This afternoon, an unknown thief crashed through the upper window of the finest establishment in the city, The Butchered Drake. In his possession was nearly one hundred gold pieces, keys, and important documents belonging to the owner of The Butchered Drake, Cyrus Kerwaith. Mrs. Kerwaith was sleeping in bed when the vagabond pilfered the strongbox of the inn, and sprang through the window.
After being chased by a guard of the City Watch, the thief presumably threatened to shoot the chasing guard with his crossbow, and jumped into the city canal to escape. The noble guard jumped in after him, and managed to cuff the thief in the river. The thief somehow escaped, and the guard was rescued by some onlookers. Other members of the city watch began to shoot at the escaping rogue, supposedly wounding him. Another guardsman hit him with his pike. After reportedly playing dead, the scoundrel jumped into a sewer tunnel.
Captain of the City Watch, Titus Verlemon, was on the scene to lead the hunt for the rogue through the ghoul-infested sewers. When asked to comment, his only response was “I HATE THESE DAMN THIEVES! GET THE HELL DOWN THERE AND FIND HIM!” as he raised his sword and charged off. In the sewers, Private Merric, who was part of the search, was found brutally murdered in cold-blood by the thief. May the gods rest his soul. Private Merric’s funeral will be held tomorrow in the front square if anyone would like to pay their respects. Merric leaves behind a wife and four children. Please help them with any food or donations you can spare.
The Butchered Drake has apparently been restituted with the stolen money and paperwork, though the body of the rogue has not been released to the public. The guardsman who found the rogue confirmed that he had been eaten by ghouls in the sewers. Serves that criminal right, The burial of the body was left up to a strong and seaworthy sailor.
Now that this shocking scene of crime has come to an end, Captain Verlemon has announced a new series of curfews and crackdowns on all suspicious looking personages in the city, and that watches will be doubled until further notice. Respect the law, and Hail Northreach.