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Murder, part 3 is the last part of chapter III in the plot of Return of the Obra Dinn. It reveals the fate of topman Timothy Butement.

Second Mate Edward Nichols has assembled a group of mutineers to abduct two Formosan passengers and their chest. Some of the crewmen have attempted to stop them, but have been easily subdued. One of those crewmen, topman Timothy Butement, confronts the mutineers, but he gets quickly shot down by Nichols.

When playing a new game, the pocketwatch starts shaking after viewing this diorama, allowing access to Murder, part 2.

Things of interest

Topman Timothy Butement shot by Second Mate Nichols.


11 others were present.


This memory is accessed via a bone visible through the window of the first mate's cabin the on gun deck. In the memory, Butement is standing with some rope loosely coiled around his foot, so the bone is probably the remnant of his leg, still dangling from the coil of rope.


Only the aft portion of the main deck is accessible. The exit is where the inspector boarded the Obra Dinn.

Transcript Media:Murder_pt3.ogg

  • [Sia] "恁哪會使按呢! | How can you do this!"
  • [O'Hagan] "Load 'er up! We best push off!"
  • [Lim] "共我放開! | Let me go!"
  • [O'Hagan] "Give 'er here will ya."
  • [Lim] "Captain!"
  • [Nichols] "Slack the lifts, and lower the boats! The whole crew will be on us!"