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Trial resumes[edit]

Picking up from where you left off, Ryunosuke Narahudo and prosecutor Kazuma Asogi got a chance to listen to a testimony about the autopsy of Klint van Zieks death, as the story deepens even further than ever before. Why does Mael Stronghart want to end the trial as quickly as he can? Finish the rest of the trial to find out what secrets he desperately wants to hide for dear life.

Gorey, Mikotoba and Van Zieks' Testimony: The Autopsy of Klint van Zieks[edit]

Maria Gorey, Yujin Mikotoba and Barok van Zieks
Maria Gorey, Yujin Mikotoba and Barok van Zieks' Testimony
- The Autopsy of Klint van Zieks -
  1. Mikotoba: From my own observations, I couldn't say there was any indication of the autopsy results having been fabricated.
  2. Mikotoba: Death resulted from a wound made by a Western-style sword transfixing the heart. That I found a little strange.
  3. Gorey: There were no other signs of internal injury. Nothing questionable at all.
  4. Gorey: It was just that beautiful but dangerous piece of evidence removed from the man's stomach.
  5. Van Zieks: Presumed to have been swallowed by the victim as a way of posthumously identifying his assailant.

The Autopsy of Klint van Zieks: Cross Examination[edit]

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Press on statement 4. Gorey reveals the beautiful but dangerous piece of evidence found during the autopsy is actually Mr Asogi's Ring! The size of the ring is kind of shocking because of the claws on the red ruby.

Present Mr Asogi's Ring on statement 3. Yujin Mikotoba confirms his doubts at the time when Doctor John Wilson asked him to get the scalpel, then pretended to get the ring out of Klint's stomach. When Genshin identified his ring, his arrest was immediate. But Ryunosuke points out that had Klint eaten a ring that size, signs of internal trauma would've been evident in the autopsy. Kazuma continues to blame Barok van Zieks for trying to twist the truth but Ryunosuke reminds him of why they're here. Just when Stronghart is about to adjourn the case, Kazuma objects and decides to find out why Genshin was silent despite the crime against him and why he was able to get out of the graveyard. Present the Dismissal Notice. Ryunosuke shows that the jailbreak couldn't have been done with one person alone and it could be intimately linked to "The Professor".

Kazuma demands to see the people who were involved with Genshin. Stronghart angrily rejects the request but Yujin Mikotoba already has Caidin and Vigil waiting outside in case of emergency, thanks to Sholmes. With the audience requesting more voices to be heard, Stronghart gives in for now but still threatens you with severe consequences if the next testimony turns out to be nothing.

Caidin and Vigil, comically acting as Gossip, introduce themselves in court. They'll testify for the court, and Stronghart wants Caidin to comply and Kazuma to stop threatening witnesses.

Caidin and Vigil's Testimony: The Jailbreak Plot[edit]

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Barry Caidin and Daley Vigil's Testimony
- The Jailbreak Plot -
  1. Caidin: It was the day that Japanese jock was found guilty. The directive came from the Prosecutor's Office.
  2. Caidin: I assigned the convict to the chief warder Vigil here, and put the plan into action behind the scenes.
  3. Vigil: I was responsible for Asogi right up until the night of his execution. But I knew nothing of any plot...
  4. Caidin: I dinnae ken if there were some negotiations between the convict and the Prosecutor's Office.
  5. Caidin: All I did was carry oot my duty! For Her Majesty's great British Empire!

The Jailbreak Plot: Cross Examination[edit]

Press on statement 5 and when Caidin reaches a statement about doing it for the British Empire, pursue Vigil. Comically, he'll salute first, then reveals that he did see the "Professor's" will and Caidin shakes him for revealing the "document". You demand that Caidin amend his statement.

On the new statement 6, present The Asogi Papers that would help fill in the blanks about Genshin's silence.

Stronghart still demands to end the trial but you, Ryunosuke, object, saying doing so might label Mr. Vigil as a liar, like being stabbed in the back for being honest. After the gallery cries out for more testimony, Stronghart will allow Cardin and Vigil to give one more testimony to clear up this revelation.

Caidin and Vigil's Testimony: The Asogi Papers[edit]

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Barry Caidin and Daley Vigil's Testimony
- The Asogi Papers -
  1. Vigil: As the warder responsible for condemned convicts, I attended to Mr Asogi and kept watch over his cell.
  2. Vigil: The night after he was found guilty in court, he was doing something with that will in his cell!
  3. Vigil: We turned the cell inside out looking for it after the execution, but to no avail.
  4. Caidin: I only found oot about the Asogi Papers when a directive came tellin' me to impound them.
  5. Caidin: The document was in the folds of the fella's robe that was left in his cell. A 'kimono', I think it's called.

