Palast, 14th day of Gildember, 432 AC
Second Watch rising 9
Senate Activates Golden Shield
by Gerrin, Staff Writer
Palanthas - On Majetag the Senate authorized the Golden Shield to help with peacekeeping efforts in the city immediately. With the rash of local crime and unruly mobs the Senate feels that it needs to use additional force to keep the peace. The Golden Shield is a unit that is trained in urban warfare, and which was originally intended for use in times of war only. It will work closely with the City Guard to help alleviate some of the recent problems the city has experienced.
"We were facing a crisis," Senator Olin uth Liment said. "Every week it keeps getting worse and the City Guard has become overwhelmed. The Senate feels that more people out patrolling will deter the possible criminal elements from harming honest citizens."
The Golden Shield plans on patrolling areas where there has been a lot of violent activity. Their main area will be near the market and along the harbor areas. They also will be opening their headquarters near the site of the former Shrine of Takhisis in hopes of detracting onlookers.
"They will operate with the same authority as the City Guard," said Senator uth Liment. "The Golden Shield right now has approximately 400 members. It is led by a veteran fighter from the War of Souls, Captain Brac Stosin. Captain Stosin will oversee the day to day operation of the Golden Shields."
All members of the Golden Shield are to report to their respective locations to receive further information. They must be checked in by noon on Misham to begin their patrolling. Any member that fails to report will face up to one year in the city's jail.