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An Inquisition and a Decree
Posted on 05/22/2007 01:44 AM CDT by the Webstaff

On the evening of Volnes, a pair of imperial inquisitors arrived in Solhaven, and journeyed to the bridge that made history. Baron's Bridge, the location of the assassination of Her Imperial Majesty, Empress Mynal'lyanna Anodheles, was under intense scrutiny, and all those who gathered around the inquisitors began to feel the heat of being questioned.

There are reports that several members of the crowd were detained, dragged off by guards for further questioning, only to be later released. Some of them, however, fell under heavy suspicion and received fines for various transgressions. It is even reported that one individual assaulted both of the inquisitors and found himself under the weight of several fines and jail time.

The inquisitors left several hours after arrival, but made mention of further investigating needing to be done the following day.

Later that evening, a courier from Tamzyrr announced the arrival of an imperial decree:

By imperial decree of His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Aurmont Anodheles, Baron Lerep Hochstib of Jantalar is hereby officially pronounced dead as no significant sign of his continued existence has been observed or proof of such provided within the predetermined time set forth by the imperial inquisitors. Therefore, all legal holdings, rights, obligations, etc, are forthwith placed under temporary stead of His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Anodheles, until the investiture ceremony of Lady Delphinuria Hochstib, sister to the former Baron, as Baron Hochstib had no heir. At such time, Lady Hochstib shall be henceforth known as Baroness Hochstib of Jantalar, and attain all legal rights to former Baron Hochstib's holdings and possessions.

Further, His Imperial Majesty announces that Lady Hochstib has signed a writ of relinquishment, renouncing Jantalar's claim to the former Barony of Mestanir. Henceforth, the previous borders of the Barony of Mestanir shall be reinstated, and all rights, privileges, and duties of an imperial territory shall be granted to the newly reestablished barony. The investiture ceremony of a new Baron or Baroness is pending an appointee of His Imperial Majesty, which shall be announced within the coming days.



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