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Linaras, 22nd day of Reapember, 432 AC
Deepwatch rising 5
The Palanthas Herald

Fiery Draconian Waylays Bandits

by Kendermage, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Palast, Deepkolt 19, 420 AC

A traveling show was passing near Robann when the bandits attacked. According to Remus Coyle, owner of Coyle Curiosities, a freak show out of Estwilde, the attack was foiled by a skeletal, flaming draconian. Coyle told the Herald, "Just as we eased into the valley, a bunch of hooligans dressed in loincloths and blue body paint leapt from the bushes. They proceeded to strip what few valuables we had; which isn't much. We are just a humble group of freaks trying to make a living. When they noticed the take wasn't that great they killed Samus, our two-headed strong man. They were about to take Bessica, our bearded lady when that strange draconian appeared."

"He was like a skeleton cept he was wreathed in flames. He had a wicked looking chain in his hand which he used on the bandits. Each time it connected I could hear the sickening crunch of bone. His attack was brutal and swift. When all of the bandits were defeated he picked up the leader and just stared at him. The bandit just screamed like he was being fried from the inside out. The draconian tossed him to the ground, stared at me for a minute and said, 'Innocent'; I thought he was gonna do to me what he did to the bandits. He told us to 'make haste.' We didn't wait around. When I looked back I saw him sitting on the ridge atop what looked like a skeletal flaming ripclaw. The whole experience gave me the heebie jeebies. I'm glad the draconian was there when he was."

For quite some time this group of bandits has been preying on caravans near the town of Robann. Despite the best efforts of the Dierga, Constable of Robann and her deputies, they have been unable to root out the bandits plaguing the area. Upon receiving Coyle's report, Constable Dierga sent out several patrols but none could locate the strange draconian.