Bakukal, 19th day of Gildember, 432 AC
Seventh Watch falling 25
Draconian Trade Talks Conclude
by Trampas Whiteman, Staff Writer
Palanthas - After a month of talks and deliberation, a decision was finally made regarding the entry of the draconian Teyr Trading Company into the Palanthas Merchants Guild.
"When it came to a vote, there was a tie," Shinare cleric Barish Demal said. "In the event of a tie, the applicant is granted a temporary license on a trial basis. The company is allowed to operate for six months, at which time the guild will readdress the status of the company in question. The guild will then review the applicant in a year, at which time they can either rescind the license or extend it to a 5-year license, like what other merchants have around town.
"One of the guild members took ill and was not able to attend the vote," Barish continued. "I have the feeling that he didn't show up today in protest. He was pretty vocal about not having the draconians enter the city. Had he been here, the application would not have succeeded.
"We are pleasssed by the outcome," Teyr Trading Company representative Krith said. "It goesss to ssshow that people don't alwaysss judge a book by itsss cover."