Concert Poster

Observation #1

Chester poached Cameron to leave his band Goat Midwinter and come work at the renn faire.

Heraldry Ring

Observation #1

The emblem depicts a lion.

Kickoff Event Invite

Observation #1

On the back is what looks like a "football play" scrimmage pattern.

Observation #2

Below that is a message that seems to be missing some words.

Observation #3

Danny used to be a football player, so it can be assumed he wrote the message.

Observation #4

The "Xs" in the diagram can be lined up with the words in the message.

Observation #5

Move the words in the arrow directions displayed in the diagram for the correct order.

Observation #6

Once decoded, the message reads:

  • "DISTRACT HIM AND I WILL LEAVE OUR MESSAGE ON HIS CAR"

Letter from Art

Observation #1

In this introduction to our new case, we learn the victim was Hank Maartens.

Observation #2

The person convicted, Sam Langstar, is in jail and Art believes she is innocent.

Observation #3

Our first objective of the case is to find out who left a pair of spurs on top of Hank's car.

  • This indicates someone was challenging his position as king.

Map of Tall Oaks

Observation #1

This map shows us perspective of where the faire grounds are, where Art lives, and the business in Tall Oaks.

Medallion

Observation #1

This item is magnetized.

Observation #2

The pendant depicts a fire as for burning someone at the stake.

Michelle Gray Letter

Observation #1

Michelle gives us a tiny bit more background information on the case, as well as giving us our access information for the desktop.

Renfaire Handbook

Observation #1

On pages 3 and 4, we are provided a map of the festival grounds.

Observation #2

On page 8, it describes the act of leaving spurs on the opponent's "horse" to call a duel.

Request for Leave

Observation #1

Daniel Bridges requested 2 weeks off yet was put on the schedule anyway.

Upcoming Changes List

Observation #1

That is outrageous to charge an admission fee for children under 3!

Observation #2

Wow, all of these changes are just redonkulous.

Username

Your personal email address

Password

PORTER

RENFAIRE

Password

ARTHUR

RENFAIRE

Meeting Minutes

Observation #1

Under the "Tonality" section, it clearly states that acting "in character" while not around guests is strictly prohibited.

Observation #2

The next meeting was proposed to take place on the day of the murder.

RENFAIRE

Good Fences Post → Good Fences

Observation #1

Supposedly, Hank was galavanting around with women other than his wife.

  • Could there have been a jealous partner of one of his "mistresses"?

RENFAIRE

Good Fences Post → Annotated Outline

Observation #1

Chester's comment has an obvious code.

  • His clue is "one step behind the name of the ring" alludes to the heraldry ring which depicts a lion.
  • LION is the keyword.

Observation #2

In order to decode his message, read only the letters that are to the right of the letters in "LION".

Observation #3

Once decoded, the message reads:

  • "THE SWAP HAS BEEN MADE"

RENFAIRE

Good Fences Post → Fight Video

Observation #1

Seems Sam accidentally stabbed Hank during a mock battle or practice, giving people fuel to think she murdered him later.

Observation #2

Hank remained in character until he realized he was being filmed...

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

  • Cameron Dowe
  • Chester Russo
  • Daniel Bridges
  • Lynn Maartens
  • Morgan Mattory
  • Vivian Scotts

Solution #1 → Who left the spurs on Hank's car?

Danny

Solution #2 → Who else was in on the spurs plan?

Cameron

Solution #3 → Who placed the scarecrow with the attached note?

Vivian

Solution #4 → Who helped place the scarecrow?

Morgan

Solution #5 → Who swapped the sword Sam used during rehearsal?

Chester

Excalibur

Observation #1

This is a letter opener in the shape and design of the fabled Excalibur.

Forge Instructions

Observation #1

The forge is set up to be hotter than normal by using charcoal instead of coal.

Observation #2

On the back are diagrams of how the device operates.

Hank's Autopsy

Observation #1

Cause of death was exsanguination (bleeding out).

Observation #2

He was literally stabbed in the back.

