Newest Mill Correspondent, Gideon, has an update regarding the previously mentioned “Wild Man” who has been stalking, attacking and intimidating the Eyranese village folk. The mystery has finally unraveled itself. The Wild Man has been identified as none other than Dareth of Falconer, one of the refugees of the belated Mystara. A full report is detailed below:
Nearly a week had passed since the angry cry roared forth from the Medica and bounced it’s way about the fishing village and along the path of the river. One that took us time to find out more of this tale. Apparently the cry was from no other than the rumoured ‘Wild Man’, finally brought to justice. And by none other than the Naga Mizu and Lady Blanche Greyling. The unlikely pair of vigilantes led a surge into the jungle one night to capture the Wild Man to end the spying and purported extortion the man had been bringing against Lady Greyling. A skillfully drawn arrow and subsequent tackle brought the three crashing down to the Crafter’s docks from the hill above, knocking the man unconscious with an arrow protruding from his backside. Mizu and Blanche suffered no more than bruises and a few abrasions, though all were dizzy from the fall. The Wandering Wizard, Elendil Olorin, spotted the fracas and came to lend his assistance. He cast a curious suspension spell which allowed the group to transport the unconscious man to the Medica, where he was treated and subsequently bound for interrogation for when he awoke.
Dareth of Falconer is the man identified as the Wild Man and apparently he has been calling Eyr his home for the last several years. Though from what we were told, he was not aware of it being Eyr until his prior capture of the Lady Blanche Greyling weeks before. It took several hours of interrogation for this information to come forth and even rumors of further injuries to his person. Blanche herself lead the questioning, accompanied by her siren friend, Alithia. Screams, shouting and the sound of gritty male laughter was heard coming from the Medica. The man may have been able to hold out against them but in the course of the interrogation, they finally got out who he was. More was believed said of his ordeals here in Eyr but no one would speak further on the matter.
At the moment all we know is that somehow this man survived the wild jungle on his own for a number of unknown years. Far from the village we call home and lost in a pit of survival against the natives of this land, only recently finding the village before kidnapping the Lady Blanche for questioning.
A truce has been declared between Dareth and the Lady Greyling. There will be no more spying or extortion for safe passage (again – purported). She even agreed to return his shield and spear which had been lost in the altercation. Blanche did, however, take return of her arrow.
When questioned after the interrogation, Blanche would not admit to any wrongdoing or inhumane practices. Only that,
“Dareth and I have a truce. We have an agreement. If he had used a bar of soap this all might have been avoided as I might have recognized him sooner. But that is water under the bridge now. He is a man of his word and now that I have it I will trust him on that. I hope there will be no further problems between us.”
So there you have it. Hopefully an arrow to the rear will serve as a proper ending to the short reign of terror Dareth subjected our sleepy village to.
-Gideon, Rumour Mill Correspondant
Commentary and imagery written and designed by Farah Hannu.
Report co-written by Blanche Fralto and Dom MacArthur with permission of Angeloflifelight Resident, Keirebu Resident, and Mizuze Resident.