Sylvangarde

Meet the Misfits...I mean Miners!!

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Guards

Thonolan—male human Founder and leader
Aga Fau—Deputy, female human
Morvass—female halfling, mated to Gigkubad
Brak Bodore—male dwarf
Elonal Philevin—“male elf Elly”
Zoblit—male kobold

Civilians

Cragger Kench—male human Former bandit for Stag Lord, Stablehand
Olin Onghili—male half-elf Stablehand
Dubagra Gob—male human
Gigkubad—male halfling, mated to Morvass

Inmates

Ayles Megeson—male human former Stag Lord Lieutenant, in isolation
Topper Red—male human former Stag Lord bandit, bard
Kirk Meshit—male human
Dreth—female half-orc
Thorgunder the False—male dwarf
Githelor—male elf
Blob—?? goblin
Derthug—male dwarf
Kit Nurdat—female half-elf

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Kuthona 4713
Thonolan to Goody Niska

From Thonolan to Goody Niska

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Public Notice
Kuthona 4713

Seen on the public notice board in Haven—

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Public Notice
Neth 4713

Seen on public notice boards throughout Sylvangarde:

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Lamashan 4713
Lord Miliken to Goody Niska

From Lord Miliken of Haven to Goody Niska
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Attenshun!
Posted in Haven Town Square, Rova 4713

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Perlivash, cat-sized faerie dragon:
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And then, on the the next King’s Men adventure:

Guard Duty: Its a big Duty!

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Letter to Lord Vors, Lamashan 12

My Lord,

As ever, I hope this missive finds you well. There seems never to be a dull moment around here. We continue to make progress little by little. Haven and Tatzlford are developing steadily, and we are expecting to formally incorporate Oleg’s trading post within a few months. Normally, I do not approve of expanding our territory faster than our growing infrastructure can keep up, but I feel it is past time that I gave Oleg the official support that he deserves, as for all his gruff exterior, he and his wife have been good to me this past year.

Now that I think of it, sometimes it is amazing to realize that it has already been over a year since I first set out from Brevoy. So much has happened—most of it beyond my wildest imaginings. I could not have imagined, when I first left the north, that I would be charged with the ordering of an entire sovereign territory, particularly one as…diverse, as this one has proven to be. I certainly could not have imagined that I would now be happily wed to such a lovely, beautiful, and talented woman as Coriella. Over all, it has been strange, unlikely, yet wonderful—a phrase which could describe the current course of Sylvangarde as a whole, in addition to my marriage. The future is unknown, but for now I am pleased to see that my tiny little realm has drawn to it a number of people who are as diverse in their origins and makeup as they are united in purpose. They came here looking for better lives and better opportunities, and to that end have come together to overcome many unprecedented challenges. I like to imagine that the people here share my vision of a community built upon mutual trust and cooperation.

I will be forever grateful that everyone put their trust and faith in me as I made the unorthodox decisions that have shaped Sylvangarde since its founding. Giving full recognition to all non-hostile sentient beings within our bounds, such as fey and kobolds, has certainly caused much head-shaking and incredulity, but in recent months I have seen firsthand the wonderful fruit of those decisions, and a (pleasantly) surprising outpouring of support from the citizenry regarding them. I hope that I have not yet exhausted everyone’s patience, however, as I fear I am not stopping there. As I write this, I have just concluded negotiations with a tribe of lizardfolk to the south. Their ways are still strange to me, but Coriella seems to know much about them, and their leader is surprisingly erudite, so I have little fear in dealing with them.

I must say, every such diplomatic victory bolsters my hope. Our fey allies have proven invaluable to the overall defense of the realm, and the kobolds have proven to be an unexpected economic boon. As our mining operations develop, that should prove all the more true. Now, with the peaceful contact with the lizardfolk, we have simultaneously removed a potential threat and gained yet another unlikely ally. Though they are not yet encompassed within our claimed territories, and would likely retain their sovereignty in any case, and I could not command them, they will likely prove a deterrent to any hostile forces or creatures from that direction, or would at the very least give us warning.

All in all, I am heartened by my experiences of the past weeks. The grand experiment proceeds apace, and though we yet have much work to do, I am confident that we will meet the coming challenges with all the tenacity and vigor of those who know they work toward something greater than themselves. Thus, my Lord, I wish to leave you with hope. Until next time, be well, my Lord.

Melchior

PS: The young swordswoman who recently came from Medvyed, Arturia, has proven herself to be a loyal and scarily competent companion. Between her and Coriella, I feel remarkably secure. I do hope that you are not depleting Medvyed of all such exceptional young men and women!

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Rova 9, 4714

My lord,
As always, I hope this finds you well. I am sorry to hear that matters at home have occupied your attention to such a degree. I admit, I have had scant opportunity to keep up with current events in Brevoy, but I had hoped (rather optimistically, I suppose) that political matters there would improve after I had left.

Perhaps this letter and the news it bears will serve to divert you more pleasantly.

Firstly, I must say that I was struck quite speechless when I discerned the nature of your exquisite gift of the past month. I had not known that such a thing was in your possession, and I can only guess at the possible repercussions of your bequeathing such a thing to me. I shall simply say that I am grateful on behalf of the people in my care, honored by your continued trust in me, and humbled by your generosity. I hope only that it has not cost you overmuch to accomplish this.

As it is, I am certain that by now you have heard of the circumstances of the arrival of the item in question. (I presume my letters always arrive well after the fact). The matter was resolved quickly enough by a band of excellent fellows sent at your own behest. I think they will work out rather well, though they were a bit taken aback by Sylvangarde’s rather, ah, unique social demographic situation. Perhaps I should spread the word farther out and thus better prepare potential settlers for what they may encounter.

Another recent occurrence ended surprisingly well, though has somewhat sobering implications. An apparent itinerant minstrel named Grigori ended the territory some weeks back, and proceeded to stir up a bit of trouble among the populace. He was remarkably well-informed on many matters pertaining to events in both Sylvangarde and Brevoy, and his efforts seemed largely directed toward discrediting me personally. I have dealt with him in as humane a manner as possible, though his easy knowledge of our inner workings is both uncanny and disconcerting, and it will be looked into.

To ease your mind, I have saved the best news for last. Pray restrain your mirth, but I fear that Coriella and I are to be wed by the close of the month. I know quite well that your duties in Medvyed are legion, however I wished to personally invite you to the ceremony all the same. There are as yet no estates in Sylvangarde that may be let, and you may find the accommodations still rather rustic, but a place shall be made ready for you just the same. I do hope you are able to attend, though I should certainly understand in the event that duty and politics (if not convention) prevent it. Though the gods know that I have my misgivings, I feel that I should invite Iacobus as well. I am not certain that he would even desire to attend, but extending an invitation is, of course, the civil thing to do, and I would not wish him to feel slighted.

But there you have it. For good or ill, we all move forward. I eagerly await your reply.

Sincerely,
Melchior

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Note from Lord Vors to Melchior

I apologize for my remiss correspondence, Melchior. Family affairs have kept me from being properly attentive even to those I have the strongest wish to support and encourage. You are an example to the House and have succeeded in your endeavors beyond our expectation. I have been told that the coming winter is expected to be hard. We have an item in our vault that I believe may assist you. It will create a (relatively) warm haven for five miles in every direction. Erastil guide your steps.

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