~ 2 Weeks later – 13:15: Midland ~
It had been weeks since the King Eodred II’s death, and things were finally starting to get back to normal in Korvosa. Yet still the streets thrummed with unrest and wild rumors. Crime seemed to be on the rise, with pickpocketings, robberies, and assaults skyrocketing. Some still hissed “usurper” and “murdering harlot” at the mere utterance of Ileosa’s name, and more shockingly, rumors that the king’s death was not of natural causes increasing. According to a significant amount of the populace, the rumor mills have been declaring the Queen the primary suspect in poisoning the late King.
Then, more recently word spreads of an actual suspect, a young artist by the name of a pretty young artist named Trinia Sabor who painted a portrait of the king not half a month before his death.
A city-wide hunt was called for by the Guard after learning of a confession from a co-conspirator amongst their own. The guardsman committed suicide by leaping through a window of one of the tower in Castle Korvosa.
In no time, Trinia’s name became a household word, and once again riots threatened to erupt in the streets. This time, however, the cries were not for the Queen’s death, but the death of the King’s “true” murderer, one Trinia Sabor.
Just after a midday meal, you were approached by a breathless member of the Korvosan Guard while you were walking down the street. He was one that looked familiar from your previous visits to the Citadel, but you never actually caught his name.
“Your pardon, but Field Marshall Kroft needs to speak with you immediately… she will meet you at the Three Rings Tavern shortly if you would go there now.”