The Godless Continent
- The Viscountess Thorne’s coronation date is finally announced for a month from now. Supposedly her deal with the Merchant Council will be very different than that of her father’s, and many wonder if she’ll be more than a figurehead or why they need a Viscountess at all.
- Random, unconnected people are saying they have seen visions of the future all across the city. They say they see the stars falling from the sky and crashing into the city, or of a devastated landscape churning with elemental chaos, or of hoards of shambling dead, their skin slimy and covered in scales.
- Wizards travelling along the Mud have reported feeling subtle waves of primal magic about a days travel south of Wolfwatch.
- As the winter approaches, watch for a night where Little Brother Scarlet flashes yellow. On these cold nights, somewhere in the city an urchin falls into a never ending sleep with a smile on its face. People whisper of a kindly old woman singing softly in the alleyways, singing lullabies to the frozen corpses.
- The Clock has been officially commissioned by the Merchant Council to act as a policing force within the Refuge. So now its no longer extortion, its just “taxes”. People wonder how this will affect their alleged relationship with the Raiden Warren.
- An envoy of Corellon Larethian traveled through the city recently, intent on making contact with the Free Elves of Spindle. They journeyed into the Silkwood Sea two weeks ago, and only a single survivor of some ambush came out.
- Kobolds of the Grey Scale Tribe were seen stalking around at night near the tower of Wilfred Fizzlebang. The light show of his alarm spells could be seen from down the block, and neighbors are complaining about the patches of scorched earth.
- Goblins were chased out of a cave on the nearby farmland in the Fountain Steppes. Inside they found on odd substance that is highly hallucinogenic when consumed. The cave entrance was collapsed to prevent anything else from nesting within, but that substance might fetch a nice price at a black market, and it is only a matter of time before someone unearths it.
- There is a Node of Celestia is said to be found within the peaks of the Daybreakers. Some pilgrims recently returned from it, a paralyzed man they carried up the slopes doing cartwheels coming down. They described a holy fountain filled with the tears from an angel that would cure any ailment. When asked how to reach there, they said to follow a being with a perfect heart. When asked again, they said “How dare you strike a holy man!”. When asked a third time, they said “We followed the unicorn! We saw it outside Road’s End, and followed it and I couldn’t tell you where we went from there no matter how many times you hit me!”
- Explorers found a massive castle made of ice buried under the snow on the edge of the Cloudtop Plateau, only two days travel from Vortheim
- Somewhere within Hollow Hill is a room with statues of two men locked in combat. Both statues are made of pure adamantine, except the weapons. A warpick made of black crystal bites deep into the neck of one man, who wields a Mithral greatsword impaling his opponent clean through. There is some guardian that scares off anyone who find the statues, and they are reported found somewhere new each time.
- If while travelling through the hills surrounding the Silkwood Sea you come across a valley shrouded in mists, go around. 1 in 10 who travel through do not emerge on the other side. Sometimes that’s only one in a group of ten, and none of the other nine can tell where their companion had gone.
- There is a plague of insects within the Refuge, swarming out of the junkyard there, eating vagabonds alive. Those that escape the swarm do so without eyes.
- The Witty Repartee is recruiting new members. If you have any acting talent or are not completely tone death, report to the Realms Theater at noon each day for auditions.
- A gnollpack warship crashed ashore on the far side of the Fountain Steppes near the Sable Sands. Survivors couldn’t be found, but the dead had bite marks and severed limbs, a sure sign of hungry gnolls preparing for a journey.
- A sinkhole opened up in the Brakentide Swamp, drawing in water for miles until it was completely filled in. Supposedly witnesses could see ruins deep within the sinkhole before it was submerged in the foggy water. Now at night, the deep pool glows with an enchanting light.