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latest campaign news (issue 17 - 12
Newspaper Issue 17
Southern Anuire News - Issue 17 (Pasiphiel / 570 MR)
Written and edited by Stephanie Vaumel
From her Imperial City offices. (http://www.box.net/~hoss/birth.html)
Here is the latest news from my campaign in the form of a newspaper
the city of Anuire for 1 GP/copy.
Produced once every three months Correspondents include:
Medoere - Aeric Gallant
Roesone - Roesone Intel
Diemed - Kalin Sufgaer
Endier - Caine the wizard
Anuire - Stephanie Vaumel
Ghoere - Paeghen Valesie
Gorgon's Realm - Various Travellers
Iron Hills - Various Travellers
Other - Various guilds and travellers
* Correspondents are required from other kingdoms, pay is 10 gp/three
Keltier - Pasiphiel 570 MR
(15/11) The Medoere owned temple in Diemed has been expanded over the las=
weeks to now dominate all worship in the province of Moere. The High Prie=
Lenviath da Enlien is reported to be very happy with the continuing
of Rournil inside Diemed. There has yet to be a response from the temple =
(23/11) Many visitor to the capital Braeme have reported thefts of
during the last week. The city watch is now worried that there may be a n=
criminal element in town that is responsible. The watch has also asked
who has been robbed to report it so they can catch the culprits.
(7/12) News from the High Priest's palace outside Braeme reports that a
sum of money has gone missing from the treasury. Palace officials suspect
inside job. The exact amount stolen is not know but is believed to be qui=
high. City officials are now scouring records to see exactly how the mone=
have gone missing.
(5/10) A small earthquake has rocked parts of southern Roesone. The
Ilien and Abbatour were worst hit by the disaster. Most damage has been
to weak farm structures but it will be expensive to clean up. Baron Farre=
has already offered to pay for the damage.
(7/10) The mercenary leader Cowan the Sword and a large number of his
have left Roesone just recently bound for a destination to the east. The
mercenaries travelled by boat out of Ilien province.
(23/11) Rumours from Ghoried province speak of a new cult that has risen =
prominence in the province. This cult is now holding sway over several
and demanding money for protection.Neither the Baron or the army has
to this threat so far.
(4/11) Lasica Diem, the leader of Diemed's armies has hired priests from
temple of Haelyn to serve in the army as healers and warriors. What was
to these priests to get them to serve is unknown. Also on the military
army has been expanded again with several new units being commissioned.
new soldiers will be stationed along Diemed's eastern border.
(6/12) Trouble erupted in Moere province this month with battles breaking
between rival priests from the temples of Haelyn and Rournil. The priests
Haelyn are now claiming that Rournil's priests are using magic to control
people's minds and force them to worship at the temple to Rournil.
(23/12) Clashes between rival priests in Moere province have become more
as the temple of Haelyn steps up its campaign to oust the Rournil temple
the province. Violet fights have been reported in several areas across th=
province. One battle nearly destroyed a small village after rival priests
magic to against each other.
(23/10) Lauriel Kalien and the rest of the Endier government held a counc=
meeting in Endier for the first time in nearly a year. The council
various plans over the direction of Endier, including an increase in
strength and the construction of several new vessels to carries goods to
parts of Anuire. Following the meeting the members of the councils held a=
night party at Caer Endier.
(13/12) A festival to celebrate the Day of Rebirth has been announced. Th=
council will supply free food and a limited quantity of ale to anyone who
attends. Minstrels, Bard, and other entertainers will be hired to keep th=
people entertained, and the wizard Caine has promised a display of magic =
end of the festival.
(3/10) All ships that have been travelling under the protection of the
fleet have not reported any pirate activity. Many are now taking up the
opportunity to sale under protection despite the cost of hiring the Avani=
(7/10) A small fleet of vessels travelling in from the east has reported =
battle with several pirate vessels as they sailed past Medoere. The pirat=
driven off, but at the cost of on of the merchant vessels. It seems that
pirates are now preying on vessels travelling east of Anuire as well as
(24/10) Diemed has announced that it will use its small navy fleet to
water south of the kingdom and protect any merchant vessels there from
Diemed has also called on Medoere and Roesone to do the same, but so far
has been no response from those two kingdoms.
(3/11) Two local sailor were murdered outside the Black Rose tavern in th=
district. Several shadowy assailants were seen fleeing the area after the
attack. There has now been 13 murders this year in the vicinity of the
Rose, making it officially the worst tavern in Anuire.
(5/11) The Anuire collage of art has announced that it will be performing=
series of new plays in the coming spring. This announcement follows the
completion of the collage's new theatre.Many of the richer Anuirean in th=
are looking forward to the opening of the new theatre, due in two months
(25/12) There has been a slackening off of pirate attacks south of Diemed=
although some pirate vessels have been encountered south of Medoere and
1: The Avanil navy offer protection from pirates haunting our southern
apply at the Avanil embassy in the imperial city for further information.
