Peregrin raised his tankard to toast his six companions. "Tonight we celebrate the discovery of the century and profit for all!" Peregrin smiled at Allen, the butcher's son. Allen ignored Peregrin and the other merchants as he sat nervously at the end of the table cleaning his fingernails with a dagger. Peregrin cast a greedy glance at his prize, a heavy iron chest lined with lead, as he sipped at his ale. Smirking at his drunken companions, Peregrin yelled, "More ale now!" The rattan doors of the Inn shattered as they were suddenly torn off their hinges. A deafening inhuman hiss echoed through the Papua Inn followed by screams. Allen shut his eyes and forced himself to stay still as blood splattered over him. Allen heard the sound of bone and flesh being ripped apart by sharp teeth and gnarled hands. Then Allen heard the sound of the heavy iron chest being dragged across the log floor and into the soft dirt outside. When he was certain the creature had returned to the swamp, Allen opened his eyes. Peregrin and his companions were dead. Note: The Mayor of Papua is asking for hunters and detectives to help him track down the creature that attacked the Papua Inn and killed the merchants. Meeting place Bank of Papua, Trammel on Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 7:00 PM EST.