The Chronicle

of the month of Heliora in the year 138

We open this month with the news that for the first time in over 30 years a new Guild Charter has been granted. Last week Marc Bergeren was formally summoned to the citadel where the King granted him the right to form a Guild of Thatchers. The news has thrown the Council into turmoil. How many members will the guild have?, will they be eligible to join the council?, who will they side with?, will the carpenters drinks evenings become less extravagant.....

The Carpenters refused to comment on rumours that they will challenge the legality of the charter, however Sheriff Courtney seems to be spending a lot of time at the Temple of Hahn. The question on everyone’s mind at the moment is – will Gax defend the thatchers, and if he does, who will the Hahnites put up against him?

The Scriveners have sorted out their problems, and have elected David Northropp as their Guildmaster. Master Northropp is thought to be 'none too pleased ' with the Mercers backing of his opponent Richard Nixon, and frantic behind the scenes attempts are being made to stop the Scriveners joining the grocers and cornmongers faction. Meanwhile the Vintners and Brewers & Hostellers have settled their longstanding differences and left their relative factions to 'build a closer relationship between the two guilds'. Not as close as Sandra Key and Malcolm Mowbray one hopes.

The Leviathon (flagship of the growing Warin fleet) finally made it into port this month. The Leviathon's attempt to be the first merchantman into Linrodeth for the third year running ended miserably when she sustained 'serious' damage in a storm and was forced to put into port further south for repairs. A sailor commented "without captain Eagleview we would never have lived. But then if it wasn't for him we'd never have been there anyway."