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Overheard Near Nepeth

Our sources report hearing the following from a farmer living near Nepeth:

“… don’t know why this feller kept wanderin’ through th’ throne room, but ah know it’s a good way t’ get yerself locked up by some o’ them guards they got up there. Took this shifty-lookin’ feller quite a spell to come back out, too, but it di’n’t look like he had a talk wit’ anyone in th’ throne room neither. Mayhap he found some back passage and snuck ’round th’ court, but ‘e had extry dust and maybe a coupl’a fresh cuts ‘n’ bruises to show for it… y’know, ah’d swear he looked like ‘e coulda seen a ghost, ‘e was pale under all that dust. Could just be mah ol’ eyes playin’ tricks on me too, never know…”

 

Keepink: 500k points reached

The exotic artifact collection craze has spread through the realm!

As of Harvestmonth 7, 648, a total of 502 607 points have been gained
by 16 contributors! Several of them report the system as being
addictive to a degree of interfering with the invention of other
mischief.

When Keepink started her business, she decided that when the magical
threshold of 500 000 granted points was reached, she would hire the
help to make preparations for the next collection display. This point
has now been reached, and enquiries are being made for what the next
collection will focus on. Please send in or post your suggestions!

The current scores are:

Best Artifact Collectors

 1.   Lavalamp         90,604
 2.  Druenarrii        89,868
 3.   Sixclaw          88,869
 4.     Spoo           68,125
 5. Dudemeister        61,076
 6.   Calcium          34,398
 7.  Influenza         20,567
 8. Ashenshugar        16,707
 9.    Zayvin           8,855
10.    Kivrin           6,897

                 Contributors  Total score   Average score
The Courts of Chaos      1       88,869        88,869
The Knights of Drin      3       97,741        32,580
The Monks of Antana      1        4,828         4,828
The Snowfolk             5      133,871        26,774
The Black Bear           1       61,076        61,076
The Scythe               4       48,097        12,024
The guildless            1       68,125        68,125

The Snowfolk have both the highest total contributor count and the
highest total score, while the Courts of Chaos have the highest
average score through one quality contributor!

A collector’s haven

You hear some excited chattering coming from the far east.
A Gemynd peacekeeper shouts: Where did my pants go? They were one of a kind!
Diggan shouts: Nooo! My boat in a firebreather bottle! It is lost!
Tossink muses: One man’s treasures are another one’s… collection?
You sense the world has gotten bigger.

An entrepeneurial opossum is establishing a museum in the far east. She
is looking for donations of extraordinary items. For those with a
competitive streak, she has established some top lists of contributors.

We will report further developments as they develop.

Fir would like to add that remarks about the scoring and later expansion are on the suggestion board.

Mystery of the Dragon-Mage Revealed

by Investigative Reporter Formwolf
with minor embellishments by Pihlaja

For years and years, scholars of Anguish have struggled to explain a
strange phenomenon taking place at the Fub’s Fortress: A mage in service
of Fub is reportedly able to morph into a dragon, and has even been seen
together with a dragon egg.

But how can that be, when he is clearly human, and not just that, he is
also despite his typical magely good looks still looking quite pointedly
male?

Our Investigative Reporter has found a very reliable account of this
under the table of the Hobbitat Pub. It reveals that the mage and a red
dragon had a fiery love affair until the Knights brutally put an end to
their happiness, egged on by the bloodthirsty Bartholomew.

So the mage showed up to the site, too late to save his lover but he
valiantly broke through the lines of Knights in a desperate effort to
save the offspring that their forbidden love had created. He barely
escaped with his life to Fub’s fortress under the guise of a huge dragon
to raise the egg he had rescued.

Sadly, their idyllic family life seems to be often interrupted by
unaccepting adventures showing up to disrupt it. It is really not very
easy being a single father of a baby dragon.

To queries about whether the red dragon is certifiably female then, we
encourage the reader to try to ask it to let you check more closely.

Cooking by recipe

Dear adventurers,

As some of you might already have found out, Weli, the head cook of
Morin farm, has developed a tasty new shifa recipe. It has been praised
by those lucky enough to have tasted it, from random expert inn patrons
from the Gold Cat to the Smoking Roc.

In an interview Weli has also expressed a willingness to help curious
visitors with the actual work to make it as long as they help out a bit
in his kitchen. “I love learning new recipes myself, so getting lots of
visitors with interests in cooking sounds great for me!”

Enjoy,

–Fir

PS. More recipes are coming, submit your favourite recipe idea today!

Virgision village

Hazelwood reports (after a few beers):

“I was heading back towards Tantallon one day and picked up a right
jumpy-looking fellow, who ran to the boat just as I was taking off. He
said he had just come from a village of rather angry women, who
he had to use all his charm and quick wits to keep from sticking
him full of holes.

I asked him if it was Virgision warriors he was talking about, and he
said no, isn’t that castle a little ways away from there? He’d know
to stay away from THAT place, after all.

It seems the warning might have to be applied to this village as well.”

Scythe Clan Hut Library

Early this morning Artificer representatives walked over from the Artificer
Hall to the Dalairi Embassy and informed the Scythe Interest Section that
the library at the Scythe Clan Hut has been added to their list of
officially sanctioned libraries.

The Scythe pointed out that individual artificers would still need an
invitation and threatened to burn all the books if overrun.