FASTHELD - The battered body of Hunter's Guildmistress Ester Shardwood was discovered in a ditch on a road outside of Hedgehem. She was found by a traveling merchant who brought her to Lightholder Crossroads. Gabriella Seamel identified her and she was taken to the Crossroads Smithy with healers in tow. The subsequent arrival of the Lord Surrector Duhnen Seamel and Lady Damiante Nillu has many of the town folk talking and worried about the apparent serious nature of the attack. Rumors have started to make the rounds that maybe the Light's Reach bandits are moving north and might be connected to the Shadow in some way.