Tyrion Cuthbert: Attorney of the Arcane

Tyrion Cuthbert: Attorney of the Arcane

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Trials and Investigations
By GoldenRadiance
This is a guide to the trial testimonies and investigation arguments of all five cases, compiled from the notes I took as I was playing.
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Case 1: The Coldhearted Aristocrat
Tutorial argument against merchant:

At first claim, Present Apple

At second claim, choose "Intuition"

Trial Day 1:

At Statement 4/4, Present Celeste's Sword

Press Statement 4/4 to add new evidence, at the new Statement 5/5, Present Autopsy Report

Investigation Day 1:

Argument against Orym White:

Ask him all questions first to build Psychological Profile

At first Elocution, choose "Deflect"

At second Elocution, choose "Defend"

At third Elocution, choose "Rationalize"

What can we tell about how Flinhart died?

"Flinhart didn't move during the murder."

How did the bottle shatter?

"Flinhart dropped the bottle during the attack."

What can we tell about the state of the crime scene?

"The crime scene had no lighting during the murder."

Argument against Celeste McCoy:

At first claim, Present Flinhart's Sister Testimony

At second claim, Present Celeste's Occupation

At third claim, Present Shattered Bottle of Lotus Juice

Trial Day 2:

At statement 4/6, present Broken Power Cell

At statement 4/4, present Mage Blade

Press statement 3/4 to update Crime Scene Map and obtain Conjure Light, at new statement 4/5, present updated Crime Scene Map

Which spell did Garrick Pierce use to commit murder? (Case's culprit in spoilers.)

"Shape Liquid"

Argument against Garrick Pierce:

At first claim, Present Crime Scene Map

At second claim, Present Crime Scene Picture

At third claim, Present Perjury by Garrick Pierce

To fill up Insight gauge, Project Shape Liquid

At culprit's final claim, Present Shattered Bottle of Lotus Juice, and you'll win the case.
Case 2: The Walking Dead
Investigation Day 1:

How does the evidence implicate Wallace?

"A magical trace of necromancy was found on the body."

Which spell do they think Wallace used?

"Necrotic Blight"

What is wrong with the crime scene?

"Bellwether's body was covered in blood."

Argument against Valentina:

At first claim, use "Empathy"

At second claim, use "Threaten"

At third claim, Present "Valentina's Magical Trace"

Why doesn't Valentina know that the spell was necromancy?

"The spell cast on Valentina healed her."

Trial Day 1:

At statement 4/5, Present Bloodstain Under the Body

Which spell would leave a trace of necromancy?

Present Mend Wounds

At statement 3/5, press to reveal new statement 4/6, then Present Autopsy Report at new statement

At statement 5/5, use "Interpret"

How did the twins trick the Inquisition?

"Valentina switched places with Valerie."

Investigation Day 2:

What is motivating Steelwind to keep secrets?

"Paranoia"

Who has Steelwind trusted for this case?

"Tyrion and Celeste"

Why does Steelwind trust us this time?

"Tyrion isn't controlled by the nobility."

What can you infer about the secret witness?

"The witness is a noble."

Whose locker had the most suspicious evidence?

"Miriam Frega"

Argument against Aria Steelwind:

At first claim, Present Steelwind's Orders

At second claim, Present The Four Pillar Families

At third claim, Present Evidence in the Locker

At fourth claim, use "Threaten"

Trial Day 2:

At statement 3/5, Press, which won't reveal a new statement but a hidden emotion, then go back to statement 3/5 and Present Steelwind's Deduction

At statement 3/4, Press, then ask for the detail "Did she make any sounds?", then Present Animate Corpse

What created Bellwether's voice?

Present Arcane Constructs

Who ordered the Construct to hide the body?

Present Theodore Redmond (Case's culprit in spoilers)

At statement 5/5, Present Bellwether's Plan

At statement 2/5, Present Bellwether's Plan

Argument against Theodore Redmond:

At first claim, Present Arcane Constructs

At second claim, use "Intuition"

At third claim, Present Evidence in the Locker

At fourth claim, Present Construct in the Locker Room

At fifth claim, Present Construct in the Locker Room

To fill up the Insight gauge, first, Project Construct's Logic Limitation

Then, Project Construct in the Locker Room

What stopped the Construct from leaving the Locker Room?

