I hope this letter finds you, and our mutual friend Julius, well. I trust that you have succesfully rescued him, for I fear what would have happened if you did not. I apologize for my earlier deceptions and for your conflicts with my associates, I needed to study you in action before making my intentions known.
The relic you were until recently in possession of is one fourth of an ancient Tsuankhotal device known as the K’aay-Alautun or “Song of Eternity”. Like all black iron relics, this device could not be destroyed, but this one could be separated.
Four millenia ago the Song of Eternity was dismantled, its fragments hidden around the world. I am, as you have hopefully guessed, working to gather the remaining three fragments and reassemble the complete device. My reasons for doing so I am unfortunately not yet ready to share. But I can assure you, if successful I will have the power to reshape the world.
I do enjoy a challenge, and I hope that you will find the drive within yourself to pursue me and attempt to stop my associates and I from assembling the K’aay. I doubt you will succeed, but I will relish the diversion as I travel the world.
Cheers, and I hope we see each other again in the Free Islands.
And hey, 185 pages into the comic here’s the plot! Looking at my notes, you guys are only about 80 pages away from knowing what the device does…
Page 0186 up by the end of the week. Then we go back to the regular once a week schedule.