At tonight's Council meeting the treacherous Holly Bloodhand was finally condemned by the Crown and removed from Vesper office. Her most vocal supporters in Minoc have been arrested, and her influence in Vesper, Minoc, and Cove is greatly diminished--though perhaps not entirely eliminated. Upon presentation of some particularly damning evidence against her, Bloodhand fled the Council chamber and eluded the guards. However, these were the King's exact words: The King restored me to to the Vesper governorship, and I intend to do all I can to restore Vesper to good order and root out any and all remaining influence from Bloodhand. The King also, upon examining the items recovered by Lady Ashlynn and Lord Murdock Redbone, determined that there was a possibility that my missing daughter Willow may still be alive. It seems clear that Bloodhand was involved in her kidnapping and we now have enough clues to launch another search, which I will arrange very soon. With Bloodhand on the run, hopefully we can get to Willow before she does.