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Niamh
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Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:19 am

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In subject of: Grand Inquisitor ab Syme Steps Down
Date         : Tue Aug 18 09:09:06 2020
Expires      : Sun May 14 09:09:56 2023
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On a balmy Quintilis morning, Her Holy Honor Phyllis ab Syme called the
faithful to the steps of Saint Aewlyn's Cathedral to announce her retirement
from office.  After two years of service within the Holy City, the Orderite
intends to roam the kingdom as an Itinerant Inquisitor, called upon to see to
cases of particular need at the far reaches of the duchies.
 
Having taken a vow of poverty over a decade prior, ab Syme left the city on
foot that same day, carrying nothing but the clothes on her back and a small
rucksack.
 
In her term as Grand Inquisitor, ab Syme saw several dozen pyred and branded.
Knowing this, some people in the populous may well see her again someday. 
Most?  They pray to all that is holy they won't have to. 

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In subject of: Lex Acatsia
Date         : Thu Aug 27 00:00:10 2020
Expires      : Tue May 23 00:00:10 2023
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With the strategy imagined by Cadet Isac Sewyn and set forth by Lord Norrig
op Arcenant, Chief Magistrate of Lithmore, the reeves adopt a mercurial
pattern of patrols.  Each sector of the city appears more decentralised;
groups of reeves in twos sweep the streets seemingly at random, but taking
particular care to hold certain choke points like the City Gates.  For now,
this appears to have taken the criminal elements by surprise -- or at least,
that is what it seems.

TL, DR: A lawfulness project passes. 

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In subject of: The Council's Calling
Date         : Wed Sep  2 02:02:05 2020
Expires      : Mon May 29 02:02:05 2023
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Official announcements have been posted from the Royal Palace:

Hear ye, hear ye!  Charges brought forward by His Royal Majesty Amir ab
Harmons by the Keeper of the Seal and Lady Seneschal Sibylle dul Fontaine
have been voted and ratified by the Council of Three!  Let all people of
Lithmore know the edicts of the King and the Ducal Council.

Brought before the Council on Charges of Treason and Weakening the Faith,
Roland Beaufort has been found GUILTY and sentenced to DEATH by method of
DRAW AND QUARTERING.  Let this sentence be carried out in the name of the
Crown and the Chalice.  It is the Council of Three's opinion that in ceding
his claim to Celeste, he ceded his claim to her bloodline, and all following
acts were born of treasonous and rebellious intent.  

Brought before the Council on Charges of Refusing the Orders of the Crown,
Ianka ab Harmon von Dusairus has been found to have led with neglect in
correcting her Duchy's stance on Roland and failed to expel him from her
lands at his exile.  In failing this and to meet the King's representatives
for reconciliatory talks, the Duchess of Vandago is called upon to step down
and allow her son, Leopold von Dusairus, to become Duke.  

His Royal Majesty Amir ab Harmons supports the findings of the Council of
Three and declares his full support of their decisions.  They are to be
carried out at once.  

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In subject of: A New Grand Inquisitor
Date         : Sat Sep  5 23:32:54 2020
Expires      : Thu Jun  1 23:33:02 2023
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After the stepping down of Phyllis ab Syme, the High Synod were quick to find
a replacement so that the Holy Order may continue to root out Taint.  The
successor to the woman is no one else than an inquisitor by the name of
Proxima ab Sidharr, who had been serving in the southern corners of the Duchy
successfully for a few years now.  The Holy Order continues its mission
without pause.  

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In subject of: Nominations for Seneschal Open
Date         : Sun Sep  6 00:00:10 2020
Expires      : Fri Jun  2 00:00:10 2023
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_________________________________________________________________________
Nominations for city Seneschal have begun!  Residents of Lithmore are called
to present themselves as candidates for the role for the next two Sun Cycles.
(See HELP BIDS)

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Niamh
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Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:21 am

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In subject of: Drug dealers and poisoners go underground
Date         : Tue Sep  8 03:06:09 2020
Expires      : Sun Jun  4 03:06:09 2023
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With the city's Reeves on high alert and Lawfulness at an all time high,
rumor has it that Lithmore's dark underbelly has been forced...  Underground.
Underground, and into the arms of the Brotherhood of Common Goods.  The
Tenebrae has reportedly been directing his men to encourage any
non-affiliated criminals to work under his direction or face being left
without any protection or cover when the Reeves come knocking.  The
distribution and flow of drugs and poisons into and within the city has
reportedly been tightened even further, so that the only channels one might
go through to obtain these are through the Brotherhood of Common Goods if one
was to try and look.  

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In subject of: Campaigns for Seneschal Begin!
Date         : Fri Sep 11 00:00:10 2020
Expires      : Wed Jun  7 00:00:10 2023
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Nominations for the Seneschal of Lithmore are now closed, and Bids have
begun!  May our candidates run clean, honest campaigns and comport themselves
with dignity.  Candidates may be disqualified for proven illegal activity or
corrupt practices.

 (OOC: Bids will conclude on 20 September 2020.) 

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In subject of: A Widow's Welcome
Date         : Sat Sep 12 10:42:52 2020
Expires      : Thu Jun  8 10:42:52 2023
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A Consequential Influence Event

The frozen chill of the past week has kept many inside, but crowds still
gather around the Lionhart Home to seek the fellowship of one Silvia ab
Lionhart.  The gravid redhead has been listening to everyone: traders
strained by recent diplomatic crisis, servants looking for a sympathetic ear,
high-ranking dignitaries, and even her own late husband's brothers in arms. 
Many leave speaking not only of her well-reasoned policy and level head but
also of her kindness, her hospitality, and her long-standing support for the
city and its people.  Wearing mourning blacks, the widow is often seen in
quiet conversation throughout the city, meeting with guild leaders and
power-brokers.  Over a cup of tea, she has begun to sway hearts and minds. 

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In subject of: Southside Supports Silvia!
Date         : Sat Sep 12 10:42:57 2020
Expires      : Thu Jun  8 10:42:57 2023
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A Trivial Influence Event

People are still chattering about how Vincent Cooper got up on a soapbox in
the middle of the crossroads and shouted cheerful campaign slogans at folks
going about their distance.  Some of these included 'Southside Stands for
Silvia' and 'Vote One Silvia ab Lionhart: Just what the Doctor Ordered!' by
all accounts the short outburst from Vincent was enthuastic and surprisingly
civil.  He only brought up how the Countess' brother was a traitor in
passing!

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In subject of: Lyonie executes Roland for treason
Date         : Sun Sep 13 17:58:32 2020
Expires      : Fri Jun  9 17:58:32 2023
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On the last day of Octobris, 386, criers go out through the City of Lithmore
calling all the faithful to River Square.  The Justiciar, Lyonie dul Acatsia,
emerged from Ahalin tower with the excommunicated and treasonous Roland ab
Beaufort in tow where he was presented to the gathered crowd.
The Justiciar launched into a description of the man's lineage, his claims,
his crimes, characterizing his uprising and his claims against the Samael
dynasty as nothing more than a petty personal vendetta for the shame that the
former Justiciar and King brought upon his Great Aunt and family.  Though few
in the crowd were likely to have witnessed it, the Justiciar echoed the words
of Queen Caitrin's Lord Regent at the last such execution: "Roland ab
Beaufort led this insurrection against decency, preyed on petty jealousies
and did his level best to divide our unshakable faith, but those who would
think to imitate this course and bring the horrors of disunity, those who
would give it sympathy; I say this: Don't.  Don't even try it.  Our faith
unifies us and keeps us strong.  We will endure and prevail."
The Justiciar then signaled to those who had gathered with her on the
platform, including the Grand Inquisitor and the Chief Magistrate Norrig op
Arcenant who held the fallen nobleman's former title as Baron of Asglen,
Reeve and Orderite alike to secure each of Roland ab Beaufort's limbs to a
length of rope attached to a horse, the horses were driven to move in four
different directions, brutally and horrifically dismembering the disgraced
nobleman.  When the Physicians had verified the death, Lady Justiciar Lyonie
dul Acatsia cleaved the head from what remained of the man's body and rode it
east to the newly renovated Harmon Tower, where the deceased had attempted to
crown himself king on Decembris 21, 377, and planted it on the ramparts.  His
remaining limbs were taken to be delivered to each of the remaining four
duchies with particular instructions that his right hand, with which his
sword was drawn, be delivered for display on the gate of the Vandagan Ducal
Palace.

