Orzu Urziym arrived at the Palace today with a note in hand. He said he found it while ransacking a secret room, and it mentioned Kerym Tshurr wanted by a Gorum Lucjaw for 8,000 coins.
Orzu was seen several days ago by Osco doing some manner of suspicious activity, and so he was invited into the Council of Twelve chambers to speak.
Orzu accepted, and spoke of animating dead Kobolds as punishment. He also spoke at length of ways he abused such foul creatures, such as harvesting eyes and so forth.
Orzu was an admitted priest of a gnomish pantheon, though was unspecific on this when pressed.
I asked if he would be able to complete these spells without one of his hands, he admitted he would not. It is important to consider here that Orzu was very erratic, raging as we spoke whenever kobolds were mentioned. He struggled to contain himself, bled from his nose often, and his speech patterns changed too.
Orzu stated he was unable to count the amount of times he had animated the dead. More than fifteen, more than ten. More than Kobolds, all manners of monstrous creatures and animals alike.
I stated the fine, 5,000 to 15,000 coins, and forfeiture of all held public offices, and a tendays worth of labor determined by the council.
I did not believe this fine would deter his further involvement in necromantic activites, nor could we confirm it would be a legitimate observance as a punishment since we could not calculate the extent of his crimes. Therefore I offered on behalf of the council to Orzu to remove his temptation and forfeit his fine and other punishments, if he would agree to allowing me to chop of his hand.
Orzu agreed, and the hand was removed.
Osco made a point in mentioning it would be encased in bronze as a warning to other would-be Necromancers.
-Dawnknight Nicholas Alwin Appleberry