SHADOW DISTRICT - Criers throughout Zahir territory have alerted its citizens to the news of a large fire occurring within a rundown portion of the District, the Fetters. The source of the fire has been traced back to an "abandoned shack" used primarily in black market trade and other shady dealings.
The cause of the fire remains unclear, although there are murmurings throughout the Shadow District that the incident may not have been at all accidental. Investigations will continue, but it is uncertain what will come of them.
Fatalities in the large fire were unavoidable, as were injuries, and a significant portion of the surrounding districts have been reduced to cinder and rubble. though most were a hair's breadth away from falling apart in their condemned state to begin with. Duchess Voreyn Zahir of House Zahir, which was granted territorial control over the District, has promised to work diligently in rebuilding parts of the Fetters - no doubt under the solemn watch of the Ravensguard.
Despite the Duchess's enthusiasm, the undertaking will be difficult and vast, and will require much in the way of funds and time.