Death and Axes

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Death and Axes
Sophie.jpg
Region: Transylvania
Zone: Besieged Farmlands
Location: The Owl and Eagle
Starting Coords: (1044,1026)
End location: (955,800)
Given by: Sophie
Type: Investigation
Reward: 872,705 Experience
Added in: Update 1.2
Repeatable: Yes



Contents

Sophie, born close to the supernatural, is particularly sensitive to the spirits of the wronged. Recent events in the valley haven't made her life easier - but even before the dark pall descended, something tugged at her. Unravel its story.

Dialogue

Introduction

Forest God: You should, perhaps, ingest some of your own brew, to make the mind pictures fade.
Sophie: But I'm working, sweet. I can't drink at work. It'll pass. It always does.
Sophie: (noticing you) Sorry, I didn't see you. Was just...taking a break.
Sophie: I'm sensitive to...to pain.
Sophie: Not my own. Other people's pain.
Sophie: People I know, and those people I don't know too, but at least only people.
Sophie: The strigoi...the bloodsuckers, vampires. I don't empathise with them.
Sophie: Their pain does nothing to me. Them I... Ow.
Forest God: Who was it this time? Who fell?
Forest God: Every day, another falls.
Forest God: So many have succumbed to the vampires and to other, darker things, deep in our old forest.
Forest God: There is no safe place for any of us any longer.
Forest God: Not even from humans who ought to know the Law.
Sophie: First few days, I could barely stand up. There was death everywhere, people I've known my whole life, villagers, farmers, my own family.
Forest God: They are at rest now, Sophie, in the woods on the other side.
Forest God: There they run with the deer through the glades, and soar with the birds into the clear blue sky.
Sophie: Not everyone, not all of them.
Sophie: Some deaths are incomplete, some dead are restless, and they...rummage.
Sophie: In my head. Like they're looking for something, pulling open drawers and closets. I feel them knocking about.
Sophie: There was much that happened down there, on the farms, when the vampires came.
Sophie: Horrible, horrible things. Death isn't the worst thing someone can do to you.
Sophie: Make sure you watch out for the dead as well as the undead when you're out there.
Sophie: The dead that walk are bothersome, but the dead that don't...
Sophie: They have stories to tell, and we need to listen.

Journal Entries

  • Tier 1: Something is haunting Sophie, scraping in her mind in search of clues and closure. All the restless dead have stories to tell, though some are more persistent than others.
    • Confront the spirit that weighs on Sophie
    • Gather more information concerning this ghost
    • Find clues on the case Ioan Patrascu was investigating
  • Tier 2: The inspector, Ioan Patrascu, had come to Harbabureşti to investigate a suspected murder before he himself vanished. Piece together the events that led to his disappearance.
    • Go to the initial crime scene
    • Investigate the crime scene
    • Examine the phone
    • Continue investigating the crime scene
    • Search for more clues
  • Tier 3: The spirit wanted you to find a series of clues, the most conspicuous of which is a discarded letter the victim had written to Sophie. Seek out whoever may have been involved in this case, and appease those who have been wronged.
    • Follow the clues in the letter
    • Look for Sophie's father
    • Look for Sophie's mother
    • Look for clues next to Sophie's father's corpse
    • Look for clues next to Sophie's mother's corpse
  • Tier 4: Sophie's parents were murdered, as was Mihail Sasu. Someone is slaughtering those who were intimate with Sophie and - if the missing inspector is any indication - perhaps those who are getting too close as well.
    • Analyse the clues using the inspector's laptop
    • Use the clues to accuse the murderer

Tier 5 (Spoiler)


Rewards

Report

Dragon.pngDragon

The townsfolk of Harbaburesti could not see things clearly. It required an outside force. An inspector from Cluj. An agent of the Dragon. Outsiders are free of local prejudices. They see things for what they are.

The world is no different. We cannot make sense of our own nightmare, and so we wait for an outside force to rouse us. But there is no one. No Martian inspectors are coming.

That is why the Dragon encourage us to detach ourselves, to forget, to become something more - or less - than human.

Today, one of the silent ones came and disconnected many of those around me, because - he said - they did not unlearn their names. I have unlearned. I, apparently, am no one.

Illuminati.pngIlluminati

I'm going to pretend I didn't just watch an episode of CSI: Harbaburesti. Your primary interest here was getting the barmaid on our side? Because she's sensitive to the occult and you feel we can use this? I'm going to give you a chance to convince me.

Try to understand something. When we negotiate in places all over the world, we make sure to do so from positions of power. However, when stories start to leak about our agents taking on charity cases, it doesn't play in our favor. Ugh. You better at least have gotten free drinks out of this.

KG

Templars.pngTemplar

There are far too many Cains in this world. I am all too well aware. In such grisly scenarios as this, one almost comes to expect that the brother did it. The Butchering of the girl's parents, however? That seems a bit much, even if the little black birds did tell him to do it.

Make no mistake, the revenant that stabbed at the heart of Aron Sasu was a terror worthy of your time. We shall be dire straits indeed when evil of this sort seems to us ordinary and trivial.

R. Sonnac

Walkthrough

There are 5 tiers to this mission.

Tier 1/5

  • Confront the spirit that torments Sophie
Clue 1
Solution
  • Gather more information concerning this ghost
Clue 1
Clue 2
Clue 3
Solution
  • Find clues on the case Ioan Patrascu was investigating
Clue 1
Clue 2
Clue 3
Solution


Tier 2/5

  • Go to initial crime scene
    • Go where Mihail Sasu's corpse was found, in Lovers' Creek, at (1000,695). There will be a body hanging from a tree
  • Investigate the crime scene
    • Interact with the cell phone at (997,705), at the base of the cliff
    • You will receive a Cell phone in your inventory
  • Examine cell phone
    • Use the Cell phone in your inventory.
    • The message roughly translates to "Minutes expired. Now it's in your hands. Find."
  • Continue investigating the crime scene
    • Interact with the love letter at (994,713), a little further away from the tree also at the base of the cliff
    • The love letter roughly translates to:
Sophie,
When you sleep late at night the spirits talk through your mouth. They don’t say nice things. Such horrors should not be coming from you, from your sweet face. Let’s run together far from the secrets of this town and from this valley of ghosts. I worked on Olaru’s land this weekend, along with your parents. They like me pretty well. I didn’t have the courage to tell them that I hope I’ll kidnap you. Come with me to the farm, Sunday. I can be brave. I’ll tell them I want to build our future together in the town, Do you want to come?
Mihail
  • Search for more clues
    • There is a bottle of wine and cigaret pack at (974,702). They can be a bit hard to see unless you are right up next to them. They are on the opposite side of the river at the base of that cliff. Interact with them.

Tier 3/5

  • Follow the clues in the letter
Solution
  • Look for Sophie's father
Solution
  • Look for Sophie's mother
Solution
  • Look for clues next to Sophie's father's corpse
Clue 1
Clue 2
Solution
  • Look for clues next to Sophie's mother's corpse
Solution


Tier 4/5

  • Analyze the clues with Ioan computer
Solution
  • Use the clues to accuse the murderer
    • If you accuse the wrong person - you'll have to come back to the computer to restart this step
Clue 1
Clue 2
Clue 3
Clue 4
Clue 5
Solution


Tier 5/5

  • The notebook is right next to the person you accused.
Clue 1
Clue 2
Clue 3
Solution

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