The air in the mansion was heavy with silence. I could not recall another time when the mansion had been so quiet during my two generations of service to the Order of Woltaris.
The ring of the bell sent reverberations throughout the house. As I reached the entrance, I was greeted by the familiar Galkan face of Skeptical Owl – or rather, Zegard – of the Inventors' Coalition.
I admit to being slightly puzzled that he was not with his constant partner, Famlienne. The Galka must have divined my thoughts from my expression, for his face remained stoic as he quickly averted his gaze. Something had happened, to be sure, but it was not my place to pry into such matters. My duty was to assist Zegard in his journalistic investigations by answering his questions to the utmost of my ability.Read on
to find out what befell Zegard.