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We are pleased to announce the winners of the Halloween Murder Mystery Contest that was run through Halloween-HQ! First, let us tell you exactly what happened.

The killer was the Queen of Hearts. Ruthless and cold, she set out to kill Prince Charming for repeatedly spurning her unwanted shows of affection. She used a thin knife and struck when the lights went out during the castle ball. Quickly realizing what she had done and that she had gotten the wrong victim, she fled across Fairyland, through the dark forest, and back to her own castle.


Prizing



Well, we originally had 3 prizes: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place based on scores from the characters you visited. (You didn't know you were being scored, did you?) :XD: But, when we ended up with 825 participants, we figured we needed to up the prizes a bit, too. Moonbeam13 over in Community Relations is a goddess, and she made the prizes even BIGGER!

So, now EACH winner of this part of the competition will receive 3,000 dA points and a $30 print of their choosing. There will be five winners in total.


And the winners are . . .



Highest Scores: MirachRavaia, SilverInkblot, AND elphaba-rose-wilde

Most Thorough Investigation and Most Creative Answers (combined): Seiikii AND pyohappy

ALL participants will receive pumpkin badges for their work! (Please be patient while we get them to you.)


Next steps



Winners, when you decide which print you would like to have, please add it to your wishlist in the proper size and format you desire and note Aeirmid so she can pass your prize request on to Moonbeam13. Don't forget to make sure your wishlist address is up-to-date! :D

If you haven't already, please consider joining the Art Creation portion of the contest!! Show or tell us how YOU pictured the murder scene!! This second portion of the contest ends on 30 November.

We are happy to post the winning entries, but we will do so in a separate blog.


Credits



Please join me in thanking BeccaJS for writing the opening story/journal. Please also join me in thanking the following individuals for playing characters. With more than 800 people playing, that's 800 notes for us to go through and 800 (sometimes more) replies to write. Please go love on their pages and thank them for their hard work in getting it done:

Birdhousebirdy (The King)
SavageFrog (Prince Charming)
BeccaJS (Red Riding Hood)
RoamingShadow (Aurora)
SingingFlames (Hansel & Gretel)
Anoya (Goldilocks)
CelticStrm-Stock (Lucifer)
Astralseed (Ariel)
rainylake (The Ghostly Grackle)
Emerald-Depths (Belle)
3wyl (Flora)
ginkgografix (Rapunzel)
inknalcohol (Cheshire Cat)
Lyricanna (Snow White)
Thiefoworld (The Beast)
ayukoi (Joyce)
Magical525 (Troll Witch)
maytel (Alice)
diphylla (Tinkerbell)
FaeMarie (Peter Pan)
PirateLotus-Stock (Grumpy)
SparklyDest (Miss Muffett)
rydi1689 (The Blacksmith)
neurotype (Headless Horseman)
LoverandSynner (Forest Demon)
MotleyDreams (Ghost of Cinderella's Mother)
Aeirmid (The King's Assistant / The Queen of Hearts)

Tune in again next year for another shenanigan, though this year's will be difficult to beat! Thank you for participating and for all you've done for making this activity a great success. :heart:



Skin design by Thiefoworld
Resources by WebTreatsETC, DougitDesign and ftourini
Please join us in congratulating the winners of %Halloween-HQ's Halloween Murder Mystery Contest!
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:iconimusser:
ImUsser Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
2SPOOKY4ME
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Overkillcea2 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
:)
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:iconjoitimi:
joitimi Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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:icondelibal:
delibal Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
w00t
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:iconlightning-mabui:
Lightning-Mabui Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Student General Artist
hi
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:iconwishbat:
WishBat Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015   Photographer
В этом году не будет чтоли? :<
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:iconysabelyhwh:
Ysabelyhwh Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015
:)
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:icongungohguns:
GungohGuns Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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LSP-C Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Student General Artist
:)
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99CentTrophy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
Interesting...
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:iconjill-psycho-x:
Jill-Psycho-X Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015
cool
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:icondarkchroniclescom:
DarkChroniclesCom Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
nice
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:iconashelyna:
AShelyna Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats 4 the winners.
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:iconauroraskies20:
AuroraSkies20 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats to all!
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:iconossie-eat-world:
ossie-eat-world Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Rabbit hole 
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:iconstrongaslion:
StrongAsLion Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
akjsdasd omg omg! hope i will participate this year! 
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:iconehsartem:
Ehsartem Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey i maked a emoticon for this Event Halloween fella (Badges)
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014   Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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:iconehsartem:
Ehsartem Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You are Most Welcome Success fella (Reactions) 
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:iconjkrowsilvershifer:
JKrowSilverShifer Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
omg omg
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:icontabiruu:
tabiruu Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
omg omg i hope there will be a think similar than this next halloween! i want to partecipate!!!
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:iconkida-neechan:
Kida-neechan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I kinda wish that I joined this contest a bit earlier ;A;
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:iconmikupro:
MikuPro Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz:
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MikuPro Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondummyscrollplz:  
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:icon5tormwatch:
5tormwatch Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I did not receive My badge for participating ;o(
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:icon5tormwatch:
5tormwatch Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Didn't get my pumpkin badge for some reason
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013   Digital Artist
forward me your note from the King and I'll look into it.
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
pumpkin badge? hmm
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:iconmachapanta:
MachaPanta Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Congratulations to all, you all did a fantastic job!
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:iconpyohappy:
I had fun following this! I just couldn't figure anything out. Not from a lack of clues, just too busy with homework. But I still enjoyed what I saw, so thank you!
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Seiikii Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Thank you! > u <
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MachaPanta Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student General Artist
No problem. :icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz:
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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MachaPanta Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student General Artist
No problem. :icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz:
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pyohappy Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh! Thank you!!! :dummy:
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MachaPanta Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student General Artist
No problem. :icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz:
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hopefully you'll get to play more next year :D
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MachaPanta Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I forgot the Dummy Wave of Happiness: :icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz::icondummyscrollplz:
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MachaPanta Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student General Artist
I can't wait! :D
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Shirukiba Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Would have been nice to know about the badge for participating. I never would have considered participating otherwise. 
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:iconendorell-taelos:
Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013   General Artist
I should have participated. It sounded fun. :noes: 
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LustGodVampire91 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My computer wouldn't let me follow this...TT^TT
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:icondynamoe:
Dynamoe Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
When was the contest announced? 
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013   Digital Artist
september.
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:icondynamoe:
Dynamoe Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
I remember now.

Thank you
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Dark-Shion Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*Q*
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FJolliff Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Something that would be epic... Make this idea into a short story. I would totally read it!
Sadly, I was having computer trouble and internet issues for most of this month, so I didn't get to finish the game. :sad: But, it was fun while I could!

Congrats winners!
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remanlongtail Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think I've received my pumpkin badge yet, any word on when we'll get those?
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013   Digital Artist
They are working on them.
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:iconsaphireta:
saphireta Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
Will there be some more Solution blogs coming?
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WorldsEdge Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I never received my pumpkin badge. Anyone else?
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