Palast, 16th day of Reapember, 432 AC
Third Watch falling 28
Harkeggerfest Drama Continues With Accusations of Vandalism
by Nighthawk, Staff Writer
Palanthas – Even though this year's Harnkeggerfest finished some days ago, the citizens of Palanthas still have major hangovers, especially those of a financial nature.
Harrigan Stonebiter, local Neider dwarf and proprietor of the popular ale house "Harrigan's", is accused by locals of having committed vandalism against the new Speckled Hen drinking establishment across the street. The owner of the establishment, a retired Knight of the Crown Sir Jonathan Kaylee, has accused Stonebiter of vandalism and destruction of his store, during the yearly Harnkeggerfest.
Sir Kaylee is presenting a case to the court this majetag, to decide whether there will be taken legal action against Stonebiter and his establishment.
Stonebiter in return has accused Sir Kaylee of stealing his customers over by promising wealth and prosperity to his customers.
"He sure is tryin' to run me to the ground. Aye, I took part in the Harnkeggerfest, as I do every year," said Stonebiter, "but I swear on Reorx' beard that I had nuttin' to do with the destruction of 'is property. Him Sir Kaylee also tries to make his customers pay a tribute to Shinare an' promisin' more prosperity an' all that. Why is he mixin' business with religion? That's what I wanna know."
The citizens of Palanthas seem to be taking Sir Kaylee's side in this conflict. Xarn Rosedale (31), blacksmith and customer of the "Speckled Hen", supports the former Knight of Solamnia. "Well, perhaps if Stonebiter had a smattering of control over his drinking habits, he wouldn't be in this situation," Rosedale said. "Due to his aggressive behavior during the Harnkeggerfest he should be run outta town."