Bakukal, 24th day of Darkember, 432 AC
Fifth Watch rising 27
Challenge of Champions Announced
by Gerrin, Staff Writer
Palanthas - This past Misham, the Merchants Guild has announced a contest to test the feats of various adventuring groups around Palanthas. This contest will be held in the New City, near the Merchandising District.
The contest will pit various adventuring groups against each other. Each group will contain four members of any vocation. These groups will face 15 challenges that will determine the best adventuring group in Palanthas.
"We really need this competition to help generate more trade in the city," Mechant Guild Representative Thomas Swordbright said. "With the mass fire that hit the smithies last week and the huge taxes we pay, we really need this to help out our merchants. The winning group will receive a 1,000 steel purse."
The Senate has announced its skepticism but will not sanction against the competition. "We have given the Merchants Guild permission to host this competition because, unlike gladiatorial battles, the chance that one or more competitors will be killed is very small, if not non-existent. We base this on the documents we've received from the Merchants Guild regarding the competition," said a source from within the Senate.
Groups that are interested should contact the Merchants Guild. There is a registration fee of 50 steel per group. Any groups that are short of members may recruit up until the start of the contest. The contest is scheduled for the first day of Darkember.