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I'm the twilight messenger. Can't ya tell?! Gonna take this lying lawyer straight to hell!
~ Andistan'dhin upon being cornered.
~ Andistan'dhi

Pees'lubh Andistan'dhin is a villain in the 2016 game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice. Specifically, he is the main antagonist of the game's first case, The Foreign Turnabout. He was the head monk of the Tehm'pul Temple. In addition, he's also the musician for the Dance of Devotion.


Early Life

Andistan'dhin is not a Khura'in native. He came to the kingdom of Khura'in Kingdom from an unknown location six months before the event of the game. There, he becomes the head monk of the Tehm'pul Temple, as well as the musician for the Dance of Devotion. He is tasked to watching the Founder's Orb, an national treasure in which the Holy Mother soul was cotained, which is locked in a treasure chest.

He was tasked by Inga Karkhuul Khura'in, the Minister of Justice in the Kingdom of Khura'in, to steal the Founder's Orb. He succeeded in doing it, but unbeknownst to him, Paht Rohl, a guard tasked to watching the Founder's Orb, was also planned on stealing it. Afraid that the empty treasure box will be discovered, he kills Paht Rohl, and then tries to pin the blame on Ahlbi, a young monk-in-training who also work as a tour guide.

In court

Ahlbi was arrested during his tour with Phoenix Wright on the suspicious of treasure and the murder of Paht Rohl. At the court, Phoenix manages to get past the gaurds to see the trial, but to his surprise, learns the Ahlbi doesn't have a defense lawyer. Upon learning this, Phoenix Wright decides to defend Ahlbi.

After Phoenix Wright successfully broke through Rayfa's insight, Gaspen Payne call Andistan'dhin to the witness stand. He first testify that after the Dance of Devotion, he went back to his chamber, which is on the way to the treasure room, where he could he anyone that would head to the treasure room, and that Ahlbi was the only one who went through the chamber aside from Paht Rohl. When questioned how he knew it was Ahlbi and if he was heading to the treasure room, he states that he saw Ahlbi heading towards the treasure room through the window of his Chamber.

This, however, was proven to be a lie, due to that all hallway shutter were shut for the Dance of Devotion due to the growth of theft. When asked to read the notice that states this, he reveals that he's not Khura'in, and he can't speak the language very well. Phoenix began to suspect a motive for his belief, and is questioned if he really was in his chamber. Phoenix then suggested that Andistan'dhin was actually at the hallway, he then accuse Andistan'dhin for being the murderer, and that he used his position as head monk to get the treasure

A change in nature

Lawyer-man... You really are the lowest of the low. You've gone and said something I can't forgive... You called my belief into question, my belief in the Holy Mother... And nobody...NOBODY gets away with that!
~ Andistan'dhin upon being cornered.

Upon being accused, he takes of his headbands, which were actually audio jack, to plug in to make his dahmalan an electric guitar. He testified that after the Dance of Devotion. he went to the music storeroom to put away his dahmalan. He then stated that on his way to the storeroom, he spotted Ahlbi with Paht Rohl behind him. The power went out shortly after. He states that he was in the music storeroom during the time of the outage.

Phoenix then gets an idea that Andistan'dhin purposely cause the blackout by turning off the breaker. Andistan'dhin states that he can't possibly kill Paht Rohl in the dark with no light, but Phoenix suggest that the victim was holding the treasure box, which can glow in the dark. This prove this, Phoenix ask to examine the box. During the examintion, however, he closed the box, much to the frustration of Andistan'dhin. He lend the Magatama key, the key to the treasure box that Andistan'dhi keeps on him, to Phoenix, but it didn't work, to which Andistan'dhi states the thief must of busted the lock.

Upon further investigation, he discovered blood that outline an hand. To prove that the outline was the victim's hand, he presents the crime scene, and points out Paht Rohl's bloody hand. Gaspen Payne states that the treasure box was the murder weapon, to which Phoenix states that there must of been a different weapon. He points to Andistan'dhi dahmalan in the Dance of Devotion photo, which is different than the one he's currently using. However, to Phoenix's horror, Andistan'dhi has already gotten rid of the guitar prior to the start of the trial, leaving Phoenix with no proof.

Before the Judge handed down his verdict, Phoenix speculates that the box was already empty prior to Paht Rohl arrival, stolen by Andistan'dhi.

In his final testimony, he states that he was guarding the Orb the whole time, and that Ahlbi forced the box opened. Phoenix suggests that there;s a hidden way to open it, but Andistan'dhi denies it being true. Phoenix wishes to examine the box, believing the secret to be the butterfly designs, but finds nothing.

Andistan'dhi was asked to describe the carving, at which he states that they're Khura'inese butterfly that carries souls to the twilight realm. Phoenix then states the secret must be to the key, then. Andistan'dhi, however, accidentally let slip the the key's true name is the Mitamah Key. He insisted that it was just a mistake, but Phoenix insisted that the name had a deeper meaning.

Using the lyrics of the Song of Ceremony, he flip the key vertically to turn the shape to that of an Mitamah, and fitted it in the Mitamah shaped hole in the Butterfly, which successfully opens the box. Phoenix Wright exclaims that the only person who knows the secret and possibly steal the treasure in Andistan'dhi himself. Exposing him as the true culprit.


For his breakdown, he proceeds to play a solo on his dahmalan while the speakers were on full volume. Then, after unplugging the dahmalan, he smashes the speakers with his dahmalan. He then raises his dahmalan, screams, then slams in on the witness stand, causing it to break to pieces and fly into the air, which then hits Andistan'dhi in the head, and which point he collapses.

He later admits to murdering Paht Rohl and was then arrested.


Andistan'dhi first comes across as a calm and collected man. Like all Khura'in citizens, he despise and distrust lawyers. He antagonizes Phoenix and blame Ahlbi, despite caring for him as a "little brother", albeit in the polite manner.

When cornered, however, he becomes loud man who isn't afraid to openly insult both Wright and Ahlbi. His dahmalan also changes from ethnic music to heavy metal.

Being an musician, Andistan'dhi often accompany his speech with his music and singing.


  • His name is a play on the name "Peace, Love, and Understanding.

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