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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #120 on: 20 Mar 2017, 14:46 »
This is not totally meant as a guess to the puzzle, however it does fit all the clues as far as I know, but still unsure of what kind of "feast" it was.
The father troll was abusive so the mother troll poisoned him and tried to cook him.
The offspring troll saw what the mother did to his dad so he killed the mother (stabbing/shooting don't know).
Then the offspring troll wanting food ate the father troll and died from the poison.

no need to respond, just throwing out ideas. however question.
did the offspring eat one of the parents?
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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #121 on: 20 Mar 2017, 16:24 »
This is not totally meant as a guess to the puzzle, however it does fit all the clues as far as I know
Quote
The father troll was abusive so the mother troll poisoned him and tried to cook him.
The offspring troll saw what the mother did to his dad so he killed the mother (stabbing/shooting don't know).
Then the offspring troll wanting food ate the father troll and died from the poison.

Incorrect. (It doesn't fit the answer that none of them died by poison.)

still unsure of what kind of "feast" it was.

Isn't that pretty much explained by the answers so far? Maybe I'm not seeing some alternative interpretation...

To possibly make the case clearer, I'll try something different in the organization of answers:

Case #3
A family of three are found dead. Two are dressed in their finest clothes, and the third is wearing an apron.
What happened?


The Victims:

Yes (nod)
Were they trolls?
Were two of them married?
(presumably)
Father and mother?
Was there a child?
(in the sense of offspring)
Were the parents (Mother and Father) the ones dressed in their finest clothes?

No (wrong)
Are they the kind of troll that turn to stone in the sunlight?


Superseded clues:
Spoiler: ShowHide
Yes (nod)
Are we in some kind of fantasy setting?
Are we dealing with mythical creatures?


No (wrong)
Are all three humans?
Was at least one a human?
Is at least one of them an animal?
(debatable, but not what you'd usually call an animal, anyway)
Does the triad consist of artificial intelligence?
Were the two well-dressed bodies inflatable dolls?
Are any of them food products?
Was it a family of elves?
... dwarves?
... fairies?
Does the triad consist of aliens?
Are the three unicellular beings?
Are we dealing with cyclops?
(they could be cyclopic, actually, but it doesn't come into the story)

The Context:

Yes (nod)
Was it a barbecue party that had gone bad?
(not exactly barbecue, and the party didn't have a chance to start, but close enough; let's say a feast)
Were the two wearing the finest clothes when they died?

No (wrong)
Are the three in a funeral dynasty / crematorium?
Had [the other invited guests] already arrived when the three died?
Were the two well-dressed bodies in caskets?
Does the 'finest clothes' refer to some form of hide or fur?
(not terribly relevant, but not apparently)

Irrelevant :X
Were other people (except for the three victims) invited to the party? (yes, but they don't come into the story; also, "people")

The Deaths:

Yes (nod)
Did at least two of them die from the same reason?
(more or less)
Is cannibalism involved?
Were any of the "people" (or parts of them) cooked?
Were they killed by the person or people they were trying to eat?


No (wrong)
Is a help to suicide involved?
Did one kill the other two?
Did at least one die of natural causes?
Did the one with the apron die of starvation?
Is at least one of them suffocated?
Did at least one of them die by poison?
Did at least one die from electroschock?
Did they [all] die at the same time?
Did (at least) one die by petrification?
Were [any of them] dressed after death?
(in the story I've taken it from the answer is debatable, but I changed/messed up one detail, making it a straight-up no)
Did the person who was eating the others die because he ate them?
Did the person who was eating the others die from suffocation?
Did the person who was eating the others die by poison inside the body of the others?
Did the offspring eat one of the parents?


Unanswerable or Ambiguous :-\
Did the person(s) that were to be cooked die from the cooking process?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #122 on: 20 Mar 2017, 16:38 »
Was the feast some special occasion?
and would knowing what the occasion is help in solving the case?
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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #123 on: 20 Mar 2017, 17:18 »
Was it a celebration of something like the Day of the Dead (Día de muertos)?
Are the two chosen ones to be a sacrifice?
Did at least one of them die by someone else (not by one of the three gone dead)?
Was at least one of them drowned?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #124 on: 20 Mar 2017, 19:05 »
Is the killer one of the three trolls?

Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #125 on: 20 Mar 2017, 21:33 »
Did any of the trolls kill themselves?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #126 on: 20 Mar 2017, 22:13 »
Case #3
A family of three are found dead. Two are dressed in their finest clothes, and the third is wearing an apron.
What happened?


Yes (nod)
Did at least one of them die by someone else (not by one of the three gone dead)?


No (wrong)
Was it a celebration of something like the Day of the Dead (Día de muertos)?
Are the two chosen ones to be a sacrifice?
Was at least one of them drowned?
Is the killer one of the three trolls?
Did any of the trolls kill themselves?


Unanswerable or Ambiguous :-\
Was the feast some special occasion?
(depends on what you mean by a special occasion; I mean, isn't a feast special in itself?)
and would knowing what the occasion is help in solving the case? (I have no idea; it's not super important, but it might help put some other pieces together, maybe?)

Stuff you already know:
Spoiler: ShowHide
The Victims:

Yes (nod)
Were they trolls?
Were two of them married?
(presumably)
Father and mother?
Was there a child?
(in the sense of offspring)
Were the parents (Mother and Father) the ones dressed in their finest clothes?

No (wrong)
Are they the kind of troll that turn to stone in the sunlight?


Superseded clues:
[hide]Yes (nod)
Are we in some kind of fantasy setting?
Are we dealing with mythical creatures?


No (wrong)
Are all three humans?
Was at least one a human?
Is at least one of them an animal?
(debatable, but not what you'd usually call an animal, anyway)
Does the triad consist of artificial intelligence?
Were the two well-dressed bodies inflatable dolls?
Are any of them food products?
Was it a family of elves?
... dwarves?
... fairies?
Does the triad consist of aliens?
Are the three unicellular beings?
Are we dealing with cyclops?
(they could be cyclopic, actually, but it doesn't come into the story)

The Context:

Yes (nod)
Was it a barbecue party that had gone bad?
(not exactly barbecue, and the party didn't have a chance to start, but close enough; let's say a feast)
Were the two wearing the finest clothes when they died?

No (wrong)
Are the three in a funeral dynasty / crematorium?
Had [the other invited guests] already arrived when the three died?
Were the two well-dressed bodies in caskets?
Does the 'finest clothes' refer to some form of hide or fur?
(not terribly relevant, but not apparently)

Irrelevant :X
Were other people (except for the three victims) invited to the party? (yes, but they don't come into the story; also, "people")

The Deaths:

Yes (nod)
Did at least two of them die from the same reason?
(more or less)
Is cannibalism involved?
Were any of the "people" (or parts of them) cooked?
Were they killed by the person or people they were trying to eat?


No (wrong)
Is a help to suicide involved?
Did one kill the other two?
Did at least one die of natural causes?
Did the one with the apron die of starvation?
Is at least one of them suffocated?
Did at least one of them die by poison?
Did at least one die from electroschock?
Did they [all] die at the same time?
Did (at least) one die by petrification?
Were [any of them] dressed after death?
(in the story I've taken it from the answer is debatable, but I changed/messed up one detail, making it a straight-up no)
Did the person who was eating the others die because he ate them?
Did the person who was eating the others die from suffocation?
Did the person who was eating the others die by poison inside the body of the others?
Did the offspring eat one of the parents?


Unanswerable or Ambiguous :-\
Did the person(s) that were to be cooked die from the cooking process?
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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #127 on: 20 Mar 2017, 23:25 »
Solution

Ahhhhh...! It's the scene from The Hobbit where the three trolls are going to eat Bilbo but argue so much that the sun comes up and turns them to stone!


Bugger.... No it's not... :(

Question: Is this story from Beowulf?
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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #128 on: 20 Mar 2017, 23:30 »
@mandle: sun->stone is off the table already...

Were one of the three trolls intended to be cooked?
« Last Edit: 20 Mar 2017, 23:34 by Kumpel »

Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #129 on: 20 Mar 2017, 23:42 »
Were they killed by a billy goat?

