Marquise Vivaldia, mother of Barons Deta and Yvari, was hosting a small gathering for the wedding of the first-born son of her dear friend, Count Zhoush.
As this is not a party, but instead is a ‘gathering’, no gifts are required for the event. Additionally, no banquet is prepared. Only immediate family of the wedding party and the hostess, plus their guests, are invited. In fact, the swiftness of the gathering, and the small number of guests make this a very suspicious event indeed…
During the final fitting of the bride’s dress, a servant came to the room to speak with Marquise Vivaldia. He shows her a set of clothes covered in blood, and claims to have found them near her Castle’s stables. The bloody clothes are identified to be the wedding clothes of one of the guests, Baron Korba. However, Korba was present in the room. The only person missing in fact was…the Groom himself!
Vivaldia ordered her servant to not speak of this incident, and to destroy the clothing. She moves quickly to keep the news secret from the rest of the guests.
In order to not bring shame to her home, she asks her sons to work with their friends at the party and discretely find out what is happening. In the meantime, she will keep the other guests distracted. If Murder occurred in her halls, she asks them to the person responsible for the death. She offers a great favor to the person who finds the one responsible for this heinous crime.