By LADY WYHEREE
September 7th will be a day permanently etched in my mind. I was summoned to a local apartment complex by the RhyDin police to give insight into the most horrific crime scene I have ever witnessed. Twenty-four people - 12 women, 12 children - were found inside the complex, all dead, all apparently skinned alive. The police told me that all the doors had to be forced open, as all were still locked from within, yet somehow this monster entered each room and killed without care.
The police asked if I could perform a magical sweep of the crime scene to determine how the killer entered. I found no evidence of any planar gates, nor the
residual shimmer of a temporary portal. This vicious creature seems to operate outside of normal physics.
As I prepared to leave the apartment complex, the officer in charge gave me two folded letters - both of which are printed in their entirely below. The cipher has proved most difficult - no one in The Oracle was able to crack it. Anyone who has the ability to crack such codes is welcome to come to The Oracle and see the original letter, and attempt to break the mystery of the Zodiac before he kills again.
This is the Zodiac Speaking.
I must Congratulate the Ice Dragoon And the Ice lady for their quick saving of the victim. I read your article. I made the front page, I don't think I did anything to deserve that kind of treatment. The Death of the Innocent is something that is most enjoyable, no greater rush than that, is there? I say No.
RhyDin isn't the only target. Let it be known that I promise more death of Innocent. Patterns are wrong, so very wrong, My teacher says to be predictable is bad, so I do my best not to be predcitable, I be unexpected. I can be anywhere at anytime, I hope to be the monster in your closet someday.
In the Code is who I am. I know you won't figure it out, even if you do you won't catch me, that is imposssible to do. Do you doubt it, I invite you to try.
Im winning the game!
By JALEEISA WINDSTAR
Several bodies have been found, keeping the RhyDin Watch on their toes. Several of the Watch, that would normally be watching out for the odd pickpocket or drunken sailor, have been pressed into double shifts in order to keep up with the rising body count.
All of the bodies were discovered by loved ones or staff. The assailant seemed to strike at several different times of the day. One shaken housekeeper, who requested her identity be protected, was still sobbing when interviewed. "I had just taken in his lunch! He was such a quiet man, I don't know who would have wanted him dead."
The authorities aren't releasing much at this point. They say they don't want "a pack of copy cats" razing RhyDin. However, this reporter did manage to gain
the intelligence that each victim was found with a very distinctive dagger embedded in the body. Those that were not completely, shall we say, human in biology were found killed by means that were lethal to their particular race. This killer certainly seems to know his business.
A few have whispered about having caught glimpses of a few people who seemed to have been beaten badly. No one can state with assurance that these are connected with the killings, or whether they are just every day life in RhyDin. The authorities are keeping very quiet. When asked if the beating were connected, the duty officer in charge of the scene this reporter visited gave the standard "No comment" statement.
Anyone with information is being asked to contact the RhyDin Watch and Oracle reporter Jaleeisa Windstar.
By TERA STARFARE
September 5, 2006
It is with great pleasure and true delight that I can report this month I have seen Amthy Oak out and about around town and especially in the Inn again!
I did attempt to find out just what had happened to her to cause everyone to tell me that she had passed away but no one had that information and so I must believe that it was a cruel joke that life had played perhaps upon us all.
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