Murder in Blackrock Cove - October 24th to 31st - Solve the Mystery!

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  1. thradia

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    Last night, after a night of drinking at the Lock Lake Tavern, a few BMC guild members were stumbling to their homes, when they heard shouting somewhere in the dark.
    As they ran towards the voices they found a man collapsed on the ground with a
    the knife plunged into his chest.

    In the distance, a figure was seen running out of the city.
    A few took chase but lost the figure as they slipped into the woods outside of Blackrock Cove.

    Still dazed from their night of drinking, the BMC put out a call to the citizens of Novia to help them solve the mystery of what happened that night in their normally safe and peaceful city.

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    What To Do Next​

    Travel to Blackrock Cove to #1 Drake Street where you will find the scene of the crime.

    Search and look at the information at the scene. They may be clues on the ground,
    in bags, books, notes... put your detective skills to work!

    There will be a clue that will direct you to the next area to go and explore.
    You will visit 4 different scenes and gather clues.
    Each scene is marked with a podium and a book.
    Each will also have a table with a suspect sheet.​

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    Gather the information. Figure out who the murderer is and
    send an in-game mail to Thradia with your answer.

    If you are correct, you will be sent a prize.

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    Want a bonus prize?
    Send a note with details of how you think the story went and why what the killers motive was,​

    Stuck? Send me a message in the forums and I will give you a clue to what you may be overlooking.

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    Everyone who is correct will get a prize.

    The first 5 people to get it correct will win a large prize package including:

    COTOs, Gold, Obsidian Potion Reward, Rare Dyes, a rare item and more!


    All others will receive a small prize back that includes:

    Gold, rare dyes, a mystery item and more! Each bag is a little different ;)

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    Oh that sounds like fun!!!!!!!
     
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    YES!! This should be fun!! :D
     
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    Quest is live! Check the first post for updated information on how to get started!
    Have fun!
     
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    I cannot find this lot in Solania. The directions you provided are just a little too vague. I don't know from which entrance those directions are from? I have no idea what this "Past the row homes" or what this "castle" is?

    Could you possibly just provide us with the Lot Size and the lot owners name, then we can just go straight to the town crier and mark the lot on our compass for us?
     
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    It is in Celestis. You need to take the boat from Solania to the island.

    I will check and make sure that clue directs you to the proper town
     
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    Hello @thradia :)

    Just to be sure about 4 different scenes ...

    Scene 1: Blackrock Cove
    Scene 2: Celestis
    Scene 3: Celestis - Dungeon

    There is no further clue, no house of Gregor in Etceter.
    Have I missed anything?
     
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    Ah, I got it :)
     
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    We did it today, and really enjoyed! I hope we got it right! Highly recommended.
     
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    oke. i have visitied the blackrock , ..and i go to celestis, but couldnt find name of the homeowner Cor*** in town crier.. i guess im stuck
     
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    Absolutely delightful... :)

    I went through the whole mystery @thradia and hung on every clue with great curiosity.

    I wont submit my guess or enter the contest, but the arrangement and waypoints are outstanding.

    I wish all the participants in the mystery the very best of luck. :)

    -Zeke

    P.S.
    @Lazarus, think you could put her on the show to announce the winners?
     
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    Try name of our questgiver above ;)
     
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    I will send out the first prizes Sunday night! I am out of town until then!

    I'm glad everyone is enjoying! If you do need anything, feel free to message me here in the forums and I will get back to you as soon as possible!
     
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    But if he had a knife plunged into his chest, who was responsible for burning his body ? Hmmmmm....
     
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    Thank you @thradia for this nice story!
    It was interesting and challenging.

    However it ends up, I'm looking forward to the solution you came up with :)
     
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    It's a kind of magic ... ;)
     
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    I've sent off the first prizes!
    I will announce the winner's names at the end of the quest.

    Some HINTS/TIPS

    I'll give a few hints - as some people are SO CLOSE.. but just missing a few little things

    - Remember, there are some things that are made to throw you off course. Take into account clues from each scene when you are at a new one.
    - There may be more than one person involved, BUT there is only one person that put the knife into the body

    I love the details I am getting from you guys. Lots of time! The quest will go until the end of Halloween night (the 31st). Lots of prizes and bonus COTOS to those who give more detail than just the name!
     
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    @thradia - what a delightful quest! Win, lose or draw - I had a blast running around Novia with @Robros Reh and @Lily Byrd trying to figure out whodunit. :D
     
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    After all the detective work that the citizens of Novia did, we were able to track down and bring the murderer to justice!

    So who was it?

    When Corrigan traveled to Graff Island with Ryalan, she delivered the order to Shelly and was on her way.
    Ryalan has fulfilled his payment to Corrigan so he stayed behind – only to have Shelly approach him with an offer.

    She asked him to hunt and deliver her some Obsidian hides, but also to pick up and deliver a weapon for her. Ryalan had purchased these such weapons before and knew exactly where to go. He made a visit to Blackrock Cove, where Onereth did his business underground, without the knowledge of the BMC members.
    Here, he received the magic knife that Shelly has ordered.

    As he traveled to see Onereth, he heard the rumors swirling about how upset people were about the BMC taking away business from them.
    Wild stories were thrown around, but Ryalen noticed one man, in particular, asking a lot of questions.

    When he met with Shelly near Etceter to pass over the knife, he filled her in with what he has heard.
    She offered to pay him if he took the knife and murder one of the members – but Ryalen refused.

    Shelly waited until dark and snuck into Blackrock Cove, creeping through the dark deciding on a target. That is when she saw Gregor. Mistaking him as a BMC member, she ran up and plunged the poison coated knife into his chest. Digging through his pack, she realized the mistake she made.
    There was laughing and talking in the distance, as the drunken members came closer.

    In a panic, she left the body and ran from the city and into the woods.

    Unfortunately for Shelly, the citizens of Novia are brilliant detectives! She was found and throw into a prison cell in Ardoris.
    When the BMC went to find Onereth, but he had already packed up and left.

    Blackrock Cove is once again safe!



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    A big shout out to the first 5 people who finished the quest!

    Vladamir Begemot & Viola Vidason
    Michael Berg
    Fionwyn Wyldemane
    Aldornia
    Elyanwee deArch



    Thanks for everyone who participated!
    Look for more events from the BMC in the new year!