Post by DM Hawk on Nov 3, 2019 1:04:41 GMT -5
~The Cormyte Coronet~
Special Edition ~ Cormyr’s Planarnauts!
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~ Sessily Chipperbeak, Senior Journalist
~Ansel Greyslate, Lead Artist
~Knittrick Cornpepper, Editor-in-Chieftain
The Western Reach of Cormyr has been facing daunting challenges. A pretender lord returned to lay false claim to an ancestral seat and spark the fires of armed rebellion. Brave soldiers and adventurous volunteers from the city of Valkur’s Roar, the Village of Greatgaunt, and all throughout the Western Reach laid siege and ousted the pretender at the cost of many valiant lives. Thus far the pretender has eluded justice.
To make matters worse, a wild magic surge has been spreading into the kingdom from the southwest. It has already engulfed Zorastryl Keep and Greatgaunt and is steadily expanding. The brave efforts of the War Wizards, clergy of Mystra, and a few volunteers such as the mage-merchant Vesper have been maintaining a wild magic shield to keep the surge at bay.
Similarly in our neighboring city-state of Proskur, the Thayan Enclave maintains a buffer against the wild magic as it threatens to flow over them. With growing alarm in Valkur’s Roar and rising tension in Suzail things may be nearing the tipping point in the west.
Enter Cormyr’s Planarnauts: Six fearless men and women selected from special task forces dedicated to resolving the crises in the west. These heroes have agreed to undertake a dangerous mission to venture into the unknown in pursuit of the source of the wild magic affliction. The Planarnauts take on incredible risks on behalf of the people of Cormyr and to help bring stability once again to the Western Reach of the kingdom.
The ~Cormyte Coronet~ had the lucky honor and privilege to interview Cormyr’s Planarnauts. Join us as we get to know these heroes and heroines who will boldly go where no Cormyrian has gone before, undertaking a dangerous and mysterious journey from which there is no certainty of return.
Sessily ~ Planarnaut 04, Mobius Dengher. Tell me, who is Mobius Dengher?
Mobius ~ That's a great question, and I wish I could tell you the full story but, unfortunately I don't have too many memories from before Greengrass this year. Everything before that is fragmented and vague.... I can tell you that my old allies are gone....
Sessily ~ That sounds mysterious.
Mobius ~ and my new allies deceived me into betraying the lawful orders of a Lord.
Ansel ~ (painting) Happy little lords.
Mobius ~ So it's been quite an adventure these past few months...to say the least.
Sessily ~ That is amazing.
Sessily ~ Is there anyone special in your life, Mobius?
Mobius ~ (shaking his head) Not that I can recall from before, and nobody in particular as of late.
Sessily ~ Are you just waiting for the right person to come along?
Mobius ~ I'm not sure if there is a right person. I don’t have a home, so I travel a lot.
Sessily ~ That sounds lonely.
Mobius ~ I have friends, people I've met since Greengrass, and a few of the other Task Force members.
Ansel ~ (painting) Happy little members.
Mobius ~ ...and my horse, Aperion
Sessily ~ Oh? A trusty steed? How long have you owned Aperion?
Mobius ~ A trusty steed (nodding) I've had him since before I can recall. I found him again just after Greengrass at the stables in Proskur Enclave.
Sessily ~ And you knew he was yours?
Mobius ~ We both knew, in a way.
Sessily ~ Perhaps....fated to be together.
Sessily ~ What do you think of the troubles in the Western Reach?
Mobius ~ I think the wild magic is a severe threat, and it needs to be stopped.
Sessily ~ What does it mean to be a Planarnaut?
Mobius ~ Well to me it means to use every resource available to stop the threat, and complete the mission. Even if it means your life.
Sessily ~ What do you think of your fellow Planarnauts?
Mobius ~ I think they are a talented group, each masters of various skills, and I believe we are the best hope to bring things back to their natural state. And some of them are friends, so we will all be trying very hard to ensure everyone makes it back.
Sessily ~ What is your role in the mission as Planarnaut 04?
Mobius ~ I suspect that myself and Thorell will share the roles of front line fighter.
Sessily ~ What can you tell me about the mission? Shoo! Shoo!
Dire Honey Bee ~ Buzz buzz
Mobius ~ From me, I will only say that it is a very dangerous mission and there is no telling what or who we will face, and that we 6 Planarnauts are going to try and heal the weave. I believe the exact details are under secure need-to-know only.
Sessily ~ We can only imagine how truly important this mission is. You are so brave to undertake it, all of you.
Sessily ~ If you could have one wish, what would it be?
Mobius ~ To meet with the Steel Regent in person, and tell her my wish, and for her to grant it...
Sessily ~ Oh no! Dare I ask you to elaborate?
Mobius ~ That is as far as I can elaborate, I'm afraid. But it's a neat wish to think about. What would you ask her for?
Sessily ~ I might ask her to be Planarnaut Seven so that I could record your special mission. It's history in the making!
Mobius ~ (smirking) That's a good wish. We do have a (priestess) with us, so I'm sure she will be exciting to interview.
Sessily ~ (sighing wistfully, sitting up) Alas. Now, Mobius, what is the one question I should have asked you but didn't?
Mobius ~ (smirking) Hmm I'm not sure, I'm not a reporter or journalist. I hardly keep my own journal . Regrets, maybe.
Sessily ~ (chuckling)
Mobius ~ But I can't say I have too many of those, considering my fragmented and vague memories. I've made friends along the way, and that's worth protecting.
Sessily ~ Thank you for the interview. You're doing an amazing thing!
Mobius ~ (nodding) Thank you.