Let it be known that Lord Ian Falstoke has vanished! His last known location was the Wining Spirit Tavern in the Fiddlehead Hilltown of Elmerton. Officials at the Lav’Endros Manor House report that he was in the company of five men at the time of his disappearance. The men named were Bram Norvin, Ukobach, Heinrich Lockberg, and two of the house guards of House Acciora. Since Lord Falstoke has not been found, the abovementioned individuals are the prime suspects of an impending investigation into the kidnapping and/or murder of a Noble.
Duke Abner Falstoke III has declared that, from the dawning of the first day of Enlightening, three months will be allowed for the return of Ian Falstoke, during which time he will be considered missing. If he has not returned by the dawning of the first day of Harvestwane, Lord Falstoke will be presumed dead, and all individuals suspected reasonably will be tried for the Murder of a Noble, a most serious crime in the Kingdom of Irvanshire.
Any found guilty of the murder or abetted murder of a noble will face Public Execution. If any of the executed should return from Death, as is rarely the fortune of a Magestan, they will then be magically Excommunicated from Irvanshire unless the patron noble of a given locale takes mercy upon them, in which case they will be subject to permanent magical detention within that locale.
Any information leading to the return of Lord Ian Falstoke will be rewarded by the Most Gracious Duke Falstoke.
You have been cordially invited to participate!
Congratulations! Elmerton has been officially invited to participate in the 300th Annual Irvanshirian Smozzenpaunse Brownie Village Building Tournament! On this monumentous and historic tricentennial, we are inviting non-Ogrelings to participate in this Official Tournament for the very first time, and you Elmertonians have been deemed worthy of entry.
Over the past two years, you have been unknowingly watched and judged by two separate individuals who have witnessed the spirit of Smozzenpaunse within you all and the hard work, patience and dedication required to excel in the village building process. And so, on the words of Morvan Roundtusk of the Roundtusk Ogreling tribe and Gurunk, ogre shaman in good standing to The Furies, you have been judged worthy of entry from this year and stretching on ever-after.
Smozzenpaunse Eve falls upon the 9th of Enlightening — that’s Wakingday to all you people who don’t use calendars — so it is imperative that your village has finished construction be the end of the night on Wakingday so the Brownies can come and have their OWN festival and stay in your village. On the morning of the 10th of Enlightening we, The Brownie Architecture Judging Committee, will arrive in town to listen to your explanation of the village before we head on our way to other places throughout Irvanshire to judge other villages. Ensure that your Foreperson is present to provide names and other information, else your chance to win will be forfeit.
1st Place: 10 golden crowns and a secret skill passed down through Ogreling tribes for generations
2nd Place: 5 Golden Crowns and a bottle of Special Reserve Ogreling Enchanted Mead with Brewing Lessons on how to make your own
3rd Place: 2 golden crowns and one random Very Rare component
4th Place: 1 golden crown
5th place: 5 Silver pieces
Remember! Brownies like their villages off the beaten path, usually in a shaded grove with or without water. All construction should be made of natural materials found in the local wood, else the brownies will shun the village itself. Brownies are a secretive, mysterious folk the size of your thumbnail, so do not try to catch one; they WILL outrun you.
So avoid the sweltering Enlightening sun and spend some time in the cool shade performing some calming, peaceful tasks. We look forward to see what you are all made of; we’ve heard nothing but good!
-The Brownie Architecture Judging Committee