Trade Agreement Ends in Bloodshed
Last week the Rhaxon family sent a delegation to renegotiate rates and trade deals with the Hotaar family. It is believed that the family was motivated by the recent acquisition of new merchants and crafters on the borders of the Rhaxon district. Whatever had motivated the familyto the negotiation table, their new strategy proved suicidal.
The Hotaar family was not able to comment on the exact nature of how the event transpired but sources close what happened have reported that the Rhaxon representatives were unusually aggressive in their negotiations and they were met with a similar but fatal escalation in force by the Hotaar guards. The Royal family has offered their condolences to the deceased and has offered the attendance of the Royal Guard to protect the funeral procession as they venture into the deadlands and a minister of the Church to perform the rights.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased today,” said Chancellor Pheylor, “but as we have known for countless generations death is not the answer. The Rhaxon family should be reminded that most contracts that have been put in place have existed since King Elric I of the Volan family. Any attempts to change the nature of the fragility of life here in Otranto comes with a clear warning. We have lived in peace for countless years; do not needlessly throw away life and unwittingly feeding the demon and condemming the kingdom.
Rogue Sage Mitzel Disappears
For some time now we have been the first to report strange and sometimes potentially traitorous actions of Professor Mitzel. We would love to be the first to detail his innocence but that time, as we have now learned, has passed. Professor Mitzel has been reported to the Royal Guard as an Apostate. He missing and dangerous.
The College of Sages has now issued a formal public warning against Professor Mitzel. He is believed to be armed, mentally unstable and in the possession of stolen artefacts and research from the College. The public should not approach him directly and should rather inform the Royal Guard immediately using the code ADP 7-3. It is advised that once activated all members of the public in the immediate area seek shelter indoors and away from the Apostate. The Royal Guard will have their safety mode disengaged and King Alinar, the Royal Family and the Royal Guard cannot accept responsibility for any injury of life lost due to interference in city affairs.
The College is rewarding any members of the public with information to his location and eventual detainment. If the information provided leads to Professor Mitzel’s arrest, the College has offered a free scholarship to the individual or a more tangible reward for groups. Rewards for his direct capture will be negotiated upon deliverance of the Apostate. An envoy for the college will be housed in the neighbouring market district of B7. Those without authorisation to enter the upper district will need to contact the envoy ahead of time to verify your clearance.
Amber & Blue Health Alerts: Ore Processing Back In Action
Citizens and workers in Districts 3, 4 & 5 in zones C-E are advised to carry with them air purifiers and Amber Grade waterproofs and authorization IDs if travelling between districts or attending work. The extractors are now at full capacity, drawing on vast quantities of power from the surrounding districts. If your district suffers from power failures or other emergencies as a result, please report to your local Royal Guard and have Form J2-12 – Municipal Disturbance Report filled in to save time.
As all citizens should be well aware that the byproducts produced in this process are not limited to spreading to immediate districts. There is a Blue alert across the city. Please make sure you have your requisite equipment and permits when travelling between districts for a safe and efficent journey.
In regards to the most recent events, the King would also like to remind the citizens of Otranto that although our city may be defended against the Ghila we should all bear in mind that unnecessary deaths may add to their numbers and could eventually pose a threat to the city, its citizens and its sovereign.
This is a formal warning from King Alinar, the Royal Family and the Royal guards. Fines or detainment for lack of proper authorisation and equipment are in force. Lateness to work, minor – debilitating injury, loss of employment or life from exposure to inclement weather conditions is not the responsibility of your employer or the Kingdom. We work as one to keep our city safe.
New Census Shows Increase In Number of Primary Workers
In a recent census conducted by the College of Sages in conjunction with the Royal Guard, has shown that there has been a slight demographic change. Weekly census reports are mandatory for all citizens and a change in statistics has shown that Primary industries will benefit the most.
Workers from the Primary Entertainment districts in F3 and F4 have decided to change their CPI Number (Career Path Index Number) and have noted themselves down as labourers in many Primary Industries. This exodus of labour has shown that these districts may no longer be as stable as once thought. Many have seen these locations as either a beacon of escapism while most have fallen victim to its high crime rates due to the elusive Undercroft Syndicate.
It is unknown as to why these workers have decided to change their careers but we should all be thankful that potential criminals are now working hard to help the city’s economy and if innocent, the benefit is the same. Please contact your local CP Officer for more information on changing your CPI before next Census.
Oraea Woman Claims She Is The True Vessel of Magai
A monk of the Oraea, 52-year-old Sharlon Kennoch, has caused a stir among the citizens of Ontranto in a recent outburst while in a hospital within the G6 District. After receiving treatment for an injury that has now left her bound to a wheelchair, Ms Kennoch was reported to enter a trance-like state, uncontrollably crying and levitating off the ground of the waiting room of the Velkska Ward.
There have been reports by eye witnesses that she became as luminous as the moon and as pale as its light. Her eyes took on a silvery tint before she fell back into the chair. The city lighting in the building suddenly became blindingly bright for a moment and then was suddenly restored. Ms Kennoch was seemingly unchanged by the event, now resting in her chair again, but now claimed that she was the Goddess incarnate.
It is now understood that Ms Kennoch has been placed under care and evaluation by healthcare professionals and scheduled to be visited by Church investigators. A protest line is already forming around the claimant’s ward by Oraea members, only permitting medical staff and friends and family of Ms Kennoch. Church members have been warned to stay away until an Orator or the Oraea has verified her claims first, angering many. It is suspected that the Oraea may try to extricate her under the watchful eye of the Church and the Royal Guard but due to her condition, this may be unlikely.
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