This episode introduces the player to the main setting of Umineko no Naku Koro ni as the Ushiromiya family gather on the island of Rokkenjima for their annual family conference. The player is familiarized with the island's 18 residents (consisting of the Ushiromiya family and servants) as well as the legend of the Golden Witch, Beatrice, who is implied to exist on the island as a 19th resident and murder the other residents in mysterious ways. The story is narrated mainly by Battler and presents the series' first "bad end", with all the residents either killed or labeled as "missing".
(Order of appearance of the main characters: Battler, George, Hideyoshi, Eva, Kyrie, Rudolf, Maria and Rosa. (order of arrival of the family and how they came is unknown but Rosa and her daughter came as the last by train.)
Conversation between each family
Ange, the daughter of Rudolf and Kyrie, was left at Kyrie's family because of illness
After going through the metal detector, the eight people go aboard the New Tokyo Aviation's flight 201, flying by pilot Kawabata.
The group arrives at Niijima Airport and ride taxis to Niijima's harbour. Arrival is probably before or after 10:00AM.
After Jessica and Kumasaw greeted, Rosa gives Kumasawa a tea present. All boat towards Rokkenjima by a modded high-speed boat. The captain is Captain Kawabata (Rosa tells him to slow down as Battler can't handle the speed).
Kumasawa asks Battler about his home.
Maria noticed that the shrine of the tutelary god and the torii is gone.
Kumasawa tells about a old tale of the island, but Jessica interupts her.
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Chofu Airport scene: 夏の扉 [Doorway of Summer] (character introduction), HANE[Feathers] (arriving of Rosa and Maria, airplane boarding), Ride on (airplane scene, second title)
Chapter "Arrival at Niijima Airport": 夏の扉 [Doorway of Summer] (tied with Battler), Towering_cloud_in_summer (reunion with Jessica), sea (Kuwasama appears), HANE [Feathers] (on the high-speed boat), sea (slowed down boat), 暗闇の刻 [Hour of Darkness] (Maria notices the shrine is gone), Towering_cloud_in_summer (the island is near)
After placing their luggage in the rooms Godha had assigned, the parents are about to go to the Mansion (in accompany of Gohda and Kumasawa). Before that, George rushes to Kumasawa and asks her something.
The four cousins stay behind in the cousins' room.
The adults talk about the heritage and Kinzo's health.
Eva insults Krauss and Natsuhi, Krauss sends the shocked Natsuhi outside.
The crying Natsuhi avoids Kumasawa on her way to her bed room. Kumasawa explains the relationship between Natsuhi and Eva.
14:30PM → 13:30PM
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BGM: 夏の扉 [Doorway of Summer] (Krauss' and Nanjo's introduction), 透百合 [Sukashiyuri] (about Kinzo's history), Novelette (dinner and talking witch Gohda), 月夜 [Moonlit Night] (in the parlor), 隣死 [At Death's Door] (adults talk about the heritage), てくてく [Steady Pace] (Krauss order Natsuhi to leave, she cries)
Without Natsuhi, the adults discuss about Kinzo's inheritage, the gold and Krauss' business.
All but Krauss believe the gold exists, however they don't believe the story of the witch.
They claim that Krauss was embezzling money and found the gold, Krauss denies it. They demand conditions from him:
Krauss has to admit he found the gold.
Regarding the gold, each sibling get his/her share (5 billion yen per person)
The one who holds the title of the successor of the Ushiromiya family gets 50% of the gold, the rest will be split wqually between the siblings.
The gold is included in the inheritance when Kinzo died. 10% of the portion will be paid immediately to Rudolf, Eva and Rosa as a deposit before March 1987.
This decision has higher priority over Kinzo's will.
If Krauss 'really' found the gold, he can monopolise it.
(from Krauss) If an other sibling finds the gold, it will promptly handed to Krauss.
The deal is concluded but Krauss says he has no money to statisfy condition 4.
Then he exposes the bad financial situations of the others. He suggests to discuss the epitaph to find the gold.
Kanon reports the conversation between the siblings to Kinzo. Kinzo says he should attempt solving the riddle, too. Kanon refuses and leaves.
Genji and Nanjo
Mansion - in front of the portrait
Nanjo was leaving the parlor and meets Genji. They talk about the insciption.
Nanjo tried to solve the puzzle.
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BGM: hope (Entrance Hall), 透百合 [Sukashiyuri] (cousins in front of the portrait), 月夜 [Moonlit Night] (Shannon comes), 煉沙回廊 [Corridor of Purgatory's Sands] (sibling's discussion), 薔薇 [Rose] (Nanjo and Genji)