As I took around this village that I arrived on, I see many people. This is a small village on a small island. When I came around the beach, I saw a mob. Curious, I wanted to go closer but instead, I decided to go up a tree and watch. I was able to see it. There was a dead body on the beach, with his head bleeding from a tough blow to his head...
"This man...wonder who killed him?" said a villager.
"Wait...do you see that in his hand? It looks like...powder."
A man dared to sniff it, and he immediately frowned.
"I must be mistaken. This smells like...opium!"
I may not be native to this country, but even I know how terrible opium is. No doubt this country had banned its use, or at least, people here did not approve of it...
"Could the rumors be true that there's a group of people smuggling opium on this island?" A worried woman cried out.
"Nonsense! You know it. Most of us have been here for a while. Even those that came here recently seemed to be not bad."
"You can never know."
"I don't want to live among criminals!!!"
A chaos of panic and confusion...this was amusing.
Even more amusing was when a man suggested this.
"We need to find them on our own."
"Okay. You expect them to come out and say, 'I'm one of the people that sold opium'?"
"No, you fool. Our village, long ago, had a tradition that was banned..."
"...no, not that terrible tradition, among all things."
"But it must be done."
Later, I learned that this old tradition was to lynch a guilty person up at a tree, with the villagers watching, acting as some sort of jury or witnesses.
Somehow, others chose to agree. From tomorrow, at day, town members would meet at the center of the village to discuss who was likely to be 'mafia' (author's note: I couldn't find a suitable Korean word for this xD) and lynch him or her. At night, all agreed to stay at their homes.
As the people parted, I knew that not all were willing to stay at their homes at night, prone to being a victim...
...and I think I know who the mafia are. I scouted all the houses here after all.
I think I heard that they will kill a town member every night...until they can gain absolute upper hand and leave this island.