Posted By Deftly at 04:39 AM - Thu Oct 03 2019
The one thing I worry about when it comes to solving "whodunit" cases is the use of poison. It's going to be a pretty rare poison to oneshot someone from full HP, but when it does happen I don't see how you can figure that out if no one saw the food get poisoned.
If you backstab someone and kill them, you still leave clues. Very very little clues but still something. The victim will know they were attacked, that's about it. A really high skilled investigator may be able to pull leads from that. I doubt you will run into many investigators will that type of skill though.
The never get pushed for something without getting caught. Say you killed a NPC, two other npcs saw you do it. If you kill those 2 npcs, no one would know they you did it. If you left the bodies there someone could try to track you from there but if a lot of time passed they may not be able to find you.
The rare poison is in itself a trace. Who has the knowledge to make such a potion? Who did he sell to, who has access to the ingredients?
If you make an untraceable poison, it may not be as deadly in order to be more balanced. Even if it's both deadly and untraceable, forensics can still be applied if a mann in full strength suddenly dies for seemingly no reason, who benefited from this death, could it be a hard or impossible to trace potion?
Could they find the killer if it's a hired killer? probably not in that case, but could the find out who hired the killer? Likely.