The Merchant City
The Roman Incident
A mysterious incident which occurred very recently in Iocarr’s history that has led to the recent swell in patronage for The Church of the Bound Hand.
For reasons unknown to the Arcanist’s Guild, their vizier, Roman Vaross, invited a group of powerful viziers from the city’s guilds onto his personal ship, the Gilded Lilly. Soon after, an explosion of arcane fire engulfed the ship, killing everyone on board.
Riots broke out as the city blamed the Arcanist’s Guild for killing the guild leaders. Left without a leader and facing persecution, the guild decided to defend itself by erasing all memory of the incident. The process of wiping the city’s memory of the event left behind suspicion of the guild, leading citizens to support the Church of the Bound Hand, which had recently been founded in the city.
Recently, a witness to the event revealed that Ko’Shar, a senior member of the guild, caused the explosion in order to kill Roman; additionally, he brought the church to Iocarr in order to spread further suspicion, thereby weakening the guild.