Observation #3

Partial, severe calcination on head, right shoulder, and right arm.

Observation #4

Ethanol was found in his system.

Observation #5

He was extremely intoxicated at the time of his murder.

Observation #6

Coarse sand was found on and in Hank's pockets.

Observation #7

Body and facial abrasions caused by sand were created postmortem.

  • The killer dragged Hank through some sort of sand after murdering him.
  • His body was relocated either in an attempt to destroy it/evidence in the forge or to purposefully frame Sam.

Observation #8

Other items found in the forge were a shirt, cape, pants, and boots, along with more sand.

Observation #9

It can be deduced that Hank was thrown into the forge headfirst.

  • Head was severely charred
  • Body was slightly charred

Observation #10

The small intestine sustained severe injury.

  • ruptured and multiple lacerations

Jousting Practice

Observation #1

"Make sure to make sure". lol

Observation #2

The jousting pit has sand.

Observation #3

This means that Hank was dragged through the jousting arena on the way to the forge.

Letter from Art

Observation #1

Haha, so she'd rather we be hexed or cursed instead of her. Lovely.

List of Faire Duties

Observation #1

Hank's favorite tavern, Baroque Rebirth Tavern, will be renamed in his honor.

Observation #2

Lynn has stepped in as the "boss" in place of Hank.

Mysterious Letter

Observation #1

This letter can be opened using the Excalibur letter opener provided by Art to carefully lift the sticker seal.

Observation #2

The killer is warning Art to not dig any further into Hank's death or she will meet the same fate.

Philosopher's Stone

Observation #1

This was found in the hex bag Art found in the woods.

Observation #2

There are alchemy symbols followed by Roman numerals.

Observation #3

This appears to be the key for a secret code.

Observation #4

The Roman numeral indicates the letter in the name to use.

See Figure 1

Spell Instructions

Observation #1

This was found in the hex bag Art found in the woods.

Observation #2

The spell titles are written in the alchemy code.

Observation #3

I had to google the alchemy symbols myself. I was so confused by the recaps saying that the final page gave the names of the symbols...

  • The day after I solved the episode, HAK sent an email including the remainder of the spell instructions, which includes the rest of the spells and a symbol key on the last page.

Observation #4

Once deciphered, they are:

  • RELEASE
  • CLEANSE
  • SEVEN CANDLES
  • HONEY
  • FORTUNE
  • MISFORTUNE
  • CURSE
  • ENLIGHTENMENT
  • WEALTH

Tarot Card

Observation #1

This was found in the hex bag Art found in the woods.

Observation #2

There is an alchemy code message written along the edges of this card.

Observation #3

Once deciphered, it reads:

  • "STRESS HAS CONSUMED YOU. TRY THE ENLIGHTENMENT SPELL."

Username

Your personal email address

Password

PORTER

RENFAIRE

Password

REHEARSALS

RENFAIRE

Good Fences Posts → Good Fences (1)

Observation #1

There is a post mentioning a big horn blaring from the faire at midnight, the time of Hank's death.

RENFAIRE

Good Fences Posts → Suspect Interviews → Vivian Interview

Observation #1

She claims she was in her room above her shop the entire night.

RENFAIRE

Good Fences Posts → Suspect Interviews → Chester Interview

Observation #1

He says he saw Vivian entering her room above her shop.

Observation #2

He keeps a trailer on the faire grounds.

Observation #3

He claims he got back to his trailer around 11:30 PM and worked on a playscript the rest of the night.

RENFAIRE

Good Fences Posts → Suspect Interviews → Lynn Interview

Observation #1

She seemed to pause a lot as if thinking of what to say next.

Observation #2

She looked to the right a lot indicating she was lying.

RENFAIRE

Good Fences Posts → Suspect Interviews → Morgan Interview

Observation #1

He says he lives just a few miles down the road and went there after stopping at the hardware store for some tools for the farm.

Observation #2

He glanced off to the left indicating he was remembering details.