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Niamh
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Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:22 am

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In subject of: The Power of Institutions
Date         : Sun Sep 13 19:03:26 2020
Expires      : Fri Jun  9 19:03:26 2023
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An Ostentatious Influence Event

The powerful sentiment seems to have originated from Lithmore's Judicial
Council but it spreads throughout various city institutions: Reeves, Clerks,
Embassy staff, civil bureaucrats and functionaries, doctors, jurists,
professors, even many members of the lay clergy the cogs of the Law, the
Council, and charitable civil service.  Those who have a day to day hand in
government seem to have rallied: Lithmore needs a familiar face, a leader who
can navigate the city through its established obligations and the
professional class of the state seems to trust a familiar and steady face to
guide them through the process of political reconciliation and religious
unity.  The resounding consensus throughout this educated professional class
seems to be that Doctor ab Lionhart is the clearly prefered figure, and the
pressure they quietly assert on the affairs of state begins to manifest
itself even if no one organization has offered up an endorsement.

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In subject of: Royal Betrothal
Date         : Wed Sep 16 00:54:18 2020
Expires      : Mon Jun 12 00:54:23 2023
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Royal weddings are never quick or cheap, and the brewing of talk about the
union of the Vavardi Ducal House with Amir ab Harmons has long been bubbling
- a potential betrothal to the Duke's daughter, Lady Cristiana Micheline dul
Acris.  Now at last complete thanks to the newly appointed Ambassador to
Vavard, Poet Laudate Theodora op Arcenant, the contracts have been signed and
the city is abuzz with preparations for the event.  Most active among the
Ducal Courts, His Grace dul Acris has lent his support to His Royal Majesty
in both force at arms and at the Council of Three.  The Vavardi Duke answered
the Seneschal's arguments with passion and certainty - and why not?  The
absence of Vandago at the table has allowed the Vavardi Court to make vast
gains. 

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In subject of: Canal Management
Date         : Wed Sep 16 01:03:13 2020
Expires      : Mon Jun 12 01:04:11 2023
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It was likely no surprise that the Tubori were angling for a chance to avenge
themselves on Vandago, and it seemed unlikely that the increasingly isolated
people would refrain from using the Vandagan Split as anything but
justification for their privateering and plundering.  At the King's
direction, though, the newly named Ambassador to Tubor, Grand Magnate Naomi
le Kanemali, was able to negotiate not just peace and support, but new
avenues of participation in trade and politics for the Tubori people. 
Argvard's Canal has been granted to the Tubori people to manage, and this
removed barrier opens a new ocean and new connections for the sea-faring
Islanders.  It is no wonder Beatrix le Strongjaw was seen as a steadfast
supporter of Amir ab Harmons in the Council of Three.

The transition of ownership has proved tense.  Already Duchess Beatrix has
enacted new policies prefential to her own traders, and there has been a
surge in Tubori-owned expeditions through the canal - at the expense of the
Vandagans who previously facilitated such things.  Fights have broken out
between Tubori and Vandagans, and Tubori have been barred from many of the
facilities along the canal.  Nonetheless, many have taken advantage of the
new policies, despite the downsides, to much anticipation among Tubor and
Vavard. 

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In subject of: In the Spirit of Giving
Date         : Sun Sep 20 13:45:59 2020
Expires      : Fri Jun 16 13:45:59 2023
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A Majestic Influence Event

Many carts and wagons have been transporting generous donations all around
town recently, sharing food supplies, winter apparel and blankets with local
almhouses and other charitable causes.  With Yule creeping closer and closer,
folk are reminded by the Merchants - who share these gifts - that we must
look to one another for support and to always lend a hand to those in need,
especially in these coming months.  When such reminders are made often one of
the candidates for Seneschal is mentioned as an exemplary figure, high praise
given to the countless good works Miss ab Lionhart has done in and around the
capital.  The Guild highly values Baccanite traditions, and while they
provide repairs and tinkering to those who need it - be they members of
Southside or citizens of the Northern parts of Lithmore -it's these
traditions the members of the Guild claim they are inspired to embody by none
other than Miss ab Lionhart.  

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In subject of: The Church of Beresfield
Date         : Sun Sep 20 23:31:17 2020
Expires      : Fri Jun 16 23:31:17 2023
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A Modest Influence Event

Although the Holy Order of Dav has never made an official stance on which
candidate they endorse, it is well known that each individual member, be it
an inquisitor, priest, knight or acolyte, is allowed to support whichever
candidate they wish.  One such group of Orderites hailing from the Countess'
home domain of Beresfield have publicly come forward with their backing. 
Citing the Countess' success with her religious duties, they hope that the
Countess can ensure political unity...  While the Holy Order of Dav continues
their holy duties of protecting religious harmony.  

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Niamh
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Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:23 am

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In subject of: Cassilda ab Montendore wins the House Bid!
Date         : Mon Sep 21 01:05:20 2020
Expires      : Sat Jun 17 01:05:47 2023
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Cassilda ab Montendore has won the Bid for Seneschal and secured a position
to serve as the King's next Royal Seneschal. 

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In subject of: Bloody Novembris: Lyonie Executes Anschel
Date         : Mon Sep 21 01:19:36 2020
Expires      : Sat Jun 17 01:19:36 2023
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In the weeks following the execution of Roland ab Beaufort, the Reeves
concluded the trials and questioning of many of the other prisoners of war
held by the Crown, some since the siege of Casterlay.  Most low ranking
officers levied into service were pardoned and sent back to their home
baronies while ranking officers, chevaliers, and anyone found in service of
the traitor armies from otherwise loyalist baronies were executed.

At the end of the process the Justiciar brought yet another figure out onto
the dias, and with the same fiery, unforgiving tone with which she dispatched
Roland ab Beaufort reads a long list of crimes of the former Count of
Amhurst, Anschel ab Loguire.  She includes the same characterization that she
laid on Roland: petty dynastic jealousies stretching back to the elder
Loguire's laughable bid for the throne and personal antipathies against then
Justiciar Tobin ab Samael, mismanagement and impoverishment of his home
county which he attempted to lay at the feet of the Crown, and ultimately
treason for which he deserved to die a traitor's death by drawing and
quartering.  Concluding: "Consortion with sin is sin, with treason is
treason.  Mercy is not the duty of mankind, but of the Lord, and we submit
ourselves to His wisdom under His gaze." 

The Justiciar looked on unblinking and severe as the Reeves tied the man's
limbs to the horses and set them off moving in different directions, bringing
a swift end to the bloody work before the respite and forgiveness of the Yule
Holiday.  

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In subject of: The Grand Knight Parade
Date         : Fri Oct  2 20:43:18 2020
Expires      : Wed Jun 28 20:43:18 2023
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With the upcoming and much-anticipated royal wedding on the horizon, the Lord
Earl Marshall Lans ab Durandal seeks a display of loyalty and unity for the
citizenship to witness.  The Knights have been a regrettable part of much
that has transpired in the past four years, and it is time to turn the
page.

Soon word begins to spread, requesting caparisons for the coursers (the
'banners' enveloping the barding), troubadours to excite the davite flock,
priests to conduct blessings on the knight swords, and baskets of flowers to
throw.  All intended for a grand knight parade to take place down King's
Concourse!  

All current Grandmasters, their knights and squires of all duchies are
invited to take place and parade, visit the Holy City and it's sights, join a
communal mass in the Cathedral and partake in games, tourneys, poetry
contests and a joust or two.  The event is meant to show duchal unity in the
Knighthood and 'bring' the faces of Davism's guardians to their charges.

TL, DR: Lans begins a big Race Relations project for a Grand Knight Parade.

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Ghed
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Subject: The Grand Knight Parade takes over Lithmore!
Date         : Fri Oct 16 00:00:10 2020
Expires      : Wed Jul 12 00:00:10 2023
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The Grand Knight Parade is a success!

An event like these had not been seen in at least a generation.  Columns of
mounted, pristine knights from all duchies in armor take over King's
Concourse, with their cloaks flowing and their coats of arms on proud
display.  The stern fariners are followed by the charming tuboris, the plumed
vavardis by the spartan vandagans -- with the proud lithmorrans at the fore
and rear, and the Lord Earl Marshall leading the whole procession, grim but
inmaculate in his bloodred armor, flanked by the duchal Grandmasters.  People
of all walks of life cheer and throw flower petals in the path of the
knights, who move from the North Gate to Saint Aelwyn's cathedral for a mass
dictated by the Archbishop, Her Eminence Raylene ab Almassin.

Afterwards things get looser!  The visiting men and women take their time for
some sightseeing, accompanied by troubadour guides.  Tavern owners and stall
vendors offer or gift wares and products to these distant patrons, reeves
issue challenges for friendly spars; the knights from different duchies also
compete with one another.

