Bakukal, 22nd day of Deepkolt, 432 AC
After Darkwatch Hour rising 1
Mysterious Object found in Market
by Gerrin, Staff Writer
Gateway – This past Soldai residents of Gateway awoke to find things amiss in the market. Local residents discovered that in unused portions of the market burned section of ground. City officials were alerted to the area and begun an investigation into the matter.
"We found some burnt papers, an old broken hilt of a sword and the ground was trampled in the area," reported Constable Eril Lontan.
Witnesses report that the broken sword bore the crest of the Shatterstone family. The family who once was a prosperous merchant group in the community fled during the War of the Lance. The connection between the broken sword and the burnt ground is unknown at this point, although residents have their ideas.
"I swear they are coming back," said Ston Twoli. "My granddad spoke of them and said that the market was their pride and joy, well look at it. It's a disgrace."
The market itself has been the source of much controversy lately as Master of the Market, Rogate Wheeler, has come under investigation for pocketing bonus money. Whether or not this incident and the investigation are related authorities are unsure.