How do I suggest the killer to Jacob in Pentiment

Time to point the finger.

The medieval adventure game Pentiment is a point-and-click murder mystery. You play the part of Andreas Maler, an artist trying to protect his friend and mentor from being executed for the killing of a Baron. To do so, you must talk to townsfolk and clergy alike, gathering evidence and uncovering plots hatched by those who would harm the baron. To save your friend, you must accuse someone of murder. And to make it stick, the best way will be to suggest the killer to Jacob, who is overseeing the trial.

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Jacob arrives at the Abbey on April 24, and you must speak to him between midday and 1pm. Your interaction with Jacob begins when you approach him in the Chapter House, so make sure you have all you need by then. You will be able to give evidence about four different suspects if you wish. But if you want also to suggest the killer to Jacob, you need to pass a skill test with him during your conversation. When speaking to Jacob:

  • Politely give your name
  • Don't make implications about nobles
  • Don't interrupt Jacob during his opening speech

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It also helps to have the Oratory skill, which will give you some leeway when answering the other questions. Even if you can suggest the killer, you will need several pieces of evidence to accuse each of the four suspects of murder, including Lucky. After speaking to Jacob, you will continue to Chapter Two and see the sentence carried out on The Day of Judgement. Otherwise, Jacob will decide the outcome.

Check out more Pentiment content at Pro Game Guides, including the Best ways to gain positive favor with NPCs in Pentiment and How to solve Ferenc’s Volvelle Puzzle in Pentiment!

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Chris Marling is a writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience across newspapers, magazines, and websites. Based in the UK, he has written professionally on everything from tech to tearooms. But his real passion is gaming, going right back to the Atari 2600 - and especially RPGs and MMOs. He cut his teeth on games such as The Realm and Anarchy Online. But 20 years on still gets excited about exploring each new world. When not online, you'll find him gaming analog-style around the table. Chris has had five of his own board games published, including Pioneer Days and Armageddon.

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