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Linaras, 15th day of Reapember, 432 AC
First Watch rising 25
The Palanthas Herald

Noxious Mists in Sable's Swamp

by Darcwulf, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Linaras, Paleswelt 31, 421 AC

Sanction - A small taskforce sent to Sable's swamp to gather information was forced to flee from sickening mists.

This past Misham a small elite taskforce sent to gather information in Sables swamp on the Dragonlord's mutant daughter was forced to flee.

"We had barely covered a mile from our landing site," said Gaius Stonecleaver, the taskforce's burly dwarven leader. "When we encountered these chill creeping mists. We thought at first, that they were the normal sort of gases you might find in any old swamp, but then as they got closer, we began to notice things. They extended just over ten feet high and the bright sun above failed to burn it away. Not only that, the strong wind that was blowing, barely stirred it as it crept slowly towards us."

The small group of Sanction agents decided to hunker down and wait for the mists reach them, fearful that they might conceal enemy forces.

"It was the creepiest thing, it seemed to surround us first before it finally crept down on top of us," continued Stonecleaver. We stayed still for a good few minutes straining to hear if anything was trying to sneak up on us. When we could no longer bare the waiting we moved on out, but we didn't get far before we all started coughing. We found we couldn't stop and some of us were even starting to cough up blood, so I ordered the retreat. Thankfully the mist don't like the sea."

The mists broke up upon reaching Newsea, blown away by the rugged winds that blow this time of year, The taskforce was able signal their ship and return to their home city, where they received much needed medical attention and are slowly recovering.

There is some concern in Sanction, that when the seasons change and the winds calm, that the mists may creep across the waters reaching for Sanction. Inside sources say that even Lord Hogan Bight is growing increasingly concerned by reach of the malevolent forces in the great swamp.

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