Majetag, 21st day of Fleurgreen, 432 AC
Deepwatch rising 22
Ergothian Traitor in Solamnia
by Darcwulf, Staff Writer
Caergoth - Wanted Ergothian nobleman Maryno Asyarthus instigated a pitched battle in the streets of Caergoth when confronted by Solamnic forces acting on a tip off.
This past week the Caergoth guard received a tip from sources within the Steel Legion that the dangerous Ergothian nobleman Maryno Asyarthus would soon be journeying to the city in the furtherance of his Imperial ambitions. The ruthless renegade Ergothian nobleman has been searching for certain artifacts that once allegedly belonged to Ackal Ergot, that he believes are the key to an obscure prophecy proclaiming the first Ergothian Emperors return.
"Steel Legion sources warned us some time back that one of these Imperial items was last seen within the walls of Caergoth, of course that was back when Caergoth was still apart of the Ergothian Empire." said Sir Victor uth Andine, spokesman for the Solamnic knights of Caergoth. "According to the histories, the faceplate visor of old Ackal's helmet was given to the new city of Caergoth as a good luck charm to ward off invasions and the such, however it disappears from all known records just after the Rose Rebellion. One rumor says it was liberated by a loyalist to the Ergothian cause, another says it was destroyed by an angry mob, but no one knows for certain."
Asyarthus was spotted by a legion operative late Bakukal evening, in the company of fifty of Asyarthus's fanatical berserker cultists. The Ergothian and his forces entered The Fools Gold, a popular tavern run by Cranstone Rockslide, of the famous hill dwarf clan of that name.
"When those bullyboys kicked down me door, they gone made me real angry," said the dwarven businessman. "Not only did they shatter a perfectly good door, they also scared off the evening crowd. I mean those frothing lunatics barely knew which end of a sword to hold. A few sweeps of me hammer and I had half of 'em down and I would've had the rest 'cept that scum leading 'em magiked me. Stole one of the trophies from me wall too, although I don't know why, a tatty ol' iron faceplate."
Units of Solamnic knights who arrived at The Fool's Gold in time to see Asyarthus magically vanish with his prize were attacked by the noble's crazed followers who utterly refused to surrender. The ferocious battle continued for several minutes until all the fanatics were completely wiped out.