Gilbert Von Deen
A bold attack on a caravan happened outside of Skara Brae today.
Brigands ambushed the caravan on its way to Britain. Hetarra, the merchant leading the
caravan, had the presence of mind to hire guards for the trek. The brigands did manage to
kill two of her pack animals despite the large number of guards. When asked why she was
traveling with so many guards, Hetarra declined to answer.
This is not the first incident when brigands have accosted travelers
on the road, but it is the first to have this level of planning. It seems that well over
50 brigands participated in the attack. When asked what was so tempting to them in her
wares, Hetarra again declined comment.
I was just walking by and was assaulted, says one
resident of Skara Brae who chooses to remain anonymous. When is safe passage between
Britannias cities going to be a matter of priority? I pay my taxes and am constantly
assaulted by murderers.
Her question is one that many may ask as several citizens not in the
caravan were injured in the assault.
I cant say as I truly mind, said Grulaff, a
mercenary making his home in Skara Brae, If these brigands keep at it then I shall
be making a fine living.
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima
Online, Friday, April 9th 1999