Baldur’s Mouth Est. 1240 May 5, 1492 DR Price: 1 cp WE’RE LOCKED IN! Gates closed off due to refugee problem. No one in, no one out! Captain Zodge, a leader of the Flaming Fists sits at his desk with a weary and tired look on his face. He is used to the day to day violence that occurs in Lower City but he was never prepared for his most recent task, containing thousands of Elturel refugees storming Basilisk Gate. Zodge states that there has been an alarming increase in crimes against refugees that his department has been unable to contain. “To see grown men beat up young boys for bread or for stepping on their shoes is just horrific. Something had to be done!” His pleas to the Dukes were finally answered with the agreement to close the gates. Many Elturelians have stated that their city just vanished however there is no proof. There are rumors around Baldur’s Gate that this is a military diversion being used to sack Baldur’s Gate from within. The fact that the Grand Duke is missing does not calm those who believe this is the end of Baldur’s Gate. Many point to the number of infamous Hellriders who have made their way to the gates. “ Those paladins swore oath to defend Elturel. Why do you think they are here?!” exclaims Rodger, a store owner in Bloomridge. The current governing Dukes have not done a great job at calming the nerves of the citizens and the decision to lock everyone inside has now caused unrest in Upper City. Cont. on page 2. Grand Duke Ulder Ravengard this a conspiracy or a coverup? Continue Nysene is survived by her three siblings page 2. Dolandre, Rusorra, and Trenteller who vow Missing! to seek revenge on those who killed their Upper City’s Socialite Dead age 8 for obituary. sister. P Dead Three Mayhem! Where are the Flaming Fists? Photo: Grand Duke Ulder Ravengard Photo: Cult leaders attacking patriar on the street. Tenday ago, Grand Duke Ulder With the Flaming Fist distracted by the Ravengard left Baldur’s Gate with a refugee crisis, city folk are being hunted company of Flaming Fist soldiers on a and murdered in the streets by cultists of diplomatic mission to Elturel, accepting a Photo: Nysene Eomane age 33 the Dead Three — the evil gods Bane, formal invitation from Elturel’s High Bhaal, and Myrkul. Without the Flaming Overseer, Thavius Kreeg. However, sources say Ravengard did not go eagerly. It took Socialite Nysene Eomane was murdered Fist to curtail them, these cultists have grown bold and now move freely within the months of persuasion by his fellow dukes — at one of her infamous parties. Cause of city. The tensions are at an all time high the other three members of Baldur’s Gate’s death has been listed as poisoning though after cultists from Lower City made their ruling Council of Four — to convince him the type of potion has yet to be determined. way to Upper City then robbed and killed a to accept Elturel’s invitation and leave the Onlookers say that Nysene was giving a patriar. More on page 2. city in their capable hands. We are told that speech to her guests when she suddenly Duke Thalamra Vanthampur was especially started foaming at the mouth and fell to the convincing, having gathered petitions from floor. Candulhallow’s Funeral the nobility as well as leaders of the Arrangements common rabble. Flaming Fist Captain Zodge states that they Say goodbye to your loved ones. have apprehended the culprit but refuse to No one has seen or heard of Ravengard release any information. However an inside since he left. Many find this suspicious source states that murder was done by a seeing that his disappearance coincides gang of four refugees looking to steal We keep your needs and secrets in mind. with the influx of refugees from Elturel. Is money. The critically acclaimed Walking Dead: Jafar’s Curse is captivating the elite during its run at the Upper City Theater House! See page 14 for review.