Linaras, 15th day of Reapember, 432 AC
Darkwatch rising 23
Takhisis Not Yet Dead?
by Khaisai, Staff Writer
Palanthas – Reports of the Dark Queen's death may have been greatly exaggerated.
Witnesses claim to have seen the former head of the pantheon of evil working in a Palanthian tavern as a chef. The Burger Kingpriest Tavern, a new establishment at the north end of Sailmaker Row, specialises in meat patties served between two pieces of round, soft bread. The Takhisis look-alike has been observed quietly grilling these 'burgers', humming and muttering contentedly to herself.
"I saw her," vows local resident Harv Cob, "Plain as day. Looked real happy, too, working away, and minding her own business. She was singing something... 'Love Me Kender', I think it was."
"No, it was 'Return to Kender' – I saw her too," claims his companion, 35 year old Aisa Tarijak. "And I'm an ex-cleric of Paladine, I know Takhisis when I see her".
Regular readers of the Herald may recall a hoax two years ago when fraudster Lafallot Reyelhart attempted to sell what he claimed were bones from the corpse of Takhisis. No body of the fallen goddess was ever recovered. Are these sightings further proof that, instead of being dead, she is in fact walking Krynn in mortal form?
All attempts to interview the mysterious burger chef were thwarted by the Burger Kingpriest Tavern owner, former merchant Lamore Edgerton. "I can neither confirm nor deny these rumours," Edgerton smiles. "But she'll be cooking up our delicious menu for the foreseeable future. Why don't your readers come see for themselves? And they can try our Fiery Mountain GrilledTM burgers at the same time - a taste of the divine, at cataclysmically low prices!"
Clever publicity stunt or happy ending for her former Dark Majesty? Either way, business is booming at Burger Kingpriest.