The Professor's Creature
From: Prof. Dr. mult. Dr. h.c. mult. Dan Sylveste [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
To: Former Participant
Subject: I need your help!
Dear former “Participant”,
You demonstrated considerable courage when you decided to meet me in my old lab. You didn't know what to expect and what I would have done to you once we would have stood eye to eye. I was very impressed! Unfortunately, we were not able to meet since you brought my old colleagues from the Chemistry Department on me and I had to leave the place in great a hurry. For me that means that you owe me (at least) one favor!
What you did not know was that I was just about to bring an artificially constructed creature to life and needed a great deal of your
blod help for the finishing touch. Sadly, in leaving my lab so quickly, in order not to be caught by this bunch of mean and envious people, I could not finish my greatest work.
Shortly after my leave I returned to the lab to collect some of my most important equipment. It was then that I discovered that the container in which I had grown the creature was EMPTY! The last weeks I was of the opinion that my former colleagues had taken the creature with them and brought it to life themselves. However, if that would have been the case the whole world would have heard of it by now. The only possible explanation is that the creature came to life all by itself and escaped from the lab by own means. I am absolutely clueless on how that can have happened!
In any case, I now need your help! And don't forget: YOU OWE ME ONE! The creature is potentially very dangerous. Under regular lab conditions everything would have been under control. Since it came alive all alone there is no way of guessing how it turned out. Currently, it is far to dangerous for me to go back into the city center. Therefore, I need you to go back in my old lab and search for any possible signs that might have been left by the creature. Start by searching the box in which I had stored my secret formula. But be aware! It might not be at the place you first found it. The creature is unpredictable!
Once you have found signs of the creature you should follow them as far as you can. Try to find the creature and notify me here about your success. I will not be able to communicate by any other means than by the messaging board on this page.
Be careful! This part is far more dangerous and difficult than coming to look for me in my lab. Don't take any unnecessary risks and don't attempt to find the creature alone. A minimum of two people is required.