Linaras, 22nd day of Reapember, 432 AC
Deepwatch rising 1
Witches to Tackle Shoikan Grove
by Kendermage, Staff Writer
Palanthas – Yesterday Meriette Freyorn of the Circle of the Living Krynn announced that her group intends to break the curse on the Shoikan Grove.
Freyorn told the Herald, "The time has come to rid the Shoikan Grove of its curse. Over the past few months my sisters and I have been studying the grove and learning its history. The grove was not created originally as a sanctuary for the undead, but to keep ordinary folks safe from the sometimes dangerous powers of wizardry. I firmly believe though that nothing should be hidden from the public. Secrecy breeds fear; resulting in the creation of things such as the Shoikan Grove."
"The ritual will be lead by me, Sister Whitemantle, and Sister Brighthope. I will hold the undead at bay, Sister Brighthope will counter the fear effects from the trees, and Sister Whitemantle will commune with the trees to convince them to return to the light. The other members of the circle will bolster our powers with their own. If we are successful the grove will return to being a normal grove of oak trees. No more will people feel compelled to avoid the Shoikan Grove. It will finally be useful to the city, rather than a blight."
"To aid us in our mission, we have procured at great cost the famed Nightjewel. With its legendary powers on our side, we cannot fail to accomplish our goal. Next Palast, the Shoikan Grove will be reclaimed!"