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The Covetowne Gazette

Discussion in 'UO White Stag Inn' started by davehibb, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. davehibb

    davehibb Guest

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    February 16, 2009
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    The Covetowne Gazette - Much better than the Word of the Worker

    The Gazette is now accepting donations. All Sketches contained within are completely accurate. The Gazette is not responsible for emotional, physical, or financial harm inflicted by the reading, possession, or, in rare cases, burning of this pamphlet.

    Militia Offensive Repulsed

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    This Tuesday the Company once again engaged the rebelling Vesperian militia in battle. Though the Militia fought valiantly, twice driving the Company from their positions, they suffered heavy losses and were twice repulsed themselves. As the battle hung in the balance, last-minute reinforcements arrived on the field and gave the Trade Union the morale boost it needed. General Stirling and Commander Morana immediately put these fresh troops to use.

    In what was to be the fifth and final charge of the day, the Union breached and stormed a set of heavily defended Militia fortifications and, after several minutes of fierce but nevertheless one-sided fighting, ejected the rebels from their positions and forced them from the island.

    With Vesper's elections looming and the Civil War still raging as fiercely as ever, many are beginning to wonder what will happen in the coming weeks. Will there be peace in Vesper at last? Will the disunion and bloodshed continue? Will the War have caused irreparable damage to Chancellor Van Cocidius' election chances? Will the misguided rebel leader Escaflowne run against the Chancellor? Only time will tell.

    Tensions With Yew Mount

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    In the wake of recent events such as the cowardly Waywatcher assault on the Altmere Road Outpost, the Baronial Snowball Incident, and the more recent capture of a Yewish Spy, tensions have begun to mount between Cove and Yew. While there have been no major engagements, the Altmere Incident proves that the current peace is a fragile one. Indeed, many Covians and Vesperians alike have called for the immediate liberation of Altmere and Minoc.

    Meanwhile, a Covian diplomatic mission to Yew - aimed towards promoting cooperation and peace - was met with nothing but thinly-veiled Yewish warmongering. Sources within the Company state that at one point a Yewish Guardsman even struck the Commander, nearly causing hostilities to erupt on the spot. However, in a heroic display of discipline and self-control, the Company rushed to their Commander's aid and, never once lashing out in retaliation, calmly marched home.

    With a tempest raging in Vesper and the dark cloud of Loyalist oppression looming in the West, it seems that dark days lie ahead. Even as it pleads for peace, Cove finds itself preparing to meet blade with blade to defend its lands and preserve its freedom.

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    The Company Is Recruiting.​


    Having risen from the ashes of the disbanded Covian army, The Company continues to fight for freedom and against tyranny wherever and whenever required.

    The unit is looking for men and women to bolster it's ranks for the challenges ahead as it aims to build on it's fierce reputation gained liberating Vesper from the greedy clutches of it's own militia.

    The Company offers a clean slate, a new start to those wishing to join up, it will not judge a warrior's past as long as that past has been put to rest. Anyone bringing their troubles with them to The Company will be expelled, or worse.

    If you value freedom or wish to leave your former life behind, contact Commander Morana at pigeon cage: 205754768.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~​

    - Linaeus C. Blackwind, Editor in Chief, Reporter General, Primary Publisher,
    Writer, and Distributor.
    The Covetowne Gazette

    - Aided by Lucius I. Edwards, Reporter and Crier.


    (OOC Note: The names in the journals in screenshots are not IC knowledge under any circumstances. This newspaper is liberally tossed about on the ground and front steps throughout town the morning after it is printed, and the stories in it are IC information. The names mentioned -in the text- may be treated as IC information.)

     
  2. davehibb

    davehibb Guest

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    The Covetowne Gazette - Also better than the Trinsic Beacon

    The Gazette is now accepting donations. All Sketches contained within are completely accurate. The Gazette is not responsible for emotional, physical, or financial harm inflicted by the reading, possession, or, in rare cases, burning of this pamphlet.

    Torrak Keres Killed In Action

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    Cove, Vesper, and Yew face off in New Haven.

    Last evening was a grim evening indeed, as several skirmishes with the Yewish Militia occurred throughout Cove, Vesper, New Haven, and Stonekeep. Participating in almost all of these was Covian Hero Torrak Keres. Unfortunately, preliminary reports have stated that "The Keres" did not survive the last of these encounters.

    The first battle took place early in the evening, with several Yewlanders making an attempt on Commander Raiden Morana's life, in retaliation for some undoubtedly imagined offense. However, the alarm was raised and aid promptly arrived, defeating several of the Loyalist scum and forcing the rest to withdraw without accomplishing their objective. The Loyalists had failed in their pathetic attempts to slay one of Cove's Finest.

