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Niamh
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Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:07 am

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In subject of: The Civilities of War
Date         : Mon Nov 11 01:09:16 2019
Expires      : Sat Aug  6 02:09:16 2022
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Following their outrage at the council vote held without them, Roland and his
supporters quietly fell back to Casterlay.  As several noblemen part ways, it
almost seems as though they will allow the decision to stand and reluctantly
accept Amir as their new king.  This proves to be wishful thinking, however,
as men are reported moving, gathering in the north, and, at the height of
summer, a sudden influx invades Beresfield.  In quick succession, two pigeons
arrive from the Count of Beresfield.  The first begs assistance and reports
the invasion of forces from Casterlay, Lothos and Amhurst.  The second, only
a day later, renounces Amir as king and declares for Roland.  The subtext is
clear: a civil war has begun and Beresfield has fallen.

TLDR: Roland and his supporters declare war against Amir's reign by capturing
Beresfield. 

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In subject of: A Grand Opening Party
Date         : Mon Nov 18 19:03:36 2019
Expires      : Sat Aug 13 20:03:43 2022
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|                                                              |
|                    The Guild of Merchants                    |
|           cordially invites the general public to            |
|                                                              |
|                   THE GRAND OPENING PARTY                    |
|                              for                             |
|                  THE SAND AND STONE LUXURIES                 |
|                                                              |
|   Come celebrate the grand opening of Kalana mal Sephari's   |
|          store with us, located on King's Concourse          |
|                  at the Avenue of the Arts.                  |
|                                                              |
|                 Refreshments will be provided.               |
|                                                              |
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          (OOC: Sunday, November 24, at 6 PM server!)

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In subject of: A Double Birthday Bash
Date         : Mon Nov 18 19:04:57 2019
Expires      : Sat Aug 13 20:05:04 2022
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|          The general public is cordially invited to           |
|                    A DOUBLE BIRTHDAY BASH                     |
|                to celebrate the birthdays of                  |
|                                                               |
|                POET LAUDATE Perelle op Symons                 |
|                             and                               |
|              GRAND MAGNATE Francesca dul Alberti              |
|                                                               |
|                                                               |
|        The party will take place in the private ballroom      |
|                   of the Palazzo dul Alberti.                 |
|          Presents are neither required nor expected.          |
|                                                               |
|         There will be music, food, liquor, and dancing.       |
|      Directions will be relayed via town crier the day of.    |
|                                                               |
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      (OOC: Saturday, November 23, after the OOC meeting.)

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In subject of: A Shift in Class Relations
Date         : Wed Nov 20 19:09:40 2019
Expires      : Mon Aug 15 20:09:40 2022
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(Class Relations shifts up from Terrible to Pathetic.) In the height of
summer and with the civil war in it's opening stages, Lord Seneschal Norrig
op Arcenant has brought forth cheap grain from his barony of Asglen to
distribute it to the poor and the destitute of Southside.  More of a
temporary measure than a true solution, the hungry, unwashed masses can at
least know that, tonight, they will be less hungry.

TL; DR: Norrig improves Class Relations.

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In subject of: Lithmorran Troops Mobilized
Date         : Thu Nov 21 02:42:55 2019
Expires      : Tue Aug 16 03:43:10 2022
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The troops encamped around the capital have, for the most part, been
mobilized, called into action by King Amir ab Harmons.  Though more troops
remain in place than are normally located in Lithmore, positioned to help
protect the capital, the majority of them march northwards, commanded by the
king himself.  Their destination and plans are unknown, but with
apparently-captured Beresfield and several lands involved in that assault all
located in that direction, the rumors suggest numerous options.

TLDR: Amir mobilizes the Lithmorran troops, heading north. 

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In subject of: Mustering the Watch
Date         : Fri Nov 22 17:43:38 2019
Expires      : Wed Aug 17 18:43:38 2022
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The state of the Law in Lithmore City has been flagging over the past several
months.  With the raised banners and looming conflicts the resources of the
Reeves have again been stretched thin.  Rather than going immediately to a
centralized drive for recruitment and training like her predecessors, the
current Lady Justiciar passes down an edict empowering Reeves to appoint
watchmen in every neighborhood where the institution is active.  Many have
begun seeking volunteers, and the Reeves have reached out to other city
leaders and notable persons to provide stipends, supplies, manpower, and
training for the new civil institution.

