FOREST DISTRICT - Couriers travel with news that the Wildling Reach Tavern was consumed by fire on Riverstretch, the 22nd day of Greening. The inferno caused by ignited alcohol and the dry wooden structure of the establishment was so great that residents had little choice other than to let the tavern burn and eventually collapse into the swamp beneath.
An initial investigation into the fire has presented a strong case for arson being the primary cause of the blaze. The badly charred body of a man was found amidst the cinders of the building, who witnesses claim was one of only four people who had been in the tavern and unaccounted for at the time of the blaze.
Residents of Wildling Reach claim that the man in question had been acting 'strange' and 'moody' for days, as if 'waiting' for something to happen. Others report that the man in question was an anti-social sort who kept himself to himself. The Imperial Watch suspects that the men may have been suicidal, and that the arson was his method of suicide that - sadly, for the residents of Wildling Reach - had far reaching consequences.