Cedar Hill Drive, Prospect, Connecticut, a peaceful early Friday morning. July 22, 1977- summer. Where children play and the days are filled with laughter. On this early morning, residents were awoken by the unmistakable smell of smoke. Residents peered out of their windows, afraid of what they might see. Their fears came true. The Beaudoin family’s house was up in flames. Firefighters rushed to the scene and began to put the fire out. After the fire was tamed, firefighters entered the home and saw the ashy, charred remains of human corpses.
Twenty-nine-year-old Cheryl Beaudoin was laying on the kitchen floor, deceased. Upon further examination, the bodies of seven children were scattered in different rooms. There were three children in the bedroom to the right, two children in the bedroom to the left, one in the master bedroom, and two children in the bathroom.
Was it the fire that killed Mrs. Beaudoin and her seven children? Investigators were called to the scene and discovered that Cheryl and several of the children were bound by their hands and feet and also had head wounds. This is what started the largest murder investigation in Connecticut’s criminal history.
It was found that Cheryl Beaudoin had died from head injuries and a stab wound to the chest. Cheryl’s son, Paul, had died from head injuries. The other children died from a combination of head injuries and smoke inhalation. Investigator’s centered their focus on twenty-seven-year-old, Lorne J. Acquin, who was Cheryl’s brother-in-law. Acquin was seen playing with the children the night before they perished. Acquin had a criminal history ranging from burglary and an attempted escape from jail.
Acquin was brought in and admitted to attacking Cheryl and the children with a tyre lever. He then doused the house with petrol and started the house on fire. Acquin was charged with nine counts of murder and one count of arson. He was sentenced to twenty-five-years to life on each of the murder counts and twenty for arson.
This is a summary of what The Assignment/The Consequence revealed to us. I purposely left out theories as they are up for speculation. Below are the facts and connections. If I missing anything major or something needs correction, pleasemessage me. And I’ll fix and/or add it.
WHAT WE KNOW NOW:
Ruvik is the puppet master. He found a host inside all who left STEM, but would most likely have a better host in Leslie and Sebastian (due to the traumatic event connection mentioned in The Consequence)
In connection to the point above, Sebastian’s headache/seeing ‘Ruvik!Leslie’ at the end of the main game is a hallucination caused by Ruvik’s possession of him (since Leslie is a prisoner of Mobius as seen as the end of The Consequence)
Ruvik has a host inside The Administrator, meaning he indirectly controls Mobius
The Administrator inside STEM was not the real Administrator, but Ruvik creating something for Juli to fear (”I know what you crave, what you fear…” This scene from the main game was shown in The Consequence to further push the idea that it has been Ruvik controlling nearly everything inside STEM)
Some of the missing posters from the main game are irrelevant to actual events as the KCPD team, Jimenez, Leslie, and Tatiana were only in STEM for 37 minutes, according to Myra (however, the posters are part of Sebastian’s subconscious, so they could mean more on a personal level)
Haunted!Joseph, Haunted!Sebastian, Haunted!Connelly are controlled by Ruvik (among the other haunted)
Jimenez and Connelly are DEAD, Juli is still WITH MOBIUS, Sebastian is FREE and completely alone, Leslie and Joseph are ALIVE for now, but in MOBIUS HANDS
Sebastian’s journal entries (timeline, Myra’s dedication, opinion of Juli, etc) are questionable due to the flashbacks we saw of him and Joseph
Myra was the Agent in Juli’s tapes—i.e. the agent who inducted her (in the KCPD interrogation room), injected her, put her up for brainwashing, etc etc etc.
Ruben was in contact with Mobius and worked for them for a short while
STEM’s purpose is to act as a world-wide brain washing project (however, this is debatable since it was STEM!Admin who told Juli this and he is revealed to be a projection of Ruvik)
Juli really likes cats? (Cat save, cat plushies in hospital, cat plushies on desk)
The people of Cedar Hill Church were essentially a cult and performed obscene experiments on living creatures (including a dog (Sentinel) and a set of human twins (Neun/Zehn))
Juli lived in Elk River Village and her family was apart of Cedar Hill Church (whether they had anything to do with the experimentation going on there is questionable, however there is the connection to the Elk River killer—i.e. Ruben and Mobius)
The Victoriano family gave money to both Cedar Hill Church and Beacon Mental Hospital (indirectly(?) gave money to Mobius for the latter)
Sebastian started smoking heavily when he joined the KCPD
Myra’s allegiance is questionable, however we know she was working as a Mobius agent during her time with the KCPD since Juli’s induction was conducted in a KCPD interrogation room after she was arrested
What one sees inside STEM is a matter of perspective(meaning: we don’t know whose POV is reliable)
TIME SPENT IN STEM:
In the main game, the first ‘pulse’ felt in the vehicle was when Sebastian, Joseph, Juli, and Oscar entered STEM because of Jimenez activating it from Beacon Mental Hospital (how they ended up in the tubs is up for debate)
Sebastian is outside of STEM when he sees Juli in Beacon at the end of the game
EVERYTHING in The Assignment is inside STEM
The Consequence is spent entirely inside STEM until Juli is with Myra
The gravestones for twin sisters. Edith died in 1948 aged 92, she lived a very long time. But Emily didn’t quite live a year, having been born March 22nd, like her sister, but passing away not even a year later, January 15th 1857. Such was the extreme unfairness of life, especially in the 1800s, when medicine was still in it’s infancy. And as many would argue, still is.
Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford CT 2016