A Fruit of Some Sort
Searching in all shops... Completed! Error!
After you'd been to that page, Cassie's shop had an Otherworldly Lemon in stock, for 1,500 AP.
Finally, after sending the Lemon to Roscoe, you would get another zMail; the subject was 'Step Five!' The next step proved to be one of the hardest; in order to get the Hourglass of Frozen Eternities, one had to score 675 or over on Snogo Snowballs. The next day, the score was changed to 550, and on 21 January 2010, it was changed for the last time, to 450.
After sending the Hourglass to Roscoe, you would get one last zMail; the subject was 'The Final Step!'. Nick was the first to prove to Roscoe that he wasn't an undercover cop, but didn't say how to do so; Papermonkey was the one who announced that you had to add Roscoe as a friend to get the Imitation Claws.
One could then use the Imitation Claws to free Aethelia.. only to find that she had already escaped. After that, chapter 3 was over, and the unedited version of chapter 3 was unlocked. This version had a few key differences from the edited version.
There was quite a dry spell after that, but on February 1st, the chances of getting the Atomically Radioactive Pinga Figurine from WBTC were upped, and the score you needed to get the Hourglass of Frozen Eternities from Snogo Snowballs was lowered to 300. It was stated that Chapter 4 would be up the next day, but a few hours later, it popped up... with a heck of a twist. Matilda had jumped off Cliff Chreu, Boris was raped, and Aethelia was revealed to be Number II.
The obvious thing was to go to the woods, in where you needed to wander through the woods. After a bit of speculating, it was realized that the paths were randomized for everyone. Tennie later posted that the wait between trying paths was about 3 minutes. Quite a few pages later, when most people had finished chapter 4, InaaraKaze posted a link to a handy tool, for people that had trouble getting through the mazes. It was also determined that, to be able to access the woods, you would need to have abandoned at least two characters.
The mazes were complicated, being randomized, but after you got through the first set of mazes, you would have to enter a code, much like the one you needed to enter to get the Bloody Butcher Knife. A lot of speculating went on as to what the hidden message was - everyone had different letters. Eventually, it was discovered that it meant 'subtract original from the changed' - as in Boris' bill; in the edited version, it was 203,841 AP, and in the unedited, it was 252,788 AP. To get to the next set of mazes, you had to type in 48947.
After that, you would have to go through another maze, though this one was slightly different from the original. Once you had successfully gotten through the woods, you would be greeted by one of your abandoned characters, asking you to take them back. When you agreed to, Bok shot it.
He would then go on to ask you some questions about yourself.. namely, the HP of all of your characters added together, how many questions you had ever asked The Old Man, and how many items (including those in your shop) you had. Thankfully, there wasn't a penalty for guessing wrong.
Two days later, on February 3rd, it was announced that in three days (on February 6th, at 9 pm AMZ time), the murder mystery would come to an end. And on February 6th, after chapter five was posted, it would be closing to new participants - basically anyone who hadn't passed the Cassie Bot stage.
What happened next? I dunno. It's still happening, ya know! |D
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