Linaras, 25th day of Holmswelth, 432 AC
After Deepwatch Hour rising 24
Bones of Dead Gods to be Auctioned
by Trampas Whiteman, Staff Writer
Palanthas - Traveling peddler and businessman Lafallot Reyelhart caused a stir within the Temple District when he announced that he would be auctioning the bones of the fallen gods, Paladine and Takhisis, to the highest bidder this coming Bracha.
"It's the chance of a lifetime," Reyelhart said. "Imagine, owning bones that belonged to the mightiest of gods. Their magical properties could be of great benefit to whoever can afford it."
Reactions to this bold announcement have been met with negative responses. "It's blasphemy," Clarissa Thurston, cleric of the fallen god Paladine, said. "After all that Paladine has done for us, to have his memory be besmirched in this fashion – it's just too much!"
Kryon Darkwind, cleric of the temple of Takhisis, had a different reaction. "It's obviously a trick. I'm certain there are those who won't take kindly to such a bold statement. It would be unfortunate if anything were to happen to Reyelhart – by one who would take offense to such things, of course. As an elf, I would think that he might incur the wrath of his own people."
Upon questions of the validity of his claim, Reyelhart offered the bones up for inspection. Red Robe historian and magic expert Jaclyn Cashell examined the bones. "I can verify that they are magical, though the true nature of their magic is...elusive."
The City Guard has pledged to keep order during the auction even as they continue to investigate the authenticity of Reyelhart's claims.