The Asogi Papers: Cross Examination[edit]

Press on statement 5 and again, pursue Vigil once Caidin's statement causes Vigil to react. He'll blurt out "scarlet ink". Ryunosuke asks Stronghart to allow Mr. Vigil to amend his statement.

On the new statement, present Klint's Autopsy Report. In resolving the puzzle about the Asogi Papers, it is revealed that Klint had scarlet ink on his right hand. After that horrifying revelation, choose confession. It turns out that it's not Genshin Asogi who is "The Professor", it's Barok's older brother, Klint!

The truth behind the Reaper[edit]

To keep the long story short, Stronghart reveals that Asogi approached him as Klint's obsession about finding the source of the crime had led to his darkness. To no avail, Asogi goes to Klint to confront him instead. It was thought that it was Genshin who tried to kill him, but instead, it was the dog, Balmug who took down Klint. As Stronghart is about to wind down, you object!

To find out who slipped out the hidden truth, choose Mael Stronghart. Than you point out an inconsistency. Present The Asogi Papers. Why? Stronghart previously let out that it's a three page will. Stronghart will confirm with Governor Caidin that the third page is irrelevant but he brought it anyway. Despite denying them the right to read the third page, the people have spoken and they want to hear otherwise. But Caidin doesn't read Japanese, so Yujin Mikotoba does the honors instead.

Asogi Clan Appreciator
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Asogi Clan Appreciator
Examine the "head" of Karuma again after finding the crucial evidence inside.

In the Chronicles version of the game, after Yujin Mikotoba reads the third part of the Asogi Papers and it has been put into the Court Record, examine the hilt of Karuma, Kazuma's sword. This will open it up, revealing a hidden message behind it. Then examine the hilt again for commentary between Ryunosuke and Susato. This will unlock the final hidden story-related accolade.

Mael Stronghart's downfall and confession[edit]

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Growing weary, Stronghart angrily persists in adjourning this case. So what can you do? Stronghart claims there's no conclusive evidence. Object to Stronghart and before you present the final evidence, examine the hilt/handle of Karuma. Inside is Klint van Zieks's Will. Present Klint van Zieks's Will and Stronghart's ruling comes crumbling down! Despite protests not to read it, you, Ryunosuke Naruhodo, read the will as Stronghart screams in anger.

In summary, it turns out that it was Mael Stronghart all along who commanded his underlings to control crime, using Klint as an undercover "Professor". But Genshin apparently got involved, and that eventually led to his death. It is also discovered that during the Enoch Drebber case, it was Seishiro Jigoku who shot Genshin Asogi at the graveyard. He was actually trying to find Klint's will, not knowing that it was inside the sword Karuma all along.

However, there's one major problem: Mael Stronghart is the Defense Minister. How do you send him to jail if the prosecutor or defense attorney can't do it? After Stronghart's speech, everyone still gives him support. Present evidence and choose Iris's Lucky Charm! Miraculously, he appears visible and despite Stronghart calling for the police to throw him in jail, they phase through him instead. Absurd as it sounds, it turns out that he and Iris were relaxing at Buckingham Palace where the Queen lives! Of course you can't see the Queen but she left a message, ending Mael Stronghart's reign of terror and his method of fighting crime.

In spectacular fashion, the scales of justice fall over and leave Mael Stronghart screaming, breaking his cane and falling over as six flames are thrown to the guilty side. Once the dust settles, Stronghart confesses that he intended to drive down crime by using "the Reaper". If someone was suspected of murder and a jury wrongly gave them a verdict of not guilty, Stronghart's underlings would make it appear as if the Reaper had put a curse on them, striking fear into any who dared to do the same.

In a final wind down, Sholmes decides to let the old English judge give his final verdict, and Barok van Zieks is found...

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Thus the darkness of London comes to an end, once and for all. Congratulations on beating the sequel! Now enjoy the aftermath and the end credits from this point on.

What happened in "Adventure" and "Resolve"[edit]

Ten years ago, while Mael Stronghart is still a prosecutor at his time faces a major problem: crime is rampant in London until he comes up with who is going to play the "Professor"? Klint van Zieks! So he uses him and his team to hunt down and kill the criminals in order keep the peace. But Yujin Mikotoba and Seishiro Jigoku who were visiting London also heard the rumors about the "Professor". Genshin Asogi wanted Stronghart to intervene to no avail.