RENFAIRE

Good Fences Posts → Suspect Interviews → Cameron Interview

Observation #1

He claims Danny crashed with him that night.

Observation #2

His tone and body language is very casual, not worried a bit.

Observation #3

He says they got food at 6 or 7, right after leaving work, and were hanging out and drinking all night.

RENFAIRE

Good Fences Posts → Suspect Interviews → Danny Interview

Observation #1

He seems very fidgety and uncomfortable.

Observation #2

He matches Cameron's story of being together all night.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

  • Cameron Dowe
  • Chester Russo
  • Daniel Bridges
  • Lynn Maartens
  • Morgan Mattory
  • Vivian Scotts

Events So Far

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Cameron Dowe and Daniel Bridges got food before hanging out at Cameron's all night.

11:30 PM

  • Chester Russo returned to his trailer after locking up supplies.

12:00 AM

  • Estimated TOD of Hank Maartens.

Solution #1 → Who is innocent?

Morgan Mattory

Solution #2 → Where was Hank murdered?

Baroque Rebirth Tavern

Internal Tournament Pitch

Observation #1

There is a coded message at the bottom.

Observation #2

This is the same type of puzzle that was used in the annotated outline on Michelle Gray's website in Episode 1.

Observation #3

This time, the keyword is "KNIGHT" (The Knight is the Key).

Observation #4

Using the same method as before, the decoded message reads:

  • "KEPT YOUR SECRET WITH CAM"

Inventory Log

Observation #1

Chester noted the "Green Knight" costume missing when the police went through the fairgrounds.

  • It consisted of 8 pieces.

Observation #2

Chester noted the "King Arthur" costume had been taken into police custody.

Observation #3

Chester noted the "Lancelot" costume was missing the helm piece when the police went through the fairgrounds.

Jester Jokes

Observation #1

These jokes are dreadful…

Observation #2

At the bottom of the back page appears to be an odd code of some sort.

Observation #3

The skull diagram at the bottom of the urgent care receipt is used to solve this puzzle.

  • The letters match up to the lines on the circles.
  • From the top, work clockwise.

Observation #4

Once deciphered, the message reads:

  • "I OESTL ETH EHLM. OCERV ORF EM, CMA, NAD ILL OCERV ORF OUY.

Observation #5

Unscramble the letters to get:

  • "I STOLE THE HELM. COVER FOR ME, CAM, AND I'LL COVER FOR YOU."

Letter from Art

Observation #1

Art has now enlisted the help of Morgan, whom we were able to clear as a suspect in Episode 2.

Magic Show Flyer

Observation #1

Vivian and Morgan's magic show will be every other hour:

  • 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm.

Observation #2

Art says they didn't even get approval to do it.

Skull Ring

Observation #1

The inner part of this ring is detachable and contains a small compartment.

  • Perhaps for storing a poisonous powder of some sort?

Song Lyrics and Set List

Observation #1

This song sucks.

Observation #2

At the bottom of the last page is a key for the messages hidden within the music bars.

Observation #3

Once decoded, the music notes translate to:

  • 7 21 9 14 5 22 5 18 5 / 25 15 21 18 / 11 14 9 7 8 20
  • 9 19 / 8 5 18 5 / 23 1 9 20 9 14 7
  • 9 / 12 15 22 5 / 25 15 21 / 9 / 12 15 22 5
  • 25 15 21 / 9 / 12 15 22 5 / 25 15 21

Observation #4

This is an A1Z26 cipher.

Observation #5

Once decoded, the messages read:

  • GUINEVERE YOUR KNIGHT
  • IS HERE WAITING
  • I LOVE YOU I LOVE
  • YOU I LOVE YOU

Observation #6

So is Cameron secretly in love with Lynn?

Tournament Flyer

Observation #1

This flyer gives us the times of the faire as well as when a "sneak preview" is available beforehand.

Observation #2

In the fine print: "Attendees accept all risks involved with participation in fairgrounds."

  • So they take no liability whatsoever for people's safety.

Urgent Care Receipt

Observation #1

This is an explanation of benefits for Danny.