The knights remain in the Holy City of Lithmore for a few weeks, in which all
quarters suffer this contagious form of davite brotherhood.  

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Subject: Royal Wedding, Impending
Date         : Fri Oct 16 02:33:55 2020
Expires      : Wed Jul 12 02:33:55 2023
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With the preparations in place, announcements begin to resound as to the
impending Royal Wedding coming up in recent months.  It seems well on track
to end up occurring this year, as palace staff to finalize the details.  The
rumors speak that it will be accompanying a formal, public coronation with
the union within Saint Aelwyn's Cathedral, with a feast to ensue in honor of
the new royal couple back at the palace's Great Hall.

The soon-to-be union of Lady Cristiana dul Acris, daughter of the Duke of
Vavard, and His Royal Majesty, King Amir ab Harmon, seems to be almost in
play.  It seems expected that the Vavardi will be met with due pomp, but will
it satisfy?

The previous record of marriages and their outcome within the ab Samael line
might hold heavy above the minds of some.  Security certainly seems to have
been aggressively tight for it.

Only time will tell the outcome.

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Subject: Cassilda faces a gambit
Date         : Sun Oct 18 00:58:30 2020
Expires      : Fri Jul 14 00:58:30 2023
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With a deafening silence following a succesful Seneschal election, the
opinion surrounding Cassilda ab Montendore's leadership has suffered
steadily.  Murmurs of discontent surround her relationship with the
merchants.

The former Seneschal and Chief Magistrate of the Reeves, Baron of Asglen
Norrig op Arcenant, pens letters to the guild leaders, dukes and the King
himself: the kingdom needs an active and popular Seneschal!  He goes around
pounding on doors and breaching into meetings to get what he wants!  


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Subject: Cassilda ab Montendor OUSTED!
Date         : Fri Oct 23 21:18:36 2020
Expires      : Wed Jul 19 21:19:04 2023
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After a short term fraught with absentee leadership, the Kingdom of the Five
Duchies had enough.  Spear-headed by the Baron of Aslgen, Norrig op Arcenant,
letters sent to guild leaders, nobles, and even the King himself bore fruit. 
Lady ab Montendore's seal has been reclaimed by the Crown, and the seat of
Seneschal has become vacant once more.

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Subject: Nominations for Seneschal Open
Date         : Fri Oct 23 21:22:25 2020
Expires      : Wed Jul 19 21:22:25 2023
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_________________________________________________________________________
Nominations for city Seneschal have begun!  Residents of Lithmore are called
to present themselves as candidates for the role for the next two Sun Cycles.
(See HELP BIDS)

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Subject: Campaigns for Seneschal Begin!
Date         : Wed Oct 28 00:00:10 2020
Expires      : Mon Jul 24 00:00:10 2023
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_________________________________________________________________________
Nominations for the Seneschal of Lithmore are now closed, and Bids have
begun!  May our candidates run clean, honest campaigns and comport themselves
with dignity.  Candidates may be disqualified for proven illegal activity or
corrupt practices.

 (OOC: Bids will conclude on 05 November 2020.) 


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Subject: Andorig ab Nesmith wins the Seneschal Bid!
Date         : Fri Oct 30 21:26:57 2020
Expires      : Wed Jul 26 21:27:24 2023
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Due to the early withdrawal of Delene ab Flewelling, town criers have gone
abouth the city announcing that Andorig ab Nesmith has won the Seneschal
bids!  The seal of office is expected to be passed to the victorious new
Seneschal soon! 

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Subject: spring repairs on the roads
Date         : Sat Oct 31 17:33:52 2020
Expires      : Thu Jul 27 17:33:52 2023
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A call goes throughout southside and the surrounding areas as servants pass
by speaking about the job sponsored by the countess ab Flewelling.  They say
she will hire any and all willing people in need to come repair the roads and
bridges throughout the city in exchange for free food and coin.  She calls
upon physicians to make sure that those working to see to their health.  To
the merchants she sends for the finest cooks and brewers to supply good food
and drink to the workers.  To the troubadours she asks for entertainment to
bring up the morale of the workers.  To the priests she calls upon that they
might pray for a good outcome and to bless the workers.  To the reeves she
calls upon to keep order.  And to the knights she asks to help organize and
keep the workers pious in their work to better the city.  

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Subject: Andorig ab Nesmith wins the House Bid!
Date         : Mon Nov  2 11:55:54 2020
Expires      : Sat Jul 29 12:55:54 2023
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_________________________________________________________________________
Andorig ab Nesmith de facto won the Bid for Seneschal as no other candidates
were nominated during the campaign season. 

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Subject: Lithmorran Forces Gather
Date         : Tue Nov  3 00:32:20 2020
Expires      : Sun Jul 30 01:32:35 2023
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With the Lithmorran forces on the Daravi border facing increased Daravi
activity, word has the forces gathering to make coordinated plans - to hold
off the Daravi or to get the jump on then.  A group of messengers has arrived
from the border to gather up the last few volunteers that they can find
before actions are kicked off. 

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Subject: A Shift in Infrastructure
Date         : Tue Nov  3 15:53:59 2020
Expires      : Sun Jul 30 16:53:59 2023
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(Infrastructure shifts up from Substandard to Ordinary.) It seems that things
are afoot in the Town Hall.  Shortly after Lady ab Flewelling announced her
project to fix the roads, an announcement came from the seat of government in
support of the measure.  Clerks that have otherwise been sitting around idle
have begun to handle the paperwork required for the infrastructure renewal. 
Rumor is that the new Lord Seneschal is behind the act.

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Subject: repaired roads successful
Date         : Wed Nov  4 00:00:10 2020
Expires      : Mon Jul 31 01:00:10 2023
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The sound of hammering and the movement of cartloads of stone pass through
the city as people work on the roads.  Time passes and the roads have been
repaired as well as the bridges.  Moss is scrubbed off abandoned places. 
Bridges are checked and rechecked.  Streets are swept and an heir of
scrubbed, repaired clean look fills the city from north to south gate.  The
servants pass through the streets thanking all who have helped either by
working on the roads or supporting the workers in some way.  The countess ab
Flewelling rides through the streets touring the repaired roads followed by
her entourage.  Directing the people to an open field she has a feast to once
again thank those for repairing the roads.  

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Subject: The Return of the Blue Opals (Edited by Temi)
Date         : Sun Oct 18 01:39:50 2020
Edited       : Wed Nov  4 23:22:01 2020
Expires      : Fri Jul 14 01:40:01 2023
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Every year the ravidoroa butterfly, roughly "blue opal" translated from the
Vandagan, migrates between the Farin mountains and those of Vandago.  Due to
the relative inaccessibility of their home regions, the migration is
considered the best time to capture the butterflies, prized for the vivid,
iridescent blue pigment of their wings.  An unseasonably early heat in the
Farin mountains has set off the migration early this year, and the different
wind patterns from the early season have brought them once again through the
lands surrounding the capital.  An odd assortment of people have arrived in
their wake as well, attempting to collect butterflies, offering to pay for
ones that the locals catch, and, in some cases, peddling their own wares. 
Several have set up camp out west from the city for the few days the insects
will be in the area, their tents scattered across the fields.  Some are
apparently offering butterfly nets to anyone who asks, hoping to entice them
into collecting for them.

OOC:

Acquire butterfly objects by using the use command while holding a net in the
room with a butterfly mob.  Give butterfly objects to the NPCs for results -
each NPC will have different results.  Butterfly objects will not last long
term.

To interact with the event NPCs, use the say command (or ') with any of the
phrases below.  The words can be rearranged with other words in between, but
won't work in emotes.

- who are you

- I need a net

Plots are allowed if you want to do more beyond progs.  

Update: The last of the iridescent blue butterflies have made their way
further north, and the people who followed in their wake have started to pack
up.  Those who have captured butterflies to sell off yet should catch them
before they go within the next couple days.  

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Subject: The High Synod Selects Octavia ab Wodensdag
Date         : Thu Nov  5 00:33:25 2020
Expires      : Tue Aug  1 01:33:49 2023
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With the recent retirement of Proxima ab Sidharr, the High Synod met to
discuss his replacement.  After many days of debate, a new Grand Inquisitor
was elected to head the Holy Office of the Inquisition, Octavia ab Wodensdag.

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Subject: Lifting City Spirits
Date         : Thu Nov  5 21:13:38 2020
Expires      : Tue Aug  1 22:13:38 2023
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An effort has been started by the Troubadours and their Patroness and Poet
Laudate to flood the taverns and inns of the Holy City with lively and
comforting music, conversation, and entertainment.