Present The Academy Lockdown System

How did the lockdown affect the Construction's actions?

"Redmond's series of commands was interrupted by the lockdown.", and you'll win the case
Case 3: The Progenitor of Horus
Investigation Day 1:

How did the transmutation spell affect the guard rail?

"The spell weakened the structural integrity of the guard rails."

What was the intention of weakening the guard rails?

"The unknown mage wanted someone to fall into the vat."

Argument against Mosourika Tudor:

At first claim, Present Rika Helped Justin

At second claim, use "Doubt"

At third claim, use "Intuition"

At fourth claim, Present Justin's Meeting?

Trial Day 1:

At statement 4/5, Press, then pick "What was Mosourika doing?" for new statement 5/5; at new statement 5/5, Present Mosourika's Testimony

At statement 2/5, Present Aster and Morrison's Testimony

Choose "They're both telling the truth"

Choose "Another person fell into the vat"

At "This was clearly an accident", Present Transmutation on the Guard Rails

Investigation Day 2:

How did metallic shards appear in the vat?

"A metal object was thrown into the vat."

What should the magical liquid have done to the object?

"The vat liquid should have completely destroyed the metal object."

Why wasn't the metal object fully destroyed?

"The vat liquid was neutralized shortly after the accident was reported."

Trial Day 2:

At statement 3/4, Press to obtain Magical Door and new statement 4/5; at new statement 4/5, Present Justin's Planned Robbery

At statement 4/4, Present Products from Von Sanctus

Who sent the Arcane Construct?

Present Lloyd von Sanctus (Case's culprit in spoilers.)

At statement 6/6, Present Send Message

Argument against Lloyd von Sanctus:

At first claim, Present Products from Von Sanctus

At second claim, use "Intuition"

At third claim, Present Aurinax Blockade

Which piece of evidence would connect the murder to von Sanctus?

"The object that Lloyd von Sanctus attuned to."

How could von Sanctus easily destroy the evidence?

"The evidence was thrown into the vat of volatile liquid."

What piece of evidence would von Sanctus also dispose of?

"The Arcane Construct."

Why did von Sanctus sabotage the guard rail?

"Von Sanctus wanted Justin's death to look like an accident.", and you'll win the case.
Case 4: Severed Ties
Trial Day 1 as Ruby Tymora:

At statement 7/7, Present William Frega's Inheritance?

Investigation Day 1:

When did the murder occur?

"The murder occurred during the lockdown."

Where did the murder weapon come from?

"The murderer took the murder weapon in this room."

What is flawed in the prosecution's case?

"Beatrice Frega is completely blind."

Argument against Laefe/Liafal Frega (game inconsistently switches between both as her first name):

At first claim, Present Laefe's Testimony

At second claim, use "Rationalize"

At third claim, Present Laefe's Engagement

At fourth claim, use "Appeal"

What do we know about the thief of the Sword of Spell Eating?

"The thief is a powerful mage."

What does this tell us about William Frega?

"William died after the lockdown activated."

Trial Day 1 as Tyrion Cuthbert:

At statement 3/5, Present William Frega's Inheritance

At statement 5/5, Present Laefe's Engagement

To fill up the Insight gauge, first, Present William Frega's Inheritance

Second, Present Autopsy Report

Third, Present Ruby Tymora

Fourth, Present Miriam Frega

Investigation Day 2:

What did Tracker hear when he woke up?

"Tracker heard rats running in the vents."

Why didn't Laefe answer Tracker's message?

"The Familial Bond was nullified by Anti-Magic Field."

Why did Tracker finally hear Laefe?

"The stick that Tracker obtained was actually the Sword of Spell Eating."

