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Palast, 16th day of Reapember, 432 AC
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The Palanthas Herald

New Species of Spiders Found...and Lost!

by Kendermage, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Palast, Brookgreen 6, 419 AC

Palanthas - A spokesperson for the University of Palanthas reported yesterday that a gnomish researcher at the University has identified a new species of spider.

Bugswain, a recent addition to the university staff who hails from a settlement called Picketville in Nordmaar, unveiled his new discovery on Linaras. It was a spider about the size of a domestic cat. It was dark green in color, and had brown bands on its legs.

Witnesses report that during the unveiling of this new species of spiders the gnome lost his only specimen while distracted by a question from the audience.

"It's a disaster. A total disaster!" said Bugswain. "This specimen could open up so many doors for us in our research. It's suspected that this particular specimen is a member of a type of spider whose origins are surely magical in nature. And now it's gone..."

It is unknown whether or not the Nordmaarian Sneakstrider, as this new spider has been dubbed, is venomous but the public is warned to avoid provoking the spider, should they spot it, and to contact either the City Watch or the Univeristy with any information as to the whereabouts of the spider.