Throughout the coming month, an increased presence of actors, performers, and
otherwise simply pleasant conversationalists will be found outside of the
Hollow Globe, instead making themselves present in the Bear and Boar, the
Horse, the Queen's, and the Bluebird.  Tips are, of course, always encourged
but not required as troupe members seek to ease the discomforts in the hearts
of the Citizens of Lithmore and raise their morale.

Any who wish to contribute to the effort are asked to seek out Lady Arlen le
Kaluna, or Lady Poet Laudate Theodora op Arcenant.  

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Subject: The Last of the Troops Depart for Farin
Date         : Fri Nov 13 20:53:38 2020
Expires      : Wed Aug  9 21:53:54 2023
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After a few short weeks of recruiting and making final arrangements, the last
of the troops from Lithmore have finally departed from the city, meeting up
with the small contingent sent by Tubor on their way.  The troops march south
to Farin, where they hope to put a stop to increased Daravi activity against
the border passes.  

(Players wishing to join in with command camp RP may request to Temi to be
transferred - additional pre-requested troops have already been awarded.) 

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Subject: Lifting City Spirits
Date         : Sat Nov 14 00:00:10 2020
Expires      : Thu Aug 10 01:00:10 2023
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Overall morale of the city soars as taverns are packed with performers and
audience members partaking of pleasant conversation, shows, food, and drink. 
Brightly clothed Troubadours can be seen mingling with crowds of pleased
onlookers, with some of those more popular within their ranks also showing
their faces to lift spirits.

The Troubadours pledge to maintain efforts to keep city morale boosted and
comfortable, planning many more tavern visits and performances in the
future.

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Subject: Daravi Incursion Foiled at Fort Latago
Date         : Mon Nov 16 02:28:20 2020
Expires      : Sat Aug 12 03:28:32 2023
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For the last few months, tensions have been mounting along the southern
border of the Kingdom, with the hated Daravi steadily increasing their
aggression.  Those who responded to the call of duty to serve along the
border have returned to Lithmore, with news of victory!

Though much of the news brought by the soldiers and commands is garbled due
to repetition and distance, one thing of note that all the tales seem to
agree upon is that of Fort Latago.

Early in the campaign, the Daravi's small forces were easily repelled and
hunted down, until suddenly, a massive army appeared as if from nowhere,
fright on top of Fort Latago, the mighty keep that held the Latago Pass in
between Cort and Persela!  The Lithmorran commanders scrambled for
reinforcements to reach the keep on time, for the Daravi's numbers were truly
enormous.  Tales of cavalry thundering across the desert, gambits to sneak
supply wagons into the Fort, and reinforcements braving the Daravi side of
the desert to reach Latago in time are rife; and seem to have borne fruit, as
the delays culminated with a mighty battle fought before Fort Latago, with
the Daravi trapped between the Fort's defenders and the Lithmorran
reinforcements attacking their rear; a battle which ended in the Daravi's
defeat and retreat back across the desert, leaving all three of the passes
firmly within Lithmorran control.

Rumors also persist that the only reason Fort Latago held was due to the
heroic sacrifice of one brave group of soldiers, calling themselves the
Revenants, who tricked the Daravi in some way and hindered their siege, at
the cost of their own lives...  

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Subject: Asglen Loan Taking
Date         : Mon Nov 16 10:06:58 2020
Expires      : Sat Aug 12 11:06:58 2023
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Asglen was caught unprepared for the rising threat of the Silver Horde
warband.  The militia was ill equipped and ill trained to counter such
ferocious foes.  Seeking to remedy this, Lord Norrig op Arcenant is taking
lines of credit from Merchant bankers to buy weapons, armor, horses, tools
and provisions from the Lithmore City shops.  Incidentally, this should
likely influence the local economy if succesful.

TL; DR: Norrig begins an Economics project. 

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Subject: Asglen is Deep in Debt!
Date         : Thu Nov 26 00:00:10 2020
Expires      : Tue Aug 22 01:00:10 2023
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With all available lines of credit tapped, Lord Norrig op Arcenant has spent
the new money to buy large quantities of war materiel and mercenary contracts
for the defense of Fort Beau in Asglen, against the warpath of the Silver
Horde hillish raiders.  Lithmore City merchants are glad for the business,
and the loan interests that will come afterwards.  

TL; DR: Norrig's Economics project succeeds 
“What good is power when you're too wise to use it?”

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[ #21 ] In subject of: "Magebane celebrations"
Date         : Tue Jan  5 23:00:16 2021
Expires      : Mon Oct  2 00:00:16 2023
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With Magebane approaching, the Knights appear to be in a festive mood.  The
Lord Earl Marshall has teamed up with the Troubadours to further the
celebrations all over the city, partly because of the military victory
against the Daravi Sultanate earlier this year.  All citizens are welcomed to
collaborate with this effort.  

A Morale project begins.

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[ #22 ]In subject of: A Shift in Infrastructure
Date         : Tue Jan 12 07:41:14 2021
Expires      : Sun Oct  8 08:41:14 2023
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(Infrastructure shifts up from Substandard to Ordinary.) The city's dull
state seems to be at least minorly galvanized by a work undertaken by the
Lord Seneschal.  Working in tandem with the city's carpenters, a construction
yard has sprung up, churning out carts and wagons one after another. 
Whenever one is done, the Lord Seneschal rents it out to the city for use in
transport, though he seems to have some other final plan in mind for them... 
In either case, the influx of transportation has boosted the infrastructure
of the city.

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[ #23 ]In subject of: A Shift in Morale
Date         : Sat Jan 16 15:43:42 2021
Expires      : Thu Oct 12 16:43:42 2023
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(Morale shifts up from Substandard to Ordinary.) Frequent visitors to
courier's offices and the Town Hall have noticed an unconventional shift in
the employees there.  It seems that the city's functionaries are being
reassigned and resorted, along with hirings and firings.  Those with upbeat
and personable demeanors seem to be being placed in spots where they interact
with the public, while those who are less friendly are relegated to
behind-the-scenes administrative roles; the practical upshot of which is that
dealing with someone representing the city has gotten a whole lot more
pleasant, for the most part.  Small effects of this have been felt in the
city's morale...  At least among those who deal with city officials.

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In subject of: The Magebane celebrations sweeped the city!
Date         : Tue Jan 19 00:00:10 2021
Expires      : Sun Oct 15 01:00:10 2023
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Thanks to the contribution of the loyal (and influential) citizens of
Lithmore, the Knight-sponsored Magebane celebrations kicked off in late 387. 
Owing to the usual vigor and merriment of the Troubadours, the cities were
filled with masked and noise-making bards up and down the streets, in all
quarters of town.  People appeared invigorated and motivated once the dust
finally settled.

A Morale project succeeds. 

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In subject of: Reeves Oversee Public Lashings
Date         : Tue Jan 19 00:01:57 2021
Expires      : Sun Oct 15 01:02:31 2023
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The month was marked by a series of public lashing.  A group of young robbers
headed by a young woman called Lalatina was caught by the Reeves and have now
faced their just punishment.  The Proconsul stresses that these people have
gotten a milder punishment, due to their youth and this being their first
offense.  Each received 30 lashes and was then released back onto the
streets. 

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In subject of: The Asglen Caravan
Date         : Wed Jan 20 08:13:44 2021
Expires      : Mon Oct 16 09:13:44 2023
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The caravan-building workyards so recently established by the Lord Seneschal
have suddenly shifted into overtime, with the Lord Seneschal himself
announcing a large project to bring aid to the recently invaded Asglen.

The main thrust of the project itself is to build a fleet of caravans using
those workyards, which will then be loaded down with food, seed, clothing and
building materials; all of which is to be used to help rebuild Asglen in the
wake of the Silver Horde.  The Lord Seneschal also indicated that, once the
caravans reach Asglen and deliver their contents, they shall be put into
permanent use for Lithmore's infrastructure, bringing benefit to both regions
of the Kingdom.

Consequently, a certain very large blonde Seneschal has been seen around the
city, seeking donations and outright purchasing supplies when that fails, in
an attempt to gather what is needed before the caravans are set to leave.  

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In subject of: Earl Marshall steps down
Date         : Mon Jan 25 19:58:27 2021
Expires      : Sat Oct 21 20:58:40 2023
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Expressing gratitude to his fellow knights and the Holy Inquisition, Lans ab
Durandal has publicly stepped down as Earl Marshall of the Knights.  Quoting
weariness from the post, a distaste for politics, a desire to see his family
and to return to field work, he leaves the post vacant for a (hopefully)
younger replacement. 