So Genshin Asogi confronted Klint van Zieks to write the truth for him which is a three page note, turning into "Asogi's paper". However, Genshin left the last page in his sword before he leaves. When he saw Baron, Klint's younger brother along the way, they were hunted down by some thugs and tried to hide from them. Mael orders his dog Balmug to take down Klint, ending his life. At the same time, Genshin has been taken away with his ring taken off his hand.

In the prison, to save his son, Kazuma from further trauma, he admit it to Mael Stronghart that he's the "Professor" for clemency. But Stronghart is desperate to find the last page of his will to no avail. During the trial after plenty of attempts from Baron van Zieks, he's able to prosecute and Genshin admits guilt to the changes of murder. With the exception of Seishiro Jigoku going way too far and end up breaking the witness stand.

But before Genshin Asogi was charged, in the room, consisting of Courtney Stevens (or Sithe ten years later), John Wilson and Yujin Mikotoba examining the death of Klint van Zieks. As John Wilson asks Yujin for a scalpel, he obtained the ring under the orders of Tobias Gregson and Mael Stronghart, he pretended to take it out. Despite Yujin's concern, he writes it in anyway with John Wilson signing the document off and Courtney Stevens completing the description of Klint's death into the autospy report. Also once Genshin identify his ring, he was put under immediate arrest before the court case.

A few days before Genshin's execution, Caidin goes to set up the escape through a coffin. Daley Vigil, a sympathetic officer of Barclay Cemetary, talks with Genshin with the mask on, revealing to Vigil that his papers would be the "weapon" that would expose a dark secret in London's history after his death. Because it's written in scarlet ink, he believed that one day it will blow the truth wide open.

After what suppose to be the "execution", Enoch Drebber, a gravedigger at university, stumbled upon in horror that Genshin Asogi in a mask came out of graveyard in a coffin that he's able to open. Realizing that he might spread rumors that the "Professor" is still alive, Mael Stronghart forced Seishiro Jigoku to shoot him through the graveyard ending his life. Not before they checked for the paper before burying him in his grave again. In the news to Japan, Kazuma's family has his belongings returned except for the ring. Also, since Balmug has died, his golden jewellery with the capital B would far later be stored where Natsume, Duncan and Selden lived before in Garrideb's residence. Not to mention that Vigil is fired from his job by Governor Caidin and Baron van Ziek becomes well known as "The Reaper" for five years. But so much pressure and rumor causes him to retire for another five years. Lastly, Mael Stronghart has been promoted to Defense Minister.

Ten years later, Mael Stronghart sends a telegram which is suppose to be an "assassin exchange" to the now judge Jigoku. Though Asa Shinn is able to kill John Wilson, despite Ryunosuke Naruhodo innocence, Shinn is able to walk free, under the watchful eye from Hosonoga. But Asa Shinn goes by the name Jezaille Brett at the time. Coming out of retirement, Baron van Zieks challenges Ryunosuke Naruhodo to prove his worth as a defense lawyer, thrown into the Magnus McGuilded case, which turns into a calamity while meeting Gina Lestrade, a pickpocket who shot the smoke grenade launcher in the middle of the court case, ending with a fire in the carriage, set up by Ashley Graydon's paid officers.

Sholmes who predicted it after the news from Japan, goes on the ship after Kazuma has been knocked unconcious with amnesia were sent to Hong Kong to be picked up, after allowing Naruhodo to absolve of his crime. With little choice, Ryunosuke and Susato join together as a defense attorney team, working together as a study tour group. Because of that Seishiro Jigoku has his hands tied as he's expecting Kazuma to take on the task: assassinate Inspector Gregson.

In the court case involving the death of Windibanks, it's revealed that Magnus McGuilded is trying to obtain the disks made by Ashley Milverton's father. However, Gina has been acquited of murder. But by the end of the day before Susato boards the steamship, translate the Japanese morse code as an "assassin exchange" telegram. Also, Ryunosuke Naruhodo is suspended for six months for the trouble he caused in revealing secrets and the McGuilded case which turned out to be a major setup.

A few months later, Susato playing a female lawyer Rytaro, defends Rei for the death of Jezaille Brett who has been murdered by Raiten Menimemo. But during that time, it's revealed after clearing Natsume for Olive Green's coma, Shamspeare tried and failed to get the loot from Selden in Garrideb's residence. But the loot turn's out to be a jewellery with a capital B on it.

