OOC: This is being posted publicly so you may choose to have your characters know this material if you wish. Feel free also to post theories as to what happened and/or where the Professor and his lady are. The truth, at least some of it, will be revealed at the next event, which will very likely be a rescue mission. These events would have taken place the very night of the most-recent event, after the Professor sent the players off to the Dungeon Doom. ------------- To Whom it May Concern: Salah Ad-Din, the brother of kidnap victim Yusef Ad-Din, has asked that we make this report public, and we didn't see the harm. The kidnappers have obviously passed out of our jurisdiction, and there's no one left in the central government to report this to, save the Knights of Crux Anasta, and we weren't sure this was their kind of thing. So Salah, who seems a nice fellow if a tad flamboyant for our tastes, asked us to make this public in the hopes that someone out there would be able to help figure out where Yusef and Theresa were. We all liked them both and hope a rescue can be mounted. Good luck. -The Captain of the Skara Brae Guards *the following report is attached* A Report From the Skara Brae Guards Regarding the Kidnapping of Yusef Ad-Din and Theresa Neighbors, mostly shopkeepers and various guests at The Falconer's Inn, reported a disturbance at the Inn. The reports included sounds of a fight, demonic snarling, and a woman screaming. Two guards arrived in under two minutes but it was already too late. Also, no one actually SAW anything, and this isn't a community that lets such things go by routinely. All in all, it's clear that these kidnappers moved VERY fast. We found Yusef's and Theresa's room ransacked, a vicious but quick fight had clearly taken place. There was blood, some human, some demonic, and small shavings of plate armor. We also found a broken scimitar which we know is Yusef's because neighbors recognized it, and it bore the Ad-Din family crest inscribed into its blade. We also found a note addressed from Yusef to the Commander of the Knights of Crux Anasta. The note was torn to shreds, seemingly during the fight, and was unreadable, but the ink was still wet. There was a faint smell of decay in the air. We found drag marks on the ground outside the Inn, consistent with a woman's high-heeled shoes. Though she didn't wear them often, it is our understanding that Theresa did own such a pair of shoes. Near the docks we found Black Pearl, Mandrake Root, and Sulfurous Ash (a couple of pieces of each) and there was a smell in the air that reminded one of the more magically-inclined guards of the smell you get when a spell fizzles. Across the bay on the mainland, we found other signs of a fight. Lots of blood, mostly demonic, a little bit human. We found a woman's high-heeled shoes, and part of what looked to be a white wedding dress. We found what looked to be the arm of a gargoyle, but the funny thing was it had decayed, like it had been dead for a very long time. We also found a cutlass, again inscribed with the Ad-Din family crest, snapped in half and coated in demonic and gargoyle blood. The gargoyle blood seemed far more decayed than it should have been; we were on the scene mere moments after this event took place. Finally, we found a note nearby which read: ToK nip.Lw.Lvls At this point the trail grew cold. If nothing else we can tell that Yusef and Theresa put up a good fight and that the attacked and the attackers have passed beyond our jurisdiction. There is no one in the central government to report this to. May the Virtues guide Yusef and Theresa home, and destroy their abductors. The Lycaeum (where Yusef teaches) and Yusef's brother have expressed concern and have asked for copies of this report.