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The Corwell Town Crier

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Ceri Bevan, Corwell Town Crier
This man has a powerful barrel chest and is usually seen leaning on the wooden rail before him, looking out over the town square. From time to time he is approached by a runner who hands him a sheef of parchment, from which he bellows the town's news and the Queen's laws.
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Corwell has recently been ablaze with rumours about the burgling of a merchant ship, the Silvercrest, that had been moored up at the Corwell docks for only one night when, as rumour has it, the vessel's captain had his cabin broken into and his sea-chest plundered. Tragically, his beloved ancient parrot 'Clement' was also brutally murdered.

Ceri Bevan, the town crier, bellowed out this missive in the days following:

THIEVES AN' BRIGANDS 'AVE BEEN ACTIVE IN THAE DOCKS! ALL GOOD CITIZENS AN' TRUE ARE TAE REPORT TO THAE GUARDS ANY SIGHTIN'S OF A FIGURE WHO DRESSES ALL IN BLACK AN' LIKES TAE TAKE NIGHT-TIME SWIMS IN THAE HARBOUR! THAE PUNISHMENT FER THEFT AN' BURGLARY FRO' A SHIP BE DEATH! THAE PUNISHMENT FER THOSE WHO HARBOUR THIEVES BE THE LOSS O' THAE HAND, EYE, OR EQUIVALENT NUMBER O' TEETH! HERE YE, HERE YE, PAY HEED AN' BE VIGILANT, OR ELSE!
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Re: The Corwell Town Crier

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Ceri Bevan, the town crier, bellows out this missive from his usual post by the market square on a windy evening:

ON THE EVE O' THAE SECOND TENDAY O' CHES, A STRANGE BEAST WERE SEEN ABOVE THAE HARBOUR. THAE BEAST WAS SAID TAE BE BLACK AN' TAE HAVE GREAT WINGS IT DID A-FLAP MOST VIGOROUS AN SUCHLIKE! ALL WHO SAW THAE BEAST ARE REQUIRED TAE SUBMIT YER EVIDENCE TAE WATCH HEADQUARTERS AT THE CAER, FORTH-WITH! THOSE WHO PRESENT FALSEHOODS OR TALL TALES WILL FEEL THE WRATH OF COMMANDER VERMIS HISSELF, SO DON'T YE BASTIDS BE GETTIN ANY IDEAS! THERE AIN'T NO REWARD, YE HEAR?
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Ceri Bevan, the town crier, bellows out this missive from his usual post by the market square:

MURDER COMMITTED IN THAE CITY! ON THAE TWENTY-SEVENTH DAY O' CHES A MURDER WERE COMMITTED NEAR-BY TO THAE NORTHGATE. ALL GOOD CITIZENS AN' TRUE WITH KNOWLEDGE O' THESE TERR'BLE DEEDS MUST REPORT THEM TO THAE GUARD POST AT CAER CORWELL. ALL THOSE WHO KNOW OF THAE HOODED FIGURE SEEN IN THIS CITY O'ER PAST WEEKS, KNOWN AS 'MR BLACK', MUST REPORT ANY INFORMATION TO THAE GUARD POST ALSO! BY ORDER O' COMMANDER VERMIS HISSELF, THOSE WHO WITHOLD INFORMATION BE TRAITORS TO THAE CROWN AN' LIABLE TO A GOOD DAMN BEATIN', MOTHER HELP YE! THIS BE HIS ORDER IN THAE NAME O' PRINCE KENDRICK, MOTHER BLESS 'IS NAME AN' LONG LIVE THAE HIGH QUEEN!
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For some days now on a quarter-daily basis, a very disgruntled-looking Ceri Bevan has been bellowing out the following unusual message:

THAE KOART SILK MERCHANT BE LOOKIN FER BRAVE SOULS TAE COLLECT THAE SPIDER SILK GLANDS O' GIANT SPIDERS UP IN THAE MOUNTAINS AN BRING EM TA HIM FER GOOD COIN.

THIS MESSAGE SPONSORED BY THAE MOONSHAES TRADE LEAGUE ON BEHALF O' KOART SILKS.

