Bakukal, 20th day of Reapember, 432 AC
Evening Watch rising 12
Herald Delivered Via Dragonback; News Banned
by Kendermage, Staff Writer
Palanthas – This weeks Herald is being brought to you by dragonback.
After leaving Palanthas last week the Herald took up residence in Gwynedd. That's right folks we are reporting all the news to you while snug in our new offices here in sunny Northern Ergoth.
You may ask yourselves, "How is it the Herald can report on the news but not being in the areas where the news is occuring?" Well as our friends in the Palanthas Spears would say, "That information is classified." Rest assured though the Herald has not taken its eye off the ball in Palanthas.
Our new location has not diminshed our promise, to bring you all the news around Ansalon and what is more news worthy than Palanthas at the moment.
This week we convinced an associate of ours a brass dragon named Spectrum if he would assist us in delivering the paper. Needless to say, he jumped at the chance.
"I was happy to help the Editor of the Palanthas Herald out with this delivery," said Spectrum. I have been reading it for sometime now. I wanted to see these Blue Partisans for myself and maybe engage one of them in a discussion. Sadly in the early morning hours when we made the delivery we saw none. Ah well, perhaps next time."
The Herald was delivered during DeepWatch. Though several City Guard installations detected the fly-over, no alarm was raised.
Corporal Lonnigan Limpkin of the City Guard said, "I didn't see no cause to wake everyone up. It was just one brass dragon, besides their one of the good guys."
Corporal Limpkin was later relieved of duty and has since been placed on administrative leave pending a court of inquiry at the behest of the Monitor Prime.
"We won't be delivering by dragonback everyweek," said Basil Kendermage, Editor of the Palanthas Herald. "We will use a variety of delivery methods to throw off the Blue Partisans. I won't say what we'll use in advance because that would just give the Partisans a tool they could use against us. Let not your hearts be troubled. The news will arrive next week just like it did this week."
As usual the Blue Partisans have vowed to suppress the truth going so far as to ban the reading or possession of the Palanthas Herald.
"Anyone who reads the Herald is a potential rebel," said Grayson Halliwell, Monitor Prime of the Blue Partisans. "Those found to have a copy of the Herald on their person shall be immediately arrested and imprisoned."
The reformed Thieves Guild of Palanthas has been approached by the Herald to smuggle the Herald into the city through the sewers. The heroes are members of the Guild, sent to deliver a copy to the Palace. It is a dangerous mission but a statement that the people of Palanthas will not lay down just because their rulers tell them to.