The Thirtieth Object was found as originally reported by Nestor of Merinita. For members of the Inquiry who are not familiar with the initial report, I will summarize. Nestor was led by faerie allies to a cavern where vis could be found. He harvested it for several years. On his most recent expedition, he discovered that the source was destroyed, that the Faerie Aura of the cavern had vanished, and that part of a human corpse was lying in the centre of the main chamber. Cursory inspection indicated that the corpse belonged to a female Criamon magus of middle age. My sodales’s investigations could find no Criamon maga missing who matches the description of the deceased. The ghosts of the Cave of Twisting Shadows similarly cannot provide an identification.
The body is cut off at a diagonal angle along the midriff, severing the hips and legs, and one arm. The head and face are well-preserved, such that the tattoo patterns on the neck and spine of the victim are clear. The body is wearing the upper portion of a saffron covered robe, which corresponds exactly to the Thirteenth Object. The face of the deceased is covered with a thin, flexible mask of an unknown, clear substance. This mask has similar properties to those used to view connections of Strange Wisdom by Followers of the Path of the Dawn.
It is difficult to construct a legal case here. Scrying on the body is impossible. No Hermetic maga is known to be missing. I venture to suggest this is some sort of Muse, killed by faeries, but cannot conclusively prove that thesis without the aid of House Merinitia. The Object does not display unusual powers, but further examination in a laboratory setting may allow more penetrating observations.