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In subject of: Caravans Bring Aid to Asglen!
Date         : Sat Jan 30 00:00:10 2021
Expires      : Thu Oct 26 01:00:10 2023
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From the City of Lithmore, a large fleet of caravans emerge, loaded down with
supplies, trundling along towards Asglen.  Containing large amounts of food
and seed for planting, the intended use of the caravan was to aid Asglen in
rebuilding after the devastation wrought by the Silver Horde, and in this
respect, it seems to have aided.

Word comes to the capital that the caravans have distributed what they
brought as evenly as possible across the Barony.  Travelers speak of the
common people of Asglen taking to the fields with the seeds, to restore their
previously burnt crops now that Spring is here.  In the meantime, the
caravans and wagons have returned to Lithmore, and been placed into
transportation service, to the benefit of the city's infrastructure.  

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In subject of: A Noble Arrival
Date         : Sat Jan 30 23:15:18 2021
Expires      : Fri Oct 27 00:15:29 2023
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On the early evening of Aprilis 23rd, a crowd gathered along the thoroughfare
of Lithmore, drawn in by the ceremonial arrival of a noble house.  Preceded
by drums, horns, and brass, the recently-appointed Marquis of Bastion rode
into the city with his household guards and servants.  This procession made
its way to Church Square, where the crowd was dispersed for the Lord to
terminate his journey to the capital with a visit to the cathedral and town
hall. 

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In subject of: Administering the North
Date         : Mon Feb  8 11:32:24 2021
Expires      : Sat Nov  4 12:32:24 2023
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Civil unrest breeds lawlessness, the slow creep of parallel power that
questions the order of things.  So have the rumblings in Beresfield, the
scars of civil war and the consequences of the end of the Montendore line,
urged the powers that be into action.  The Justiciar sends new, firm handed
magistrates and clerks from Lithmore, and also from Amhurst which remains
heavy with Reeve influences as a manhunt for Stanley ab Loguire continues.

A few magistrates does not a civil society make and so the call goes out to
the various institutions of Lithmore soliciting mercenaries, caravaners,
stewards, civil engineers, physicians, troubadours.  Needful things for
maintaining communication and order.  

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In subject of: Cultural Ambassadors
Date         : Sat Feb 20 23:52:10 2021
Expires      : Thu Nov 16 23:52:10 2023
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The Baroness of Lyndale has announced a new project, recruiting common
Lithmorrans to become Cultural Ambassadors.  As a part of the program, they
will be trained in a language, visit cultural sites in the city to learn
about the culture, and then be sent, with their costs paid by the program, to
visit the duchy they have been learning of and be hosted there by locals.  It
is the intent of the program that these ambassadors will share their
learnings amongst their fellows.  The Lady Marisa dul Damassande is
soliciting those who might be willing to participate: as contributors,
language teachers, hosts, or hopeful ambassadors.  Those interested can reach
out to her man Henry. 

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In subject of: The North Made New
Date         : Sun Feb 21 00:00:10 2021
Expires      : Fri Nov 17 00:00:10 2023
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New, firm handed magistrates settle in through all of the northern realms,
and in Beresfield, conditions are reported to be calmer thanks to a large
coalition of forces seeing to a reorganization of civil administration and
public works there.  Peace in the northern counties translates to fewer
impoverished refugees from those lands arriving in the capital, more stable
prices for staple goods, and more resources available to the Reeves for
maintaining law and order.  

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In subject of: A Shift in Infrastructure
Date         : Sun Feb 28 21:01:45 2021
Expires      : Fri Nov 24 21:01:45 2023
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(Infrastructure shifts up from Substandard to Ordinary.) The Town Hall is
abuzz with a minor initiative undertaken by the Lord Seneschal; hirings have
gone out, mostly offered to freemen, with an expansion of streetsweeper
positions.  It's hard, dirty and often hot or cold work (depending on the
season), but the pay for streetsweepers has reportedly taken a substantial
hike to compensate for that.  The resultant extra sweepers roaming around the
city are doing their part in keeping the streets clear of debris, which has a
minor positive effect on the city's infrastructure, and a major positive
effect on how clean the streets look.

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In subject of: The Cultural Ambassadors Set Forth
Date         : Sat Mar  6 00:00:10 2021
Expires      : Thu Nov 30 00:00:10 2023
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The cultural ambassador program is reportedly off to a bright start. 
Ambassadors have been selected and started their lessons, and the first of
them has set off on their journey to a foreign land, cheered on by their
neighbors, reportedly excited to hear their tales upon their return. 
Already, the city has started to show more understanding, both from
Lithmorrans and from the foreigners pleased to be viewed in something other
than suspicion.

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In subject of: An Heir is Born
Date         : Sat Mar  6 14:40:23 2021
Expires      : Thu Nov 30 14:40:36 2023
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Joyous news is sent out across the kingdom from the royal palace: On
Septembris 6th 388 Queen Cristiana has delivered the king a healthy baby boy,
Prince Garath Cecil ab Harmons.  The little prince reportedly arrived later
than expected, of a large and robust weight for a newborn, and though the
young queen labored long and hard with his birth, she is reportedly
recovering.  

The lad now stands first in line to inherit King Amir's throne, securing the
line of succession. 

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In subject of: The Missing Children
Date         : Sun Mar 14 18:54:32 2021
Expires      : Fri Dec  8 17:54:32 2023
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Over the past few days, five different children have been reported missing by
their families.  Though all of the children are reportedly friends, they did
not seem to disappear at the same time, but rather over the span of a couple
days, from different parts of the city.

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In subject of: The Arrival of the Lady of Maides
Date         : Mon Mar 15 00:18:39 2021
Expires      : Fri Dec  8 23:19:28 2023
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With a dearth of official fanfare to announce her arrival, Lady Ionica ab
Silvermore, daughter of the House of Maides, has taken up residence in
Lithmore.  Established into long-term quarters at the highbrow Bluebird's
Ballad, the young and only daughter of widowed Baron Glen ab Silvermore has
been entrusted to the care of her aunt and a bevy of attentive retainers.  

While the furthering of the young lady's education in the urban Capital of
Lithmore stands as a manifest intention, rumors in varied circles speculate
over background negotiations and tentative agreements concerning her future:
an intended marriage is surely on the horizon, but will it materialize as an
alliance cemented in consolidation of wealth, or of noble title?  It's
anyone's guess, especially given lowly whispered tales of Baron ab
Silvermore's increasingly eccentric tendencies over the last few years since
his wife's passing.  

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In subject of: Cause For Celebrations
Date         : Tue Mar 16 10:52:25 2021
Expires      : Sun Dec 10 09:52:25 2023
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The Queen has birthed an heir.  Magebane draws nigh.  The season of Yule is
just around the corner.  Plenty cause for celebration.  To help uplift the
spirits of the citizenry, and share in celebration of the birthing of an heir
to the throne, the Marquis of Bastion has sent word home, imploring many
performers and musicians to set sail from Farin and make for the capital. 
Here, in cooperation and under supervision of the local Troupe, they aim to
help rally morale and spread festive song and tale all throughout the city. 
From bands of drummers to help ward off evil spirits during Magebane, to
hosts of singers and musicians to liven up the atmosphere in Lithmore's many
taverns and gathering spots, the goal is to remedy civil unrest and unease
via renewed morale.  Bad morale leads to many negatives, after all, from an
increase to criminality, apathy towards reporting potential crime and heresy,
general acedia, and so on.

Meanwhile, various local figures of import, prominence, and authority are
also sought for and sollicited, their aid invaluable to spread the cheer
around the city.  Additional guardsmen are bound to be needed, keeping those
that take their celebrations onto the streets in check, or the assistance of
acolytes to help distribute the donations for the lesser-fortunate during
these colder months, for example.  Brewers, gourmands, aspiring performers,
street peddlers, bar-hands, and so on; Many walks of life are called for.

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In subject of: A Shift in Infrastructure
Date         : Thu Mar 18 23:24:10 2021
Expires      : Tue Dec 12 22:24:10 2023
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(Infrastructure shifts up from Substandard to Ordinary.) Yet another
initiative by the Lord Seneschal has come out of the Town Hall; this time
having to do with wagon wheels of all things.  Seemingly in an effort to keep
the transportation for the city's infrastructure afloat, or perhaps more
accurately, 'aloft', the Lord Seneschal has commissioned the building of
quite a lot of wheels.  They seem to be being stockpiled near a warehouse in
the western area of the city; busted carts and wagons are pulled into one
side, and they roll out the other with fresh wheels.

