Nuwmont 13: Traldarans seek refuge
Description: Traladaran refugees from villages in the Atlan Tepes arrive in Kelvin and notify the inhabitants that eighty villages in the north-eastern region of the Atlan Tepes were obliterated and that twenty four thousand Traladarans had been killed in three days of Humanoid Attacks.
What is going on? Humanoids are becoming organized under leaders. Some of these will be Thyatians looking to seize property and wealth, others simply forcing the Human population out of the region.
What the PCs can do: They might be employed to go into the North East to put down the Humanoid Warbands.
Nuwmont 23: Krakatos Burns
Description: The town of Krakatos is burned by unidentified mob of Thyatians and its fortifications pulled down. Traladarans living there are forced to flee. Numerous Rapes and deaths occur during the evictions.
What is going on? The community of Krakatos is abandoned and becomes a ruin.
What the PCs can do: They can try and save lives.
Vatermont 19: Disarming the Rabble
Location: In communities all across Karameikos
Description: In the village of Verge and in other places, the government demands all weapons from the Traladaran populations.
What is going on? Traladarans are stripped of weapons on the grounds that they pose a threat to Thyatian Authority.
What the PCs can do: If they are Traladarans, they will be told to surrender their weapons.
Kladmont 3: The Black Eagle goes to War
Location: The Black Eagle Barony
Description: Two hundred horsemen ride out from the Black Eagle Barony under the Banner of Von Hendriks and heads north west toward the Five Shires.
What is going on? The Baron of Black Eagle is beginning an assault on Wereskalot in the five shires. The community is a nest of Traladaran Refugees who are shipping weapons to Traladarans and aiding the escape of Traladarans from his Barony.
What the PCs can do: They can if they are friends of the five shires warn them that the Baron is coming.
Vatermont 8: He fell on his own dagger...
Description: The Wizard Krollan, a counsellor of Duke Stefan, is murdered while wandering through the great Marketplace. Witnesses report that he seemed to collapse surrounded by a crowd of people. Some thought it was a stroke until they saw the Dagger.
What is going on? The Veiled Society is proving to Duke Stephan that they can get anyone, anywhere and the Duke's Minions are all too vulnerable.
What the PCs can do: The PCs might be employed to infiltrate the Veiled Society.
Vatermont 8: Swords of the Black Eagle
Location: Black Eagle Barony
Description: Bargle's Humanoids begin making their way across the Blight Swamp to strike at the Halfling lands to conduct raids. The Baron himself dispatches half of his knights to take a short cut through Achelos Woods...while he strikes the Shires at the Border.
What is going on? Baron Black Eagle conducts a second Raid into the Shires. Unfortunately this time large numbers of his troops are lost in the Achelos Woods to what ever it is that dwells there. The Humanoids crossing Blight Swamp are met by Halfling Troops.
What the PCs can do: They can help the Shires stop the Black Eagle Baron and his minions.
Sviftmont 12: The Raddlebb Massacres
Location: Isolated Farms and Villages south of Fort Radlebb.
Description: An army of Thyatians ride into a village, set it on fire, and Slaughter its citizens in the Streets to the last child before looting it of its valuables.
What is going on? Beginning this day are the Radlebb Massacres. Twenty five thousand Traladarans are murdered massacred by Thyatians Soldiers from Radlebb Keep and Troops from the Black Eagle Barony as Baron Von Hendrik's own Knights participate in the slaughter.
What the PCs can do: If they are Heroes who happen to in the area they can get people to safety and try to save lives.
Nuwmont 1: That is an Order
Description: After a heated 'discussion' with the Halfling Ambassador with regards to his lack of control over his Cousin in the West, Duke Stephan orders Baron von Hendriks to cease and desist in his private border war with the Five Shires.
What is going on? Stephan has been publicly reminded that ignoring what his Cousin is up to is not going to work. He is forced to order his Cousin to end his conflict with the Five Shires.
What the PCs can do: They can be called on to deliver the bad news to Baron Von Hendriks. Likewise they can be instructed to investigate the fact that the 'Traladaran rebels' being given shelter in the Shires are infact refugees fleeing acts of Genocide in Western Karameikos.
Thaumont 1: A Sorceress rising
Description: Halia Vorloi decides to take up adventuring today. She signs on with a merchant-wizard travelling by Wagon to Darokin.
What is going on? Halia Vorloi has run away from home to become a Wizard and Adventurer. Her instructor is a travelling Merchant.
What the PCs can do: They might sign on with the Merchant to escort the Caravan to the far away city of Darokin.
Yarthmont 24: A Shopping trip to Thyatis
Location: Fort Doom
Description: Von Hendriks takes with him to Thyatis sixty five thousand gold pieces looted from Traladarans across the Raddlebb Region during the Radlebb Massacre. The Gold is a small portion of the 'abandoned goods' of the Traladarans.
What is going on? Von Hendriks is taking his share of gold looted from the Traladarans in the Radlebb region who were massacred on holiday. Because they were 'not alive to claim their goods' their goods were collected by the Baron's men. He is popping off to Thyatis to go shopping.
