Karrnathi Laborers Make Grisly Find
KORTH—Laborers regrading the cliffs south of Vurgenslye have unearthed more than one hundred humanoid skeletons—all bearing the same injury.
Each skull found over the course of the last two weeks has had a three-inch circular hole carved in the center of the forehead. The rest of the skeletons had no unusual markings.
Nearly one-third of the 400 laborers have walked off the job, said foreman Jerrit Alpach.
“It’s a bit better now that we’re working further north, but for a while last week you would find one of these skeletons every ten minutes or so,” he said. You’d turn over a spadeful of earth, and there’d be a three-eyed skull staring up at you.”
Preliminary divination magic performed on the site indicated that the skulls were buried there shortly before the start of the Last War. Priests of the Blood of Vol have taken custody of the skulls for further study.
Nearby residents recall no unusual disappearances or murders during the time when the skulls would have been buried.
The cliffs south of Vurgenslye have long been locally known for their frequent, treacherous mudslides. The regrade effort is a massive undertaking to turn the cliffs into a gentle, farmable slope leading down to Scions Sound.
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