    Later in day, sources state, Mercenary Keres was leading a small group of three or four Covians on a recruitment expedition in New Haven. They spent nearly an hour there, bolstering the ranks of the Company and Cove's Citizenry. All seemed to be going well, when, suddenly, the Yewish and Vesperian Militias marched into the square. Vesper, seemingly lost, merely stood off to the side while the Yewish quickly set about their usual routine - attempting to provoke the well-disciplined Covians into initiating a fight. Keres, it is said, spent much time while his men traded insults with the Yewish, trying to convince the large Vesperian force present to come to his men's aid.

    "Surely," he said, "If you don't help us rid New Haven of these scum now, they will turn on you as well as soon as we've been routed!"

    However, his pleas fell on deaf ears. Vesper, citing the recent Civil War, refused to come to the rescue of the Covian squad. The Covians braced for battle as the Yewish took aim. Just when it seemed that four of Cove's Finest were to be swept away by the cowardly puddle of grey-clad sheeplovers before them, Keres gave the order to do the unthinkable; Retreat! The Squad quickly withdrew from the Square, as Yewish arrows whirred uselessly past.

    But Keres would not be intimidated by the Yewish and return home a coward, so he ordered his men to return to New Haven with orders not to engage them except to aid the Vesperians. When the Covians arrived they found the Yewish routed.

    Grave news came, however, as one of the Vesperians reported that Captain Escaflowne had been captured. Keres and his brave men braced themselves for the coming conflict, and extended an offer of aid to the already battle-weary Vesperians. They accepted, and the four Covians marched alongside the red-clad Vesperians into the heart of Stonekeep. Up the stairs of the prison they marched, and they knocked heavily on the grimly-wrought iron doors. A hapless Yewlander, not expecting to see the might of the North on the doorstep, flung open the doors and the combined Vespero-Covian force stormed into the prison and rescued their Captain.

    Upon returning to the Vesperian Militia Headquarters, however, the force found themselves pursued by Yewish reinforcements. Rallying to face their common foe, the Yewish were easily beaten back. Keres dismissed his men, and began walking back to Cove with Recruit Leander Le Blanc.

    What happened next is somewhat unclear, but what has been learned has made even this stoic reporter tremble with rage. As the already wounded Torrak Keres reached the barracks, several armed Yewlanders sprung out of the shadows and felled he and Le Blanc in a cowardly ambush. Cove's Hero, a veteran of many a conflict, an idol to his men, the primary source of material for this paper, and famous storyteller...

    ...had been murdered by revenge-crazed, violence-loving, cowardly Yewlanders on Covian Soil!

    Even worse, Le Blanc stated that he saw a Templar of the Avatarian Church aiding in the Ambush! Has the Yewish Church forsaken Valor, Honor, Honesty? Justice? These are grim times indeed, when even the Clergy cannot be depended on to show a shred of decency. Corruption in the Yewish Church is obviously as rampant as it is in the Yewish Militia!

    What will Cove do to avenge this great loss? Will Yew be made to pay for their aggression? Will Vesper and Cove ban together once more under the common banner, not of the Vesper Trade Union, but of The Northern Alliance? Pray that they do, dear reader, and, Avatar willing, there will be brighter days ahead.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~​

    The Company Is Recruiting​


    Having risen from the ashes of the disbanded Covian army, The Company continues to fight for freedom and against tyranny wherever and whenever required.

    The unit is looking for men and women to bolster it's ranks for the challenges ahead as it aims to build on it's fierce reputation gained liberating Vesper from the greedy clutches of it's own militia.

    The Company offers a clean slate, a new start to those wishing to join up, it will not judge a warrior's past as long as that past has been put to rest. Anyone bringing their troubles with them to The Company will be expelled, or worse.

    If you value freedom or wish to leave your former life behind, contact Commander Morana at pigeon cage: 205754768.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~​

    - Linaeus C. Blackwind, Editor in Chief, Reporter General, Primary Publisher,
    Writer, and Distributor.
    The Covetowne Gazette

    - Aided by Lucius I. Edwards, Reporter and Crier.


    (OOC Note: The names in the journals in screenshots are not IC knowledge under any circumstances. This newspaper is liberally tossed about on the ground and front steps throughout town the morning after it is printed, and the stories in it are IC information. The names mentioned -in the text- may be treated as IC information.)
     
  3. davehibb

    davehibb Guest

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    The Covetowne Gazette - Also better than the Trinsic Beacon

    The Gazette is now accepting donations. All Sketches contained within are completely accurate. The Gazette is not responsible for emotional, physical, or financial harm inflicted by the reading, possession, or, in rare cases, burning of this pamphlet.

    Church Attacked!

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    This evening Cove was shocked upon discovering that a brutal triple-murder had been committed on the very steps of the Church. Yet more disconcerting Covians was the shocking realization that the Church was, in fact, on fire. Mercenaries and Citizens briefly struggled against the fire before eventually extinguishing the fire. Luckily, the Church suffered only superficial damage. The same cannot be said for the three people murdered outside - all of whom suffered several shooting, stabbing, and slashing wounds. One was allegedly even stomped on several times.

