The Cloudstone Shield Barony Oct 16, 2019 18:21:04 GMT -5 ShadowCatJen, Lady Frost, and 8 more like this
Post by EDM Plotter on Oct 16, 2019 18:21:04 GMT -5
It has been several tendays since the Cloudstone Palace was raised out of the ground and Duncan Hornbow was declared Lord and Baron of a new Shield Barony in the Stonelands. The massive task of cleaning and renovating the old palace has been slow, as just getting workers, food and supplies to the palace is a dangerous journey over monster infested mountains. While the restoration of Cloudstone will take a long time to complete, there are already rumours of council meetings within the palace.
The Silverthorn family has left the Lonesome Tankard Inn in Eveningstar, and wandered north over the mountains to settle down in their ancestral halls just outside the Cloudstone Palace. Similarly, the rest of the Hornbow family in Suzail has now joined Duncan and his son Fergus at the Hornbow estate at Cloudstone. The Hornbow estate in Suzail remains the property of House Hornbow, but is now mostly used by their hired traders.
The two noble families with theirs retainers and servants are not the only ones to have settled in the Shield Barony. Cathryn Stormcrown has taken her promised seat on the council, and a few mountain folks that lost their homes to the undead hordes has settled down in the abandoned buildings outside the palace. Furthermore, a Red Wizard of Thay and his bodyguards frequently visits the barony.
Today, town criers around the realm announce that there will be an "adventurer appreciation ceremony" at the Cloudstone Palace on the 19th of Marpenoth, "to reward all the brave adventurers who risked their lives to end the undead threat". All the adventurers who took part in the clearing of the palace from the Mad Liches of Esparin are invited to receive their promised rewards. It will be an open event, and the public is welcome to attend. It is also rumoured that there shall be some sort of announcement regarding the Cloudstone council.
The rumoured "grand ball" at Cloudstone shall be held at a later date.
// The reward ceremony will be held this Saturday, the 19th of October, at 8 PM London time.
// All characters who journeyed from Skull Crag will be rewarded (even if you did not reach the palace).
// If your character took part in the clearing of the palace, but cannot be here for the reward event, then you may receive your reward at a later time.