The Keep at Nicator's Crossing

Date: 06/24/2012 at 08:54
From: Anonymous
To : The Fellowship of Explorers
Subj: The Keep at Nicator's Crossing

You read what is written on a crisp ivory letter:

To the general membership of the Fellowship of Explorers,

I write to you with news of a discovery of enormous magnitude - a
historic site thought to be lost forever, and certainly one you shall
all want to investigate at your earliest convenience.

Early last month, Stian, one of our prominent Achaean Rangers, returned
to the Wander Inn with a harrowing tale of adventure and danger! During
his recent venture to the frigid mountains of Meropis, he spotted by
chance a small gap between the boulders of a long-settled landslide. The
hole was just large enough for him to crawl through, but alas, a mob of
savage creatures on the other side forced him to quickly retreat. He was
able to catch a glimpse of what appeared to be a large fortress on the
other side - which certainly stirred us into activity.

Owing, no doubt, to our sterling reputation, the New Theran chapter of
the Fellowship was able to quickly recruit a large team of skilled
individuals to accompany us to the site, where the entrance was
re-opened, allowing our representatives to enter and confirm that it is,
indeed, the Keep at Nicator's Crossing!

This fortress was built centuries ago upon the site where, it is said,
the great Nicator passed with his followers as he entered the mountains
on his legendary journey to Seleucar. Of course, it has been vacant for
many years, and as a result, filled with countless creatures and
monsters, some of which I myself had never seen before. Thanks to our
focused team of adventurers, the keep was cleared of the dangerous
beasts, and we were able to assess the find in complete safety.

The Fellowship of Explorers would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to
all who assisted in this momentous occasion. In particular, we would
like to recognise Traelor Shu'in-Crescent who, in the commotion and
excitement of the initial entry to the keep, retained both composure and
compassion, skilfully rescuing a fallen member of our party from the
embrace of Death.

Finally, we are very excited to announce that, in conjunction with the
archival experts at the Lucretian Athenaeum, our chapter of the
Fellowship of Explorers will be funding a full renovation of the Keep at
Nicator's Crossing! With the blessing of the Gods, we plan to honour the
winner of the upcoming Year 600 Championship Games with the title
"Lord/Lady of the Crossing," granting full access and jurisdiction over
the keep for the duration of his or her time as the bearer of the Staff
of Nicator. I think you will all agree that this is a most fitting
purpose for the new discovery!

Yours in the pursuit of new horizons,

Penned by My hand on the 6th of Phaestian, in the year 599 AF.