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In subject of: Let Us Celebrate
Date         : Thu Mar 25 00:00:10 2021
Expires      : Mon Dec 18 23:00:10 2023
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From all around the realm, performers and musicians arrive, gathering to join
together in celebrations.  In taverns, they spread festive song and spirited
stories, while on the streets performances are hosted, from jugglers and
puppet-shows to fire-breathers and shows with trained animals.  More and more
people have begun preparations for Magebane, and even Yule, adorning their
homes and streets with appropriate decor and festoons.  General morale are
lifted and togetherness is bolstered as the colder months of Winter are
fought with warm hearts, strong spirits, and enjoyable company.

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In subject of: Lord Seneschal Addresses City on Newts, Issues Bounty!
Date         : Sun Mar 28 15:21:51 2021
Expires      : Fri Dec 22 14:22:12 2023
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Seemingly overnight, lengthy notifications have gone up on message boards all
throughout the town, seeming to be from the Lord Seneschal to the entire
city.  The notices are almost everywhere, and they read the following:

To All Citizens of Lithmore, both those within and without the walls of the
City, let it be known that the Crown and the Church are, in joint effort and
collaboration, seeking the strange newts and bronze armbands emblazoned with
the newt that have appeared here in the City.  Citizens are informed that one
of these armband-associated newts is still at large in the city, and are of
extreme importance.  Should any lawful and faithful citizen of Lithmore see
this newt, they are hereby commanded by both Crown and Church to deliver it
and its armband to the Holy Order; or, should that not be possible, it may be
delivered to the Lord Seneschal personally to be passed on to the Holy Order.
Under no circumstances are citizens to harm the newt in any way.  Citizens
are furthermore commanded not to wear the armband should it be discovered,
lest taint fall upon you.

Any Citizen of Lithmore whom discovers this Newt, its armband, or preferably
both, and delivers them safe and whole to either the Holy Order or the Lord
Seneschal shall be awarded with a bounty of two thousand (2000) silver
crowns.  Citizens with information that leads to the discovery of this Newt,
its armband, or preferably both, are commanded to deliver such information to
the Holy Order and the Lord Seneschal, and will additionally be awarded a
similar bounty.

Signed this day by my hand, Novembris 29th, SC 388,
Lord Seneschal Andorig ab Nesmith, Keeper of the Seal.

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In subject of: Gone with the Night
Date         : Fri Apr  2 00:07:30 2021
Expires      : Tue Dec 26 23:15:12 2023
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Decembris 17, SC 388.

A tale is repeated in every tavern and place of gathering, murmured with
concern: on a cold early evening, a particular carriage with a particular
escort leaves Lithmore City, headed southeast.  The pace is not remarkable. 
This is unfortunate, for this carriage is ambushed in the dead of night by a
group of cloaked figures.  The escorts are quickly, too quickly overwhelmed
and butchered.

From within the carriage, an old woman desperately tries to flee into the
forest, carrying a precious cargo against her chest.  She is intercepted, and
her screaming protestations are muffled with a solid punch to the temple. 
The cargo, however, screams as well, in a high pitched tone.  Yet no one
dares to harm this one, for any reason, no matter the cost.

The source of this rumor is rumored to be a single, injured escort survivor
who limped back to town.  It is the identity of the baby that chills the
bones of those who care to listen.  The worst, the unthinkable has seemingly
happened: Prince Garath Cecil ab Harmons has been kidnapped.

No statement is sent from the Royal Palace for now, but mail begins to pour
out in droves.

TL; DR: The royal baby has been kidnapped! 

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In subject of: A Shift in Lawfulness
Date         : Mon Apr  5 15:23:46 2021
Expires      : Sat Dec 30 14:23:46 2023
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(Lawfulness shifts up from Challenged to Substandard.) Those visiting public
buildings, or more relevantly one of the four City Gates, have begun to
notice a small oddity at them.  The Crown guardsmen and the Reeves seem to be
working in much closer cooperation than normal, with the former generally
taking direction from the latter.  The guardsmen don't seem particularly
pleased about this, given the minor rivalries that guardsmen and lawmen all
over have for each other, but they're doing it anyway.  Popular word is that
this arrangement has come from the Lord Seneschal, who commanded the Crown's
guards to assist the Reeves whenever possible.  For example, the guardsmen
seem to be paying very close attention to who is coming and going from the
city...

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In subject of: New Grand Magnate
Date         : Mon Apr  5 15:26:02 2021
Expires      : Sat Dec 30 14:26:08 2023
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Almost overnight, something seems to have changed in the Merchants'
Guildhall.  Clerks speak of a new set of guidelines and an increased
workload.  Pigeons fly in all directions.  Things are moved from one
guildleader's office to another.  There is no formal statement, and for the
most part, things seem just as before, but with the New Year comes word that
Silvia ab Lionhart has been raised to Grand Magnate of the Chartered Guild of
Merchants.

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In subject of: No Scams Allowed in Lithmore
Date         : Wed Apr  7 23:59:13 2021
Expires      : Mon Jan  1 22:59:13 2024
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From out of the City Hall and the Reeves Headquarters comes a large scale
effort; this time aimed at education and public information.  Of a sort,
anyway.  The Lord Seneschal and the Proconsul seem to be working together to
assemble teams of scribes and Reeves, who post notices and speak in person in
public squares and to individuals whom approach them, all seeming to turned
towards warning the public against the dangers of various scams.

Fake land deals, counterfeit goods passed off as genuine, strongarming and
protection rackets, and even your long lost uncle in Farin who wants your
bank account details to store his ill-gotten riches in until he can get back
to Lithmore; all these and more are elaborated upon by those sent forth by
the Lord Seneschal and the Proconsul, including ways to spot them coming and
advisement to avoid answering them.  Curiously enough, the superlative nature
of this information also just so happens to cover the extortion letters that
some are rumored to have received lately...  But that must surely just be a
coincidence, right?

In either case, in public information campaign is aimed at raising public
awareness, and getting people to bring such matters to the Reeves, which
would work wonders for the city's lawfulness.  
“What good is power when you're too wise to use it?”

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The Missing Children
Thu Apr 15 00:40:17 2021
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Thanks to the diligent efforts of a number of individuals across the city, it
was determined that five missing children had come across a stock of magical
jewelry that had transformed them into newts when they wore them. 
Thankfully, all of the newt-children were discovered, but it was not until
Januarius 389 that they were able to be restored to their natural form in an
Order-led ceremony, surrounded by the children's parents and the citizens who
had helped to recover them.  Following the successful ceremony, the children
were returned to their parents, and the Seneschal granted tokens of gratitude
to those who had helped to recover them.  

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Trouble down the Bren
Thu Apr 15 10:23:41 2021
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In every port along the Bren, ships with tubori crews are stopped and
searched entirely by reeves and crown officials.  Their goal appears to be
certain specific passengers.  The interdicted crews, their captains and their
officers are outraged, and trade is slowed somewhat.

OOC: Economics temporarily goes down a step because of in-character
developments. 

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Xanthus Akhan Promoted to High Inquisitor
Sat Apr 17 23:04:33 2021
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A proclaimation has been nailed to notice boards around Lithmore City and
town criers recite: 

"Hear ye, hear ye!  High Inquisitor Xanthus Akhan, in honor for his good work
breaking the Newt Spell of witches unknown and returning our missing children
to their families, has been promoted to the right hand of the Grand
Inquisitor." 

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Scams Kick the Can
Sun Apr 18 00:00:10 2021
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It seems that the information campaign conducted by the Reeves and the Lord
Seneschal is paying dividends; after all, who wants to have their hard earned
silver snatched away by some clever trickster?  People from all around the
city have begun to bring reports of various scams, seldom falling for them
themselves.  For the time being, it seems that public trust in the Reeves has
risen, and people are being more lawful as a result.  

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Enemy at the Gates
Wed Apr 21 01:19:47 2021
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Maritus 4, Sun Cycle 389.

On a cold morning, travellers arriving to Lithmore City find double guard
detachments on every gate.  They seem to be focusing on interrogating the
Farin newcomers, asking them all sorts of questions and examining their
attire, davite icons and other minutiae closely.  Some are even interrogated
on basic matters of the faith, to the consternation of those such accosted. 
No one is certain what is the reason behind this, but when prompted, the
Reeves reply that the orders come from the Lord Seneschal himself.

Race Relations go down a step due to IC actions. 

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A Dance of Blossoms
Thu Apr 22 10:39:44 2021
Edited       : Fri Apr 23 03:39:16 2021
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Given the bitter tensions around the city foreign quarters due to the armed
triads pouring in from a certain duchy who Shan't Be Named, and hoping to
coincide with Spring Awakening, the Baron of Asglen, Norrig op Arcenant, puts
down his name to encourage the Troubadours to organise (at their Treasury's
expense, of course) public dance lessons from all over the kingdom.  He even
offers himself as a teacher, the old man.  The best dancers in the city, his
lady wife included, are invited to several public areas in the foreign
quarters and Paarin park for a few demonstrations from all corners of the
realm.  

