Palast, 14th day of Gildember, 432 AC
Second Watch falling 22
Bones of Dead Gods Proves to be Hoax
by Trampas Whiteman, Staff Writer
Palanthas – An auction ends in turmoil last Bracha when alleged bones of two dead gods, Paladine and Takhisis, prove to be a hoax.
"I simply cannot believe it," City Guard member Tolin Drasil said. "I couldn't tell if we were watching an auction or a stage show."
Last week, peddler and businessman Lafallot Reyelhart had announced an auction where he would sell the bones of two dead gods – Paladine and Takhisis. When the auction was held on Bracha, attendees got more than they bargained for.
"I feel like such a fool, falling for this trick," noblewoman Lelinda Saferin said. "He charged us each 10 steel just to get in. It was so exciting! To think that we could own part of history like that."
Reyelhart is reported to have entered the stage, at which time he entertained the attendees with tales of the fallen gods. Soon, he exited the stage to open the curtain as a cloud of smoke appeared. When the smoke had settled, two skeletons began dancing.
"After the first bit of confusion, it became apparent that this was all some sort of hoax," city official Malith Draegor said. "The City Guard was kept busy as the crowd began to riot. When order was restored, Reyelhart had already made his escape."
Jaclyn Cashell was unavailable for comment on the nature of the magical bones. Cashell identified the bones as magical the week before, but was unable to ascertain their true nature. All Cashell would say is that the bones must be the product of "wild magic."
Authorities are currently searching for Reyelhart's whereabouts and have offered a 250 steel piece reward for information leading to his arrest.