Blackwater Adventure Co.

ANSELSHIRE TIMES issue 128

BLACKWATER ADVENTURE COMPANY SOLVES ORC PROBLEM

Recently we reported that roving bands of orcs have been raiding the construction site for the Ashbury/Havenkeep road. The problems continued to escalate until last week when the entire camp was sacked. Those not killed where taken prisoner to be tortured and executed at a later date.

We’ve heard this story thousands of times—but weep not, gentle reader! There is a ray of light at the end of this story. Blackwater Adventure Co. arrived just in time to save the day.

Raymond Stanley, one of the survivors gives his account:

“I was standing in line with the other prisoners—they had us chained together and were…well…

They had already executed so many of us by the time Blackwater arrived. At first I thought a Dragon was attacking. There were explosions an’ crap everywhere. Thousands of Orcs were burned alive right in front of me. I saw two barrels catch fire, burn for only a sec(ond) and then EXPLODE!” Raymond pauses for a moment, “ORCS WENT EVERYWHERE! When I saw the adventurers I thought, ‘we’re saved!’ but our executioners started moving even quicker;trying to get the job done before they died. Didn’t make sense to me, but orcs are weird, ya know? The guy a’front of me was about to get it when the party got there—and only just in time! It was about as excitin’ as you can get if you ain’t the one about to get yer head all chopped off.”

The town is planning a parade in honor of these heroes, but they have not been seen in Havenkeep since.

5 MEMBERS OF RAVENWING KILLED

Ravenwing arrived to fanfare, stole a contract from Blackwater, and were eaten by a dragon. The company remains active, though this reporter believes they should at least move out of Havenkeep if their business is to remain lucrative.

STRANGE SIGHTING IN ASHBURY

Several dock workers reported seeing a ship sail some distance out into The White Sea, then lift into the air. Officials are referring to this as an official “U.F.O”—(Unidentified Flying Object) sighting. Most sightings of this nature end up being dragons or other large flying beasts.

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