|Karu the Bold Strider|
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As the Flaxseed Lodge winds down for the evening and Ace's bar is in full use, the sound of trumpets erupts from the front of the Lodge as Karu boldly opens the door, hoisting a smallish sarcophagus with three of his lieutenants. Behind the sarcophagus and its pallbearers, four Pathfinders and a faerie dragon follow.
"Attention, Lodge!" he yells as several of the trainees from the Bold Striders immediately stand to attention. "We have grim... terrible news." he says, correcting himself once he realizes his error. His face remains somber.
"The mighty dwarf Grimdoc has perished in combat. The unstoppable force of the Emissary from Beyond descended on Dustpawn a few days ago. Grimdoc and the valiant Pathfinders behind me were the only ones to stand their ground against the monstrosity." he says proudly.
"In its last breath, the Emissary stripped away Grimdoc's soul before the valiant Ennoia the Bold could finish off the slimy beast." he informs the Lodge. "The remains of Grimdoc shall be interred with his family, however we shall erect a statue of this mighty warrior in the Training Hall in order to inspire those here."
Karu closes his eyes for a moment and composes himself. "We will place this sarcophagus in the catacombs beneath the Lodge as he was both a Pathfinder as well as a dwarf and deserves to be recognized as such!" he yells before marching towards the entrance to the Catacombs. The trainees of the Bold Striders immediately bow as deep as possible when the entourage passes.
GM Aarvid's Brother Grimdoc has permanently perished in service to the Society. His sacrifice allowed for the rest of the group to survive and the costs of retrieving his soul were deemed too high by the dwarf once he was contacted via Speak with Dead. Huzzah for the mighty Grimdoc!