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September 12, 2020 at 2:27 pm #84665SteveParticipant@steve
September 12th, 220 PB
The meeting of rulers has officially ended. Though many believed it would last longer, after only 3 weeks the High Queen brought the conference to a close with a statement that all agendas had been completed.
While the majority of the conference was focused on Kingdom relations (trade agreements, resolution of boarder disputes, the failed increased tax to further fund the Rhouman Guard, etc.), there were some topics that the High Queen wished the other rulers to weigh in on prior to her making a decision.
Most notable of these issues are the appointment of a new Steward of Rhoum, a new Master of the Abyss and new members of the organization known as the Teratian Vigil. While the High Queen asked for the opinions of those assembled, she made it clear that the final decision on the appointments were hers.
Following custom, she has send a letter to the Emperor of Verath and requested that he giver her his blessing in filling the vacant appointment before formally announcing or appointing them.September 30, 2020 at 11:23 am #84704SteveParticipant@steve
September 29th, 220 PB
Word of another attack along the Ebran cost has started to spread. The small village attacked was not directly on the coast this time, but located in the hills not far from the sea.
Once more, there were no reported survivors and only a few passed through the Circle of Life. The last thing they remember is that the morning fog had stayed longer than normal and was still thick in the air when they left home to feed their animals.
With the news of this attack, Captain Kruek of Ebrus has issued a proclamation that those who shed Ebran blood will be brought to justice and it is only a matter of time before they are caught.October 16, 2020 at 8:41 am #84793SteveParticipant@steve
October 14th, 220 PB
A port town of Ebrus was burnt to the ground after an encounter with a group of bounty hunters and the Pirates of the “Black Anchor” had a run in. Rumors say that there was a botched attempt at collecting the bounty on the Pirates. In retaliation the Black Anchor set the town ablaze and ransacked several buildings leaving several dead.October 21, 2020 at 1:21 pm #84805SteveParticipant@steve
October 21st, 220 PB
Throughout all of Terath it seems that tavern talk is dominated by the rumors and news from all across the continent.
It has been announced that those who destroyed the 2 small Ebran coastal villages have been brought to justice, though not in a way anyone expected.
Lord Knight Cadaeris announced that those slain in the attacks have been avenged and justice has been served. That the person who ordered the attacks had paid reparations to the families of the slain in gold and then was executed by the Lord Knight’s own blade.
Rumor has it that the leader of those involved submitted themselves to Lord Knight Cadaeris, who then took them to the Queen for an audience. It is said that they spoke for many hours prior to the execution, leading many to believe that they were perhaps connected to something greater.
Adding to the unrest in Ebrus are the reports from the Ebrus/Dragonheld boarder that there have been sightings of Dragons flying in the distance. Though the Dragons have been gone since the Pale War, no Ebran has forgotten the Draconic Domination. When Dragons descended upon Terath laying waste to the capital cities as a show of power.
There are also reports that a number of Myzantian Mercenary companies have taken contracts in Ebrus. Though the presence of Myzantian mercenaries is a regular site throughout Terath, Ebrus is known for its military strength and typically doesn’t allow mercenaries to enter the Kingdom in large numbers.
There is also talk the the King’s Moot in Hadrianus is coming to and end. Ragnar Tallcastle has won the support of clan Asketh. With both Ragnar and his primary competitor in the Moot (Khadia ‘Spite’ Eider of Clan Nightwolf) having the support of two clans each, the last clan to declare their support (and thus choose who will be the ruler) is Clan Boldir.
October 22, 2020 at 8:55 pm #84812SteveParticipant@steve
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October 22nd, 220 PB
Couriers of Clan Nightwolf have traveled to every capital city in Terath declaring an end to the King’s Moot. Khadia ‘Spite’ Eider of Clan Nightwolf has been declared the greatest champion of the Moot, and thus the new Queen of Hadrianus.
The news came quickly after the elders of Clan Boldir announced that they would put their support behind clan Nightwolf, giving their champion the needed majority. In accordance with Hadrian custom, she has publicly stated that those who supported other champions may declare their support of Clan Nightwolf in order to bring unity to the Kingdom.
Though many of those participating in the King’s Moot were not widely known outside of their Kingdom, many know that Clan Nightwolf is an aggressive clan and worry that a new period of barbarian raids may soon be coming.October 24, 2020 at 2:43 pm #84815SteveParticipant@steve
October 24th, 220 PB
Though many had hoped that the King’s Moot would bring stability to Hadrianus, the rise of Queen Khadia ‘Spite’ Eider has sharply divided the country. Rather then wait for a traditional coronation event, the new Queen immediately took the throne.
Many believe this is because of the numerous accusations that Clan Nightwolf found a way to coerce Clan Boldir into giving them their support. Though Clan Boldir has remained silent, rumors have started to circulate that many of the children of the clan leaders have not been seen recently, or some of the elders have taking ill with a mysterious malady.
