Something Wicked

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Something Wicked
Norma Creed.jpg
Region: Solomon Island
Zone: Kingsmouth
Location: Norma Creed's house
Starting Coords:
Given by: Norma Creed
Type: Investigation
Reward: 161,290 Experience
Added in: 1.0
Repeatable: No


Norma recalls a series of murders in the summer of 2002. She never believed the story served up by the news, and says the real culprit wasn't even human.


Initial Cutscene

Norma Creed: There's a pressure building.
Norma Creed: The kind that comes before a storm when it builds and builds but just won't break.
Norma Creed: Yeah, the ravens, they feel it, too.
Norma Creed: Last time I say 'em like this, when the trees were more birds than branches... there were murders.
Norma Creed: Yeah, that was back in 2002, tail end of a long and wicked hot summer.
Norma Creed: By August the whole town smelled rotten and we hadn't seen a drop of rain since June.
Norma Creed: When the storm finally broke and the ravens flew, the killings stopped.
Norma Creed: Never believed what the paper wrote about that vagrant, neither did Helen... despite those boys in the city council leaning on her.
Norma Creed: She took a beatin', coulda hurt her career, but she was right.
Norma Creed: Wasn't human hands cut those girls open.
Norma Creed: An unkindness of ravens, isn't that what they call it?
Norma Creed: My idea of reading is the TV Guide, not anything that could charitably be called literature.
Norma Creed: But even I know signs and portents when I see 'em.

Journal Entries

  • Tier 1/5: A case of multiple murders in a small town like Kingsmouth must have been widely discussed in the newspapers.
    • Find more information about the murders
  • Tier 2/5: Details of the case were withheld by the sheriff's office, but information must surely exist somewhere.
    • Find information about the murder case
  • Tier 3/5: The suspect killed himself while in custody. His last words were that the truth would be told by his ghost.
    • Examine the cell for more clues
  • Tier 4/5: An eerie message was scribbled on the wall of the cell, only visible in an alternate consciousness: 'The White Ravens whisper - Golden Girls sorrowful secrets are never told.' There is definitely more to these murders than meets the eye - and the ordinary world.
    • Figure out what the cryptic message means
  • Tier 5/5: All the clues lead to someone called 'Jack the Lad.' Find him and discover more about who - or what - he is.
    • Find Jack


  • 161,290 Experience total
    • 19,152 XP upon completion of Tier 1
    • 23,660 XP upon completion of Tier 2
    • 37,828 XP upon completion of Tier 3
    • 0 XP up completion of Tier 4
    • 80,650 XP upon completion of Tier 5, at report
  • 4 Sequins of Solomon Island at report
  • 5,000 Pax Romana at report



What interests us is not Kingsmouth's inclination to murder and the occult, but its failed attempts to cover them up. It suggests a town that cannot bear what it is, and is therefore destined - and desperate - to tear itself apart.

The history of Jack stretches back to the great famine in the west. It is a tale of a boy becoming what he was not. If it is meant to, the story will reveal itself to you in full.

As will Jack himself.

Meanwhile, continue to seize Kingsmouth by the buried hairs of its history. The past cannot hide forever.


You really had Zurn worried there. I reminded him that you're expendable, but I admit it's very good to have you back. Redeploying someone at this stage would be such a bitch.

There's a number of murders in Kingsmouth that point to Jack's unique physiognomy. I won't bore you with the tragic details: boy flees famine; boy works on magus's farm; magus's daughter dies; magus tears into boy in pumpkin patch.

The moral of the story: Kingsmouth is not a good place to die.

So try not to.



One day you must describe where you went and what you saw during this latest excursion. I suspect I shall need a drink while you do so.

Jack the Lad - an Irish boy who came to Kingsmouth after the famine. He would have been a tad old to commit those recent murders, though stranger things have happened, as you tirelessly attest.

Whatever his fate, it offers further evidence of the occult energy on the island. I'm pleased that you are willing to go to such lengths to uncover it.

Also suitably concerned.

R. Sonnac


There are 5 tiers to this mission.

Tier 1/5

  • Find more information about the murders
Clue 1
Clue 2
Clue 3

Tier 2/5

  • Find information about the murder case
Clue 1

Tier 3/5

  • Examine the cell for more clues
Clue 1
Clue 2

Tier 4/5

  • Figure out what the cryptic message means
Clue 1
Clue 2
Clue 3
Clue 4
Clue 5
Clue 6
Clue 7
  • NOTE: The objective for this tier has a history of being buggy if two players try to use it at the same time. If you see someone else doing this step, either team up with them so you both get completion or wait until they are complete before interacting with the objective.

Tier 5/5

  • Find Jack
    • This objective is timed (60 seconds), which is more than enough, as long as you're not waiting too long
    • Head to the location indicated on your map
    • Jack O'Lantern will appear
    • You do not have to kill him, or even fight him this time. This is the first time in the game you encounter Jack, and this time he just runs off.

Other Information

Related Achievements

Sheriff Office's Computer Report

==== File NO. 2002-166 ====

NO. 2002-166 (CLOSED)

Subject: Death of suspect CHECKON, LARRY in custody

Alone with suspect at 1AM. Went over his full written confession for -REDACTED- 
Multiple inconsistencies with his story and events including -REDACTED- 
"You ask my ghost for the truth, Sheriff." 
Checkon took his own life in his cell between hours of 4 and 5 AM. Discovered at 7AM, scene already -REDACTED-
 all outstanding work on investigation to be closed.



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