Episode 31 – Week of Salamando Fading, 2019

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

We’re halfway through summer, and the cooler days in next week’s forecast reflect this, though don’t think you’re free of rough afternoon storms yet.

Next week is also a full moon. I reached out to Shrinewatchers’ League for an update on their efforts to determine where they expect the Shrine of Magic to reappear and got “we don’t know” as an answer. Ultimately, it seems that had several locations come up as strong candidates after their last round of rites. More concerning to me is that they’re all places I opened gates to during the Fortnight War. I’ve heard of like calling like, but they performed their rites nearly a full week before I opened the gates.

Preparations for the gather continue on pace here in Eastfjord Harbor, and the first food shipments from the farms by Valleywatch Keep have arrived.  Aether sendings reveal that our own shipment of supplies out to the farms has arrived as well, and so the regular trade within the valley resumes. Yes, trade caravans are running a bit heavily guarded, but they’re all making their runs peacefully.  Even smaller groups and individual travellers report no issues with bandits and highwaymen. It would seem the valley is sated for violence for now.

Deep Delve reports the houndlings seem tired, but in good spirits overall, and less aggressively defensive. There have been no reports of further spoken conversations, but given time, anything is possible.

The guild Dawnshear is facing its own challenges with the revelation that the houndlings communicate and are aware of what goes on in our world.  The guild’s self-proclaimed mission of clearing the houndlings from Valleywatch Keep now finds itself in question with regards to its necessity. The lack of houndling raids combined with their ability to communicate reflect an intelligence not previously credited to the species. Any species capable of that kind of communication is capable of tactical combat – the kind that would essentially result in another war.

No one wants a war right now.

Although delayed by the recent conflict, construction on the Cordelian Embassy and the Ambassadorial Residence are nearing completion.  Given the challenges of construction in our region during winter, craftsmen from around the country have come to the region to help complete projects before those challenges begin to manifest.  Given that the first immigrant residents for Petrosk and Ocean’s Watch are due to arrive at the end of Wisp Waxing, it’s important that their future homes and businesses are ready for them. Fortunately, this looks like it won’t be a problem.

The Ersatz Echoes of Eastfjord Harbor are brought to you by Red Wombat Tea Company, purveyors of fine and otherworldly teas. Red Wombat: We Dig Tea.

Also brought to you by the Carvanners’ League – we’re looking for new members and more guards, both short and long term. Please visit any of our regional offices for information.

These have been the Ersatz Echoes of Eastfjord Harbor for the week of Salamando Fading, 2019. Take care, and stay cool.

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