The Press of Calm, Chesapeake (PaxLair Times) – February 16, 2012 – by Ashlynn – After all the excitement of the previous month, February is rather quiet by comparison. Besides that whole uprising by the peasants of course, but if we take civil disobedience and violent disorder thing out of the equation, it has been a quiet month.
Raiders Strike Towns Across Britannia
Organised bands of raiders have been menacing the major cities of the Kingdom, attacking citizens, looting, and burning buildings. Small bands of militia and other volunteers have pledged loyalty to specific towns and have been fighting back against the bandits but this has done little to deter them.
Worse still, there is rumour of huge rat infestations appearing in some of the cities, likely a result of the trash and other detritus left by rioters. The rats are said to be aggressive carriers of disease and best avoided. For those of questionable culinary tastes, eating them is also ill advised and I hear from the likes of Ozog that rat meat isn’t all that tasty either.
An Expedition to the Abyss
A small expedition headed to Ter Mur and then on to the abyss yesterday evening. Our first stop was the Tomb of Kings in the Holy City located south of the Royal City. With our band were a few with no experience of the horrors to be found in the abyss and so we sought permission to enter the Abyss from the Gargoyles of the Holy City.
Once permission was given, we descended into the abyss, killing great fire ants and lizards along the way before stopping at the Cavern of the Discarded to deal with a small rat problem found there. After their champions were slain, we headed to a rock outcrop where we fought a large number of daemons and pit fiends.
We decided to cut short our excursion as the hour grew late but have made plans to return to the abyss tomorrow evening at 8pm by the eastern clock. Any who are interested in joining the next stage of the expedition should meet at the Tea House in PaxOku at that time.
Also in the News – Rare Find in Pitmuck
Lying near the big wooden tub full of dirty water at the Goblin Playground in the town of Pitmuck can be seen an incredibly rare item for the town – a bar of soap. How the soap (from which most of the goblins remain several yards away at all times) got there is still a mystery, but I suspect some kind of practical joke. Or someone who really doesn’t like goblins!
BIG MAGIC BOAT FOR SALE. Refurbished discarded wreck. Still some “rat stains” on the decks. Contact Ashlynn.
Volunteers wanted for “interesting” experiments. Paying 10,000 gold each. Gold not payable in the event of subject death. – Savaric
MESSANA NOT CHANGING ICE CREAMS AT DA BANK THE ONE THERE IS GETTING A LIL STALE. – Ozog