Rise of the Runelords
The original priest assigned by the Haeralm to Sandpoint was Father Ezakien Tobyn. Well-liked by the people, Father Tobyn ministered the word of The Stern Father with a leniency that could only be found in the frontier territories. When fishermen brought a young girl, the sole survivor of a shipwreck off the coast of Sandpoint to Father Tobyn fourteen years ago, he declared her to be a Thaogardshun, a blessed child of the Hallowed. He nursed Nualia back to health planning to turn her over to The Haeralm and hopefully advance out of the frontier town. The call to crusade two years later consumed the church’s attention, so Ezakien continued to raise and educate her as a ward of the church.
As fate would have it, a mere month after Chopper’s murderous rampage, the people of Sandpoint face a new tragedy, a terrible fire. The fire started in the Sandpoint Chapel and spread quickly. As the town rallied to save the church, the fire spread, consuming the North Coast Stables, the White Deer Inn, and three homes. In the end, the church burnt to the ground, leaving the town’s beloved priest Ezakien Tobyn dead. The body of his ward, Nualia, was never recovered, leaving many to believe that she was reclaimed as a child of the Hallowed.