Editorials & Opinions

We’re not judging, but we just have to say… this section is for character’s point-of-views on matters in Eyr. These articles go beyond denizen reports, which are predominantly facts and unbiased observations, to include interpretations and opinions.

Black Molly Terror Must End

 

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Black Molly as seen invading the Deeper Reef

Black Molly has struck again…this time right near our reef. First the undead vengeful pirate arose at the Crone’s Eye with the help of a necromancer, then she attacked the market at the Ebon Reach, bringing back more of her crew. Then, from what I have heard, she then next landed at the base of Tilikambo – the home of the Asings – once again raising her dead crew from the earth. Finally, they went and attacked our own Deeper territory.

Ebon Reach…the Moei Asing…and now my own Kuvari’s Deep…I fear this dead pirate is attacking every single one of us, with Stormstead being the final target. It would make sense, because that is where Black Molly’s tortuous execution took place.

 

Pirate Beach Battle

Battle scene from the beach even as Deepers continued to battle from the waters.

This has to end. For too long we have endured Black Molly’s terror, and we must make sure she and her crew are laid to rest once and for all, before they have a chance to escape and cause terror amidst the open seas once more. It is a final battle I wish to partake in, not run away from. We must all show vigilance and be ready to leap into battle when called. Eyr is in danger, and I will not float around as our home is terrorized by the undead. So I plead to all of Eyr, join me in ending this threat, once and for all!

 

– Lady of the Sea


Story and pictures submitted OOCly by Supermeganick
Event Info:  http://www.mystsofeyr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=4413

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A Bright Flame Is Extinguished

A fire burned tonight upon the Moei Mound, though its light paled in comparison to the lost life it symbolizes.

 

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Ornith’s Funeral Pyre at the Moei Mound

The denizens of Eyr said goodbye to one of their own tonight; Ornith fell in a skirmish Monday night with Ebon Reach. To honor her life and memory, a pyre was constructed, and the shell that had once held the bright soul was cremated.

 

Ornith was many things to all of us – friend, mentor, beloved, wife, and Myan. Her calm demeanor diffused many tense moments, and her wisdom and caring oft times brought out the better side of those she spent time with.

It was hard not to like the quiet cleric, and so it is with heavy hearts that we gathered to wish her farewell.

The Moei Asing are not left completely leaderless, as Khanya Silongo and Juni Gynn will be doing their best to keep the faction going. Juni, representing the two Verdicts at the funeral, informed those gathered that she and Khanya will be filling in until Ame chooses another leader for the faction. She also issued a statement that, until further notice, anyone swearing fealty to the imp of Ebon Reach will not be welcome in Tilikambo.

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Summoning of Azifix and Ohm

2-dragon-images-modifiedYesterday a faun approached me and asked me to record her tale.  She had witnessed something in one of the lava caves on Mt. Azifix.  I was skeptical until I realized she was speaking of the dragon which had soared down the length of the Kuvari and back toward Tilikambo.  I saw this clearly.  His wings darkened the sky over the river and his bellowing cut through the air.  He sailed down over the village and returned to the Great Tree.  The tales are true.  Azifix has been awakened.  And not by a false Myan as Clovis suspected, but by Ornith herself.

The ancient tale of the dragons speaks of both Azifix and Ohm.  Clovis spoke of seeing Ohm’s shadow setting atop her mountain.  Tonight I visited the Myconid Cave within the heart of Mt. Ohm with a friend.  Deep gouges and scratches line the walls and floors of the cavern and the scent of dragon lies heavy in the air.  Also found was a smattering of small bloodstains.  The size of them indicating that the wounds were very minor or that perhaps the blood is not from the dragon. The spongy earth of the mushroom cave making it difficult to tell as the walls digest organic matter.

We saw that Azifix has awakened.  And now I believe we have proof that Ohm has resurfaced.  As Clovis stated.  “An angry dragon is a vengeful and hungry thing.”  What then of two?    The Asings have been Stormstead allies since the time of Governor Jil.  Tensions escalated however when Governor Dar’kuss rose to power.  He not only physically attacked the Myan but sought to sever ties with members of the Moei Asing and of Kuvari’s Deep.

  • Has the Myan decided to sever the alliance and loose the dragons upon us?
  • What is the plan behind all of this?
  • Or is there someone in the shadows pulling the strings?

I think it is time to seek answers.

Blanche Greyling
Craftmistress – Stormstead Faction


Submitted OOCLy by Blanche Fralto
Event Information:  “The Rise of the Reach.”  
http://www.mystsofeyr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=4069#p12396

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Fierce Battle or Overwhelming Slaughter?

Editorial Comment submitted by Blanche Greyling

The scent of death lies heavy in the air near one of the upper pools and an unmarked cave on Mt. Azifix.  Nearby plantlife is shredded and flattened from the ferocity of the battle.  Six dead wolves litter the ground around the pools and a nearby cave.  Six brutally killed and left to rot on the jungle floor.  No hides recovered, no bodies buried.  They were left for the jungle to cleanup.   

