Arie Skye, Pallad City Post
[Archived Article: Published 4 Months Ago]

A series of recent high-profile thefts throughout Pallad City have been attributed to an enigmatic individual known only as the White Wraith. A 400-year-old V’Cotta del Aray painting, the Tristone Halada diamond, and a priceless Wendago necklace were only some of the items stolen from various museums and penthouses over the last two months.

The thief has so far proven illusive, having never been seen in person and eluding surveillance footage, except for one brief instance at the Ventor Museum, where a ghostly white blur was recorded by a hidden security camera. Since the incident, many media outlets and social networks have been referring to the mysterious perpetrator as ‘the White Wraith’.

The Pallad City Police Department have refused to comment on the thefts, only stating that an investigation is ongoing. A $50,000 reward has been offered by Ernesto Salvato for any information leading to the identity of the White Wraith or recovery of the Tristone Halada diamond, which had been stolen from his penthouse apartment. Salvato runs Civetti Construction and Troika Waste Management—both believed to have ties with the Rossi crime syndicate. The Tristone Halada diamond was recently the center of a lengthy international court case involving the Vitalian government, who claimed that the diamond had been taken out of the country illegally by Salvato. The case was dismissed due to prosecutors in Vitalia unexpectedly dropping the charges at the eleventh hour.

Interestingly, the owners of the V’Cotta del Aray painting and Wendago necklace, Vin Grazio and Carlosi Lastra, also have alleged connections to organized crime.

Some have speculated that the so-called ‘White Wraith’ has been active for longer than a few months, citing several notable heists over the last two years that may be credited to the suspected individual.

The White Wraith. Story by Midnight. Art by Leonel Walbr.