    The Church was, as expected, unavailable for comment on the matter. Therefore, the Gazette will take this opportunity to state that it is generally assumed the Church would've said the following;

    "The heathens who didst commit this vile and heretical act shalt be brought swiftly to justice."

    Who exactly is responsible for this crime is unclear, but the Company assures us that they will be taking all necessary measures to capture the culprit(s) and bring bring them to justice.

    In other news...
    Torrak Keres isnt actually dead.
    Patrols to the Orc Fort have become increasingly dangerous as a more intelligent band of Orcs seems to have taken up residence there.
    There are rumors going around that a Cult of Guardian-worshippers has moved into Town.


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    The Company Is Recruiting​



    Having risen from the ashes of the disbanded Covian army, The Company continues to fight for freedom and against tyranny wherever and whenever required.

    The unit is looking for men and women to bolster it's ranks for the challenges ahead as it aims to build on it's fierce reputation gained liberating Vesper from the greedy clutches of it's own militia.

    The Company offers a clean slate, a new start to those wishing to join up, it will not judge a warrior's past as long as that past has been put to rest. Anyone bringing their troubles with them to The Company will be expelled, or worse.

    If you value freedom or wish to leave your former life behind, contact Commander Morana at pigeon cage: 205754768.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~​

    - Linaeus C. Blackwind, Editor in Chief, Reporter General, Primary Publisher,
    Writer, and Distributor.
    The Covetowne Gazette


    (OOC Note: The names in the journals in screenshots are not IC knowledge under any circumstances. This newspaper is liberally tossed about on the ground and front steps throughout town the morning after it is printed, and the stories in it are IC information. The names mentioned -in the text- may be treated as IC information.)
     
  4. davehibb

    davehibb Guest

    11th March 2009
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    The Covetowne Gazette - The only real newspaper there is.

    The Gazette is now accepting donations. All Sketches contained within are completely accurate. The Gazette is not responsible for emotional, physical, or financial harm inflicted by the reading, possession, or, in rare cases, burning of this pamphlet.

    Recruits Kidnapped, Tortured.

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    The recent kidnapping and torturing of two recruits and almost nightly attacks in Covianshire have been attributed to a Cult of Guardian Worshipers. The group allegedly arrived in Cove early last week, posing as travelling Monks, and quickly set about their dark doings. Just as rumors of their presence were only beginning to circulate, they found their first victim; Mercenary Recruit Me'an Silen. The elf was apparently found in a set of ruins, badly burned, with his hands pinned to an old altar with daggers. Although he was rescued in time, he is still recovering from his injuries.

    Later that week, Recruit Abigail Keres - sister of infamous economy killer and recruit murderer Torrak Keres - was also attacked. She was found with her hands and feet nailed to the very same altar in the same way as Recruit Silen. Furthermore, she was cut in several places and her clothes had been stripped away. It seems that the heretics' plan was for the poor girl to freeze to death.

    "Dey obviously nay evah met som'ones s'from Daggar Isle, t'ijjits." remarked Torrak Keres.

    Miss Keres was also rescued in time, and has since been treated and released from the Hospital. We at the Gazette wish her a restfull and speedy recovery.

    However, the events of this past weekend suggest that relaxation will not be an option. According to Recruit Silen, the Cultists, through some vile ritual that the Gazette will not even begin to speculate as to the details of, burnt away their skin and now exist as walking skeletons! It seems that when the Church is away, the Guardian will play. Sources within the Company state that patrols and sentries in Covianshire have become increasingly dangerous as Orcs and Undead become increasingly bold in their attacks.

    Will the Company see to it that this threat is quickly eliminated? Will the Church intervene and drive these vile creatures back to the abyss? What is certain is that for the time being, nowhere in Covianshire or the Glenmores is safe. Sources withing the Company have futher stated that it is recommended that no one travel alone or unarmed through Covianshire until further notice. For now, the casualties continue to mount.

    In other news...
    Sentries along the Vesper-Altmere road have been ambushed.
    Orcs and Undead have made forays into the Household itself.
    Recruits Abigail Keres and Leander Le Blanc are reportedly dating.
    Torrak Keres has allegedly assaulted and threatened Recruit Le Blanc.
    Commander Morana is engaged to a Swaggers Barmaid.


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    The Company Is Recruiting​


    Having risen from the ashes of the disbanded Covian army, The Company continues to fight for freedom and against tyranny wherever and whenever required.

    The unit is looking for men and women to bolster it's ranks for the challenges ahead as it aims to build on it's fierce reputation gained liberating Vesper from the greedy clutches of it's own militia.

    The Company offers a clean slate, a new start to those wishing to join up, it will not judge a warrior's past as long as that past has been put to rest. Anyone bringing their troubles with them to The Company will be expelled, or worse.

