How to Save Archie in Mask of the Rose

Poor Archie is about to get punished for a crime he didn’t commit, and it’s up to you to safely deliver him from the gallows to safety. The stakes are high, and time is limited. Fortunately for you, we’ve already cracked the case, and this guide here will help you do the same. However, before you grab the achievement, we suggest you read our beginner’s guide to Mask of the Rose, as some of the steps involve asking questions and interacting with the characters. Let’s begin!

Saving Archie

Harjit Meets Archie

To save Archie in Mask of the Rose, you’ll have to build a case and present it to Harjit, who’ll then take it to court.

Who killed David?

Phoebe killed David by lighting poisoned candles in his room, and the instructions provided below will help you prove it.

The Interrogation Stage

You’ll have to interrogate everyone associated with David, the victim whom Archie supposedly poisoned. That includes Rachel, Phoebe, Milton, Virginia, and Griz.

Conversing with them unlocks actions and motives that you can use to build your case. There is no special trick involved, and you’ll eventually stumble upon the words and sentences required to build the case that saves Archie. Simply interrogate them, ask them questions, be pushy, and at the end of the encounter, you’ll unlock the needed phrases/words.

Figuring out the Method

This was the trickiest part of the whole investigation and took us quite a long time to solve. After you’ve interrogated all the possible suspects, visit Ferret, the shopkeeper, and talk to him about the arsenic candles. He’ll reveal how putting arsenic in candles makes them burn longer.

Visiting Ferret

Doing so unlocks the Poison Candle Circumstance, which you can include in the Method section of the story.

Unlock Poison Candle Circumstance

Now visit Phoebe and confront her about using poisonous candles to kill David. Keep coaxing her until she caves in, confesses to the crime, and unlocks the “told of impermanent murder” action. Now arrange the pieces to make your final case.

Phoebe Confessing to her Crime

Arranging all the Pieces

It’s time to put everything together. You’ll need the following to build the final case:

1. Culprits – Phoebe, Milton

2. Method – Poison Candle

3. Motives (Phoebe) – Loved David, made an honest mistake.

4. Motives (David) – Served an Eldritch purpose, and wanted the murder to succeed.

5. Actions (Phoebe) – Asked David to stay below, poisoned David (locked).

6. Actions (David) – Told of impermanent murder, lied about everything.

Once you’ve arranged everything, it’ll look similar to the screenshot below.

Arranging the Case

Submitting the Case

After arranging everything, head over to Harjit and plead your case.

Submitting the case to Harjit

Once he’s convinced, you’ll head to court the next day, where the trial takes place. During courtroom proceedings, maintain a neutral stance whenever a prompt arises. Don’t intimidate Miton or Sympathize with Phoebe (we are not sure if doing so affects the case, but we chose to be on the safe side). Simply sit and observe, except for one instance.

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When the Barrister hesitates, choose “Encourage the barrister with a tiny nod”.

Encoyrage the barrister

After the Barrister and the Jury are done, Phoebe is found guilty and sentenced to hang.

Phoebe is one who killed David in Mask of the Rose and is sentenced once her crime is proven.

Archie is saved, and the person who killed David in Mask of the Rose is proven to be Phoebe.

Kaustab Das
Kaustab Das

Kaustab Das is an avid gamer who has always been captivated by the world of gaming. From a young age, his passion for video games ignited a spark within him that continues to burn brightly to this day. While he has dabbled in various genres, he mostly enjoys the realm of collectible card games. He has been writing articles for 6 years. He entered the gaming niche in late 2020 and has been a part of it ever since.

Beyond playing games, Kaustab also enjoys sharing his expertise and insights with others. His love for writing reviews and guides allows him to impart his knowledge and help fellow gamers immerse themselves in the same joy and excitement that he experiences. Through his words, he strives to create a community of enthusiasts who can collectively appreciate and enjoy the gaming world.

Kaustab has contributed in-depth game guides to Gamingbolt and MagicGameWorld and now he is contributing useful guides at Superealm.

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