(Thanks, dayowlron, for noticing my typo)
« Last Edit: 21 Mar 2017, 02:04 by Stupot+ »

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #130 on: 21 Mar 2017, 01:22 »
What is a billy boat?
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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #131 on: 21 Mar 2017, 02:09 »
Did they (those to be eaten) die voluntarily?
Did the parents have to die to follow a tradition (not because food is needed/rare)?
Did the cook make a mistake during the preparation or process of cooking?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #132 on: 21 Mar 2017, 08:18 »
Many of you seem to have gotten stuck on a wrong track (though a couple of questions at least make the right fundamental assumption), and I'm not sure why. There's an answer from a while back that I thought for sure would pretty much give away the whole thing. I think perhaps you're overthinking it, or maybe getting hung up on some minor detail that doesn't seem to fit with the obvious solution? I recommend you go through the answers so far and look for ones that provide definite information. It should be enough to propose a partial theory (a sort of "police report" of what you know about the case, leaving out the things you don't yet understand), and once I have confirmed that you can start filling in the details.

Case #3
A family of three are found dead. Two are dressed in their finest clothes, and the third is wearing an apron.
What happened?



Yes (nod)
Did the cook make a mistake during the preparation or process of cooking?
(in a way, but not in the way you probably mean)

No (wrong)
Is this story from Beowulf?
Were they killed by a billy goat?
Were they killed by a billy boat? ;)
Did they (those to be eaten) die voluntarily?
(not exactly...)
Did the parents have to die to follow a tradition?
Did the parents have to die because food is needed/rare?


Unanswerable or Ambiguous :-\
Were one of the three trolls intended to be cooked?
(intended by whom?)
(This is the same ambiguity that makes Did the person(s) that were to be cooked die from the cooking process? unanswerable, BTW)


Stuff you already know:
Spoiler: ShowHide
The Victims:

Yes (nod)
Were they trolls?
Were two of them married?
(presumably)
Father and mother?
Was there a child?
(in the sense of offspring)
Were the parents (Mother and Father) the ones dressed in their finest clothes?

No (wrong)
Are they the kind of troll that turn to stone in the sunlight?


Superseded clues:
[hide]Yes (nod)
Are we in some kind of fantasy setting?
Are we dealing with mythical creatures?


No (wrong)
Are all three humans?
Was at least one a human?
Is at least one of them an animal?
(debatable, but not what you'd usually call an animal, anyway)
Does the triad consist of artificial intelligence?
Were the two well-dressed bodies inflatable dolls?
Are any of them food products?
Was it a family of elves?
... dwarves?
... fairies?
Does the triad consist of aliens?
Are the three unicellular beings?
Are we dealing with cyclops?
(they could be cyclopic, actually, but it doesn't come into the story)

The Context:

Yes (nod)
Was it a barbecue party that had gone bad?
(not exactly barbecue, and the party didn't have a chance to start, but close enough; let's say a feast)
Were the two wearing the finest clothes when they died?

No (wrong)
Are the three in a funeral dynasty / crematorium?
Had [the other invited guests] already arrived when the three died?
Were the two well-dressed bodies in caskets?
Does the 'finest clothes' refer to some form of hide or fur?
(not terribly relevant, but not apparently)
Was it a celebration of something like the Day of the Dead (Día de muertos)?

Irrelevant :X
Were other people (except for the three victims) invited to the party? (yes, but they don't come into the story; also, "people")

Unanswerable or Ambiguous :-\
Was the feast some special occasion?
(depends on what you mean by a special occasion; I mean, isn't a feast special in itself?)
and would knowing what the occasion is help in solving the case? (I have no idea; it's not super important, but it might help put some other pieces together, maybe?)

The Deaths:

Yes (nod)
Did at least two of them die from the same reason?
(more or less)
Is cannibalism involved?
Were any of the "people" (or parts of them) cooked?
Were they killed by the person or people they were trying to eat?
Did at least one of them die by someone else (not by one of the three gone dead)?


No (wrong)
Is a help to suicide involved?
Did one kill the other two?
Did at least one die of natural causes?
Did the one with the apron die of starvation?
Is at least one of them suffocated?
Did at least one of them die by poison?
Did at least one die from electroschock?
Did they [all] die at the same time?
Did (at least) one die by petrification?
Were [any of them] dressed after death?
(in the story I've taken it from the answer is debatable, but I changed/messed up one detail, making it a straight-up no)
Did the person who was eating the others die because he ate them?
Did the person who was eating the others die from suffocation?
Did the person who was eating the others die by poison inside the body of the others?
Did the offspring eat one of the parents?
Are the two chosen ones to be a sacrifice?
Was at least one of them drowned?
Is the killer one of the three trolls?
Did any of the trolls kill themselves?


