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Scouts watching Emlyn forces in the North note that forces arrived at Andalstad and have not shown any sign of preparing to mobilize anytime in the short term. While Caerleon officials state that the armies are there for "peacekeeping," the mission has provided a secondary benefit - a successful cultural exchange between two peoples that do not often encounter one another.
 
Scouts watching Emlyn forces in the North note that forces arrived at Andalstad and have not shown any sign of preparing to mobilize anytime in the short term. While Caerleon officials state that the armies are there for "peacekeeping," the mission has provided a secondary benefit - a successful cultural exchange between two peoples that do not often encounter one another.
  
On a darker note, rumors have escaped Caerleon of grisly murders that transpired within the walls. The delay between the time of the murders and the rumors escaping suggest local authorities may have attempted to cover up the incidents as much as possible, however, with the number of victims and witnesses it became impossible. A garrison was called back to the capital and one would note an increased presence of guards, even late into the night. Some believe a habitual murderer has taken residence in Caerleon, others suggest it was done in a way to send a message. Servants may be heard discussing how they cleaned up blood and limbs.  
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On a darker note, rumors have escaped Caerleon of grisly murders that transpired within the walls. The delay between the time of the murders and the rumors escaping suggest local authorities may have attempted to cover up the incidents as much as possible, however, with the number of victims and witnesses it became impossible. A garrison was called back to the capital and one would note an increased presence of guards, even late into the night. Some believe a habitual murderer has taken residence in Caerleon, others suggest it was done in a way to send a message. Servants may be heard discussing how they cleaned up blood and limbs.
  
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Noted "training" missions continue to continue and the forces seem to be growing larger in number, Sultan Sahure assures his people in the weekly meeting that this is "training". Though many are starting to feel that there may be more to as the surrounding boarders seem to be growing to the West with  encampments.
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During this past weekly meeting  for several houses it was noted that the Sultan abruptly left the processing's to never return. Several locals speculate that there is tensions building from the Northern lands.
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Word is that the trolls have  started to take back to the mountains after a skirmish ensued leaving many dead trolls. Unsure of who  or what took part in this battle at the entrance of the mountain pass.
  
 
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Revision as of 17:34, 5 November 2019

News and Rumors are posted on a weekly basis by Noble House Leaders on the wiki. Other rumors generated from actions done in RPCSS is added to the in-game town crier and sent via the in-game postal system. Upcoming events can be found on the Message of the Day (.motd) in game. Further there is a #looking-for-role-play channel in our Discord Server. We encourage you to use the information provide in your role-play as this information is readily accessible to any one.

November 2019

Week One

Order of the Black Lion

Scouts watching Emlyn forces in the North note that forces arrived at Andalstad and have not shown any sign of preparing to mobilize anytime in the short term. While Caerleon officials state that the armies are there for "peacekeeping," the mission has provided a secondary benefit - a successful cultural exchange between two peoples that do not often encounter one another.

On a darker note, rumors have escaped Caerleon of grisly murders that transpired within the walls. The delay between the time of the murders and the rumors escaping suggest local authorities may have attempted to cover up the incidents as much as possible, however, with the number of victims and witnesses it became impossible. A garrison was called back to the capital and one would note an increased presence of guards, even late into the night. Some believe a habitual murderer has taken residence in Caerleon, others suggest it was done in a way to send a message. Servants may be heard discussing how they cleaned up blood and limbs.


Qubilat al-Asad

Noted "training" missions continue to continue and the forces seem to be growing larger in number, Sultan Sahure assures his people in the weekly meeting that this is "training". Though many are starting to feel that there may be more to as the surrounding boarders seem to be growing to the West with encampments.

During this past weekly meeting for several houses it was noted that the Sultan abruptly left the processing's to never return. Several locals speculate that there is tensions building from the Northern lands.


Trolls

Word is that the trolls have started to take back to the mountains after a skirmish ensued leaving many dead trolls. Unsure of who or what took part in this battle at the entrance of the mountain pass.

October 2019

Week Five

Valdrdómr

Valdrdómr forces, those which surrounded the city, have been seen pulling back from Haverbron. Some are questioning the tactic and have been left wondering if those of Fjarora no longer intend to lay claim to the province.