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In subject of: Aid for Farin
Date         : Tue Nov 26 02:04:31 2019
Expires      : Sun Aug 21 03:04:31 2022
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Toward the end of Augustus, five caravans heavily laden with something or
other can be seen lumbering out of the gates of Lithmore City, heading in the
general direction of the duchy of Farin in the escort of an armed guard
consisting of men and women wearing the golden coin of the Merchants' Guild
as well as the three azure Capuan roses of the dul Alberti gentry family.
Though there is much speculation in regards to their cargo, the guards seem
to be keeping fairly tight-lipped about what exactly it is they're carrying
even as they depart from the city.

TL; DR: The Merchants' Guild seems to be sending some manner of aid to
Farin. 

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In subject of: Sibylle executes Vittore for magic
Date         : Wed Nov 27 01:57:20 2019
Expires      : Mon Aug 22 02:57:20 2022
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Save It was a drizzling, chilly Septembris morning that brought the Faithful
of Lithmore to River Square.  At the behest of Grand Inquisitor Sibylle dul
Fontaine, those so gathered bore witness to the cleansing of Vittore Veril, a
man for whom the Grand Inquisitor had little good to say.  Her words were
short, condeming him as a mage that brokered with demonkind, whose defiance
of the Lord continued even unto his cleansing.  She lamented that his soul
would forever wander without refuge in the Lord, but that he would at least
escape the Abyss.

(TLDR - Sibylle executes Vittore Veril) 

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In subject of: A Grand Tournament
Date         : Sat Nov 30 07:47:55 2019
Expires      : Thu Aug 25 08:47:55 2022
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Announcements and hordes of letters send out to the city leaders, notables,
nobles and craftsmen to submit designs and ideas to support a Grand
Tournament in an attempt to raise the spirits of the city.  A way to stand up
to the current crisis and celebrate the efforts of loyal citizens.  

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In subject of: The Eye of Justice, Delegated
Date         : Thu Dec  5 00:00:10 2019
Expires      : Tue Aug 30 01:00:10 2022
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Many in the city have supported the burgeoning institution of the night
watch, bards spread the word, priests mention service to one's home and
people ever more often in mass, supplies are sent from the hospital and from
civic minded merchants.  In the city, men trained and empowered by the
Reeves, wearing thick cloaks against the elements and carrying long poles
tipped with lanterns walk vigilantly through the small hours driving away
darkness, anxieties, and hooded figures and ensuring that doors remain
tightly locked.  The Reeves have seemed to benefit from the arrangement
themselves, shuffling talented individuals into regular guard roles or urging
them towards juridical education.

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In subject of: King Lays Siege to Casterlay Keep
Date         : Sun Dec  8 02:36:13 2019
Expires      : Fri Sep  2 03:36:22 2022
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Reports place King Amir ab Harmons and his troops encamped around Casterlay
Keep, maintaining a siege upon the fortress.  The Count of Casterlay is not
believed to be in residence, having assisted a number of other lords in an
assault on Beresfield on Roland ab Beaufort's behalf.  However, enough men
apparently man the keep to hold it against the king's forces thus far.  The
encamped men are reportedly spending their time carousing and keeping an eye
on the keep, while they help themselves to Casterlay's nearby crops, waiting
to starve them out.

TLDR: Amir's troops lay siege to Casterlay Keep, waiting out their stores. 

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In subject of: A Grand Tournament Begins
Date         : Mon Dec  9 00:00:10 2019
Expires      : Sat Sep  3 01:00:10 2022
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The trumpets sound, and criers head out into the city to announce the
beginning of a Grand Tournament, sponsored by the Order and supported by the
city guilds and council.  Streamers are strung up, and excitement lingers in
the air of what will no doubt be quite a spectacle in the weeks to come what
with the flood of royal troops in and around the city.  All are invited to
attend and participate regardless of station or ability, several events will
be held the criers announce.  A melee, joust, target shooting and a possible
scavenger hunt for the little ones and less combat able!  Along with a
display of expert swordsmanship displayed by a Knight duel between
blademasters!  

