Palast, 20th day of Fleurgreen, 432 AC
Deepwatch falling 27
Eye In the Crowd – Which One Is Worse?
by JOSHUASIGEP44, Staff Writer
Palanthas - What was once a shinning beacon of civilization and watermark for all fledgling cities has recently lost most of its sheen. Gone are the days when the only real concern for the safety and security of the general populace came from outside military threats. Divided against itself Palanthas now faces more modern and wide ranging civic issues. It now seems evident that Palanthas has become its own worst enemy.
Chief among the concerns of Joe Palanthas is the developing situation at the Palanthas docks. Currently the docks are under the control of the Teyr Trading Company, as in the draconians of Teyr. If the docks are the primary concern of the citizens a close second is the bill that was brought before the City Senate two weeks past. Grayson Halliwell, a member of the Solamnic Auxiliary, brought a bill before the City Senate that, if passed, would legalize mind reading at all entrances to the city.
Not to be outdone Palanthas also faces immigration problems. Immigration numbers in the past years have not grown so much as swelled. Palanthas will soon be faced with a hard decision as the city home is quickly filling to capacity. So the herald wants to know...
What is the greatest problem Palanthas currently faces?
Frayson Julion, mid-shipman: "Well, I'll tell you one thing mate. My cap'en was none to happy to hear those scaly devils would be runnin' the docks. And I ain't gonna make it a point to start fuss'en with the ole' cap. Those winged freaks don't give two dangs if we all lived or died. So what do we do? We let'em run the whole show. Don't come cryin' to me when this place goes to the Abyss in a hand basket."
Belatrix Nixali, housewife and mother of four: "Mind readers, is that what we have come to? What do they mean by it? It's no small wonder that they even let people speak their minds in this city anymore. I don't trust anyone that holds that much power and you might as well be givin'em the key to the whole danged city. Next thing I know I will be locked up in the city jail for wanting to murder my children. Believe me some days I do, but my lord. The whole idea is just ridiculous."
Durin Daystone, dwarven carpenter: "Do you honestly care who is controlling these docks? I guarantee that the majority of the people in the city have never even been to the docks, and I don't see a problem with reading the thoughts of those coming in the city. Not one thing about mages roaming the streets and given people the once over has even been brought up. Although while I'm on my soap box. If I see one more elf family set up shop with in the city walls I'm going to go insane. Who in the abyss do they think there are? Go climb a tree and fall back in love with nature you filthy homeless good for nothing."