Lew: -Miner Issues- 8
As the miners who signed up for the "escape" didn't return, the Shuidri that were freed have taken to possessing others in Frye. As Shuidri are small insects and difficult to find, Lew has been unable to locate them, and strange nightmares have once again began to take hold on the village of Frye, particularly near the Elforche mines. Rumors have begun to spread among the commoners that the "dark god" has begun to encroach on the village once more...
Lew: -Escape Exploration- 85
After an exhaustive search of the forest around the village, Lew has determined that whatever this escape is, it doesn't lead to anywhere in Frye's vicinity. Since the system seems to be run from the mines, this conclusion makes sense. Elforche has been using the mines for mining, not for digging long tunnels...
Lew: -Udebbha'ian Understandings- 73
The priests of the Udebbha'ian church were actually quite willing to share their doctrine with Lew, even though many of Lew's family professes to be Dabalian. They speak and reference a lot of their holy traditions, but most notably speak of the fact that Udebb'ha created humanity as pure and beautiful, in comparison to other "misshapen" races and peoples that existed before humans. They speak of the "Beast Wars" vaguely, but insist that most of the legends and stories of the "Beast Wars" have been lost or diluted to time, unfortunately. They are willing to share more information if a member of Lew were to initiate themselves into Udebbha'ian clergy, and if Lew were to publicly become Udebbha'ian.
Lew: -Farm Foregoings- 18
Unfortunately, Lew did not discover anything that would increase farm yield; their experiments instead seemed to cause the crops of this year to have stunted growth, which may result in a food shortage in the coming winter...
Lew: -Drug Doctrine- 65
Experimenting with various herb extracts on domesticated foxes has resulted in a convenient discovery. If one is to crush peppermint leaves with lemon juice, and drink the concoction, they will experience powerful throat relief from various breathing ailments. What Lew does with this knowledge is up to them.
Tannell: -Back to the Drawing Board- 12
Unfortunately for Tannell Researchers, Chained weapons don't seem to apply to their current system of measurement and engineering as their fixed counterparts. In fact, things have only gotten more confusing without live participants to try the weapons. There has also been evidence of sabotage in the research facility. This could no doubt be due to the number of angry commoners who were injured in testing, despite receiving compensation.
Tannell: -Forest Archaeology- 44
Digging up the ground around the buried structure has proven to be quite difficult, but decent progress was made, and the top layers of the structure may hopefully be fully revealed by the end of the coming month.
Tannell: -Mine Investigation- 27
Elforche was not receptive to this investigation, as it is the last one that needed to be done before the trial. The Tannell investigator could find no major condemning information inside the mines. The mines seemed to be safe and productive. The investigation was short, as Elforche Guards kept the investigator within arms reach, and gave him a brisk tour with no chance to stop and poke around.
Ferran: -Unscrupulous Recruits- 39
Ferran family members managed to locate two basic brigands from the late night streets into their service, being told only that there would come a time that they would be needed to conduct a task, for which they would be handsomely paid.
Ferran: -Special Snowflakes- 96
Ferran emissaries to Shaake, Traye, and Donu managed to uncover three people who professed to have magic capabilities, who were more than happy to be hired by Ferran, at least temporarily, to show off their abilities. The first one, a Shaake Bard, who played frequently at the inn in Shaake, was known for having musical abilities that could lull even the most energized person to sleep in under a minute. The second, a wanderer found in Donu, would pay his hosts for his lodging by turning their water into wine, and could also make dead fish leap about as if alive when thrown into a hot frying pan. Finally, a woman in Traye was known for being able to predict the future in the short term, and gave people wise and accurate advice on what to do each day. Each of them accepted Ferran's generous hiring fee, and have reported to Ferran's family estate, awaiting further instructions.
Ferran: -Arson Tracking- 93
Following the investigation of the previous month, Ferran's emissaries managed to track Arson man down in Donu, and took him back into the fold. Arson man was grateful that his employers found him, and happily accepted to return to Ferran's family estate, ready to do whatever they asked.
Ferran: -Gold Digging- 47
Most mine workers were not intelligent enough to comprehend Ferran's wishes (commoner scum!) but several saw the opportunity to make a few extra gold coins and were more than happy to work with Ferran in this matter. So far, Ferran has not learned much of note, except confirmation that Lew wasn't lying about the "escape sign-up sheet" in the mine.
Ferran: -Counter Census- 76
Ferran has managed to perform a census of Elforche's estates accurately, however, Elforche has noticed their investigation and has not taken kindly to such meddling. They sent a letter to the Ferran family warning them not to do such a thing again. Ferran has discovered that Elforche owns the following:
Elforche Family Estate, Elforche Cabinetry and Craftsman Business, Elforche Private Forest (burned down, now just a patch of stubble), Elforche Mines, Elforche Mining Museum, Elforche Fortune Teller, Elforche Private Villa
Asura: -Not Quite Stable- 55
The stable was stabilized in a stable manner. Nothing major to note, other than that the building is no longer flimsy, and is ready for occupation, for all of Asura's two horses.
Asura: -Beastly Loot- 72
Xing, in his old age, along with several of Asura's most hardy guards, began the search in the Black Beast's cave for valuables. They found the bodies of the other Asuran guards scattered about the cave's opening, shredded nearly to bits and devoured by various scavengers. They also found a well-organised dwelling inside the cave consisting of crude furniture, a crude bed, and several furnishings throughout the cave, as if this Beast had been intelligent. In several crude storage chests they found an assortment of bloody garments and pieces of jewelry, perhaps from past victims of the Beast, and several broken arrow shafts and heads from previous battles, that the beast must have ripped out of it's flesh after retreating.
Asura: -Land Plotting- 48
Asura has located the landowner of the distant plot of land. While many would perceive it as being "No-man's land", an old Dabalian Priest has alleged possession of that area of land. Who knows where he got it from... Asura has not yet contacted the man about the land, or its cost.
Asura: -Armanus Investigation- 85
Armanus was accepting of the questions brought forth by the Asuran investigations, and has disclosed that he is planning to build an extension beneath his house, and his literacy students are helping him with this in return for extra literacy training. He also gave high-ranking Asuran members an invitation to visit his house at the end of next month, when he expects the project to be finished.
Asura: -Northe'rn Diplomacy- 71
Xijin and Northe met privately in Northe's personal dwelling beneath the Church of Northe, an ornate suite, well furnished and decently set up. Northe, although maintaining his renouncing of Asuran lineage, stated that he and the Medicants have no qualms with Asura's behavior currently. Northe was pleased by Xijin's visit, and relations between Asura and the Medicants have improved. Northe requests that Asura nominate a family member to the village Elders in the coming month of re-nomination, and support Northe and the Medicants as much as possible, as Northe informs Xijin that he suspects that the Village Elders are being influenced by the dark god. He also requests that Asura publicly support the Church of Northe, so that the Elders and the other families would stop being so suspicious of the Medicants, simply because they have power but aren't a family.