Stragosa City Rulership
Reichgrafin Sir Hezke Heidrich
Seneschal Dame Kirsa Blackiron
Master of Coin Lord Emich Volksnand
Lord Marshal Lord Reinhardt Sonnenheim
Princess Loredonna diLaCorvo, Market District
Prince Korma Araga, South District
Lord Pietro Giotolli, Well District
Lady Alexandra Gale, Church District
Lady Patricia Underwood, Guard District
Reichgraf, Baroness Evelyn Drake
Master of Coin, Corvo di Talmerin
Eparch, Brother Aretreus
January Forum Events
9 PM, Council Meeting (Invitation only)
9 PM, Spirit of Stragosa celebration
11 AM, Convocation
12 PM, Public Market
12 PM, Warfare Meeting (please speak to Lord Marshal to attend)
2 PM, Tournament
Sir Hezke Heidrich, Reichgrafin of Stragosa, reminds all citizens that the Miracle is to remain locked at all times, and any use of the Miracle must be approved by the Reichgrafin, Seneschal, Lord Marshal, or Eparch.
Common Law of the City
Murder, treason, rape, theft from the city or a member of the nobility, and large scale burglary are considered major crimes, to be arbitrated by the Reichgrafin and Seneschal or Lord Marshal.
Common Crimes such as petty theft, drunkness, and disputes among the common people will be arbitrated by the Constable. The full text of the laws will be posted for the public in the tavern.
The City of Stragosa continues to seek labor both skilled and unskilled both at and between forums. Speak to a District Magistrate if seeking work. There is a particular need for laborers to help build gathering villages to ensure the needs of the people are met.
Events of Fall 604LA
William II de la Marck
Death of Baroness Drake: Near the beginning of the forum, Baroness Drake was killed and revived with the Miracle. Due to the circumstances, we’ve been asked to refrain from questioning further.
Rash of Deaths: Before dawn on the second day of the Forum, three herb hunters were killed by a Bear Spirit with a sword. Father Renatus, Luca, and Salem were found dead. At some point it was discovered that the Bear Spirit would leave you alone if you spoke in rhyme or if you gave it an offering of meat.
Story Teller of Stragosa: In the early afternoon on the second day of the Forum, if someone was wandering near the lake, a story teller could be found sitting near a campfire there. They stayed until past dark before making their way away.
The Unfortunate Death of the Undying: During an archeological excavation on the property of Balthazar, Freydis was killed when they were ambushed by ghouls. Unfortunately they were unable to recover the body until later. However they did manage it after some time had passed.
The Beggar Kings released their newest song, a heroic tale featuring Stragosa’s own Balthazar.
However when night fell, Freydis returned as Malefic. Balthazar offered himself up as payment to resolve her spirit’s pain and they returned to God together.
Return of the Kaurlites: As the Night Lord’s Feast began to draw to a close, more and more malefic seemed drawn to the doors of the Farmer’s Daughter. Eventually, the fighting became so intense that the tavern was forced to evacuate to the church, during which time the prospective prosecutor, Sybil, was killed. After a banshee was sighted with the heretic, the defenders of Stragosa beat back the malefic and the crowd returned to the tavern for a well deserved round of drinks.
The Miracle: On the third day of the Forum, after a ritual had been performed to honor the wishes of Luca and Salem, it was decided that Father Renatus would be the recipient of the Miracle.
The Ritual of the Hearth: Lead by the Mother Superior, those farmers preparing for the final harvest of the season paraded through Stragosa, gathering those who might help them. It was a source of much joy following the events of the previous night and was a good way to finish the gathering.
New Arrivals by William II de la Marck
Sooirse Kellibairn, most recently of the Parlimentary University, who has come to Stragosa to investigate the Miracle and to establish herself as a brewer and tea maker. She has recently been hired by the Farmer’s Daughter.
William II de la Marck, of Le Sorelle, Hestralia, who has come to Stragosa seeking new markets and better opportunities.
Khala of Sha’ra, who has come to Stragosa to find new opportunities and seeking personal freedom.
Hekte of Aquilla has recently arrived in Stragosa bearing messages from Hestralia and has decided to stay for a while. He swiftly found a place in Stragosa delivering messages for many different people and factions.
Daciana Silvian of Berceau de Artere Capaccione, who came to Stragosa to seek her fortune. She’s recently found a place among the Fraternis Sanguine.
Prince Korma Araga will be purchasing fathered goods throughout the weekend. Payment available in coin or food.
l be purchasing gathered goods throughout this forum. Payment in food or coin available.
Lion’s Oasis College open for students. Curriculum this Season includes the core principles of Faith, Resolve and Intellect. Prices start at 10s/student. Free instruction in Aldersabin available. Inquire with Azzam for additional options and services.
Guard wanted – seeking reputable, skilled individual to lead College campus guard. Compensation negotiable.
Niall MacCraig is hosting a party celebrating the spirit of community within Stragosa Friday night. There will be dancing and music and frivolity. Come welcome new arrivals and meet your neighbors.
The Church District has employment opportunities available for the Impresario of the Theater, Steward of an Estate, Stockheeper of a Warehouse, and Jailer to staff the Prison. Please speak to Lady Alexandra Gale if you are interested.
The Metalli are seeking workers from apprentice to master including smiths, engineers, carpenters, and others. Crafting services are available. Seek Master Borso.
Master Eloi is taking orders for Masterwork items of Light Armor and Outfits. Feel free to speak with him about how these items would be advantageous to you no matter your station. Goods and labor accepted in payment as well is coin. Schedule is determined by demand.
Master Eloi is seeking needleworkers to volunteer time and effort to help the city. He has 100 linen that he is donating and wishes to turn into bandages to be given over to the church for the greater good of Stragosa. This could be done at forum or in between. Every little bit helps.
The Many Hands is available to help coordinate those whose time is available for labor with those who are seeking labor. Seek Sir Marius or Allegra.
The Mille Delize seeks performers or those wishing to learn. Seek Master Alonzo.
Lady Alexandra Gale offers her services in hosting and negotiation.
Lady Alexandra Gale is seeking to engage the ongoing services of a hunter, forester, or farmer.
Open Letters to the Forum
On Lord Emich von Volksand
(from an anonymous contributor):
Lord von Volksnand has recently taken on a most difficult and thankless position as Master of Coin. While many of us may gripe about taxes, the reality is, we all enjoy the things those taxes bring, like sewers and security. Lord von Volksnand has been serving in this position, taking our endless complaints and problems with good humor and humilty, as he has undertaken all of his previous service to the people of Stragosa-he has even toiled in the fields to ensure we all have what we need!. What better definition of service to mankind can be found than that? Though he is high born, he approaches all his interactions with those both great and small with modesty and impeccable leadership. He brings a breadth of knowledge to his position, and has worked industriously to better the Stragosa Valley (and I hear the ladies find him most charming as well!). So, I say, raise a glass to the Master of Coin, for his hardwork ensures we will all be safe and secure here in this city!
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