Bracha, 18th day of Fleurgreen, 432 AC
Seventh Watch falling 11
Eye in the Crowd – Justice Murdered
by JOSHUASIGEP44, Staff Writer
Palanthas - Last week the Herald reported the alleged assassination of Magistrate Jhonas Qerin. Representatives from the Silver Hand stated that Qerin was found dead late one afternoon in his official chambers, apparently poisoned to death. Qerin's servants have been questioned, and all have been cleared. None could recall anything out of the norm that fateful evening.
What lead investigators to poisoning was the evidence at the crime scene, or rather lack thereof. There were no signs of a struggle nor had anything gone amiss as one would expect in a botched robbery attempt. However the one clue that was disclosed to the public was the remains of a snake. Greendeath, an extremely rare and deadly snake was thought to only to exist on the Minotaur Isles.
The Senate has not missed a beat in the aftermath of Qrein's death. His successor, Zendria Tyrias, a former captain of the City Guard is being ushered into the vacant position. So the Herald wants to know...
Who do you think is behind the murder of Jhonas Qerin?
Elijah Deters, a retired stone mason had this to say:
"I'm sure we will never really know the answer to that question. And that's a shame really. Jhonas Qerin was a good man, and a respected public official. He was always putting the interest of the city above his own. You see, he was very popular with the public, but not so much with his peers. So if I were to point my ole' figure in someone body's general direction I would be pointing at this new magistrate. Ain't it funny how she just slipped into Jhonas's position? Like she was all expecting it to happen."
Darla Fraley, a healer from the Halls of Healing choked back tears while stating the following:
"Jhonas will be dearly missed. He always made sure that the temple had all the extra funding the city could spare. He was a nice man. I count his death a great loss to the temple, and to the city. They don't make 'em much better than he was anymore. I'm sure I have no idea who is responsible for his death, but they should know this. Not everything we do in this life goes unnoticed. Jhonas was a friend to Mishakal and Mishakal takes care of her own."
Tal Dragonstaff, a private language tutor flippantly shared his remarks:
"Qerin has no one to blame, but himself. For the past few years he has not made very many political friends. He had to know someone was out to get him. Mind you I don't condone his death, but politicians think differently than you and I. This is part of their life."