Sharn Inquisitive01/02/2006

Arranash Execution Set for Midnight
News for Sul, Zarantyr 15th, 998

Arranash Execution Set for Midnight

SHARN -- Sesko Arranash, who was convicted of treason last month for attempting to sell information about Argonth's magical defenses, will be executed by hanging tonight at midnight. "Arranash will pay the ultimate price for his traitorous scheme," said Knight-Marshal Banarak Tithon. "And the nation of Breland will sleep better tonight knowing that no one can escape its justice."

Scaffolding for the Arranash execution is being erected today in front of Andith Tower in the Ambassador Towers district. The public is invited to witness the execution. Knights of the King's Citadel said that because Arranash is a powerful spellcaster, he will be bound, gagged, and blindfolded prior to the hanging.

Arranash's hanging marks the first execution in Sharn for a crime committed after the end of the Last War. According to testimony presented before a special crown magistrate, Arranash used divination magic to breach magical security around Argonth, Breland's floating city-fortress. He then attempted to contact numerous foreign governments to set up an auction in which he could sell the information he had gained to the highest bidder.

Arranash allegedly knew how to enter Argonth undetected and how to force it to the ground, according to court testimony. But agents of the King's Citadel intercepted plans for the auction and apprehended Arranash in his tower northeast of Sharn.

"As midnight passes," said Tithon, "all Breland should remember the names of Arrak Slocurr, Kendrick d'Deneith, and a warforged known as Pym, all of whom died during the battle at Arranash's tower. Those three brave souls perished bringing Arranash to justice, and his death tonight will validate their sacrifice."

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David Noonan is a designer/developer for Wizards of the Coast. Before coming to Wizards, he was a daily newspaper reporter in Washington state. Apparently the city hall beat is good practice for an Eberron campaign.

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