Myself, Brogmir of the Clan Snowsilver and temporarily Retainer Vargas ventured into the Sewers this evening to conduct a sweep in anticipation of finding more of the ratmen that have plagued the Citadel.
Our party was soon descended upon by the creatures, however they were not as previously encountered. These rats were twisted, aflame in a ball of fire and coated in an icy white; they were brutal and plentiful. Upon the Retainers leave, Brogmir and I pushed forth and found time to properly interrogate a specimen.
I can categorically determine that this new wave of foe is made, not born. Powerful transmutation magic is at work. Given the insight of Brogmir my best deduction is that the Crown which was stolen from the Militia Tower is being manipulated and wielded as a weapon to breed a new race of fierce ratmen.
The question which presents itself, and for which we currently have no answer, is where this is being done, and how.
Please accept this account on behalf of the House of Death.
Caretaker Atarratze Theloke