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The Palanthas Herald

Maddilith Mer-Dane In Courthouse Drama

by Kendermage, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Palast, Yurthgreen 10, 419 AC

Palanthas - Opening arguments in the dispute between Maddilith Mer-Dane, captain of the Windsister and Rendelsham the IV, leader of a failed gnomish expedition to Southern Ergoth, started on Misham. Mer-Dane is seeking damages and lost revenue arising from the collision with the gnomish craft bound for Southern Ergoth. Rendelsham claims he and his crew are not responsible as the expedition was a legitimate research expedition funded by the Aeronautics and Astronomical Guild of Mt. Nevermind.

For reasons unknown to the Herald the Magistrate has put the trial on hold until a member of the Mt. Nevermind Aeronautics and Astronomical Guild can be depositioned.

"After the postponement, Ms Mer-dane got into a heated argument with Mr Rendelsham," said court scribe Evelyn Sweetwater. "She was restrained by the bailiff while Mr Rendelsham was escorted from the court room."

According to court documents, Mr Rendelsham offered to fix Ms. Merdane's ship, and, according to witnesses, that is when she exploded. Ms Merdane was later overheard to have exclaimed "cursed gnomes, the nerve of even thinking I'd let them get anywhere near my ship; he's "helped" enough already."

"I bear no animosity to Ms. Mer-Dane," said Mr Rendelsham. "What happened to her ship was simply an unfortunate accident. I did not fully take into account the effects of windshear of the wing-fins of the Valiant Warrior. I assure my offer to repair her ship is quite sincere and the offer still stands."