The Beast of Fayberg
Offical Documentation of the Beast Murders
The Victim in Question, Mr. Noy Beltz, died of several lacerations to the chest and throat, however he was additionally severely wounded by four precise stab wounds to the abdomen region, all puncturing simultaneously.Many assume the reason for his untimely death was a simple farmer dispute that boiled over, but that still doesn't explain why he was decapitated. After several weeks the guard simply lacked the knowledge and resources to solve the murder, so they put the case to bed, never be opened again. Or so they thought. What would be known as the second murder was of similar circumstance. About a month later in the early morning of the 17th of Sovus 1821, A Barkeep of a well known establishment, The Lumbering Drunk Inn, set out to his business in order to prepare the bar for patrons. As he walked to the alleyway to fetch some water he found the body of one of his employees, 35 year old Human barmaid, Irma Raskob, slumped against the stone wall with her head in her lap. As the guards were summoned, they quickly the began their investigation of this gruesome murder. They checked the surrounding area and quickly took Miss Raskob to the morgue. Once at the morgue the examiner found that this poor woman died similarly to how our Rasuchi farmer did a month ago.
It started with a stab to the abdomen, the four wounds indicate something like a pitchfork, then multiple lacerations, followed by a decapitation after the individual died.This murder sparked some rumors and hysteria within the community, not only was Miss Irma well known and liked, but this murder was deeper in the city, giving people the thought of a murderer in their streets.
Dear Commissioner Kaleb Stein,By the time that the fourth murder presented itself the Gnomish Government had started involving itself with an investigation. In the early morning on the 19th of Anyrus, Gnomish Officals accompanied by guards covered the crime scene of the fourth victim. Among the various guards and officials came a Gnomish inspector by the name of Uria Grensch, he was accompanied by his inspector in training, Deputy Jaron Brand. The deceased was identified as 47 year old Liron Stauss, a human farmer. Grensch and Brand both accompanied the lost soul to the local morgue. When they arrived at the morgue Inspector Grensch and Deputy Brand stayed and observed the autopsy. As the autopsy went its course Inspector Grensch & Deputy Brand noted that the reasons of death were the same, as was the killers mark of decapitation. The Inspectors deduced that they had a serial killer in their midst. This sparked an outcry of fear from the local populace knowing that a serial killer is in fact somewhere in the city.
I write to you today on the most urgent of matters, Fayberg is under threat of what i believe to be, a serial killer. It is paramount that we handle this matter post haste. I respectfully request the aid of an Inspector, to find the individual involved and end this madness swiftly and justly. I shall attach the details of previous crimes within this letter. Thank you for your assistance.
Examiner Joseph Finck
By early Chythus the fifth victim was found in his place of business. On an early Saturday morning, the 10th of Chythus, a secretary of The Normen & Dirks Co. Bank came in early to work some overtime. As she organized various financial documents, she carried a stack of letters requiring signatures from her boss. As she entered the chamber of one of her bosses, Mr. Kortin Dirks, A well respected Rasuchi Accountant, she found the chamber empty. She entered the chamber with papers in hand, she arranged and reorganized Mr.Dirks's desk to his liking, then placed the papers on the desk for her boss to look at them whenever he comes in. As she turned to exit the office she noticed a shattered whiskey glass next to a privacy divider in the office. As she approached and kneeled down to clean the broken glass she was met with a grisly sight. Mr. Kortin sat up against the wall with his head removed from his shoulders and his torso filleted open. The guards were summoned with haste & Inspector Uria was quick to respond as well as Mr. Brand. This individuals death was specifically frightening for Inspector Grensch, as he knew this man. When Uria Grensch made his way into the city of Fayberg earlier this year the Gnomish Government set up an account for him at this bank, so he had many dealings with Mr. Dirks. Many days passed and many leads were followed, but alas, they all ended up cold. all the Inspectors could do was study the information at hand and wait.
THE BEAST OF FAYBERG!Barbaric killings around the city seem to be linked!
