Post by Game Master on Jul 6, 2007 11:57:02 GMT -5
The Western Empire is expanding again. The most powerful Human nation of all is sending fleets of colonists to parts unknown.
The Eastern Territory continues its fight against the Wolfen Horde of the North over the disputed lands.
Pirates are on the rise in the southern Seas. Merchant Shipping has been hampered. The King of Timiro must do something.
LOCAL NEWS 'The Town Crier'
Gold Rush! The Baron of Garrotten ruled today that the gold mine discovered by 'Stone' the Hero of Garrotten and the Black Smith Halfhelm, the owner of the local Iron mine shall be given over to the dwarfs in payment for excellent service to the realm. Halfhelm has sent word to his brethren to send more dwarfs to Garrotten to help with the excavation and protection of the new mine. The Baron also ruled that while the new gold mine belongs to the dwarfs of Timiro he will allow anyone to stake claims in an attempt to find other veins of the precious metal. A claims station has been set up at the River Wardens office for anyone who wishes to stake a claim for a new mine. Prices vary depending on the size of the claim. Any gold found may be exchanged for coin there as well.
Fire Brand strikes again. The giant Bandit and his band of scoundrels attacked a small village east of Garrotten. The small fishing community was burned to the ground and its people butchered. The few survivors straggled into Garrotten yesterday. This is the first known siting of FireBrand to the East. Up until now he has only raided villages and travelers to the West and North. Only our towns fortified castle seems to keep the monster at bay.
Post by Game Master on Mar 31, 2008 21:33:10 GMT -5
NEWS FLASH: Town crier
With Fire Brand seemingly unstoppable, bandits are becoming emboldened. The newest Bandit gang calles themselves the 'Black Bow Bandits'. A rather large group of humans and elves have banded together and attack from afar using longbows of an unknown ebony material. Two merchant caravans have already been decimated. Reward of 200 gold crowns for every black bow turned in to the local Constabularies.
'For hearth and hold, for oath and honour, for wrath and ruin - Give fire to my voice and steel to my arm that I might be remembered!'
Post by Game Master on Jan 11, 2009 3:19:04 GMT -5
News Flash: Town Crier
Baron Duped! Weapon shipment en-rout to capital gone missing. Guards in charge of escorting the shipment claim they were stolen before the cargo left town? Did the smugglers have the last laugh after all? Where are all the weapons gone?
News Flash: Town Crier (Two days later)
It's official. The lead elements of A massive army or orcs and goblins lead by a large band of Ogres have attacked and destroyed the Outpost of Fort Calda. Eye wittinesses say they were armed with dwarven steel! Armies advance stopped by local hero.
News Flash: Town Crier (same day)
A Hero Falls!
The legendary Hero of Garrotten, 'Stone' has been reported dead by his fellow adventures. Jhessil's nephew Tull had this to say;
"Stone was the greatest man I ever met. He gave everything he had to protect a country that wasn't even his. The world is a darker place without him."
Stone died while defending the Timiro Kingdom from an Ogre invasion. His companions described Stone using foreign magic to bring part of a mountain down to seal 'Ogre pass' before the main body of the monster army could march through. According to witnesses he was crushed by the avalanche that ensued only because he said, "It is the only way to be sure." Stone will be missed.
News Flash: Town Crier (Today)
With the news of the Ogre attack spreading, slave revolts have increased ten fold.