Log Post #6 of 23
Log Post #6 | From: warpio | Posted: 4/18/2017 12:51:00 PMUpdated: 4/21/2017 05:31:45 PM
|Maya acts as Phoenix's assistant in the trial for the sake of throwback, even though |
she is the accused in this case so it doesn't make too much sense, but this country's court system is weird it seems like anything goes here.
Episode 3: The Rite of Turnabout - Trial part 1 recap
Prosecutor Nayuta Sahdmadhi taunts Phoenix and says he'll be joining his lawyer friend Apollo in hell... is this guy retarded? Apollo just BTFO'd him in the previous case.
The dancing scene for the divination seance is really cute and hypnotic.. I don't think I'll ever skip it.
I needed Maya's hint to find the first contradiction here.. she helped me notice that the sound of footsteps didn't become louder as Lady Kee'ra approached him. The facts of the crime scene changed as Rayfa redid the divination to get a more accurate reading of the victim's senses, and the positions of Inmee and Kee'ra changed around from what was assumed.. Maya doesn't give me any hints for the later contradictions. She has no recollection of what happened during this part due to her being passed out.
I eventually found this one contradiction just by random chance, but it actually made sense after Phoenix explained it. The victim saw one of the lantern flames being blown by the wind, but the only lantern that wasn't covered by a glass wind guard was the broken one that the victim should've been facing away from... but this ends up going nowhere, as Rayfa explains that the lantern wind guards were removed during the rite, and then they were placed back on by the police later.
Rayfa also refined her divination even more, so you could see the lanterns more clearly... since nothing else about it has changed, I assume the next contradiction I have to look for has something to do with the lanterns again...
wait.. the lantern to his right looks different before and after he reads the sutra.. it looks broken before but not after, which means he must've turned around during the time that he was reading the sutra... I know this must be it, but I can't figure out where to present it. had to use a guide to find the right statement to present the broken lantern at.
Phoenix manages to turn Rayfa's divination into evidence of a 3rd person dressed as Kee'ra. Rayfa admits defeat and leaves it up to prosecutor Sahdmadhi to prove Maya's guilt.. The prosecutor now says that he has an eyewitness who claims that there was no 3rd person and that Maya was the one who did it... that witness is the strange bearded man from earlier... this guy introduces himself as "A'nohn Ihmus TBD"... he's lost his memory and doesn't know his real name.
wait... what happened to the prosecution's claim that only the victim and the accused were at the inner sanctum during the rite... this guy couldn't have seen it from a distance because the curtains would be in the way... I pointed that out right away, and then he changes his testimony and says he only saw the shadow figures, created by the bright light of the full moon... this next one is really tricky. I had to use consultation and I still ended up only presenting the right thing out of sheer luck. I had no idea that the diagram of the rite in the Rites Guide showed the exact position of the full moon. I assumed it was just pointing out that the full moon is up in the sky somewhere, but it actually shows that the moon was in a position where it couldn't have casted a shadow towards the place this guy claims to have seen it from.
oh damn, I somehow missed this part... "The rite is held when the moon is directly over the summit of Mt. Poniponi"
Next I have to prove how this guy was at the inner sanctum during the rite. Pressing his statement gives me 3 choices, and the one that comes to mind as a possibility is he flew in from the sky, since there is that prison high above the sanctum.. and yeah, that banner of flags could've been used as a parachute..
This witness says he suddenly regained his memory, and that he was paragliding and the wind caused him to crash land at the inner sanctum.. but that is easily contradicted by the fact that the weather was clear on that day.. this forces the witness to admit that he's the prisoner who escaped from the prison above the sanctum... saw that coming a mile away.
Sahdmadhi says this person will face an even more torturous hell than the accused... but it doesn't help Phoenix's case, as the witness's true identity condradict's Phoenix's theory that this person was the rebel hunter who dressed as Lady Kee'ra.
Sahdmadhi orders this escaped prisoner to be sent back to jail, but then he manages to get away. He drops a note that happens to be the missing piece to that bloodied note that was found at the crime scene.. it's a message from the rebel leader, telling this guy to parachute down to the inner sanctum, put on Lady Kee'ra's robe, and escape.. before Phoenix is even able to make an argument out of this, Sahdmadhi argues that the high priest was in fact an undercover rebel, who was supposed to help the prisoner escape, but Maya's actions foiled his plans...
Phoenix tries to point out that they still have no explanation for the 3rd person dressed as Kee'ra in the divination, but Sahdmadhi argues that was just the statue with Kee'ra's robe draped on it, and the victim must've ran toward it for some reason before getting killed from behind by Maya. He says that this was all Maya's plan and that Phoenix fell for it and believed in her...
Phoenix has nothing to counter this.. the judge declares Maya and Phoenix guilty... whaaaat
I thought there was gonna be some clutch last second save, but no...
Just then, a guard interrupts the trial to say that another dead body has been found outside the gate to the inner sanctum, and Kee'ra's bloody dagger was found on the body... and Maya's fingerprints were found on it. Sahdmadhi concludes that Maya must be the true identity of the rebel hunter dressed as Lady Kee'ra.
The accusations just keep piling up... but now the judge has given us a 2nd chance, saying that this 2nd murder must be investigated before the trial can conclude.
That was probably one of the closest calls to avoiding losing a case that Phoenix has ever had. It's only half way over now... but this prosecutor has still got him on the ropes.