Try as I might, I have yet to definitively determine the identity of this figure e’en though his (or, dare I say it, her) resemblance has finally been captured, as you may see herein. One has one’s suspicions, as they say, but the individual in question is a slippery one.
The likelihood that the “mysterious stranger” is either a guest of the Baron or a member of his household remains paramount, although investigation to date has not ruled out the possibility that it might be a person entirely unknown. A study of diverse witness statements has been made in an attempt to remove as many individuals from consideration as might be done, and it seems unlikely to be a member of the household staff déguisée, but no one can yet be considered entirely free of suspicion.
Beyond a study of the figure itself and the working assumption that it is likely to be some visitor to the End, I intend to keep a weather eye out for further appearances. I am also relying on the aid of a particular informant who has proven most reliable in the past.