The Pristmatic Sovereignty

While things are rarely quiet in the north, most of the capital seems busy accommodating those under the banners of Emlyn settled just outside the city. The Queen has been seen taking her morning walk in that direction, and it is said she often doesn't return to Castle Andal until hours later.

Raven's Kiss

Things have, by an large, remained quiet in Drokksburg and Kraestret at large. Although many of the learned folk have remained quite excited about the new Library branch in the city, little else of note has occurred, save for a vague rumor of unexplained disappearances of common folk in the docks district... but few ever care much about those sorts going missing.


The Order of the Silver Key

Things have been relatively quiet at the Great Library, with the expedition lead by Lysilia to study the Leylines of the land underway.

The Drokksburg Public Library, a branch of the Great Library had its soft opening and was well received.

The Wild Hunt

As leaves fall away in Raeyithia and a thicket of thorns creeps across the walls of the Capitol -- particularly those of the royal estates -- it is rumored that winter preparations are fully underway.

Little has been seen or heard from the Red Sovereign as of late, closeted within the estates under curtains of deepest secrecy. When glimpsed, she has been a solitary figure; without word to give to this reporter about any further specifics beyond that all is well in the Kingdom itself.

All those who desire an audience with Raeyithian leadership are encouraged by Capitol personnel to send their requests in writing to the Sovereign herself; all such requests will be considered with due haste.

Mythalvian

Construction on the Mythalivan estate is finally complete and the weary Lord and Lady of the estate return to Drokkburg to report to the Queen.

Order of the Black Lion

Those who work in the castle say that the main subjects of discussion in Caerleon are preparing for winter, dealing with the increased number of trolls in the mountains, and attempting to maintain peace and stability among the northern houses.

Wardens of the Wilds

Townspeople of Carigsay and the surrounding areas are still a-twitter from the Samhain festival that occurred this week, though most seem to save their highest praise for the selection of baked goods offered by two of the newest wardens.

Also, news from the Wilds indicates that the Wardens have found no trace of the trolls as of yet, but have broadened their search, in hopes of finding a diplomatic solution to the continued raids of the northern garrisons.

Qubilat al-Asad

Rumor around town has been that Sultan Sahure Izezi has appointed several new members to his political rankings. During this transition, it has been said that the Sultan has been holding private meetings with delegates from northern houses.

Local military rumors ( those mostly within it's ranks) have noticed and speculated about the changing of current leadership and missions being carried out.

Trolls

Rumors continue about troll scouts moving throughout the North last week. Small pockets of trolls have been spotted in the forest's near Emlyn gathering lumbers continues to increase. These types of rumors have been growing in number and size as more sightings throughout the Northern boarders have also increased in frequency.

Knights of the Forest

Following the banquet and oath taking rumour has it that the the Lady of the Forests has put out the call for her knights to organize in preparation to protect the forest. It is said that the number of knights has jumped dramatically over the last period.

Week Four

The Prismatic Sovereignty

Whispers around Andalstad say the capital expects forces from Emlyn in the coming weeks, though the -why- seems to run the usual scale of the wildly false claims to some that bear truth. They say Estervern will soon be fit to house even more men and the Queen is eager to grow her armies, while knights wait ready in Haverbron to secure Her Majesty's claim on the north. Rumors abound from commoners and nobles alike that Fjarora will surely shed the first blood and the unstable north could descend into chaos.

Valdrdómr

Though the banners of the Valdrdómr have been seen on the outskirts of Haverbron, troops have yet to make an inciting move. At present forces continue to dock on the shores of Fjarora, all bannermen of the Valdrdómr, having long since been called to service.

Rumor has it, that not only are forces from Andalstad and Novochebay a potential threat, but that the lord of Emlyn has banished children of Fenrir from his lands, and therefore can also be considered a danger to the Valdrdómr.

Order of the Black Lion

Armies that were sent northward appeared to be headed towards Novochebay, however, it appears they have abruptly started marching south for unknown reasons.

After many weeks away the Order's head Inquisitor Alaster Niall has once again been seen in Caerleon. The Lord Reagent had been telling others the the Inquisitor was away on a special mission. However, late one evening this week the two were seen having an intense conversation near the castle that went well into the night.