During the science tower case, Mael Stronghart revealed that he found Kazuma Asogi who has amnesia at the time, to be given a mask and to be looked after Baron van Zieks. It's revealed during the court case, Courtney Sithe, under Mael Stronghart direct orders wants her to falsify the record at the time. Also, Stronghart wants Miss Tusspell to keep the "Professor" masked. But in the end of the case, Kazuma's memory has returned and uses Karuma that Naruhodo looked after to slice the wax before leaving.

Leading to the Red-Headed League, Tobias Gregson enlist the help of Vigil who has been fired ten years ago for letting the "Professor" escape. As Gregson goes on the ship, Vigil goes without his disguise but has been detained by the leaders of the group but was let go soon after a neck strangle. Later on, Sholmes tried to join, only to be noticed by the same leaders that leads to Gina, arresting them and taking them to the police station.

On the steamship "Grouse", Kazuma questioned Gregson before signing in the hotel for the night. Not before he left a slash on his metal trunk, leaving a sword chip behind. On the other hand, Seishiro who is also on the ship, use the opportunity to end Gregson's life and left it in trunk, not knowing about the fish and chips that has been affected by the heat and the refridgerator of the ship. Also, this takes place while the Russian sailors were doing a twenty minute drill in which the blonde Strogenov is involved at the time.

Due to his status, Seishiro Jigoku is able to get off the steamship along with Yujin Mikotoba while meeting up with Ryunosuke Naruhodo and Susato for a photo shoot. Seishiro orders a ride with his trunk that has Gregson inside after being chilled in the freezer of the ship to where Hugh Boone aka Daley Vigil lives. He bought enough firecrackers from Miss Venus and left it on the candle like a timer. He also left a broken pocket watch and a police winder and a red wig behind, making it looked like he finished investigating the Red-Headed League. Also, he carried the pocket watch tinker in his large suitcase.

While the trial of the death of Inspector Gregson was ongoing, at the same time, Seishiro Jigoku is trying to escape back to Japan via France, Dunkirk. But Yujin Mikotoba and Herlock Sholmes were hot on his trail. So Jigoku tries to covered up the crime in his room while leaving the drink with ice behind, blocking the pipe and throwing the paper drill in the bin. Not to mention paying the blonde Strogenov to pretend that he's not here and leaving the suitcase number upside down on his left arm.

In a final twist, when the trio heard the "gunshot" at 5pm, Daley Vigil dressed up as Gossip, pushed down the board with his hands covered in blood, coming in after Baron who came in first to pick up a gun, just ending up being spotted, while Miss Venus took the broken pocket watch and Sandwich taking Inspector Gregson's metal suitcase. At the same time, Mrs. Vigil asks Herlock Sholmes to find her husband that has been missing but later on, Gina Lestrade asks everyone for help with the news that the "Reaper" killed Gregson in Vigil's room that's been arranged. So your group and Gina arrived to the crime scene to start the investigation. And that's how it really happened.

Resolving the mystery of Iris' father and returning to Japan[edit]

After an exhaustive nail-biting edge of your seat trial, you can finally take a breather. To keep it short and sweet, Yujin Mokotoba reveals that Iris's father is actually Klint van Zieks! Attempts were made after Iris's mother died to avoid labelling Klint's daughter as part of the Reaper's family. After talking to Genshin in prison, Yujin took the baby and gave her to the one person he trusted most before he left: Herlock Sholmes! Attempts were also made to avoid having Ryunosuke and Susato discover the truth behind "The Hound of Baskervilles". Last of all, Iris is English for Ayame, a name that Yujin picked out after his wife and Susato's mother died.

At Sholmes' Suite, Gina shoots you with her smoke grenade and congratulates you on your win. Though Gina announces her intention to quit being an inspector, Herlock gives her Gregson's pocket watch, now repaired, and she changes her mind. Gina also says that she wants to find Iris's dad, but that idea is turned down for the best as Iris calls Herlock her dad instead.

The Risen Resolve
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The Risen Resolve
Complete the Final Chapter of The Great Ace Attorney 2: Resolve.

For the conclusion, before you and Susato head out to sea, Kazuma gives his sword, Karuma, to you since he'll stay as a prosecutor and perhaps as a defense attorney. You'll be going back to Japan to help revolutionize the justice system that deals with court cases, thus leading up to the time in which Phoenix Wright first set foot in the courtroom one hundred years later.