Murder in the Harperhall!
A TinyPlot in Several Acts
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It was a dark and stormy night...
Actually, it was a beautiful spring morning in the
Istan Hall of the Harper Craft when the body was discovered. What body, you ask?
Why the corpse of none other than the fastidious Harper Master Poirot, found
dead in the Harper Office by Crafthead Jueann with a cut throat, an empty
wineglass, and an empty medicine vial on the desk beside him, and no signs of
The news spread quickly, from Master Jueann to Master
Liesana, to Tutor Jellem, an unnamed journeyman and out to the rest of the Hall
and Hold as Guards arrived and Healers were summoned to try and determine who
had killed the Master, by all accounts universally despised. Many had motive,
many opportunity. So... whodunnit?
And so the mystery began. Read over the logs, gentle
reader, examine them for clues, find your own suspects and no fair skipping to
the end. Remember, the murderer walked amongst us...
Jueann, Istan Harper Hall Crafthead.
A shy sort who had the Crafthead position thrust upon
her. She stood the most to lose, if Poirot took control. The empty vial of
medicine found near the body belonged to her. Still, could such a retiring
creature really commit murder?
Harper Master Liesana
Harper Journeyman Rook
An unlikely suspect, admittedly, but this vivacious
young dance specialist still had no love for the deceased, a great deal of
loyalty to Jueann and Liesana, and is possessed of a devious mind.
One of the 'victims' of Poirot's infamous interviews,
this married lady didn't take kindly to some of his requests for 'help'. On the
other hand, her husband, Harper Tutor Jellem might be the
more likely suspect.
Harper Senior Apprentice Kirsyn
Harper Apprentice Christatha
The former fosterling of Master Liesana, Niara has
been steeped in the unorthodox and unconventional since she was a girl of seven.
Now a Harper Apprentice, her encounter with Master Poirot left her in tears.
Could she have decided that death was the best revenge?
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