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Majetag, 17th day of Reapember, 432 AC
Last Watch rising 19
The Palanthas Herald

Toss-a-Stone in Garnet Thax

by Heine Stick, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Palast, Darkember 28, 418 AC

Garnet Thax - This week will see a veritable mass emigration from Palanthas by its dwarven population. The reason for this emigration is the annual Toss-a-Stone tournament which will take place in the city of Garnet Thax. This tournament which is basically a contest of stone throwing will see the light of day once again after years of tension and warfare in the region. Toss-a-Stone will take place one week from now and marks the beginning of a week of festivities and fun in Garnet Thax.

The Herald caught up with jeweler Gnarlo Glimmerspark as he was preparing for the journey to his homeland and asked him about the tournament. "Hah! It's the best day o' the year lad! A test o' strength and one full week of drinkin' and havin' a good time. Not to mention the many fine lasses that'll be runnin' about wit their red cheeks and fine smiles. Not'n but joy mate," Master Glimmerspark tells us, his face one big smile. "The tournie itself'll be interesting. It'll be fun to see where the lads stand and whether they've improved their game. Y'see it's all 'bout technique. You might think it's about strength but that's only a small part of it."

When asked if women can enter the tournament the dwarf smiled. "Of course they can! Dwarven women aren't like yer lasses. They're not as physically weak as yer lasses are, their minds're sharp and they're strong willed which is necessary if you wanna win Toss-a-Stone." Gnarlo Glimmerspark was more than willing to disclose the prize of the tournament. "Braggin' rights mate! Imagine a whole year o' remindin' everyone else that you won the tournie. Oh and there's that cache o' gems as well."