Ophelia is lead to the tower that houses Laterala's sanctum. She realizes that in the year and a half that she has been at the oppidum, she has never gone into Laterala's sanctum. When she arrives Ophelia sees an exhausted looking Redcap sitting on a chair outside drinking something hot. He stands when Violeta approaches and follows you inside.
Laterala's lab is dominated by a large golden armillary sphere in the center of the lab. Ophelia makes a quick glance around and notices a small set of bookshelves that are surrounded by several ring wards. There are 3 large tomes on the shelves plus what looks like a dozen or so small figurines made of something dark. Either metal or stone she can not tell.
Laterala's familiar, a huge wolf(size 0), is lying on the floor but its head is up and watching your group as you enter. It's ears are up and it seems to feel the agitation of the room and it's master.
Laterala has a cloak over what appears to be her nightshirt. Her hair, which Ophelia has never seen not in a tight bun, is in a single braid down her back. She has obviously woken up not long before you were summoned. She is pacing, head down, back and forth near the wolf. She looks up once notices Ophelia.
Some fool has broken into the Red Library and made off with a dangerous weapon. Normally this would not be an emergency as you would be alerted only if he came this way. But he has fled south to Thebes. The weapon he stole was made to prosecute a Wizard's War. I know it can bring down a magus' Parma. At least up to 8th magnitude, which is as high as we have been able to test it.
It is more worrying to me that Valerian is tracking down the thief. He must not be allowed to get that weapon.