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In subject of: A Shift in Race Relations
Date         : Fri Dec 13 19:22:44 2019
Expires      : Wed Sep  7 20:22:44 2022
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(Race Relations shifts up from Terrible to Poor.) On a cold Novembris night,
the Columbina Cafe hosted a Magebane party for all the people to attend.  The
event, sponsored by the Town Hall, invited people to wear the traditional
masks, blurring the relevancy of skin color and thus bringing people from
other races closer, if only for a moment, if only for the warmth.

TL; DR: Race Relations improve marginally.

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Niamh
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Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:08 am

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In subject of: The Yule Faire is Coming!
Date         : Fri Dec 13 20:11:53 2019
Expires      : Wed Sep  7 21:12:01 2022
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|                                                                |
|                     Come one, come all to the                  |
|                                                                |
|             ANNUAL LITHMORE CITY MERCHANTS' YULE FAIRE         |
|                                                                |
|     This year's faire will be located in the Crystal Chamber   |
|     of the Merchants' Trade Hall and will feature plenty of    |
|             shopping along with free food and drinks.          |
|                                                                |
|               We look forward to seeing you there!             |
|                                                                |
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        (OOC: Friday, December 20th, at 7 pm server time.)

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In subject of: Sibylle executes Sela for magic
Date         : Mon Dec 16 14:57:45 2019
Expires      : Sat Sep 10 15:57:45 2022
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It was high noon on a cold Novembris day that Grand Inquisitor led Sela out
before the crowds and the burning post.  There she preached on the corrupting
nature of the Taint and the woman's crimes, murders and preying on the Order
members.  While it was said that Sela did not accept the Lord before she
went, there was something to be said about there being some relief in the
air.  The witch ended her life with a call out to the Tainted in the crowds -
that their time too would come.  Whether that was a threat or fatalism,
though, none might say.

(TLDR: Sela burns.  The rest shiver.) 

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In subject of: The Yule Faire of 383
Date         : Mon Dec 16 21:25:12 2019
Expires      : Sat Sep 10 22:25:12 2022
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With the upcoming Yule Faire taking place in the Crystal Chamber of the Trade
Hall, the Lord Seneschal and the Town Hall will me sponsoring the event for
the purposes of bringing together the peoples from the various quarters.  In
lieu of this, food inspired from all the duchies will be available at the
Faire, and the Merchants will be giving out small Yule presents to everyone
who attends.  

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In subject of: Sibylle executes Everett for magic
Date         : Tue Dec 17 11:15:47 2019
Expires      : Sun Sep 11 12:15:47 2022
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Another cold afternoon rolls in, and the Faithful find themselves called by
the church bells to witness the pyring of Everett Benson by Grand Inquisitor
Sibylle dul Fontaine.  She spoke on the tragedy of the man's situation, used
as a pawn and slave by two wicked mages taking advantage of the Tainted
nature of his soul.  She lauded the strength of the man's heart, not just in
cracking open the murdering coven to which he belonged, but in bringing
closure on the loss of some of Lithmore's leadership.  The Grand Inquisitor
noted the man went to the Pyre in open avowal of his desire for the
Springs.

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In subject of: A New Grand Inquisitor
Date         : Fri Dec 20 01:53:56 2019
Expires      : Wed Sep 14 02:54:20 2022
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On an early Balasdes day, the Inquisitor known as Baylin dul Gardia stepped
out into Church Square mere hours after arriving to the city carrying the
fresh title of His Holy Honor, the Grand Inquisitor - newly appointed by the
High Synod.  After briefly meeting and accepting rare confessions from some
unsuspecting and lucky onlookers, he retreated to get settled into the new
role.  

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Niamh
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Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:49 pm

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In subject of: A Yule to remember!
Date         : Wed Dec 25 00:00:10 2019
Expires      : Mon Sep 19 01:00:10 2022
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The Yule Faire in the Merchant Trade Hall's Crystal Chamber was a resounding
success, with plenty of silver and goods being exchanged, in addition to song
and gossip.  It's effect was felt far and wide, replicated by the initiative
of the Town Hall to make the best out of it, and relying on the collaboration
of merchants, priests, troubadours and even reeves.  At the end of Yule,
everyone felt a little closer, tied together by bonds of community.  

