The Gathering of Power
Travelers rumors and tavern gossip
- Bands of migrants from the north appear to have been seen moving down the coast from Icewind Dale claiming the Ten Towns area is suffering under the worst blizzard conditions seen for a generation even though it’s not yet full winter.
- Rumors from the east suggest that the Dale lands beyond the Thunder Peaks are calling up reservists to serve in the military, though no one seems to agree in preparation what.
- Traders moving up the roads from the south talk of dwarven mithral becoming more and more scarce as mine after mine is shut down. Most attribute it to the natural earth quakes in the area around the Underchasm however the few dwarfs that you speak to laugh at the idea that a mere ground shake would cause mining to stop and fear that there may be darker powers at play.
- For the first time in decades it seems the Lords of Waterdeep are opening up the winter ‘Freecloak’ ball to those of less than noble birth. Whist this has the masses dreaming of a day of playing at royalty the noble houses, Hawkwinter and Roaringhorn amongst them, are threatening to boycott the event completely.