Linaras, 22nd day of Reapember, 432 AC
After Deepwatch Hour rising 21
Spear General Calls for Senators' Release and Negotiations
by Epoch, Staff Writer
Palanthas - The highest-ranking officer of the Spears of Palanthas called for a peaceful settlement of the ongoing tensions between the Imperial Throne and the now-deposed Palanthas Senate.
"I have heard disturbing reports regarding the dissolution and arrest of the Palanthas Senate." General Alison Skyler said as she met with reporters in her office. "I believe if we all take a step back and let our emotions settle down; we can find a way to work out our grievances."
"Firstly, I would like to humbly request that His Highness Emperor Markham release the formers senators to their homes under guard. Your Highness, these men and women have taken the same oath of service to our people that you and I have. Do not treat them as common criminals."
"Second, let His Highness meet with a representative of the former senators in order to state their grievances and find a way to resolve the crisis that is mutually agreeable and in accordance with Solamnic law. This meeting should take place at a neutral site and with one or several impartial moderators. I hereby offer the use of my office for the meeting and would be glad to mediate the negotiations."
"Your Highness, Former Senators, Knights of Solamnia, and my fellow spearmen and guardsmen, this situation is a definite crisis that could result in utter chaos in our city. I've spoken with many citizens and they are afraid and nervous. They fear that martial law and arrests without warrants may be imminent. I share their concerns, and again humbly request a quick resolution to this crisis. I implore His Highness, Emperor Jaymes Markham, for an immediate response."