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Linaras, 15th day of Reapember, 432 AC
After Darkwatch Hour falling 13
The Palanthas Herald

Political Upheaval in Hylo

by Kendermage, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Palast, Darkember 13, 419 AC

Hylo – The winds of social change are blowing in Hylo.

For the past thirty years Hylo has been ruled by the afflicted kender, Belladonna. The previous rulers of Hylo, the Windseed family have always sought a way to regain their power and over the years have been vocal {and sometimes violent) opponents of the policies of Belladonna. Now a powerful coalition led by Lord Lynus Windseed, the eldest son of Fallan Windseed; the former ruler, seeks to force political change in Hylo.

Witnesses report that Windseed and his supporters have set up an impromptu city right in front of the Grand Palace. For the past week all traffic in and out of the Governor's residence has been blocked. Despite several encounters with Belladonna's Palace Guard; some of which have erupted in violence, Windseed's group maintains its blockade of the Palace.

Windseed told the Herald, "It's high time for a change in rulership. For thirty years she [Belladonna] has resided in those lofty towers lording it over us common folk. She has isolated us from our friends and allies, forced mandatory service in the Hyloan Guard, and brought us to the brink of war with our neighbors in Sikket'hul. It's getting so a kender can't be a kender anymore. I'm just glad Great Uncle Merriweather Trapspringer didn't live to see what she's done to our city. Where was I? Oh yes, we are confident, Belladonna will bow to the pressure we are exerting; this time she has no choice.

Belladonna could not be reached for comment, but her majordomo, Jurvis Hensbane, provided a brief statement to the Herald on her behalf, "The Lady of Hylo [Belladonna] has heard the concerns of her people and will consider the best course of action. She extends an offer to meet with Lord Windseed to negotiate a cessation of the blockade and will hear his ideas for reform."