Majetag, 17th day of Reapember, 432 AC
Evening Watch rising 4
Dragon Turtle Kills Five Sailors in the Bay of Branchala
by Paul Record, Staff Writer
Palanthas - Five sailors were killed late yesterday and several merchant vessels damaged by a monster attack, when a sudden squall hit the bay.
Sailors claim that a creature known as a dragon turtle attacked the ships that the creature apparently left the area with the arrival of the squall. Rumors on the dock are that the dragon turtle was after a cleric of Habbakuk.
Local shipping operations have recently instituted a policy of having clerics of Habbakuk on board their ships. The clerics are seen as a boon as they often shield the ships from the wrath of Zeboim.
Local sailors see this as a mistake. "The Fisher King he may be but us real sailors know it is the Sea Queen you ought to be praying to", said Jacob Saltbrine, Palanthian fisherman.