I was completing my early rounds yesterday morning as was customary. There is much preparation to be done before the members of the court awaken. I was tasked with disposing the waste. I went outside and thought I saw somebody, so I went to investigate. I know it was improper of me, but curiosity has always gotten the best of me. I suppose I should have known it would bring me to trouble eventimes. So I had already disposed of the trash as I had to, and I went around the corner where I had thought I had seen the figure and saw nothing. I thought it was just my eyes playing tricks on me when I walked a little ways down the alley and saw something for real this time. There was something unusually dark on the ground, and I figured it was not water because of the cold. Or perhaps it was freshly spilled, I don’t know. Whatever my reasoning was, I went to look and saw…him. You know. And I screamed. What else was I to do? He was lying there and…I never thought I would find…I had no idea what to do. I ran back screaming for help, and that’s when one of the guards rushed up to me. But I was too terrified to form words. You don’t believe me, do you? You think I was…. I would never. Never. And now multiple servants were swarming me and I had to get them to follow so they could see. But when I got there another guard had already found him. And they didn’t believe me until I was searched and Solkha—you know Solkha, he was in charge—told them I had been with him. And I had been asleep before then and could not have left. Somehow they didn’t fully believe me. And here I am, still not believed, and now people think I’m a killer. Like I would ever have any reason. I have a job and lodgings. Why would I risk all that? He is an advisor. I don’t know of the advisors. I mean, I know of some of them, but my work is not about them. I am low level, you see. Only been here five years. Low level and needing to keep my job. So no, I did not notice anything before that, have no idea how others thought of him, anything. I am a maid, after all. Well. I know you won’t believe me, but that is all I have to say.