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Bakukal, 20th day of Reapember, 432 AC
Last Watch falling 2
The Palanthas Herald

Death Knight Ecountered Near Lake of Death

by Kendermage, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Palast, Brookgreen 5, 420 AC

Nalis-Aren – A Death Knight has been encountered near the Lake of Death

A band of Qualinesti rebels operating in the area were the first to come upon the figure near the Lake of Death. They initially described the Death Knight as some sort of crazed undead hurling curses and rocks at the water; wearing only a frayed loincloth. After filling the undead figure with arrows he revealed his true nature and attacked the patrol quickly killing the patrols wizard.

Markitarinius, commander of the patrol told the Herald, "We fired several arrows at the pitiful creature intending to send it to its final rest. The archers in my squad are some of the finest Qualinesti archers around, but our arrows seemed to have little effect on the undead figure. A suit of archaic armor appeared to flow over him like molasses and an ebony sword flowed into his hand. The armor bore the symbols of the Solamnic Knights specifically those of the Kingfisher and the Crown. I ordered my squad to fire again, but the arrows had even less effect than they had before; simply bouncing of the knight's armor."

"We had no time to react as it pointed it's sword at Leonbow, our wizard, and spat out a word of magic. Leonbow's eyes went dark; he pitched forward, and did not move again. I and the other four members of my patrol were unprepared to encounter such a knight especially after he killed our mage. We fled the area. I hated leaving Leonbow's body behind, but I could not risk the rest of my patrol."

Markitarinius later commented, "Now that I have had time to think, I believe this figure may have been a Death Knight spoken of in the histories of Qualinost. He matched descriptions of a Solamnic Knight, named Tangon cursed for eternity for stealing tribute meant for the Ergothian Empire and killing the elves escorting it. Tales of him predate even those of the infamous Lord Soth; tales I once believed fit only to frighten young elves into going to bed. If Tangon has returned, then the situation in Qualinesti is more dire than we believed.