How goes the mountaineering, Mountaineers?
Seems like it’s been as quiet around here as everywhere else.
Since the magic show I’ve tried to stay busy.
I found The Cagliostro’s apartment. It was gutted. Walls torn open. Furniture smashed. Don’t know who did it. I remember Lauren saying Cag had artifacts put in the walls… either she or someone else took off with them.
I tracked down Lauren’s parents in Missouri. She flew back to see them once in February. My call had them worried so I said I was doing a piece on the midwest losing their youth to the urban coastal cities and Lauren’s email about it must’ve gotten stuck in a junk folder.
Tried looking into Kemetic Solutions. Brick wall. Not sure why they were providing tech infrastructure for a magician, or why they’re so hard to track down, but I’ll keep digging.
Tried looking into all the backstory we got from Cag, the folks who “owned” him, the history of The Cagliostro. Interesting leads that led nowhere.
Also spent some time going back over your progress with the Book of Briars. The fragments, the loose ends. The Greens. I put out feelers with a couple sources, see if I could offer you anything. Nothing yet. Like I said, quiet. Weirdly quiet. Even the city is quiet. Snow does that.