Deborah the Scribe
UP: Lake Superior
the theory the Gelidum (the party responsible for the icing over of not
one, but three different shrines across the land) has sources everywhere,
last night saw the return of the Gelidum vs. just-about-everyone in a
showdown at Yew prison. The action was fast and furious as the Gelidum
appeared to be involved in a jailbreak of the high profile evil figure
known only as "the Shadow", and Kate, believed to be one of the
Gelidum's spies. While the Shadow has been languising in prison for weeks,
Kate was arrested a mere two nights before being rescued from the dank and
dismal and not-very-secure cells in Yew. Whether the dual breakout was
intentional or not, it definitely was the result as the Gelidum emerged
victorious once again.
Observers report the scene at the Yew Prison as a
madhouse. Gelidum allies showed up in force, as well as virtuous defenders
determined to prevent the escape of the prisoners. The air was thick and
the crowd was tense. Frost spiders, ice elementals, and trolls filled the
outside making escape a perilous journey. The monsters appeared to only be
a diversion as an icy moongate appeared in the hallway to lead the
prisoners away. Tragically, no one seemed to be able to hop through the
gate in time (despite the fact the gate appeared not once but twice in
front of someone) except for the prisoners who zipped through the crowd,
leading many to wonder afterwards just where the gates led.
Arriving on the scene was a group from Skara Brae,
fresh from their town meeting. Ironically, the attack interrupted a large
scale debate about how to handle the Gelidum and insure Skara Brae's
future safety. Oddly, despite the town's avid sports afficionados, no one
recommended challenging the human (or what appears to be human) members of
the Gelidum to a "Clash"
match vs. the Skara Brae Seadogs.
The town council did note during the meeting, however,
that the Silver Arrow outside Yew still remains periously in danger, due
to its location by the Justice Shrine, first of the Shrines frozen. The
Gelidum appears to have no artistic appreciation, as many of the attacks
in the area have occured during or after poetry events sponsored by the
elven community. Mindful of these observations, Councilwoman Buffy's
report on upcoming activities did not appear to have bardic events planned
for Skara Brae's event calendar at this time. Apparently this is part of
security strategy against these poetry-hating ice monsters. None of the
council appeared to object.
Council and members of the High Court could not be reached for comment
regarding the security breach on what appears to be an inside job.
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Friday,