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In subject of: The Siege of Casterlay Continues
Date         : Sat Dec 28 14:56:52 2019
Expires      : Thu Sep 22 15:57:03 2022
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King Amir's troops in Casterlay continue to lay siege to Casterlay Keep,
while reports have a large number of Roland's forces pulling back into
Amhurst.  No attempts have been made to repel the siege yet, and popular
opinion has the stores within Casterlay running low.  As winter kicks into
full gear, however, Amir's troops find their ready supply of rations
harvested from Casterlay lands dwindling.  Amir has sent out a call to his
noblemen and supporters to send reinforcing supplies to support the troops
encamped there.

TLDR: Amir's troops maintain the siege on Casterlay Keep, unrepelled, but
call for loyal supporters to send supplies. 

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In subject of: Arrival of a New Baron
Date         : Mon Dec 30 03:38:39 2019
Expires      : Sat Sep 24 04:38:45 2022
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Early in the new year of 384, a fresh noble face has arrived from Farin. 
Nadir de Fareen, a Baron from Rojus, made his way into Lithmore with a small
party of aides and guards.  Amongst broiling civil conflict, it's assumed
he's come to strengthen his ties among other noble families and support the
Royal efforts in Lithmore with the Council.  Curiously enough, his first stop
was the courier's office, where he was heard berating the postal workers
about their infrastructure and mail efficiency. 

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In subject of: Interim Physician Leadership
Date         : Thu Jan  2 18:33:15 2020
Expires      : Tue Sep 27 19:33:23 2022
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Since the warrant for the Prime Medicus and the pyring of the Epion, Madison
hospital and the Royal Physicians guild had its leadership decimated and the
realm has no guidance for keeping tabs on disease outbreaks or other medical
issues.  While the guild still searches for suitable replacements for the
Prime Medicus and Epion that are of appropriate breeding, Doctors have been
working diligently throughout the realm to maintain the projects they were
already doing to better the health of the realm.

One of these doctors, Doctor Safir Mara'aye, has temporarily taken over the
leadership of the guild and hospitals in an interim role and is working
closely with Doctor Rain Reed of the Southside Almshouse in managing the
hospital affairs.  Anyone needing an official guild response or is seeking to
join the guild should contact Doctor Safir Mara'aye directly.  Applications
are being reviewed for those seeking to become Prime Medicus and Epion (OOC:
See Applications Open post on Announcements board).   

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In subject of: Working in a Winter Wonderland
Date         : Thu Jan  2 18:33:39 2020
Expires      : Tue Sep 27 19:33:39 2022
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City funds are being levied into work opportunities for the city's laborers
by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.  Winter damages to roads, bridges, and
canals leading to the city are being cleared, repaired, and improved.  Talk
around the taverns and city centers where recruiting is being done speaks of
further works being directed out of the council when this first step is
done.

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In subject of: A Cold Welcome for Persela
Date         : Sat Jan  4 03:02:45 2020
Expires      : Thu Sep 29 04:02:49 2022
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A carriage horse trotted through Lithmore's East Gate one cold Januarius
morning, dragging its traces.  A few hours later, a scowling personal guard
claimed it from good-hearted bystanders and returned to the Traveller's Inne
nearby, where it is said the scattered entourage of a Farin noblewoman is
regrouping after their modest caravan was besieged by bandits.

So marks the debut of Persela's leader to the capital, the Lady likely to
make formal introductions to Court once her belongings can be recovered or
replaced.  

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In subject of: Working in a Winter Wonderland
Date         : Fri Jan 10 00:00:10 2020
Expires      : Wed Oct  5 01:00:10 2022
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The work initiative spearheaded by the council has paid off in an early
clearing of the roads and bridges outside Lithmore, allowing an earlier
traversal from nearby areas for other works, supplies, and trade goods.  Much
work remains to be done, of course, and notably the organizers and recruiters
remain in service, hunting for more talent for upcoming projects.  

