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Misham, 19th day of Reapember, 432 AC
Fourth Watch falling 9
The Palanthas Herald

Harnkeggerfest Celebrators Invade Palanthas

by Paul Record, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Palast, Deepkolt 13, 419 AC

Palanthas – Last Misham a hill dwarf inn owner and approximately 100 fellow dwarves went on a drunken stampede through the city reports the City Guard.

The Harnkeggerfest has descended upon Palanthas in full force. The festival is the celebration of upcoming spring by opening the first keg of summer ale.

The Harnkeggerfest is much more than just a festival. According to Brogan Shalerock, brewer, and miner for the local mining guild, the festival is seen as a celebration of the Neidar way of life.

"I hope to drink at least six gallons of ale myself," Shalerock said, "and then say me prayers to Reorx before I go seeking some fun."

"Last night we were busy rounding up drunken dwarf revelers and providing security," said Captain Derek Smith of the City Guard. "This festival will affect our patrols. Keeping hundreds of drunken dwarves in a leash so to speak will require a lot of manpower," Smith said. "As such we have asked units from the Golden Shield to assist us."

"I have never seen a fest like this," said Jeremy Quills, local butcher. "The dwarves really tore into the ale this year. I was scared for a while when a dwarf busted my window. I thought war was coming."

"I plan on contacting the authorities to discuss reimbursement for my damaged property. I'm sure there are others who will do the same," said Quills.

According to a Palanthas official, there are 200 Neidar dwarves living in the city if not more. "In spite of this large number vandalism and mayhem could be worse," claimed the official.

"The dwarves provide excellent services to our city and impact our economy. I think it is okay if they're allowed to have some fun once in awhile. They work hard and rarely get to relax," said Parintachin, a socalled coinsword. "Something we all should do after a tough days work."