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Cosena's Triumphal Gate is Completed
Cosena's Triumphal Gate is Completed

In the Veromani capital of Cosena today, a day of celebration was announced by Doge Griseldo Herizzi to commemorate the completion of the Triumphal Gate, the new northern entrance into the city. Shops were ordered closed and parades were held down the main avenue of the city.

The gate took three years to build and is made of basalt and marble, with gold trimmings. Giuseppe Segni, famed Veromani artist and rumored favorite of the Doge himself, contributed to many of the bas reliefs displayed on the gate. The Doge marked this gate as a gift to every citizen of Veromani. "It is a symbol of our great artistic talent and marks the hard work and fervor which every person in this great kingdom puts forth every single day."

Giant Eel Spotted in Caldawader Moors

A giant eel is said to be terrorizing the swamps of Caldawader Moors. Twenty-three people have been killed they the creature. Skiffs have been capsized and huts have been demolished.

Certain witnesses claim that the eel is over 30 feet in length, but there is some dispute. Regardless of the actual size of the monster, the moors are, in fact, quite dangerous. Avoid travel through this area unless absolutely necessary.

Navy Calls up Reserves

Fleet Admiral Parieth of Vevonne has called up some reserves from Corlis to augment the Third Fleet, as several ship's crews have been taken ill with an unknown disease. The Admiral emphasizes that the defense of Vevonne is not in danger, and will be using the reservists in training exercises originally scheduled for later in the year.

"This is a great opportunity to test the new rigging on our ships from the Torquan shipyard. We are excited at this opportunity," said Admiral Parieth.

Sahaugin Raids Continue in Conant

Another Sahaugin raid has occurred in Conant. Very few survived to relate the horror that they experienced. This makes the eighth raid this year.

Trained Warmage Available for Work

Crik Garrphale of Stromschtein has successfully completed the seven year magical training course at Glowerstein Precipice. He is now available for hire. Inquiries can be made through the law offices of Futlshy and Cobalih in the city of Catenosy, Principality of Radcolm. Only serious employers need apply.

New Heir in Kroenig

The ruling family of Rorasin have finally had a child after 12 years of marriage. A collective sigh of relief was heard throughout Kroenig on the day of presentation. Princess Chamassa was named the official heir of the Kingdom at the same time.

One local fisherman remarked, "Ah was sure we would never see a babe in the castle, 'cause it took so long. It's good news to have an Heir again."

Another resident commented, "She sure is cute. I know she will be a great Ruling Queen when she grows up."

Festivals and celebrations are scheduled for the next seven weeks in honor of the occasion.

 
   

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