People of Legends gathered tonight to hear what Lord Casca had to say to Lady Dawn. Faces were tense with anticipation as Casca's past trickery was well known by all. When he finally showed himself it was with the announcement that he wanted to ask Lady Dawn for aid in dealing with the new found lands and the "winged savages" that lived there. It was soon apparent that Casca's real reason for seeking out Lady Dawn was the gem that was recovered in the final battle with the Shadowlords. When Casca realized that Dawn held the gem he became quite distraught and demanded that she turn the gem over to him. The Lady refused and Casca, flush with anger, screamed at her "Give me that gem!" and charged at her, his mighty red hammer raised above his head. Lady Dawn knew what had to be done and put the gem down to crush it with her foot. At the same instant, Lord Casca cried out and fell to the flagstones, his life gone along with the gem. "Lord Casca, it seems" said Lady Dawn, "had his fate inertwined with the gem." What had the Shadowlords promised this mortal that he would tie his very soul to them. Thankfully, we'll never know. In Lady Dawn's parting words..... "so passes the former king of the lands. Let us rejoice in the end of this menacing evil."