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In subject of: Before the Calm Play
Date         : Sun Jan 12 09:10:47 2020
Expires      : Fri Oct  7 10:10:58 2022
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                    THE HOLLOW GLOBE PRESENTS
 
                         BEFORE THE CALM
 
                    A HISTORICAL PRODUCTION
  
          The tale of the Civil War preceding the Calm
 
                            STARRING:
 
               Lady Poet Knight Theodora op Arcenant
 
                 Lord Seneschal Norrig op Arcenant
 
                  Poet Laudate Perelle op Symons
 
                    Journeyman Aukanaii Tualani
 
            Master Bardess Elizabethany op le Tarrow
 
                 Apprentice Lancelynn Florinne
 
                     Apprentice Karal Asinus
 
           Apprentice Anastasia dul Vernesi ab Bennett
               (ooc: on SATURDAY 1/18/2020 AT 9PM EST)
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In subject of: Spring Market
Date         : Sun Jan 12 09:11:34 2020
Expires      : Fri Oct  7 10:11:38 2022
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   / \_/ \   / \_/ \   / \_/ \   / \_/ \   / \_/ \   / \_/ \
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   \_/ \_/   \_/ \_/   \_/ \_/   \_/ \_/   \_/ \_/   \_/ \_/
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                      (a border of flowers)

              The Merchants' Guild proudly presents
                        THE SPRING MARKET
               to be hosted at the end of Maritus
                 beside the pond at Paarin Park.

               Come enjoy a plethora of wares both
               exotic and mundane while surrounded
                     by the beauty of nature.

                   Catering to be provided by:
                       THE COLUMBINA CAFE
                               and
                        THE ARGENT SWAN

                    All are welcome to attend.

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         (OOC: Friday, January 17th, at 7 pm server.)

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In subject of: New Epion Appointed!
Date         : Sun Jan 12 15:44:10 2020
Expires      : Fri Oct  7 16:44:13 2022
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Doctor Rain Reed and Safir Mara'aye have led an internal examination of staff
and appointed Thivwren Laeigh to the position of Epion.  Laeigh has served
with the Physicians Guild for a number of months in Lithmore City and had
recently been promoted to Nursia.  The more senior doctors will be providing
guidance to him in his new role and working with him closely to finish his
medical education. 

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Niamh
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Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:57 pm

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In subject of: Baylin faces a gambit (Edited by Niamh)
Date         : Mon Jan 13 11:53:50 2020
Edited       : Mon Jan 13 12:16:16 2020
Expires      : Sat Oct  8 12:53:50 2022
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Earl Marshal Vlora von Vashaak has petitioned the Holy Synod directly, using
her leverage and influence within the order to request the sitting Grand
Inquisitor's removal from office. 

(OOC: Please see help gambit to see how you can contribute to this IC event.)

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In subject of: A Grand Ship Arrives
Date         : Tue Jan 14 15:19:46 2020
Expires      : Sun Oct  9 16:19:53 2022
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Citizens speak of a grand ship pulling up into the harbor in the Tubori
quarter, sails and flags displaying the green and silver colors of the noble
family of Norsley.  After docking, a tall, sun-bronzed woman steps off,
flanked by a chevalier in her house colors.  The woman moves with grace
despite just departing the deck of a moving vessel, seeming just as
comfortable on land as on sea.  There's a quiet murmur aside to her companion
before she continues farther into the city, attentive to the sights. 

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In subject of: Spring Trading Extravaganza
Date         : Thu Jan 16 22:37:55 2020
Expires      : Tue Oct 11 23:37:55 2022
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With the nearby roads and bridges under suitable repair, Lithmore is in
better position to take full advantage of the coming thaw.  The Grand Magnate
Francesca dul Alberti and Baron of Rojus Nadir de Fareen spread word among
visiting nobility, notable traders, and affluent estate-holders, asking that
they send for a little extra this Spring.  The hope is that a strong start to
the import season will bolster the coming festivities surrounding the Spring
Market, and further fortify the capital's economy for what news may come
about the siege.  

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In subject of: A Shift in Race Relations
Date         : Fri Jan 17 03:28:56 2020
Expires      : Wed Oct 12 04:28:56 2022
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(Race Relations shifts up from Terrible to Poor.) The Lord Seneschal has
reportedly made a renewed effort to reach the nobles visiting the city, no
matter which duchy they come from.  Lady Miriya from Persela, Lord Nadir from
Rojus, Lord Saren from Sunset and more are receiving letters inviting them to
get in touch and become more involved in the social life of Lithmore should
they need to.

