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The Palanthas Herald

Only Those Who Speak Common Are Welcome at the Dead Dwarf Inn

by JOSHUASIGEP44, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Palast, Holmswelth 19, 419 AC

Palanthas - On Linaras, Jargo Malpeth announced a controversial decision.

In response to the huge influx of non-common speaking immigrants following the War of Souls and the subsequent liberation of Palanthas, Jargo Malpeth, current owner of the Dead Dwarf, has posted a large banner above his sturdy oak double doors. The banner tells patrons that all transactions will be conducted in Common speak, no exceptions. However, according to Jargo Malpeth "No one will ever be turned away because of language. My staff has been instructed to assist all customers if they are having trouble, but it is not fair to expect barmaids to be linguist. If you are going to live in my city you need to learn my dammed language."

While this might sound reasonable to many citizens of Palanthas various groups that police such issues have begun to beat their collective chests. A representative from a group of citizens working to improve the image of Palanthas said, "This isn't representative of the Palanthas attitude.'' The group has begun a petition that will be submitted to the City Senate. If the petition is ultimately passed the city will formally request Jargo Malpeth remove the banner. The group has requested that for everyday the banner remains after the petition is passed a 15 steel day fine will be assessed.

When reached for comment Jargo Malpeth had this to say, "This is my place and I will do what ever I please. I would like to see someone make me take it down." At the publication date of this article the group had failed to gained enough signatures to submit the petition to the City Senate.

Jaro Malpeth's grandparents came to Palanthas from Ergoth one century ago, escaping the Medusa Plague. They built the Dead Dwarf Inn and it has remained in the family since.