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[Hobbsicle] Fatal Fête (Tripler)

Postby Hobbsicle » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:29 am

Time for another tripler for March. I've randomly chosen three different puzzles that were solved in the month of March, each from a different author, and combined elements from each to form a new puzzle. Solve it just like a regular puzzle. This time, instead of specifically needing to guess the three puzzles I'm working from, I will reveal them automatically when you have discovered their corresponding elements. So it may help you to review the puzzles solved in March, but it isn't strictly necessary. Good luck!

Setting: 1800's England at a fine country estate. Wealthy heiress Margaret Blackwood and her two daughters are hosting a gala at their manor, and the local aristocrats and upper class are trading gossip and hors d'oeuvres as servants weave through the crowd, whisking away empty glasses and fulfilling requests. Suddenly, a woman is heard screaming from the garden, and Margaret and her guests stream out to see one of the other male guests lying dead on the ground, clothes and face covered with burn marks and soot, and some leaves clutched in one hand. Later, they find a cheap necklace and a torn corner of a handwritten page in his jacket pocket. What happened?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Fatal Fête (Tripler)

Postby GalFisk » Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:42 am

Are the leaves from a nearby tree? Did the man die from a fall? Is the necklace cheaper than what the guests would wear?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Fatal Fête (Tripler)

Postby Grip » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:25 am

Was the man set on fire?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Fatal Fête (Tripler)

Postby Hobbsicle » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:56 pm

GalFisk

Are the leaves from a nearby tree? No, but OTRT Did the man die from a fall? Yes Is the necklace cheaper than what the guests would wear? Yes, slight ish

Grip

Was the man set on fire? Yope, fire is involved
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Fatal Fête (Tripler)

Postby Grip » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:46 pm

Any animals relevant? the supernatural?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:10 am

Any animals relevant? the supernatural? No to both
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Fatal Fête (Tripler)

Postby Grip » Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:51 pm

Was the man pushed off of something?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:59 pm

Was the man pushed off of something? No
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Fatal Fête (Tripler)

Postby Grip » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:15 am

Is the woman who screamed a guest? did she scream because she found the corpse?

Was the handwritten page from a book? letter?

Did the man fall off the roof the manor?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Fatal Fête (Tripler)

Postby Hobbsicle » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:37 am

Is the woman who screamed a guest? Yes did she scream because she found the corpse? Yes, and she's not really relevant past that

Was the handwritten page from a book? This, of a kind letter?

Did the man fall off the roof the manor? Very close, but not roof
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Fatal Fête (Tripler)

Postby Balin » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:13 am

Was the man's fall an accident? Murder? Suicide?
Did he fall from a balcony?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Fatal Fête (Tripler)

Postby Hobbsicle » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:37 pm

Was the man's fall an accident? This Murder? Suicide?
Did he fall from a balcony? Closer, but still not quite
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Fatal Fête (Tripler)

Postby Grip » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:18 pm

Did the man fall out of a window? on a high story of the manor?

was the man trying to get away from a fire?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Fatal Fête (Tripler)

Postby Hobbsicle » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:08 am

Did the man fall out of a window? on a high story of the manor? Yes to both, with somewhat of an "ish".

was the man trying to get away from a fire? No-ish, but somewhat OTRT
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Fatal Fête (Tripler)

Postby GalFisk » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:16 am

Was the relevant fire set intentionally? If so, with intent to injure or kill? To cook? To heat? To drive off pests? To illuminate? To produce smoke? Was the fire an explosion? Was it inside the house? Did the dead man set the fire? Flammable gas or vapor relevant?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:11 pm

Was the relevant fire set intentionally? No If so, with intent to injure or kill? To cook? To heat? To drive off pests? To illuminate? To produce smoke? N/A
Was the fire an explosion? No Was it inside the house? Yes Did the dead man set the fire? YES, unintentionally Flammable gas or vapor relevant? No
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Postby GalFisk » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:45 pm

Did the fire burn: dust? Firewood? Fabric? Rubble? Did the man light a match? Create sparks? Was the man committing a crime?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:13 pm