Trial Day 2:

At statement 6/6, Press, then ask "How did you find Eugene"; at new statement 6/6, Present Lockdown System

To fill up the Insight gauge, first, Present William Frega's Inheritance

Second, Present Sword of Spell Eating

Third, Present Familial Bond

Who did Tracker see in the air vent?

"Eugene Haroldson"

Why was Eugene in the air vents?

"Eugene was acting of their own free will."

How could Eugene have carried out this plan independently?

"Eugene wore the Armbands of Intellect."

At statement 3/5, use "Interpret"

Where are the Armbands of Intellect right now?

"Eugene is wearing the Armbands at this moment."

At statement 3/6, Press for updated statement, then at new statement 3/6, Present Frega Manor - Floor 2

At next testimony, there are no contradictions, so Press all statements to move on

How did the Sword of Spell Eating end up in that hallway?

"The thief dropped the sword in the hallway."

Why was the thief in that hallway?

"The thief was sneaking through the air vents."

What did Beatrice use to commit the murder? (Case's culprit in spoilers)

Present Familial Bond

At statement 3/5, Press for updated statement, then at new statement 3/5, Present Invisibility

At statement 3/5, use "Interpret"

Why is Marrunath using the term "master"?

"Beatrice is not Marrunath's master."

Why wouldn't Marrunath simply lie?

"Demons are not able to lie."

Argument against Beatrice Frega:

Against first claim, Present Familial Bond (the Argument gauge won't drain, but this is the right answer)

Against second claim, Present Sword of Spell Eating (the Argument gauge won't drain, but this is the right answer)

Against third claim, use "Threaten" (this will apparently fail to work, but you won't get a Game Over and the story will continue)

How do you prove that Beatrice ordered Marrunath?

"Use physical evidence that connects Beatrice and Marrunath."

What is unique about Beatrice's relationship with Marrunath?

"Their connection is facilitated through a Pact."

Who told you something about demonic pacts?

Present Harold Haroldson, and you'll win the case.
Case 5: Attorney of the Arcane (Major plot spoilers in this case)
Investigation Day 1:

How did Sibyl's body end up in the lake?

"The murderer threw Sibyl from the balcony."

What's strange about the order of the murders?

"The murderer could have killed Pierce second."

Argument against Aria Steelwind:

At first claim, use "Doubt"

At second claim, Present Alaric's Testimony

At third claim, Present Force Cage

At fourth claim, use "Threaten"

Trial Day 1:

At statement 6/6, Present The Purple Mark

What event was Beatrice referring to?

"Marrunath hid the purple mark from Beatrice."

Why would Marrunath interfere?

"The purple mark is related to a demon."

How could something demonic control Beatrice?

"Beatrice lost control of their actions due to a Blood Contract."

What does this tell us about Aria?

"Aria lost control of their mind due to a Blood Contract."

Which demon did Aria make a Blood Contract with?

"The Empress of Discord"

Why would Aria sign this contract?

"Aria signed the contract because it looked like a normal document."

Who else was responsible for Aria's actions?

"The Patron"

Trial Day 2:

At statement 5/5, Press, then ask about "Lloyd von Sanctus", at new statement 6/6, Present Von Sanctus's Spell Compendium

What implies that von Sanctus cast Force Cage?

Present Von Sanctus: Traces of Abjuration

How did Aria suffocate von Sanctus?

"The fire consumed all the oxygen in the Common Room."

At statement 3/6, Press, which won't give a new statement but will give you a specific time, then go back to statement 3/6 and Present Autopsy Report: Coraline Sibyl

So when did she die?

"She died after she hit the water."

Which spell did Sibyl cast on herself?

Present Stone Skin

Why did Sibyl cast Stone Skin on herself?

"Sibyl cast Stone Skin before being thrown into the lake."

Why was Sibyl motionless despite being conscious?

"Sibyl was affected by a spell."

Which spell did Aria cast on Sibyl?

Present Hold Creature

How did Sibyl suffocate?

"Sibyl drowned in Lake Galakrond."

What's similar about some of the targets?

"Von Sanctus and Sibyl are house leaders of Pillar Families."

Why didn't the Patron target Lucio Steelwind?