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In subject of: (Council) Enlisting Vavard's Help
Date         : Sat Jan 18 00:19:09 2020
Expires      : Thu Oct 13 01:19:09 2022
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With the weather clearing and the Kirulean calming, ships bearing the Ducal
Flag of Vavard arrive on the shores of Lithmore to be handed off to Royal
coordinators.  It is said these supplies were carted off towards the front
lines in Casterlay, ultimately arriving in the hands of the King's troops. 

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In subject of: A New Grand Inquisitor Is Chosen
Date         : Sat Jan 18 23:34:21 2020
Expires      : Fri Oct 14 00:34:34 2022
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It was a cheery spring morning when the Cardinal of Lithmore, Emmierich ab
Braye, announced the new Grand Inquisitor, chosen by the Patriarch in consult
with the High Synod to replace the vacant Baylin dul Gardia.  A compromise
candidate from the north, a young High Inquisitor by the name of Marton von
Trent was chosen.  Well-known for his piety and reformist instincts, the man
is expected to arrive in Lithmore City any day now.  

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In subject of: Sign-Ups for the Grand Tournament Announced
Date         : Sat Jan 18 23:44:11 2020
Expires      : Fri Oct 14 00:44:36 2022
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           SIGN-UPS FOR THE GRAND TOURNAMENT ARE NOW OPEN

              Do you long for fame? Glory? Competition?
               A chance to win a one-of-a-kind prize?

          Then sign-up today to participate in the Order's
           Grand Tournament! To take place this summer at
          the tourney grounds. (OOC: Feb. 1-2 & Feb. 8-9)

            Interested contestants should mail the Bishop
             RAYLENE AB ALMASSIN with their name and the
                   categories they wish to enter.

                  The categories are as follows:
                -Melee Sparring (Amateur & Master)
                -Archery
                -Jousting
                -Foot Race (Non-Combatants Only)
                -Sheep Riding (Small Children Only)

                  All are welcome to participate!
                     All are welcome to attend!

     Not the competing sort? Volunteer to be a judge instead!
          Interested parties should mail Bishop Raylene.

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    (OOC: Sign-ups will close end of day Jan. 25! Sign-up now!)

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In subject of: Water to Wine
Date         : Sun Jan 19 12:40:33 2020
Expires      : Fri Oct 14 13:40:33 2022
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Shocked gasps ring out from early-morning worshippers, Acolytes, and Priests
alike as they enter the Cathedral in early Aprilis for morning prayer,
contemaplation, and confession.  Almost too shocked to believe their eyes at
the sudden transformation of the Holy Fountis.  

The Fountis Majoris' holy water, from the purest of rainwater which flows
from the Eternal Springs itself, had somehow, someway, been changed overnight
to deep, ruby-hued wine.  Spilling over the rim of the sapphire-encrusted
Chalice, the wine spills out over it not in a symbol of the pure Eternal
Springs, but like some sort of Ever-Flowing Cup, never empty of its crimson
contents.  Bright against the alabaster of the Fountis, this defilement of a
holy thing sends a message--but of what?  

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In subject of: Casterlay Falls and Amir Marches On
Date         : Tue Jan 21 02:51:31 2020
Expires      : Sun Oct 16 03:51:31 2022
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As spring broke in Casterlay in 384, King Amir's troops remained encamped
about Casterlay Keep, holding the siege that had lasted through the long
winter.  Resupplied by shipments from across the kingdom, coordinated from
the capitol, the troops were well-fed and cared for but feeling a bit
stir-crazy and eager for action.  Pigeons from Casterlay have only just
informed the capital that finally Aprilis 10th brought that long awaited
change: a white banner was flown from the gate and Amir received a number of
hungry and ragged soldiers from within the keep, the troops manning the
besieged keep offering their surrender.  Among their number was Lord Braith
ab Lassider, the Count of Casterlay's seventeen year old heir, and his
mother, the titled countess.  Count Gilbert, her husband and generally
considered the leader in the county, was not present.  The countess was taken
into custody and Braith was executed.  All of the remaining occupants were
given the chance for a pardon if they would swear fealty to the King.

After the keep was secured, Amir and the majority of his troops broke camp. 
They are heading north to Beresfield, where Roland has been gathering his own
troops, accompanied by Gilbert of Casterlay and troops from Amhurst
reportedly set to rendezvous there with them after trouble over the winter. 
Rumor has Roland digging in, preparing to face the king's oncoming troops. 
All seem to expect a battle confrontation in the coming weeks.

