July 25th, 55th Year of the Dragon, 675 AS
The Subject has been invisible to the Eye for several weeks, and our attempts to refocus its lenses have been so far unsuccessful. More concerning, our remaining agents have been removed. Our last remaining Rendered attempted to follow the the Subject, was discovered, and used the failsafe when captured.
This activity was against orders – we are currently securing the means for a more thorough and vigorous Rendering process in order to quell disobedience.
Our remaining nonRendered agent has disappeared. This is not likely the work of the Subject, as there were no remains. This indicates another interested party, and one skilled enough to detect and dispatch that agent.
New agents have not yet arrived. Until they arrive we will attempt to use indirect methods of surveillance.
Yours in Service
August 14th, 55th Year of the Dragon, 675 AS
New information has surfaced, even in the absence of agents and the blindness of the Eye. The Subject – or more specifically her allies – have embraced a life in public. Their business -a tavern of sorts – seems to preoccupy them, and our assumption is that they spend most days and nights in the establishment. We do not believe they have ventured out since their expedition to the ruins of the Serpentine Adept.
We are now certain that whatever wards protect the Subject originate in those ruins. Divinations on the Adept himself have proven fruitless, but we have contacted the Insubstantial Agent as instructed. Given the information thereby gained, we believe that those wards are finite, and the Subject will again be visible before mid-Autumn.
Further negotiations with our Insubstantial Agent will require more collateral: permanent material of the second magnitude, or a red Pearlescent are acceptable. In a related note, please send funds for additional household staff, as the previous staff was used as collateral.
Yours in Service
August 21st, 55th Year of the Dragon, 675 AS
The Subject has grown careless, and has as a result become somewhat famous.
She and her allies were recently persons of interest in a high profile affair concerning a high society party at which the host was murdered. Almost immediately afterward, rumors in the lower echelons surfaced that her allies had started a gangland war in the Foreign Quarter, making enemies of a local (and therefore inconsequential) gang called “Shadefoot.” This group may be an ally, and we will approach them when possible.
The previous set of agents arrived as per your instructions, and were set immediately to work. However, within a night of arrival they were removed. Remains were left, but did not match the modus operandi of the Subject or her allies. They were left in various states of dismemberment or vivisection.
We suggest that we use local resources instead, as we have lost a significant amount of personnel and resources pursuing the Subject. However, attempts to recruit local resources have been difficult. Our most stable and experienced potentials have ceased communication and retreated into their fortresses inside the walls of the Port, while less experienced potentials (those without longer lifespans) are in short supply – many of those in the lists produced by the Eye are recently (and violently) deceased, while most others are currently under contract.
We understand the importance of the Subject, but also suggest that we suspend operations if possible.
Yours in Service