The Game of Intrigue: News and Rumors WarderDragon These are rumors that have been heard in and around their respective locations. Rumors are often just that. Rumors. But sometimes even a rumor bears with it a single grain of truth. Britain - Books about Lithos - Titan of the Earth - and the Shadowlords have been reported stolen from the Castle Scriptorium. Last evening a commotion was heard coming from the West Garrison. Some claim that the Corporal - Brackus - managed to find himself locked in the same Jail he had commissioned earlier this month. The Guard has come under fire in some circles for its increasingly draconian methods used to quell the Plague. Blackrock - a substance that remains illegal within Britannia - has been showing up on the Black Markets of Britain. The mineral - a component often used in spells of a more sinister nature - is being shipped to the Capitol in unlabeled containers, often amongst other goods, leaving it almost impossible to detect. The Blackrock Shipments have been traced to Northern Felucca. But no other details have emerged. John and Alma Winchester - wanted for their involvement in the Plague of Britain - were spotted leaving Vesper during the night of the Festival. It seems the pair are destined to return to their home before the weeks end. It is rumored that a Pirate Fleet has anchored off the coast of Marble Isle. Britannian Merchants fear the Pirates intend to begin harassing Trade Vessels entering the Bay. Magincia - The Demeter - painted black and garbed in tattered sails - appeared off the coast of Magincia more than a fortnight ago. Onlookers describe a ship that is ...Strange. Malevolent. No movement is seen when the sun is up. But as soon as night falls the Ship comes to life. Men - or what are assumed to be men - can be seen moving back and fourth on deck. Crates have been unloaded onto the Isle. Customs has investigated some of these crates - which have been stored at the Bank of Magincia - but have found nothing amiss. The Crates are filled with rich soil and are assumed to be destined for the Gardens. Ash Campbell - made famous for his recent involvement in shipping plagued grain to Britain - has reportedly bought passage for Magincia. The unscrupulous merchant - who was banished from Dawn and is wanted in Britain for questioning - seems to be seeking refuge on the Isle and a new market for his goods. Umbra - A Fae Creature - with the torso of a man and the legs of a goat - is reported to have entered the Necropolis more than a week ago. He thrust himself into the Bloodletters Guild and threatened to expose himself if the Embalmers did not release the head of a Dark Elf. Guardswoman Szentasha the Umbral claims to have been seduced by the strange creature and now bears his child. A Necromantic Scholar is reported to be writing a novel that he hopes will appeal to the Britannians and will calm their fears of the Black Art. He calls his novel Chicken Soup for the Soulless. The High Sea - A month ago, Sailors from the Southern Isles reported seeing a column of flame erupt from the Isle of Fire. Those who have investigated since report discovering a tall, ruined tower set amongst the volcanic cindercones. The doors to the structure are locked, and attempts to penetrate it - or scale the walls - have been met with disasterous consequences. Merchants and natives believe the building is cursed, and even the bravest explorers claim the building sends an inhuman chill down their spines.