News From Across the Realm, Volume 2, Issue 8

The Sleepy Press, Chesapeake (PaxLair Times) – May 13, 2012 – by Ashlynn – Our movable type has not moved much over the past week but time has come to push it into place and relay some news from across the realm.

The Wrong Kind of Adventure

The Alliance Expedition took us to Wrong this past week where we mingled with the inhabitants of the prison and even spoke to the chef at length about the sort of maggoty food he serves up for the inmates.

Unfortunately, Wrong Prison isn’t run in quite the same ordered and efficient manner as the prison of Yew and many took a dislike to our presence there even going so far as to attack us. It would appear conditions have degenerated into total anarchy since the Juka left quite some time ago. Perhaps what the place really needs is a new warden, and perhaps a company of royal guardsman.

Still, most of us managed to fight our way back out and we even made it just in time for the weekly Guardian’s Gate auction!

Something Stirs in Covetous

Rumours have begun seeping from the depths of Covetous that suggest a new evil presence is making her mark there. A sorceress from an unknown land covets a strange black pit referred to only as the void pool and word suggests she will be dispatching her minions to seize the old mines over the next few weeks.

We intend to investigate this matter for ourselves in the weeks to come.

Shifting Sands

Archaeologists of the realm would do well to visit the Gargish city of Ver Lor Reg if it is relics and artifacts they seek as recent reports tell of Meer and Juka items of note being uncovered. The state of many of the artifacts already pulled up suggests they were thrown into the desert during the recent calamity that took place in Central Ilshenar.

Would-be archaeologists searching for artifact shards can purchase a sifting tray from an enterprising trader nearby for the low low prices of only a thousand gold pieces. Be warned however – things linger beneath the sandy dunes and are easily disturbed by anyone digging, surfacing quickly to attack those above. Anyone considering such an expedition should be skilled in sword or spell or just be quick on their feet.

Burning Bridges

Lord Balandar sent out a call for volunteers to participate in yet another of his exotic expeditions to retrieve things probably best left alone. Yesterday evening’s expedition took our rag-tag band back to the bridge below the ruins of Paws. The bridge – now repaired – led us to an extremely hot cavern of immense size where we had no where else to go.

After several minutes thought, Balandar suggested we all summon elemental beings of fire, at least those of us who could. After doing so, a creature calling itself “Vulcan’s Emissary” appeared floating in the middle of the cavern.

We attempted to question it, but it simply told us that in order to gain the knowledge we sought, we would have to pass a test. A test that, unsurprisingly, involved killing something. In this case, it was a creature called Vulcans Former Vanguard and on our way to slaying to infernal beast, we dispatched several of it’s personal retinue and had to pass through a few walls of flame.

After passing the test the emissary agreed to answer our questions and questioned it was at length. The general conclusion was that there was another great artifact of similar power to Poseidon’s Fury and naturally, Balandar wanted it for his own. At that, many of us left feeling somewhat exhausted after spending so long down in the fiery depths.

Weekly Events Reminder

For the forgetful amongst us, we have regular weekly events, or attend other weekly events. Some of those include:

  • Statehood Meeting: Every tuesday at 9pm EST. Location can shift each week.
  • Weekly Expedition: Every friday (usually) at 8pm EST. We always meet at the Tea House.
  • Guardian’s Gate Auction: Every friday at 9pm EST.
  • Hall o’ Commons: Every sunday at 9pm EST.

About Ashlynn

I play with movable type on behalf of the PaxLair Times. I sometimes move the little wooden letters around to create something resembling an article. And I come and go like the wind.
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