Princess Arilana Sails — Elpalzi Stronger — Asketi’s Ride
PRINCESS ARILANA SAILS FOR ANDRESHLEW
King Galpelus of Andreshlew has bestowed a Most Impressive Gift upon his daughter, Princess Arilana of Zoluren. He has sent the magnificent Jewel of Zoluren, a four-masted galleon of Merelew make. Admiral Azdar reports that it is swift, excellently balanced for its size, sails Straight and True despite the addition of cargo, and boasts 14 mangonels. Her Highness has set sail for Andreshlew, on this, the 20th day of Akroeg, Year 410, to be reunited with the Royal children. Lord Zukir Dyth escorts her.
Accompanying the arrival of the Magnificent Galleon were Admiral Azdar Nayero, Captain Darlsan Ghawar of the S’lai Treasure, Captain Klaeve Haraldson of the Selkie’s Secret, and the Suave and Charming Captain Jhaak Revindar of the Acacia Flower.
ELPALZI BECOME MORE DANGEROUS
Our Elpalzi Enemies remain Active and continue to Invade our fair city of the Crossing. The most recent Invasion saw reports of Advanced troops! THE ENEMY IS LEARNING! TAKE SPECIAL CARE AGAINST THOSE WHO APPEAR HULKING, VETERAN, OR OTHERWISE MORE EXPERIENCED!
ASKETI RIDES THROUGH KERMORIA
The Ride. With the coming of Shosandu, Asketi once again reigned her Unnatural Steeds toward Kermoria, seeking not simply one City that failed to venerate her, but at least Three. Sources told that her Horrific Minions rode through Langenfirth, Riverhaven, and the Crossing. The following were Spotted (listed in rough Order from least to most Deadly by Mazrian Daemondred):
- Death Squirrels.
- Dark Spirits.
- Horned Black Steeds — said to have a particularly dangerous Kick, which could send brave Fighers flying. Ridden by Ragged Wind Hags.
- Plague Wraiths — said to have a terrible attack on the very vitality of those near them.
- Asketian Harbingers.
- Bone Mammoths — 30-foot walls of bone and fur. Mazrian recommends engaging with several stalwart melee Fighters whilst others Attack and Disable from Afar.
The Herald wishes to commend Mistanna Redivas, a visitor to fair Zoluren, for the role she played in escorting wounded from the Empath guild to our Field Hospital location. Again, this location is in the Temple. Go through the gates, north, through the door, and three turns widdershins. DO NOT GWETH THE LOCATION OF THE FIELD HOSPITAL DURING CONFLICTS!
The Earthquake. Ilithi did not go unmarked at the start of the Year, as an Earthquake struck, releasing a rockslide near the location of the grass Eels. This prompted many Eels to migrate to the City of Shard, until their presence was Quelled.
ASKETI JUDGES AND IS ALWAYS WATCHING! SHOW HER YOUR REVERENCE WITH PRAYER! APPEASE HER HUNGRY SPIRIT WITH OFFERINGS OF SACKS AND ADDER BEADS!
ESCAPED XALA’SHAR CONTAINED
Skirmish on the NTR. Skaen S’kursk reported that the horrible Xala’shar were spotted on the Northern Trade Road, near the caravansary, and summarily dispatched. He is to be Commended, along with Pfanston, Etherian, Walcar, and Commander Heartsfyre, for the role that they played in destroying the Abominations.
Escape and Containment. Fortunately, the brief battle represented only a Minor Breach in our Defenses and does not herald a full-scale Attack. Sources told the Herald that a young guard from Dirge became Enamored of one of the soldiers posted at the western Blockade, which was constructed to hold the Xala’shar at bay. Due to their shameless abuse of Alcohol, some few Xala’shar managed to escape and travel up the Road unnoticed. ALL ARE NOW REPORTEDLY CONTAINED ONCE MORE! REST EASIER KNOWING THAT THESE NECROMANTIC ANATHEMA DO NOT ADD TO OUR TROUBLES!
EMPATH MODIEN UNDECIDED OVER VACANT ZOLUREN POST; NO RESPONSE TO GUILD PETITION
Vacant Moda Position. Khalo rae Wen Salvur Siksa, esteemed Guildleader of the Crossing branch of the Empath Guild, has told the Herald that the Empath Modien have yet to decide upon a replacement for retired Khalo Eksharo. Martyr Mirrin continues to act as Moda of Zoluren in his stead.
Eksharo’s Illness. Khalo Salvur expressed Regret that Eksharo is presently so Ill, and fears his Death likely. The Guild believes his Illness due to his part in the Ritual used against Lyras the Devourer. Additionally, the retirement party for Khalo Mirinn will be delayed as she attends Eksharo.
Synamon’s Petition. Guild member Synamon recently presented a Petition to Khalo Salvur, signed by Empaths and non-Empaths, requesting that Empaths have the ability to vote for a new Zoluren Moda. The Khalo declined to comment on the Guild’s official position in relation to the Petition.
Disruption with Nissa’s Binding. Khalo Salvur asks that all Empaths be judicious in their use of Nissa’s techniques, by practicing them in an out-of-the-way location so as not to disturb those not in need of care. He suggested that there will be Consequences for those who fail to heed this Advice.
Yvei at Large. Yvei, Rogue Empath, is still at Large and is Wanted by the Modien for Questioning. Be warned, it is reported she can change the Appearance of others at Will! BE WARY of this Criminal lest you lose the form the Gods gave you!
SHARK CLAN STILL ACTIVE
Admiral Azdar reported that a few of the Zoluren fleet engaged the Shark Clan within the past week. Zoluren fared well, but the Clan is still believed to be Active. WATCH THE WATERS for these Pirates of the Red Sash!
LORD TANGLEFOOT STILL MISSING
Lord Woolly Tanglefoot of Arthe Dale is reportedly still Missing. Lady Maghana told the Herald that his son, Brandil, claims his father has taken to traveling. His seat on the Council remains empty at present, and House Tanglefoot searches for a Replacement. Lord Tanglefoot‘s pension is currently Diverted to the Zoluren Orphanage.
A QUAINT SURPRISE FOR ANJINSON
The Tavern Troupe recently held a “Not a Secret” surprise party for its esteemed Treasurer, Anjinson Shilanthor. Guests arrived and he was revealed — to his surprise — as the Guest of Honor! The Troupe honored him for his service as a Knight of Zoluren, and, in his retirement, as a most Generous Philanthropist. BRAVO, ANJINSON!