Characters: Bong Tao, Wilsmith, Leobin Moonshadow, Mysterious Halfling Woman
Officer: Dwayne Johnston
October 20, 1203
East Novara Homicide Unit
Subject: Gregory Whatson (Suspected Legion Member – Ogre Regiment)
This murder has taken on a life of its own. Who are these suspects? What motivates them to kill? I’ve been working this case backwards as well as forwards and am finding a trail of bloody and often fiery destruction left by these mysterious individuals going all the way back up into the mountains near the dragon borne villages! They’ve even been implicated with starting the devastating colossus riot all those weeks ago!
The boys in the lab have finished analysing the ballistics and blood splatter and have concluded that the suspects fought with a third lava monster (who they claim had the same DNA. Were these lava triplets??) before floating through some gate?
I had to bring in a god damn gypsy sorceress to explain this one to me. Apparently these gates open up to other astral planes? She suspects that, given the fact that this one was located in a volcano, this gate opened to the astral plane of fire. It’s shit like this that made me fall off the wagon again. I hope Stacey doesn’t find out, I can’t afford another divorce. Regardless of what I believe, the gypsy woman figures it’s likely that they would have encountered some sort of astral being and likely done combat. Now here’s where things really go off the rails. Because this is the astral plane of fire, these guys would have needed some sort of MAGICAL SHIP?? in order to survive long enough to fight this fire monster! Even more troubling is the fact that I’m forced to conclude at least some of this happened and they were successful because I have god damn reports of them leaving the gate and heading off for the coast!
One final note, I’ve been asking around some of my detective buddies and they seem to think that this is way too big for just these few suspects. They’re giving me a full blown fucking-conspiracy-theory that top navy brass are actually PAYING these individuals to cause this destruction! I’m as passionate about taking down The Legion as the next guy but to authorize and reward wholesale murder and destruction is going too far. I’m praying to Kord that this isn’t the case. If anyone needs me I’ll be at the Rusty Spoon…don’t tell Stacey.