*at this point, master Bevan can always be seen to pause and look down with disgust at the parchment from which he reads, before continuing:*

'KOART SILKS! TRUE MOONSHAES SILKS, FER TRUE MOONSHAES FFOLK!'
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Re: The Corwell Town Crier

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In cantrev Koart, by the road leading into the village, tattered bodies swing in the wind that blows from off the moors; a makeshift scaffold that was erected following the brief bandit occupation of the Mooting Hall

Ceri Bevan bellows out the following new message for the week following a brazen bandit attack on neighbouring Koart:

ALL FFOLK WHO KNOW OF ANYTHIN TER DO WITH THAE FOOL BANDITS WHO DARED ATTEMPT AN ATTACK ON THAE LAIRD MACKORART'S ESTATE, ARE TER REPORT IT TER THAE GARRISON AT CAER CORWELL.

THAE BANDIT FOOLS WERE KIL'T AN THEIR BODIES BE HANGED BY THAE CORWELL ROAD, TER REMIND ALL BANDIT SCUM WHAT COME TAE THOSE WHO ATTACK ONE O' THAE QUEEN'S FRIENDS AN ALLIES.
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Ceri Bevan, the town crier, bellows out this missive from his usual post by the market square:

'IS MAJESTY'S GUARDS BE AWARE THAT BANDITS BE MASSIN' SOUTH O' CORWELL ROAD AN SEEKIN' TAE SPREAD SEDITION AMONG GOOD HONEST FFOLK. THOSE CAUGHT DISTRIBUTIN' THAE TRAITORS' MESSAGE FACE THE FULL PUNISHMENT O' THE HIGH QUEEN'S LAW. ALL YE WHO KNOWS O' THEMS THAT SPREAD THE BANDITS' LIES, BY ORDER O' COMMANDER VERMIS, MUST COME FORWARD TAE HELP THE REALM END THESE SCUM WHAT THREATEN US ALL AN' OUR FAMILIES TOO AN' SUCH LIKE.

THIS BE THAE WORD O' PRINCE KENDRICK, MOST NOBLE O' PRINCES AN' ALL THAT, MOTHER BLESS 'IS NAME AN' LONG LIVE HIGH QUEEN ALICIA!
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Ceri Bevan, the town crier, bellows out the following across the town square during the tenday's market:

A GREATE VICTORY WERE ACHIEVED BY LOYAL FFOLK AN' SERVANTS O' PRINCE BRYON O'ER THE BANDIT SCUM WHAT 'AVE BEEN PLAGUIN' THE CORWELL ROAD THIS PAST MOON. RUMOURS O' A GREAT BANDIT FORCE TAKIN' THAE HILL ON WESTERN REACH O' CANTREV KINGSBAY BE FALSE, VICTORY WERE ACHIEVED AN' THE ROAD BE ONCE AGIN' CLEAR FER TO TRAVEL ON. ALL HAIL 'IS MAJESTY'S VICTORY! DEATH TAE REBELS AN' TRAITORS!

Some of the more observant passers-by may notice a rather set look to master Bevan's face as he continues:

A LONE BANDIT SURVIVOR WERE CAPTURED AN' BROUGHT BEFORE 'IS MAJESTY. THAE EVIL-DOER WERE SUMMARILY EXERCUTED BY THAE PRINCE'S OWN HAND. HE SENDS FORTH THIS MESSAGE: ALL 'HOO THINK HIM UNWILLIN' TAE BRING DOWN THE FORCE O' HIS MOTHER THAE HIGH QUEEN'S LAW, WILL MEET THAE SAME FATE. LOYALTY TO THAE REALM BE THAE HIGHEST PURPOSE O' ALL TRUE AN GOOD FFOLK. LONG LIVE 'IS MAJESTY! LONG LIVE HIGH QUEEN ALICIA, RULER O' THE ISLES!
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Ceri Bevan, the town crier, is to be heard regularly bellowing the following missive across the market-place:

BY ORDER O' THAE HIGH CONSTABLE, THAE MAN KNOWN AS FARRAR SWIFT WERE HANGED LAST TENDAY AT HIGH NOON IN THAE GROUNDS O' THE CAER. HIS BODY WERE BURNED AN THAE ASHES CAST TO THAE SEA, BY THAE ANCIENT CUSTOM FER TRAITORS AN' THIEVES. THIS JUSTICE WERE ISSUED DUE TO HIS OPENLY ALLYIN' HISSELF WITH BANDIT SCUM, SPREADIN' SEDITIOUS TALK, AN' MAKIN' THREATS AGAINST 'IS ROYAL PERSON, PRINCE BRYON, AN' THAE PRINCE'S LOYAL LAIRDS AN' SERVANTS. ALL THOSE WHO THREATEN 'IS MAJESTY WILL BEAR THAE SAME FATE. THOSE WHO REPORT SEDITIOUS BEHAVIOUR WILL BE REWARDED.

