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

Assassin Stalks Blue Partisans

by Darcwulf, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Palast, Frostkolt 8, 421 AC

Palanthas - Shayd the infamous assassin has returned to Palanthas to hunt Blue Partisans, leaving a warning with each victim that his ultimate target is the new Monitor Prime.

For the past three days corpses of Blue Partisans have been turning up around the city, each with a note saying the same thing. "The bodies of the Blue Partisans, fifteen in all so far, have been dumped all over city," said Morris Sheppard formerly of the guard. "The corpses all have had the same note pinned to them and in each case it appears the blood of the victims was used to write the note. I've never much liked assassins, but in this I'll make an exception. He can kill all the blue wretches he wants, some of the Spears who died last week were friends of mine."

The notes simply read - 'I'm coming for you Haloran Karnifex' and all are signed 'Shayd the Assassin'.

"The victims have died in a number of different ways," continued Sheppard. "Six taken from behind their throats slashed, they probably never knew what hit them. The assassin also confronted a squad of five who we suspect had been sent to retrieve a cache of magical weapons hidden in a warehouse near the docks. Their bodies showed that they had been cut down by poisoned blades, their deaths wouldn't have been easy. The other four were all officers of varying ranks and the evidence shows that they were extensively.... Questioned. Shayd was definitely after information and I prey to the gods that I'm there when he finally tracks down Karnifax."

"Legion sources have been hearing rumours that people friendly to the Blue Partisans are seeking to find the elusive assassin," Amstern Chesney told the herald. "Spreading threats and gold about in equal amounts. We Steel Legionnaires are making efforts to track down and stop as many of these people as we can, but have been unable to stop them all. The citizens of Palanthas need to aware not all the dangers walking Palanthas's streets are garbed in Blue Partisan clothing."

Adventure Hooks

Blue Partisan agents are trying to track down Shayd by threatening the innocent citizens of Palanthas. Discover the identity of these agents and prevent them.