Posted by Morrighan on 10/23/18
Today, at the behest of Guildmaster Joscelin Arterius, I write this proclamation to the citizens of Arx in her stead, as one of her Assistant Guildmasters. Oliver Arterius, Assistant Guildmaster of the Crafters Guild of Arx, gifted leatherworker and designer, proprietor of the Tanned Hide, and beloved husband to our esteemed Guildmaster, has died. His death was no accident, nor was it brought on by natural causes; it was murder.
Oliver, a prominent and highly influential figure in the community, was a former thrall. One who had a strong interest in helping those like himself, helping freed men, women, and children with their new lives, helping them find work and apprenticeships so they could grow to become independent and self-sufficient members of the Compact. Someone had a problem with that.
Whoever is responsible for this heinous act took it upon themselves to send a message with his death, his body brutally stabbed and left in an alley in the Lower Boroughs, not far from the docks. Upon his forehead, written in blood, were the words, "Thralls Stay Thralls". The message there is clear, and has been received, and in turn we send one of our own. Thralls do not stay thralls, those who are free will stay free, and to the individual responsible, I can assure you this: You will be found. You cannot hide. Justice will be served.
To those who have business with the Crafters Guild and Guildmaster Joscelin, I kindly request that you temporarily redirect all inquiries or other such matters to either Dame Ida Ferron or myself, until stated otherwise. If anyone has any information regarding Oliver's death, please contact either Prince Gareth Grayson of the Inquisition or Baron Silas Whitehawk, Lord Commander of the Iron Guard.
Sword of Farhaven
Assistant Guildmaster of the Crafters Guild of Arx
--- Crovane Stance (from Ann) ---
House Crovane mourns this esteemed member of the community and offers it's deepest condolences to his family and friends.
--- Farshaw Stance (from Clover) ---
Westrock Reach mourns for the Crafter's Guild and the Guildmaster. And hope the cowardly perpetrator will be found soon.
--- Whitehawk Stance (from Kenna) ---
The Guildmaster has our deepest condolences for her loss. May justice be done and quickly.
--- Saik Stance (from Karadoc) ---
When we grieve as a community after such a vile act - we prove stronger than the cowards responsible. Justice will be served. House Saik stands in support of all who are free and independent.
--- Stormbreak Stance (from Elloise) ---
Oh. Oh no...
--- Champagne Stance (from Yasmine) ---
Our deepest condolences to the Guildmistress and all of Oliver's loved ones. To the bastards that did this: you better hope the Iron Guard finds you before my people do.
--- Darkwater Stance (from Carita) ---
Darkwater mourns the needless death of Oliver Arterius and will speak fondly of his kindness and generosity while he lived. We also wish to offer our most heartfelt condolences to his loved ones and echo those in support of justice being served, and quickly.
--- Pravus Stance (from Belladonna) ---
Thralls do not stay thralls, nor will fear silence our Compact. This is a gross attack on the bonds of honor that bind us, and our hearts go to Master Joscelin in these trying times. Pravus will help in any way it can with the emphatic punishment of these cowards.
--- Solace Stance (from Thena) ---
The Solace will donate 200,000 silver towards the purchase of Thrall debts in Oliver's name.
--- Valardin Stance (from Isabeau) ---
House Valardin will pay 250,000 silver to buy out thrall debts and prays that the Sentinel's justice will be done.
--- Redrain Stance (from Gwenna) ---
House Redrain will also donate 250,000 toward the purchase of Thrall debts in Master Oliver's name. We pray for swift justice and mourn the loss of such an admirable citizen.
--- Thrax Stance (from Victus) ---
Thrax mourns the fact that there are those who would inflict injustice to those who have lawfully earned their freedom. It is a disgrace and our condolences are with Joscelin.
--- Keaton Stance (from Reigna) ---
There are no words severe enough to label those who committed this crime, no words to express our empathy for the Guildmaster. The Sentinel sees all. There will be no escaping his justice.
--- Scholars Stance (from Sina) ---
The Scholars of Vellichor grieve for the loss of Oliver Arterius, and offer our deepest condolences to Guildmaster Joescelin. May the perpetrators be found. Let no corner of Arvum go unsearched. We offer what aid and resources we may in pursuit of justice.
--- Redreef Stance (from Mikani) ---
Redreef cannot put to words what we are feeling. There is so much anger and sadness. Our thoughts are with Joscelin and her family. We are here for you if needed.
--- Kennex Stance (from Octavia) ---
Kennex has no words for, and will offer no quarter to, those who would deny the freedom of freedmen. We pray that the Sentinel will see fit to pay the killer their dues.
--- Halfshav Stance (from Khanne) ---
House Halfshav mourns the Compact's loss of Oliver Arterius nee Coldrain. Perhaps once a thrall, his hard work and talent made him so much more. This crime against a man so freed should anger all of us. Halfshav will also contribute to paying Thrall debts to honor his memory.
--- Grimhall Stance (from Valdemar) ---
Condolences to Master Arterius' family, and may justice fall swift and harsh on those responsible for this crime.
--- Velenosa Stance (from Mydas) ---
Velenosa offers 250,000 for the buying and freeing of thrall debts.