Episode 28 – Week of Salamando Waxing, 2019

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

For two weeks now, the Pinecrest Valley has been under attack, invaded by hostile forces for reasons we have only recently begun to verify.

The leads that have been gathered since the week of Undine Rushing have proved fruitful. To that end, those guard forces and guilds still present in Eastfjord Harbor will be coordinating with the Royal Guard and capital divisions of the Gemrest Army itself to seize evidence – tonight.

If all goes well, the invasion of our lands will end as that evidence is gathered. Tonight, we aim to restore peace to our land in an exceptionally wide-area coordinated military action.

I won’t lie or sugar coat this: a great number of people from within and outside the valley will be putting their lives at risk.  The odds that everyone will return alive are… impossibly small. But what these brave people do, they do for the good of the valley and the country.

I am honored to be counted among their number.

Should I fail to return, there is already a plan in place to ensure Ersatz Echoes continue to ring out from Eastfjord Harbor and across the valley.  Life will not be silenced.

As if nature itself agrees with that sentiment, the forecast for next week calls for intense afternoon thunderstorms throughout the region, with hail in the foothills and along the rim.  As if to punctuate our contrite nature, the Black Mountain Clan Sylph-casters report a fair chance of snow on the tallest peak, though it will melt by mid-day should it come.

As the valley stands together, so too does Gemrest stand with us, for we have begun to receive long-range messages sent via Wisp and Shade magic, encouraging and supporting the valley and asking if we need food, clothing, and other essentials. Those messages remind us that we are not alone and that the valley has a family now.  At the head of the family stand a King and Queen who are executing their duty to their people in a way that reminds of the deepest meaning of noble.

This broadcast is ending now, because the time comes for me to take up my role in securing our freedom, our peace, and our future.

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 Waxing, 2019. Be safe and stay cool.

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