||[Jul. 23rd, 2007|10:24 pm]
The Intrepid Heroes
Since your characters will be spending 2-6 weeks (depending on if you needed to be raised) in and around the city, I thought it might be appropriate to rely the latest news and rumors from the city.|
-The Adamantine Armory have recently secured the Waning Beach, which rests west of Yalis. The reclaimed territory stretches all the way to the delta of Galata River (the very same river Sephar lies along).
-The pace has stalled along the northern battle line as the front approaches the legendary Utopia Tree. The druids of Eamon's Glen fear the raging warriors will carelessly harm the plant and are drawing plans to protect it.
-Military funeral ceremonies have become more common at the Temples of Pelor, Erythnul, Wee Jas, Gruumsh, and Correllon Larethian. Clerics are also having a hard time keeping up with resurrections (especially true resurrections).
-Two prisoners of war--a male dwarf and a female human with dark red hair--escaped from the Armory's extensive jail cells. They were last seen at the Merfolk Bazaar. Both are suspected to be experienced wizards and extremely dangerous.
-An unusual number of fires have been reported in Kordea and Churning (including a major inferno probably started at an abandoned house). Yalis officials believe it is due to overzealous celebration due to recent victories. Visitors are advised to be careful.
-As settlers repair the irrigation systems north of Torrid Beach, rumors spread of angry creatures living in the natural wells the irrigation spreads from. The liberated locals refer to them as minor gods that live deep in the wells and demand tribute in return for using their water.
-A large ship carrying some sort of very large cargo was spotted heading to the Giant's Corner late at night several days ago. Since then, the giants seem to be around less often and the Corner seems to have grown louder.
-The Council of Nine is expressing concern of the City's emerging interest in "beetle blow," or the ground up parts of the amber beetle native to the Kola-don Desert. More reports come in that locals are becoming addicted to this drug.
-A party formed of goblins is creating a great deal of stir in Yalis. Primarily based out of Patchwork, the "Rabid Raiders" sport roughly ten members and are rumored to be preparing for attacking the Tome of El-Adami Selen.
-In an effort to regain lost prestige, the Silver Sky is rumored to be working on a new flying machine--one of which could destroy an entire army.
-The Arcanus Circle announced at the most recent gladiator combat at the Stadium that they will offer a 100,000gp reward to anyone that will retrieve the Bottle of the Genies. Their research points to the distant city of Kadikoy and a strange (but historically familiar) cave recently discovered just off the farmable land.
-Steeltown is hot with active forges as the Adamantine Armory orders new weapons to maintain its expanding weaponry. Among the items made are a slew of cold iron weapons, supposedly made in response the disappearance of failed raid on the Tome of El-Adami Selen. Most insiders report that a new attempt will be executed shortly.
-A dwarven paladin by an unknown name was seen cornering Astidious Flint just outside his estate a few days ago. The paladin did not harm Flint but demanded information concerning some sort of artifact. Flint advises the wealthier citizens of Yalis to keep an eye out for this rogue paladin and suspects he is an agent of the Mican Empire.
-The Temple of Eyrthnul announced it is offering a 10,000gp reward for each eliminated member of a group of adventurers that the temple once sponsored. The Slaughter Hounds Five have apparently "gone soft," having abandoned their criminal activities. The party members include a female human bard (Ruby Ruse), a male orc rogue (Stabs), a male gnome cleric (Gumble "Ashblood" Nonjel), a male gnome wizard (Gimble "Fireblood" Nonjel), and a female minotaur barbarian (Talalax). They were last seen at the Horizon Docks. In addition to the rewards, the successful group may lay claim to any gear or gold the party member had, save for the few items marked with a symbol of Eyrthnul.
-Homes for sale at the Gold Coast are quickly being snapped up, often by AA generals coming back with spoils of war. The interest is so fierce, druids from Eamon's Glen are considering to "grow" a small peninsula just off the coast for purposes of development. The Temple of Pelor, however, has concerns that such a development might interfere with their view of the sunrise. The Council of Nine might be called upon to listen to the concerned parties and advise.