Week 1, Friday
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Lavinia murdered, fire burns down firearms shop and Fluffy Bundts Bakery
As yesterday’s rally marched toward Castle Guildmoor, explosions rang out at Lavinia’s firearms shop, causing a fire that destroyed the shop and half of Fluffy Bundts Bakery. During the fire, Lavinia was murdered in her chair at Teresa’s Tonsorial Parlor.
“It was truly awful,” said Teresa. ” One minute I’m dyeing her hair, the next minute she’s this emaciated corpse! It’s so strange… My door was closed and I didn’t hear a thing.”
Grizzleby, the town sage, arrived soon after, but the perpetrator had already left.
“We already know a ghost was going after Lavinia, and I am afraid it succeeded,” Grizzleby said. “Ghosts are held to this earth by unfinished business, I can only wish that it has somehow found peace and moved on.”
“Lavinia was a wonderful person,” Teresa said. “I can’t imagine why a ghost would want to kill her.”
At the firearms shop, an improvised bucket brigade put out the fire, but not before spreading to the neighboring Fluffy Bundts Bakery. Luscious Lucinda, covered in flour, still passed out bundts to the volunteers.
Captain Staunton, when pressed about whether half-orcs or the thieves’ guild might be behind the troubles, demurred.
“We cannot reveal any of our leads until our investigation is complete,” he said.
Merchants say: “Make Guildmoor great again!”
The Guildmoor Merchants Association and the House of Winston sponsored a rally of about one hundred in the town square that marched to Guildmoor Castle, demanding greater protection against recent robberies and violence on town shops.
“We came to Guildmoor to get away from dragons, undead, and orcs!” said Caleb Mardigan, president of the Association. “Where can an businessman or businesswoman make a living on this cursed earth?”
“We have emptied our city coffers protecting half orcs and providing free healing for all, while honest men and women have to fend for themselves,” said Branford II of House Winston.
The Merchants Association organized a volunteer brigade to supplement the town guard.
Emotions ran high, when news arrived that Devyn Colby, guard of the Ainsworth Weapon Shoppe, died from injuries sustained while defending his shop on Wednesday night.
The rally spontaneously marched toward Guildmoor Castle chanting, “Ronulus! What about us!?”
More land cleared
Regent Ronulus reports that new land has been cleared for farming, and that prospective farmers are to report to Castle Guildmoor for more information.
Luscious Lucinda insists that the Bundt-Eating Contest is on for this Saturday.
“My roof is gone, but my oven still works,” Lucinda said. “I don’t care if we will have to eat among the ashes of my ruined shop, under the pouring rain!”
Your loyal correspondent,