Sara Uther scooped out a heaping mound of mince pie onto Sherriff Brax’s plate. “Brax I am so worried about Owen because no one has seen him or heard from him since the orcs attacked. I’m afraid” Sara said with a nervous laugh.
Brax leaned back in his chair, smiling as he drained his mug of the last drop of ale. “Owen won’t die to orcs, he’s too crafty. It’s the bounty hunters that you should be worried about. Running from the law like Owen did, he’ll pay for that.
“Owen wouldn’t run!” Sara snapped.
“Owen would do whatever it took to get Tyranny back.” Brax said smugly as he ate the pie. “I heard there was a slaughter at the orc fort. No one knows for sure who did it but the orcs are all stirred up.”
Sara turned away from Brax and looked at the old wooden clock on the wall. Time was running out. “We need to get back to the courthouse Brax, the Judge is reading the verdict today.”
Later, that day at the Court of Truth Sara and Brax watched as the bailiff handed a parchment scroll to Judge Locke.
Slowly and deliberately, Judge Locke opened the seal and pressed the parchment flat on his desk. Judge Locke’s lips moved silently as he read the parchment several times over. Members of the Jury, on the case of Regina v. Owen Uther what say ye?”
“Your honor, we cannot agree on a verdict, we’re deadlocked” the Jury foreman replied.
“Thank you members of the Jury, I release you from your oath and duties. I hereby order that Owen Uther must be found and brought to the Britannia Prison by any means necessary pending further consideration. Court is now adjourned” Judge Locke added with a rasping cough.
Note: Meet at the Court of Truth on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 7:00 PM EST to join the Manhunt to find Owen Uther.