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Palast, 16th day of Reapember, 432 AC
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The Palanthas Herald

The Face of Hruud Stolen!

by Darcwulf, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Palast, Gildember 1, 420 AC

Solace - This week in Solace the infamous goblin artifact the Face of Hruud was stolen from it's display in the local temple of Kiri Jolith.

According to sources within the Temple of Kiri-Jolith, the mask had been on display in a crystal case magically sealed reputedly by the legendary Par-Salian himself, since it had been recovered by some of the Heroes of the Lance early in their careers. The truth of the rumoured involvement of these great heroes has long been a matter of speculation and discussion, many historians doubting there veracity.

Gerard uth Mondar, ex-solamnic knight and current sheriff of the town, has found no clues as to the identity of the thief or the location of the mask. "We will find and prosecute the perpetrator of this crime to the fullest extent of the law," was uth Mondar's only comment.

Solace mayor and famous Hero of the Heart, Palin Majere announced that the town council has offered a reward of 100 Steel Leaves for any information. "This item is too dangerous and powerful to be left in the hands of just any lucky sneak thief. That the thief was able to overcome and thwart the potent magics of this former head of the conclave, has many citizens of the famous town worried."

Adventure Hook

The heroes are a bit down on their luck and have decided to look for the missing mask. The 100 Steel Leaves isn't much of an incentive though and the group hopes their will be other goodies to be found. The heroes must first research some of the history of the mask and in doing so may discover a clue to it's wherabouts.