Did the fire burn: dust? Firewood? Fabric? This Rubble?
Did the man light a match? At a point, he may have, yes, but not at the time the fabric burns Create sparks? No Was the man committing a crime? YES
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Postby GalFisk » Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:49 pm

Was he committing: theft? Arson? Violence? Threats? Kidnapping? Murder? Breaking and entering? Spying? Blackmail?
Did the dead man set the fabric on fire directly? Set a fire that spread to the fabric? Was the fabric: his clothes? Other clothes? Curtains? Furniture?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:02 am

Was he committing: theft? This Arson? Violence? Threats? Kidnapping? Murder? Breaking and entering? Somewhat this Spying? There was a kind of this involved, but it wasn't really the initial plan Blackmail? No to others
Did the dead man set the fabric on fire directly? Yes Set a fire that spread to the fabric? Was the fabric: his clothes? Other clothes? Curtains? Furniture? This
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Fatal Fête (Tripler)

Postby Grip » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:10 am

Was the man a soldier?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:32 pm

Was the man a soldier? No
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Postby GalFisk » Fri May 05, 2017 12:54 pm

Does he set the furniture on fire while attempting to do something else? While attempting to set something else on fire? Deos he light a match? Spill a chemical? Cause a static spark? Spill or drop something glowing? Something hot? Something burning?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Sat May 06, 2017 3:17 am

Does he set the furniture on fire while attempting to do something else? Yope While attempting to set something else on fire? No Does he light a match? At one point, probably a bit earlier Spill a chemical? Cause a static spark? No to these Spill or drop something glowing? Something hot? Something burning? This
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Fatal Fête (Tripler)

Postby GalFisk » Sat May 06, 2017 5:55 am

Does he intend to use fire for light? Warmth? Destruction? Intimidation? Smoke? Smell? Drug use?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Sun May 07, 2017 6:16 pm

Does he intend to use fire for light? This Warmth? Destruction? Intimidation? Smoke? Smell? Drug use?
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Postby Balin » Mon May 08, 2017 11:14 am

Did the man jump out the window? To get away from the fire?
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Postby GalFisk » Mon May 08, 2017 12:45 pm

Did he drop a candle? Lamp? Torch?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Mon May 08, 2017 7:58 pm

Balin

Did the man jump out the window? He intentionally left by the window, but he didn't jump... To get away from the fire? No, because...

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Did he drop a candle? YES, or close enough. We'll say he knocked it over. Lamp? Torch?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Fatal Fête (Tripler)

Postby Balin » Mon May 08, 2017 10:34 pm

Did he think the window was as high up as it was? Did he think it was on the ground/first floor?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Tue May 09, 2017 1:00 pm

Did he think the window was as high up as it was? Did he think it was on the ground/first floor? No to both

HINT: Each thing mentioned about his body and what was on him is relevant to figuring out what happened
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Postby Grip » Tue May 09, 2017 8:22 pm

Was anyone else directly involved in his death?
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Postby GalFisk » Wed May 10, 2017 7:01 am

Are the leavea from a vine? Did the man exit the building through a window? Was he climbing when he fell? Did he fall because he got burned?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Wed May 10, 2017 4:23 pm

Grip

Was anyone else directly involved in his death? No
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Are the leavea from a vine? YES Did the man exit the building through a window? Yes Was he climbing when he fell? YES Did he fall because he got burned? Somewhat irrel, really

I think it will be a good time for a
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The man was in an upstairs room of the manor, where he isn't supposed to be, trying to steal something. He is using a candle for light, and sets it down while he searches. At some point (and for a particular reason), he knocks over the candle , and sets a piece of furniture on fire. At a further point, he leaves the room by the window (though not quite to escape the fire), trying to climb the ivy along the side. Unfortunately, the ivy doesn't support him, and he falls to his death, leaves in hand.

To explore:

Why, if he is a guest at such a well-to-do event, is he looking to steal anything at all?
Why is he covered in soot and some burns if he just started a small fire?
What piece of furniture did he set fire to (only relevant because this is a tripler....)?
What is the significance of the torn, handwritten page?
What is the significance of the cheap necklace in his pocket?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Fatal Fête (Tripler)

Postby Grip » Wed May 10, 2017 5:11 pm

Is the cheap necklace what the man wanted to steal? did he think it was more valuable then it was?

