Time is money friend, and we have very precious little of it in this case. Be swift in your efforts to rescue, as these groups are not to be taken lightly in what they are capable of.
Anyway, the next two pages are the ransom notes we received. Good luck...
If you want the reindeer back alive, then you'll be quick with the ransom. The Southsea Pirates don't take kindly to delays in payment, and we know how valuable the beast is to YOUR form of piracy.
The Southsea Pirates
Your prized pet isn't doing very well out here in the unrelenting heat of Searing Gorge... you'll be wise to meet our demands without delay.
You will bring us five star rubies and the sum of 700 gold - place both in a single plain package that is free of markings. Leave the package at the gates to Stonewrought Pass within a week.
Failure to meet our demands will result in Metzen being the main course of a traditional Dark Iron Dwarven Winter Veil feast.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
"Now, Mercer! now, Chilton! now, Jordan and Kaplan!
On, Nagle! on Pardo! on, Goodman and Metzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"
Patch 1.2.0 (18-Dec-2004): Added.