Kirinor, 19th day of Holmswelth, 432 AC
After Darkwatch Hour rising 3
Amstern Chesney - Steel Legionnaire
by Darcwulf, Staff Writer
Palanthas - The surprising revelation that Emperor Markham's spokesman Amstern Chesney is a Steel Legionnaire has shocked the citizens of Palanthas.
Shock and surprise reverberated through an already troubled Palanthas when it was revealed that the recently rescued spokesman for the Emperor, Amstern Chesney is a Steel Legionnaire.
"We'd received an anonymous tip-off that Chesney was not all that he seemed, that he was in fact someone dangerous to Solamnia, possibly the one behind the Blue Partisans," said Warwick Poole of the Freemen. "So we investigated. We tailed Chesney with great difficulty, I doubt we could have managed to keep track of him if he still hadn't been suffering from the ill effects of his time in captivity. After making some effort to conceal his destination, Chesney met with a large group of Steel Legionnaire's and to our surprise, took charge. He was clearly a ranking officer and well respected by the Legionnaires."
Most Palanthian's had previously considered the modest, unassuming Lord Chesney as a capable if somewhat silly dandy, this revelation has surprised many but not all.
"Just your typical nobleman, hiding secrets from the people," said Alaric Fryderic, sanitary engineer. "Still if there is a good reason to keep a secret, I suppose it's that one. They do a lot of good them boys and lot of it behind scenes too."
"I always liked Amstern, - polite, efficient, intelligent," Jhon Middletown, Solamnic nobleman told the Herald. "And he always displayed a sense of honor that a Knight would be envious of. I am not at all surprised that he is a part of such a noble organization as the Steel Legion."
"If the mincing fop was hiding this, how can we know what else he is hiding?" Lady Harriet Walter asked. "On behalf of the people I did a little investigating into his past. In the process I found out that he was also keeping hidden the fact that he is half-elven, the offspring of an exiled dark elf in fact. Like I said, how can we know what else he is hiding? Is he in fact behind the Blue Partisan's? Are these Steel Legionnaire's as pristine as they claim?"
"Chesney did inform some of his true identity and purpose," said Morris Sheppard, formerly of the guard. "I had the honor of knowing the truth, as did certain others. On any number of occasions he supplied the pertinent information that enabled us to close a case. He would also readily supply additional manpower in cases of extreme emergencies, much like the current times."
Are Amstern Chesney and the Steel Legion behind the Blue Partisans? There is enough suspicion and unanswered questions to warrant an investigation. Legionnaires need to protect Chesney, who is being targeted by Harriet Walter.