I got home from work today and found a box outside my doorstep. I opened it and found a severed human finger.
After several seconds of thinking OHSHIT OHSHIT OHSHIT, I realized that it was a fake severed human finger, like those ones you would buy at Halloween party stores. The Jester or the Misfits or whoever else worked for them had left it on my doorstep as a gag gift.
Two things suddenly occurred to me. One was the image of Walter Sobchak from The Big Lebowski saying "You want a toe? I can get you a toe." The other was the fact that this was meant as a joke. They gave me the finger.
Perhaps this was because I haven't solved the riddle yet. Derek gets supplies when his riddles are solved; when I don't solve my riddles, I get this. The carrot and the stick.
Let's just hope that the severed fingers stay fake.