The White Book

Twentieth Day of Nymph Moon, Year of the Knife
Carrier Hawk Memorandum from Loremaster Walaka
To Sir Sveinn of Hilltop, Paladin Emeritus of Toesch

Executive Summary, Incident 1109

Initial reports from Akram indicate that phase two of Operation Library¹ has been successfully completed.

After the operation in Salis, Adept Perch arranged transport to Akram for the warrior witch Belit, the cleric Kahlan, and the bard Allys. While other members of this heretofore extended party had to absent themselves for divers reasons, the core group was rejoined by the evoker Nyro, recovered from his illness.

Upon arrival in Akram, the party, following a lead provided by municipal authorities there, engaged with an infestation of the undead in the city sewer system. By pure happenstance, the party found themselves in the very catacombs mentioned in the T letter and began pursuit of their primary goal.

The party encountered and fought many undead creatures, including a powerful but as yet unidentified extraplanar entity. The objective was found and retrieved within an altar in the catacombs, and the party was, not incidentally, able to cut off the undead plague at its source.

The connection between recent developments and the undead attacks seemed incidental at most; the re-emergence of the undead appears to have been related to the earthquake.

No Corporation involvement was reported or suspected.

Both objectives are in the possession of Agent S² and are en route to disposal.

Detailed report sent under separate cover.

¹ Ref. LSSR Strategy Document 49.121
² Ref. LSSR Field Strategy Document 66.429-P

Personal Note:

It would be easy for me to say how smoothly this recovery has gone, but I won't, for two reasons. One, heavens know how easy it would be for Fate to throw a bone in the grinder, and I won't tempt her; two, I can still recall when it was you and I slashing at wights in underground rooms, and that never seemed easy when we were doing it. Suffice to say that I am glad we have not had more incident than we have.

Cousin once again showed his ingenuity and usefulness. If that boy could swing a sword without cutting off his own foot, he would be most formidable; as it is, I am still happy he's one of us.

The council is debating choices for a new burial ground, as it were. I am arguing hard for complete destruction, but old fears run deep and few of the paladins listen very hard to an old man. I am sure it will work out for the best.

One dark note amidst the victory: there has been no word from Thor or Kioska since they left on phase two of their mission. This is not necessarily bad, of course, but still...

Best to your better half.

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