Linaras, 22nd day of Reapember, 432 AC
After Deepwatch Hour falling 29
Expedition Set for Icereach Hopes for New kinds of Medicine
by Heine Stick, Staff Writer
Palanthas - Yesterday a representative of the University of Palanthas announced that an agreement had been made with private investors to raise funds for an expedition to Icereach. It was not revealed who the private investors are because the representative would not discuss the nature of the expedition's financial foundation. The chancellor of the University of Palanthas was present as well and he was more than willing to discuss specifics about the expedition.
"The purpose of the expedition will be to study the arctic climate and how it influences the health of a living being," chancellor Trepallas said. "More importantly we should be able to get some idea of just how well and how quickly living organisms adjust to a severe change in climate. Furthermore we hope to be able to study a tribe of barbarians during our stay in the region, with their permission of course"
"Studying a tribe of barbarians from the Icereach should give us an idea of just how much of a biological difference, if any, there is between those who live in an arctic climate and those who live in a more temperate climate. Ultimately our research might be able to help us discover new forms of medicine and methods of treating health-related problems."
When asked about the participants of the expedition and who will lead it the chancellor lit up in a smile. "Why, I'll lead the expedition. After all climatology is my specialty and I've wanted to get to the field for a long time now. Members of the faculty be join me on this expedition and we'll be accompanied by several Wizards of High Sorcery who have asked to come along."
"The expedition will leave in a week and we will swing by Tarsis where provisions, guards, and our gear will be waiting for us. We could take it all with us from Palanthas but we feel that we will make better time being a smaller group. We will however be hiring personnel to act as guards on our journey to Tarsis."