TL, DR: Norrig begins a Race Relations Project  

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Jade Bandanas Wanted: Dead or Alive!
Wed Apr 28 01:09:33 2021
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The city's Islanders grow tired of how the triad's actions have sullied their
name! In response the city's sailors have banded together to take action
where others have not: a bounty has been set! Two hundred silver coins are
offered in exchange for EACH Jade Arrow bandana delivered. They speak openly
of having a deep chest of coin to pull from and an explicit willingness to
pay out for as many bandanas as can be delivered to them!

For any out of the know the sailors will explain: beat a Jade Arrow member
bloody---or to death if you've it in you---in order to acquire the Jade Arrow
bandanas they ask after.

The Tubori sailors can be parlayed with at The River Bren's East Docks.

(OOC: Give your Jade Bandanas to a barrel-chested sailor with an enormous
peg-leg for payment. The mob is located at The River Bren's East Docks)

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The Royal Prince Recovered from the Jade Arrow
Mon May  3 07:31:17 2021
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The City of Lithmore was shook today with momentous events.  Citizens paused
to hear strange noises of battle echoing up from under the streets, only to
later dive for cover near the Cathedral when a mage revealed themselves to
attack a strangely dressed woman.  Rumors swirl about these attacks being
linked to the Jade Arrow and their recent abduction of the Prince, and
confirmation comes soon after when a party consisting of the Lord Seneschal,
the Lady Laudate, the Lady Justiciar, the Poet Knight, the Proconsul, and the
Prime Medicus walked out of the Cathedral, all of them armored and most
covered in gore, the Laudate bearing a small child in her arms.  The group
commandeered a carriage, which soon trundled out the northern gate, last seen
headed towards the Royal Palace.

His Royal Highness, the Prince, has been recovered from the Jade Arrow; and
while details of how that was accomplished are sketchy and not yet widely
known, teams of Reeves have hauled a large number of Jade Arrow members up
out of the sewers in the northwestern part of the city, both living and dead.
Some of the rumors, however, suggest that the leaders of the gang may have
made a hasty escape... 

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Dances bloom over town
Wed May  5 00:00:10 2021
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It is a festive time across the city, the Jade Arrow has been defeated and
the Prince, recovered.  It is time to celebrate across all the quarters! 
Tuboris with long, colorful skirts impress passerbys in long processions
through Church Square.  Another day, Vandagan ballets sprout in the Vavardi
quarter.  Elsewhen, vavardi voltas make Fariners blush in lower Montford
Square.

With the support of city leaders and nobility, the Dance of Blossoms
blooms.

A Race Relations project succeeds. 

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Nominations for Seneschal Open
Thu May  6 00:00:10 2021
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Nominations for city Seneschal have begun!  Residents of Lithmore are called
to present themselves as candidates for the role for the next two Sun Cycles.
(See HELP BIDS)

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The Jade Arrow Declared Enemies of the Crown & Bounties Issued!
Thu May  6 08:18:23 2021
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On the heels of the tumultuous and violent events that saw a return of the
Prince, comes an official announcement from the Town Hall.  As one of his
last official acts in office, Andorig ab Nesmith, the Lord Seneschal,
declares that the group known as the Jade Arrow, for committing the
unforgivable crimes of directly attacking the Royal Family, treating and
dealing with heretical Daravi, harming Lithmore's people, and overall being a
menace to society, are forever more branded Enemies of the Crown. Let no man
or woman of the Kingdom render them aid or succor, nor shall violence done
against the Jade Arrow be considered a crime, and membership with the group
is now a crime punishable by death.

Furthermore, the Lord Seneschal declares that a bounty will be offered for
the capture, dead or alive, of the two Jade Arrow leaders: Quiver and
Fletcher. Should a faithful and lawful man or woman of the Kingdom capture
and deliver one or both of these men to the authorities, they shall be paid a
sum of four thousand silver per man. Should a member of the Jade Arrow
display contrition and regret for their deeds by capturing and bringing their
leaders to the authorities, then that member shall receive a pardon from the
Crown.  

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Opening of Confessor's Alley
Mon May 10 23:25:44 2021
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On Maius 22nd 389, the Bear and Boar Tavern on South Road reopened after
several weeks of construction work.  It reportedly boasts a new basement
level public room, called the Bear's Den.  The changes at the Bear and Boar
come in concert with a larger development, however: the establishment of a
new entertainment district on the connecting road.  Lord Gideon ab Grenefeld,
King Amir's so-called left-hand man and a member of Iglisrich's noble family,
has taken credit for creation of the district, calling it Confessor's Alley,
and has expressed his interest that it be a welcoming location for those from
all walks of life who wish to enjoy the finer points of life.  The new
businesses include a gambling hall and bordello, and Abel's pawnshop has
reportedly moved in.  Not directly said, but strongly implied, was that the
district would police itself to maintain its own standards of acceptable
behaviors, and that the Reeves should expect to visit as guests, not on duty.
Mages, on the other hand, were explicitly called out as unwelcome.

OOC: The Confessor's Alley grey zone is now open!  Everyone has access, but
Reeves may not arrest there without an IP spend.  Please report any issues to
staff on the Typos board. 

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Estone le Serlok wins the House Bid!
Tue May 11 00:00:10 2021
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Estone le Serlok de facto won the Bid for Seneschal as no other candidates
were nominated during the campaign season. 

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The Great Northern Road
Thu May 13 14:18:28 2021
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One pleasant spring morning four ships from the Garod Trading Company slipped
up to the largest port in Beresfield.  On board were not trade goods, but a
compliment of penal indentured laborers, engineers, and two massive dredging
nets.  Days later a caravan of similar composition enters the city of
Seringale from the east with carts of stone, heading south and re-paving as
they go.  In Lithmore city proper a call goes out for laborers and economic
support to renovate roads into and out of the capital city rutted by winter
and several years of use and wear.  The effort, as with many previous
efforts, seems to originate in the Northwatch domains, particularly Amhurst
and Sunset, as an extension of what can only now be described as a concerted
shift in policy towards the formerly neglected region, integrating the public
infrastructure of the region with the Brenlands' and the capital's.

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Royal Court
Wed May 26 22:51:19 2021
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The Royal Palace has released a statement that King Amir will be holding open
court at the palace on Augustus 4th 389.  All citizens in good standing will
be welcome, though the masses will be searched with only the nobility and
those in their service entitled to carry weaponry. Though there will be time
for those among the nobility who have not yet sworn fealty to His Majesty in
person, those who have done so previously will not need to repeat the
process.  The King is expected to welcome his new seneschal and thank those
who assisted in the rescue of his son, and he will receive petitioners. 
 
OOC: Saturday May 29th at 3 PM System.

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The Great Northern Road, Realized
Fri May 28 00:00:10 2021
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The roads in the capital have seen extensive labor done to them, imported
Vandagan stone finding its way even into Lithmore's southside.  The trade
route through Wilhelm and Seringale recieving especial attention, tying the
formerly fractious Northwatch domains more closely to the heart of the
Brenlands, signaling a new attention to formerly neglected realms.  Several
of Lithmore's disused ports on the Dralth are freshly dredged for
accomodating vessels of deeper draft.  Resources from the kingdom's coffers
and administration and the Barony of Asglen help to broaden the scope of
projects until at last, civil engineers long occupied in the north and now in
the capital can return home to rest and ply their honed skills in their home
domains.  All this accompanies a withdraw of irregularly high Reeve presences
from the County of Amhurst, seeming to signal a change in policy.

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Quartering of Fletcher, Leader of the Jade Arrow
Sun May 30 20:10:34 2021
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The remaining Leader of the criminal group named the Jade Arrow, Alex
Faalelai also know as Fletcher was charged with high treason for planning and
executing the kidnapping of His Highness Prince Garath Cecil ab Harmons.  The
criminal was drawn and quartered on the afternoon of August 8th SC 389,
kicking off a month of executions as all other Jade Arrow members in the
custody were hung for treason.

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The Harlequin's Herald #1
Sun May 30 21:57:44 2021
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Welcome to the first issue of The Harlequin's Herald where you are given the
latest gossip and news surrounding our dear Lithmore City and its occupants. 
Let's start this off with juicy tidbits all around.  

