I have just about the second-worst sort of news to relay on the matter of Kate's disappearance. We have more details about Kate's past and background, and they are leading us to the unavoidable conclusion that Kate has not gone missing, so much as she has chosen to vanish.
The story, which you can find on http://www.Raven-Mythic.com is that Kate appears to be a con artist with serious issues. Events have revealed that she has used, and/or manipulated many people, and left her most recent benefactor in debt to the tune of many thousnads of dollars.
We are now running a pledge drive on the Raven to try and help Dan (Kate's former roomate) recover from the crippling financial burden which Kate left him with.
Dan and all of us who were involved with this deeply appreciate your help and support. As a community we came together admirably to get the word out. We mobilized on social media, the gaming web sites responded quickly with their own articles, respected industry members took the time to spread the word. At every turn the community was exactly what it was supposed to be... a community, a caring group of people.
We now encourage you to extend that caring just a little bit more, if you can, and drop by the Raven to help us help Dan recover from the tremendous financial burden Kate dumped on him.
Thank you again sincerely for all your support.
For archival purposes, I am leaving the rest of the thread as-is, so you can follow it from it's genesis as an earnest attempt to help someone, and follow events as they come to a very unfortunate end.
On August 7th Katherine "Kate" Masson, player of a number of characters (including Willasye, Jia, Essie, Ashtari) went missing. We've now passed the 48 hour mark, and are calling on anyone with any information to please step forward and help if they can.
I'm going to provide ALL the information I have below, and will keep this post updated as things change. PLEASE make sure to read the thread before asking or suggesting things. So far we've have numerous repeated questions. At the end of this post are images we are asking you to circulate on your social media feeds. General postings on all the big media feeds have been done, but it can't hurt to put them on your own pages as well.
Katherine "Kate" Masson is between 5'2" to 5'4", around 180lbs, with dark brown hair, brown eyes, a mole on her chin, and a small cat tattoo on the back of one shoulder. She was last known to be at a rest stop near Albany NY of I-90 heading towards Boston.
Kate was in Las Vegas for a business meeting (NOT for SOE's convention), and heading back home to New Hampshire, where she is roomates with the Dan (the player of Tasha). Her trip was being paid for by her company, and she was in a rental vehicle. UPDATE: Apparently there was some records snafu on Hertz end. They reported to the police no record of her having rented a car, but Dan (poTasha) was able to show an officer tonight proof of the rental. Having been updated, the police are now working the issue. We still don't have a vehicle description to pass along, but I'm more confident that info will come out, and will be released to us when it's important for it to be.
Late in the evening, Kate sent a text indicating she was stopping at a rest stop on I-90 near Albany, NY. She also indicated that her cell battery was low. This was the last known contact anyone had with her. She may have been intending to stop in Boston on her way back to New Hampshire.
Her hotel in Las Vegas confirms that she is no longer staying there, and area hospiatls have been contacted in and around the area between Albany and New Hampshire with no luck so far.
The police have been notified and an investigation started. We have no additional details to offer at this time. If we have anything more at all in the way of details, I will make sure it gets posted here.
If by chance you happen to know about her itinerary, last minute changes in plans, or have spoken to her since the 7th, please post here. While it would be unlike Kate to simply wander off without saying anything, we'd prefer knowing that she had to finding out something terrible happened to her, or hearing nothing at all. If you have anything at all, please don't hesitate to post.