Wardens of the Wilds

Sounds of construction once more ring out over the tiers of Carigsay, as the post-harvest calm seems to have the ceannasai itching for activity. When asked for details, the lady of Carigsay was frustratingly vague, stating only that the changes were all with the happiness of her people in mind.

Word from the Wilds seems to indicate that, while the wardens continue their trek north and north-east, no trolls have been sighted as of yet. Spirits remain high that whatever threat may come, will be easily addressed in due time.

There have also been reported sightings of a small white dragon soaring over the harbor of late, although as it seems to have no interest in attack, most rumors have focused on the beautiful sheen of its scales, as the populace is no stranger to unusual sights at this point.

The Wild Hunt

This reporter dutifully wishes to note the following --

Several groves of living trees have.... shifted, during one of this week's recent nights. Whispers abound regarding the reasons for this; but the trees are most certainly not talking, currently. Entire areas of forest have relocated themselves to specific points around the borders of Raeyithia; several concentrated around the capitol.

Though the typical maelstrom of rumours swirl about the Red Sovereign's royal estates, she's remained close-lipped on most matters concerning herself and those within her orbit. (Shocking, we know.) It can be said that she does appear extraordinarily happy as of late, and has gone about her duties with a surprising lack of complaint.

Preparations still continue for the royal masquerade ball, though the date of the event is still nebulous. The royal estates have released a statement assuring the kingdom that plenty of prior notice will be given, when a date is nailed down.

Qubilat al-Asad

Current noticeable changes to the army movements around the Andus boarders continue to spread. One officer among the infantry troops is noted to be questioning the changes since some of the new arrivals to the Sultans personal guard." The sultan has changes our ranking systems and has turned to calling the Calvary, "blood Riders".

In other parts of the city many claimed tradition's have been covered and new ones put into place. One person whom wished to withhold their name stated " Slavery as a whole seems to be dwindling and the women are starting to believe they are equals".

Trolls

Rumors continue about troll scouts moving throughout the North last week. Small pockets of trolls have been spotted in the forest's near Emlyn gathering lumbers continues to increase.

Knights of the Forest

The Knights held an opening banquet, celebrating their settlement in Essendell. The knights and guests listened with rapt attention to Anemone, Lady of the Forest. Perhaps their attention was unsurprising as Lady Anemone was accompanied by two white unicorns. Before the sumptuous dinner, The Lady spoke of the seven knightly virtues and three loyalties -- to the order, kingdom and to the goddess. All the knights swore an oath of allegiance, even to death, to uphold the knightly virtues and the three loyalties. The attending foreign dignitaries were witnesses to this oath.

Week Three

Valdrdómr

The clash of the three armies as the common folk have called it in the North, has been threatening the delicate balance of the Haverbron region. It is rumored that a House not of the North, is thought to have made an alliance with on of these armies. And though those of Fjarora, have been mustering their forces and making strategic plans, if and when they will strike is yet not known. In fact, those of Valdrdomr, have been oddly quiet as of late.

The Prismatic Sovereignty

Rumors of a skirmish near Haverbron have tongues wagging in the capital city of Andalstad. Some say it involved only bandits, but others insist Fjarora has ventured beyond their peninsula and that more bloodshed is imminent. The more observant gossipers also tell of a long, private meeting between a frequent visitor and the Queen and her General.

The Queen has also been spotted venturing to Summer Isle more often this week, most seem to assume recruitment is heavy on her mind.

Order of the Silver Key

There has been a general building of activity in and around the Great Library, with shipments being made to the Capital of Kraestret.

The official announcement of a Branch Library opening in the capital at the request of the Queen. A building has already been procured.

It is also said that the Head Researcher is currently undertaking a large project that involves Leylines and mapping. And that she would be interested in anyone who would wish to participate in said project.

There is also a general excitement as the Key grows in numbers, a prominent scholar has signed his name to the ranks of the Library as of last evening. With that news further celebration is had at the word that the Head Curator has been cleared of all accusations against him and has been returned from his exile from the Library grounds.

Lastly, the word is Library Guards have been seen in and around Golmeuse. Establishing a camp there.

