Bakukal, 18th day of Paleswelt, 432 AC
Ninth Watch falling 8
Sniper Assassinates Platinum Mystic
by Trampas Whiteman, Staff Writer
Palanthas – Revered Son Henrad, leader of the Platinum Mystics as the newly re-christened Platinum Temple, was assassinated last Palast during services held in the temple courtyard.
During the services, Henrad was shot through the throat by an arrow. Two more arrows followed, hitting him flat in the chest. The Revered Son died instantly, allowing no time for Platinum Mystics to use their healing magic on him. Witnesses report seeing an individual on a nearby rooftop with a bow, though details of the assassin are sketchy.
City Guard officials have identified the arrows as a type used by the Blood Oath Archers, a group of elite Dark Knight archers. The City Guard has questioned witnesses as well as other people of interest, not the least of which is Kryon Darkwind, priest of Takhisis.
"I'm glad the mystic is dead, though I cannot claim any responsibility for the deed" Darkwind said. "Oh, yes, the City Guard came to question the 'evil cleric with an agenda.' As if I would ever hire an assassin. No, I'm afraid I was busy...elsewhere."
"This assassination is proving to be a mystery," Dalfin Reven, City Guard official, said. "Darkwind is the obvious suspect, yet he has an alibi. What puzzles me more, though, is that we found a Solamnic clasp on the rooftop where the assassin was spotted."
Revered Daughter Clarissa Thurston has agreed to take over the leadership of the Platinum Temple, though she herself is not a mystic. Brother Henrad's funeral will be a closed service held this Palast at the Platinum Temple. Revered Daughter Thurston has urged anyone with information to contact the City Guard.