*A notice is hastily posted on public notice boards in many places around the land* I regret to have to announce that Ubulud the orc has escaped, despite the valiant defence of Trinsic against an orc attack this evening. There was some sort of magic involved, as he simply vanished from his cell through the walls in front of a dozen witnesses. Immediately before this happened, there was a soundless burst of fire, resembling that which occurred when we destroyed the machines in Mistas. A witch woman also appeared and disappeared mysteriously a few minutes earlier, and must be assumed to be involved in some way. A search of Trinsic and the surrounding area failed to find either Ubulud or the woman, but a book was found at the gate of Trinsic, reading as follows: I thank all those who came to Trinsic’s assistance this day, and urge everyone to be vigilant. News of anything unusual occurring anywhere in the lands should be spread as widely as possible. Only together do we have a chance to defeat this evil. Irvyn Middlethorn Duke of Trinsic, Servant of the Realm, Defender of the South, etc etc The personal seal of the Duke of Trinsic: An eagle flying, holding the branch of a thornbush in its claws; surrounding are the words "Mine honour is my life; both grow in one; take honour from me, and my life is done."