From: The Office of the Mayor of Seafront

To: Popola

I write to you regarding the urgent matter of The Aerie. As you know, Shade activity in that area has been much increased as of late, and we now fear the worst. Numerous letters to the village chief have yet to be returned, and our merchants have recently lost all contact with customers there.

While Seafront has yet to be troubled by the Shades, we fear their arrival is only a matter of time. I encourage your village to take all necessary steps to defend yourself from this terrible scourge; the loss of two outposts would be almost too much to bear.

I hope to hear from you soon.