Twilight of the Golden Witch

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Twilight of the Golden Witch
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Developer07th Expansion
Publisher07th Expansion
Arc TypeAnswer
ReleasedDecember 31, 2010 (C79)
Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chronology
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Twilight of the Golden Witch is the eighth arc of the Umineko no Naku Koro ni series as well as the fourth and final arc of Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru.

Plot

The Halloween Party

Twilight of the Golden Witch opens with a Halloween Party attended by the entire Ushiromiya family and their servants. Most notably, a 6 year-old Ange Ushiromiya is present and plays the part of the protagonist for the duration of the party. Ange finds the entire experience to be incredibly off-putting due to how strange her family seems to be acting. Prior to the party, Ange was under the belief that Kinzo is a terrifying individual and that the Ushiromiya family was largely bitter to one another. However, during the Halloween party, Kinzo greets everyone quite happily and the entire family gets along very well. The family even performs a gift exchange, something Ange had never seen the family do before. The party is revealed to be taking place in Purgatorio rather than on any Game Board and several characters speak on Ange's future.

The Final Game

The final game is a showdown between Bernkastel and the husband-wife team of Battler Ushiromiya and Beatrice with Lambdadelta mediating. The final game is designed to be a simple mystery story, one completely devoid of any magical influence. The final game is bound by a set of rules which are laid out at the beginning of the game:

  • The definition of 'culprit' is 'one who murders'.
  • It is possible for a culprit to lie.
  • It is possible for the culprit to lie even before committing murder.
  • Characters who are not culprits only speak the truth.
  • Characters who are not culprits may not cooperate with a culprit.
  • A culprit must carry out all murders directly, by their own hands.
  • A culprit must not die.
  • A culprit must be among the characters appearing in the story.
  • Purple statements are as absolute as red truths. However, the culprit alone may lie with purple statements.
  • The Reader will tell no lies. In other words, outside of spoken statements, there are no lies in the narration.
  • [Lambdadelta] guarantee[s] that it is possible to pinpoint the culprit with this information.

Characters

The Ushiromiya Family

Servants

Witches and Demons

Other

Media

Chapters

Volumes

Trivia