Misham, 19th day of Reapember, 432 AC
Fourth Watch falling 19
Gnomes Conduct Public Demonstration of New Device
by Kendermage, Staff Writer
Palanthas – On Bakukal, Strikeover and Binder, a company of exiled gnomes from Mt. Nevermind, conducted the first public demonstration of their wondrous printing machine.
In an effort to diffuse misgivings about their machine, the gnomes held an impromptu demonstration in the Central Plaza. H.S Ravenmantle, co-founder of the Herald was in attendance and told those gathered, "This is an amazing machine. I hold in my hand a copy of this week's Herald. This one copy required almost 30 minutes of painstaking copying by hand. Watch how quickly Strikeover and Binder's machine can do the same job.."
Strikeover then activated the device and much to the amazement of the crowd it didn't blow up as expected. Instead the machine hummed along, making a soft whistle when it was done. Several people report being handed a perfect copy of the Herald.
"Friends," continued Ravenmantle, "This is the dawning of a new era in printing. After much deliberation, I have decided to purchase the device for the use of the Herald. This will ease the burden on the reporters allowing them to spend more time in the field rather than in the office, scribing multiple copies of their stories."
Stikeover told reporters, "we already have two more of our printing machines in production." "They are nearing completion," continued Binder. "Our next potential customers, "said Strike over, "are the Great Library and the University of Palanthas." "We would be honored to make one for the Draconian Ambassador as well," finished Binder"