The Mosswater Maurader

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As told by the Dwarven Smith Jorfa, credited with being in the town since it was established over 60 years ago.

The Mosswater Marauder. He was called Ispin Onyxcudgel before he became infamous. Onyxcudgel was a well-liked artisan in the town of Mosswater, and by all accounts, was a doting husband. That all changed when he found that his wife… a human lass strangely enough. When he discovered his wife’s infidelity, he flew into a jealous rage and struck her dead with his hammer, shattering her skull and his sanity with one murderous blow. Wracked with shame and guilt, Ispin became convinced that if he could rebuild his wife’s skull she would come back to life — but unfortunately, he could not find the last blade-shaped fragment from the murder site. So instead, Ispin became the Mosswater Marauder. Over the course of several weeks, the cunning dwarf stalked and murdered nearly 20 people while searching for just the right skull fragment. He was captured just before murdering the daughter of a visiting nobleman from Varno, and was carted off to Harrowstone that same night.

I’ll say little more – again I only remember him for the ‘novelty’ the humans expressed in when he was housed up in tha’ stone prison and for the shame I as a dwarf felt for months and years afterwards for his acts of murder.

The Mosswater Maurader

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