Episode 5: Sins of Cynicism (Part 1)

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Case Summary

The death of social journalist Jasmine Kenders is flagged as suspicious a year after it happened. The team re-investigates the cold case, starting by piecing together the aftermath of a defamation suit shortly before her death.




Main Story 05-05

  • Opaline River Pollution Investigation Report icon.png Opaline River Pollution Investigation ReportThe Opaline River Pollution Investigation Report issued by the EPA. It analyzes the source of the water's contamination.

Main Story 05-09

  • Car Service Records icon.png Car Service RecordsRecords of a cancellation for brake pad replacement service.
  • Date-Marked Desk Calendar icon.png Date-Marked Desk CalendarA calendar from last year left on the sofa with Sept 12th marked.
  • Gift Hair Clip icon.png Gift Hair ClipA hairpin that was left in the packaging at Jasmine Kenders' home. The card attached indicates it was given to her by Iker Lance.
  • Notebook with Missing Pages icon.png Notebook with Missing PagesJasmine's notebook with two pages ripped out.
  • Strange Drawing icon.png Strange DrawingA painting of what seems like codes drawn by crayons. There is a picture of Jasmine and a serial number on the back.

Main Story 05-11

  • Admission Appeal Response icon.png Admission Appeal ResponseThe response letter to Ian Johnson's letter of appeal after his application to Stellis University was rejected.
  • Cryptex icon.png CryptexA cryptex replica from The Da Vinci Code, found in Hugh's toy chest.
  • Stellis News Funding Proposal icon.png Stellis News Funding ProposalA memory card that only contains Stellis News' funding proposal for Q4.
  • Termination Contract icon.png Termination ContractJasmine's termination contract from Stellis News.


Main Story 05-01

  • Difficulty of Testing for NXXTesting for NXX is extremely difficult. Currently, there are only a couple of top tier facilities, including Pax Pharmaceutical and Crimson Biotech, that are capable of doing it.
  • NXX's Toxic EffectsNXX affects a person's hormone secretion and mental state. In severe cases, it affects physical development and causes irreversible damage to the nervous system and internal organs.

Main Story 05-05

  • Jasmine's Forensic ReportAccording to the forensic report, Jasmine's cause of death was falling off a cliff. There were no abnormalities besides a laceration wound on the head.
  • Opaline Fish Growth AbnormalitiesJasmine's press release stated that Heirson illegally dumped waste and poisoned the Opaline River, causing abnormal growth and death for large numbers of Opaline Fish.
  • Opaline Village Lab SuspicionsBased on the abnormal situation with Opaline fish, it is speculated that their lab at Opaline Village may be Heirson's base of operations for illegal drug research.

Main Story 05-09

  • Hairpin GifterBased on the attached card, the gift was sent by someone named Iker Lance. His relationship with Jasmine Kenders is unknown.
  • Hans' Brake Pad Service ReceiptHans Weller cancelled his appointment to replace his car's brake pads on Sept 15th of last year.
  • Hugh's BirthdayA desk calendar with Huey's birthday circled: September 12.
  • Jasmine's License PlateJasmine Kenders' car, produced by Pax Motors, was a white SUV with the license plate "VD3F046".
  • Laptop Purchase InfoThe laptop that Jasmine Kenders bought for Hugh is a V-3010 from Pax Electronics. It was the newest model in the summer of last year.
  • Package's Delivery TimeThis still sealed package contains a hairpin. The delivery time was Sept 5th of last year, after Jasmine Kenders lost the case.

Main Story 05-13

  • Hugh's BrandThere is a "03" burn mark on Hugh's arm.
  • Hugh's Health StatusHugh is much skinnier than kids at his age. It is speculated drugs affected his growth development.


Stage Name Stage Type Stage Cost Attribute Recommended Power
Main Story 05-01 Story AP icon.png AP x10 (First-Time Cost)
Main Story 05-02 Debate AP icon.png AP x10 Logic
Main Story 05-03 Story AP icon.png AP x10 (First-Time Cost)
Main Story 05-04 Debate AP icon.png AP x10 Intuition
Main Story 05-05 Story AP icon.png AP x10 (First-Time Cost)
Main Story 05-06 Debate AP icon.png AP x10 Empathy
Main Story 05-07 Story AP icon.png AP x10 (First-Time Cost)
Main Story 05-08 Debate AP icon.png AP x10 Empathy
Main Story 05-09 Story AP icon.png AP x10 (First-Time Cost)
Main Story 05-10 Debate AP icon.png AP x10 Intuition
Main Story 05-11 Story AP icon.png AP x10 (First-Time Cost)
Main Story 05-12 Debate AP icon.png AP x10 Logic
Main Story 05-13 Story AP icon.png AP x10 (First-Time Cost)


Episode 05-05:

  • Heirson couldn't have polluted the river
  • [NXX's Toxic Effects] + [Opaline Fish Growth Abnormalities]

Episode 05-11:

  • The one who left us the evidence

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