It was early in the morning when the city of Marsember was rocked by a massive explosion, which was then followed by a great black smoke pillar rising over the south eastern district. The source of the explosion was a ship at the Thayan Enclave belonging to the Thomolios merchant house. The reason for the explosion is unclear, but the Thayans have announced that the ship was loaded with smokepowder and arcane materials, and that they are investigating this accident. Only a burnt out skeleton of a hull remains of the ship, and he enclave docks and part of the enclave's main structure were also damaged by fire before Red Wizards could magically put out the flames.
While the Thayans are keeping information tight and avoiding questions of any deaths, it is rumoured that at least a dozen corpses - many of them gnolls - have been fished out of the water. The local War Wizards and Purple Dragons have offered aid to the enclave, but the Thayans politely, but firmly, reminded them that the enclave is Thayan soil and that they can handle this accident on their own. Regardless, some Blue and Purple Dragons, as well as local fishermen, have helped to gather some of the floating ship debris and corpses in the waters outside Thayan soil. While many Marsembans were shocked by the explosion, so far it seems none were wounded or killed.
Post by demolicious on Jul 21, 2021 12:51:17 GMT -5
A pale Thayan man, dressed in armored robes of green and grey, has been making inquiries about the explosion, both to dockworkers in the area and to the enclave personnel. Once inside the enclave and away from prying eyes, Licios also made an offer of assistance in treating the wounded, though he makes no attempt to press the subject if denied.
Last, he was seen standing at the docks, staring into the murky waters, as if attempting to see beneath them.