Trolls

Rumors continue about troll scouts moving throughout the North. Small pockets of trolls have been spotted in the forest's near Emlyn gathering lumbers.

House Mythalvian

The Lord and Lady of House Mythalivan have been suspiciously quiet this last week. The most likely cause would be their continued need to get the new estates in order. Further, it has been suggested that Lord Mythalvian and the Warlord Asajiro Kitsune have been actively recruiting forces with the intention of defending the border between Kraestret and Midrvegr.

Spies will have noted that formal alliances have been established between Mythalivan and other local armed forces.

Imperium

Needing to lick their wounds from their last defeat, there are no other overt actions being done by the Imperium. Even their expansion north seems to have slowed down as they rebuild their forces.

Qubilat al-Asad

Rumor around town has been that Sultan Sahure Izezi has appointed several new members to his political rankings. During this transition, it has been said that the Sultan has been holding private meetings with delegates from northern houses.

Local military rumors ( those mostly within it's ranks) have noticed and speculated about the changing of current leadership and missions being carried out.

The Sultan was also seen spending a large amount of time in and around his Summer Isle home.


Order of the Black Lion

Any scouts that were sent to track army movements will note that they watched Emlyn forces pass through Kraestret seemingly without incident, although it remains to be seen if anything will happen farther north.

A statement of the court was recently issued noting that the kingdom was troubled by rumors of increased werewolf activity. At weekly sermon, the Lord Reagent mentioned that the archives showed the God King Brutus regularly warned his followers of an evil spirit named Sauron, who was known to take the form of a werewolf. Any such creatures found in Emlyn are to be detained for questioning.

While such proclamations are commonplace in Emlyn, it may be the subject of discussion elsewhere.

Wardens of the Wilds

After what some are calling a contentious tiff between the Lady of Carigsay and the Lord Regent of Emlyn, the Wardens have been seen moving northward with more purpose than their previous patrols indicated, presumably to address the possible threat of troll war parties hitting the northern garrisons. When pressed for details, the Ceannasai simply offered reassurances that the people of Emlyn would not suffer if the Wardens could prevent it.

In other news, with the harvest completed early, several merchant caravans have been seen heading east, to Raeyithia, as others arrive from the neighboring kingdom. Despite the sudden abdication of the Queen, it appears the Red Sovereign and the Ceannasai are all too eager to continue their diplomatic relationship to the benefit of both regions.

And a good portion of those goods are being stored in the tavern, of all places, despite not appearing to be foodstuffs or spirits. Rumor has it that following the success in Tarasinau, the two regions have decided to consolidate on a second public auction, to be held later in the week.

Raven's Kiss

Much celebration and delight by the more learned of Drokkburg has been occupying much of the attention in town early this week, after rumors began to circulate that the Order of the Silver Keys would be opening a new Northern branch in the city at the invitation of the Queen.

Many rumors about her person have also flown, particularly concerning her being often seen in either the craft hall or the temple. Something was clearly afoot, but there are few hints as to what. But given that she has been spotted numerous time walking the streets with an entirely distracted expression instead of her usual purposeful stride, many have grown concerned that perhaps her mind had been addled by something! Other insist she had merely found, rightfully, active faith with the transference and consecration of the temple.

Despite such mundane matters - positive or negative - there is still plenty of tension to go around, particularly with rumors of troops being spotted moving in nearby territory bearing the emblems of the Black Lions.

As the week drew to a close, the gossips again were set to chattering at the announcement that official Court sessions were to be moved to a biweekly schedule, with the alternating weeks to be focused on more socially themed gatherings!

The Wild Hunt

This reporter is delighted to announce that no news of major import, intrigue, or otherwise scandal have been reported (more than once) throughout the course of the past week.

Katya, the Red Sovereign of Raeyithia (all rights reserved, patents pending) has remained an elusive presence, though the Royal Interior is still accepting all requests for audience in a subjectively organized, orderly manner. All reports indicate that these audiences have been occurring regularly. Reports also detail that a small cloaked retinue, accompanying perhaps a figure of some importance, has been seen slipping into the capitol during the wee hours of the mornings.

