City News - Turn 5

State of the City

Most healthy: The Amalfi

Most wealthy: Crystal Collective, Amalfi, Miners of Quartz, Ashbourne.

Most happy: The Amalfi

Light Restored

The terrorizm of Valk is at an end. The copper workers, helped in no small part by Intaglio Deep, have uncovered the ruse behind the Mirror sabotage. The mirrors were actually hidden not far from their housing using a curious fabric with a very accurate stone hue. Once the first mirror was found, it was childs play to uncover the rest. The mirros are restored, and the cloth is in the posession of the Copper King.

Comerade S and Incitement to Riot

The Copper King announces that the man known as Comerade S is a dangerous and unproductive man. He should be killed on sight. The same goes for any associates of the Tillermen. Anyone who can provide proof confirming or denying Bezeth of the Circus' involvement in recent terrorism will be rewarded.

The bear!

There are unconfirmed sightings of a very large, very angry bear somewhere in the city. Supposedly the creature has been rampaging around the no-mans land attacking foolhardy travellers, but the Copper and Bone safemaking force have been unable to locate this mythic Ursidae. Whatever the truth of the matter, many innocents are either horrifically injured or dead, and the finger has been pointed at the dastardly Tillermen. A ban on ursine warfare has been called for.

Archimedes Greyskin Murdered

A footnote to the king's assassination, the Bone King representative has met a similar grizzly fate. Archimedes was found half stuffed through a sewer grate, his smile vying with the equally upward curve of the cut accross his throat.

No culprit has been uncovered, nor have the Tillermen stepped forward to take responsibility.


Spectacular new improvements have been made to the City by the Ashbourne, in particular, the installation of a new ice-house means that food can now be kept for longer. The new improvements harken back to the Masonic style of old and it is wonderful to see that new technology can be combined with the wisdom of our forefathers to produce such thrilling results.

The Positive Influence of Jazz

The grand opening of the city's first Jazz Bar was another example of the luxury of City Life, and was one of the last acts of the King of Bone before his assassination.

The Jazz Bar Opens with a bang. Serving strong drink and flat cheesy bread. The opening theme hums through the halls, lead in by Matthias Dixie on the impossible Storm Sax. The tune is somewhat catchy.

Callin' out around the city
Are you ready for a brand new beat?
Jazz's here and the time is right
For dancin' in the streets
They're dancin' in Confed'racy
Down in the Kingdoms of Copper and Bone
Up on the Surface in everyone's homes

All you need is music, sweet music
Now There's music everywhere
There'll be swingin', swayin' and Jazz playin'
And dancin' in the streets

Oh, it doesn't matter what you wear
Masks of Copper; Robes, or nothing at all
Just as long as you are there
So come on, every guy grab a girl, have a ball
Everywhere around the city
There'll be dancin'
They're dancin' in the street

This is an invitation
Across the metropolis
A chance for the folks to meet
There'll be laughin' and singin' and music swingin'
And dancin' in the streets

The Glorious Republic (Republic!)
Kingdoms of Copper and Bone (Copper and Bone!)
The Phatarin Forest by firelight! (Forest by Firelight!)
Yeah don't forget the Surface (can't forget the Surface!)
All we need is music, sweet music
There's music everywhere
There's swingin', swayin' and Jazz playin'
And dancin' in the streets, yeah

Oh, it doesn't matter what mask you wear
Just as long as you are here
So come on, every guy grasp a girl
Everywhere around the city
There'll be dancin'
They're dancin' in the streets

Troop Withdrawal

The proposal for unilateral reduction of troops on the City Surface was aborted due to the complicated political situation. Currently the Union and Confederate forces are matched. The Confederates are mostly concerned with self protection until a firm position can be decided, while the Union have suffered minor losses at the hands of the rioters in early attmpts to assuay the violence.


  • The King of Copper requests that his followers not be used as bait for giant fish.
  • The crystal collective have supplied a large shipment of crystals as 'Reparations' to the Earthborn.
  • Segue Tyr has been all over the place recently. Neverdark, The Union, The Confederacy, even down into the mists… where does he find the time? It must be driving him mad.
  • Roderick Alonzo is asking about pirates.
  • A union soldier went missing. Does anybody care?
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