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News of the 333th Day of the 40th Year of the Reign of Her Magnificent Highness, Adara the Glorious
Fires of Retribution consume Necromancer; Gardens of Peace Scorched!
'Look, I told you.'
One of Our Balloons is Missing
From the Royal Court comes word that a balloon which had been in the Royal Treasuries since time immemorial, a treasure given to the third Calipha, has gone missing. The Grand Vizier is said to be looking for it himself, and there are those who say he believes it has been misplaced in the normal shuffle of the palace--and those who say he is hunting a thief...
Salim slays army of Undead, escorts Draquim/Alia back to Shalazar
What a glorious sight! The Undead Slayer, Salim of the Izar, Steward of Amarat of the Flowers, comes into Shalazar at the head of his victorious army. Oh wait - who's that waving? It's Princess Alia of the Ruchbah - she looks glorious with her golden hair blowing in the wind on the back of a black stallion ridden by her rescuer Draquim Kaloraan of the Company of the Black Serpent. It is said that Salim broke two dozen zombies with those mechanical arms of his as his forces fell upon the undead minions of a foul and evil necromancer - who was dispatched by Draquim himself.
Priestesses in Splits
The campaign for the position of Elder of the Temple left open by Lady Quotana has been hotly contested between Alima Qutb of Asalah and Salma al Izar. On the three-hundred and thirtieth day of the year, the day after Quotana was laid to her final rest, the Priestesses met in the Temple to cast their votes, and the votes were evenly split, down to the very last priestess. Although this is an unprecedented case, the remaining Elders have settled upon a method of choosing who has been gifted with the eye of Shaliq--they shall gather together and decide by unanimous vote who the next Elder shall be.
Crown Prince Vanished!
Throughout Shalazar, the Calipha's heralds have been crying day and night: 'Citizens of Shalazar, Crown Prince Tariq has vanished from the palace. Any who find him will be richly rewarded, and any who conceal him will be cursed and cast out.'
GUTTED LIKE A FISH!
'Great Shaliq! Isn't that Draquim the poisoner!'
Beggar King roughed up
Bloody beggars are getting everywhere! 'Ave you noticed? That Beggar King chap, I keep seeing him everywhere I turn - ha! Some king that is - King of Scraps, King of Rubbish, is more like it. AND I saw him being beaten up on a street corner the other day - looks like it was enforcers for some gang or other - he's begged in the wrong area once too often it looks like...
Bookwala Returns with News of the World
'Have you heard? That mad old guy, Bookwala's really come up with something amazing this time!'
Hero Sea Dragon and Pretty Princess in Beach Frolic Fun
There was a city-wide impromptu festival in Muna today as the sea dragon previously accused of sinking shipping was welcomed home to the city as the Hero of Muna! As gentle readers will remember he faced down the Bone Dragon that was devestating the city and was greviously wounded in the battle. Now healed, he swam into the harbour to be greeted by cheers and garlands of flowers that were thrown into the water. His devoted friend - a Lady of the Fesk - rode his back, dressed in brilliant white, and waved enthusiastically to the crowd.
It's sad when they get like that...
Salim Poisoned by Mad Salesman?
Hey, you know what, it turns out that the chamberlain was being framed after all, apparently they are about to arrest the guy who did it, apparently he is known to play with assassins toys anyway?
Heard from a rather panicked young man running through the streets: 'Run! Run! The beetles are coming! The beetles are coming! We've stolen their map and now they're coming to kill us all! They'll kill us all! Run! We're doomed! We're all doomed! They'll tear our flesh from our bones, crawl into our skulls and eat our brains! They'll kill us all! The beetles are coming! The beetles are coming!'
Bookwala's Bijou Babes!
One day four shrill, high-pitched voices are heard to cry out: 'Hear! Hear, Stupid-Savages! Great Chief-Mighty-Tall-White-Tiki-Bookwala, Great Wind-Rider, and now Chief Mighty Pik'Ta Tribe comes before you! Bow, fear his great-might! Pik'Ta, ka-laka! Pik'Ta, ka-laka! Pik'Ta!'
Ali the Trader's House Raided... found... nothing?
Shalazar was treated to its normal degree of street theatre when a force of guards personally directed by the Palace broke into the home of Ali, merchant trader of no small disrepute. (His name having recently gained some stature through his sale of a marble egg to the Calipha herself, Ali had been doing brisk business again in the Free Men's Marketplace--up until then.) The guard burst into his apartments, searching for a bottle of poison similar to that found in Ali's chambers... but while officially they have 'reported their findings to the priestesses for investigation', if they had found anything, surely Ali would have been dragged into custody by now...