“The victim had a gaping, conic hole in the chest of about one palm wide, but nothing was removed from it. Just… simple thrust force seems to have been applied. Next to him, three dead female crows, seemlingly all killed mid-air by the same sword slash. And boot prints in the mud. Which we’ve followed… until they simply stop in the middle of nowhere. No other tracks, no cart, no ladder, no tree to climb on, no secret tunnel.
I have to tell you chief, we’re starting to question a lot of things.”

Heard at the Office of Public Order of Checkpoint XIII, Clay Road.