It truly was a dark night for the villagers of Rosebriar. First an innocent, Ladysky, had fallen prey to the fear-fueled bloodlust of the mob; then, the muffin man, Ryven, had been killed by thorns. And it was a double tragedy, because who now would deliver the muffins every morning?
Remiel knew that his prize BlueFire rose bushes would have to wait -- the village was in dire jeopardy of being picked off, one by one. If there was to be any hope for the future, the villagers would have to identify and eliminate the Thorns, and fast.
"All right, my friends, let's try to use deductive reasoning to figure out which of us might be depraved enough to do this deed. Fact: we know that three people voted for ladysky, who turned out to be innocent. These three people are sinera, tes11, and Bliss. Fact: there are three thorns. Is it possible that all three of those who voted for ladysky are thorns? Yes, it is possible.
"However..." he stuck a corn-cob pipe in his mouth and used it to blow some bubbles. "If that were the case, it would be extremely obvious who they were. Too obvious. I posit that the Thorns are not that stupid. However, they would have needed to make sure that an innocent--ladysky in this case--would get the noose, and not one of their own; so I think we can safely say that at least one, or possibly two, of these three are guilty. The only question is, which is it?"