How interesting… just before my son the Sprogling’s 11th birthday, he received a strange letter which filled him with great excitement. It was from a Professor Rhyan LaFont, and seemed to imply there were dragons and faeries around his garden!
The letter was received inside a fancy envelope, sealed with wax, on distressed ‘parchment’, with no return address. Contents as follows:
To the residents of this address,
It has come to my attention that there are certain goings-on in the local region which have a rather odd proclivity towards mythic and metaphysic happenings abounding at the more floral parcels of land. More simply put, I do believe there are faeries in your gardens. I also understand your family’s temperament is such that it does not immediately discredit such thoughts. This is very good!
Now, forgive me for such bold statements of Fairies (^and Dragons), without proof of fact, but I have been studying these creatures abroad, and wished to reveal to you some of my findings, in hopes that our shared knowledge may lead to the more solid sort of stuff. Treasure, to be truthful!
Ahh, and again, I must beg forgiveness, for not announcing myself at the onset of this letter! You must be shaking your heads in disbelief already, not knowing its origins!
My name is Professor Rhyan LaFont, Scholar emeritus with the “Preternatural Institute Esoterica” (Established 03/14/1592)
While I am on my journey, I will happily share with you all my findings, and any riddles which escape my understanding. With luck, you can work out the answers for yourself. But be patient, for I am a busy man.
I do, however, look forward to further correspondences.
Until then, Yours in curiosity,
Prof. Rhyan LaFont
Also, Keep all the clues, riddles and artefacts you receive. Patience will pay off in the end, as some clues may not make sense until another is discovered in the near future. They get harder as the Adventure continues, with hints for younger minds still included.
Here’s a few pictures for reference!
The Envelope – front (details blocked out for privacy)
The Envelope – inner envelope