A stern face man, tall and thing with a nose like a hawk and eyes like
an aardvark, Baron von Wolfawitz owned one of the largest houses near
the Great Monster
. The front room of the house was filled with fine
art in golden frames, jewel-encrusted mirrors, and any number of idols
filled with precious stones. Their bulter was a man named Jeeves
. He and his wife were
both members of the Guild
. His uncle was Chesterfield
His wife bore for him a child whom they named Reginald, who was
kidnapped during this period by a notorious monkey grinder
staged an attack on one of Borphee's most expensive private
playgrounds. (It is very unlike these beasts to do anything of this
sort, normally they simply destroy the minds of their victims.
Kidnapping is a bit out of their league.) Although the family claimed
that they were uncertain who (or what) the kidnapper was, or why they
would be targeted, vague sources inform us that they there is high
suspicion that they did in fact know.
As both Baron and Baroness were part of the Guild, Zipathormus was
graciously loaned them, who did everything he could with
magic, but did not have any success. Upon hearing that forensic science
had made great leaps and bounds in those years, the Wolfawitzs hoped
that a detective would be able to succeed where magic had failed them
(they rarely had to summon the spirits of the dead any longer to ask
them how they were murdered).
An unknown adventurer, who stumbled across the family quite by
accident, and was no more a detective than a grue-tamer, spontaneously
forged an alias "Detective Softly
in order to be hired out for this quest. While the family was unable to
provide any information, Zipathormus told that there had been reports
from his fellow enchanters of some unusual magic flying around the
Enchanters' Retreat, and it corresponded exactly to a magical residue
which he found at the scene. Picking up on this scent, "Softly"
embarked on a quest which eventually led him to tracking Reginald at a
cavern in Pheebor and decapitating the monkey grinder who had taken him
hostage. With the child back in custody, the Wolfawitzs spent a great
deal of their wealth on building a new, heavily fortified playground
for Reginald. Thus, they were unable to reward "Softly" with anything
save the breastplate of the Baron's uncle Chesterfield.