THE HARPERS BALLAD
PYRETEXLA DEMANDS TRIBUTE
The Great dread wrym PYRETEXLA sent a messenger to the city council of Morrow yesterday demanding tribute from the city in exchange for her favor and protection. The tribute, which was detailed in full and included 100 head of cattle, 50 kegs of Andulusian Wine, and 25 young slaves, was to be delivered to her island off the coast by months end or else she would raze the Lighthouse of Apollo to the ground
Princess Teresa was seen sailing on the Golden Lake with Prince Gilthanus, heir of the mysterious Elven kingdom, on Tuesday. The two scions spent the morning alone on the Princesses personal cutter before landing at the small village of Greenwich . After landing eyewitnesses claim to have seen the two being very friendly while browsing the stores on the wharf and having lunch at the small café, Hestia’s Blessing. After sharing a warm (and according to several eyewitnesses, a very very cozy) meal they wandered the city streets for several hours speaking with residents and even blessing a wedding that was taking place at the villages temple. As the day began to close the Princess visited the large orphanage located in Greenwich and reportedly donated 5,000 gold imperials to help it grow and improve. As the sun set the couple boarded Her Highnesses boat and sailed back to the capitol. The Elven Prince had been at the Capitol since Sunday to discuss trade policy between the two Kingdoms and it seems he’s taken a liking to our lovely princess, perhaps there is more than just trade agreements in the future between our two kingdoms.
MYSTERY!!! ALL CONTACT WITH FLOTSOM LOST
In stranger news all contact with the port city of Flotsom has been abruptly cut off recently. No messengers, merchants or even Harpers have come out of the city in over a week. The Court has issued a statement of concern and promised to send a company of the Army to investigate. Until the military reports back however the Minister of Defense has asked that no one venture to Flotsom and the Navy is directing ship traffic to other ports.