Unanswerable or Ambiguous :-\
Did the person(s) that were to be cooked die from the cooking process?
[/hide]
« Last Edit: 21 Mar 2017, 08:25 by Snarky »

Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #133 on: 21 Mar 2017, 10:13 »
Is the killer possibly still alive?
Was the crime scene staged by the real killer?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #134 on: 21 Mar 2017, 10:37 »
Did the cook get murdered because he choose the wrong 'food'?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #135 on: 21 Mar 2017, 10:43 »
Okay I got a serious problem with:
Quote
Were any of the "people" (or parts of them) cooked?
and
Quote
Is cannibalism involved?
Because of these two I always thought "people" is refering to the three dead trolls you are mentioning in the story, but now I think none of the trolls were cooked, but other "people".

Was the person they tried to cook a human?
Is it relevant to know who/what the person is that survived?
Were more than the four involved?
Is the number of overall involved people relevant?


And we still dont know how the trolls got killed.

Were at least one of the trolls killed with a weapon or a weaponized kitchen tool?
Is the murder weapon relevant to solve the case?


And this one is interesting
Quote
Did the cook make a mistake during the preparation or process of cooking? (in a way, but not in the way you probably mean)
Are the trolls blind?
Did the troll cook forget to turn on the fire?
Did the "ingredient(s)" simulate(d) to be cooked but waited for the right time to kill the trolls?


« Last Edit: 21 Mar 2017, 10:44 by Kumpel »

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #136 on: 21 Mar 2017, 10:59 »
Yes (nod)
Is the killer possibly still alive?
Was the crime scene staged by the real killer?
(but again, probably not in the way you mean; don't focus on this for now)
Did the cook get murdered because he choose the wrong 'food'? (in a sense)
Was the person they tried to cook a human?
Were at least one of the trolls killed with a weapon or a weaponized kitchen tool?
Is the number of overall involved people relevant?
(in the sense that it constrains possible solutions)
Is the murder weapon(s) relevant to solve the case? (it's part of the solution you need to provide)
Did the "ingredient(s)" simulate to be cooked but waited for the right time to kill the trolls? (not quite, but pretty close)

No (wrong)
Were more than the four involved?
Are the trolls blind?
Did the troll cook forget to turn on the fire?


Unanswerable or Ambiguous :-\
Is it relevant to know who/what the person is that survived?
(it depends on how detailed we want to get with this; but you don't need to learn anything more beyond what you now know about this person in order to solve the rest of it)

Stuff you already know:
Spoiler: ShowHide
Case #3
A family of three are found dead. Two are dressed in their finest clothes, and the third is wearing an apron.
What happened?


The Victims:

Yes (nod)
Were they trolls?
Were two of them married?
(presumably)
Father and mother?
Was there a child?
(in the sense of offspring)
Were the parents (Mother and Father) the ones dressed in their finest clothes?

No (wrong)
Are they the kind of troll that turn to stone in the sunlight?


Superseded clues:
[hide]Yes (nod)
Are we in some kind of fantasy setting?
Are we dealing with mythical creatures?


No (wrong)
Are all three humans?
Was at least one a human?
Is at least one of them an animal?
(debatable, but not what you'd usually call an animal, anyway)
Does the triad consist of artificial intelligence?
Were the two well-dressed bodies inflatable dolls?
Are any of them food products?
Was it a family of elves?
... dwarves?
... fairies?
Does the triad consist of aliens?
Are the three unicellular beings?
Are we dealing with cyclops?
(they could be cyclopic, actually, but it doesn't come into the story)

Meta:

No (wrong)
Is this story from Beowulf?


The Context:

Yes (nod)
Was it a barbecue party that had gone bad?
(not exactly barbecue, and the party didn't have a chance to start, but close enough; let's say a feast)
Were the two wearing the finest clothes when they died?

No (wrong)
Are the three in a funeral dynasty / crematorium?
Had [the other invited guests] already arrived when the three died?
Were the two well-dressed bodies in caskets?
Does the 'finest clothes' refer to some form of hide or fur?
(not terribly relevant, but not apparently)
Was it a celebration of something like the Day of the Dead (Día de muertos)?

