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The Palanthas Herald

Wyrmsbane Is Pulled from the Stone — by a Kender!

by Umari Solanthus, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Linaras, Yurthgreen 1, 420 AC

Palanthas - Wyrmsbane, the ancient sword of Tanthalas Half-Elven, was discovered in Palanthas today after a kender entered the city claiming to be the new king of Ansalon.

The sword was discovered by City guards, who stopped the kender after he entered the city, brandishing what appeared to be the ancient sword of the War of the Lance hero.

The sword has not been seen since it was placed in stone to mark the resting place of Solamnic Knight Fiona Quinti, who died fighting alongside Hero of the Heart Dhamon Grimwulf.

The kender, Fizzy Featherfoot of Kenderhome, claimed he pulled the sword from the stone.

"It was amazing," the kender reported. "I was on my wanderlust, and I found this funny-looking sword just sitting there in the stone. Sitting there, I tell you! Seriously, who would leave a sword like that unattended. Who knows who could get it. It was lucky I came along and pulled it out. I took hold, and it popped out with a whoosh! Amazing!"

Fizzy went on to say how a mage appeared before him and told him that he was now the rightful ruler of Ansalon. The mage was "a weird old gent. Long white hair. Blue robes. Didn't really know what time of day it was. He really needs to buy a watch."

Fizzy Featherfoot was stopped shortly after entering Palanthas when guards spotted him arguing with a local merchant who disputed the kender's claims that he was now king of Ansalon.

Argen Ironwing of Palanthas, was one of the City Guards who stopped the kender's righteous tirade. "The kender was ordering us around like we were his servants. He was a loony!"

When the guards disputed the kender's claims, Fizzy announced that he would prove that he had Wyrmsbane by having it lead him to the city's treasure trove.

"I am the rightful king!" witnesses heard the kender proclaim. "Lead me to the city's greatest treasure, Excalibur—I mean, Wyrmsbane!" It seems that the sword obeyed, but it only succeeded in leading Fizzy to the city jails.

Experts have still to decide whether the sword is indeed Wyrmsbane.