Word flies across the realm. Notices are placed in every crossroad. "The warrant on Ester Shardwood, as per Imperial decree, is now void," the parchment, written by Duke Oren Nillu, explains. "She remains, however, frowned upon by the House of the Bear. She is banned from all Nillu lands. Should she be seen disobeying this statement, any servants loyal to the Noble House are commanded to remove her from the area. Refusal can be met with force if needed."