Bakukal, 24th day of Fleurgreen, 432 AC
Last Watch falling 5
Eye in the Crowd - The Wonders of Gnomish Inventions
by JOSHUASIGEP44, Staff Writer
Who would have ever thought that a Gnomish invention would actually be useful? Historically, any invention that has come out of Mt. Nevermind has done one of two things. One, after much anticipation and apprehension the device fails to deliver. Two, after much anticipation and apprehension the device fails to deliver, and then blows up in the user's face.
With this in mind, last Bakukal the Palanthas Herald herself stood by as Strikeover and Binder, a company of exiled gnomes from Mt. Nevermind, conducted a public demonstration of their wondrous printing machine. Against all odds the demonstration went off without a hitch. The printing machine worked as planned, and, much to the amazement of all, it didn't explode..
The Herald plans to introduce a printing machine into its daily functions. No longer will its writers, and lone columnists, have to scribble every word of their work. What once took ages will now take no more than thirty minutes. So the herald wants to know...
What is the correct way in which to apply this new technology?
Jamie Kaye Youngsong, Mishakite priestess: "What a wondrous age we live in. In ages past if someone wanted to hear the teaching of Mishakal they would have to come to the temple, or seek the nearest priest. By the use of this wonderful machine the Healing Hand can distribute information to everyone who wishes to receive it. The possibilities are endless. We can now reach people that in areas of Krynn that in the past have been hard to reach."
Corrie Ileana, professor of history at the University of Palanthas: "The addition of this machine at the University means that learning materials will be more readily available to all students. Furthermore, the university staff can add to the already existing reference catalogs. I have long pondered about penning my own chronicle of history. Once people find out that these printings will be readily available, more of them will want to learn to read. Through mass distribution we can improve upon the quality of life for all the peoples of Krynn."
Marcus Fraley, street urchin: "I don't give a damn about this machine. What is it going to do for me? Mind you, I don't know how to read, but even if I wanted to learn these new prints will be so expensive I won't be able to get 'em. Who really cares after all? Just means that the Herald will be able to make more money by selling more copies."