Sharn Inquisitive08/22/2005

Wyverns Menace Northern Zilargo
News for Sul, Barrakas 15th, 998

Wyverns Menace Northern Zilargo

OSKILOR -- Nightly wyvern attacks on towns and villages from Revan to Dragonroost have local lords clamoring for intervention from the Triumvirate. "Our militia is simply overmatched -- we've never seen assaults like this," said Gallina Intriak of Reven. "More and more of the creatures seem to come every night, and they're getting bolder."

The gnomes are taking the attacks seriously. "Although no one ventures outside after dark," said Intriak, "the wyverns are prying the roofs off buildings and digging into gnome burrows by force. The creatures attack sporadically throughout the night, then fly north before dawn."

Residents of other settlements in northern Zilargo report similar situations. Most Zil believe that the wyverns are roosting somewhere in the Howling Peaks. If the reports gathered from villages along the foothills are accurate, dozens if not hundreds of wyverns may now be calling the Howling Peaks home.

"Wyverns have long nested in the Howling Peaks, though not in great numbers," said Mackar Hrundiak, a hunter and guide familiar with the region. "You see one from time to time, but usually at a great distance. They're so aggressive that they don't usually share territory with one another. Once a wyvern attacked my horse, then flew back into the air to fight a second wyvern rather than finish what it had started."

However, Hrundiak did have one theory on why the wyverns might now be gathering in one area. "Maybe it's a mating situation," he said. "A whole lot of species throw out the rules when it comes to mating."

About the Author

David Noonan is a designer/developer for Wizards of the Coast. Before coming to Wizards, he was a daily newspaper reporter in Washington state. Apparently the city hall beat is good practice for an Eberron campaign.

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