Palast, 16th day of Reapember, 432 AC
Third Watch falling 24
Rendelsham XIV Abducted by Dragonman
by Kendermage, Staff Writer
Palanthas – Rendelsham XIV, the gnome responsible for nearly sinking the Windsister, a ship owned by Maddilith Mer-Dane, is missing.
Earlier today, Otis "Stonedrunk" Betelmeyer told the Herald, "I saw 'em. A white dragonman dived right down outa the sky and scooped 'im up. The little guy wer walkin' on the deck o' that ship in drydock, the Wendwhistler. I could hear 'is screams. I ran ter find the nearest City Guard and tole 'im what I saw, but he told me ter get lost. Ee had der nerve ter say I wer drunk. Indeed."
Betelmeyer's story was later collaborated by several of Rendelsham's colleagues who report that he was indeed working on the repairs to the Windsister at the time of the alleged incident. A search of the drydock and several locations frequented by Rendelsham turned up nothing. He has not been seen since the incident.
When asked for comment Mer-Dane told the Herald, "It's true I have no great love for gnomes. However, if Rendelsham is in the hands of the white dragonspawn Fausto Patrizio, then his rescue just became my personal responsibility." Mer-dane refused to comment on how she knows the alleged kidnapper.