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Majetag, 21st day of Darkember, 432 AC
Late Watch falling 27
The Palanthas Herald

Mysterious Object found in Market

by Gerrin, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Kirinor, Newkolt 23, 428 AC

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.