Okay, I have to go right now, so I haven't written down the responses yet, but both of you! Very clever! Well done, my friends. I won't tell you where you're right or wrong, but I'll tell you both of you have a lot of things right and wrong. And with that cryptic message, I will see you tomorrow afternoon in my time.
It doesn't all fit in the sig. If you can change it so it fits, I'd appreciate it very much.
INTERROGATION: WELLESLEY (remember, she can't wear the lie detector)
YOU: Did you see Mr. Wayne at all anywhere?
WELLESLEY: Uh... no, I did not.
YOU: Do you have any idea where he might have been?
WELLESLEY: He was probably bothering John about that interview he wanted.
YOU: Is there anyone else who knew about your husband's nightmares?
WELLESLEY: Hm... no. Just me, John and Mr. Green.
YOU: Did your husband have any other regular nocturnal activities?
WELLESLEY: Not really. He snored. (chuckles)
YOU: How was your husband's mental health?
WELLESLEY: Oh, he was fine. Just a normal old fellow. Very old, in fact.
YOU: Before tonight, has the suit of armor been anywhere it shouldn't be?
WELLESLEY: Hm... I believe not.
YOU: A few witnesses told us that you were not present in the kitchen.
WELLESLEY: (abruptly) Who said that?
YOU: Uh... I am not legally permitted to give that kind of information.
WELLESLEY: (chuckles nervously) Oh, yes. Of course.
YOU: Were you in the trophy room?
YOU: What were you doing in the trophy room at 10:00 PM?
WELLESLEY: Oh, you think I killed my husband? How can you even suggest that?
YOU: Please Mrs. Wellesley, calm do-
WELLESLEY: HE WAS MY HUSBAND, YOU SON OF A B*TCH!
(after calming her down, she manages to speak again)
WELLESLEY: I told you, I was in the kitchen.
YOU: So you don't know what might've happened in the trophy room?
WELLESLEY: No, no idea.
YOU: Would you like some scotch?
WELLESLEY: Oh, you're too kind, but I don't drink. It's bad for my health.
OBSERVATION: WELLESLEY'S HANDS
They aren't rusty. In fact, quite pale. You do spot one bruise on one of her knuckles.
YOU: Hello, Mr. Kaufman.
KAUFMAN: Yes, hello.
YOU: Where were you at 9:30?
KAUFMAN: I was having dinner with the family.
YOU: Where were you at 10:00?
KAUFMAN: I was dancing. There was a beautiful lady, and we danced.
YOU: Where was Mr. Wellesley tonight?
KAUFMAN: I'm not quite sure. I saw him, we talked for a bit, then he went upstairs in a fit.
YOU: Where was Mrs. Wellesley tonight?
KAUFMAN: Oh, probably... in the kitchen. I didn't see her.
YOU: Where was Mr. Green?
KAUFMAN: Oh, nice fellow. He was handing out drinks and such. He said he had to go to the kitchen, sort of suspicious, hm?
YOU: What did Mr. Wellesley sue you for?
KAUFMAN: Oh, something about plagiarism. It was complete rubbish.
YOU: For how much money?
KAUFMAN: A few thousand dollars, it's all in the past now.
YOU: Are you familiar of the rare orchid in the trophy room?
KAUFMAN: What do you mean, boy? There aren't any flowers in his trophy room!
YOU: You seem familiar with law. How would I go about charging the reporter for murder?
KAUFMAN: ...I am not familiar with this area. I believe that is up to you to decide. You should know how to do this by now, shouldn't you?
YOU: Have you heard of the suit of armor?
KAUFMAN: Oh, the murderer's costume. I'm not quite sure what it's all about, though. Do you have any idea?
YOU: Would you like some scotch?
KAUFMAN: Oh, yes, please.
OBSERVATION: KAUFMAN'S HANDS
Wrinkled, old. No sign of rust.
YOU: Hello, Mr. Wayne.
WAYNE: I swear I didn't kill him, I swear!
YOU: As you're a reporter, I take it you're very observant. Can you tell me if there was anything out of the ordinary?
WAYNE: Well, all I noticed was Mr. Wellesley walking upstairs. He looked quite frightened by something.
YOU: Where were you at 10:00 PM?
WAYNE: Well, this was all at 10:00 PM. I saw a chance to get him alone, so naturally I went upstairs and tried to get my interview. But, when I was up there, I saw a suit of armor stabbing him in the back. I ran downstairs and I cried for help. By the time we came back, the murderer was gone, and the suit of armor was just kneeling there.