What can the PCs do? If they are the Baron's Men they might escort him and his gold. If they are Pirates (or Traladarans) they might find out that he is going to be moving his gold by boat and attack his ship.
Vatermont 23: Guild Ambassador arrives
Description: Aladan Voll, Ambassador for the Minrothad Guilds arrives in Specularum. In an altercation on the Docks, he is set upon by a band of toughs. After the fight he seeks a bathhouse where he can get cleaned up and by the end of the day he delivers his credentials to the Duke.
What is going on? An Ambassador representing the Minrothad Guilds has been sent to the Grand Duchy of Karameikos. The Toughs attacking him on the Docks were involved in an attempt to loot his personal good.
What the PCs can do: They might come to the rescue of the future Ambassador.
Yarthmont 20: Fire!
Description: late in the evening a fire begins in a bakery in the old Quarter and quickly spreads to several other buildings. By the time anyone notices, it is jumping from building to building as though they were doused in fuel.
What is going on? The fire is part illusion - part real. The whole thing is designed to serve as a distraction while Robbers break into a Jeweller's residence and loot his valuables.
What the PCs can do: They might be putting out an illusionary fire when they notice the robbers exiting the Jewellers.
Nuwmont 1: At last the Power is mine...
Description: In a surprise announcement to most, Yarol, a Traladaran, is appointed the Minister of State.
What is going on? Yarol, long suffering Secretary of Minister Bertran Cordelius is declared Minister of State by Duke Stephan.
What the PCs can do: If they are agents of Olivia's spy ring, they might be called on to spy on Yarol and the people he associates with.
Nuwmont 10: A Viking lands at Specularum
Description: Gunter Schonberg arrives in Specularum.
What is going on? Gunter Schonberg is Ambassador for the Northern Reaches.
What the PCs can do: They might encounter the Ambassador in a Tavern brawl a few hours before he must present his credentials to the Duke.
Nuwmont 12: Von Hendriks makes trouble
Description: The Traladaran leaders Adran Tiblis and Ishar khan are slain during the night in the village of Rifflain by Humanoids.
What is going on: These humanoids are not the usual barbaric peoples. They are carrying a map of the village with the houses of Adran and Khan marked. This is an assassination by the Baron Von Hendriks.
What the PCs can do: If they are in Rifflain, they might be called on to investigate the killings, or even prevent the murders.
Vatermont 23: Your inaction has ramifications
Description: A note is anonymously sent to the Duchess holding her responsible for the massacres of Traladarans near Luln. If these activities continue the activities of the Duchess and her secret police will be exposed to the Duke and the various Traladaran court lords.
What is going on? Lord Sulescu has noticed Duchess Olivia's little Spy network and its foolish participation in the Genocide of the Traladaran people. He is simply reining her in before she throws the nation into utter chaos.
What the PCs can do: They could be employed by Duchess Olivia to investigate just who has compromised the security of her Spy network.
Thaumont 13: Troublemakers are rounded up
Description: In raida all across the city of Specularum Two hundred Traladarans in Specularum are arrested for Questioning. After a day of questioning they are released on orders from Duchess Olivia.
What is going on? Traladarans are still being targeted by the Thyatian Government. Duchess Olivia however has taken the threat of a letter from Lord Sulescu and a new understanding of her Husband the Duke as a reason to make things better, not worse.
What the PCs can do: They can be called upon by Duchess Olivia to carry instructions to the officers involved in the detention of Traladarans to release them. As Traladarans they might be rounded up.
Flaurmont 1: Hyraksos to Rockhome
Description: The Duke Declares Constans Hyraksos as Ambassador to Rockhome.
What is going on: Constans Hyraksos has been harassing his father for an Ambassadorship to Rockholme for several years. The Duke finally grants the young man his dream posting.
What the PCs can do: As friends of Hyraksos they might escort his Son to Rockhome and stay on as part of his staff.
Flaurmont 2: A Baron Grieves.
Description: After several days of illness, Baron Vorloi's wife finally dies. He is comforted by his Son and Daughter.
What is going on? An assassination attempt on Baron Philip Vorloi has missed its mark.
What the PCs can do: The Duchess Olivia might have the PCs look into the circumstances of her death. An inordinate number of Duke Stephan's Supporters seem to succumb to illness these days.
Thaumont 11: You dare insult my honour?
Description: After an argument in the royal court gets out of hand, Baron Kelvin the first insults the honor of the Ylari Ambassador. Consequently the Ambassador 'accepts his challenge'. The Duke leaps to his feet to forbid this foolishness but they are not to be dissuaded. With agreement, both men withdraw to prepare for a Duel at Dawns early light.
What is going on? An argument in the Royal court gets out of hand and a duel to the death is declared between Baron Kelvin I and the Ylari Ambassador.
What the PCs can do: As Court Lords they can be called upon to act as Seconds and Witnesses.
Thaumont 12: The Baron is dead, long live the Baron
Location: Outside the City of Specularum
Descriptio0n: In a brutal mounted battle between two skilled horsemen at Sunrise, Baron Desmond Kelvin I is killed in a duel with the Ylari Ambassador, Mustapha ibn Ibrahim.
