A general goods store proprietor was found dead in his home just outside of Solace. The body lay in a position that indicated the man had died too quickly to even begin drawing his weapon to defend himself. The only indications found on the body were a black rose and a small card. The card's only signature was a picture of a black colored fox. No witnesses saw anyone enter or leave the merchants home the night of the killing, though some had heard the merchant talk of a man who was extorting gold from him for "protection". It seems the man had just begun refusing to pay.