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Majetag, 17th day of Reapember, 432 AC
Seventh Watch rising 6
The Palanthas Herald

Venoms Army Encircles Inglewood

by Darcwulf, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Palast, Darkember 3, 421 AC

Plains of Dust - The monstrous forces of Venom, the mutant daughter of the late Dragon Overlord Onysablet, have emerged from the great swamp to lay siege to the small town of Inglewood.

The small merchant town of Inglewood was this past week surrounded by the forces of Venom, the self-styled Mistress of the Swamp. Her armies for the most part are the Bakali and goblin tribes that inhabit the region, but also include ogres, trolls and even some hill giants. However, Venom's most fearsome troops are the monstrous creatures that she herself created, hideous abominations loyal to her and her alone. Venom inherited the desire and talent for making monsters from her mother the late Dragon Overlord Onysablet.

"Fortunately the last of the troops promised by the others nations made within the walls before we were totally encircled," said Pyir Randir mayor of the imperilled town. "It looked like the minotaurs weren't going to make it, but the Kingfisher led the elven archers and Ergothian cavaliers in a series of hit run attacks on the supply dumps delaying the commanders of Venom's armies long enough for the minotaurs to reach the safety of our walls. Now we just have to hold the town until that mob out there starts fighting with each other and falls apart."

This past Kirinor in an effort to speed up just such a disintegration, a small taskforce attempted to take out several of the enemy clan leaders by using magical teleportation to reach them. "Unfortunately the enemy had foreseen such a plan as we materialised quite some distance from our target," said Ryva Sienna, warmage of the Towers of High Sorcery. "I had to immediately return us back to within the safety of the walls. We are however working on other avenues of attack that will no doubt be much more successful."

So far, the monstrous army has only made light, probing attacks apparently testing the strength of the town's defences, but it is only a matter of time before they launch a major attack.

Adventure Hooks

Clever adventurers should be able to exploit the clan rivalries and provoke clan vs clan fighting to help destroy the monstrous army.