The day after the slaughter that took place at the Redguard Monastery, a small detachment of Gallants of Tava from the mountains of Hoonding's Beacon escorting a group of priests of Tu'whacca arrived at what was left of the monastery to provide aid in searching for any survivors and to ensure that all of the slaughtered monks were given the proper consecration and funeral rites that they deserved for their faith. The following statement was released by Baronet Kotamar at-Morad of the Baronetcy of Qasyat: "It is a sad day when the pious are slaughtered in what is considered a sanctuary away from the toils of war. As Baronet of Qasyat, I give you my word that we and the Gallants of Tava will get to the bottom of which infidel was responsible for this travesty against the monastery and the people of the Alik'r as a whole."
Word has begun to spread across northern Rivenspire of a number of smaller outlying villages and settlements having dropped out of contact, word first began to spread when it was noticed that none of the regular traders from the settlements had been seen in several weeks. While many suspect the work of one of the various bandit groups in the area or hostile monsters, rumors claim that patrols sent to investigate have found only empty villages devoid of any sign of struggle or flight, all of the villagers seemingly having vanished into thin air without a trace. As a result many of the lords in the region have begun to increase the number of active guardsmen on duty in their settlements, there has also been a noticeable increase in patrols along the major roads and trade ways following the incidents, particularly by the Knights of the Iron Hawk.
An army led by Countess Valeria Lencolia has been spotted marching Northwest from Graywatch, rumors around taverns in the area claim that one of the Countess's Vassals Baroness Colliete Mauvre, has been revealed as a Daedric Cultists of Vaermina, and that the Countess's Army is marching on the Baroness's castle at Harkpoint to lay siege. Rumors also speak of unrest within the Barony of Harkpoint itself with many of the Baroness's Vassals refusing to answer her call for assistance, while others continue to pledge their loyalty despite the claims of Daedra worship. Baronett Philip Coulí the Lord of the town of Lakeshore within the Barony of Harkpoint is rumored to have gone so far as to call the charges of Daedra worship against Baroness Mauvre a "Preposterous fabrication, by the Lencolia's to support their regime of violence and oppression."
After the statement released by Baronet Kotamar at-Morad, travelers going through the mountains of Hoonding's beacon and the general area where the coastal monastery was raided, may of noticed an increase in patrols wearing the Goshawk tabard of the Baronetcy of Qasyat. It was also noted that Baronet Kotamar at-Morad himself was patrolling with a band of Gallants of Tava. It seems like he wasn't lying about the fact that he will work his hardest to bring in the perpetrators of the crime against the monastery. There is a mixture of happiness and concern about all of this. On one hand, there were whispers of a Skooma Crisis in the holdings of House at-Morad that many think should be the main focus, but on the other hand people are faithful that the Baronet has a good reason for wanting to make sure the pious aren't slaughtered again.
A number of rumors around Wayrest have spread about the departure of the Mages Guild Wizard Solinar of Firsthold from High Rock recently. During his tenure in the region since his arrival in 2E 582, he became a prominent figure in the Guild chapters there, as well as a friend and mentor to many people. Today, these rumors were confirmed when he arrived at the Wayrest Mages Guild to say his final farewells to fellow members there, and made an address just before making his return to his homeland of Summerset at last.
"Just four years ago now, I was a newly appointed Wizard, having achieved the opportunity to travel outside of the Summerset Isles for the first time in my life. I began a great journey, starting right here in High Rock, eventually leading to venturing to many more lands. During this journey, I loved and lost and loved again. Though above all this, I met so many that I have come to call friends. So many of you, I have gotten to know well, and to work with. Although I started my journey as a Wizard, the years I spent here have finally helped me grow into this prestigious role. Unfortunately, everything must end sometime or another. The Daedra threaten Summerset, and I now must return to assist my people in thwarting them once again. Though, first thing is first. I have a few things to say to you all before departing: Never be cruel and never be cowardly. Never give up and never give in. Hate is always foolish, and love... is always wise. Laugh hard, run fast, and above all else... be kind. Now with that, I end this adventure at last, and must return into the west."
In the last couple of weeks, Reports of suspicious activity in Northern Bangkorai outside of Kerbol's Hollow reached the city of Evermore. With conflicting reports indicating possible activity from Reachmen venturing south. These reports, included supposed sightings of werewolves with red fur and men and women with "thorns" in their chests. However, attempts to investigate the matter have proven inconclusive, as all that was discovered at the reported location were broken wagons, and evidence of a supposed skirmish.
Due to the lack of solid evidence in these reports, officials are telling Evermore and Bangkorai residents that the threat most likely never existed, and was in fact probably just bandits again and tall tales told in taverns about giant red-furred werewolves and thorny men. Poor hearing is thought to be the blame for such silly notions. Definitely not werewolves, because that would be quite concerning and Evermore officials would never hide such dangerous threats from its' citizenry.
The Deadmen of Barewyrr Pass have fallen, rotted away as they slipped into degeneracy, both magically and physically as the ice thaws.
A group of Undaunted have vanquished the remnants of the threat, with the sad rotten Sir Beldric and the infamous Broken Knight falling in defense of their unholy oath.
Godress has been destroyed. The Pass is open. The necromantic disc used to control the restless spirits, however, has vanished.
That doesn't sound right, but I don't know enough about vampiric dragon priest lycanthropes to dispute it.