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Linaras, 15th day of Reapember, 432 AC
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The Palanthas Herald

Kender Troubles Plague Palanthas

by Darcwulf, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Palast, Frostkolt 10, 420 AC

Palanthas – Due to increased trouble with the kender population, the City Guard has been forced to increase the number of patrols it sends out to round up kender.

According to City Guard regulations, the standard practice for dealing with kender prisoners is to take the cages to city gate and politely inform their cargo of something interesting happening far away, preferably on the other side of the continent and then let them go. However, the number of incidents involving kender has increased dramatically over the past two weeks; resulting in the Guard doubling the number of daily kender sweeps of the cityhome.

Numerous incidents have been reported, most of them were harmless pranks, but one caused major disruptions, as described by Wilfred Brahm, the famous Palanthian sage.

"An irascible little scoundrel by the name of Rufus Wrinklecap, - not "the" Rufus Wrinklecap he is always eager to tell us, organised and participated in goat races down the length of Aesthetic's Row and back again. Wrinklecap and his cohorts "borrowed" their mounts from the city's stockyard, but in their enthusiasm, they forgot to close the gates behind them. As a result, all the livestock contained therein wandered out into the city proper, disrupting the lives of Palanthas's citizens. It took days before the stockmen were able to round up all their animals, or at least all those that survived, for there is a lot more meat cooking on stoves these days than is the norm. However as it turns out, Palanthas is paying for this meat in other ways, we are still cleaning up the,,,, Well, let us just say that the gardens of our city are well fertilized at the moment."

"The worst thing about all this," said Angus Sponath of the Palanthas Guard. "Is that we can't get rid of them, - they keep coming back! The old trick of getting them to go elsewhere doesn't work anymore! I have personally thrown that twerp Wrinklecap out the city gates five times! It's like the entire lot of 'em have gone totally insane."