The Lerilin Breeze
THE LERILIN BREEZE
Vol 14, No 9, Fighting Moon, 452
Welcome back, dear readers, welcome back. The flurry of events in this momentous year did not let up with the advent of the Fighting Moon. Oh blessed moon, cursed moon! It is not normally a time known for good tidings, but the miserable trend only continued in this year, to put it lightly. Still, not even the most terrible of moons could ever stop us in our quest for truth, for knowledge, and for beauty. So, you guessed it: breathe in deep, and take in the invigorating air of The Lerilin Breeze!
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THE LERILIN BREEZEVol. 11, No. 1, Waking Moon, 449
Lady Moon stirs and rises from her long slumber, and life begins to blossom again in the quaint little village by the sea. It is a friendly place; it is a sleepy place. It is a place where the people smile and wave as you pass them by in the street, where the rhythms of life are steady but never speedy. Where even the very ants are content to stay inside their cozy homes in the hills, with not a care for the wars and grandeur palaces of their northern cousins. Breathe in deep, and take in the invigorating air of... The Lerilin Breeze.
DIGEST OF EVENTSJoyous celebrations rang in the new year all night long at The Roasted Barley. The wildly popular half-price creme ale sale attracted townsfolk far and wide—a shame that it lasted but one night! Astonishingly, no bar fights were reported this time around, and we are quite confident that a good time was had by all. By sun-up, all the excitement had died down, and the town quietly returned to normal.
In other news, local favorite Nyatha Bark has returned to the scene with a bang. The lovable Maralian terrier slipped her leash on the one hundred and fourteenth day of the Waking Moon in the year of Elara, four hundred and forty-nine, leading owner Geofric on a merry chase all around the village. She was apprehended outside the Ant Hill by a small hunting party that happened to be in the area. It seemed that Nyatha had been on another of her treasure hunts: she is reported to have dug up a chest containing two brand new, single-gem protection rings. The rings were kept by the hunters, and Nyatha was returned safely to Geofric. It would prove to be only the first of Nyatha's adventures this moon (more information to come in the future, as it appears).
And while we're on the subject, congratulations are in order for Geofric and Marigold, who are now expecting their fourth child! It remains to be seen whether the happy family will need to once again expand their living space. Some of our readers probably remember the construction of the current house in year four hundred and thirty-nine, when the couple had just given birth to their third child. Ten years later, the house still claims the distinction of being the last construction project ever attempted inside the village. And since there is still a vacancy in the former post of Mayor Palmer—may Elara rest his soul—it is uncertain how such a project would be approved and/or carried out. For those curious, be on the lookout for future editions of the Breeze. We wager that you'll fall in love with our continuous and comprehensive coverage of the events and goings-on that matter to you, dear reader.
But before we move on, don't forget: any sightings of loose Maralian terriers should be reported right away to Geofric and Marigold, at the house behind the forge. And if the terrier should start digging a hole in your midst, pay close attention, with your lockpicking sets at the ready. And for the love of all things good and holy, keep any pet rats well out of sight!
A dangerous encounter.
Now for the next event, we are momentarily forced to set aside levity. For on the one hundred and sixty-first day, a gang of marauding brigands was spotted dangerously close to the village, just southwest of the Circle of Friends guild hall. A pair of hunters came swiftly to the scene, having been alerted to the brigands' presence by a concerned worker ant. The hunters eliminated the brigands and destroyed the campsite, finding a silver long sword and a long bow of speed among the spoils.
Despite its alarming nature, we currently believe the event to be an isolated incident. For one thing, follow-up searches failed to uncover anything else out of the ordinary. For another thing, the brigands were not wearing any badges, and so their presence is likely unrelated to the recent revival of Black Hand activity. In fact, the last reported sighting of brigands on the continent dates back to the Fighting Moon, and only then at the faraway hall of the Red Battalion.
All villagers are advised to remain calm, yet always vigilant, particularly as the moon begins to grow red with blood. Try as we might, we cannot deny it: the many atrocities inflicted on our village in the early part of this decade will remain a painful memory for a long time to come. We simply cannot afford any more tragedies. But tremble not, dear reader. We are well past any form of threat from the Blood Crusade brigands, the Bloodfang, the Blood Cult, and anyone else who dares affix the word "blood" to the front of their name. And should any of them show their cowardly faces again in our midst, they will find that we are not so easily cowed—indeed, I heard once from a learned man, that Lerilin is sometimes called the cradle of heroes. Assuredly I say to you: any who attempt to do us wrong, will find out exactly why it is so!
Thankfully, the remainder of the waning moon unfolded largely without incident. As we go to print, however, rumors are beginning to surface of a freak snail infestation just outside town. We have no further information at this early juncture, and are attempting to reach the guards for an official statement. Perhaps Janister's fish stew experiments have gone horribly wrong again, or perhaps one of our fishermen had a leaky delivery. As always, only time will tell!
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Note from the editor: the positions and viewpoints of our partners in the advertisement segment do not necessarily equate to those of the Lerilin Breeze or any of its editors (though we must say, we do rather enjoy the aroma of roses that lingers in the foyer).
And that's all we have for you today! We look forward to serving you even more fully in the future, with our renewed commitment to community engagement initiatives just getting underway. So much more, we have in store.
But until next time, dear reader: have courage, and press on mightily!
- Sulovir Soryn the First