2: The Collage of Sorcery seeks cleaners and cooks, a fearless attitude i=
3: Announcement: All ships must now pay a tax of 5gp to cover the cost of
repairs to the docks.
4: Sailor's needed. Contact the Anuirean Trading Company at our new offic=
Coin Street, right opposite the Prince's Pride offices.
5: Are you in need of protection, contact Alric at the Black Rose tavern.
6: The city watch is looking for new members, good wages paid and trainin=
7: Got a problem needing removing, see Alric at the Black Rose Tavern for=
8: Are you short of cash the see Halidie Gorsited for a loan.
(25/9) There has been little sight of any goblins or spiders along the
of the Spiderfell this month, but rumours of disappearances in Medoere an=
Roesone have many people thinking thing are not a quiet as they seem. Tho=
working close to the woods have reported hearing screams and other horrib=
sounds coming from somewhere deep within the woods. The noises have been
faint but our informants are sure that they are correct in the analysis o=
(4/11) Ghoere officials have announced a new alliance with Osoerde,
the wedding of that land duke with Fhiele Hiriele, daughter of an importa=
Ghoere merchant. The alliance will allow both kingdoms to protect their
borders without having to worry about each other. Already Ghoere has
that troops will no longer be stationed along the Osoerde border, and
expected to announce the same soon.
(31/12) Ghoere has begun work on a new road that will lead from Bhalanene
Osoerde port of Gulfport. Also Ghoere has purchased two warships and will
them in Gulfport, under the control of local Osoerde navel officials. Thi=
allow Ghoere to control a navy for the first time. The new road will also
open for merchants of both kingdoms to travel easily and quickly.
(2/10) Troops from both sides met in combat on the western border of Edal
province. In a battle that raged for nearly 10 hours the Rhormarch forces
been successful in driving off the invaders. On a blood soaked battlefiel=
lie the bodies of over 500 Goblins and Orogs and nearly as many Rhormarch
soldiers and mercenaries. Details about the battle are still sketchy but =
as though the Rhormarch forces surrounded the Gorgon's troops and crushed
between two forces.
(3/10) The southern Rhormarch army is now heading towards Werthangen
after yesterdays successful battle in Edal.Although their numbers have
been halved, reinforcements from the south have ensured that the army sti=
outnumbers the Gorgon's troops.
(14/10) The Rhormarch forces have broken through the Gorgon's lines in
Werthangen splitting the enemy army into two segment.There are still a
number of enemy forces holed up in the Vicissitude Mountains, but they ar=
surrounded and Rhormarch is currently attempting to destroy them. The res=
the Gorgon's army has fled west into Osternod province. A large force of
Rhormarch soldiers is in pursuit.
(25/10) The battle seems to have bogged down again. The Gorgon's troops
been reinforced in Osternord province and have held out against almost
attack so far. The Rhormarch forces have also had no luck destroying the
army hidden in the mountains of Werthangen province.
(4/11) Soldiers in Friedlund province have fought off an invasion by
hundred troops from the north. The Gorgon's commanders have attempted to
through the lines at Friedlund and strike at Kiedel itself. The positions
this province have been reinforced just in case.
(16/11) Rhormarch has sign a treaty with the new ruler of the Iron Hills.
sides have pledged allegiance and the Iron Hills has offered some militar=
support. It may be some weeks before this support arrives however.
The Iron Hills:
(14/10) The new regent Devlyn Finn already has a problem to deal with.
in Lyssan province have taken the opportunity to raid several caravans
travelling along the road through the mountains. Lord Finn has set out fr=
Mhowe with a small force of soldier to deal with the problem.
(24/10) The regent and his soldiers have caught up with the bandits and
succeeded in ending their short reign of terror. The bandit forces had be=
using a small fort as their base, but this fort is now in the governments
and a force of soldiers has been based their to keep and eye on traveller=
the east-west road.
(22/12) Devlyn Finn has met with representatives of Rhormarch and signed =
treaty with them. He has also promised to see what he can do about milita=
for the desperate kingdom. The Iron Hills now has quite a large army, but
officials are still divided about the cost of maintaining the army.
(4/10) A battle nearly broke out between the Boeruine navy and elements o=
Avanil navy after Navel vessels escorting merchant ships west were
from entering Boeruine's waters. The Avanil ships turned back before any
hostilities could arise however.
(9/11) A strange occurrence in Mhoried. The occupants of an isolated
village were found dead in their homes by travellers recently. There was =
of violence, just dead bodies. All the occupants of the village were dead=
none of the farm animals or other creatures seemed to have been harmed.
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