Linaras, 17th day of Deepkolt, 432 AC
Fifth Watch falling 9
City Guard Searches For One-Eyed Kate
by Trampas Whiteman, Staff Writer
PALANTHAS - Palanthas authorities are on the lookout for One-Eyed Kate, the owner of One-Eyed Kate's Fish Market. One-Eyed Kate is wanted for treason, acting as a spy for the Knights of Neraka.
"We've discovered evidence that links One-Eyed Kate with Sir Elstone Kinsaid," an anonymous city watch officer said. "We've discovered that she was a Knight of the Lily working as both spy and liaison to the less savory elements of the city."
One-Eyed Kate is described as an Ergothian woman of about forty years wearing an eye patch over her left eye, standing over six feet tall with broad shoulders. She is considered to be armed and extremely dangerous. One-Eyed Kate's Fish Market is currently closed and under the careful scrutiny of the Palanthas city watch.
"I think she did the old Kate in," a local merchant said. "See, this ain't the first gal callin' herself 'One-Eyed Kate.' There was another one before her. The original Kate had lost her eye in the War of the Lance, then set up shop here after the Blue Lady's War. Nobody knows which side Kate fought on for sure. She was found dead a couple of years after the Chaos War. They say it was due to old age, but I don't believe it. A few months later, this Ergothian gal came in wearing an eye patch on her left eye, calling herself One-Eyed Kate. The original Kate wore the eyepatch on her right side."
A reward of 200 steel pieces has been posted for information leading to One-Eyed Kate's whereabouts. The city watch will pay any adventurer who brings her in alive a reward of 3,000 steel pieces.