"The Patron wanted to frame House Steelwind for the murders."

Why did the Patron target Garrick Pierce?

"Pierce knew the identity of Celeste's parents."

Who did Pierce originally send that letter to?

"The Patron"

So who would that leave?

Consider all four suspects to move on

Investigation Day 2:

Why did the Divine Edict harm you?

"Aster does not have a Blood Contract with the Empress of Discord."

Why are Ruby's memories different from yours?

"Ruby signed a Blood Contract."

Who is Eris Illmater?

"Eris Illmater is (blank option)".

Trial Day 3:

At statement 4/6, Press for new statement, then at new statement 5/7, Present The Murder of Garrick Pierce

Which phrase did Eris use to mislead you?

"...to kill my victims..."

Who killed Garrick Pierce?

"An unknown person"

What do we already know about the Patron through the first two murders?

"The Patron is experienced in using lethal magic."

Why didn't Eris use Beatrice to kill Pierce?

"The murderer wanted to kill Pierce personally."

Who did Eris make a Blood Contract with on the day of the murder?

Present Celeste McCoy (Not to worry, she later turns out to be innocent, but this is a big enough twist that I'm still putting the name in spoilers)

You're asked the same question a second time:

Who did Eris make a Blood Contract with on the day of the murder?

Present Celeste McCoy

You're asked the same question a third time:

Who did Eris make a Blood Contract with on the day of the murder?

Present Celeste McCoy

You're asked the same question a fourth time:

Who did Eris make a Blood Contract with on the day of the murder?

Present Celeste McCoy

At statement 2/7, Present Laefe's Testimony

Which physical piece of evidence contradicts Celeste's memories?

Present Letter from Garrick Pierce

What explains Celeste's contradicting memories of what happened?

"Eris Illmater changed the memories of Celeste McCoy."

Argument against Eris Illmater:

Against first claim, use "Rationalize"

Against second claim, Present The Trapped King

Why did Eris change Celeste's memories?

"Eris needed Celeste to believe the events occurred earlier."

An event occurred that required Eris to change Celeste's memories.

Present The Murder of Von Sanctus

Why would Celeste hand Aria a Blood Contract?

"Aria dropped the contract in front of Celeste."

Against next claim, use "Interpret"

What could have created this scenario?

Present Feign Death

Who killed Garrick Pierce?

Present Garrick Pierce (so it was suicide, but again, the twist is big enough that I'm still putting it in spoilers)

At statement 6/6, Present The Trapped King

What part of the plan required Aster's physical involvement? (Final culprit in spoilers)

"Aria was tricked into signing the Blood Contract."

What did Aria think she was signing?

"Aria signed a marriage license."

Wasn't there something someone mentioned about that?

Choose "The Scaled Lord"

Who is Celeste's father?

Present Rathallion the Scaled Lord, and you'll win the case and the game.
5 Comments
GSC Jan 18 @ 10:37am 
In the section about case 5 it says Trial Day 2 when it should say nothing, because it's still the first day of the trial. Similarly, when it says Trial Day 3 it should say Trial Day 2.
mollyisapony Jun 26, 2023 @ 8:59am 
Detecting the magic in Beatrice's bedroom was exactly what i forgot to do |-|
GoldenRadiance  [author] Jun 26, 2023 @ 3:53am 
After the first time you speak with Laefe, speak with Jan Hughes in the Storage Room and Lloyd von Sanctus in the Sitting Room, and exhaust all "Talk" options with both (Lloyd von Sanctus in particular will give you important information about Laefe's engagement). Also, have Celeste cast Detect Magic in Beatrice's bedroom, and you'll find a weapon under the bed. You'll also need to Detect Magic in William Frega's study so you can detect traces of Abjuration magic.
mollyisapony Jun 26, 2023 @ 3:47am 
İ actually figured out what i was missing from my investigation to continue
mollyisapony Jun 26, 2023 @ 3:21am 
I have a big question: How do i unlock the argument with Laefe? I don't mean building the psychological profile, i have done that, but there's no argument option. What am i missing?