((OOC Disclaimer: Thank you for reading the ToT special. If you would like something added in future works feel free to send me a PM or poke me on discord. In order for me to avoid involuntarily metagaming I kindly ask that the request is delivered as follows:Coastal Chronicles - Eleasis 1358 DR Year of the Shadow
The silence of the Gods and the chaos of the Weave still plague the Realms.
Increased attacks of lycanthropes are recorded on the Coast. Rumors say that this is due to the presence of Malar's avatar. Meanwhile, increased snowstorms in the Cloud Peaks cause rumors of the presence of the Frostmaiden to spread.
The undead that dwell in the Fields of the Dead, once organized and guided by an unseen power, are now completely out of control due to the steady decline of the magic taking hold of them. Driven only by the urge to extinguish all life, these creatures have been seen several times in the northern Ducal Lands.
An impressive package of measure to increase security is put in place by Triel after consistent donations from the Order of the Radiant Heart and other factions of Baldur's Gate. The new trespass law is making farming safer in the area.
In Baldur's Gate Eon Eyzt, the third son of House Eyzt, is offering a reward for the return of a valuable recipe book and a short sword, stolen from the family in unknown circumstances.
Cases of people suddenly departing to pay off their debts are circulating around Baldur's Gate.
A giant spider is plaguing the Cloakwoods. Large numbers of the goblin races have also been found probably slain by this odd beast.
Negotiations continue around the Friendly Arms hamlets about working practices in the forest trades.
Further north, the trading ship Winterwind of Neverwinter is lost at sea, likely due to pirate activities.
Land caravans around Beregost have gone missing in the night.
The Zhentarim forces cross the River Reaching, albeit moving at a slower pace due to the more effective tactics of the Lords Alliance, the scarcity of supplies and the Silence of the Gods. In the Sunset Vale, the farm raids perpetrated by the Zhentarim forces continue, while the army moves towards Darkhold to break the siege. Darkhold still stands, despite a collapsed section of the walls.
In Amn, rewards are offered to those who capture unregistered arcanists.
1st Eleasis, Uldoon's Trail - A trader from Triel is ambushed, bringing the recent record of safe travel to an end.
1st Eleasis, Ulgoth's Beard - A prominent farmer near Ulgoth’s Beard, subject of recent threats over his aggressive land buy policy, is found poisoned.
2nd Eleasis, Baldur's Gate - By decree of the Dukes, for the duration of one year, a stipend is granted to the most vulnerable citizen of Baldur's Gate. This decree, called the Common Courtesy, is met with mixed feelings. Strongly supported by the Commons, it is met with dread by the representatives of the Chalice of Siamorphe, fearing this would encourage people to not work. The Triadic Collective has mixed feeling, with strong support from the Ilmatari on one side, and concerns over fairness from the Tyrrans. The Prosperity League seems to have no opinion about it, mostly focusing on promoting the freedom to worship the evil deities dogma in Ducal Lands.
2nd Eleasis, South of Beregost - A gargantuan blue snake appears south of Beregost. The creature causes violent bursts of Wild Magic and the appearance of elementals of all elements and creatures that respond to the description of white slaadi. It "devoures the earth" and then disappears below ground.
3rd Eleasis, Beregost - The town decrees no refuge will be offered to the arcanists fleeing from Amn. The town will maintain a neutral position on the matter.
4th Eleasis, Scornubel - A battle takes place between three silver dragons and the black dragon Vuthairmalsvirjhank. The black is defeated, although one of the silver dragon perishes in the battle.
5th Eleasis, Baldur's Gate - House Divine opens its doors for an exhibition of art created by local Baldurian artists.
5th Eleasis, South of Nashkel - An explosion erupts while a group of prisoner is being escorted to their execution, leaving some wounded. A woman is killed after stepping in front of a wagon.
5th Eleasis, Waterdeep - A battle ensues between the Moonmaiden and the Lady of Loss. Selune is rumored to have the upper-hand, forcing Her sister to retreat.
6th Eleasis, Baldur's Gate - A ceremony is held in honor of Priestesses Tia'tae and Danya, who passed in the untimely destruction of the Halls.
7th Eleasis, Baldur's Gate - The common populace identifying with the Mystran faith has starts protests in front of the local Temple of Helm in the Palace District.
7th Eleasis, South of Beregost - A meeting of the practitioners of the Art takes place to discuss the current amnian stance. At some point, conflict sparks due to the presence of necromancers and undead, although the latter are defeated. According to the witnesses, a duel takes place between a dreadknight and a member of the Triadic Collective, although in the end the former retreats north after collecting the symbols from the necromancers. The Bladestone Foundation agrees to give shelter to the persecuted mages and five of them are escorted to Warrior's Rest.
13th Eleasis, Tantras - After tormenting the Dalelands, Bane moves towards Tantras. A battle takes place between Torm and Bane's avatars. In order to defeat the empowered tyrant, the Loyal Fury reaches out to His clergy on Toril and gives them the choice to sacrifice themselves to empower Him against His foe. Alexander Holgart, Simon Sainteclaire and Thomas Garlendt are only some of those who make this noble sacrifice, dissolving into gold dust. Both deities perish in the strife, but a sense of relief washes over the realms with the realization that the Tyrant is no more.
15th Eleasis, Baldur's Gate - A giant flesh monster appears in the Palace District and attacks the Vale Estate. With the aid of many, including the Flaming Fist, the flesh monster is destroyed, though not before dissolving an unfortunate soldier.
15th Eleasis, Sword Coast - Suddenly, various people drop dead for no apparent reason. In Baldur's Gate itself, over 57 persons, mostly humans and halflings, are affected. It is believed that this is related to the Godswar.
15th Eleasis, Lion's Way - The Green Enclave is banished from the premises of Warrior's Rest, after a disagreement over the Bladestone's Foundation project to build an outpost in the beach south of Candlekeep.
17th Eleasis, Zhentarim controlled lands - A coup orchestrated by Manshoon takes place after the death of Bane. The members of the banite clergy are assassinated, although Fzoul Chembryl is rumored to have fled.
18th Eleasis, Cloakwoods - Hedge Knight Yuri Lichelina comes across a cave filled with spiders, although he finds no trace of the giant spider that is rumored to be stalking the woods.
20th Eleasis, Baldur's Gate - The Grand Opening of River Steel's Bibliotheca takes place in the Eastern Farmlands.
21st Eleasis, Greenest - A group of adventurers is attacked by minotaurs outside the settlement. Although the creatures are pushed back, it is unknown where they came from.
23rd Eleasis, Lion's Way - The dispute between the Bladestone Foundation and the Green Enclave is solved and the ban lifted.
26th Eleasis, Cloakwoods - According to the local rumors, Hedge Knight Yuri Lichelina finds a well leading to a cave full of spiders and drow hunters.
Author's note: if anything is incorrect or missing, do not hesitate to contact me.
Scribe Edelgarde Spades
- Either IC (missive or in game if you prefer)
- Or OOC with a link to the relevant rumor post in the forum
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