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"Ms. de Monde wants to play my mentor. If that helps me unravel Covet's financial schemes, then so be it."

SolutionEdit

Patience de Monde: Bravo! It seems you finally figured out who's behind it all, detective.

Detective: Not thanks to you, Ms. de Monde. What do you want?

Patience de Monde: I am your number one fan! And I'd like Covet gone just as you. But I'm not a... front line person, if you know what I mean.

Detective: You want your dirty work done for you.

Patience de Monde: Watch the attitude, lad. Only I know how to hit Covet where it hurts the most.

Patience de Monde: I want to help you, stubborn girl. I'd like Covet gone just as you. But I'm not a... front line person, if you know what I mean.

Detective: You want your dirty work done for you.

Patience de Monde: Watch the attitude, girl. Only I know how to hit Covet where it hurts the most.

Detective: And that is?

Patience de Monde: Money. When in doubt, always follow the money!

WitnessesEdit

Detective: I think I get it. Every political leader needs stable funding, and that's Covet's weak spot.

Patience de Monde: Precisely. Remember the First City Bank Heist? The vault was full of Covet's dirty money. If you hadn't retrieved the loot, I might've stopped Covet there and then.

Detective: Yeah, now I'm the bad guy. I'll figure out how to get to Covet's money, don't you worry.

  • 4 fingerprints
  • 2 photos
  • Policeman: 10 donuts
  • 4 maps
  • 3 photos
  • Thief: 3 knuckles
  • 3 maps
  • 3 photos
  • Policeman: 10 donuts
  • 4 fingerprints
  • 2 maps

If you fail:

Detective: Covet's money is clean as a whistle, Ms. de Monde. I've got nothing to use against him.

Patience de Monde: Then this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.

Detective: I think I have a sweet lead. A lot of Covet's campaign money came through anonymous donations, but all of them were made from a single bank.

Patience de Monde: You've done good enough. I'm almost impressed. Now would you kindly get to work?

City search: Too Small to FailEdit

Patience de Monde: Covet isn't a fool. I bet he channels all is dirty money from outside the city.

Detective: Great. So now I'm here, looking for a cow that writes checks. I'll call you if I find something.

Covet's money is:

  • more than 1 from water
  • more than 2 from factories
  • more than 1 from fast foods
  • more than 2 from hotels
  • more than 1 from restaurants
  • more than 1 from warehouses
  • more than 2 from pubs
  • more than 1 from farms
  • more than 1 from campsites
  • more than 1 from landmarks
  • On the map there are 2 factories
  • On the map there are 2 fast foods
  • On the map there are 2 warehouses
  • On the map there are 2 farms
  • On the map there are 4 campsites
  • On the map there are 2 landmarks
Screenshot 2014-08-04-17-06-34

Solution: (11,4)

If you fail:

Detective: A lot of blood suckers out here, but all are mosquitoes, not bankers.

If you win:

Detective: I've got it. It's some kind of an agricultural bank. No one would look for Covet's money in here.

Suspect identification: Taken to the CleanersEdit

Patience de Monde: Covet probably has someone in that bank working for him. Just find that person, it shouldn't be hard.

Detective: I don't think people like that advertise in the classified section, Ms. de Monde...

Candy campaign suspect identification solution

Solution: Mark Flanagan

If you fail:

Detective: I've checked all of the bank employees and they're clean. No one has any connections with Covet.

Detective: Don't tell me we found the only bank in the world with honest bankers...

If you win:

Detective: OK, they do advertise in the ads. Sort of. In the "missing persons" section. One of the bank employees disappeared after the elections.

Patience de Monde: Don't bother finding him. I bet Covet made sure no one will find that lad.

Detective: So our key witness is dead? We'll never get Covet now!

Patience de Monde: I find your lack of faith disturbing. There must be a trail. Look closer!

Detective: I have just one clue. A few days before he disappeared, the banker visited this address...

Crime scene search: It All Adds UpEdit

Patience de Monde: I know the address. Covet's country residence. Only his closest associates know about this place.

Detective: And you know... how, exactly?

Patience de Monde: He invited me once for some fava beans and a nice Chianti. But I digress.

Patience de Monde: Covet is a very organised person. He... fired Flanagan, so he probably runs the books by himself.

Detective: I see. You suspect his ledger is somewhere inside this residence. I'll find it.

Screenshot 2014-08-04-17-24-18

If you fail:

Detective: This is a dead end. Maybe Covet doesn't have a ledger, but a... mind palace, or something.

If you win:

Detective: I've got his ledger! Let me see... structuring through shell companies... round-tripping from foreign direct investments... trade-based laundering with overvalued invoices...

Patience de Monde: The real question is: was this all legal?

Detective: Absolutely not!

FinaleEdit

If you fail:

Detective: This is no use, Ms. de Monde. Covet built a financial empire that's impossible to crack. I tried, but...

Patience de Monde: You have failed me for the last time! Just do what I tell you. There is no "try".

If you win:

Patience de Monde: So there, you have it. Solid proof that Covet's campaign was financed from illegal means.

Detective: Yes. If this goes public, Covets[sic] assets will be seized. And what do you get out of this, Ms. de Monde?

Patience de Monde: Oh, who said anything about a quid pro quo. I'm doing this out of pure goodness, detective. Just like Covet did with his prohibition.

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