    If you value freedom or wish to leave your former life behind, contact Commander Morana at pigeon cage: 205754768.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~​

    - Linaeus C. Blackwind, Editor in Chief, Reporter General, Primary Publisher,
    Writer, and Distributor.
    The Covetowne Gazette


    (OOC Note: The names in the journals in screenshots are not IC knowledge under any circumstances. This newspaper is liberally tossed about on the ground and front steps throughout town the morning after it is printed, and the stories in it are IC information. The names mentioned -in the text- may be treated as IC information.)
     
  5. davehibb

    davehibb Guest

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    The Covetowne Gazette - The Least Biased Newpasper In The World

    The Gazette is now accepting donations. All Sketches contained within are completely accurate. The Gazette is not responsible for emotional, physical, or financial harm inflicted by the reading, possession, or, in rare cases, burning of this pamphlet.

    Altmere Burning

    Corpses piled high, blood running in rivers to the bay, hundreds of carrion birds circling overhead, a stench worse than that of the vilest of wytches’ dens – this is the current scene in the Loyalist-occupied Covian province of Altmere. The Yewish militia, under direct order by Captain Bladius Dart, has set about forcefully removing the native Altmerians to make room for immigrant sheep farmers. Those who refuse to move, and those who cannot move, have their property seized and they are given the choice to either flee their homes or face a Yewish sword. The Word of the Worker describes this as “…the careful management of the Yewish Militia.”

    Is this what the Loyalists call prosperity? Surely the Yewish do not judge their success on how much innocent blood they can spill? Or do they? Let us examine the many other times that the Butcher’s Militia has lied to the world to justify the slaughter of innocents;

    The Mill Massacre, obviously engineered by pro-war elements of the Yewish Militia, was blamed on the Covian Army. Are Yew’s borders so insecure that a Covian detachment could slip, unseen, into the heart of their city, slaughter a dozen innocent civilians, and then casually march out? I say nay! How, then, did a dozen Yewish citizens suddenly turn up dead? The answer, dear reader, is simple. As the Border Wars ground to a halt and a stalemate was beginning to develop, it seemed imminent that the Yewish plan for conquest would be thwarted – their dream of grazing their sheep on the verdant plains of Altmere would never come true. But deep in the dark and sinister fortress of Stonekeep, their vile Captain devised an equally vile plan. He would rally the Militia, no matter what the cost – and, indeed, that cost would prove to be great. It is no coincidence that only a few days after the massacre, the Loyalist Horde finally crossed the river into the borderlands.

    Another fabrication of the Yewish warmongers is the false claim that Cove has inflicted any manner of harm upon the good people of New Haven. Quite the contrary, Cove has journeyed to Haven on several occasions to remind the people that they do not stand alone against their Yewish tormentors. For weeks, concerned citizens of New Haven have been taking members of the Company aside to beg them for aid – saying the Yewish have bullied them, taken their homes for use as barracks, savagely beaten dissenters, murdered those who do not bow to their will, and forcefully conscripted their children into the Yewish militia. Not content to commit the atrocities, the Loyalist scum have seen fit to accuse Cove of them!

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    Does this look like a raid to -you-?

    I was not aware that libel is legal in Yew. I was shocked to find that murder, torture, unjust imprisonment, and forceful occupation of a friendly state are common Yewish practices. I was horrified to learn that the Church of Yew has at every turn supported the Militia’s ever growing quest for blood.

    Now, as the Yewish Militia grows bored of bullying and harassing the innocent people of New Haven, it looks to Altmere for its next fix. Will the world stand idly by while innocent people are forced from their homes under threat of torture and death? While the bloodthirsty Yewish war machine grinds ever closer to its ultimate goal of world domination? While rogue states such as Yew spread chaos and war, even as foul monsters and evil men wander the streets of Trinsic, Britain, Skara Brae, Vesper, Minoc, and even Yew itself? Or will the world open its eyes and finally see Yew for what it truly is – a cesspool of hatred, corruption, warmongering, and greed?

    In other news...
    Torrak Keres has been promoted to Corporal.
    Undead and Orcs have been harassing travellers in Covianshire.
    New Haven has asked the Company to guard its streets against Yewish banditry.
    The Northern Alliance has been disbanded; future Vespero-Covian relations uncertain.
    Yew's Word of the Worker newspaper revealed to be blatanly libelous.


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    The Company Is Recruiting​



    Having risen from the ashes of the disbanded Covian army, The Company continues to fight for freedom and against tyranny wherever and whenever required.

    The unit is looking for men and women to bolster it's ranks for the challenges ahead as it aims to build on it's fierce reputation gained liberating Vesper from the greedy clutches of it's own militia.

    The Company offers a clean slate, a new start to those wishing to join up, it will not judge a warrior's past as long as that past has been put to rest. Anyone bringing their troubles with them to The Company will be expelled, or worse.

    If you value freedom or wish to leave your former life behind, contact Commander Morana at pigeon cage: 205754768.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~​

    - Linaeus C. Blackwind, Editor in Chief, Reporter General, Primary Publisher,
    Writer, and Distributor.
    The Covetowne Gazette

    - Aided by Lucius I. Edwards, Reporter and Crier.


