Skaros' Trail Heckles panted and moaned as he ascended the stairs on to Skaros' Lookout Tower. "Skaros was as old man, yet he climbed these stairs every day? I hope it will be worth my time..." Once he'd arrived on the highest level of the Lookout Tower Heckles took a cursory look around. "A few maps, spyglasses... Nothing out of the ordinary here. Hmmm, except for this bookcase! I didn't think Skaros was much of a reader?" Heckles ran his fingers over the books. "A primer on arms, a Treatise on Alchemy..." Until he found a book bound in golden leather. "'The Black Cat?' Why would Skaros have a book on Black Cats? Is he that superstitious? I can't make any sense of this..." "Bah, why did the King have to pick me to be Spymaster?" Heckles sighed. OOC Information: King Blackthorn has charged Heckles to lead a Royal Investigators mission. In the previous investigation Skaros the Spymaster was implicated in several murders. He has since disappeared! Your job is to find out where Skaros is, or where he will be. So he can be arrested! Visit Heckles at Castle Blackthorn. (optional) Start the search in Skaros' Lookout Tower, on top of the west wing of Castle Blackthorn. Follow Skaros' Trail and try to figure out where to find Skaros so we can arrest him. Write a report with your findings. A partial report will be rewarded with 1 Royal Investigator Point. A Full report will get 2 points and a full report with pictures gets 3 points. Reports may be posted in the mailbox at the Counselors Hall in Britain, sent to me at [email protected] or posted as a reply to this thread using the spoiler tag. Working together on the investigation is allowed (in fact, it makes it more fun) but everybody has to write and submit their own reports. The mission ends on Thursday the 29th of January. All reports must be submitted by then. Hint: NPCs will usually respond to: name, job, bye and their own name. If you want to ask a follow-up question, use words the NPC used. Capitalized words are keywords! Hint: Some NPCs will talk a lot on their own. They will not respond to keywords. Just listen to what they have to say.