Majetag, 17th day of Reapember, 432 AC
Eighth Watch falling 20
Birth Rate in Palanthas on the Rise
by Heine Stick, Staff Writer
Palanthas - On Palast, the clerics at the Halls of Healing released a report that is sure to bring joy to many Palanthians. According to the report the birth rate in the City Home is on the rise.
"Aye, the birth rate is on the rise in our fair city," said Brother Mycheal, cleric of Mishakal, when asked about the report. "Last year 534 babies were born in Palanthas and we'll surely reach that number and more by the end of 423 AC. In the first six months alone, we helped bring 364 babies to the world."
The faithful of Mishakal cannot say for sure why the birth rate is on a rise. "It's too early to say really. One year is not enough to base a theory on. If the birth rate is still rising three years from now, we can begin forming theories."
"Well, it's rather obvious, isn't it?" asked Etrion Glowfist, local carpenter. "It's because those blasted Dark Knights are gone. I mean, it's not like they oozed peace and serenity, now is it? Since they were removed from power, I think that people are finally starting to look at things in a more positive manner. They're starting to be less worried about bringing children into the world."