Majetag, 17th day of Reapember, 432 AC
Eighth Watch falling 26
Blue Partisans Arrest 25 in Raid
by Kendermage, Staff Writer
Palanthas – Today Blue Partisans arrested twenty five people in a raid at the Song of Life Inn.
"The Song of Life is well known as a meeting place for the Legion of Steel," said Monitor 6 of the Blue Partisans. "Even without the heads up given to us by the alert kender, we'd have likely been here in a few days to round up this lot."
The alert kender, one Shayna Memorymapper of Hylo told the Herald, "I walked passed by a table occupied by ten men who where talking in very hushed voices. Though they were whispering I clearly heard one of them say something about "taking down the Emperor". My neck started itching and thinking they might be Dark Knights trying to retake the city, I walked outside and flagged down one of those new soldier boys in the blue curtains."
According to witnesses at the inn, six Blue Partisans entered the inn and began circulating around the common room."
"Them blue clad fellas walked in and just started to single people out," said Jarvis Grimescour. "Naturally those fellas at the long table all got singled out by the Partisans. They didn't take it well either and they started a ruckus. Most of the other guys in the bar backed' em up too. Not me, I got a family to think about."
Witnesses say the Partisans used staves of some sort to quickly quell the uprising against them.
"Called those things, Pacification Staves," said Grimescour, "Looked like it hurt when they hit too. Several of those boys were pretty big, but a single whack with one of those sticks dropped' em flat. I'm just glad it wasn't me."
Of the twenty-five people arrested three are suspected members of the Legion of Steel, and another seven are known members of the Palanthas Spears. The other fifteen were arrested when they tried to intervene in the apprehension of the suspected dissidents.
"Gosh, I certainly didn't mean to get those guys in trouble," said Memorymapper. "I thought they were planning something bad. I tell you its getting so you can't tell the good guys from the bad guys in this town anymore."
The prisoners were led to a secured location, but details were not given, nor did the Partisans comment upon leaving the inn.
The heroes are either members of the Legion of Steel attempting to free the prisoners, or they are the prisoners and must escape the custody of the Blue Partisans while at the same time gathering valuable information about the Blue Partisans and Emperor Markham's plans for Palanthas.