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kartikeya200 (Member) 12/13/2009 2:55 PM EST : The Commoner: You Too Can Be President of Freeport
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The following newspaper inexplicably appears overnight in both Qeynos and Freeport, and a little later in Kelethin, Gorowyn, and even Neriak. Its distribution in Freeport especially is more bold than ever, and all districts receive a very large number of copies. Shoved under doors, left in mailboxes, posted in taverns, and dropped onto porches, it's:

The Commoner 

You Too Can Be President of Freeport
In For a Penny, In For a Pound

Greetings, Citizens. We know that your day has very likely not been pleasant OR profitable. It has been five days since the Citadel fell, or 5 Towerfall for those of you strange enough to find that this warrants a new Norrathian calendar, and the chaos in Freeport shows no sign of stopping. We here at the Commoner offer our strongest condolences to everyone who has lost family and friends to this disaster, as well as our condolences to the friends and family of one Brinn, Royal Librarian of Qeynos. We also apologize profusely to our readers who expected humor in this issue--we promise to provide twice as much in the next to make up for it.

The situation in Freeport is as such: the western part of the city is being held by the now much decimated Freeport Militia, and those few Lucanic Knights that have remained after the disappearance of their leader. The northern part has been occupied by Thexian insurgents, purportedly at the hands of the same woman who would take control of the Militia, Tayil N'Velex, former right-hand of vanished former Overlord, Lucan D'Lere. South Freeport has been occupied by Dreadnaught forces, who declined rather forcefully to say who their leader currently is. While the majority of forces in East Freeport are also Thexian, both Dreadnaught and Militia have been spotted. The outer districts, while nominally still showing a scattering of Militia men to guard the way into the main city, have been mostly left to fend for themselves, and violence everywhere is rampant. There are strong rumors, however, that aid and relief stations have been set up both in Beggar's Court and the Scaleyard. It is also rumored that the Knights of Freeport have also set up an aid station within their headquarters in North Freeport, but only for those still loyal to the Overlord and their own authority.

A recent pamphlet has been released by the Knights of Freeport to residents of North Freeport claiming, among other things, that adventurers have breached the now ruined Citadel and learned of Lucan D'Lere's continued survival. We here at the Commoner confirm this claim, but also confirmed by adventurers from all cities is that Lucan D'Lere is currently being held in captivity, location unknown. D'Lere himself is said to have revealed within earshot of these adventurers that it was Tayil N'Velex herself who betrayed him, and led not Thexian but Void forces in the destruction of the Citadel and the imprisonment of Freeport's former leader. Rumors also abound that Soulfire has been stolen, either by Tayil herself or Void soldiers. All residents of Freeport, loyalist or non-loyalist, should take note: it is confirmed by the word of the former Overlord himself that Tayil N'Velex is not only directly responsible for the destruction wrought on the city, but also that she is working with forces from the Void itself. It is very likely that Tayil N'Velex is Void-tainted, and we urge all forces, Thexian, Dreadnaught, and Militia alike, to look to their leaders. The likelihood that others in positions of power have been tainted as well is very, very high. It is clear that no one should follow the word of Tayil N'Velex, neither Militia nor Thexian.

Other rumors are also running rampant through the war-torn city. The aforementioned revolutionary movement remains, with varying reports of both small but well-trained forces, as well as their possible leader. It is now known that the leader of these revolutionaries is being called Sir Haligan, and his name has been found scrawled on several walls either in full, or as a simple 'H', usually at the sites where these revolutionaries have been spotted. They are known to have hijacked at least one supply caravan belonging to still-prosperous merchants, although what is intended for the supplies is unknown.  Efforts continue to contact Sir Haligan for an interview.

Dear Freeport readership, we here at the Commoner urge you to protect yourselves, your livelihood, and your families. Whether this be through agreements made with occupying forces or outright force against anyone who should try to harm you, you should look first to your own welfare and that of your neighbors. Anyone who threatens the common people of Freeport in their greatest time of need is not a person or a force that can be trusted, be they Thexian, Dreadnaught, Militia, Outsider, or Knight of Freeport. Lucan D'Lere has not voluntarily left Freeport, nor can he voluntarily return, and it is now time for Freeport to stand on her own or perish. Remember what he has taught, that strength is found in unity. True unity is not found at the wrong end of the sword or the fist. True unity is not found with those who only wish to grab for power in the absence of the Overlord.

Be well, dear readers, and expect a new issue shortly when we have more information to share. And if you feel our words are rubbish, at the very least they may keep you warm for a time! We here at the Commoner also believe in the value of recycling.

 

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Sidhel (Member) 12/14/2009 10:22 AM EST : RE: The Commoner: You Too Can Be President of Freeport
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((Thanks for this! I've not been in game much lately or had time to read the forums, so this gives me an idea of what's going on.))
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Trill_Siren (Applicant) 4/19/2010 6:12 AM EST : RE: The Commoner: You Too Can Be President of Freeport
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Word is, with no strings attached...

Tayil N'Velex is in hiding in the Tangle, she's holed up amongst the Froglok's there in their Hidden Retreat beyond a great fall of water. She's organising her minions against the Claymore as we speak.

I have a residence in thenow turbulent North Freeport, I will keep my ear to the ground and report back what I can. If I can rally support for the order of honour I will.
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