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 The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold

 Scandal

THORLAMOR SILVERBEARD


JOURNALIST INVESTIGATION CONTINUES

  Shocking new discoveries in the process of this investigations made us believe Thorlamor Silverbeard is more than a businessman. Mr. Silverbeard is one of the most powerful persons in the Kingdom. 

   Not by coincidence is the dwarf oftentimes compared to the sharp in trading goblins! After going through some archives in non-public libraries in Stormwind and Ironforge we found a small biography of T. Silverbeard.

   He was born to a dwarven mountaineer in Loch Modan where was raised to be a hunter. But the ways of the wild were not good enough for the gifted young dwarf. By the time his first beard began to grow, Thor ran away from home. A gap of 100 years is then found in his biography which jumps to the modern times in Booty Bay. Silverbeard made himself a life among goblins where he established trade between Ratchet and Booty Bay. His close friendship with Baron Revilgaz made it possible for the dwarf to bring in and hide contraband goods in exchange for personal favors for the Baron.

   Despite becoming a richman, our hero liked to do everything on his own, trusting nobody but himself. Silverbeard was famous for his shooting skills, learned from his mountaineer father, and was charged with 23 murders of his business enemies. Apparently, the "Sniper" as the goblins called him, would shoot down his opponents from tall, distant spots that offered comfortable views of their homes. In all 23 cases, Thorlamor Silverbeard was found not guilty by the judge who happened to be his old partner Baron Revilgaz.

   Half a year ago, a captured middleman gave away information to the Booty Bay soldiers that Thorlamor Silverbeard supplied the Bloodsail Buccaneers with ammunition and provisions in exchange for generous amounts of gold. When Revilgaz heard the news he exiled Silverbeard from Booty Bay and froze 95% of Silverbeard's gold on Steamwheedle bank accounts.

   After the exile, Silverbeard arrived to Stormwind with still large amounts of gold, joined the Lion's Trade Inc. and opened up a shop in the city Trade District.

   Silverbeard soon became the richest man in the Kingdom and rose to be head of the Lion's Trade Inc. making important alliances, partnerships, and friendships with some of the most important politicians, businessmen, and scholars of  Stormwind, Ironforge, Darnassus, and Exodar.

   But none of the above compares to the amount of Silverbeard's knowledge. He is known in the highest class circles as the Secret-keeper or the Vault-keeper. Apparently the dwarf became a lawyer and banker as well. Rumors say he owns a large underground dungeon protected by the most powerful inventions and magic forces. The dungeon contains gold, artifacts, testaments, documents, and in general every possible secret one may wish to possess. The services of the Secret-keeper are supposedly used by such persons as the Duke Leomir Barov, Matthias Shaw, Ardrex Cutthroat (Mathew Bastion Northfold), Amegy Northfold, Bishop Delavey, Professor Firehand, Colonel Torchsight and many others.

   Keep reading for the truth is ours at last.

Elisabeth Windsor

COMING UP IN NEXT MONTH'S ISSUE:

  • A man who claims he visited the Secret Vaults.
  • Victims of the empire-builder.
  • Friend or enemy - where does Silverbeard's loyalty lie?
  • Suspicious movement - what kind of suspicious places does Silverbeard visit?
  •  Protected by the government.
  • And more on .... The Journalist Investigation.

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