*the great man is seen to stare ahead with an unreadable expression on his face as he delivers the grim news*
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Ceri Bevan, the town crier, gives this message to the Ffolk of Corwell:

'ALL GOOD FFOLK LISTEN YE HERE, FER TIDIN'S O' IMPORT MOST DIRE. THAE LAIRD TOMLYN MACPONTYS, LIEGE TAE THAE HIGH QUEEN AN' PRINCE BRYON, BELOVED O' HIS VASSALS ALL, BE DEAD AT THAE HANDS O' AN ASSAILANT UNKNOWN. SUSPECTED IN THE CRIME BE THAE BANDIT TRAITORS WHAT 'AVE PLAGUED ALL O' GWYNNETH IN TIMES RECENT. BE YE ASSURED THAT PRINCE BRYON'S GUARDS AN' THAE LATE LAIRD'S MEN BE TAKIN' SWIFT ACTION TAE HUNT DOWN THAE ASSAILANT AN' SHOW 'IM THAE QUEEN'S JUSTICE.

THAE PRINCE SENDS OUT 'IS WARNING THAT TRAITORS AN SE-DI-TION-ISTS BE HIDDEN E'EN IN OUR FAIR TOWN. THROUGH DEV'LISH CUNNING AN' MAGIC DEVICES MOST FOWL, THEY BE PLOTTIN' AGAINST OUR PRINCE AN' AGAINST HER MAJESTY THAE QUEEN. ALL THOSE WHAT 'AVE TRAVELLED THAE ROAD TAE CANTREV PONTSWAINE IN THAE LAST TENDAY, AN' ALL THOSE WHAT LIVE IN PONTSWAINE THEMSELVES, MUST PRESENT THEMSELVES IMMEDIATELY TAE THAE PONTSWAINE MILITIA OR TAE THE PRINCE'S GUARDS FER QUESTIONIN' ABOUT THIS MOST HEINOUS CRIME. ALL OTHERS MUST CO-OP-ER-ATE MOST SPEEDILY WITH THAE INVESTIGATIONS O' THE GUARDS AN THAE MILITIA.

ANY FFOLK OR HALFLING WHAT SEE GOIN'S ON WHICH BE SUSPICIOUS, OR HEAR SE-DI-TIOUS TALK, MUST INFORM THAE GUARDS OR THEIR LOCAL MILITIA CAPTAIN.

BE VIGILENT. TRUST IN THAE QUEEN AN' 'ER MEN. LONG LIVE PRINCE BRYON! DOWN WITH THAE TRAITORS AN ALL WHAT STAND AGAINST THAE QUEEN AN' HER LAIRDS!'


In a flurry of activity across southern Gwynneth, local militia and the Caer Corwell guards are seen to check every home in around the cantrevs of Pontswaine, Dynnatt, Koart, O'Malley and Kingsbay. In the town of Corwell, men and women are escorted by guards to local barracks buildings for questioning. Rumours abound that some do not return. A tense and fearful atmosphere pervades the villages and towns of the Ffolk.
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Ceri Bevan, the town crier, gives this message to the Ffolk of Corwell:

PRINCE BRYON, IN HIS BENIFICENCE, RELEASES THAE MAN KNOWN AS GAWYN STONEHAND FOLLOWIN' QUESTIONIN' O' 'IS PERSON FER SEDITION. THAE CHARGES BEIN' TRIED MOST FAIRLY, STONEHAND BE JUDGED AN' FER HIS INSULT AN' SEDITIOUS TALK, BE BANISHED HENCE FORTH FROM THAE REALM. SEE YE HERE THAE PRINCE'S GREAT MERCY ON THAE TIDIN'S O' THAE NEW YEAR! STONEHAND BE NAE MORE THAN A DRUNKARD, BY THAE PRINCE'S JUDGMENT, AN' BE NO FIT TAE WALK THAE REALM'S STREETS. THIS MERCY BE IN THAE NAME O' THAE QUEEN, MOTHER PROTEC' HER, ALICIA KENDRICK, RULER O' ALL THAE ISLES. BE NO MAN UNSURE THAT INCITIN VIOLENCE AN' SEDITION AGAINST 'IS ROYAL MAJESTY BE A CRIME MOST 'EINOUS, AN MOST USUALLY WILL BE PUNISHED BY HANGIN'. MOTHER 'AVE MERCY ON' SINNERS AN' TRAITORS ALL.
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Ceri Bevan, the town crier, gives this message to the Ffolk of Corwell - and the Prince's messengers (with varying levels of success) attempt to spread the message across the towns of the Kingdom of Corwell:

