UP: Lake Superior
Many of our reports here at BNN have been
focused on the going on in Trinsic, yet it is important to note that Trinsic is
not the only city under siege these days. What about up north in lands almost
forgotten? Near the mountains and nestled upon a coast lies the sleepy village
of Cove, a destination for traveling mages and miners alike but the site of many
gazers and headless creatures swarming the town with great frequency these days.
It was last night when it was called to my attention that an attack was underway
of violent magnitude. I quickly left Criden in Trinsic to monitor the situation
after noting Trinsic was fairly well defended with its dozens of street
patrollers. Unfortunately this was not the case in Cove. Blood spilling across
the grasses with bodies strewn in disarray greeted my arrival. Dozens of people
were already there fighting their way through troops of headless ones and
In the center of these gazers midway through the battle a golden one appeared,
swirling and blinking, surveying the many brave warriors and mages who rushed to
Cove's aid, and quickly charging minions upon any who dared get close. In total,
the battle raged onward for at nearly an hour last night (at least the bit of it
I was able to see). Yet as quick as they came, the golden gazer and the headless
horde accompanying it vanished with the only trace of its visit being corpses of
both human and non-human alike upon the ground. No signs of this creature have
been reported since.
Curiously, above the clanging of swords and magic I watched as a voice cried out
to stop attacking the golden gazer as the masses descended upon it. The voice
calling out this odd request belonged to none other than well respected
Professor Clio Temesa of the Lycaeum. For what reason she did this was unknown,
although afterwards Adia, a local resident and farmer commented, "I bets
she was tryin' ta study that thing. Best ta kill it, who cares what it wants.
Lady Temesa vanished quickly before I was able to catch up to her and find out
what she was doing in the area at all and the group she was surrounded with when
she left- comprised of a justice of the High Court and members of the esteemed
Sisterhood of the Ivory Maiden- they visibly had their minds on other matters
besides the battle that had ensued. I went to Moonglow at once hoping to have a
word with her but to no avail. I then returned to the battle scene in Cove to
speak with some of the local residents about this attack.
"She said she was looking for Serena," Elizabeth said. "Are ye
here to help us? Please, these horrible monsters ruined all our crops!"
"But why was she looking for Serena?" I enquired.
"Who knows really, something about some shrines, but I just hope Serena
comes back. We'd all be so lost without her." Elizabeth stated, coughing
"Milady are ye well?" I asked.
Elizabeth shook her head. "We've all been so sick for weeks now, there just
isn't enough of us to fight these things off as well as keep what little we do
have safe. Its awful! Can ye help us?"
"The fish ain't biting and we're starving!" cried Henry, local fisherman, slamming
his pole to the ground in anger.
"Just 'cause we aren't from Trinsic doesn't mean everythin' is all peachy
here," commented a man nearby, identifying himself as Gregor. "One of
those fool mages said they got lots of guards all over Trinsic, but what about
Good readers, please be on the lookout for this woman Serena. Serena is
described as having short light red hair, tanned skin, last seen wearing a blue
dress and straw hat by the city gates of Cove. She may help at last shed some
light on our beloved shrines that have been frozen. We here at the Cryer
recommend safety measures be in use when traveling to any of our cities
currently under siege.
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online,