December 11th, 2016 – The Needs of the Few

DECEMBER 265
==STORY INFO==
The Mordok offensive in March was a major blow against the Ulven people, and indeed the peoples of Mardrun as a whole. This new form of corruption brought by these foul beasts has proven extremely difficult to cleanse. Extraordinary effort by a few individuals has given relief to a select few, but so far the majority of those afflicted have had so settle with the mere hope of a cure. The city of New Hope has opened their gates to all who suffer this plague regardless of their background and despite the fact that they are clearly unequipped to handle a public health epidemic of this magnitude. No others on have extended assistance in this fashion. The crowds in the newly dubbed “plague district” have swelled to an untenable level following the harvest as all who have felt unable to travel due to the needs of home find themselves with a moment of reprieve. But now, with the first snows having fallen, the ill find themselves restless with the sure knowledge that no more of the lifesaving reagents needed in the cleansing rituals will be available again before spring. A feral mob has formed near the healing pavilion, and they demand to know how many of them can expect to see the cleansing rains of spring and how those lucky few will be chosen. One of New Hopes senior ritual researchers has been dispatched to the healing pavilion to work on a better cure and is requesting outside help, but their efforts may be in vain if the mob is not appeased.

==AFTER EVENT SUMMARY==The Mordok offensive in March was a major blow against the Ulven people, and indeed the peoples of Mardrun as a whole. This new form of corruption brought by these foul beasts has proven extremely difficult to cleanse. Extraordinary effort by a few individuals has given relief to a select few, but so far the majority of those afflicted have had so settle with the mere hope of a cure. The city of New Hope has opened their gates to all who suffer this plague regardless of their background and despite the fact that they are clearly unequipped to handle a public health epidemic of this magnitude. No others on have extended assistance in this fashion. The crowds in the newly dubbed “plague district” have swelled to an untenable level following the harvest as all who have felt unable to travel due to the needs of home find themselves with a moment of reprieve. But now, with the first snows having fallen, the ill find themselves restless with the sure knowledge that no more of the lifesaving reagents needed in the cleansing rituals will be available again before spring. A feral mob has formed near the healing pavilion, and they demand to know how many of them can expect to see the cleansing rains of spring and how those lucky few will be chosen. One of New Hopes senior ritual researchers has been dispatched to the healing pavilion to work on a better cure and is requesting outside help, but their efforts may be in vain if the mob is not appeased.The Mordok offensive in March was a major blow against the Ulven people, and indeed the peoples of Mardrun as a whole. This new form of corruption brought by these foul beasts has proven extremely difficult to cleanse. Extraordinary effort by a few individuals has given relief to a select few, but so far the majority of those afflicted have had so settle with the mere hope of a cure. The city of New Hope has opened their gates to all who suffer this plague regardless of their background and despite the fact that they are clearly unequipped to handle a public health epidemic of this magnitude. No others on have extended assistance in this fashion. The crowds in the newly dubbed “plague district” have swelled to an untenable level following the harvest as all who have felt unable to travel due to the needs of home find themselves with a moment of reprieve. But now, with the first snows having fallen, the ill find themselves restless with the sure knowledge that no more of the lifesaving reagents needed in the cleansing rituals will be available again before spring. A feral mob has formed near the healing pavilion, and they demand to know how many of them can expect to see the cleansing rains of spring and how those lucky few will be chosen. One of New Hopes senior ritual researchers has been dispatched to the healing pavilion to work on a better cure and is requesting outside help, but their efforts may be in vain if the mob is not appeased.The Mordok offensive in March was a major blow against the Ulven people, and indeed the peoples of Mardrun as a whole. This new form of corruption brought by these foul beasts has proven extremely difficult to cleanse. Extraordinary effort by a few individuals has given relief to a select few, but so far the majority of those afflicted have had so settle with the mere hope of a cure. The city of New Hope has opened their gates to all who suffer this plague regardless of their background and despite the fact that they are clearly unequipped to handle a public health epidemic of this magnitude. No others on have extended assistance in this fashion. The crowds in the newly dubbed “plague district” have swelled to an untenable level following the harvest as all who have felt unable to travel due to the needs of home find themselves with a moment of reprieve. But now, with the first snows having fallen, the ill find themselves restless with the sure knowledge that no more of the lifesaving reagents needed in the cleansing rituals will be available again before spring. A feral mob has formed near the healing pavilion, and they demand to know how many of them can expect to see the cleansing rains of spring and how those lucky few will be chosen. One of New Hopes senior ritual researchers has been dispatched to the healing pavilion to work on a better cure and is requesting outside help, but their efforts may be in vain if the mob is not appeased.
The situation in the so-called “Plague District” of Newhope proved to be more desperate than anticipated as groups from across Mardrun approached the city. Whether they sought to assist in the research, provide security for those dispensing the cure, or sought the cleansing themselves, the tension in the air was tangible to all in attendance. Rising emotions among the corrupted, desperate to be cured and return to their lives reached a boiling point that day as they argued with guards and guests of Newhope who struggled to keep the corrupted in check. Questions were raised about the fairness of Newhope’s methods of choosing who would be cured, as warriors began to smell the blood soon to be in the air. The progress towards a safer ritual which had been completed thus far was evacuated from the vicinity for fear of it falling out of Newhope’s grasp should a riot erupt, though it wasn’t until half of the reagents promised for the cure disappeared and what was seen by the corrupted as an unsatisfactory job or searching for the culprit that violence eventually broke out. Through the combined efforts of the Newhope guard and the other groups in attendance, the riot was quickly contained until reinforcements from the Newhope guard were able to arrive, and many of those driven to violence were spared, though wounded greatly. Many are watching now with bated breath to see what will come from this outburst, though no official statement by the city of Newhope has yet been released.

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