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The Bastion Gazetteer
Volume I, Issue I
Editor-in-chief Llanwar WindStorm
Vengeful Legion Elders Declare War on Coven
This week, Clan Legion struck out from the relative peace
they have been maintaining, attacking Clan Coven.
Early reports from the conflict say that Elder Rei of Legion
has suffered numerous personal insults from members of Coven,
and decided that finally, enough was enough.
Clan Coven, which recently suffered through a war over the DarkFang
fiasco seemed unprepared in the early stages of this war, allowing
Clan Legion to gain the quick advantage.
Coven and Legion have a long history together, being two of the older
clans in Bastion. Their wars have a history of being drawn-out affairs,
with both sides having suffered losses at each other's hands from
bloody conflict. Reports continue to be sketchy at this point, and attempts
to contact Coven leadership for comment on this matter have not met with
success, although unnamed sources within Coven say that Legion fights not
for honour, but out of boredom.
Q Continues Attacks on Sehkma, War with Divergent
Clan Q fights their wars on multiple fronts these days. While enjoying many
successes in their war with Sehkma, who continue their policy of
non-violent resistance, Q has also continued to fight the Clan of
Divergent, in a battle with many consequences for the majority of the
killers in Bastion. With Clan Q and Divergent claiming most of the
successful killers among their respective members, this war shapes up
to be a conflict of titanic proportions. Neither side has been willing to
comment on the situation, although, in true Q fashion, it seems this war
is being fought for nothing more than 'fun' for its membership.
Aes Sedai Showing Signs of Life
Clan Aes Sedai, which has had problems with defections, as well as problems
communicating with their Gods has begun to show a rebirth in their membership.
Reports from around Bastion say that new people, sporting clan badges of Aes
Sedai have been seen across the city, from Smullens Plaza to Northern and
Southern Paladins way. Perhaps this new activity is a precursor to a glorious
return by the Immortally beautiful Swayde to the land. Aes Sedai spokespersons
say that reports of the clans demise were premature, and that the family of
helpers continues their mission. However, some are critical of their new
leadership. Some have wondered why Elder Aeon of Aes sports the killer badge
upon him. They say this is quite different from Aes days of yore, when violence
was not appreciated by the clan.
Money Laundering Scandal Hits Sehkma Enterprises
This week, Bastion has announced that it is beginning an audit of Sehkma
financial assets, saying that their stated mission conflicts with the reports of
large sums of gold coin being held in their names by the Banks of Bastion. An
anonymous source within the Bastion branch of the Aarchon Revenue Service (ARS)
has said that their early checks seem to indicate that this scandal could reach
as high as the office of Parademia himself. They were reluctant however to push,
saying that much more information will be released as the investigation
continues. Spokesnymph Kamyra of Sehkma was unavailable for comment at press
With the new millenium upon us here in Bastion, it is time we look back on our
history, and remember that this land has been built with the blood, sweat and
tears of many an adventurer. Through war and peace, the immortals have looked
down upon us and wondered where we might take ourselves, our fate being in our
own hands. While it is true that at times, our descisions have been
questionable, the strength of a city, especially Bastion, is the residents and
citizens who call it home. This city has stood for time immemorial, withstood
invasion, and will continue to hold a commanding spot in all of Aarchon.
We cannot take for granted this city that protects us, and we must stand up and
do for it, anything we can as citizens, to keep it a beautiful place. In the
past, Bastion has had a mayor who was elected by the citizenry, and represented
Bastion to the rest of Aarchon, as well as to the Immortals who watch over us
all. LucyFur was an excellent mayor, and even I myself have served in this post.
However, it's importance seemed diminished of late, and noone has been elected
to fill this post in some months.