TLDR: Casterlay Keep surrenders to Amir's siege, resulting in the Casterlay
heir's execution and capture of the countess.  Amir has continued north to
Beresfield, where a battle with Roland is expected. 

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In subject of: Spring Trading Extravaganza
Date         : Wed Jan 22 00:00:10 2020
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As the Winter thaw opens the trade routes once more, the earlier preperations
in road maintenance surrounding Lithmore has paved the way for a strong start
to the economic season.  The upcoming festivals, and notably the Spring
Market, has created a healthy demand for imports and commerce.  Traders
arrive by the dozens, and the markets are bustling as traders both foreign
and local get an early start to what looks like a profitable Spring. 
Organizers from the Council and Merchants alike come together to help
facilitate and process the increased imports, ensuring a sound logistical
foundation for a better economy.  

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In subject of: Planting the Seeds of Progress
Date         : Sat Jan 25 05:46:15 2020
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Picking up where the winter work left off, the City Council now focuses
efforts on bringing road repairs into the heart of the city.  Lady Miriya de
Amajad, sponsoring this newest push in the ongoing battle against urban
decay, is not only seeking help from day laborers but gardeners as well.  It
seems the Farin noblewoman means to apply some erosion control to the
cobblestone streets by adding grass and flower seeds to hold onto more of the
dirt through the changing seasons.  Citizens of all backgrounds are
encouraged to lend their support to Lady de Amajad, and to consider
scattering a few seeds for a special someone.  

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In subject of: A New Grand Master Arrives
Date         : Sat Jan 25 22:04:16 2020
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Late in the evening in early Maius, the newly appointed Grand Master Griffin
ab Braye arrives in Lithmore, seen riding off toward the Keep with haste.  It
is said that the young Lord is the youngest son of Trinity ab Braye, of House
Brayston. 

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In subject of: The Civilities of War
Date         : Wed Jan 29 02:27:30 2020
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Early in Maius 384, Amir and Roland finally came together, the long-awaited
battle finally erupting.  King Amir's northerly march seemed at first to
catch Roland unprepared, trying to reposition his armies at the last moment,
so when the two forces collided and battle erupted, the king held the
superior position, surrounding the rebel forces.  However, a failure to
account for Amhurst's incoming troops, hurrying to meet up with Roland, and
Amir found himself flanked.  Taking heavy losses, including the Baron of
Hamstone, a stalwart supporter and commander of Amir's cause cut down from
his horse by the oncoming cavalry, Amir pulled back to regroup, moving to the
defensive.

Advancing again, the royal troops found progress harder won, making gains but
paying for every one of them in fallen soldiers and exhausting time.  Beyond
that grueling progress, the meaningful victories were few and far between,
but not nonexistent.  Seeing her chance, Dame Ianthe Meadows led the small
charge that overtook and captured Count Anschel ab Loguire, one of the prime
defender's of Roland's claim, bringing him back into royal custody.  And
plenty of setbacks faced the men, bodies piling up on both sides.

In the end, a final push broke through the lines of Roland's troops, and many
of those remaining surrendered, most notably the Count of Beresfield,
fighting on Roland's side since his county was overtaken by the first rebel
attacks.  The man protests that he was forced into his support of the rebel
on threat of the safety of his family.  

Roland, however, managed to escape, retreating with his remaining troops,
mostly mounted.  Amir's scouts followed them for several days until they had
disappeared into Vandago, riding hard.  When they returned, Amir ordered a
number of his forces onward to secure Amhurst, and announced his own plans to
return to the capital, though no one knows for how long.  

TLDR: Amir prevails in big Beresfield battle, capturing the Counts of Amhurst
and Beresfield, but losing the Baron of Hamstone, and Roland escapes to
Vandago. 

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In subject of: A Summer Wedding
Date         : Sat Feb  1 02:11:22 2020
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With the heat of summer creeping into the capital, rumors of the long awaited
wedding between Knight Venerable Lans ab Durandal and Grand Magnate Francesca
dul Alberti reach a fever pitch as it seems the gentry couple has finally set
a date for the festivities.

