Set to parchment this 10th day of Uri, in 1332 the year of the Standard…
We commence upon Laedersburg, late one day, and are told not to march on the orcish threat, but to escort the lady Aislyn back to Stahl, whereby she might enlist some martial aid from Mayor Theonius. Without question, our team commences upon the journey, only to be charged in Stahl with the duty of rooting out that town’s spy. Incredible as it is, the team agrees to this, removing themselves yet further from the task at hand, mainly to recover the Heart of Grakis.
It is hard for me to believe that Sir Laeder might have been intentionally misdirecting the team, but at first it seemed as obvious to me… as obvious as Cian’s later attempt to distract and misdirect Justiciar Hathorn by his false confessions and subsequent peregrination to the pillory. Both attempts seemed to have thoroughly distracted the intended target. Perhaps Laeder was merely trying to get rid of the team, or perhaps he was indeed fearful of his wife’s safety upon the journey. In any case, the point is moot now, for news has reached us of Laeder’s murder.
The investigation into the spy’s identity proves fruitless at best, and raises more questions and points fingers at too many suspects at worst. The spy is obviously aware of the investigation, for a meal is poisoned. Luckily no one who partakes of said meal is killed. Most of the Sleeping Griffon Inn’s clientele, however, becomes violently sick. The evidence of the empty poison vial is discovered by Aislyn, hidden amongst her belongings, and she also becomes one of the suspects. Dorak has a “list” as long as his arm, he claims.
It seems now, however, the investigation must be put on hold, for Aislynn is insisting upon being returned to Laedersburg, to discover the truth behind her husband’s murder. Perhaps when the man is raised, he will be able to shed light upon this plot and at last bring the traitor or traitors to justice.
Frustratingly yours in constant service
Master Chronicler Third Class Ervain of Littlehollow