Mouther Slaughters Six at Revel
Waterdeep -- Tragedy befell six wealthy merchants and would-be consorts to the wealthy at a revel hosted by Urtos Phylund last night. Apparently the conversation and views of some of his guests so angered the patriarch of the Phylund noble family that he released a captive monster to pounce on guests and devour them. Although Phylund servants swear the monster's unleashing was accidental, over a dozen surviving guests (some of them of noble birth) say otherwise. They all say Lord Phylund bellowed, "So unguarded and careless your mouthings -- well, guard yourselves against a real mouther!"
The monster was a strange beast known as a "tall mouther," described by one guest as six whirling limbs attached to a hairy ball that was all leering eyes and a great gaping mouth. It slew six guests by biting and breaking their limbs, and injured another eight as guests scrambled to draw largely ornamental weapons and fight it off. Unconfirmed reports say the creature was slain by magic cast by a beautiful courtesan hitherto unknown as a sorcerer -- and that three of the wounded guests took their injuries while trying to get to, and slay, Urtos Phylund. The patriarch was protected by his servants and remains unharmed -- though it's rumored the heads of no less than four other noble families have delivered stiff notes to him warning that if ever he and they meet in the streets, he will take "fatal harm."
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Ed Greenwood is the man who unleashed the Forgotten Realms on an unsuspecting world. He works in libraries, writes fantasy, sf, horror, mystery, and even romance stories (sometimes all in the same novel), but he is still happiest churning out Realmslore, Realmslore, and more Realmslore. There are still a few rooms in his house with space left to pile up papers in . . .
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