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Misham, 19th day of Reapember, 432 AC
Fourth Watch rising 20
The Palanthas Herald

Undead Attack Noblewoman

by Darcwulf, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Linaras, Newkolt 13, 421 AC

Palanthas -Early Majetag morn, a large band of undead, skeletons and zombies, brazenly attacked the carriage of Lady Harriet Walter, only to be destroyed by Kristoph Brandon, Knight of the Crown and some kender companions.

"I was on my way home from a business meeting that ran late," said Lady Harriet, "when my carriage was beset by that rotting refuse. They had managed to slay most of my bodyguards carrying off their corpses to the gods only know where, when Brandon and his pets arrived. How this city has devolved, at least when dark knights control it, you could walk the streets safely anytime day or night."

After an exhaustive citywide search the Herald managed to track the Knight and his companions down to one of the many dockside taverns. Seated with him around a table were the kender, Saige Tombstone, Mercy Bluesky, Devon Twilleagher and Vinnii Pryce.

"Saige was, with much effort, able to divine where the next incident would take place," Sir Brandon said when queried. "Unfortunately we arrived too late to save her ladyship's men as well." When asked how he "divined" the location of Lady Walter's attack, Tombstone was vague and elusive. "This city is awash with necromantic energies, pulling and pushing, tangling and ensnaring.... Getting answers in this mess is like swimming through porridge. I loathe porridge. "

When asked what this attack meant for Palanthas, Sir Brandon replied with the following. "I fear this is ill news indeed. I believe the boldness of the attack speaks of the great confidence of the one who controls these foul monsters. I fear all Palanthas will soon be faced with the force of this individuals might. I pray to Kiri Jolith that we will be equal to the task, which stands before us."

The entire party later disappeared into the sewers, following something only the kender elder could sense. Heading for the tunnels carved in times long past by a now extinct dwarven clan, under the firm belief that they would find the lair of this mysterious figure there in some dark and remote passage.

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