Approximately 450 years before the end of "Mistborn: The Final Empire"
After some grumbling from the nobility that the arts were being neglected, the Lord Ruler has announced a festival to find and proclaim a Poet Laureate of the Final Empire. All have been invited to enter -- even slaves, although no one doubts that a noble will win the honor.
Everything stops being all fun and games when a skaa rebellion breaks out and an obligator is found murdered. Rumors abound that skaa sympathizers in the noble houses are supporting the rebellion, and other rumors claim that the skaa themselves have infiltrated the noble houses to work from within.
The Lord Ruler could crush the insurrection easily at any time, of course, but he has decided to allow the nobles an opportunity to prove themselves. The festival continues on, and more than poetry is being contested...
A large crowd has assembled in the central square in Luthadel, and the Lord Ruler himself addresses those in the front. "This will not be tolerated. I look to you, my trusted nobles, to sort this matter out. I am entrusting one of my Obligators to each of your Houses. Once you have found the traitors, inform your Obligators, and they will see justice done. For those of you found guilty, that will mean spending the rest of your miserable lives in the mines."
He starts to leave, then adds as an afterthought, "Oh yes... Enjoy the festival."
Fox and Ravens
White Flame of Tar Valon
With 13 players left, it will take 7 votes to exile (lynch).