My beloved hometown, the bountiful river running through it.
You who seek the Golden Land, follow its path downstream and seek the key.
If you follow the river downstream, you will find a village.
In the village, look for the shore the two will tell you of.
There sleeps the key to the Golden Land.
He who lays hand upon the key shall travel under the rules below.
At the first twilight, you shall lift up as sacrifice the six chosen by the key.
At the second twilight, the surviving shall tear apart the two who are close.
At the third twilight, the surviving shall praise my honorable name on high.
At the fourth twilight, gouge the head and kill.
At the fifth twilight, gouge the chest and kill.
At the sixth twilight, gouge the belly and kill.
At the seventh twilight, gouge the knee and kill.
At the eighth twilight, gouge the leg and kill.
At the ninth twilight, the Witch shall live again and none shall be left to alive.
At the tenth twilight, the journey shall end and you should reach the Golden Land.
The Witch will praise the wise, and should bestow four treasures.
One shall be, all the gold from the Golden Land.
One shall be, the resurrection of the souls of all the dead.
One shall be, even the resurrection of the lost love.
One shall be, to put the Witch to sleep for all time.
Sleep peacefully, my most beloved witch, Beatrice.
Umineko no naku koro ni borns as a novel game in which you can just see what happens and read the story. Due to its big popularity, it became an anime and there are four different series of manga dedicated to it!
The story take place in Rokkenjima during the 4th of October. Rokkenjima is a very big island that is property of the rich Ushiromiya family. When the head of this, Ushiromiya Kinzo, is about to die, all his sons and daughters gather there to decide who will be the one to take his place and will inherit all the fortunes of the family.
The family is composed by two sons and two sisters. They're all married but one, Rosa, that is the youngest one. The house they will reach is lived from the oldest of the brothers, Krauss, with his family. What Kinzo wants, is to see which of them can be the right successor, because he doesn't really think that there's one that could be right. The Ushiromiya family is this rich because Kinzo made a contract with a witch that he loved, Beatrice, who gave him the gold necessary to build his empire. In this pact, that he signed in an epigraph, he allows the witch to take back her gold and all the things that it helped to built, if it couldn't found by anyone of the family. In the contrary case, who would find it, will keep it. For Kinzo, this person would be the one who could become the new head of the family.
So it starts Beatrice's game. At each twilight, as it's written in the epigraph, someone will die in a different way, chosen by her. If the gold won't found before of the tenth twilight, the game will be over and all will die. The game will continue with many deaths and will become more interesting when the witch will find out that she can have an opponent that will fight at her level: the rational Ushiromiya Battler, who she wants to admit her existance as witch.