Suddenly, Butler Winters' screams can be heard from the estate study. Go check out what happened!
Luke is the first to reach the study. The door is ajar, and one hard push later...
A glance is enough to unfold the scene hidden within.
Butler Winters sits on the ground, trembling like a twig being tossed around by the winter winds.
Before him, an old man had collapsed onto the carpet and lies motionless.
You: It's Mr. Zeng.
Everyone here recognizes the old man...
He is the master of Blizzard Villa, the same person who invited everyone to the auction.
Winters: Master, he...
Luke bends down carefully to inspect the body, then shakes his head gently.
Luke: He's gone.
Marius: What's going on?
Winters: I don't know. I really don't! The master was already on the ground when I came in...
Winters: How can this be? How... this... happened?
Winters's face is overcome with fear, and his words are incoherent. He is too frightened to speak in full sentences.
You: Butler Winters, let me help you to the side where you can get some rest. You can tell me later if you have anything you want to say.
Artem: I will go with you.
Winters is in shock. To avoid spooking him any further, Artem and you temporarily help him to the lounge next door.
Vyn: There are no obvious signs of trauma on Mr. Zeng's body, so we can rule out assault or external factors...
By the time you and Artem return to the study, Vyn is on one knee, inspecting Mevis Zeng's body with his hands.
Vyn: And the complexion on his face is normal, so there should be no signs of poisoning.
You: Then, how did he...
You had all suspected Mevis Zeng, his motives for hosting this auction, and wondered if Elijah Yin's death had anything to do with him.
At that moment, however, all these doubts seem to have been cast in vain.
The killer has become an unknown question mark, without a clue in sight.
What's stranger is that...
Mevis Zeng's expression seems calm and comfortable, without any signs of pain.
It is as if he just fell asleep...
Casey Cao: It's the snow beast. It must be the snow beast!
Casey Cao: I told you! There is a snow beast on the mountain.
Casey Cao: The snow beast sucked Mr. Yin's soul away, and now Mr. Zeng's...
Casey Cao: Help! I don't want to be taken away by the snow beast. I want to leave the mountain!
Everyone looks at each other while a local Yuchen Town resident, Casey Cao, starts screaming hysterically.
She struggles to get out of the place but gets stopped by another local girl named Mimi.
Mimi: Calm down, and stop spouting nonsense!
Mimi: I told you, there's no such thing as the snow beast. Can you stop messing around?
Casey Cao: It exists! I've seen it before... If you don't believe me, ask Mr. Ji. He knows!
You: (She has seen a snow beast?)
One can never believe in something without reason.
Just as you're about to question Casey Cao for more details, Mr. Ji steps out of the crowd.
Mr. Ji: Enough! Mimi, take Casey outside.
Mr. Ji: We don't know anything yet, so don't make things worse.
Mr. Ji's words stop Casey Cao and keep you from asking any questions.
In the study, Vyn continues his examination of Mevis Zeng.
Ten minutes have passed since Casey Cao's outburst, and Vyn is still kneeling on the ground, examining.
You: Dr. Richter, how can I help?
Vyn: [Player], could you fetch Dr. Lee for me?
Vyn: This may require further and more professional examination by Dr. Lee.
You: Of course. I'll go find him now!
Luke: No need, I've already gotten him.
Luke was one step ahead of you.
None of you knew when he had left the study, but by the time you see him again, he was already back with Dr. Lee.
You: Dr. Lee, sorry for the trouble.
Dr. Lee: Not at all. It's my job.
Dr. Lee lowers his gaze after a simple reply.
With Dr. Lee here, the examination of Mevis Zeng's body can officially start.
Vyn and Dr. Lee move his body to a separate, less crowded room for examination.
All of you wait in the study for the results.
For some reason, you can't forget the look on Dr. Lee's face when he saw Mevis Zeng.
You don't know if it's just your imagination, but his eyes looked like they were trying to avoid something...
Artem: What are you thinking about?
You: ...Just wondering when Dr. Lee and Dr. Richter's examination will conclude.
What you felt was just a hunch. It's not enough to accuse someone yet.
So you might as well change the subject.
Artem: ...The conditions at the villa are limited. Vyn's examination will take a little longer.
Luke: Why don't we look around in the study for any suspicious clues?
Luke: Who knows, maybe we'll find something that's been overlooked?
You: All right... Let's take a look around.
At first, Elijah Yin's death might have been considered an accident.
But when the second victim appeared, that ship has sailed.
Everyone knew intuitively that Mevis Zeng' death would not be simple.
But the mystery of his death is shrouded in a fog, with people scratching their heads, unable to get answers.