More than a few people, including myself, had arrived early in the
opulent streets of NuJelm, and awaited the start of the Festival. I noticed that
there were no decorations, though, and that the supposed vendors who would sell the masks
to the guests were not showing up.
It was then that Ben Kahns of Magincia showed in a jesters
costume, bringing ill tidings
The Festival was postponed by order of the Sultan of
NuJelm himself, for the prize of the Festival, the item that the players in the Game
would seek, the Eye of Dahsk
had been stolen.
Details given were few, but it seemed that the Master of the
Ceremonies and Vizier to the Sultan, Aleyh Jaskinor, had disappeared earlier, along with
the Eye. It is not a far conclusion to make that he was the thief. Until he is caught, and
the Eye recovered, the Festival cannot be, which had put the normally vibrant city of
NuJelm into a perpetual gloom
Stay tuned to the Town Cryer for further developments in this story.
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Friday, June 19th 1998