Irrelevant :X
Were other people (except for the three victims) invited to the party? (yes, but they don't come into the story; also, "people")

Unanswerable or Ambiguous :-\
Was the feast some special occasion?
(depends on what you mean by a special occasion; I mean, isn't a feast special in itself?)
and would knowing what the occasion is help in solving the case? (I have no idea; it's not super important, but it might help put some other pieces together, maybe?)

The Deaths:

Yes (nod)
Did at least two of them die from the same reason?
(more or less)
Is cannibalism involved?
Were any of the "people" (or parts of them) cooked?
Were they killed by the person or people they were trying to eat?
Did at least one of them die by someone else (not by one of the three gone dead)?
Did the cook make a mistake during the preparation or process of cooking?
(in a way, but not in the way you probably mean)

No (wrong)
Is a help to suicide involved?
Did one kill the other two?
Did at least one die of natural causes?
Did the one with the apron die of starvation?
Is at least one of them suffocated?
Did at least one of them die by poison?
Did at least one die from electroschock?
Did they [all] die at the same time?
Did (at least) one die by petrification?
Were [any of them] dressed after death?
(in the story I've taken it from the answer is debatable, but I changed/messed up one detail, making it a straight-up no)
Did the person who was eating the others die because he ate them?
Did the person who was eating the others die from suffocation?
Did the person who was eating the others die by poison inside the body of the others?
Did the offspring eat one of the parents?
Are the two chosen ones to be a sacrifice?
Was at least one of them drowned?
Is the killer one of the three trolls?
Did any of the trolls kill themselves?
Were they killed by a billy goat?
Were they killed by a billy boat? ;)
Did they (those to be eaten) die voluntarily?
(not exactly...)
Did the parents have to die to follow a tradition?
Did the parents have to die because food is needed/rare?


Unanswerable or Ambiguous :-\
Did the person(s) that were to be cooked die from the cooking process?
Were one of the three trolls intended to be cooked?
(for both questions: intended by whom?)[/hide]
« Last Edit: 21 Mar 2017, 11:01 by Snarky »

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #137 on: 21 Mar 2017, 13:01 »
So maybe the little troll caught a human for the first time but instead of killing him instantly and eating him after that, his/her parent-like relatives wanted to do a feast out of his/her first ever catch. The two put on nice cloths, while the son/daughter prepared him/herself to cook his/her first by him/herself caught human with putting the apron on as his/her mother taught him. But in their business they didn't think of the human anymore and so he broke out of his cage or whatever, took a knife, the son/daughter of course sharpened before he/she put on the apron and killed the young wannabe cook. After that he waited for the parents to appear and killed the parents in their finest cloths. THE END??? (laugh)

Because I am sure, that that's not exactly the answer:

Was the cook killed first?
Were the three trolls always in one "room"/cave/near the fireplace?
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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #138 on: 21 Mar 2017, 14:38 »
So maybe the little troll caught a human for the first time but instead of killing him instantly and eating him after that, his/her parent-like relatives wanted to do a feast out of his/her first ever catch. The two put on nice cloths, while the son/daughter prepared him/herself to cook his/her first by him/herself caught human with putting the apron on as his/her mother taught him. But in their business they didn't think of the human anymore and so he broke out of his cage or whatever, took a knife, the son/daughter of course sharpened before he/she put on the apron and killed the young wannabe cook. After that he waited for the parents to appear and killed the parents in their finest cloths. THE END??? (laugh)

Pretty close! The details that are wrong are either irrelevant or almost impossible to figure out by blindly guessing. There's just one key detail missing, and it's about how you account for this question:

Were any of the "people" (or parts of them) cooked? (YES)

(That thing I told you not to focus on before, now might be the time to focus on it.)

Yes (nod)
Was the cook killed first?


No (wrong)
Were the three trolls always in one "room"/cave/near the fireplace?
(not all of them, no)

Stuff you already know:
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Case #3
A family of three are found dead. Two are dressed in their finest clothes, and the third is wearing an apron.
What happened?


The Victims:

Yes (nod)
Were they trolls?
Were two of them married?
(presumably)
Father and mother?
Was there a child?
(in the sense of offspring)
Were the parents (Mother and Father) the ones dressed in their finest clothes?

No (wrong)
Are they the kind of troll that turn to stone in the sunlight?
Are the trolls blind?


