(Yes, things have skipped a year. You want to do stuff in that year? Great. Sort out your own paperwork and tell me how it went for you. We will keep playing January.)
A missive has been carried to the covenant. It comes from the redcaps of Dragon's Rest, which is Normandy.
Pray allow us to seek metaphorical shelter in your harbour in this our hour of trouble. One of our bretheren, Roto by name, has gone missing while attempting to deliver letters to a coveannt in Muscovy. We believe his itinerary of travel included a stop at the island of Visby, where he was to collect a gifted child from a hedge witch, before travelling on. We ask that you attept to find our lost brother, who is a skilled traveller and, following his troubles last year, was travelling with a magical device that should have permitted him to travel back to us if in trouble.
Please respond to this, our sister Florimel, who is young but is of excellent character and dedicated ot the service of our Order."
Roto did travel through the covenant a month ago and dropped off some inconspicuous letters. The timeline seems right.