UP : Britain
The recent strange theft
of the Relics
Of Mondain from the Britain
Counselors Guild Hall has brought a large number of
concerns to both the public and the editorial staff of the
Town Cryer. Therefore, it is in the interest of uncovering
this conspiracy, or possibly conspiracy hoax, about the organization
known as the Zog Cabal,
that the paper will present the following two articles. The
articles contain the opposing viewpoints of two of Britannias
prominent citizens that have found themselves caught up in
this troubling story.
No matter who you believe, though, the
following questions still remain along with many others: Who
exactly is the Zog Cabal? What is their purpose in Britannia?
Are they involved in any way in these most recent poisonings
and thefts? If, in fact, they are involved in these dastardly
deeds, why do they do something so public and then retreat
into hiding for months at a time?
So, in the spirit of fostering a community
free of crimes such as poisonings and deaths, the Town
Cryer presents the following articles and two opposing
By all that is good and holy,
Crawworth was heard
to say, is it not plain enough to even the most dense
person that roams Britannia? This murder had to have been
committed by the Zog Cabal. The evidence is overwhelming!
First, said Crawworth, the
relics are whisked away by a thief of unbelievable skill.
Many a citizen was standing right there when it happened,
and most reported that they simply watched the items disappear
before their eyes.
Then, a mysterious stranger appears
and goes nearly insane screaming in the streets about the
stolen relics. We never have a chance to speak with him, though,
as he beings to spasm with pain almost immediately and then
he falls over dead in the streets. His only words are his
nearly incoherent screamings about the missing Relics of Mondain.
His bodily spasms and my examination
of his corpse conclude that he is a victim of a powerful poison.
Where have we seen powerful poison used in the committing
of a hideous crime before? The Zog Cabal... thats where!
And finally, as if all this evidence
was not good enough, we have the telltale book. The thief
or poisoner or whatever he was, fled down the road from Britain
to Trinsic, this
we know. And is the irony not too great that somewhere along
that road a book was found bearing the name Zog Cabal? Certainly
someone would have spotted the book there long ago and brought
it to someones attention if it had not just recently
appeared there. People travel the road from Britain to Trinsic
There is no doubt in my mind,
said Crawworth, that the Zog Cabal has, yet again, committed
a truly evil act. They must be researched and located, pulled
out by their very roots, and banished from this land, and
if that means putting a final end to them and burying their
corpses in the graveyard, then that is just what may have
to be done.
reply to this article will be coming shortly to the Town
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Monday,
June 22nd 1998