Superseded clues:
[hide]Yes (nod)
Are we in some kind of fantasy setting?
Are we dealing with mythical creatures?


No (wrong)
Are all three humans?
Was at least one a human?
Is at least one of them an animal?
(debatable, but not what you'd usually call an animal, anyway)
Does the triad consist of artificial intelligence?
Were the two well-dressed bodies inflatable dolls?
Are any of them food products?
Was it a family of elves?
... dwarves?
... fairies?
Does the triad consist of aliens?
Are the three unicellular beings?
Are we dealing with cyclops?
(they could be cyclopic, actually, but it doesn't come into the story)

Meta:

No (wrong)
Is this story from Beowulf?


Unanswerable or Ambiguous :-\
Is it relevant to know who/what the person is that survived?
(it depends on how detailed we want to get with this; but you don't need to learn anything more beyond what you now know about this person in order to solve the rest of it)

The Context:

Yes (nod)
Was it a barbecue party that had gone bad?
(not exactly barbecue, and the party didn't have a chance to start, but close enough; let's say a feast)
Were the two wearing the finest clothes when they died?
Is the number of overall involved people relevant?
(in the sense that it constrains possible solutions)

No (wrong)
Are the three in a funeral dynasty / crematorium?
Had [the other invited guests] already arrived when the three died?
Were the two well-dressed bodies in caskets?
Does the 'finest clothes' refer to some form of hide or fur?
(not terribly relevant, but not apparently)
Was it a celebration of something like the Day of the Dead (Día de muertos)?
Were more than the four involved?


Irrelevant :X
Were other people (except for the three victims) invited to the party? (yes, but they don't come into the story; also, "people")

Unanswerable or Ambiguous :-\
Was the feast some special occasion?
(depends on what you mean by a special occasion; I mean, isn't a feast special in itself?)
and would knowing what the occasion is help in solving the case? (I have no idea; it's not super important, but it might help put some other pieces together, maybe?)

The Deaths:

Yes (nod)
Did at least two of them die from the same reason?
(more or less)
Is cannibalism involved?
Were any of the "people" (or parts of them) cooked?
Were they killed by the person or people they were trying to eat?
Did at least one of them die by someone else (not by one of the three gone dead)?
Did the cook make a mistake during the preparation or process of cooking?
(in a way, but not in the way you probably mean)
Is the killer possibly still alive?
Was the crime scene staged by the real killer?
(but again, probably not in the way you mean; don't focus on this for now)
Did the cook get murdered because he choose the wrong 'food'? (in a sense)
Was the person they tried to cook a human?
Were at least one of the trolls killed with a weapon or a weaponized kitchen tool?
Is the murder weapon(s) relevant to solve the case?
(it's part of the solution you need to provide)
Did the "ingredient(s)" simulate to be cooked but waited for the right time to kill the trolls? (not quite, but pretty close)

No (wrong)
Is a help to suicide involved?
Did one kill the other two?
Did at least one die of natural causes?
Did the one with the apron die of starvation?
Is at least one of them suffocated?
Did at least one of them die by poison?
Did at least one die from electroschock?
Did they [all] die at the same time?
Did (at least) one die by petrification?
Were [any of them] dressed after death?
(in the story I've taken it from the answer is debatable, but I changed/messed up one detail, making it a straight-up no)
Did the person who was eating the others die because he ate them?
Did the person who was eating the others die from suffocation?
Did the person who was eating the others die by poison inside the body of the others?
Did the offspring eat one of the parents?
Are the two chosen ones to be a sacrifice?
Was at least one of them drowned?
Is the killer one of the three trolls?
Did any of the trolls kill themselves?
Were they killed by a billy goat?
Were they killed by a billy boat? ;)
Did they (those to be eaten) die voluntarily?
(not exactly...)
Did the parents have to die to follow a tradition?
Did the parents have to die because food is needed/rare?
Did the troll cook forget to turn on the fire?


Unanswerable or Ambiguous :-\
Did the person(s) that were to be cooked die from the cooking process?
Were one of the three trolls intended to be cooked?
(for both questions: intended by whom?)[/hide]

Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #139 on: 21 Mar 2017, 15:42 »
So piggybacking off of Kumpel's fine solution:

The prisoner escaped his shackles and pushed the child troll into the broth, boiling him alive, then he waited for the parents to come and killed them too.