Bakukal, 20th day of Reapember, 432 AC
Last Watch falling 20
Avenue Tree Bewitched
by Clive Squire, Staff Writer
Palanthas – A section of the tree-line avenue which leads up Temple Row was effectively barricaded off today after several worshippers on their way to various services were attacked by a tree lining the route.
"Weren't nuthink t' say summit were bloomin' goin' on," says eyewitness Earol Cuthwaite, local dwarven ironmonger who was on his way to the Shrine of Reorx, "ah mean, greens 'round 'ere don't tend t' start wagglin' branches an trying to splat yeh!"
Barlow Furgith, member of the City Guard, asked Argonia Thistlethorn, Revered Daughter of Chislev, to investigate the strange activities of the trees. Thistlethorn, who tends a small shrine in Temple Row, was nursing some sick trees near by as the attacks started to occur.
"The strange tree is definitely under the effects of some foul sorcery, tainting it," said Thistlethorn when asked, "I will call upon my brethren and the City Guard to aid me in cleaning the evil affront to Chislev Wilder before that evil takes root here."
Thistlethorn then ran up the street to aid a couple of elderly parishioners that had just emerged from one of the shrine gardens. At this point, this reporter, for safety reasons, had to withdraw to a safer distance due to the encroaching trees and the volley of cones and other missiles being launched at him.
This reporter then witnessed the battle as Thistlethorn and members of the City Guard took on, and defeated the strange tree, later identified as a Quippoth by Thistlethorn. City Guard member Furgith warned Palanthian citizens to be alert and cautious over the strange attack but to remain calm, "There is no need for the citizens of Palanthas to panic; just keep your wits about you!" Furgith went on to say, "I strongly urge citizens to inform the City Guard about similar experiences as well as any further strange happenings."