Word has passed that the Hunt plans to collaborate with the illustrious Wardens of the Wild for another auction, later in the coming week. Individuals from across the kingdom have been streaming in with wares, followers, and random animals in tow.

Knights of the Forest

Under the leadership of the Red Unicorn, Anemone, Lady of the Forest, the knights have occupied Essendell. With the coming of the knights the forests are now quiet as all bandits and highwaymen seem to have fled with the influx of the new Order of Knights. A large bear has been seen in company of Lady Anemone, along with a silent white stag and a strange woman.

Week Two

Trolls

Rumors of continue to grow as word has become to travel around the north of the sighting's of troll scouts. Abandoned short term encampments also have been noted around the boarders of Raedoria.

Imperium

The common people in Midrvegr are discussing the fact that a small, but fast moving army headed down out of the far north east, aiming directly for Haverbron. A battle ensued against another armed force of unknown origin. The local populace cheered when the fierce Imperium soldiers where said to have died to a man. The question remains, who defeated them? (This is an NPC House, contact Lara with questions.)

Mythalvian

News from Tiversonim has been quiet as they are still in the process of establishing a household in the region just north of Drokkburg. The new Lord and Lady Mythalivan are reported to having taking rooms in a district of Drokkburg on the southern side of the city.

Order of the Black Lion

Recent movements of armies, plots against bandits and the Imperium, requests to make contact with the trolls, and private meetings with the dragonfolk have been hard to ignore. This level of interference in Northern affairs by the Western kingdom of Emlyn are hard to dismiss at this point in time, and will likely be distasteful to some.

Talk has resumed about the Festival of Caerleon. The Lord Reagent dispatched the quartermaster to scout out potential locations to hold the festivities. It is said the Lord Reagent has been considering loosening the rules for participants in the melee tournament held at the festival's climax. This has caused a minor scandal among the nobles in the capital. Some feel it will add more excitement to a stiff event, others feel it will more resemble a tavern brawl than a battle of honorable combatants.

Valdrdómr

It is rumored that a small council was held in Fjarora, to discuss the recent movement of troops making its way to the Haverbron territory from the Miðrvegr capital of Andalstad. Though what exactly was said is unknown, the reinforcement of troops within the city and surrounding the Long Hall, have made it apparent that tensions are mounting in the North.

Additionally, the roar of Fenrir heard throughout the land weeks past, has continued to call those who hold an affinity for the God and wolves in general, to Fjarora. A full moon is upon us today (October 13), both a dangerous and sacred time to the Valdrdómr. And if rumors are to be believed, the hunters are finding themselves at the moment, the hunted.

The Wild Hunt

This reporter, with regret and solemnity, wishes to account for the abdication of Queen Caelestia of Raeyithia earlier this week -- much to the surprise of the general public. At this time, no reasons are being released from the Capitol as to why this may have occurred.

Currently, the crown princess Katya has been managing the affairs of Raeyithia with surprising levels of subtlety. (Save for giving herself a rather flamboyant new title, and repeatedly warning this reporter not to refer to her as "queen." Please note that all legal issues undoubtedly arising from this news entry can be directed safely to our legal counsel.)

Construction continues at an unnamed location in Emlyn, at order of the aforementioned individual. We are as yet unable to determine specifics of what seems to be a rather grandiose project. (Also, our payoffs have not been accepted by any of the royal estate's hirelings.)

On a more serious note, we have gained exclusive access to an odd request sent to the Raeyithian Royal Office of All Diplomatic Comings and Goings, directly from within the royal estate itself. (We reserve all rights to our sources.) The request, which will not be totally detailed here, has ordered the Royal Office to guarantee asylum/free rights of passage to a particular foreign dignitary, [Name Redacted], henceforth. What could this mean for the current political machinations in the Capitol?

Any movements from within the royal estate are still closely guarded, and occurring within the wee hours of the night. Though the people are as of yet unconcerned, it is clear that forces are moving within the Capitol; though to what end, this reporter is unsure.

Wardens of the Wilds

All seems quiet around Carigsay, as the last bushels and bundles of the harvest are safely stored away for the coming cold. Several travelers mention seeing increased troops on the roads leading to the city, though they move in the standard patrol pattern, rather than towards any unseen threat.