    (OOC Note: The names in the journals in screenshots are not IC knowledge under any circumstances. This newspaper is liberally tossed about on the ground and front steps throughout town the morning after it is printed, and the stories in it are IC information. The names mentioned -in the text- may be treated as IC information.)
     
  6. davehibb

    davehibb Guest

    *A letter printed on behalf of Commander Morana to the readers of the Covetowne Gazette*

     
  7. davehibb

    davehibb Guest

    26th March 2009
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    The Covetowne Gazette - The Least Biased Newpasper In The World

    The Gazette is now accepting donations. All Sketches contained within are completely accurate. The Gazette is not responsible for emotional, physical, or financial harm inflicted by the reading, possession, or, in rare cases, burning of this pamphlet.

    Torrak Keres; Hopeless or Heroic?

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    Corporal Keres issues notice of eviction to occupying Vesperians' captain.

    Corporal Torrak Keres is perhaps the most controversial figure currently living in Cove. During his seven months as a member of first the Covian Army, then The Company, he has overcome a long series of setbacks and become one of the most hated and yet most loved citizens of Cove. But how did this seemingly incompetent, bumbling fool survive this long? To answer this question, we must look back to his life before joining the Army;

    Torrak Keres was born some thirty six years ago to two poverty-stricken inhabitants of a small town on Dagger Isle. When he came of age, Torrak Keres enlisted in the town's militia. What exactly drove him to leave the island is unclear, but one is driven by his deeds in Cove to assume that he either killed a recruit or single-handedly obliterated the economy.

    What is certain is that roughly seven months ago Keres enlisted in the Covian Army, and the town has been slowly spiralling towards destruction since.

    However, it would seem that his subordinates in the Company hold him in high regards, despite his obvious lack of any leadership ability, fighting skill, or basic intelligence whatsoever.

    We at the Gazette cannot begin to imagine why his men like Corporal Keres, with his strange fascination with walruses, dark sense of humor (see; "single handedly obliterated the economy"), and tendency to accidentally mortally wound recruits.

    Torrak Keres - Why isnt he dead yet?

    Vesper Makes Common Mistake

    This past Sunday, the militia of the Republic of Vesper, led by their obviously bewildered and overeager new Captain, Damien Bedford, accidentally invaded Covianshire. Covian forces, led by the notorious Corporal Torrak Keres, quickly moved to remove the innocent interlopers from what they honestly believed to be their own land. The fools.

    The resulting violence left dozens wounded, and saw the Vesperians unintentionally capture and successfully defend a foothold in the Covian province of Covianshire. However, the poor, confused souls believed they were in Vesparicia Province! Hahah!

    Similar mistakes have been made in the past by everyone from the Royal Guard to an Orc Horde, to crazed Kaldorians, to bloodthirsty Yewlanders, to Skara Braeans. The one thing all of these groups have in common seems to be a general inability to remember exactly where their territory ends and the territory of the Baronship of Cove begins. Really, does Covianshire look like part of Vesper to you? The distinct lack of even a single bridge suggests that it does not!

    Unfortunately, it seems the Vesperians' ignorance of their own borders may lead to an even larger conflict. Let us hope that no Covians get "lost" in Vesparicia, or we may have a border war on our hands!

    The Vesperians - Someone please give them a map and sextant.

    In other news...
    Company enlistment rates reach all-time high as warriors from around the world flock to join.
    Recruit Leander Le Blanc receives promotion to Mercenary, plus a medal for excellent writing skills.
    The Baron is forced to hand over his favorite cap to a "hideous peon" prior to Sunday's Parade.
    Former Commander Shadwell's leg indeed not growing back; hopes of many dashed.
    Wife-to-be of Commander Morana savagely beaten, becomes most recent victim of the Undead and Orcs roaming Covianshire.

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    The Company Is Recruiting

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    Having risen from the ashes of the disbanded Covian army, The Company continues to fight for freedom and against tyranny wherever and whenever required.

    The unit is looking for men and women to bolster it's ranks for the challenges ahead as it aims to build on it's fierce reputation gained liberating Vesper from the greedy clutches of it's own militia.

    The Company offers a clean slate, a new start to those wishing to join up, it will not judge a warrior's past as long as that past has been put to rest. Anyone bringing their troubles with them to The Company will be expelled, or worse.

    If you value freedom or wish to leave your former life behind, contact Commander Morana at pigeon cage: 205754768.

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    - Linaeus C. Blackwind, Editor in Chief, Reporter General, Primary Publisher,
    Writer, and Distributor.
    The Covetowne Gazette

    - Aided by Lucius I. Edwards, Reporter and Crier.


    (OOC Note: The names in the journals in screenshots are not IC knowledge under any circumstances. This newspaper is liberally tossed about on the ground and front steps throughout town the morning after it is printed, and the stories in it are IC information. The names mentioned -in the text- may be treated as IC information.)
     