Date: 12th of Chythus, 1822Late on the 27th of Lakhus, 1822, the sixth victim was discovered. Around 6 PM, In the higher class of Fayberg, where many Gnomes work and live, bystanders witnessed a horrifying scene. A Gnomish woman's body falling through a shattered fifth story window from a financial high rise, headless. The guards were summoned with in the hour. As Inspector Grensch made his way to the crime scene Jaron Brand waited for his superior's arrival. As they studied the body they found a similar display of barbaric mutilation, Deputy Brand then followed Inspector Grensch up the metal stair rail on the side of the building. When they reached the fifth story the Inspector cautiously opened the door, once they entered the facility they found a sadistically unusual sight, the gnomish woman's head placed on a mound of gold pieces. Later at the morgue the victim was identified as 52 year old, Alida Aust, a renowned financier of most buildings in Fayberg and a women well respected by all races. Mrs. Aust's death only added to the hysteria of not just the common folk, but also the higher class of Fayberg as well, Commissioner Stein began receiving letters and visits from Gnomish Officials and press inquiring as to how the department would resolve the murderer's plague on the city.
Unfortunately, Mr. Kortin Dirks's death does not shine a light on how he, and the other victims are connected in the serial killings. However random these violent acts seem... there must be a pattern... or something waiting to be unearthed. Further leads shall be followed.
Date: 30th of Lakhus, 1822
Commissioner Stein has been getting many letters and unwelcome visits from higher officials recently, the press hasn't been to kind to either of us, he's told me that if I can't find a resolution soon he'll request the Fusiliers to put the city on lock down, and scour the streets for answers. On top of everything else this "Beast of Fayberg" is now targeting the higher class witch is putting everyone closer to the edge... whoever or whatever this psychopath is needs to slip up and soon so we can be done with it all.
After Inspector Grensch read the note, examiner Finck watched as Uria stared off into space, eyes wide, and his skin turned pale. Once Examiner Finck grabbed the attention of Inspector Grensch and brought him back to reality, the inspector quickly gathered his things and told Mr. Finck that he needs to head to his temporary home office post haste, without hesitation Inspector Grensch was out the door. Meanwhile back at the Faybren College of Envocation, Jaron Brand did as his commanding officer ordered, he spent a lengthy and painstaking amount of time turning over any and every stone that presented itself. When Deputy Brand was finishing his thorough search of Dr. Polzin's work space, a fellow teacher of the Faybren college stepped in the room to talk with Deputy Band. She gave him her statement and took her leave. As Jaron was walking out of the crime scene he took a moment to look at the auditorium before him, while looking at the various seats and windows he noticed a very peculiar look to the podium that could only be seen from afar. Deputy Brand quickly inspected the front of the Professor's podium. As he traced his hands along the edges of the wood he found a small slit that opened a front panel and revealed a most curious thing, within the podium was a thin brownish-tan leather journal which contained personal entries from Dr. Bernhard Polzin himself. Deputy Brand put absolute priority in delivering this new piece of evidence to his superior. The last that was seen of Deputy Jaron Brand was him running down the street, presumably to Inspector Uria Grensch's temporary home office. Several days passed since anyone had seen or heard from the Inspector and his Deputy. Commissioner Stein sent a squad of four guards to the location of Inspector Grensch's temporary living space. When the guard entered they had to throw their collective weight against the door for entry because it was barred and barricaded. When the guards made their entry what they found inside was chaos, all furniture was ripped, slashed, and broken to splinters, the surrounding walls of the small home office were carved with slashes from what seemed like a large beast and some blood painted the floor's carpet and walls, the desk of the Inspector was rifled through, and all documents were ripped apart or burned. There was no sign of Uria Grensch or Jaron Brand. The official story the government tells the populace is that Inspector Uria Grensch and Deputy Jaron Brand found and brought "The Beast of Fayberg" to a swift end while unfortunately sacrificing their lives in the process. They will be remembered as heroes of the city and solid reminder of unwavering service to the community, however the truth is that no one truly knows what happened to Grensch and Brand, but after their disappearances the "Beast" murders stopped and the events from 1821 - 1823 became only history and myth.
I am within your walls, within your halls, within your streets, and within your minds. You cannot find that which is hidden so well, as long as I remain a thought in the backs of the populaces' mind I shall always live on and consume the city with fear. Your time is running short and soon I will be done. From the one who you call "The Beast".