The carnage of this site shocks me still.  The sheer waste of the lives themselves and the bodies after.  Hides left untaken and bodies left to rot.  I have seen the damage that wolves can do and I admit that my loyalties are torn.  I had scented the signs around Tilikambo.   The animals were desperate, anxiety ridden, and lashing out. I don’t understand the underlying reason.  There was no full moon.  I just know that what I scented felt unnatural.  I don’t feel the wolves were truly at fault here.    

I am worried for those wolves and wolfkin remaining.  Will we fall subject to whatever overcame these wolves?  Will we become targeted next either by whatever affected the wolves or the people that killed them?  

blanche-greylingAre we entering a new phase of understanding with the Asing?  Who can tell.  But I do know this is a side of the natives I’ve not seen before.  And I admit it does give me pause – I remember the care Stormstead took to harvest trees from the jungle to honor the Asing god and maintain balance.  And now we see where animals have been slaughtered and their bodies left to litter the jungle floor. 

-Blanche Greyling
Hand Crafted Goods & Trades

 


Submitted OOCly by Blanche Fralto

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Pirate Terror Continues – But is it Only the Pirates We Must Fear?

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Black Molly, Guilty of Treason and Conspiracy.  Sentenced to Execution.

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.

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Battle Scene in front of Sage Advice

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.

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Ornith, Sage Advice Proprietor Abducted by Pirates

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

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A Citizen’s Cry to Put an End to Ebon Reach

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Editorial Corner

As a citizen of Stormstead I am frustrated and furious.  I want the dead to stay dead.  I want them deader.  I want the Reachers to crawl back in their hole and become victims to the Void they worship. I want to twist the undead inside out and upside down to spill out their innards to become fertilizer at my feet.  Then I want to spit on the remains before setting it all on fire.  And right now I would I would give everything I own to see that happen. I am not alone in these wishes.   Any Villager who has been here more than a week wants the same thing.

Stormstead village has been victimized yet again.  Valkyrie has been taken hostage suffering who knows what sorts of torture.   Amara Hendry remains in the Medica struggling for breath with damaged lungs. For what?  The Reach’s purpose unknown though the guardhouse appears to be the target.  Weaponry theft?  I think not.    They have more weapons at their disposal than we could hope to put together.   They wield spells, spiders and serpents with apparent impunity.  And now they have swords that emit toxins that damage our lungs and render us helpless and at their disposal.  The dead are using to target the living.  How do we fight this?  They are dead already which makes them impervious to most anything I can do.   

Our blood has been spilled and taken against our will and for evil purposes.  Our citizens have been attacked, poisoned, trapped, kidnapped, tortured, and held hostage.  Our own Governor became a victim to one of their pit traps not once but twice.  We have lost weapons and supplies.  Our Medica was sacked.  For what?  The dead have no need of healing.  It was a needless theft and destruction of items we work so hard to obtain and create.  But above all – we have lost lives.  At least one has died at the hands of Ebon Reach during the time I have been here.  Many more I’m sure I will never know about.  I wonder how many skeletons lie in those tunnels?

We know the names of at least two of the Lich villains.  Hikari and Malorum.  We know also know of a drider was involved in this last raid and a helmeted figure that has been recognized as being in the village before.  From here on out I believe we fire first and ask questions later.  Burn them.  That is one of the few avenues open.  At least if burned it takes them overnight to respawn.  Burn them and then take their tunnels.  

Every Villager needs to stand ready.  If you even suspect someone is of the Reach – raise the alarm.  Carry your weaponry with you at all times.  Don’t ask, don’t question, don’t hesitate.  Make the first strike against them count as it may be the only chance you get.  They are powerful.  We need to be more aggressive.  We need to make this vermin scuttle back beneath the ground where they belong.   They are already dead.  Now is the time to bury them.


 

Submitted by Mousey Brown

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The Smell of the Undead

People of Eyr.  Do ye smell that stank? It be the smell of the Undead!



Mal-Stankin up the Place

This one did see a man, hooded and cloaked, on the crafting dock. A missus named Blanche was present and done been brought low by his foulness. The hooded one carried an orb, a staff, and had skulls hanging from his belt. He called out with a message fer someone named Triana. Be safe, Triana. Yon stanky one says he’ll be back fer ya.

When I got closer, he looked to have one hand as only bones left. A lovely mer was present and must have been a priestess. For her pure light drove him off into the jungle. Beware jungle natives!

Mal-Stankin up the Place-2Nna Brings in the Water_CropAnother of the lovely merfolk did call forth the waters to rock the dock. Surely he woulda been taken into the depths of the waters had he not chosen to leave. 􀀂

All I gotta say about the hooded stank is good riddance!  Get gone!  Stay gone!  Go back to dead!  Got no use for yer!

 

Submitted by:  Trader of Information


Submitted OOCLy by Xunfryn Revnik (Rolan)

 

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Vanesse Speaks Out against Native Plots

Native plots.

