Ange is in a journey to find the truth of what happened to her family. She visits the family survivors such as her and ask them questions. She learns of a letter that was also sent to her by the possible culprit of the Rokkenjima massacre.
This entry dwells on some points made on this part of the mystery, connecting some dots and could’ve been involved.
After much hesitation he showed Ange what was inside the letter. It was a letter, small key with a number plate. Magnetic card with a a112 engraved on the key’s number plate ‘Members’ was written in English. Also written was the name of a certain massive bank known throughout japan, as well as the words ‘Central Branch’
He tells Ange the story that when he went to the back he found the 100 million total but he knew money in cash this much wasn’t of any good and prefer to stay far away from it. He got the a magnetic card with A112 engraved, kumasawa’s son got A113, so most likely Ange was A114. Possibly the order in which the letters were written. Ange IRCC never goes to the bank because she lost hers a long time ago so there’s no way of knowing if there was money for her too. Kumasawa’s son never paid any attention to the letter and forgot all about it. Most likely he would never know what was inside of that box waiting for him.
+ The method
The game mentions the letter was sent (aprox) 2 days before the family conference and that it was really made so it would come back to the original sender after a whole week has passed. Strangely the cuprit didn’t specify a date so whoever sent it took chances that it was going to reach these three earlier. One of the stakes mentions how it was so like Beatrice to do something like that once again open the possibility that it was sent by Beatrice herself. But as far as we know even if Beatrice did it she cannot leave Rokkenjima and she’s only able to communicate with Maria at best. Maria couldn’t have sent it because the key leads to a bank with an enormous amount of money. Also she probably wouldn’t know of the other relatives.
+ That’s actually a very likely possibility. The fact that no one tried to prevent it from happening tells us that only the culprit could’ve known about it. I can’t image many of the adults like Natsuhi putting her daughter in danger. They would probably try to make some excuse so their children stay home and go to the family conference. I think that that’s also an argument of why many of them wouldn’t do it. Why an Ushiromiya with ALL his/her family would take all the children on that day? Strange. That is except Kyrie who Ange her only daughter stays home that day due that she wasn’t feeling well.
The address the sender wrote some something ridiculous as 1-2-34-567 making it overly obvious that no such address existed and somewhat childish. The sender was Nanjo (Kumasawa and Rudolf for the others) was made out to the son. The recipient was one of the victims each time. It isn’t possible that 3 different people thought of the same idea and proceed to the same on that very day. Moreover, if they knew that something was going to have they wouldn’t attend the conference unless they were threaten to death for example. I assume the victims didn’t know what was going to happen that day possibly EXCEPT the one who actually sent the letter.
> Only a person who didn’t care for his/her life and who was betting everything on that day wouldn’t report it and rather decide to take some chances. No matter who this person was it is truly a desperate move.
+ Things in common
So who are these three people? Kyrie (or Rudolf), Kumasawa and Dr. Nanjo’s relatives. Not much. At first I thought they didn’t have any brothers/sisters but Kumasawa’s son mentions his has brothers. Nanjo’s son might be the only one (btw his son passed away due to an illness) Ange is the an only child. They all have different ages. Ange is the one who was really left all alone.
Both Kumasawa and Nanjo could’ve tried to skip that day especially Kumasawa. Nanjo was pressured to go that day but he would clearly refuse if he knew something like this was going to happen. That leaves only Kyrie who no matter what she must be by her *husband side*. Kyrie is probably the only one who would take the challenge knowing what was going to happen. At this point it makes sense Ange stayed back home.
+ It was definitely the culprit/accomplice.
Let’s assume it was. What’s the point of this letter? I can only think seeing the killer is brutal that this letter is indeed meant to mock the family survivors and make this all look like it was really done by a witch. Is the culprit remorseful and decided to give them money so they can forget about it? It doesn’t click right. The first assumption sounds more like the culprit no matter how I see it. Any other Ushiromiya such as Rosa, Rudolf, Natsuhi, Krauss, Hideyoshi or Eva would at least attempt to stop their children from attending it. If we feel strongly about arguing this point then we can also theorize that they simply had to do it because they knew that there was going to be a “trial” to succeed Kinzo (they suspect he’s dead though) and that’s why they needed them there. Battler as usual was going to be the neutral party. But still..
Putting that argument aside, if they (one or two) knew of this it wouldn’t make sense to send those letter to Kumasawa or Nanjo’s son. Ange is the only Ushiromiya out of the three. No crime = no need for the letters.
++ Our Possible suspect :
It’s now possible to theorize that Kyrie sent the letter.
Kyrie forced or convinced Nanjo and Kumasawa to go through with it with the promise that even if something were to happen to them their families would get the money. Obviously, she also included her only real family by sending Ange that letter should anything happen to her.
As we know Ange had already previously been to Rokkenjima when she played with Maria so normally she would also go that day again. What’s more disturbing is the fact that whoever sent the letters knew for a fact that Ange was going to stay home to have sent the letter so she would be the receiver. Unless they would’ve happened to mention it there’s no way anyone else would know about it two days prior to the family conference. Remember that No crime = no need for the letters.
We could theorize it could’ve been Rudolf too because he is the ONLY character who gets the feeling that he’s going to be killed on that day once 4th is almost over. Maybe he already knew of this for example. Point, Battler’s family is what normally this would tell us. For the rest of the characters there are many additional inconsistencies.
What’s even more disturbing is that the handwriting on Maria’s book was the same as the letter sent to Nanjo’s son and possibly the others.
[This entry is a continuation of Code “07151129″]