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Bakukal, 20th day of Reapember, 432 AC
Evening Watch rising 21
The Palanthas Herald

Sorcerer Makes Discovery in Lost City

by Kendermage, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Linaras, Fleurgreen 31, 422 AC

City of Lost Names – A sorcerer conducting research in the City of Lost Names has stumbled onto an amazing find.

Winston Walden, 33, of Lancton, claims to have discovered a long lost spell in the ruins.

"I was digging around near the Cloud Remains when I uncovered evidence of an undiscovered chamber. Using a move earth spell I was able to uncover the chamber with relative ease. The chamber appeared to be in relatively good condition, given the state of the remains above it."

Inside the chamber which Walden has nicknamed the "Gateway" he uncovered evidence that the ancients were experimenting not only with time, but dimensional boundaries as well.

"There was a large circle of bronze set into the floor. On an oaken desk I discovered a journal still clutched in the hands of a skeletal figure. The pages described use of something called the Bronze Gateway. I suspect that is the circle's purpose. As if the journal and circle weren't reward enough, I discovered a bronze scroll case and a bronze medallion also on the desk."

"The scroll case had instructions for casting a spell to pierce the veil between dimensions. It required the use of a bronze circle. The medallion is described in the journal as the Medallion of Sidestepping. It resembles pictures I have seen of the fabled device of time joueneying. I am not familiar with its purpose other than it appears to have been constructed to enable the wearer to travel to other dimensions."

The Orders of High Sorcery and various holy orders are reportedly very interested in the finds. Nathaniel Ambrose, a red robed wizard told the Herald, "I pray that this find is true. If so this may be the very thing we need to seal the temporal rifts afflicting Ansalon. On behalf of the Conclave and for the good of the world I ask Walden to share this discovery with us."