What is going on? Baron Desmond Kelvin the first has died in a duel with the Ylari Ambassador. His son, Desmond Kelvin II, and designated heir to the Barony is to be confirmed Baron of Kelvin by the end of the Day.
What the PCs can do: If they attempt to interfere, they will certainly be killed. All they can do is watch in horror with the other witnesses as Baron Kelvin dies in a Duel.
Thaumont 23: Orcs attack Duchess Olivia
Location: Near the Ruins of Krakatos
Description: Returning from Kelvin by Caravan after the funeral of the Baron, Duchess Olivia's Caravan is set upon by Orcs. A heroic Traladaran local named Lucas Tormandros (a Farmer) comes to her aide. He rejects any offer of Rewards.
What is going on: Orcs have settled into the ruins of Krakatos from which they are attacking Travellers on the Dukes Road.
What the PCs can do: Hearing of the Attack, they might be sent to investigate the Ruins of Krakatos and clear out the Orcs.
Flaurmont 4: Death stalks the Halaran Family
Location: Thyatis City
Description: Aleena Halaran's Mother and Father Die of a 'Disease' on the same day. Aleena makes preparations to migrate to Karameikos to live with her uncle the Baron Sherlane Halaran.
What is going on? Thyatis City is a large, crowded community rife with Disease and Poisoners. The Source of this 'Disease' could be contaminated Water, Food, or something as simple as social interaction. It could also be intentional.
What the PCs can do: They might be called on by Baron Sherlane to investigate the circumstances of this 'disease'.
Kladmont 8: A Hero accepts his rewards
Description: Lucas Tormandros finally give in to the Duke who has for months attempted to reward him for his heroics of Thaumont 23 and is made Townmaster of Specularum.
What is going on? A few months back Lucas Tormandros saved the life of the Duchess Olivia. He finally accepts an Appointment as Town master.
What the PCs can do: They might be sent to escort Tormandros to the city of Specularum.
Felmont 1: The wasted life of Lord Oderbry
Deacription: Minister of Finance dies suddenly while emerging from his office this evening. Ever the meticulous work horse, the Minister for finance has the books for his assistant to file away for the evening clutched to his chest.
What is going on? The Duke's Banker (The Minister for Finance) has just keeled over and died. What no one knows is that for the last twenty seven years he has been siphoning off funds into an account in the Republic of Darokin. He has a million gold pieces stashed away under the name of his illegitimate Heir.
What the PCs can do: If one of the PCs is the Illegitimate heir of Lord Oderbry, that heir will receive a letter informing him or her that there are funds in an account in the Bank of Darokin for them - all they need do is take the included documentation with them as proof. It is also likely that the PCs will be chased down for the stolen funds in the near future.
Of course there are things worse than being chased down by the Karameikians - being related to Oderbry amongst them.
Felmont 8: Might I recommend Valdo Tiza?
Description: While contemplating who would be an ideal replacement for Oderbry, The Duke Stephan Karameikos is delivered a letter form his Minister from State Yarol. Yarol's letter recommends a minor official from inside the Ministry by the name of Valdo Tiza.
What is going on? On the recommendation of the Minister of State Yarol, Tiza is appointed Minister of Finance.
What the PCs can do: If they are involved with one of the nastier criminal organizations, they might be hired to assassinate Tiza, or see if he is open to bribery.
Sviftmont 14: An exchange of Diplomats
Description: The Principalities having recently dispatched a Diplomat (Marinaita) to Karameikos. Duke Stephan Karameikos must consider a Diplomat to Glantri in return. As he contemplates that such a Diplomat must be someone these Wizards will respect as an equal...Boris Torenescu approaches him to recommend a cousin who has experience in negotiations.
What is going on? Boris Torenescu is recommending the very cousin who has supplied him with a Poison that can be used undetected to bump off Christoph Torenescu for a Diplomatic position in Karameikos in payment for services.
What the PCs can do: They might be called upon to serve as Diplomatic escorts to the new ambassador to Glantri.
Vatermont 3: Church of Oderbry invades Five Shires
Location: Five Shires
Description: Alfric Oderbry dispatches Juthindar Sperren to the Shires to begin a survey of the Halfling lands. His instructions are pretty much to assess whether it can be converted to the Church of Karameikos.
What is going on? Oderbry sees the Shires as potential territory for an Expansionist Karameikos: either a Karameikos under the rule of a Duke who is under the control of Oderbry or as a Theocracy under Alfric's rule.
What the PCs can do: If they are rivals of Oderbry, they might be spying on his activities. Thus they might follow this minion of Oderbry to the Shires to see what he is up to.
Thaumont 14: Magda Marilenev loses a Friend
Description: After a long illness, Christoph Torenescu succumbs to an illness. The funeral is a sombre event with Yarol present to represent the Duke.
What is going on? Christoph has finally been poisoned to death by his brother Boris. It took a year that he might avoid detection, but it is finally done.
What the PCs can do: It is unlikely that the PCs will get involved in this matter other than to turn out for the funeral of one of the few descent people in the Torenescu family.