Introducing the First Land Herald — THE ELPALZI THREAT
the Tavern Troupe wishes to make the following ANNOUNCEMENT on this, the 17th day of our Amber Phoenix, the year 409: of its own illuminating NEWSLETTER
THE FIRST LAND HERALD
which will contain all the News and Advice pertinent to ZOLUREN in addition to announcement of Concerts, Plays, Entertainments of Dancing, and other such engagements of the Arts.
~~~ the ELPALZI THREAT ~~~
THE ENEMY is very Tall, standing some 10 Feet in Height, and is covered with a short fur, with markings similar to that of a DOG. It comes from the mountains of Sorrow’s Reach, north of the Stone Clan, and bears the Silver Dragon emblem on its Armor.
BE ADVISED: THEY HAVE TAKEN SORROW’S KEEP.
They keep prisoner Court Scribe Iazen and others. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO APPROACH THEIR STRONGHOLD IN THE REACH. YOU RISK YOUR OWN LIFE AND THAT OF THE PRISONERS!
Their LATEST ATTACK was the 5th of Akroeg. Even during long periods of Blessed Peace, they are still believed to be Active and Planning.
TYPES. The various Types have been named in the order of their Experience (listed from Weakest to Deadly) by Lt. Cmdr. ESMIAN:
The Lt. Cmdr. likens the weakest to a Viper, the middle to a small Gryphon, and the Worst is deadlier than the Celpeze. Be wary of your engagements!
TACTICS. The following have been employed. The Elpalzi are very WILY and are known to change strategies often. They may use some, all, or None.
BOMBS. They are known for their most Cruel and Unusual use of small animals fitted with Deadly Explosive Devices. Be wary of CATS, KITTENS, BUNNIES, and the awkward and ugly GIDII. DO NOT PET SMALL ANIMALS! RUN IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!
AVOID CROWDS! AVOID LOITERING IN FRONT OF GUILDS! THIS IS WHERE THEY STRIKE FIRST! GO TO YOUR HOMES OR TO THE FIELD HOSPITAL!
ARROW VOLLEYS. They send great Volleys of arrows which may be Poisoned. Elriic of the Vela’tohr advises holding a Large Shield in front of you! Take refuge behind great sheets of Metal!
TELEPORTATION. These Canny Elpalzi are able to employ Strange Teleportational magicks, which allow them to appear in any location regardless of Moons! They have Confounded even the best of our Mages! Watch for Green flashes! Stay indoors while our Soldiers scour every corner!
FIELD HOSPITAL. The Primary Field Hospital is located within the High Temple, three turns widdershins from the Favor Altar. The Secondary Location is tentatively the Healerie––just inside the main Empath guild doors, go down and go through the doors. This location is to be used in Emergencies only, for example when the primary location is overrun.
REMEMBER NOT TO GWETH THE LOCATION DURING INVASIONS! THE ENEMY IS ALWAYS LISTENING! USE CRYSTAL RINGS OR WORD-OF-MOUTH! CONFOUND THEM BY KEEPING SILENT!
Seek you Cmdr. HEARTSFYRE of the Steel Gladiolus, Military Advisor VINJINCE, appointed by the Crown, or ELRIIC of the Vela’tohr militia for further advice on this grave threat.
TRADERS’ GUILD AUCTION HALL
The Crossing, Bank Street nº. 1
Truffandu, 14 Akroeg 409
~~~ GRAND PARTY and AUCTION ~~~
featuring GAMES with PRIZES
also delicious FOODS and DRINK
to be put on the Auction Block:
-a gleaming steel Grey Raven guard’s shield
-an Imperial battle helm
-a damite tower shield with a tempered face
-an iron-riveted oiled-leather travel pack embroidered with the ominous image of a ruined keep sitting atop a dark snow-bound mountain pass
-a tiny kertig tear
-a battered leather battle cloak painted with the crest of the Barbarians’ Guild
CONTAINING a cracked chakrel torque in the shape of a one-eyed skull
Delight your Mind and Senses, purchase the Rare and Unusual, and find a welcome distraction from the War!
[OOC: Tuesday, May 28, 8 PM EDT]