FASTHELD - A bard known as Morlind died in the Lightholder Tavern after falling down the stairs from the inn's second floor and impaling himself on his own rapier. Witnesses said he'd been singing rather merrily before his tumble. He died despite the efforts of healer Chaori Balsam. It's widely held that he actually died because Surrector Duhnen Seamel's wife, Gabriella, administered a death blow with a blade. But witnesses say the belly wound was so grievous that it was a mercy killing. He was doomed, either way.