DISTURBANCE IN ASCALON SETTLEMENT, BODY OF YOUNG LADY FOUND IN STATUE'S ARMS:
BREAKING NEWS: To the horror and dismay of locals from Ascalon Settlement in Gendarran fields, a young unidentified woman was found stripped naked and precariously placed in the stone arms of Dwayna in the early hours of the morning. The victim showed no outward signs of trauma apart from the blood smeared across her face. Locals were quick to demand answers from Seraph who did not comment at the time. There is some speculation about the Seraph having been off duty during the late hours of the night and early hours of the morning, as one witness claimed to have seen several in the tavern.
A curfew has not been put in place at this time nor is there any word about the victim's family being informed. However, there is fear that a string of violence will follow given the epitaph placed below the victim's body:
guess who let the devil out?
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NEWS UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Rhea Ratta, a nineteen year old girl from the region. Several locals from the Settlement have expressed outrage and shock at Ratta's death. One person, who did not want to identify themselves, suggested that Centaur are responsible for the heinous act.
Seraph have been seen across the township questioning locals and seeking possible leads. Authorities have recently cornered a local Priest who has been preaching by the statue and explaining the murder as clear evidence as to why the people are in need of true salvation. However, his words have been dismissed as religious banter.
Other individuals questioned by the Seraph claim seeing a lone traveler entering the township two days before the body was found. The stranger is rumored to be an adult woman with dark hair, and wearing a long leather coat. Authorities continue to search for answers, but both the culprit and the motive behind this terrible crime remain an unsettling mystery.
We still await a statement from Minister Marlow and from local Seraph.