YOU: Who was with you?
WAYNE: No one. I wanted to get that interview alone.
YOU: Did you get an interview with Mrs. Wellesley or Mr. Kaufman? Anyone at all?
WAYNE: Well, I wasn't very interested in what they had to say. Only Mr. Wellesley.
YOU: Are you aware that Mr. Wellesley is a sleep-walker?
WAYNE: No, but that might be an interesting note for my article.
REVIEW: (it's for me, too. Correct me on anything I got wrong.)
There was mention of an unhappy marriage. She was courted by both John Wellesley and Michael Kaufman when they were younger. She says she was in the kitchen at 10:00 PM. Emily Howard, a maid, initially said she was in the kitchen as well very nervously. When inebriated, she confessed she was not there, and mentioned a remark about the trophy room. Mr. Green said she was not in the kitchen. She knows about Mr. Wellesley's nightmares about the suit of armor. She was allowed to enter the trophy room.
He lost a watch, and for some reason wears another one on his left wrist, though he is left-handed. He has tan lines on his right wrist. Mrs. Wellesley claims that the watch found in the suit of armor is Mr. Green's. He claims to have been in the kitchen at the time of death. Howard nervously said that he was present in the kitchen. Mrs. Wellesley claims that Mr. Green was in the kitchen, alongside her. According to Mrs. Wellesley, he knows about Mr. Wellesley's nightmares about the suit of armor. Mr. Green claims that Mr. Wellesley wouldn't let him in the trophy room, but Mrs. Wellesley tells you otherwise.
According to Howard, he was in the ballroom at the time of death. He and Mr. Wellesley were financial rivals. Mr. Kaufman lost a lot of money due to Mr. Wellesley suing him.
She was very nervous initially, but talked after getting drunk, which she claims Mr. Green instructed her not to do. She was at the kitchen. According to her, Mrs. Wellesley was not in the kitchen and Mr. Green was present. She is currently passed out in your interrogation room.
Literally nothing to catch up on. Wanna ask him anything?
@phaze The room is a neutral, concrete and completely theoretical room that probably wouldn't exist. No one else is in the room with you. The suit has already been dusted for prints, but there was nothing positive. Even if there was that much rust, the police say that they would usually find something.
INTERROGATION: HOWARD (we haven't moved. We are in a hypothetical neutral room. Give me a specific room to move to.)
YOU: What superstitions are there concerning the suit of armor?
HOWARD: I don't know, sir. I remember Mr. Wellesley was very fond of it. He seemed to force it on himself.
@Aaryan Okay, I think this is right. If time hasn't passed at all since you've arrived, (again, hypothetical and also easier for my wee little brain to handle) then the watch says 10:53. Mrs. Wellesley identified it as Mr. Green's.
YOU: Did you see Mr. Green at 10:00 in the kitchen?
YOU: Did you see Mrs. Wellesley at 10:00 in the kitchen?
HOWARD: Uh... yeah. She was there.
YOU: Where were you 10:00 tonight?
GREEN: I was in the dining hall and kitchen, serving food.
YOU: Was Mrs. Wellesley there?
GREEN: No, I believe she was not.
Keep in mind that the lie detector is not perfect. It will display the "LIE" signal every time the subject is nervous. Think of reasons why the subject might be nervous, and then judge whether they are lying or not.
Sorry, guys... I was recently told that I have a lot of problems, and then my days became swallowed in really odd addictions and it was bad... I'm back, though!
YOU: How did Mr. Kaufman handle the lawsuit?
WELLESLEY: Well, it was settled that Michael would pay him a few thousand dollars. He's been bitter about seeing John ever since. I've kept in touch with him, though.
YOU: Did anyone else know about these dreams?
WELLESLEY: Uh.. yes. I believe Mr. Green knows about them as well.
YOU: Did anyone else know about the fake duels?
WELLESLEY: Well, I suppose our old friends still remember. It was a very public thing at the time.
YOU: Who else knew about the trophy room, or had entered it before?
WELLESLEY: Well, him, me and the butler. Mr. Green cleans it often. John never liked it, but I told Mr. Green to do it anyways. I don't want dust to pile up in there.
YOU: Is it locked?
WELLESLEY: Of course it is! John's most treasured room in the house, after all.
You find one of the maids, Sarah Hoover.
YOU: Where were you at 10:00 tonight?
HOOVER: Well, I was in the kitchen, preparing food for all of the guests. There was still a lot of chaos, plates were breaking, our wine was depleting...
