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Misham, 19th day of Reapember, 432 AC
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The Palanthas Herald

Battlefield Birth Considered an Omen

by Paul Record, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Palast, Fierswelt 17, 419 AC

Northern Ergoth - On Misham, an Ergothian woman gave birth to a large, black haired baby boy during a battle between imperial forces and minotaur raiders. Witness said that the baby's birth was an omen and the child would grow up to be a great leader of men.

Local hedge wizards are consulting the bones in an effort to determine the child's fate. "Being born on the battlefield is a sign from the gods that great things are in the future of this child," said Sane L'roy, village god-sayer.

Villagers stated that the woman went into labor after witnessing her husband being struck by one of the raiders. She charged onto the field of battle and speared her man's attacker.

"Fool woman did not know any better. She is merely an idiot who stumbled into the midst of battle and got lucky. There is no omen here, just ignorant peasant luck," said Dolton Dijet, local tanner. "Mark my words, the brat will grow up to be a nobody!"

Several villagers suggested that the labor came a full moon early and that for the child to still be so large was a good sign. If the season goes well he will be healthy and strong.

"The northern people lead a harsh life of farming rice, smelting iron and sailing the rough seas. For them anything is possible and so it is with this boy," Said L'roy.