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Linaras, 15th day of Reapember, 432 AC
First Watch falling 11
The Palanthas Herald

Strange Lights in the Bay of Branchala

by Heine Stick, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Palast, Brookgreen 19, 420 AC

Palanthas - Sailors have reported seeing strange lights in the waters of the Bay of Branchala. Most of the sailors describe the lights as large, very bright, and moving.

"The light was massive!" said one sailor who has asked to remain anonymous. "I'm tellin' ya, it moved right under our ship and we could still see the bloody thing! I just know that there's somethin' in the water that ain't supposed to be there.

Some sailors report seeing several lights simultaneously, moving away from each other. The light have only been seen in the hours between Last Watch and Waking Hour.

"I refuse to leave the harbor until the harbormaster has figured out what's in the water," Gromble Feirce, captain of the Sea Lance. "I just know that whatever is in the water isn't friendly and I'm not about to lose my ship. I reckon many of my colleagues feel the same way."

Since the Bay of Branchala is under Palanthian Navy jurisdiction, there is some confusion as to just who should handle this predicament. According to Navy officials, the navy isn't equipped to handle undersea threats, focusing its resources on pirates and sea monsters, not on strange lights in the water.