Bracha, 25th day of Fleurgreen, 432 AC
Eleventh Watch rising 18
Eye In the Crowd – A Bit of Fun or Vandalism?
by JOSHUASIGEP44, Staff Writer
Palanthas - Last Misham Palanthas played host to the Harnkeggerfest festival. The Harnkeggerfest is a celebration of the upcoming spring by opening the first keg of ale from the summer harvest. This festival is widely recognized by all Dwarves, but the members of the Neidar clan take special pride in the celebrations. Approximately 200 Neidar dwarves call Palanthas home according to a recent census taken by the City Senate.
As is common place many residents of the City Home partook in the celebration, but more than a few are now looking back with just sore heads from too much drink. The City Senate has been flooded with complaints from local business owners. The businessmen are all seeking reparations for damages incurred during the Harnkeggerfest celebrations. Thanks in large part to a few extremely rowdy patrons.
In the past the City Senate has rejected all claims, but still retains an aged standing policy that states all cases will be reviewed by a Senate representative. Upon careful review all claims will be either accepted or denied on their individual merit. This begs the question:
"Is the Harnkeggerfest a bit of fun or vandalism?"
Jargo Malpeth, proprietor of the Dead Dwarf Inn: "My place took some damage, but what in the ruddy' Abyss am I to expect? Those dwarves work harder than most, so I ain't gonna begrudge them when they're overindulging. It's no more than they deserve. Every barman in the city knows what's going to happen every time the Harnkeggerfest rolls around and do you hear any of us go crying to the senate? It's them like that butcher, ole' Jeremy Quills. His place ain't in no worse shape than mine, but he gets into a fit about some dang broken window. Keep complaining, and those that done the celebrating will be taking business someplace different come next year."
Jeremy Quills, local butcher: "I don't give a damn how much steel them dwarves toss around. It ain't right the way they go acting after some strong drink. Sure they bought all of my stock up, but now I gotta spend most of that on a blasted window. Those that broke my window weren't even in my shop, but drunk in the street. I don't care if it is the City Senate, Butchers Guild, or that worthless City Guard someone is replacing my window."
Rogmon Yulino, visiting Neidar dwarf: "Y'all folks need to lighten up just a shade. I rolled into this berg two days before the festival even started with ten others in tow. Haven't any of us said one word about how the prices are just a bit higher than this time last year. Shopkeepers are all bent out of shape over our little fun, but astronomical prices don't seem to bother any of 'em. I've been comin' to Palanthas for years to participate in the Harnkeggerfest festival. Next year I'm off to Solace 'cause the Inn of the Last home ain't raised ale prices in years."