The Ceannasai has made herself much more visible this past week, helping finish the final repairs on some of the local homes and meeting with foreign dignitaries. In fact, it is said she and several others, all from distant kingdoms, spoke long into the night at the local tavern about the various goings-on in the world. Could this be the headway into a worldwide alliance? Or simple camaraderie brought about by Xavier's finest ales? Only time will tell.

Qubilat al-Asad

Early this week Sultan Sahure Izezi announced the opening of the amphitheater "Court of Contention" taking place this Friday night ( see Motd for time). Rumor has traders from across the sea have been coming in droves to witness this historic event!. Also of note that around the House of Qubilat many of the banners have been removed. Speculation among the locals is that this is just another changes the Sultan has been making.

Raven's Kiss

With the week barely begun, the gossips of Drokkburg already had plenty of fodder for wagging tongues!

Smoke smudged the skyline just south of the city coming from the pass through the mountains at the beginning of the week; though some of course insist it was some nefarious plot by foreign operatives, others insist it was clearly some horrible accident, and others still that it was an intentional message. All agree, though, that given the location of the smoke, it was almost certainly the Diplomatic Councillor's abode, as there is little else in the area that could have been ablaze.

Hot on the heels of news of the fire, word began to circulate that a bardic event was held in the long-unused theater at the south end of the docks, attended by many dignitaries, both local and foreign, and further that this was being requested by the Queen to become a regular occurrence!

Order of the Silver Key

Library patrons were abuzz with news after this week's announcement that the Library would be opening a new branch in Drokkburg. Many from the north are happy at the prospect of not having to go all the way "to that blasted desert" to study. Some whisper that this is some sort of political maneuver. A large supply train loaded down with books and people is already preparing to make the journey.

Earlier in the week, several masters and apprentices had been sent to study "abroad" at the Academy in Raedoria, by invitation of Queen Caelestia. Her unexpected abdication has left that group of scholars filled with uncertainty as to whether they are still welcome.

Week One

Valdrdómr

It is rumored that the waters around Fjarora, have been unusually rough. The reckless waves making it impossible for ships to navigate the waters. The culmination of this being a mysterious ritual in the calming waters of the sacred pool, near the recently constructed temple to the Goddess, Yrsa.

Additionally, wolves from all corners seem to be flocking towards Fjarora, a powerful energy beckoning them, making it nearly impossible for them to ignore.

The Prismatic Sovereignty

As usual, rumors fly both in Andalstad and on the outskirts of the city. Most notably, the locals tell of a long meeting held in Castle Andal between the Lord Regeant of Emlyn, the Sultan of Andus, and Queen Nyre.

Others are far more interested in the imposing dragon general immersing himself in the local culture and people of Midrvegr. Some say he cannot hold his mead, while the soldiers gathering in Andalstad insist he could drink steadily for days without any change in expression or demeanor.

Order of the Black Lion

You may notice that nobles in all of the capitals have become worried, or even distraught, following the rapid movement of a rumor through the land. The rumor centers around a note that was given to a messenger by the Lord Reagent of Emlyn to be delivered to Daciana of Drokwald within the last two days.

The content of the message involved notice to Daciana of knights and infantry men who are set to pass near Drokwald late next week, according to an Emlyn noble familiar with the contents of the message. The Lord Reagent appears to be citing a right of the other four kingdoms to pass without unnecessary hindrance through the thin stretch of land near Drokwald that connects east to west.

The note also disclosed that the units do not have any hostile intentions towards Kraestret and were going to stay as far from Drokwald as possible to avoid misunderstandings. Traders who witnessed the units moving north noted that they did not appear to be prepared for a lengthy campaign and were not towing siege weapons behind.

Speculation has already started to run wild. Some assume that the knights are looking to chase down the bandits that attacked Molvernia, others assume Emlyn is seeking to confront The Imperium, following strong verbal rebukes by the Lord Reagent. The more conspiratorial-minded may attempt to read further into this move.

Regardless, the message is likely to lead to much talk in the coming week, and conflict between the level-headed urging restraint and the hot-headed urging confrontation.

