Gemstone IV News
The Fall of an Inquisitor
By order of His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Aurmont Anodheles, Inquisitor Usyian Denturei has been arrested and charged with the following counts: 4 counts treason, 4 counts conspiracy; 2 count high crimes against the empire; 1 count murder of one former imperial guard, Terrune Metharnonne'; 1 count murder of an unnamed co-conspirator; 1 count high murder and assassination of Her Imperial Majesty, Empress Mynal'lyanna Anodheles.
Inquisitor Usyian Denturei has been stripped of all rights, privileges and holdings of an Imperial Inquisitor, and has had his signet rings and seals broken.
In a brief statement, the Emperor explained that the evidence shown to His Imperial Majesty by the Honorable Salnim Malwind points to Inquisitor Usyian Denturei as the head conspirator and mastermind behind the assassination of Her Imperial Majesty, in a bid to increase the influence of the Chaston's Edict over the empire, and to influence the new Emperor or Empress into removing those not of full-human blood from positions of influence--such as Baron Malwind of Vornavis. Further, the Inquisitor placed himself in position for nomination for such investitures when one of them became vacant.
Usyian Denturei will be held for judgment at a later date by the Emperor and his former peers, the Imperial Inquisitors. If proven guilty under the weight of the evidence, Usyian will face execution.
The Return of Malwind
By Imperial decree of His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Aurmont Anodheles, Baron Malwind of Vornavis is not found suspect in the death of Her Imperial Majesty, Empress Mynal'lyanna Anodheles as a result of the evdience brought forward by his son, the Honorable Salnim Malwind. As such, Baron Malwind shall keep all rights, priviledges and holdings as Baron of Vornavis.
Further, His Imperial Majesty is returning control of Vornavis back to Baron Malwind, and thanks the Northern Sentinel, Earl Jovery of North Hendor, for his help and assistance as Overlord of Vornavis when the Empire called.
The Freeport of Solhaven
By Imperial Decree of His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Aurmont Anodheles, the freeport status of the city of Solhaven will renewed, and the imperial control of its port will come to an end in the coming weeks.
However, the Emperor cautions Baron Malwind of Vornavis that in light of the past several years, and in order for the freeport status to succeed, there will need to be changes. The first of many changes suggested includes a tighter control of Solhaven with baronial guard, and recommends that the Baron of Vornvas create a baronial naval force for inspection and protection of the port. Further, how much control is returned back to the Mercantyler's Guild would be up to the Baron Malwind, but it is suggested that that too be restricted, unlike in the past.
His Imperial Majesty wishes great fortune onto the city of Solhaven, and while being a freeport means increased money for its citizens and the Empire, there must be a level of security, protection, and safety for everyone and everything. It is a hope that as these changes are implemented, the citizens will learn to adapt and prosper for a glorious future.
Reinvestiture of Baron Malwind of Vornavis
Under the final authority of Overlord Earl Jovery of North Hendor, a re-investiture ceremony shall take place for Baron Malwind of Vornavis this coming weekend. All citizens will be invited to watch, and celebrate the return of its Baron.
His Overlordship extends great wishes and thanks to the citizens of Vornavis, and states that he will indeed miss it on some level as he returns back to North Hendor.