Eleint 18, 1494 Baldur’s Mouth Vol. 82, No. 1 Straight from the Mouth of Balduran 3 c.p. Nobody Likes the Elturgardian Refugees, But Slaughtering Them? By VIVIAN ROOK the building has been retrofitted into a • Tiefling male, red skin, silver eyes, refugee shelter for the Elturgardians. long horns, with prehensile tail and A grisly scene found at the Frolicking The owner of the shelter asked to last seen wearing a leather harness Nymph Sennday evening. Bathtubs remain anonymous for their safety, and • Drow female, white/blue/green stained red with blood, corpses strewn the staff at the Baldur’s Mouth would hair, lavender skin, white eyes, last about the garden, and apparent cult like to state for the record that they do wearing a spiked cloak and bracelets activity. The Sennday began much as any, not know anything about their identity. • Forest gnome female, last seen with the Frolicking Nymph opening its What we do know is that we were invited wearing black leathers and doors at sixth bell, and all was calm to explore the shelter after the Flaming accompanied by a mechanical ape until they arrived shortly after eighth Fist had finished their investigation, and • Halfing male, red beard, ruddy bell, armed and armored. Qurmilah were astounded at the charity that this complected, maybe a wizard, last seen Dashdance, doormaid and masseuse, took anonymous benefactor had bestowed on shapeshifting into a giant scorpion their fees much as any, warning them that these poor souls, and the callousness with • Tall Aasimar male, pale, likely weapons are not allowed, but she couldn’t which they were cut down. The scene had masquerading as an Elturgardian, as help but notice their bent: trouble. already been cleared, but our count of he was last seen wearing Hellrider They disappeared without apparently chalk lines says that the refugees leathers and chain. leaving the building, for the next several numbered between two and three dozen, Information leading to any capture earns hours. When they emerged again, they all cut down with a variety of murderous a reward of 200 g.p., but Sergeant Soltus were covered in blood, not all of it their weapons. Flaming Fist Sergeant Darmin has warned that they are considered own, accompanied by a monstrous giant Soltus has confirmed that there is now a armed, dangerous, and religious deviants, scorpion equipped with saddlebags full bounty on the perpetrators, whose as evidence was found that links the of gold. As it turns out, the basement of descriptions have been given as follows: perpetrators to the Cult of the Dragon. Grand Duke Vote Next Firstday passersby with talk of Baldurian oneness Elturians Hunting on the Hill and self-sufficiency. She has been Vanthampur Favored attracting strong crowds, and has gone so Dusthawk Nearly Extinct By JIM STEVENS far as to lend her own private house By BROOKE VANDENBERG guard to the Watch in their efforts to With the disappearance of Elturel and patrol the streets of the Upper City. the apparent death of Grand Duke Ulder Baldurians, rangers, druids, and fans Liara Portyr did not respond to a Ravengard, the Parliament of Peers has of nature are all dismayed at the Sending, and at press time, it was announced that they will be voting for a Dusthawk Hill Ecological Society’s last unclear whether or not she is actually new Grand Duke to replace him. count of the Baldurian Dusthawk aware of her own candidacy; the Flaming Dukes Portyr and Stelmane have population: a mere 43 specimens remain Fist seems content to push her as the announced their candidacy, but their of the endangered species. obvious choice for Grand Duke, and a campaigns have been non-starters. The When we reached out to the Society, spokesperson we reached out to stated Flaming Fist has endorsed Portyr’s our contact informed us that the recent that the Flaming Fist were handily niece, Liara, currently a Major in the crisis is the direct result of the dealing with the refugee crisis, and Flaming Fist serving our mercantile Elturgardian refugees, as their desperate expected to reopen the Basilisk and interests in Fort Belurian of Chult, but thrashing about the Outer City for food Black Dragon Gates shortly early next en route to Baldur’s Gate in the hopes of has taken them to the top of Dusthawk tenday. arriving in time to accept her new Hill to hunt, and they have not been Duke Dillard Portyr has been position. contented to constrain themselves to the campaigning himself, as well. He has Currently, the Parliament of Peers’ land-dwelling and significantly more been notably absent from his duties as a spokesperson, Georges Rouletabille, has populous Dusthill Prairie Dogs. member of the Council of Four, as, in a reported that they are still split on the When we reached out to Torimesh, surprising turn of events, he has been decision, but our contacts in the High famous druid of Insight Park for a quote, spending all of his time, and a terrible Hall inform us that the vote is currently he was left speechless; he merely shook amount of his money, campaigning on the 28-18-2, for Vanthampur, Liara Portyr, and his head at us, clearly moved near to streets of the Lower City, borderline- Dillard Portyr, respectively. The tears by the Dusthawks’ plight. illegally imploring the townsfolk to Parliament will take the issue to a vote Flaming Fist spokespeople have influence the patriars to vote for him. this coming Firstday, Eleint 21, 1494. stated that they are doing all they can to Baldur’s Mouth maintains that the Duke Vanthampur has been running protect Baldur’s Gate’s interests and patriars’ votes are their own, and that on a platform that she calls “Baldur’s history, but this reporter is forced to our dear readers should not seek to Gate First”, stating that the wonder if they could be doing more, and influence due political process. Elturgardians’ problem is their own. She how much time we have left to see the Follow Baldur’s Mouth for all of your has been seen outside her villa in beautiful animals wheeling about above political updates, and don’t forget to buy Manorborn, along with her sons Dusthawk Hill. our Firstday Special for the results of the Thurstwell and Amrik, addressing election!