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~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ The Elanthian Journal Edition #28 ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ The following articles of interest are contained herein: 1 ........................ SISTERS OF BLIGHT THWARTED 2 ........................ FROST ACRES OPENS NEW STORES! 3 ........................ BLIND PROPHET LEADS ADVENTURERS ON MIND QUEST 4 ........................ GAMBLING NIGHT A SUCCESS! 5 ........................ ADVERTISEMENTS 6 ........................ MERCHANT CHASE 7 ........................ SUBMISSION GUIDELINES ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ SISTERS OF BLIGHT THWARTED ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Dateline: Day 20 of Eonatos: Elanthia What evil lurks deep in the blackest heart of the woods? That question was answered when the Sisters of Blight crept out to take revenge on the civilized races for incursions to theirterritory. The devilish crones summoned up strange creatures called "treants" to wreak havoc on Wehnimer's Landing, Icemule, Kharam-Dzu, River's Rest, and the Elvish cities, Ta'Illistim and Ta'Vaalor. Only Zul Logoth was spared (perhaps because of the absence of plants larger than fungus and lichen.) The treants were soon busy scattering spores throughout the towns. The spores infected the local plant and animal life, creating monsters that invaded the towns and attacked anything that moved (and many things that didn't). These proceedings did not go unnoticed by Imaera, who called upon her faithful to gather information about the crones and the treants. Heeding her call, adventurers began to investigate the strange occurances, and to fight the hordes of blighted tumbleweeds, creepers, and other plants that attempted to take over the towns. But tragedy struck when one brave cleric of Jastev was kidnapped by the treants. His fate is still unknown. Finally, a pilgrimage was made to Imaera's shrine to seek more help from the Mistress of Nature. She promised help, and none too soon, for the treants had planted strange green growths in each town that grew into vile blobs. These blobs emitted waves of pure evil energy that terrified many, and caused others to spontaneously bleed. Not long after the pilgrimage, paladins of Imaera, Eonak, Oleani, and Phoen, appeared to help the towns. Rumor has it that a V'tullan Paladin also joined, for the greater glory of his patron. Together these holy "fists" managed to purify the treants, turning them back into gentle tree herders, and to rout the Sisters of Blight. At this time, the priest of Jastev remains missing. Any information regarding his whereabouts should be forwarded to the Elanthian Journal. ~Nellida Dashovath, pert journalist ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ FROST ACRES OPENS NEW STORES! ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Dateline: Day 21st of Eoantos, 5104: none The city officials of the Isle of Frost Acres have just recently uncovered their latest expansions to the city's landscape! In order to further attract citizens to their Isle and improve resident's quality of life the Isle authorities have now opened up a new Town Hall with lockers available to visitors and a Citizenship Office which all those willing to take up residency can now make it official! Other new grand openings are the Isle's first neighborhood ripe with plots of land to build your home on, plus a new market area for qualified citizens to try their hand at merchanting with the opening of their own shops! The officials of Frost Acres continue to work hard and raise budgets to allow further improvements to the Island hoping to bring more tourists and perhaps permanent residents as time goes on! -Grums Strumsbelly- Scholar of Biblia ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ BLIND PROPHET LEADS ADVENTURERS ON MIND QUEST ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Dateline: Day 18 of Eonatos:Eryael's Mind Details are sketchy, but it said that the blind prophet Ulstram made an appearance recently. He quietly gathered a group of adventurers and led them on a metaphysical journey into the mind of Eryael, avatar of Mularos. One can only imagine the horrors they encountered within the twisted brain of the rose-wielding priest. Could they hear the screams of his victims, the tormented weeping that he so treasured from his followers? What visions of pain and mutilation greeted them on this dread quest? Those of us fortunate enough to escape this quest may thankfully never know. Suffice it to say that the brave group managed to pass through all obstacles to the very center of Eryael's being. Once there, Ulstram was able to bind Eryael into a deep sleep. It appears that the pale priest has been neutralized, at least for a time. At the risk of losing our journalistic objectivity, we hope that it is a good long while indeed. ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ GAMBLING NIGHT A SUCCESS! ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Dateline: Day 21st of Eoantos, 5104: Wehnimer's Landing On the 13th of Eoantos, Moonshine Manor held their third Gambling Night at a Wayside Inn table! The game was called "The Crooked Edge" and hosted by Lord Fremie Dractila. The dice rolled for nearly three hours and some people walked away with millions in profit! Regretting you stayed away? Don't miss Moonshine Manor's fourth Gambling Night shortly after the new year! We hope to see you all there! ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ ADVERTISEMENTS ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Dateline: Day 24th of Eoantos, 5104 SHEATHS, SCABBARDS AND AXE FROGS OH MY! On behalf of Moonshine Manor, High Lord Dredroberts is offering his sheathmaking services to anyone needing the job done! Dredroberts is also a talented skinner and can provide the materials needed if you don t have them yourselves! For further questions, pricing or more information, please seek out Dredroberts usually within Wehnimer's Landing! ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ MERCHANT CHASE ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Dateline: Day 24 of Eoantos, 5104 Choovy will arrive at noon today (Niiman, day 25 of Eonatos, Elven time) at a location hidden in the puzzle below. He will spin for ten customers. To solve the puzzle, find ALL the words below in the word chart. Some letters will be left over. Those letters will spell out the clue to Choovey's location. Good luck! T O R C H Y H I B I S C U S P L A N T A S B O A L A R D I I F L O W E R I D U R S I S T E R S O F B L I G H T C K K M A B T E D I R T U P L Y M I L S Y E H B E E T B I G O D E L E V I R H S F S E L B W E U T S W E E T P O T A T O V I N E D R R S E R P M I R K U M I R A T E I W E E S H F Y L I L Y A D S G N O W E L E R D W B N I A T O X I C E G F R I O E E E I E O W T N R U O M H T U M T R H F D V P E L D E T T O P S R I W U Q G I N A O S T B S S O R E P E E R C E L P P I R C L V E T R U M P E T C R E E P E R H D E S I L V E R L A C E V I N E K N A R I M O N I A R D A L Y O L K A R G A K A A I L E V I P E R A R R O D N Y W G V E L L S R A M H G A D I L A R E T R E A N T S A E Z O O E N I V E L K N I W I R E P S W O L V E R I N E S A N D C H E R R Y N L A D R I A L S I C K L Y G N I T T O R Treants: Loy, Muthmourn, Navsh, Ongs, Quwir, Seti, Stek, Tofui, Twirg Sisters of Blight: Idrala, Ladrai, Ladrial, Laidra, Ralida Paladins: Aslo, Daghmar, Gwyndorra, Kagrak, Mirkumir, Ukeforge Bittersweet vine, day lily, direwolf, feline, fetid, ooze, periwinkle vine, putrid, rank, ripple creeper, rose bush, rotting, sandcherry, shriveled, sickly, silver lace vine, slime-covered bear, slimy, spider webs, spotted, sweet potato vine, torchy hibiscus plant, toxic, trumpet creeper, tumbleweed, vile blob, viper, wolverine, yarrow plant ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ SUBMISSION GUIDELINES ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Submissions should be limited to 6 body paragraphs of no more than 100 words each. Each submission should start with a title, be followed with a dateline, and should end with the author's signature. Please check your submission for proper spelling and grammar before sending it. All submissions should involve factual events. We will accept no silly nursery stories, histories or educational articles about the weather. If you would like to submit an article along those lines, please do so to our sister publication, the Elanthian Times. All submissions should be received by Leyan in order to be published by Feastday. CLASSIFIEDS: Classifieds are free and a good way to advertise your auctions and events or to find something whether it be love, a lost dog or a servant. DISCLAIMER: While the staff of the Elanthian Journal make every effort to ensure that the events presented within are FACTUAL, there will always be some amount of speculation until all details of events are revealed with the passage of time. We will continue to make every effort to report ACTUAL happenings, however any theories or speculation on the details of these events may very well prove INACCURATE. The Elanthian Journal is edited by a very talented staff, including Tierus, Elvinyouth, Alisaire, Augie, Cappurnicus, Kondalor, Mythala, Plur, and Turinrond. If you are interested in joining the editorial staff, please send a note to the address below. CONTACT INFORMATION: If you have any questions or comments, please send a note to the new editorial staff care of GS4-Roxia@play.net. If you wish to submit an article, you may do so using the form at https://www.play.net/gs4/journal_submission.asp