Waterdeep — The mummified body of a man was discovered yestermorn in the kitchen chimney of Noathaven, the empty Sea Ward mansion built by Turnvar ‘Turnstone’ Noathe, wealthy importer and vendor of weigh-scales and measuring-ribbons.
Watch officers identified the body as that of Arl Thambandar, long-missing heir to a fortune in ivory-sales money. The remains were found standing upright on the ‘smoke shelf’ in the chimney with no signs of wounds or being bound. They say Thambandar has no known connection to Noathe (who died of shaking-fever on a visit to Memnon in Calimshan a season ago), and it’s not known how he got into the chimney or how long his corpse has been there.
Thambandar was discovered by visitors to the city who were inspecting Noathaven with an eye to purchasing it. They all declined to give their names, but two of them claimed the body was holding or wearing something the Watch hastily concealed from them and now won’t talk about. Noathaven stands on the north front of Chasso’s Trot, between Sul and Shield Streets. Watch investigations continue.