  8. davehibb

    davehibb Guest

    [​IMG]

    The Covetowne Gazette - The Least Biased Newpasper In The World

    The Gazette is now accepting donations. All Sketches contained within are completely accurate. The Gazette is not responsible for emotional, physical, or financial harm inflicted by the reading, possession, or, in rare cases, burning of this pamphlet.

    Vesper Rising

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    Vesperian Invasion Force

    This past Sunday, the Militia of the Republic of Vesper seized a complex of mining tunnels long considered Covian territory. It is generally believed that this was an attempt to cripple Cove's defenders by limiting their ore supply. Unfortunately for our redcloaked friends, they seem to have overlooked the Glenmores. However, this does little to excuse what can only be described as an undeclared war on Cove, instigated by the winner of the recent Vesperian elections, the treasonous and previously defeated former Captain Escaflowne.

    Not content to drive innocent Covians from the border regions, the Vesperian swine are now attempting to drive Covian prospectors from the Covetous mountains. It seems that the fools have forgotten the last few wars they've waged against Cove. Most noteworthy, one in which Cove was granted exclusive rights to the aforementions Covetous mines.

    Breaking treaties, attacking former allies, and driving innocent people from their homes seems to be a common theme in Vesper these days. With the warmonger Damien Bedford as Militia Captain, and the dimwit Escaflowne as Chancellor - both of them traitors to the nation they now lead - one supposes that this was inevitable. After all, Vesper always has been known to turn on its allies as soon as they're no longer useful.

    What Vesper will do next is unclear. One wonders whether they'll next make a move to recapture the now loyalist-held City of Minoc. Or will they make further moves into Covianshire, and on to Cove itself? What is clear is that Vesper is on the warpath, and Cove is in its way.

    In other news...
    Aliryl Trefynwyd promoted to Officer Cadet - new Corporal on the rise?
    Warriors continue to flock to Cove to join the Company.
    Immigration rate reaches all time high.
    Yew and Cove enjoy relative peace, as Vesper seeks to break it.
    Commoner Raen missing after his home is burnt down, foul play evident.


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    The Company Is Recruiting

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    Having risen from the ashes of the disbanded Covian army, The Company continues to fight for freedom and against tyranny wherever and whenever required.

    The unit is looking for men and women to bolster it's ranks for the challenges ahead as it aims to build on it's fierce reputation gained liberating Vesper from the greedy clutches of it's own militia.

    The Company offers a clean slate, a new start to those wishing to join up, it will not judge a warrior's past as long as that past has been put to rest. Anyone bringing their troubles with them to The Company will be expelled, or worse.

    If you value freedom or wish to leave your former life behind, contact Commander Morana at pigeon cage: 205754768.

    ------------------------------------------------------​

    - Linaeus C. Blackwind, Editor in Chief, Reporter General, Primary Publisher,
    Writer, and Distributor.
    The Covetowne Gazette

    - Aided by Lucius I. Edwards, Reporter and Crier.



    (OOC Note: The names in the journals in screenshots are not IC knowledge under any circumstances. This newspaper is liberally tossed about on the ground and front steps throughout town the morning after it is printed, and the stories in it are IC information. The names mentioned -in the text- may be treated as IC information.)
     
  9. davehibb

    davehibb Guest

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    The Covetowne Gazette - Also better than the Trinsic Beacon

    The Gazette is now accepting donations. All Sketches contained within are completely accurate. The Gazette is not responsible for emotional, physical, or financial harm inflicted by the reading, possession, or, in rare cases, burning of this pamphlet.


    Festive Celebrations In Cove.

    Last Saturday eve saw a festive treat in Cove as up and coming Commoner Penny Freckletip hosted a feast in the town square, which was followed by an egg hunt.

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    The feast was a grand occasion, visited by Commander Morana, Sergeant Hoagie and Burgher Axiana Takeamada as well as off duty Company members, townsfolk and travellers. With the feast and subsequent egg hunt, won by Mercenary Kado Gael, being such a success it is rumoured that Miss Freckletip will soon receive her Citizen Papers and become an accepted citizen of Cove.

    Relations With Vesper Worsen.

    It's rumoured that a Covian delegation returned from a meeting with Vesperian officials in poor spirits. My sources suggest that attempts made by Commander Morana to bring an end to the border dispute and reforge old alliances was rebuffed by Chancellor Escaflowne and Captain Bedford, who I am led to believe, were more interested in puffing their own chests and eyeing Vesper's future domination of the lands.

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    Meanwhile reports from outlying settlements throughout the Covian Shire claim livestock being slaughtered, resources being stolen, men, women and children being attacked or carried off. It is thought that the Vesperian Militia is behind these crimes.

    In Other News.

