Bakukal, 20th day of Reapember, 432 AC
Evening Watch falling 24
Speaker to Announce New Direction in Silvanesti
by Kendermage, Staff Writer
Inath-Wakenti – Gilthas Pathfinder, Speaker of the Sun and Stars of the United Elven Kingdoms is expected to shortly announce his plans for a new direction in the war in Silvanesti
Sources close to the Speaker have let slip that part of this new direction will involve a surge in troop levels and that the Speaker will ask the Elven Senate to provide more funds to continue the war effort against the minotaurs.; however according to these sources, the elven treasury is tapped out.
A senior official who spoke on condition of anonymity told the Herald, "Because of our long residence at Khuri-Khan, the elven treasury is severely depleted. We do not have the funds to move away from Inath-Wakenti, much less fund tens of thousands of our troops in a far off land; even if it is our homeland. I have no doubt, the Senate will deny Speaker Gilthas's request."
An envoy from Ergonesti temporarily in exile on the Isle of Cristyne is said by sources in House Royal to have delivered a message to the Speaker's advisors, which flatly stated that "despite there being close ties between our communities we cannot at this time contribute forces to the war effort or condone the decision to go to war with the minotaurs."