After solving the grid, you are left with the word CIPHER.
ANIMAL and CIPHER? What have they got to do with each other?
Moving away from Montserrat after a courteous nod, you catch sight of the old Duchess hunched over, brows furrowing at something in her hand. You head towards her and lightly tap her shoulder so as not to startle her.
“Excuse me, ma’am. Is everything alright?” You can now see that she is holding her invitation card; it looks identical to the one you received, save for some odd symbols printed faintly at the top of hers.
“Oh, well, you see, Roman seems to have placed some nonsensical glyphs in my invitation letter. I was hoping to ask him about it tonight, but since tragedy has befallen him, I am at a loss over the meaning of this code.” She hands the card to you. You now see the symbols more clearly. What could they mean?