PRINCE BRYON TO HIS EVERLASTIN' SORROW 'AS DISCOVERED A TRAITOR IN THAE VERY MIDST O' THE ROYAL COMPANY. THE MAN FORMERLY NAMED HIGH CONSTABLE, WILLIAM KEEGAN, BE ARRESTED AN' STANDS ACCUSED O' HIGH TREASON, CONSPIRACY, AN' SEDITION AGAINST HIS MAJESTY'S MOTHER, HIGH QUEEN ALICIA, AN' AGAINST THE REALM.

HEAR YE NOW ALSO AN' LISTEN YE CLOSE! WANTED BEFORE THE LAW! CONSPIRATORS WITH THAE TRAITOR KEEGAN! THAE MAN KNOWNE AS RAMIN, A PRIEST O' FOREIGN GODS. THAE MAN KNOWN AS AONGUS MACBRAYNE, FORMERLY O' CANTREV DYNNATT. THAE MAN KNOWN AS AETHELWULF, SOMETIMES CALLED THAE WOLF, O' CANTREV O'MALLEY. THE CREATURE KNOWN AS MACCREAG, SOMETIMES CALLED BEART, O' MORAY ISLE.
FOR THE QUEEN'S JUSTICE. THEIR CRIMES: TREASON, CONSPIRACY, SEDITION.
ALL WHO GOT KNOWLEDGE O' THESE MENS' WHEREABOUTS, GO YE TAE THE CAER AN' INFORM THAE ROYAL GUARDS. ALL GOOD FFOLK WILL 'ELP FIND THESE MEN AN' BRING THEM TAE JUSTICE, FER THAE GOOD O' THE REALM. ANY WHO BE HIDIN' THEIR WHEREABOUTS AN SUCHLIKE, BE THEMSELVES BRANDED TRAITORS AN' ASSISTERS O' THE BANDIT MENACE AN' REBEL CAUSES.

Those who watch closely as Bevan delivers his message, every hour upon the hour, may notice a certain fixed expression on his face as he bellows the words across Corwell marketplace.
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Ceri Bevan, the town crier, gives this message to the Ffolk of Corwell. Messengers ride forth to the outlying cantrevs, bringing the grim news:

'ERE NOW THAE JUDGMENT O' HIS MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY, PRINCE BRYON KENDRICK, WHICH BE TOLD THROUGHOUT THAE LAND FER THAT GOOD FFOLK EVERYWHERE BE KNOWIN' THAT NO MAN BE SAFE IF THEY BE A TRAITOR, HIGH O' LOW.

The great barrel-chested man ceases bellowing his missive for a moment as he looks without expression at the words on the parchment before him. After a time, he can be seen to shake himself, taking a deep breath and continuing:

IN THAE NAME O' HIGH QUEEN ALICIA, MAY THAE MOTHER BLESS 'ER NAME. THAE TRAITOR WILLIAM KEEGAN, FER SEDITION, CONSPIRACY AN' HIGH TREASON, BE SENTENCED TAE DIE BY 'ANGIN. 'IS EXECUTION BE TAKIN' PLACE IN ONE TENDAY IN THAE PRIVATE GROUNDS O' THAE CAER.

KNOW YE ALL THAE WISDOM O' THAE PRINCE'S DECISION. TAE ALL TRAITORS, ESPECIALLY THEM WHAT BE WANTED BY THAE CROWN, KNOW THAE COST O' YER SINS.


Bevan re-rolls the parchment from which he read, but does not yet turn to leave. After a time he can be heard by the keen-eared to say:

...may the mother 'ave mercy on him.

Ceri Bevan drops the parchment in the mud and strolls away. Rumour spreads through the kingdom that he has not been seen at his post since delivering this news, and some say he has left Corwell altogether.
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