Near the bridge to the castle, a figure draped in a suit and worn trench coat stood hidden deep with in the shadows. He had searched for weeks to find a trail on the case he'd be hired onto. A young mare's parents had gone missing, and she'd turned to him in desperation. The trail had been cold as winter in the Crystal Empire, but once he'd found it, he followed it to the Everfree Forest. After another few days of searching, he'd found a path that lead him to this old castle, that should have been abandoned.
Now here he was, in the middle of the Everfree and left with more questions that he had started with. He was sure he was in over his head, but when wasn't he? But years ago he'd grimly resolved to never stop searching until he had the answer to every question, and it looked like he might get a few answers here. Still hidden in the shadows, the figure narrowed his eyes as he readied himself to enter the castle.
"Hrm...must know the answer...." The detective dashed through the shadowy bridge, passing through the invisible field as he came to a stop just inside the castle, snapping his head toward the sky as a red streak shot through the sky. A trap. "No, no, no, no! Walked right into it! Stupid, stupid, stupid!" As he spoke, he dove through the shadows. They might know he was there know, but not where he was. He continued through the darkened halls and shadowy passages, moving silently and stealthily. Constantly looking for danger of any kind.