On my travels recently, I have been studying a pair of miners who live in the desolate places to the east of Luna. They were both exhibiting very strange behaviour. They would follow a set route of mining locations but would always stealth between spots they actually mine. At other times I would see them just standing motionless as if transfixed by something in the rock formation. Yet whenever one tried to engage them in any kind of conversation, even just a simply 'hello', they would run like mad for their house nearby (although, curiously, not always in a dead straight direction). Indeed, it seems that the mere sight of a stranger would have them scampering away like one of those cowardly villagers in the invaded cities. Fearing that perhaps it was the sight of women causing this - maybe the result of some unfortunate romantic encounter in earlier life - this morning I sent my friend Lord Atticus over to speak with one. Sadly, I didn't take into account that my esteemed colleague had been drinking heavily the previous night and was still largely inebriated come the morning. As he approached the gentlemen, Atticus was slurring his words and the result was a series of explosion and lightning spells which fell upon the poor quarryman. Although he ran back to his house in his usual manner, it seems the miner got caught up in some strange energy fields which had mysteriously appeared near the building's entrance and he ended up collapsing to the ground. Upon examining the body to see if the miner yet lived, Atticus was astonished to find nearly fifty small pieces of blackrock inside the man's backpack and within the pockets of his robe. It is therefore my conjecture that exposure to large quantities of this strange mineral had lead him and his colleague into a state of madness. Whether it is just the rock in this area that causes this dementia is unclear, but I caution all miners - beware this evil rock lest you yourself fall prey to this dreadful zombie disorder. Should any geologists or physicians wish to investigate this disturbing phenomena further, the area in question is at 122.46N, 10.45E in Malas (1476, 227).