  • The time of the visit was 1:03 am.

Observation #2

It says he's allergic to latex.

  • This means he took the "Lancelot" helmet and had an allergic reation, as it contained latex.

Observation #3

There is a skull diagram with the alphabet placement similar to the lines on the circles on the jester's jokes.

  • This is the key to solving that puzzle.

Username

Your personal email address

Password

PORTER

RENFAIRE

Password

QUEEN

RENFAIRE

Costume Analysis

Observation #1

Art found this to be gray and green and contain wood blend and polyurethane.

Observation #2

This matches the description of the costumes for the "Green Knight" and "Lancelot" listed in the inventory log.

RENFAIRE

Incident Reports

Observation #1

So many injuries… No wonder they don't claim liability…

Observation #2

The authorities were involved in only one incident: Liam "Quibs" Reeves. A lance failed to break in a jousting match resulting in his hand being pinned and fractured.

  • This and the Good Fences post of Cameron having issues with his helmet allude to someone tampering with faire equipment.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

  • Cameron Dowe
  • Chester Russo
  • Daniel Bridges
  • Lynn Maartens
  • M̶o̶r̶g̶a̶n̶ ̶M̶a̶t̶t̶o̶r̶y̶
  • Vivian Scotts

Events So Far

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Cameron Dowe and Daniel Bridges got food before hanging out at Cameron's all night.

11:30 PM

  • Chester Russo returned to his trailer after locking up supplies.

12:00 AM

  • Estimated TOD of Hank Maartens.

1:03 AM

  • Daniel Bridges was in urgent care for an allergic reaction to latex.

Solution #1 → Who is innocent?

Daniel Bridges

Anonymous List of Demands

Observation #1

This is the note that was left in numerous places with a dagger, which led Art to believing the volunteers were forming a coup.

Observation #2

The list of demands seem reasonable enough.

Bestiary Packet

Observation #1

There is alchemy code written on this document.

Observation #2

Once deciphered, the messages read:

  • "DOWNLOAD THE APP AND MEET BENEATH THE MAN THE LION AND THE SCORPION"

Cease and Desist Warning

Observation #1

All this hub bub just because Hank refused to give Chester credit on every single little project (probably regardless of his involvement).

Flower Brooch

Observation #1

Danny took this from Vivian's stall.

Observation #2

It has 5 petals and 2 leaves.

Green Knight Letter

Observation #1

The "Green Knight" is spewing more threats, telling Art to drop looking into the murder of Hank.

Observation #2

They have drawn an iron maiden in the bottom-right corner of their letter, alluding to how they will punish Art if she does not relent.

Hank's Will

Observation #1

Hank left virtually everything to his wife, Lynn.

Observation #2

However, it was finalized 2 days after he and Lynn entered a trial separation.

  • Comparing signatures on this document and on the trial separation request, it is evident that someone forged his signature on the will.

Letter from Art

Observation #1

The volunteers seem to be getting uppity.

Pledge of Fealty

Observation #1

Danny tells Art that the flower brooch belongs to Vivian.

  • Since she has more of them, it must be an item that she sells.

Trial Separation Request

Observation #1

Lynn requested the separation.

Observation #2

Comparing signatures on this document and on Hank's will, it is evident that someone forged his signature on the will.

Username

Your personal email address

Password

PORTER

RENFAIRE

Password

BUGGY

RENFAIRE

Good Fences Posts → Good Fences (3)

Observation #1

One of the comments mentions an app called Anarchy.

  • Could this be where the volunteers plan to meet for their discussion?

RENFAIRE

Tarot Event Pitch

Observation #1

At the bottom, Vivian has included a riddle.

Observation #2

The first line mentions following The Fool's gaze.

  • "The Fool" is located in the top-left corner. He is gazing to the right.

Observation #3

The second line refers to counting by petals.

Observation #4

There are 5 petals on the flower brooch.

  • Count every fifth card going clockwise, including "The Fool".