Is the furniture he set fire to a bed? chest? bureau? cupboard? door? bookshelf? nightstand?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Wed May 10, 2017 9:53 pm

Is the cheap necklace what the man wanted to steal? No, but explore did he think it was more valuable then it was? NO

Is the furniture he set fire to a bed? This chest? bureau? cupboard? door? bookshelf? nightstand?

*Ding* *Ding* *Ding*
1st Linked Puzzle Discovered: (Grip) Mixed Up Madness because it involves a man who sets fire to a bed in a large house in the 19th century...also, ghosts, but I couldn't figure out a sensible way to work that in...
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Fatal Fête (Tripler)

Postby Grip » Thu May 11, 2017 3:25 pm

I had a feeling there was a connection, hence why I asked if the man was a soldier earlier. Thanks for including my puzzle!

Did the man (can we call him Bernard?) intend to steal something else? did he wind up with the necklace unintentionally? did the necklace contain a hidden opening or similar feature? is Bernard a fence?

Was Bernard in financial straits? recently went bankrupt? is he being blackmailed?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Fatal Fête (Tripler)

Postby Hobbsicle » Fri May 12, 2017 1:25 am

I had a feeling there was a connection, hence why I asked if the man was a soldier earlier. Thanks for including my puzzle! I thought you might have suspected by that question...I was glad to include it, I enjoyed solving it.

Did the man (can we call him Bernard?) intend to steal something else? Yes, but... did he wind up with the necklace unintentionally? No did the necklace contain a hidden opening or similar feature? No is Bernard a fence? No

There may be an FA there.

Was Bernard in financial straits? Yes recently went bankrupt? Maybe, or close to it, exact financial position irrelevant is he being blackmailed? No
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Fatal Fête (Tripler)

Postby GalFisk » Fri May 12, 2017 7:18 am

Did someone else at the party own this necklace? Did he intend to swap it for another one? To use it as a tool? Relevant what material it's made from?
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Postby Balin » Fri May 12, 2017 10:32 am

Did Bernard search in a fireplace?
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Postby Grip » Fri May 12, 2017 5:39 pm

Do any of the other guests know about his financial situation?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Fatal Fête (Tripler)

Postby Hobbsicle » Mon May 15, 2017 2:29 am

GalFisk

Did someone else at the party own this necklace? No, but OTRT, explore Did he intend to swap it for another one? YES To use it as a tool? No Relevant what material it's made from? Not specifically, but explore

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Did Bernard search in a fireplace? No

Grip

Do any of the other guests know about his financial situation? No, relevant only for context
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Fatal Fête (Tripler)

Postby GalFisk » Mon May 15, 2017 6:44 am

Os it a cheap copy of an expensive necklace? Did he intend to swap them in order to delay discovery of the theft? Is the cheap one made from a material that mimics something more expensive? Such as brass instead of gold?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Mon May 15, 2017 4:25 pm

Os it a cheap copy of an expensive necklace? YES Did he intend to swap them in order to delay discovery of the theft? More or less, yes Is the cheap one made from a material that mimics something more expensive? Such as brass instead of gold? Exact details here are irrelevant, so assume this, or maybe fake diamonds

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Re: [Hobbsicle] Fatal Fête (Tripler)

Postby Balin » Tue May 16, 2017 1:10 pm

Did he ever attempt to make the swap? Or had he not yet attempted the swap before his death? Had the necklaces already been swapped? By him? By someone else?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Sat May 20, 2017 2:02 am

Did he ever attempt to make the swap? yope Or had he not yet attempted the swap before his death? He did, but... Had the necklaces already been swapped? By him? By someone else? No to these
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Fatal Fête (Tripler)

Postby GalFisk » Tue May 23, 2017 3:40 pm

Was he unable to find the real necklace? Was it not there? Did he target one specific necklace? More than one?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Fatal Fête (Tripler)

Postby Hobbsicle » Fri May 26, 2017 1:52 pm

Was he unable to find the real necklace? NO, he found it Was it not there? Did he target one specific necklace? YES More than one?
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