My Lady, it is just as you planned, the Masquerade allowed me to slip away and into the depths of Drakenhof. I have observed many of the surprises Mannfred has in store and will report further upon my return to Waldenhof. One interesting development is your pawn, Heinrich. Apparently he survived his blunder into the Shadowfell which the others he associated with were tasked. But through some ritual his body was Warped and what wasn’t destroyed in the transformation was further decimated by the reversal of the process.
According to the notes I was able to get a glance at, either the ritual he endured was disturbed, executed improperly, or carried out before the ideal timeframe had arrived. Or perhaps the form could only be maintained at a nexus of Dark Magic. Regardless, the transformation back has been equally torturous as has the bungling of Mannfred’s necromancers to arrest it. I do not know what survives or your pet or if he will still be of use to your plans. Curiously it seems his magical powers have increased from this trauma, perhaps subjecting to him to more would serve? In any case I have seen no sign that anyone else has identified the wretched creature that remains. None of his companions have visited him so they either don’t know, don’t care, or are being kept away. I have also heard questions about his disappearance at Court so perhaps none have intuited the truth as you have, or perhaps it is merely a closely guarded secret.
The necromancers here have only recently started referring to their subject as Project Gorgon. Should it please you, I can arrange for some of the apprentices tasked with his care to have accidents and his chains be loosed. Or I can leave him here to rot. I don’t think anyone but those closest to him would recognize the mangled mess of his features now so there is likely no urgency.
I will await your word for three nights before I return.