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Daily Tattler

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:13 pm
by City Guard
Getting Hitched?

Stone-faced, cold-hearted, antisocial, unapproachable. When people think of the Good Captain of our City Guard, these are the kinds of words one hears most often.

That's why, when citizens spotted captain Camulous Smithson and doctor Metarie Sehkhara holding hands, speculations and gossip spread like wildfire. Well known for her gentleness and caring, Metarie seems like the polar opposite of the stoic captain, and the news has some people taken aback.

"I saw them walking to her home together. She was clinging to his arm like a lovesick girl and you could practically see hearts in his eyes," said one citizen who chose not to be named. "There's no doubt in my mind they're seeing each other. To think, him with a full blooded elf! Never thought I'd see the day."

Some citizens were more defensive about the subject.

"Why do people have to make a big deal out of his personal life just because he's the captain? He's a person too, you know." Said Kel Smith, blacksmith and neighbour. "I didn't ask why they were together. It's none of my business, and it's none of yours."

Guardsmen refused to comment on their captain's doings. "The lady Sehkhara and the captain have a right to privacy as much as anyone else."

Fire in the Red Chalice

There is no peace for our neighbours to the East. Following last week's harrowing reports of a raid by brigands who ransacked farms and left at least two people dead and the well known Red Chalice In in ruins, the tavern has lived up to its cursed reputation yet again.

"I just had it rebuilt, and that giant blue ball thing the city keeps employed tore through everything. I barely got out with my life, and the place STILL got set on fire. It isn't right." Complained tavern owner Fegrin Burlumnyr. "What is the point of sending in a monster like that if it's just going to destroy everything anyway?"

Further details on the incident are sketchy. "I don't know what happened. Some guy tried to rob me - again - and I ended up unconscious - again."

Guardsmen refuse to speculate on the culprit and the blue ball in question, who is identified only as Gizmo, could not be reached for comment.

"You won't complain about that thing when it's helping you fight off a troll," was all the Good Captain had to say about it.

Walling Ourselves In?

We have unconfirmed rumours that the city is planning to organize a large scale project that would have Marn surrounded by a defensive wall. City officials would not confirm or deny these rumours, and as usual we, the citizens, are left in the dark.

Military Tactics professor Zwert Lumibryn suggests the rumours are unfounded. "There is a reason the founders never bothered with big walls. Any attacking force needs only to cut off our supply chain from Shim to doom our entire city. I very much doubt that our guard, which specializes in mobility and flexibility, would support such a misguided effort."