Gorilla disease hopefully contained


Karris Crostyn

UP : Trinsic (Lake Superior)

    A terrible disease has hopefully been contained, and the thanks go out to the citizens of Britannia for stopping it before it could spread. On the night before last, the alchemists of Trinsic noticed a rampant increase in the number of gorillas that were dying in the forests around the city.

    The gorilla's horrible death screams could be heard throughout the night in the city, and the people of Trinsic could barely get a good night's sleep with all the terrible cries. The alchemists of Britannia banded together to try to find a cure for this disease, and eventually proved successful.

    Ali the alchemist set up a temporary experimental laboratory in the Counselor's Guild Hall in Yew, and it was there that she apparently discovered the cure for whatever was wrong with the gorillas. The ingredients of the substance are still unknown at this point. 'Twas only a mysterious bubbling red flask that she handed over to a fellow alchemist to apply to the apes.

    The alchemists and concerned citizens moved to the jungles outside the city of Trinisic to see if they could find some of the ailing gorillas. After a brief search, which was unfortunately aided by the death screams of gorillas, a group of the apes was found nearby.

    The people watched with breaths held as the potion was applied to the gorillas. After a few minutes, the agonizing death screams of the gorillas seemed to cease, and a collective sigh of relief was heard throughout the party.

    The alchemists have said that once vaccinated, the cure for the disease will spread throughout the rest of the gorilla population, much like the virus. We can only hope that this is the case, and pray for the safety of the apes.

    Citizens of Trinsic have reported much quieter evenings in the last few nights, so the cure has possibly taken hold. The alchemists have also extended their deepest thanks to the concerned and caring citizens of Britannia that helped put what is hopefully the end to this terrible diesease.

From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Monday, April 20th 1998