Observation #5

Following this pattern, we land on:

  • The Fool
  • The Emporer
  • The Hermit
  • Temperance
  • The Sun

Observation #6

The third line refers to counting by leaves.

Observation #7

There are 2 leaves on the flower brooch.

  • Count every second card going clockwise, including "The Fool".

Observation #8

Following this pattern, we land on:

  • The Magician
  • The Emperor
  • The Hierophant
  • The Chariot
  • The Hermit
  • Strength
  • Death
  • The Devil
  • The Star
  • The Sun
  • The World

Observation #9

The fourth line refers to the card names.

Observation #10

The numbers following "Petals" refer to letters in the card titles.

Observation #11

Omit "The Fool" since we started on that card but did not land on it.

  • 5 = The Emperor
  • X = T̶h̶e̶ ̶H̶e̶r̶m̶i̶t̶
  • 7 = Temperance
  • 6 = The Sun
  • 3 = The Magician
  • X = T̶h̶e̶ ̶E̶m̶p̶e̶r̶o̶r̶
  • 11 = The Hierophant
  • 10 = The Chariot
  • 5 = The Hermit
  • 3 = Strength
  • X = D̶e̶a̶t̶h̶
  • X = T̶h̶e̶ ̶D̶e̶v̶i̶l̶
  • 4 = The Star
  • X = T̶h̶e̶ ̶S̶u̶n̶
  • X = T̶h̶e̶ ̶W̶o̶r̶l̶d̶

Observation #12

The fifth line refers to combining the selected letters.

Observation #13

The selected letters form the word:

  • "MANEATERS"

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

  • Cameron Dowe
  • Chester Russo
  • D̶a̶n̶i̶e̶l̶ ̶B̶r̶i̶d̶g̶e̶s̶
  • Lynn Maartens
  • M̶o̶r̶g̶a̶n̶ ̶M̶a̶t̶t̶o̶r̶y̶
  • Vivian Scotts

Events So Far

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Cameron Dowe and Daniel Bridges got food before hanging out at Cameron's all night.

11:30 PM

  • Chester Russo returned to his trailer after locking up supplies.
  • Hierophant created the document "Meeting Notes for 'Faire 2.0'".

12:00 AM

  • Estimated TOD of Hank Maartens.

1:03 AM

  • Daniel Bridges was in urgent care for an allergic reaction to latex.

Solution #1 → Where are the volunteers secretly meeting to talk?

Anarchy

Solution #2 → What is the name of the volunteers' group?

Manticore

Solution #3 → What is the group chat password?

maneaters

Solution #4 → Who is "Hierophant"?

Vivian Scotts

Cameron's Design

Observation #1

The bottom of the page has a key for a book cipher which we will use in conjunction with the cut out book page.

Chester's Expanded Kingdom Map

Observation #1

The pattern in blue marker appears to be similar to that of the ten-sided die.

See Figure 2

Cut Out Book Page

Observation #1

We can solve a book cipher in this document using the key at the bottom of Cameron's design.

Observation #2

The first number refers to the line and the second number refers to the word in that line.

Observation #3

Once deciphered, the message reads:

  • "FOLLOW THE TRAIL OF SIR EREC TO ENTER THE KINGDOM"

Observation #4

Eric starts out at the castle, then goes to the woods, Pirate Cove, and then the cave.

D10

Observation #1

Use this die to map out the numbers in Chester's pattern on the expanded kingdom map.

Excalibur Forging Plans

Observation #1

The inscription was written down the length of the blade but then crossed out.

  • Wonder if there's a reason for that.

Observation #2

The three symbols drawn with arrows underneath must be key to some sort of code in another area…

Letter from Art

Observation #1

Shit's getting serious now. "The Green Knight" tried to break into Art's personal home.

  • I wonder why they wanted to get in her car first though…

Observation #2

Apparently, there's a VIP area in the faire, and Art wants our assistance in breaking in.

News Station Offer

Observation #1

The word "Regicide" is underlined with a right arrow.

  • This is the key to the code at the bottom of the paper.

