Deborah the Scribe
UP: Lake Superior
the end of the most recent High Council meeting, the town criers were
a’buzz as a small army of trolls from Minoc marched through the Magincia
moongate and towards the town. The battle ran long as many of the High
Council, Honor Guard, and attendees of the meeting rushed across town to
stop the trolls before they reached the city limits, but eventually they
drove off the last of the trolls. Gathered around the moongate after the
battle, the High Council discussed meeting in other locations for future
meetings to avoid future attacks upon the sleepy city of Magincia and
ensure the safety of meeting attendees.
“I reiterate, return the lands of Minoc and Vesper to
the Trolls. Withdraw from the Gelidum .... Do not pursue a war. The choice
lays within the power of the Council. “ - published statement by Lord
Thor Ironside, Minoc Representative, High Council, the morning after the
Much speculation abounds over the possibilities of Lord
Ironside’s apparent reversal of position to the Gelidum, especially
since frost trolls and ice serpents were the primary attackers in the
swamp city of Papua (see related article) recently.
After the Magincia attack and declarations surrounding
it, the High Court quickly issued “upon the desires of the High
Council” a statement and warrant of arrest upon the charge of treason
for Lord Thor Ironside. Lord Ironside is a half-troll and representative
of Minoc for the High Council. According to the notice served by High
Justicar Katrina Ereidon late last week:
Lord Ironside is not currently considered dangerous and
as such, we request all attempts to apprehend him be approached peacefully
unless the situation merits otherwise. He is to be brought to Yew prison
as soon as possible for detention and questioning.
A couple evenings later, the red grove of trees to the
east of the stables in Minoc was the scene of a vicious attack by trolls
and a small handful of ogres. Fresh waves of trolls sprang from their
hiding place as many cries of “my town!” and “begone!” filled the
air. The guild known as T-F made a strong showing and were some of the
first upon the scene. The word spread quickly through the lands, as many a
note flew through the winds to make haste to Minoc. After a long battle,
aided by many guilds far and wide, the trolls were defeated.
Surface trolls also laid seige to the Moonglow Mage
Tower Monday evening, showing no mercy upon the local residents and their
pets defending the large floating structure.
“I don’t think they stopped by to get a drink or
use the rune collection,” remarked Audra the mage, hiding near a
bookcase in Encyclopedia Magicka during the attack.
Tuesday morning, charred scraps of paper found floating
on the breezes of Minoc reading “Ma... cia and Minoc..” “night...
Tuesday”... ,”... grove ... trees if we...”, “G’Tish”, and
“Trolls” made their way to our office courtesy of our reporters.
Appearing to be part of a larger note, the Town Cryer urges anyone with
additional information to make it known and quickly, in order to possibly
prevent another attack.
Timely as ever, Professor Clio Temesa of the Lycaeum
held a discussion-debate upon the topic of “Britannia, and our non-human
neighbors” (specifically the Trolls and the Gelidum) on Wednesday
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Thursday,