Sandwiched between the equally anticipated tournament events being hosted by
the Order, the wedding in question is rumored to be taking place at the Saint
Aelwyn's Cathedral with an after party to follow at The Upstairs Lounge of
the Argent Swan located off of Linden Street in the northern part of the
city.

Rumor has it that while proper invitations have been sent out to the
well-to-dos and friends of the bride and groom, the general populace is
welcome to attend both the ceremony and reception after.

(OOC: TL; DR: Lans and Francesca are getting married.  Everybody is welcome
to come.  This is to take place Wednesday, February 5, at 5:30 pm server
until whenever.  Report moral threats.) 

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In subject of: A New Baroness in Volsuan
Date         : Sat Feb  1 14:33:24 2020
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With King Amir ab Harmons returned to Lithmore, he has found himself deep
within the business of ruling the kingdom.  All such business has been
conducted with a swift efficiency, and talk is that the king does not mean to
remain in the city long.  One announcement has gone out publicly, however: at
his Lord Seneschal's petition, the King has decided to grant Sibylle dul
Fontaine the Barony of Volsuan, left vacant since the execution of the
previous baron a few years previous.  He was said to mention a hope that some
decorum and consistent service would serve the domain well. 

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In subject of: Grand Magnate Steps Down
Date         : Mon Feb  3 01:47:38 2020
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After a formal announcement made to the Merchants' Guild of Lithmore earlier
this year in Januarius, foreshadowing her pending retirement, Grand Magnate
Francesca dul Alberti finally stepped down from her post at the beginning of
June, mere weeks before her planned wedding to the Knight Venerable Sir ab
Durandal.

Retaking her place as a mere Master Craftsman among the Lithmorran merchants,
the young seamstress has left many wondering who will rise up to take the
reins of the guild and oversee the kingdom's economy in her absence.

(TL DR: Francesca has retired from politics for now.)  

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In subject of: Hope Blooms Alongside Road Repairs
Date         : Tue Feb  4 00:00:10 2020
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Through the efforts and contributions of many, the repair efforts on the
city's main roads have proven successful and as the last rains of Springtime
give over to bright sunny Summer days, citizens enjoy a bit of green and pops
of color as grass and wildflowers begin to peek out amongst the cobblestones,
stretching inward from the four gates.  

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In subject of: The Lithmorran Circus
Date         : Wed Feb  5 04:07:25 2020
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Working in tandem with the Poet Knight Lady Theodora op Arcenant, and the
Lithmorran Bardic Troupe, his Lordship Norrig op Arcenant, the Baron of
Asglen and Lord Seneschal, seeks to lend his support for bringing a circus to
the Lithmorran capital.  Seeking to highlight the variant cultures and fauna
of the Five Duchies as a celebration of the Kingdoms many peoples and bring
together those differences as beautiful strengthens.

As part of this particular effort, a large promotion and logistics campaign
is set to begin.  This is a massive undertaking which will require
significant aid from other city notables.

(TL, DR: Norrig starts a large Race Relations project to sponsor Theodora's
circus) 

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In subject of: A Shift in Morale
Date         : Wed Feb  5 04:07:37 2020
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(Morale shifts up from Ordinary to Average.) As King Amir ab Harmons returns
to Lithmore, word spreads of minor celebrations everywhere for his triumphant
return.  The Town Hall has funded a little revelry to honor his Majesty, and
it seems people are enjoying it and the Tournament!

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In subject of: A New Grand Magnate
Date         : Fri Feb  7 05:45:18 2020
Expires      : Wed Nov  2 06:45:21 2022
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After a tumultuous week with a lack of leadership, the Merchants' Guild's
highest position has been taken over by Conrad Myriam. Rumors regarding this
sudden shift have been whirling around the mercantile circles; the most widely
held theory being that Conrad held friendships with many of the functionaries
whom handled the day to day business of the Guild, and these functionaries
turned to him for advice after the previous Grand Magnate stepped down. What
began as casual consultation amongst friends quickly spiraled out of control,
culminating with Conrad taking the position of Grand Magnate. Another rumor
holds that Conrad was unopposed for the position, as no other who was capable or
willing made themselves known...

(TL;DR: Conrad Myriam has taken the position of Grand Magnate in the Merchants' Guild)

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