Trolls and Imperium

Rumors of Troll movements in the far north have been reported, as well as the continued aggressive expansion of the Imperium in the far north-east.

These two groups are being ran as NPCs, if you need to speak with an NPC representative contact Lara in Discord.

Mythalivian

Brea Wynne Wistari was seen this week leading the service to place a new god on the Arcanum Crystal in Drokkburg and is rumored to be hosting another ritual later this week in Fjarora. What is the priestess in white plotting with all her rattling and ranting!

Raven's Kiss

The town of Drokkburg has been a constant buzz of talk over the course of the week.

First about the court over the weekend, during which the Great House of Valdrdómr vowed their allegiance to the Raven's Kiss, and further the establishment of a bannerhouse loyal to Valdrdómr and hence the Raven's Kiss, House Mythalvian led by the Lady Brea Wistari in Tiversomin.

Long before the gossips grew tired with that subject, came the consecration and dedication of the Drokkburg temple to Hel, mistress of death and war, the crone aspect of the goddess Yrsa, and the setting of her on the Arcanum Stone.

Wardens of the Wilds

The Ceannasai's return was met with a brief flurry of activity but little fanfare as the people of Carigsay quickly set right back to work gathering what they can of the year's harvest. The additional aid from Raeyithia has been a great help, and most of the yield stowed safely for the coming winter. While most of the volunteers returned to Tarasinau via ship, several actually joined the Wardens, possibly looking to make a name for themselves in the Wilds.

A number of individuals have been seen making the trek to the Great Henge of Emlyn, making offerings and perhaps seeking guidance from the Horned Lord Himself, as whispers spread of yet another potential threat from the north.

The Wild Hunt

Rumors are slightly more rampant than usual throughout the Kingdom of Raeyithia this week; mildly shocking, this reporter knows.

Work crews bearing timbers, steel bands, and elaborate decor have been seen traveling between the Raeyithia High Court and the port of Emlyn, though word about this has been incredibly difficult to catch wind of. A vast nautical repair project, perhaps? Though we tried to interview some of the dockhands spied leaving the capitol on their way to Emlyn, it soon became clear their silence had been bought and paid for in some way.

The Lady Katya is said to be travelling under close guard, though this writer has been unable to confirm her precise location at any given moment. This unpredictability is fairly typical, we have been told, but it is noted nonetheless. We also reserve the right to refer to her as "Lady", and are fully prepared for incoming litigation due to this.

Her Majesty, Caelestia, was seen giving a tour of the Academy to the headmistress of the Key and the Sultan of Andus; and announced at court that she would like to offer it to those in good standing with the Kingdom who would like to hold classes and lectures.

It is also said that the lady Anemone requested permission to found a banner house of knights to keep the forest safe which, according to her, had recently been under attack. Soldiers have been sent out to investigate and assist with the matter.

Qubilat al-Asad

Word around the streets have been about the reopening of the amphitheater that is being referred to as "The Court of Contention". This has been confirmed by many sources to have been announced in his public address. This rumor seems to be confirmed by the spotting of labor forces moving in and out of the old amphitheater in preparation. Many locals are wary of this discovery and wonder what new laws make come and just how much blood will be spilled with it's rebirth. Other rumors about the city are coincide with the return of Sultan Sahure Izezi. One in particular is a hot topic among the locals that the sultan claims a vision given to him during prayer with Acrab. During this prayer Acrab spoke to the sultan about changes that needed to be done at his will. Can the amphitheater be just the beginning of many to come?

Order of the Silver Key

The Order has been unusually quiet this week, and the recent flood of shipments into the Library have slowed to a stop. However, there was a flurry of excitement at the end of the week as the Order announced its most recent find: A plaque that suggested the existence of a second Book of Io. An excursion team, including people from multiple kingdoms and a representative of the Children, was sent out and successfully recovered the sacred book.

That same day, the Headmistress was seen at the Sultan's court, sitting on the throne next to the Sultan. Whispers abound about what this may mean, if anything. The Order and the Sultan appear to be on good terms, although word has gotten out that the Headmistress heavily disapproves of the Sultan's new "Court of Contention". She has been heard saying "You cannot rule with wisdom if you rule with blood."

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