CARYAS HILL, LIGHTHOLDER - The Royal Palace has announced that the Prince of the Blood, Serath Valoria, has departed the Kingdom of Fastheld for an undisclosed period of time. It is rumored that His Highness has embarked upon a personal quest, perhaps related to the "Silver Dawn" event of 627 ATA, though no other details have been forthcoming.
Indeed, even Dawnstar Keep is silent when it comes to more elaboration about the Prince's reasons for leaving the Kingdom, though the fact that it is an announced departure leads many to assume that the sojourn is temporary in nature. Others speculate that very little information is known because very little has been given to begin with, which seems to hold some possible truth given the Prince's enigmatic nature.
Minstrels and Bards alike have already begun to invent tales of the Sovereign's Prince's adventure, with the range of fictional events covering the mundane to the noble, and the fantastical to the just plain silly.
Some intrepid Merchants have also reportedly begun selling "Sovereign Statues" of the Prince (or at least their idea of the Prince), though the Royal Guard is attempting to clamp down on such items.
As a side note to the announcement, this leaves the Ruling Steward, His Grace Zolor Zahir, as the sole ruler of the Kingdom for the duration of the Prince's departure.