The toll taken by the Aradian pirates has been a harsh one. One that was dealt with in even harsher measures. Stormstead citizens met on Tuesday to watch justice be served and then watched in shocked horror as Stormstead’s Guard provided armed protection while the Captain of the Guard tortured and killed the pirate hostage. What has been billed as an execution to serve justice, turned into a bloodthirsty spectacle.
The pirates have taken prisoners and attacked and stolen from businesses. We were lucky to get our own Governor back. But what of the others? We know Lady Ornith was taken during the attack against Sage Advice. This was a savage battle that engulfed the area near the apothecary and the Mystfolk Mound. An enraged bear entered into the fray adding even more confusion. But in the end? All the pirates were dead save for the one which escaped with Ornith. The quiet-spoken elven woman is known throughout the island for her kindness and healing capabilities as well as her knowledge of plantlife and herbs. Ornith was not only the proprietor of Sage Advice but had also helped many through her service to the Medica and the bookstore. Her loss is felt heavily. Her friends and allies deeply worried.
Another who has gone missing is Adrianne Parkin, proprietor of the Gnome Depot. Was she taken as well? She has not been seen since the pirates looted the Depot getting away with two boatloads of hard-to-obtain goods and severely depleting the store’s stock. Rumors continue to circulate, we all wonder and fear. Where are the pirates and what is to happen next?
This reporter does not know the future. Everyone is poised for another attack. Fear is in the air. And tensions in the village are high. People are wary even of each other. Have the pirates left the area? Will we ever see those who have been taken again? What has happened to our own form of justice here within the village? Can we trust those that wield the power? It is apparent we have far greater problems to solve than what has been presented with the pirates. We will have to wait to see how it plays out.
— Blanche Greyling
Submitted OOCly by Blanche Fralto