YOU: Where was Mrs. Wellesley?
HOOVER: Um.. I'm not quite sure. She never comes to the kitchen, though. She hates it here.
YOU: Do you ever wear two watches at once?
GREEN: No, that'd be silly! I used to own two watches, however. I lost my other one tonight. I'm just wearing this one for now.
YOU: So what do you wear on your left wrist?
GREEN: (pause) Sorry?
YOU: Your left wrist. You have a tan line there. What's that from?
GREEN: Oh, that's just from my other watch that I lost. It's more comfortable on the left wrist.
While watching his hand motions, you have concluded that he is left-handed.
INVESTIGATION: SUIT OF ARMOR
You look carefully. You really can't tell which hand Wellesley was stabbed with. Perhaps the right hand, because there is less rust on it, but the left hand is on top of the right hand. (not sure if that makes sense. I will put up diagram if no one understands) The suit of armor is kneeling towards the body, directly staring at it, it seems. Wellesley was stabbed through the back.
@Aaryan Yes, confirmed. That is all true. I think.
@Yodell Yes, she knows what the time of death is.
@phaze Ooh, hadn't thought of that. I will definitely keep that in mind for later, though. But not relevant. I don't know... There were multiple tests and they all matched up?
Ooooh. I thought you were telling me to actually tase Ms. Wellesley, which would be pretty much illegal. I'll set up that interrogation tomorrow, I promise.
INTERROGATION: MRS. WELLESLEY
YOU: Why did your husband sue Mr. Kaufman?
WELLESLEY: I'm not entirely sure. He told me himself that it wasn't really for anything Michael did. It was for the money. It could've been an Alpha dog thing, I don't know. I told him it was a bad idea, but he went through with it anyway.
YOU: How long ago was the lawsuit?
WELLESLEY: Oh, I don't know, 7 or 8 years?
YOU: Was a decision made?
WELLESLEY: I believe so. Yes, that's right, Kaufman lost.
YOU: Hello, Mrs. Wellesley. I'm sorry for all the trouble.
WELLESLEY: No, no, it's fine. I can't believe that he just... It's very hard.
YOU: I understand. I have a few questions for you. Do you mind plugging in this lie detector?
WELLESLEY: Of course.
You plug her in. For some reason, the lie detector is spazzing.
YOU: Do you have a heart condition or-?
WELLESLEY: Well, yes, I have a weak heart.
The lie detector won't work.
YOU: Very well. Did the suit of armor belong in the hallway?
WELLESLEY: No, it was in his trophy room. It was in the very back wall.
YOU: Was Mr. Rick Wayne in the guest list for the party?
WELLESLEY: Yes. My husband badgered me until I finally gave in. He wanted to "give the young man a chance," he said. (scoffs)
YOU: Was Mr. Kaufman on the list?
WELLESLEY: Why, of course! He's an old family friend.
YOU: Did you see either of them at the time of the murder?
WELLESLEY: Well, I was in the kitchen, so no.
YOU: Was there anyone else in the kitchen with you?
WELLESLEY: Mr. Green and the maids.
YOU: Is there anyone who would want Mr. Wellesley dead?
WELLESLEY: Well, sure! He was a very arrogant man. I know we musn't speak ill of the dead, but he made very many enemies in his life.
YOU: Was Mr. Wellesley superstitious?
WELLESLEY: (chuckles) No, but we always had this joke, Mr. Kaufman, my husband and I. When we were young, they were courting me. They would fight these fake duels between themselves, calling themselves the knights and me the princess. Mr. Wellesley always won. He always believed that someone was going to try to poison him. (clamps up) Oh, goodness. Maybe that's what killed him! Was he poisoned, Inspector?
YOU: I can assure you that poison was not the cause of death. Do you recognize this watch?
You hold out the watch in the Zip-loc.
WELLESLEY: Uh... yes. I believe it's Mr. Green's.
YOU: Was Mr. Wellesley a superstitious man?
GREEN: I believe not. He was always very analytical. Not religious. Everything could be proven, he always said.
The time of death was 10:00 PM.
OBSERVATION: THE TROPHY ROOM
You enter the trophy room. Ancient goblets line the top shelves, and the rest of the walls are covered in moose and reindeer heads. Raccoon skins are draped over chairs. He must've wiped out half of every local species in the Northeast. There's a brick and a small platform in the back. There is a small plaque hanging over where the head of the suit of armor would be. "Victory belongs to the most persevering. - Napoleon Bonaparte."