So it seemed that were was a tiger lurking around after all… How convenient! Was it a coincidence or a planned attack? Stormstead is strong! And we won’t be scared by the insignificant threats thrown at us by the natives. Nothing will keep us from the jungle resources.

Vanesse Rumour Mill

Vanesse Whispersong

And now that the natives saw that they unleashed one of their Beasts, yet again, on our village! They try to control us, seclude us from the jungle. They warn us about a fake

menace, than made it real when we didn’t bite. They want to be seen as our trusted friends, but you must see between their lies, like I do.

And I ask you, good people of Stormstead what are they hiding within this forest? A treasure perhaps? Gold? Gemstones? Who knows… and how will we know if we don’t go and find out for ourselves.

We are of Stormstead, we survived this hostile, smelly jungle, and now it is ours! Let’s take our prize!

Vanessë Whispersong


 

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Sindali Returns? Or Propoganda to keep Villagers ‘in the village?’

Natives lies.

Is she back? After all these years of seclusion, the maneater tigress was said to have attacked a few natives near the entrance of the mines.  If she was so dangerous how did theses natives survive?

Sindali, mate of the great dire tigre Anzu, whom Henry Namingway, founder of our great Salty Swallow vanquished. It was said that Namingway returned in the jungle to finished off the tigress. Has he perished? The greatest hunter of Stormstead?

With the recent elections of the new governor, who knows what these savages would do to stir trouble within the hearts and minds of the good people of Stormstead? How can we trust them? First the Bastets, then they burned down the guards tower, after that they sent the elephants and now a man-eating tigress. I ask you people of Stormstead, when will this stop?

I tell you, good people of Stormstead, do not let their lies scare you.

Vanesse Whispersong

Vanesse Whispersong

Stormstead stands but Stormstead must endure no more. We must not let the natives contain us to the village!  We will take the fight to them, it is time for us to rise and show them who is the conqueror and who is the conquered.

Vanessë Whispersong


Submitted OOCly by Ekrubnire

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A Wild Man Revealed!

Wild Man Revealed

Newest Mill Correspondent, Gideon, has an update regarding the previously mentioned “Wild Man” who has been stalking, attacking and intimidating the Eyranese village folk. The mystery has finally unraveled itself. The Wild Man has been identified as none other than Dareth of Falconer, one of the refugees of the belated Mystara. A full report is detailed below:

Nearly a week had passed since the angry cry roared forth from the Medica and bounced it’s way about the fishing village and along the path of the river. One that took us time to find out more of this tale. Apparently the cry was from no other than the rumoured ‘Wild Man’, finally brought to justice. And by none other than the Naga Mizu and Lady Blanche Greyling. The unlikely pair of vigilantes led a surge into the jungle one night to capture the Wild Man to end the spying and purported extortion the man had been bringing against Lady Greyling. A skillfully drawn arrow and subsequent tackle brought the three crashing down to the Crafter’s docks from the hill above, knocking the man unconscious with an arrow protruding from his backside. Mizu and Blanche suffered no more than bruises and a few abrasions, though all were dizzy from the fall. The Wandering Wizard, Elendil Olorin, spotted the fracas and came to lend his assistance. He cast a curious suspension spell which allowed the group to transport the unconscious man to the Medica, where he was treated and subsequently bound for interrogation for when he awoke.

Dareth of Falconer is the man identified as the Wild Man and apparently he has been calling Eyr his home for the last several years. Though from what we were told, he was not aware of it being Eyr until his prior capture of the Lady Blanche Greyling weeks before. It took several hours of interrogation for this information to come forth and even rumors of further injuries to his person. Blanche herself lead the questioning, accompanied by her siren friend, Alithia. Screams, shouting and the sound of gritty male laughter was heard coming from the Medica. The man may have been able to hold out against them but in the course of the interrogation, they finally got out who he was. More was believed said of his ordeals here in Eyr but no one would speak further on the matter.

At the moment all we know is that somehow this man survived the wild jungle on his own for a number of unknown years. Far from the village we call home and lost in a pit of survival against the natives of this land, only recently finding the village before kidnapping the Lady Blanche for questioning.

A truce has been declared between Dareth and the Lady Greyling. There will be no more spying or extortion for safe passage (again – purported). She even agreed to return his shield and spear which had been lost in the altercation. Blanche did, however, take return of her arrow.

When questioned after the interrogation, Blanche would not admit to any wrongdoing or inhumane practices. Only that,
“Dareth and I have a truce. We have an agreement. If he had used a bar of soap this all might have been avoided as I might have recognized him sooner. But that is water under the bridge now. He is a man of his word and now that I have it I will trust him on that. I hope there will be no further problems between us.”

So there you have it. Hopefully an arrow to the rear will serve as a proper ending to the short reign of terror Dareth subjected our sleepy village to.

-Gideon, Rumour Mill Correspondant


Commentary and imagery written and designed by Farah Hannu.
Report co-written by Blanche Fralto and Dom MacArthur with permission of Angeloflifelight Resident, Keirebu Resident, and Mizuze Resident.

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