Though Clan Nightwolf is one of the more militaristic clans, their numbers would not be sufficient if a full blown Clan War began. Shortly after the new Queen was installed, the city of Vita was engulfed in a thick fog that came in from the sea. From the fog, emerged one of the Great Ships from legend. A ship capable of sailing across the deep sea (more commonly called the Grey Mountains).
As the ship drew close to the docs, the new Queen and the leaders of Clan Nightwolf went to meet it. Many soldiers disembarked from the ship, and their leaders began working with Queen Eider and Clan Nightwolf to secure the city and the surrounding port towns.
Once the city was under her control, martial law was declared with these mysterious soldiers acting as an extension of Clan Nightwolf.November 11, 2020 at 11:32 pm #84882SteveParticipant@steve
November 10th, 220 PB
Word has spread that a number of civilian refugees fled from Hadrianus into Haven. In the weeks following the ascension of Queen Khadia ‘Spite’ Eider, civil unrest in Hadrianus has reached a boiling point. Large groups have formed and attempted to fight against the strange soldiers that now occupy Hadrianus.
The response of the soldiers was swift, and harsh. This has resulted in a number of refugees fleeing Hadrianus, fearing that they would be killed or placed into work camps. While some moved north into Chindius, the majority had to move south into Haven.
Though many believed they would be turned away at the boarder, Seneschal Celene ordered they be allowed to enter the kingdom. Many are surprised the order didn’t come directly from King Vol, and rumor has it that he left this decision to his Seneschal, removing himself from the situation.November 29, 2020 at 4:27 pm #84903SteveParticipant@steve
November 27th, 220 PB
Word of a somewhat unusual mercenary contract has come out of Myzantius. Control of a section of Shadow Watch has been handed over as part of a long term contract. Specifically, the parts of Shadow Watch that oversee the primary pass through the mountains into Hadrianus.
It seems that this contract was worked out some weeks ago and became common knowledge when a group of Hadrian raiders were attempting to pass into Myzantius after raiding a number of Clan Nightwolf holdings. As they came into the pass they found that Shadow Watch was fully garrisoned by the strange soldiers that are aligned to Clan Nightwolf.
Though they question anyone moving through the pass, it seems that the raiding group were the only ones stopped and no one else has reported being turned away. Though these strange soldiers are the recipients of the contract, rumor has it that it was brokered by a wealthy Akeronian noble.December 28, 2020 at 10:57 am #84981SteveParticipant@steve
December 25th, 220 PB
Tensions between Westerland and Ebrus are on the rise as the year comes to a close. Though the two Kingdoms have historically been antagonistic to each other, King MuTt and Queen Falion had been working on improving the relationship the Kingdoms have.
It seems that this attitude of cooperation has ended, though it is not entirely clear why. Some say it is because effective as of the new year, Ebrus has cancelled a long term trade deal that was made with Westerland only a year ago. This deal granted Westerland mining rights in the mountains that make up the boarder between the two nations and are considered Ebran territory. The contract was originally created with a 10 year term and a clause to allow renegotiation after 5 years if certain minerals or gems were discovered in the course of normal mining operations.
Rumor has it that as an act of goodwill toward Westerland, the contract was created in such a way that there was no way to formally cancel it. This has caused somewhat of a stir as the official justification for the cancellation is that the terms of the contract state that it was created and was maintained by the spirit of cooperation between the two nations. As that spirit is no longer present, the contract is void.
Others believe that this shift is attitude is due to the internal politics of Westerland. A number of ranking military officials and Royal Knights of the King are planning on retiring in the coming year and the nobility of Westerland has started putting pressure on the King to appoint replacements who honor the Code of the Lightwalker rather than from the Black Knight order that King MuTt leads, the Order of the Dark Titan.
The move is not a surprising one considering Westerland’s history, though it seems that a number of Ebran Margraves have taken offence to the implication that those who follow the Code of the Nightwalker are not considered fit for command in Westerland.
These rumors have reached the High Queen’s court and it is said that King Vol has been asked to act as a mediator between the two Kingdoms and help them come to a peaceable resolution.
December 30, 2020 at 11:32 pm #84985SteveParticipant@steve
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December 31st, 220 PB
Rumors fly from the broken city that the Emperor of Verath has snubbed Queen Embla and refused all of the formal requests she made after the meeting of rulers in September. Many believe that part of the snub was how long the Emperor waited before answering, making it clear the High Queen is to subject to his whim and will, and all that it was sent by a messenger ordered to read his response aloud.
In response, many say that the High Queen ordered all present out of the reception hall after the messenger finished. When they were allowed back in, it is said that everything in the room was completely destroyed, and that the High Queen (a skilled martial artist and unarmed combatant) had lashed out in a fit of rage.
Adding to the scandal, it is said that the High Queen has called her most trusted advisors, Maria Pretia, King Vol, Lord Marshal Celestion and Queen Falion, and spoke of ignoring the Emperor and moving forward with the appointments. The argument being that asking for his blessing was little more than a formality, and as High Queen she could move forward as she saw fit.
This has caused sharp divides in many of the courts of Terath, with factions forming of those who believe Imperial tradition should be followed and those who believe that Terathian Sovereignty should be held to the utmost.
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