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Korallan Uth Naero Murdered

by Heine Stick, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Palast, Yurthgreen 17, 419 AC

Naergoth - The Knights of Solamnia have lost one of their most prominent Knights as Lord Korallan Uth Naero was found dead on Misham in the study of his newly erected manor. The Knights of Solamnia have chosen not inform the public of the cause of death and the family has asked to left alone in their mourning.

While the Knights of Solamnia and the family of Korallan Uth Naero have chosen to remain silent on the matter, a source from within the Uth Naero household, who wishes to remain anonymous, was more forthcoming.

"When I went to bring the master his usual nighttime tea I found him lying across his desk," said the source. "I swear to you there was this strange little creature dancing on his chest, screaming like a maniac. It was glowing this strange red color. Now, I know this sounds strange and I'll probably be fired but the master didn't die of natural causes. That evil thing killed him and then it vanished in thin air. Needless to say, I was scared witless and I just ran as fast as I could."

The Knight of the Rose was highly respected among his peers for his ability to lead and his sharp mind on the battlefield but apparently that respect was not shared by the citizens of Naergoth.

"Lord Uth Naero was a vicious man!" said one Naergothian. "He raised the taxes constantly and for what? That fine and shiny manor of his? Bah! Taxes are meant to help the community as a whole, not to help fund the lord's private projects. That he supported those nasty nasty Klerinas brothers and their shady businesses doesn't help either. Of course the Solamnics will deny that ever happened but we know better."

The Uth Naero family will hold a private funeral on Kirinor and only a handful of Knights of Solamnia are expected to attend the funeral. Two days later at high Watch the Knights of Solamnia will observe an hour of silence in memory of their fallen comrade.