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Palast, 16th day of Reapember, 432 AC
Third Watch rising 6
The Palanthas Herald

Attack on Ship Linked to Last Week's Murder

by Paul Record, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Palast, Newkolt 15, 420 AC

Palanthas - An attack on the Aqua Nymph on Linaras halted harbor operations during the night and caused havoc on the docks until the City Guard arrived.

According to witnesses the attackers, a mixed group, two female, launched an assault on the Aqua Nymph after sunset, and began fighting the harbor crew.

Harbor assistant Soller Vark summoned several sailors to aid those on the ship and to block off escape.

"The group appeared out of nowhere on the main deck, and then ran towards the captain quarters. One of them had a wolf too," said dockworker Bendrogin, "I jumped ship after that. Old Ben not getting gnawed on like a grouper bone."

Bendrogin said the group appeared to be looking for something on the ship. When the crew tried to stop them, they attacked defensively.

The assault left several crewmembers injured and Vark missing. The group jumped ship after ransacking the lower decks, leaping off the main deck into the murky waters of the harbor.

The City Guard summoned members of the dredger guild to look for any bodies. None have been found at this time.

By midday, the docks were back to normal and operations had resumed.

The family of Kelvin Istarian issued a statement proclaiming the attack is connected to the death of the harbormaster.

"Our father was killed because he would not give into the pressure. The City Guard would not help him and the Senate would not hear his pleas," one of Istarian's daughters said. "Our father's death will be avenged!"