Shortly after my last post, I was studying in a secret facility with three of my trusted helpers. We were assaulted by a man in a Soul Mask and the Artefact was taken.
He knocked me unconscious. He was extremely well prepared and a skilled fighter. I saw no Reader, so we are not assuming that he was working for ZEdobElFZGxiblJzWlcxaGJnPT0= but he did reek of Mist... We think it was a cover.
I have been disciplined and my three helpers are dead.
If I ever see him again I will make sure I kill him for what he has done. It is the right thing to do.