Mire / Darrian / Spinward Marches
Count and Countess Fostriades Killed In Explosion
Imperial nobles Count and Countess Fostriades were among those killed
today in an explosion that destroyed their home and several others here on
the capital of the Darrian Confederation.
In the early hours of the morning a sudden explosion rocked the quiet residential
area. At the center of the blast was the residence of the Count
and Countess Fostriades, which was completely destroyed. Imperial
officials have confirmed that the two were definitely in the house at the
time of the disaster, and there is no doubt that both were killed instantly.
Due to the extent of the destruction, there is no prospect of recovering
Also killed in the blast were many of the staff of that house, and residents
and staff of five other houses in the area. The death toll remains
uncertain at present, but is expected to number at least 60.
Police have said that the explosion was almost certainly deliberate. They
are currently working on the theory that a device was set to assassinate
the Count and Countess, but have neither motive nor suspect. They have
promised full cooperation with Imperial representatives in their investigation.