A Secret Message
My spies in Susa have sent a strange gift – a blank wax tablet. After my Ephors could make nothing of it, my wise Queen scraped the wax off to reveal a secret message underneath.
It says “The Persian army marches…” We believe it to be half of a matching pair sent by Persian spies to their general.
The message switched many hands, and we believe the second part must still be with a Persian courier upon another “blank” tablet.
We must learn their destination before he learns the import of what he carries.
Recover all the tablets you can – it’s only a matter of time before the other half is lost to us.