Yew Pen, March Edition, Page 1
March 31, 2022 Edition
Editor: Idril Eladar
Reporters this month: Jeryd Oaker, Dear Addy, Katie Sage
The Yew Pen is produced in Yew and published after the Governors’ Meeting.
As I reflect on the month, and much has happened this month, I am called to mind the various races trying to coexist in a world that is uncertain and dangerous. Factions come and go, but You, the heart and soul of Britannia, live on. Good overcomes Evil; Evil overcomes Good. This is a world where nothing is predictable; it’s all in your control. Each and every one of you matter and you all have a marked impact on the world we live in. With said …
Moreno and his group of ruffians struck again. It appears, while the King was laying a trap of his own to capture the said villain, Moreno took advantage of the King’s preoccupation and attacked the Moonglow Lycaeum. It is reported Moreno was able to steal the Magencia Diamond, a gem found in the mines of Old Magencia and given to Moonglow Mages for safe keeping. This diamond is somehow related to focusing but how is unclear. Moreno used pirate ships to sail his gang into Moonglow under the cloak of darkness and descended into the Catacombs in pursuit of the diamond.
The King and using Tanila as bait, set a trap to capture Moreno. He let
it be known Tanila and the Trinsic Paladins were on their way back to Trinsic
in the hope Moreno would try to stop them. The King underestimated Moreno; he
had other plans. The King’s plan failed miserably.
In the far reaches of Yew, one of the King’s men, Radim Bartos, a Watchman among other things, followed a lead that something was brewing deep in the Yew woods. He assembled a group of citizens and they sought out to discover what was going on. They ran smack into a group of cultists performing a ritual. It is unclear if the ritual had been performed to completion. The group, after a mighty battle, succeeded in scattering the cultists. Exploration of the area uncovered several alarming things. There was a ritual table. On the ritual table were a book entitled “Ruminations of the Ancient Drow”, texts detailing Earthen Magics, Void Salts, and a vial of an unidentified substance. Of more concern, was the Blackrock Pentagram next to the ritual table. Further exploration of the area, behind a tree close to the ritual table, a text detailing Anumi Mazette’s Banishment. How is this all related? Mazette was killed by cultists at his trial, outside the walls of Trinsic. Are the Tomes once again involved? These are questions, only you my readers, will be able to answer.
The evil Suka, as reported in last month’s paper, continues her rampage …
Governor Idril of Yew was lightly poisoned as a warning for reporting Suka to the King
Governors Kaz of Moonglow and Anne of Minoc were roughed up and threatened to stay out of the “Family’s” business.Governor
Pitr of New Magencia was shot with a dart poisoned with deadly poison. He is alive today because he is an Elf.
Governor Amira of Skara Brae was kidnapped from the Bard’s Circle in her town. The circle was burnt to the found and the remains of a dead healer were found. She remains missing.
The Governors Meeting, Reporter Katie Sage
The King updated everyone in attendance on the events happening in the Kingdom. He discussed his failed plan to capture Moreno, Moreno and his heist, Radim and his find, and Suka and the attacks on the governors.
Each governor reported new of the towns:
Frey, Governor of Jhelom, rebuilt the burned theatre with the money he received from his insurance claim. He reported strange noises coming from the theatre. He discussed the new focus of Jhelom will be on the Gladiator Pits and Introduced a new Gladiator named Russal.
Pitr, Governor of New Magencia, reported finding 2 dead bodies in the sheep fields. It appears he has a new breed of sheep that is not only lightening fast, but deadly keeping the pastures of New Magencia safe from evil doers. Well done Governor Pitr. He reported he was shot with a poisoned dart while researching in Moonglow Library. He believes it was the handiwork of Suka.
Kaz, Governor of Moonglow and Anne, Governor of Minoc, both reported being roughed up by Moreno and his “Family”. They were told to stay out of family business. Suka was again involved. They both refused to do that and put a price on Suka’s head. Both Governors reported increasing armed and magic coverage in their towns. Kaz reported the theft of the diamond.
Shenzin, Governor of Britain, reported things being fairly quiet in Britain. There has been no sign of the “Family” since they were reported to be hanging out in the sewers.
Chanticleer, Governor of Trinsic, reported a killing in Trinsic of one of the King’s men. The man was found in the Governor’s office, in a mangled condition and. a note written in blood next to him. The note read “No one is Honorable”. He was not sure if this was connected to the mysterious insulting notes he has been finding or something different. His suspicion was that this may be the work of Suka. Whoever did it, was very disturbed to leave a body in that condition.
Amira, Governor of Skara Brae, was missing. In her place, Naomi, daughter of Xuri, the previous governor. She is assistant to g\Governor Amira, She reported the towns people are concerned but handling the Governor’s disappearance well. All is running smoothly. She did report some information on Suka. It appears Suka is her aunt, her mother’s sister, and she reported Suka is crazy. She is Nujel’m born and has no loyalty to the King nor to anyone. She has joined a band of pirates and runs with Moreno.
Bytor, Governor of Vesper, reported things were quiet in Vesper. There has been no sign of the “Family” but the Vesper guards are keeping a close watch on the area.
Idril, Governor of Yew, reported the sheep herders were angry over dead sheep. It appears several towns people were training killer rabbits. The people were caught and will pay retribution to the herders. Idril also reported being poisoned by Suka, and the discovery of the earthen magics deep in the Yew woods.
During the open section of the meeting, pregnant woman named River, asked for a pardon in exchange for information. We have gathered the following information on who River is:
River Daniels, "Rowdy" River Daniels is a known pirate, known to have worked along side Anumi Mazetti and smuggled a Tome to Nujel'm. River is also the real Captain of the Rebel Rovers. She is also known to have worked with Moreno and family, it was her ships and crew that transported people to and from the Lycaeum when it was raided. A deal she struck with Moreno before her condition was known.
The king indicated a pardon would be based on how relevant the information shared was. No guarantees.
River shared the following information, take it at face value.
Vesper- we ran smuggling operations out of the tanners building, downstairs
New Magincia- smuggling to and from the city, the docks are wide open. And are people in the city really that loyal?
Skara Brae- Amira is kept hidden and will be released soon.
Jhelom- the Costumes and Wigs found in the hide out came from jhelom theatre, kind of shady it burned down after the hide out was found don’t you think? The Governor didn’t seem very worried.
Trinsic- The Governor is harboring a fugitive that committed treason against the crown. Shes still working with Suka and pirates. Is he really the honorable Governor to be leading the Governor of Honor? The fugitive was identified as a person named Moon.
Britian- theres so much drug trade, smuggling and black market trade going in under the kings nose and the Governors, they must be blind!
Yew- The attack on Idril was personal, but because Idril defended the bunny, she got off light in her threat, there's no obvious family involvement in Yew
Minoc- if you poke, the family pokes back harder. Anne's very public display of authority caused a violent reaction. Her continued dismissal of the warning caused the destruction of the miners camp.
Moonglow- Kaz was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time and earned a beating for it. Obviously, disabling the Governor insured their mission to break into the Lycaeum that much easier.