Case 1: The Freshly Picked Liver of Zi Ji
Kop van een skelet met brandende sigaret, Vincent van Gogh, 1886
Location: Zi Ji 3, YONG PING
Reported Written by Duifu Eiji Takai, Kanshou Tianrui Karla, Auxiliary Tianrui Ren, and Pathologist Kiriha
ON THE DESECRATION AND CRIME SCENE AS FOLLOWS:
[!] Kanshou Tianrui Carla submits a report.
"On a patrol of the city with myself & Kin, a goat was discovered in front of the Teahouse. It's fur was drenched in blood, yet other than that it was unharmed, and there was also small puddles of blood about the area. All of said blood was cleaned, the goat given a bath, and placed in a safe location. The cause of the blood is at the moment unknown.”
"During the continuation of the previously mentioned patrol, with merely myself this time, I followed a trail of blood and discovered what appears to be a half-eaten organ atop the hot spring area within the city. And soon after I found an untouched meal upon a table with splattered blood on it. I am unsure if this is related to the bloody goat but I think it would be safe to assume so."
[!] Auxiliary Tianrui Ren submits a report.
"On following up the investigation with Kanshou Tianrui Carla, we discovered the blood trail leading to a body in Zi Ji 3. The body bears sign of extreme mutilation with blood soaking the surrounding ground, full autopsy to follow."
Body of a Courtesan in Nine Stages by Kusôzu
[!] You see a desecrated corpse. Dried blood is left near the two entrances and as you approach you observe the murky, viscous liquid of blood pouring from the corpse. Within its midsection, you can tell that some organ or organs were taken out from the corpse due to the hole that it left. Clearly, the victim was killed from the shock of the violence it received as well as the blood loss. If you look closer, you may see something else that may or may not tell you what happened to this poor victim.
Autopsy Transcript by Kiriha, Pathologist
Kiriha: “Anyway,” he nods. “Knife blades tend to leave vere clean cuts.” He points at the gashes along the boys chest and arms, though rather covered with salt. “Claw marks tend to leave ragged gashes.”
“Seence they aren't sharp so much as poentee and have force behind them. Yet, here.”
Kiriha: “I would theenk so too, but look at thes.” He points to the hepatic artery, and the cystic duct. “You see how clean and precise thees cuts are?”
Kiriha: “Animals do not do that.”
Kiriha: “...you know ov anytheeng perhaps that could cause such wounds, or would, perhaps, target ve leever speceefecally?” He pauses. “Oh! And, and!
Kiriha points to the arms. He seems… weirdly exited about all this. “Look at theese pierceeng marks! Ve claws were theen enough to stab weeth.”
Kiriha: “Yes, ets been decomposeeng for a few days by ve look of theengs.”
Kiriha: “Ets not human! No descendant does thees! Ets completely deeferent!”
Tianrui Carla: “I'm wondering exactly what kind of thing could do this though….”
Kiriha: “RET?” He throws his hands out, grinning from ear to ear, “Oh I do wonder what et es, what I wouldn't geve to know and study et.”
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