A Tree Falling in the Woods
Bernard Kafka was a wealthy merchant in the Ummenbach, a small town in Wissenland shadowed by the Black Mountains. He was father to four children: Johannes, Franz, Marianne and Danielle.
He made his name and fortune by managing to establish a trade pact with the dwarves in the nearby hold of Khazid Hafak. The dwarves of Khazid Hafak are normally very hesitant to engage in dealings with men. They view the merchants of the Empire with suspicion, believing they have little sense of honor.
Bernard was found brutally murdered in his study one morning. The identity of his killer and details of his murder are as of yet unknown.