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This Week in Aer'Astria

prashka

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((OOG: To get the hype going, we’ve got some little notes about things that have been taking place in Skerra’s Bastion the last few weeks. Feel free to engage with these as you like, but they are official and IG. We’ll be dropping more of them as we approach the game and probably for games to come as well.))



Skerra’s Bastion is abuzz this week with rumours that several Valenzian golems have gone missing. According to rumour, the golems went missing on March 12th early in the morning. There were no reports of suspicious activity in the area, other than the usual Tainted and Undead forces. The golems were kept in a secret location, and were checked on twice daily. Individuals with information about the location of these golems are asked to report their knowledge to General Liam or another head of camp as soon as possible.
 

prashka

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Marshal
This week, Skerra’s Bastion has been readying for an assault on the Necropolis. In a desperate attempt to retrieve Ser Hivius, forces from each camp sent in waves to distract the undead, while those few adventurers still remaining took a side route in to try and recover the lost leader. The battle was hard-fought, but the undead outnumbered the combined forces and a retreat was eventually called. The adventurers returned unsuccessful but not disheartened. If nothing else, many undead were slain.


((OOG: If you would like to have taken part in this assault, you may have done so. This is not a downtime action, nor will there be an additional write-up beyond this.))
 

prashka

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Marshal
This week, Skerra’s Bastion is a-twitter with preparation for the coming gather. As adventurers convene and reconvene, coming from far and wide to join the battle, rumours abound of dark things creeping on the horizons. Undead activity has been down since last gather, which has been making everyone uneasy. Is something big looming? What are our enemies planning?

News out of Ashburton is somewhat surprising. Undead recently invaded and destroyed the permanent Earth Circle of the capitol city. They came in the dead of night, and left just as fast, touching nothing else in their path. The only casualties were those of the guards who happened to see the small strike force. The story has been causing concern amongst the citizens of Sedovia. What was the purpose of that strike? And who is next?
 

prashka

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Marshal
News from Siofra! The nearly year-long talks between the Savage Land Chaki’vok and the families that made oath to the Siofran elves have broken down. The primal humans of Siofra have declined to make oath upon the ring at the waters of the largest waterfall there. These humans state that they cannot break one oath to make another. As many folk of Aer’Astra may know, the Chaki’vok who have sworn on the ring have sprouted rocky or bone like spurs from their head, and reports are that this is passed down to their offspring as well. It appears that while they share a common ancestry, this is the final split between their people. Scholars posit that this momentous occasion can be likened to the various splits between the elves in antiquity, and that the Chaki’vok and Siofran tribes are now distinct people.
 

prashka

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((OOG: Better late than never!))

This week in Aer’Astria, Skerra’s Bastion is abuzz with rumours that seem to suggest unsettling activity between the Undead and the Tainted. A few of the deeper patrols have heard yelling matches between powerful Undead and the Tainted forces. No one has reported anything coming to blows yet, but the hope is that it’s only a matter of time before things go horribly wrong between them.
 

prashka

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Marshal
An announcement today out of the Wylenzian camp. Schpode has declared that the Tainted are no longer enemies of the Wylenzian camp. The rest of the camps were atwitter when the news broke, and rumours have been spreading like wildfire. Had the Insofu authorized this, or was he in the dark? Did this mean that the war with the Undead was at risk? Had Schpode taken a lover from amongst the Tainted community??

As the rumours got wilder and wilder, the other heads of camp tried to quash them. In statements made to the three camps, the heads announced that they recognized Wylenzia’s authority to declare their own allies in this fight, but that they would not honour any stand-down of hostilities between the Tainted and the other camps at this time.

With tensions running high, the camps can only hope to try and preserve the fragile cooperation they’ve been maintaining.
 
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prashka

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Marshal
The forward forces of Aer’Astria have broken camp today, in preparation to move their base temporarily deeper into the Auros mountains. Following a map prepared by Ser Hivius, the forces are moving towards the rumoured location of the Talon of Desecration’s sister’s prison. No one is sure what they might find.
 

prashka

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Rumours today out of Valenzia that Archmagus Zalim is considering changing the Caste system. The rumour suggests that the Castes will now become more fluid, allowing for one to increase their Caste if they do things to further Valenzia’s causes, and decreasing of Caste as punishment for heinous crimes. No official announcement has yet been made of this becoming a policy, but unnamed sources close to Archmagus Zalim suggest he is considering such a move. Hopefully, we’ll know more soon.
 

prashka

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Marshal
Troops have arrived at the location indicated by Ser Hivius today and have begun construction of some rudimentary barracks to house the population. Despite the advantage of some ruins left over from ancient times in the area, building is slow-going because of all the undead in the area. Attacks have been made against the camp numerous times, but have been repelled at every opportunity, fortunately, thanks to the combined efforts of the four nations. But injuries are rapidly becoming more serious, and without an Earth Circle prepared, the four nations are starting to get worried.

((OOG: better late than never!))
 
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