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Palast, 16th day of Reapember, 432 AC
Third Watch falling 12
The Palanthas Herald

Assassin Delivered to Authorities

by Darcwulf, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Palast, Brookgreen 24, 421 AC

Palanthas - The assassin who attempted to murder Anthea Soulsong the elven ambassador last week was left bound and gagged outside the guard headquarters early Bakukal morn.

Earlier in the week the guard had discovered the identity of the assassin through the interrogation of his captured accomplices, the bowmen who rained arrows down on those in the streets from the surrounding rooftops. "They were keen to save their necks from the hangman," Morris Sheppard of the Guard told the Herald. "Although they didn't know his real name and identity themselves they did provide us his business name, Bloody Bill. This Bloody Bill is an unimaginative two bit player in the Palanthian underworld, a cutthroat with a pretentious name. Thankfully they were also able to give us enough facts about the man to enable us to finally deduce his true identity."

Bloody Bill is Mortimer Resnic a florist on High St. When the guard went to arrest Resnic at the florist's shop he cast an illusion as a distraction and fled. Friday morning he was found tied up outside the guard HQ.

"A patrol was just heading out for the opening of the market," said Sheppard, "when they literally tripped over Resnic; who was tied tight and stoutly gagged. We had at first thought some good citizen had stumbled across the wretch, but once we removed his gag we discovered something else entirely. Resnic clearly terrified related a story about being hunted down by a silent, menacing figure. Someone who glided over the rooftops with ease, who was quiet as a temple mouse and yet as strong and tenacious as a minotaur. He only got brief look at his assailant before he was rendered unconscious but Resnic is certain it was a draconian."

During the past week rumours had been circulating through the city that Lady Anthea had been enquiring about hiring her own assassin, but when the Herald approached the ambassador and asked her if she knew anything about this assassin catching draconian, she just winked and smiled.