    The Baronship Council announces plans for a May Day weekend Festival in Cove.
    The Commander's marriage to Railen of the Swaggers is thought to be just one of a number of events to take place during the three day festival.
    Reports confirm that the Commoner Raen was killed in the recent fire at his home. Many locals point their finger at Vesper.
    Off duty Company mercenaries apprehend mugger during a recent market held in Cove.
    Yewish and Covians enjoy a harmonious evening at the Green Goblin tavern during one of Officer Cadet Trefynwyd's regular relaxation evenings.


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    The Company Is Recruiting

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    Having risen from the ashes of the disbanded Covian army, The Company continues to fight for freedom and against tyranny wherever and whenever required.

    The unit is looking for men and women to bolster it's ranks for the challenges ahead as it aims to build on it's fierce reputation gained liberating Vesper from the greedy clutches of it's own militia.

    The Company offers a clean slate, a new start to those wishing to join up, it will not judge a warrior's past as long as that past has been put to rest. Anyone bringing their troubles with them to The Company will be expelled, or worse.

    If you value freedom or wish to leave your former life behind, contact Commander Morana at pigeon cage: 205754768.

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    - Linaeus C. Blackwind, Editor in Chief, Reporter General, Primary Publisher,
    Writer, and Distributor.
    The Covetowne Gazette

    - Aided by Lucius I. Edwards, Reporter and Crier.

    (OOC Note: The names in the journals in screenshots are not IC knowledge under any circumstances. This newspaper is liberally tossed about on the ground and front steps throughout town the morning after it is printed, and the stories in it are IC information. The names mentioned -in the text- may be treated as IC information.)
     
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    The Covetowne Gazette - Everything we print is true.

    The Gazette is now accepting donations. All Sketches contained within are completely accurate. The Gazette is not responsible for emotional, physical, or financial harm inflicted by the reading, possession, or, in rare cases, burning of this pamphlet.


    The Yewish Flu?

    A new and deadly disease is rumoured to have been taking lives! The disease takes the form of a nasty flu, which apparently is mainly associated with close contact with sheep. Much of Yew is devastated due to this new virulent form of the flu, and much of their militia is currently rumoured to be incapacitated. Cove need not be alarmed, as this "sheep flu" is localised to Yew, but there is a fear of it spreading to other parts of Sosaria, causing a pandemic. Especially the Glenmore highlands are at risk, as the locals there are known for their special relations with their sheep.

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    A nervous Khaelieth with Abra the shepherd and one of the reservoirs of disease

    Khaelieth Llelmandred Kellenwyr Sereghyanda, cunningly disguised as a human, interviewed a local Yewan shepherd who was still able to work, though was sneezing a lot throughout the entire interview. When asked how close the contact had to be with the sheep for people to contract this disease the shepherd was awfully closemouthed, only muttering something about "intimate relations."

    In other news...
    Commander Morana marries Railen Beryl of Swaggers.
    Orcish attacks increase - surprise assault on May Day festival thwarted.
    Peace Talks over Minoc to commence in Moonglow soon.
    Altmere still not free.
    Vesper attempts (poorly) to repair damaged relations with Cove.
    Yew and Cove friendly for the first time in years, will it last?
    Sergeant Keres successfully defends Baronial Honor in duel with Yewish militiaman.



    - Article by Khaelieth Llelmandred Kellenwyr Sereghyanda

    - Edited by Linaeus C. Blackwind,

    - Assisted by Lucius I. Edwards.


    ((OOC disclaimer; the above is one of the many unfounded rumors commonly published by the Gazette. In (RP) reality, there is no epidemic spreading through Yew.))
     
  11. davehibb

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    Rejoice! Cove's coffers overflow once more! And the Covian Army is reborn!

    Despite the efforts of slapdash Trinsican sailors and orcish raiders to see it at the bottom of the big blue, the Treasure Fleet did in fact arrive in Cove and it's contents entered into the once bare Covian coffers.

    The appearance of Orcish corsairs caused the Trinsican seamen to panic splitting the fleet's formation and allowing the greenskins to board vessels one by one as they entered Cove bay.

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    However gallant fighting by the members of the Company, including a daring counterattack led by Commander Morana to recover a few trinkets stolen by the orcs, saw that the coins, gems and jewelry delivered by the Treasure Fleet were entered safely into the coffers and not some stinking orc hovel. And thus Cove's monetary turnaround was complete.

    No longer would she be obliged to hire her brave warriors out to the highest bidder in order to bolster the economy. Financial security had been achieved and the Covian Army reborn!

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    In other news:
    A Covian recruit explodes after testing a strange purple wine for the Baron.
    Newly appointed Grenadier Sergeant Keres gets a haircut. His polished pate invoking memories of Grenadier legend Gimbly.
    Commander's wife becomes Green Goblin manageress and is also with child.
    Rumours claim Officer Cadet ShadowHand has taken a Yewish lass as his bride in a secret ceremony.


