Sharn Inquisitive07/10/2006

Midnight Battery Was Politically Motivated
News for Lharvion 22nd, 998

Council Aspirant Says Midnight Battery Was ‘No Doubt’ Politically Motivated

SHARN—Gandrall Nurri, campaigning to replace Thurik Davandi as the Upper Menthis represenative on the Sharn Council, said on Sar that there was “no doubt” that his severe beating in front of an upscale Menthis restaurant last week was politically.

“Sharn politics is what it is, and I’ve been around long enough to not be surprised that my political enemies would resort to thuggery,” he said from the balcony of his Platinate home. “But I also know that you only use violence when you’re losing the battle of ideas. And that’s what I’m waging: a campaign of ideas.”

Nurri hopes to be named councilor for Upper Menthis on the 9th of Rhaan, and he’s been speaking publicly in the district nearly every day for the last month. Crowd reaction to his “Clean Up Sharn” platform has been mixed.

Three dark-garbed assailants attacked Nurri last Zor as he was departing Galdin’s Garden, a popular restaurant in the Seventh Tower district of Upper Menthis. Nurri was thrown from a nearby bridge, but managed to cling to a buttress until passersby rescued him. Nurri’s attackers are still at large.

Davandi denied any connection with the attack on Nurri.

“Ultimately, it’s for Upper Menthis to decide whether I’m an effective voice for their interests,” he said. “I think if you look at what we’ve done lately—new bridges in Den’iyas, stronger City Watch patrols in Platinate and Seventh Tower, and steady funding for Morgrave University—I think it’s clear that Upper Menthis is in good hands.”

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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