The relative quiet of a town under martial law was shattered two
nights ago by the sound of a womans scream. Shortly thereafter, General Valek
himself along with an escort of two guards arrived at the scene (just east of the
southwest bank) and declared the location off-limits. As the guards took the investigation
in hand, it became clear that the victim was none other than the Lady Sara Braccalese.
Lady Braccalese had recently been involved in several efforts to
improve the living conditions of those within and beyond the walls the Trinsic. It is
unclear who would have a motive to kill such a well-known and friendly woman although
there has been some discussion of an old feud between the Cornigans and the Braccalese.
When asked about this connection between the victim and the murder location, one of the
guards on the scene stated: We are, of course, not ruling anything out but that
connection is a point of interest. The investigation teams asks that any persons
having information pertaining to the crime report it to any Order Guard within town
The location in question known as the Cornigan house, after the family
that resides there, continues to be sealed despite the removal of the body. A cleaning
crew was allowed in yesterday and remained inside for several hours. (text removed)* What
this exactly signals is unclear.
Another interesting, but apparently unrelated, occurrence that happened
the night of the murder is that General Valek ordered the local banks closed down for a
short period of time while he awaited some documents. Shortly after having received a
package of sealed documents from a Jason Smythe, the banker was found to be seeking escape
from the city by any means possible. (text removed)* A 500 gold reward has been posted by
General Valek for the return of Jason Smythe to Trinsicreportedly dead or alive.
* - removed on the orders of Lord General Jetrin Valeks staff
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Tuesday, June 22nd 1999