The crystal unearthed from beneath the Royal Palace has been stolen! In the hours of false security, painful lessons are learned. This may have been true for Queen Dawn, whose security council is discussing the sequence of events this weekend which led to the theft of the crystal which had been unearthed beneath the throne room by Andrew the construction worker. Members of the Britain Guard had earlier reported that demonic scouts had been seen, surveying the palace. Many were quickly dispatched but many more who had been spotted went unaccounted for. This immediately raised alarms within the Queen's security council, who recommended that fortifications be raised throughout the city in light of what appeared to be an imminent invasion. Barricades were erected near the northern cemetery road, the Virtue Pass bridge, and to the south, near the guard garrison, while the remainder of the city was closed to entrance. Queen Dawn issued a proclamation that all free hands gather to make defense of the heart of the city, as the reports of an invasion gained additional credibility. Citizens rallied together, awaiting arrival of the monarchy to explain the defense strategy. Within minutes, the queen appeared, garbed for battle. As you have witnessed this week there has been unusual activity in our city. What these deamons are scouting for, we are unsure; but we must be ready to protect ourselves and our lands. The Queen asked for volunteers to man three stations, both a defense squad and scouts to serve as heralds via communication crystal for the remainder of the city defense forces, who awaited near the provisioner to hear word of the direction of the invasions. Information concerning the timing of the attacks proved premonitory, as a concentrated attack soon followed! Blackrock Golems attacked from the northern road near the cemetery and from the road to the west, near the guard garrison. The rally was called! Citizens raced to the checkpoints to defend against the invaders. The Blackrock Golems were imbued with an almost unnatural strength, easily capable of dispatching those foolish enough to approach head on. Each Golem took several drakes to take down, many of whom lost their lives in defense of the city. Many drakes are to be thanked for their noble defense, including Little Red Dragon, Morning Breath, Magic Star Pusher, Simian, Gameover, and many many others. Each checkpoint was painfully cleared and the remaining golems tracked down through the city and returned to the earth that formed them. When it was over, the Queen summoned everyone to the throne room… to discover that the crystal was gone! Perhaps to eliminate those witness to their crimes, a blackrock golem then attempted to assault the throne room itself! Citizens were thanked by Queen Dawn with a reproduction of the empty display case. But many left wondering.... What purpose could someone have for the crystal? What was the crystal's original purpose? Why is it so valuable? Why was it kept in such a public place for display? Did no one on the security council see this coming? The council declined requests to be interviewed for this report.