Episode 26 – Week of Salamando Resting, 2019

Hello, I’m Branwyn Two-Moon of Clan Lightridge, and these are the Ersatz Echoes of Eastfjord Harbor for the week of Salamando Resting, 2019.

This is also a call to arms.

By order of the Grand Council of the Pinecrest Valley Region, a state of emergency is now in effect. To the Feralix of the Black and White Mountain Clans, your aid is sought under the mutual defense elements of the oldest treaties. To all guilds, the homeland defense clause of your guild contracts is now in effect.  To all those who serve within the Pinecrest Guard or Pinecrest Valley Division of the Royal Guards, all non-medical leave is immediately cancelled and all personnel immediately recalled to service. To those that would aid the valley in this time of need, check with your local guard stations.  

Over the last few days, all contact with minor outposts, towns, and villages in the eastern, northern, and southern extremes of the region has been lost. Similarly, expected deliveries and messages from those regions have not arrived, nor have those that would have passed through those regions.  Only the farming towns around Valleywatch Keep remain in contact, and it is from them and a few brave Feralix scouts that we have received news of what has disturbed the peace we have waited so long for: organized armies bearing no flag they recognize are marching on the valley.

To those who lack the means to defend themselves, call to Eastfjord Harbor and gateways and teleports will be arranged.

Make no mistake, this is an invasion of our lands.  The Grand Council has reached out to the capital for help, but it is not known if anyone in the capital has the power to transport the reinforcements we need quickly. Nor do we know how many reinforcements we need.

But this is our valley. Those are our mountains.  We stand among family and friends. We will not fail to defend anything that is ours from those that look to take it from us.

This valley has known centuries of war as Eastfjord Harbor itself was the long sought prize between two kingdoms that no longer exist.  Before those centuries of war, there was another war the likes of which Pinecrest Valley has not seen since, but that was a war that was won by the people of this valley.

Be wary of figures revealed in flashes of lightning in thunderstorms expected in the late evenings this week, and of shadows moving on the horizon in the light of crescent moon or sun.  Report anything suspicious, and trust that the valley protects its own as it always has.

People of the Pinecrest Valley Region, this is a deliberate act of aggression against us and I call you to arms to defend our homeland as those before us did: with might and magic, sword and shield, bow and pike, tooth and claw.

I offer this ancient prayer in this time of need:

May Djinn’s winds carry news of peace.
May Lumina’s light guide you home.
And may Luna’s energies transform your fear to courage.

The Ersatz Echoes of Eastfjord Harbor are brought to you by the Grand Council of the Pinecrest Valley Region: We stand united.

Also brought to you by the Red Wombat Tea Company, purveyors of fine and otherworldly teas. Whether you need a boost of courage or a soothing of your soul, we dig a tea for you.

These have been the Ersatz Echoes of Eastfjord Harbord for the week of Salamando Resting, 2019. Be safe and stay cool.

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