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    - Linaeus C. Blackwind, Editor in Chief, Reporter General, Primary Publisher,
    Writer, and Distributor.
    The Covetowne Gazette

    - Aided by Lucius I. Edwards, Reporter and Crier.

    (OOC Note: The names in the journals in screenshots are not IC knowledge under any circumstances. This newspaper is liberally tossed about on the ground and front steps throughout town the morning after it is printed, and the stories in it are IC information. The names mentioned -in the text- may be treated as IC information.)
     
  12. davehibb

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    The Covetowne Gazette - The only real newspaper there is.

    The Gazette is now accepting donations. All Sketches contained within are completely accurate. The Gazette is not responsible for emotional, physical, or financial harm inflicted by the reading, possession, or, in rare cases, burning of this pamphlet.

    Covian Army Repels Vesperian Attack On Stonekeep

    A detachment of Covian guardsmen, led by Grenadier Sergeant Torrak Keres, headed to Stonekeep this eve upon hearing that the Yewish had taken several Vesperian prisoners and that the Republic had declared war on Yew. One of the prisoners in question was wanted in Cove on charges of spying and the guardsmen went to secure her into custody.

    However as the band of Covians, led by a single Waywatcher entered Stonekeep the prisoner they had come to secure had escaped Yewish bonds and was legging it up the road. As Cove's guardsmen ventured further into the 'Keep a large Vesperian force was smashing into the Yewish militia.

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    Covian forces save Stonekeep from the Vesperian hordes.

    The Covians formed and armed up under orders from Commander Morana but did not engage. The Commander tried to reason with the overwhelming Vesperian force but the attack did not abate and thus, the guardsman of Cove were ordered to engage the rampant Vesperians.

    One by one the red garbed warriors fell or fled until the Commander Morana and his men secured Stonekeep with the help of the few Yewish who were not bloodied and cleaved. As always the Covians did what was right. Defending the weak against the bully, even if it did mean helping the Yewish into the bargain.

    Another Covian victory!

    Inside;
    Vesper declares War on Yew. (page 2)
    Covian Soldiers slay eldritch creatures, vol. 9562. (pages 3-7)
    Cove and Yew allies? Lucius Edwards investigates. (Page 8)
    Vesperian Imperialism: The Red Menace (page 9-10)

    - Linaeus C. Blackwind, Editor in Chief, Reporter General, Primary Publisher,
    Writer, and Distributor.
    The Covetowne Gazette
     
  13. davehibb

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    Cowardly Attack As Vesper Defiles Ceasefire
    & Acts Of Cannibalism Reported In The Republic!

    Free men of Cove and citizens of Sosaria!

    By the good grace of Baron Octiovus of Cove I bring ye the gravest of news.

    Vesperians defile the ceasefire!

    Last eve in a cowardly action, Vesperian forces ambushed Covian and Yewish guardsmen as they sought to return the body of the late Tanya Dart from Cove to her homeland of Yew.

    Overwhelming Vesperian forces first attacked a decoy party and then the main body, capturing the casket containing the corpse of the Yewish Captain's dead wife.

    However as the full might of Cove and Yew regrouped and sought to reclaim the casket the cowardly Vesperians were nowhere to be found.

    Later that eve, battered and bruised Covian guardsmen were victim to another cowardly Vesperian attack as they sought a peaceful ale in the comfort of the Swaggers Inn.

    Rumours that the Vesperians had burned the casket containing Captain Dart's wife and snorted the ashes were soon allayed however as Chancellor Escaflowne declared that he and his men had feasted on the dead Waywatcher's remains.

    When asked to comment by this reporter, a bloodied Commander Morana replied: "Bastards..."
     
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    Burnings, Battles & Butchered Babies...

    Just your average happenings in the Baronship.

    Guardsman Recruit Franki Lusion was hung and his body burned after confessing to a number of crimes, most notably the attempted murder of the Commander's wife, Railen Morana.

    His drunken acts of violence against the staff of the Green Goblin tavern and his subsequent assault on the pregnant wife of Commander Morana led to his capture, imprisonment and subsequent execution.

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    His accomplice in these crimes but not in the attempt on Railen, the Goblin's acting Manageress' life, Guardsman Recruit Starkad was also imprisoned and flogged for his drunken deeds. Let this be a lesson to those Covians who think lawlessness will be tolerated.

    On a brighter note the heathen forces of Vesper were routed and driven from Covian lands by our brave guardsmen aided by the Yewish and their allies. The massed ranks of Vesper's wytches could not stand against the onslaught of Grenadiers and Besiegers as they blasted the Red Menace out of Cove.

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    Sadly this, as all battles was not without it's casualties. Though the death of a barmaid's young daughter during a Vesperian reprisal attack on Cove's tavern is a sad reminder of the atrocities of which Vesper and it's hirelings are constantly capable as they wage war on innocent civilians.

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    This reporter for one hopes that Vesper will be held accountable for these war crimes once this conflict has come to a close.

    Notices!


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