengers and crew members on the S.S. Cetus! It is now night 4!

Submit your night actions, by sending them privately to Hooded Pitohui, Lakituthequick, and GBA, before

Please take good note of tonight's conditions above!


Happy murdering!
 

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Oh, hi there everybody~ It's me, April May, the cutest pop star this side of the boat. I'm just, like, taking a fun little vacay before my next tour begins, when I'll be able to perform for alllllllllllllll my adoring fans.

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What's that? Murders? Oh no! I hope there's someone big and strong here who can protect me from those evil killers~

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But don't worry, I'm sure I'll be able to put on a special performance for you all, complete with- what's that? Vicia is here?

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...And she's having her own performance tonight? Oh... in that case, I'm guess I'm, like, toooootally happy for her... Tee hee...

Someone's jealous! Someone's jealous! *squawk*
 
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