McGregor Falsteam is an overly polite, formal wizard who often informs the Council of the Royal Will and advises behind the reasons behind certain decisions beyond the scope of the Council of 12 Peers. He also lends advise of an arcane nature that hedge wizards and small organizations are often oblivious to.
Samples and funding is our current problem, we can't safely dissect these creatures in the walls and we don't have the funding for building anything we'd make, but I've an idea that may work. We use hounds or any other applicable beast to detect the bulbs implanted, or differences in their blood.
The Precept does not deal in mundane beasts, but I see no reason I can't train something similar and of a magical nature to do the same. We'd still need samples, but it's certainly a lower cost option to magical equipment.
Nazim is in league with Asbaron and his minions. They all worship a corrupted vision of N'asr, their god of death. I believe we have what we need to prove to the Synod that Nazim has acted with dishonor. This combined with the previous incidents is more than enough evidence, though now... I am saddened to say, complicates matters. Where before I intended to challenge his honor in the bedine tradition of a duel to the death, before the Synod.... we may need to find some way to taking him alive so we can question him and learn what the hell is going on.
It is certainly an option, while the Precept is well versed in magic with abundant personnel and is not lacking in technique. We are quite stunted in the aspects of crafting materials and magical goods required for wards and tools needed to safely perform these studies.
If we had access to the gold and trade routes the Bedine have to offer, we could swiftly rebuild the outpost and expand upon it. Giving the city the expedition platform they seek.
I would also like to capture one of these clones alive, to be placed in the menagerie cells for further research. The Precept Arcanum ha a hard rule on not detaining sentient creatures within our cells, but I do not believe these clones to be sentient so much as some highly advanced form of golem.
-Blood Dragon, Naresh Sabzvari Scion of the Precept Arcanum