You are the powerful prince El-Tham of Merkand, and to display your power and largesse, you allow a number of foreign alchemists and mystics to inhabit your court. However, this morning the rooms of two of them were empty, the occupants having apparently departed in the middle of the night. Later, a sizable quantity of gold was found to be missing from your treasury! These two men are suspected of the deed, and a search was made of their remaining effects in order to find any clues as to where they have gone. Nothing of note was found, save a scrap of parchment with some cryptic symbols on it. Can you, in your royal wisdom, decipher the document and find if it has any clues to these thieves’ whereabouts?