Portrait of a Murder - Chapter 22
Behold the Portrait of a Murder. The Dead by Daylight Chapter includes a new Killer – The Artist – and a new Survivor, Jonah Vasquez. The new Forsaken Boneyard Realm is open for all players.
Carmina Mora was a gifted Chilean artist who carried the guilt of her young brother's death. Overcome by dark thoughts, she tried to end her suffering, but an ethereal murder of crows saved her life. The experience was transformative and launched her signature black ink surrealist art.
After several years, some color pierced the darkness, and this shift of medium expanded her art form. She painted large-scale murals on busy street corners, designed grandiose costumes, and recited militant poetry. Carmina’s art displayed local, intimate tragedies on a large scale, making them impossible to ignore. And everywhere she performed, crows followed.
Her renown grew enough to attract the commission of a multinational enterprise, The Vack Label. Carmina investigated the group, discovering that they gifted art pieces to select disreputable congressmen. Vack’s commissioned artists seemed to disappear afterward.
To expose the group, Carmina painted a giant mural on a cemetery's columbarium, depicting the Vack Label logo as a surrealist grim reaper harvesting the fields of Chilean families. Then Carmina and her close friends disappeared. When Carmina came to, she was in an abandoned graveyard in the desert. A man dressed in a long robe lunged at her and severed her wrists, then chopped off her tongue.
Overwhelmed by uncontrollable rage, Carmina screamed and the sky darkened. A torrent of crows erupted from the clouds, attacking her assailant mercilessly. But the ravenous crows quickly moved on to their next target, Carmina’s friends. Darkness fell over her eyes as the agonizing screams of her friends grew more acute. Death was coming and again, it was her fault.
A deep, black fog engulfed her.
From a wellspring of eternal agony comes a swarm of darkness, a wild and ferocious murder of ink black crows.
Pressing the Power button charges Birds of Torment. After charging, tap the Attack button to summon up to three Dire Crows. Once summoned, a Dire Crow stays idle. The more Dire Crows summoned, the longer the previously spawned Dire Crows remain idle.
Pressing the Ability button sends the Dire Crows into flight, with a Flight Path visible to the Killer. Flying Dire Crows will inflict damage for a short distance. After continuing beyond the established Flight Path, Dire Crows will no longer damage Survivors. Instead, they will swarm any Survivors they hit, revealing that Survivor’s aura until the swarm can be repelled using a Repel action. If a swarmed Survivor is hit by a second Dire Crow, they will receive damage.
After hooking four different survivors, The Entity blocks all generators for a period. When this occurs, the aura of the Killer’s Obsession becomes briefly visible.
Begin each trial with up to four Scourge Hooks. After hooking a Survivor on a Scourge Hook, the generator with the most progress explodes and loses progress. Any survivor repairing that generator will scream and reveal their location.
Reveals the aura of destroyed totems, which can be revived as Rekindled Totems. A single Rekindled Totem impacts repair speed, two impacts healing speed, three impacts recovery speed, four impacts exit gate opening speed, and five summons The Entity to block totems altogether.
Jonah Vasquez understood the world through mathematics and physics, the patterns and structures of the universe itself. Yet throughout, there was a mystery—a string of numbers seemed to follow him wherever he went.
8, 25, 19, 44, 1; -20.37, -69.85; 13, 2, 26, 11, 1.
He first saw them in an unaddressed birthday card he received on his 16th birthday. Then they appeared again, scrawled in his CIA handbook during his first day as a codebreaker. It wasn't till the numbers appeared again, this time during a CIA assignment, that he swore to decipher them. He took the one part of the code he understood—GPS coordinates—and traveled to their location, a cemetery in Chile. It was there he had his epiphany. He looked at the numbers as dates on the ancient Tanyrian calendar, converting them to the modern Gregorian calendar. The numbers revealed were his date of birth and… today. He had finally solved it, yet it terrified him. The numbers prophesized him being at that location, at that moment.
Crows awoke from the trees, screeching relentlessly. It was as if they knew: it was time.
Upon being injured, retain the movement speed bonus for an additional duration. Overcome causes the Exhaustion status effect and cannot be used while Exhausted.
Begin a trial with Corrective Action tokens. Gain additional tokens with great skill check. When a Survivor fails a healing or repairing skill check while cooperating with you, a token is consumed to turn their failed skill check into a good skill check.
Bless a Dull or Hex Totem to create a Boon Totem. All Survivors within range of the Boon Totem can quickly recover and pick themselves up from the dying state.
In the dust-choked expanse of the Chilean desert lies a graveyard abandoned by the living, battered by the passage of time. Only through violence was it once more given prominence, hosting the bloody murder of the artist Carmina Mora and her friends.
Within the Entity's realm, the humble lot has been twisted into a grand celebration of the bloody events that took place. A towering crypt offers a roost for the crows to observe the trial, beady eyes gazing with fascination, never forgetting the day they fed greedily on the flesh of screaming men and women.