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The Palanthas Herald

Truth About Lady Walter Revealed

by Darcwulf, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Palast, Newkolt 5, 422 AC

Palanthas - Shock and outrage rippled through the city this week with the revelation that Lady Walter is in fact an exiled Silvanesti elf.

Further investigation of the various properties owned by the renegade noblewoman Lady Harriet Walter, has revealed a startling truth, that she is in fact an exiled Silvanesti elf. Evidence discovered by the Guard has identified her as one Annwyn Ebonstar. Older Silvanesti elves now residing in the city, have confirmed that this individual who is currently known as Lady Walter, was tried and found guilty of practicing dark magic, treason and large scale mass murder.

"We had been slowly taking apart all the various properties owned by Walter in an effort to track down her movements," said Morris Sheppard formerly of the Guard. "We discovered documents revealing she secretly owns several businesses scattered about the city and we suspect she may own even more. We raided a small merchant store near the docks, which turned out to be a fence for stolen property and in the cellar we discovered a small cache of what we believe are Walter's personal items. A small pendant with an elven family crest, along with two spellbooks bearing the same design was the first of several clues."

"I called in a few favours and we were able to piece together who this Lady Walter really is," Amstern Chesney, Steel Legionnaire, told the Herald. "Her real name is Annwyn Ebonstar. Soldiers of House Protector discovered her plot to gain control of the kingdom. She used the darkest of black magic to suck out the souls of an entire village, murdering close to two hundred innocent men, women and children. Her plan was to chain them as slaves to her will and use them to drain sorcerous energies, which she could then use to further empower her own magics. She was exiled by Lorac Caladon, Speaker of the Stars, in 435 AC."

Authorities believe Annwyn Ebonstar aka Lady Harriet Walter is still within the city.

Adventure Hooks

An elven noble, a relative of one of Walter's elven victims, is offering a generous reward for her capture and "extradition" to face his justice.