A Majestic Spectacle

The King held Court and in the efficient fashion of his Royal Majesty, King
Amir ab Harmons, it went by in a flash, with the King awarding pins to the
brave men and women who saved his son, Prince Garath ab Harmons, from the
clutches of the Jade Arrow.  Former Seneschal, Mister Andorig ab Nesmith was
awarded his pin personally by his Royal Majesty and was given the duty of
pining the others which included Lady Laudate Theodora op Arcenant, Lady
Justiciar Lyonie dul Acatsia, Proconsul Isac ab Selwyn, Prime Medicus Delana
de Verdugo (not in attendance), Squire Drystan ab Rhynalt, Poet Knight Dyrian
op Jetorius, Mister Antoine dul Arcenant, and Bard Paithoon op Permin (not in
attendance).

Mister Andorig ab Nesmith has not been seen in the public eye as of late
since his term as Seneschal ended.  It is suggested it is so the former
Seneschal can ease back into his daily life after his eventful term, but
there is also rumor that a letter with a mocking poem was sent out to Council
members from a figure calling himself, 'The Fool' that sent Mister ab Nesmith
into hiding.  When asked if the Troubadours were responsible for this letter,
they firmly denied involvement, saying 'The Fool' was not a Troubadour but
they were happy to have the mystery poet if they would like to apply for an
apprenticeship.

Further news from the Court showed that Lord Stanley ab Loguire arrived to
give fealty to his Royal Majesty to the disappointment of Seneschal Estone le
Serlok who made it very clear that he would like to see the Lord, previously
suspected of treason, head on a spike.  Despite the questionably challenging
demeanor of Lord ab Loguire, his Royal Majesty accepted his vow of fealty
with the warning that he would be watching.
 
Courtly Desserts
You would think that would be eventful enough, but Court ended with our
favorite dessert of who is in be-...I mean, in courtship with who.  Today's
Courtship of the hour was Sir Lans ab Durandal, Lithmore's own black widower,
with at least three former wives deceased, stating he was now in courtship
with newly appointed Lady Chancellor Silvia ab Lionhart.  Formerly married to
Grand Master Emicho Lionhart, a knight underling of Sir ab Durandal, who died
an untimely death on a mission given by the former Earl Marshal.  Rumors
abound about the match, but I for one wish Mistress ab Lionhart good luck and
hope she doesn't befall the curse.
 
Speaking of future marriages, rumor has it that Lady Ionica ab Silvermore and
Lord Xei ab Sevoi are engaged.  Further research shows that no Banns have
been currently posted so whether the engagement has been approved by the
Order is still in question.  
 
The Court of the South
Word out of Southside is that one Vincent 'Vinnie' Cooper was given quite the
send-off at Saint Danijel's with a funeral overseen by Mother Oresen.  Rather
impassioned eulogies were offered for the man by his cousin Gibby, that
libertine brother of the Laudate, and two figures believed to be the
leadership of the Brotherhood.  Sources say that the Proconsul himself was in
attendance, and the Lady Justiciar was later spotted lamenting at the Bear
and Boar that she wasnt given a similar invitation.  The Lord Chief
Magistrate was notably not in attendance with the rest of the family.
 
A Roaring Good Time
In other news, Lord Sano le Kawahi, son of Baron Malifa le Kawahi, will be
arriving to Lithmore City and bringing his wandering zoo and animal show,
'Tail and Teeth.' Expected arrival will be in late Augustus and will be open
for people to see and meet his pets.  A performance for the Crown Prince's
birthday will take place a week or two later.  
 
Want More?
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Wandering Menagerie 'Tail and Teeth' arrives!
Sat Jun  5 22:03:09 2021
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A large caravan in gay colors is spotted one afternoon passing around the
north-western city walls.  People from all duchies seem to be accompanying
the wagons of which many are draped in thick canvas behind which strange
noises can be heard at times - growling, roaring, trumpeting and honking. 
The caravan makes camp at the Faire grounds and soon tents are erected with
an efficiency that suggests practice.  A few days after messengers in
colorful garments march through the city and announce the arrival and opening
of the famed traveling menagerie "Tail and Teeth" under the patronage of Lord
Sano le Kawahi.  

(OOCly: The Tail and Teeth menagerie area is open!  Access it from the Faire
Grounds - type "enter menagerie" to enter the area - and explore to your
heart's content.) 

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The Tail and Teeth at large
Sat Jun 12 20:51:35 2021
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The unthinkable happened: At some point during or before the animal show of
the wandering menagerie "Tail and Teeth", almost all animals escaped.  Tigers
and Camels, Zebras and Monkeys and Parrots and Bears, even an Elephant - they
all roam in or around the city.  Rumor has it that a reward is promised for
every animal brought back alive and a lesser reward for every animal dead
animal thats returned. 

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Seneschal le Serlok steps down
Sat Jun 19 21:26:27 2021
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Octobris 27, SC 389.

After what was an energetic and promising start, Lord Seneschal Estone le
Serlok's tenure as right hand of the King was cut short when the veteran
tubori was taken out of action by illness.  With a long recovery ahead of
him, he has preferred to tend his resignation and allow someone else to carry
the torch for the time being.  The King has accepted le Serlok's decision and
is now ready for the next Seneschal. 

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Nominations for Seneschal Open
Sat Jun 19 21:35:49 2021
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Nominations for city Seneschal have begun!  Residents of Lithmore are called
to present themselves as candidates for the role for the next two Sun Cycles.
(See HELP BIDS)

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The Harlequin's Herald #2
Wed Jun 23 16:45:54 2021
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Welcome to the second issue of The Harlequin's Herald!  And we have numerous
thing to share about our beautiful and dangerous Lithmore City.  

A Jungle in the City

As many of you are aware, Tail and Teeth's animals escape from their cages
and roam the city.  So far 2 tigers, 2 monkey, an elephant, and several bird
have been wrangled up by, surprisingly enough, a group of Charali.  Though
sources couldn't identify who specifically was involved from the Charali
group we do know it least that half-Charali Sarathi Ranthen was involved with
most of the captures.  Not to be outdone, our own Lady Laudate Theodora op
Arcenant, Proconsul Isac ab Selwyn, and Mister Andorig ab Nesmith have also
helped in the capture of these wild beasts.  

Lord Sano le Kawahi has offered a reward for the capture of his animals
alive.  Posters have been posted around town.  

Sabotage of the Wild Things

But that isn't all!  The freedom of the beast might have been done on
purpose.  There are numerous suspects to disgruntle employees, bitter rivals,
and possible magery.  Magery?  Why yes!  A letter from the former Briar of
the Woods has made it rounds among the important people in the city with
threats of punishment if the animals are harmed.  Too bad the same wasn't
directed to tea animal as at least one casualty was had in Southside.  

A Beastly Party

The Troubadours and Merchant hosted another successful Magebane event.  Food,
decorations, and even a firedancer.  The highlight of the evening was a
dancing game which involved our very own Proconsul ending his dance with a
twisted ankle.  As the party came to its close, strange sounds could be heard
and suddenly two monkeys dashed through the party.  The monkeys were
eventually captured with the help of several Charali, the Lady Laudate, and
the Proconsul.  

Wintery Vows

Perhaps it's the danger of the moment, with animals literally taking a bite
out of people, but a slew of Banns have been posted.  The first of which
involves former Archbishop Raylene ab Almassin and Trademaster Radomir von
Kazakov.  Rumors of a romance between the two have flitted around since their
appearance at the disembowlement of the former Jade Arrow.  Though no
official Banns have been posted in Lithmore there is suspicion an elopement
might be in progress.  

The second couple to see Banns is Sir Lans ab Durandal and former Chancellor
Silvia ab Lionhart.  Despite harsh rumors, the couple's devotion endured and
they officially posted first banns in front of the St.  Alweyn's Cathedral. 

Who else might see Banns in the future?

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Want More?

That's it for this issue.  Have any gossip you want to share?  Please mail
your news to: Harlequin.  Want to place an ad?  Send your ad to the Harlequin
with 25 silver to have it displayed in the next Harlequin issue.  The
Harlequin's Herald is a newsletter put out by the Troubadours with
information provided by third party sources.  Want to get involve?  Join the
Troubadours.  Apprenticeships are open. 

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Campaigns for Seneschal Begin!
Thu Jun 24 00:00:10 2021
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Nominations for the Seneschal of Lithmore are now closed, and Bids have
begun!  May our candidates run clean, honest campaigns and comport themselves
with dignity.  Candidates may be disqualified for proven illegal activity or
corrupt practices.

 (OOC: Bids will conclude on 03 July 2021.) 
“What good is power when you're too wise to use it?”

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