Observation #2

Use the same method as before by locating the letters of "REGICIDE" and noting the letter to the right.

Observation #3

Once deciphered, the message reads:

  • "TAKE IT. REMEMBER I HELPED YOU WITH YOUR BEAU."

Username

Your personal email address

Password

PORTER

RENFAIRE

Password

FORTIFIED

RENFAIRE

Good Fences Posts → Good Fences (4) → Crazy high prices!

Observation #1

Man, someone must have been real disrespectful to get all those comments removed. Wonder what they said…

RENFAIRE

Good Fences Posts → Good Fences (4) → White Hilt Renaissance Faire to the Future: A Mega-Thread

Observation #1

A callout to the Earth Break (HAK sci-fi) series.

Observation #2

And another removed comment…

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

  • Cameron Dowe
  • Chester Russo
  • D̶a̶n̶i̶e̶l̶ ̶B̶r̶i̶d̶g̶e̶s̶
  • Lynn Maartens
  • M̶o̶r̶g̶a̶n̶ ̶M̶a̶t̶t̶o̶r̶y̶
  • V̶i̶v̶i̶a̶n̶ ̶S̶c̶o̶t̶t̶s̶

Events So Far

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Cameron Dowe and Daniel Bridges got food before hanging out at Cameron's all night.

11:30 PM

  • Chester Russo returned to his trailer after locking up supplies.
  • Hierophant created the document "Meeting Notes for 'Faire 2.0'".

12:00 AM

  • Estimated TOD of Hank Maartens.

1:03 AM

  • Daniel Bridges was in urgent care for an allergic reaction to latex.

Solution #1 → What is the four-digit passcode to the Royal Lounge?

2596

Solution #2 → What is the three-digit code to the locked treasure chest?

487

Arrest Record

Observation #1

I am currently missing this document, but according to the recaps it must be an arrest record for Chester at the time of Hank's murder.

  • *HAK sent a new inventory card that omits the arrest record as an item, yet the recaps still refer to it...

Concert Ticket

Observation #1

Chester Russo was attending the Goat Midwinter concert at the time of Hank's murder.

Green Knight Threat

Observation #1

The illustration of the iron maiden is in the bottom-left corner this time.

Knight Figure

Observation #1

The word "METER" is written on the bottom of the base in permanent marker.

  • Is this a measurement or a password?

Lawyer Bill

Observation #1

A consultation at 11 pm? WTF?

Letter from Art

Observation #1

Divide and conquer!

Letter to Lynn

Observation #1

Wow, this song blows.

Severance Package

Observation #1

Lynn reveals to Chester that she is dismantling the faire and he will no longer have his "artistic" ways there.

Term Sheet

Observation #1

So, Lynn made arrangements to sell off the faire.

Observation #2

It's obvious she is not the Green Knight then, as the Green Knight killed Hank to better the faire.

Username

Your personal email address

Password

FISHER

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

  • Cameron Dowe
  • Chester Russo
  • D̶a̶n̶i̶e̶l̶ ̶B̶r̶i̶d̶g̶e̶s̶
  • Lynn Maartens
  • M̶o̶r̶g̶a̶n̶ ̶M̶a̶t̶t̶o̶r̶y̶
  • V̶i̶v̶i̶a̶n̶ ̶S̶c̶o̶t̶t̶s̶

Events So Far

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Cameron Dowe and Daniel Bridges got food before hanging out at Cameron's all night.

11:30 PM

  • Chester Russo returned to his trailer after locking up supplies.
  • Hierophant created the document "Meeting Notes for 'Faire 2.0'".

10:00 PM - 2:00 AM

  • Chester Russo was attending the Goat Midwinter concert.

11:00 PM

  • Lynn Maartens was in conference with her divorce attorney.

12:00 AM

  • Estimated TOD of Hank Maartens.

1:03 AM

  • Daniel Bridges was in urgent care for an allergic reaction to latex.

Solution #1 → Who killed Hank Maartens?

Cameron Dowe