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A young boy standing next to a large stack of newspapers cries out to the crowds gathered about the auction house and bank of Stormwind's Trade District, his hand gripping tightly at a copy of the paper as he waves it in the air, "EXTRA EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT, BLOODTHIRSTY KNIGHT ATTACKS PALADIN!"
The Stormwind Herald
Edited by Manstein on 5/3/2013 9:51 AM PDT
Utterly confounded by the ornately articulated and clearly dominating reply of the Bishop Sunwhisper, ‘Sir’ Corinthal immediately resorted to base and personal insults against the Bishop’s person. Spewing a litany of vile insults ranging from allegations of treason to insinuations that the Bishop was actually a walking, talking, organ of female anatomy (the actual wording has been censured by the Herald’s editors for its scurrilous nature).
Council of Bishops Approves Four New Bishops for Potential Consecration.
Edited by Manstein on 5/3/2013 7:50 AM PDT
Historical documentation describes the Silver Hand as a league of anointed paladins that was created by the late Father Alonsus Faol and his pupil, Sir Uther the Lightbringer sometime after the end of the First War. Years passed and of course it grew and splintered into multiple chapters that all seemed to have a mutual bond: a sacred fellowship in the Light. The Silver Hand stretched from Lordaeron to Stormwind City with a small faction of it in nearly every city in the Eastern Kingdoms. During the Third War, the Silver Hand was near-decimated during Prince Arthas’ betrayal - leaving many in its Lordaeronian chapter to the four winds. There is much debate as to what followed for the Silver Hand as a whole and whether or not Lord Tirion Fordring’s claimancy to having it unify with the Argent Dawn was anything short of hypocrisy and contemptible; it is not contested that the Silver Hand - and its many knights - have endured be they in Stormwind or from Lordaeron.
Edited by Manstein on 5/3/2013 7:52 AM PDT
So, if there is all of this controversy and supposedly a debilitated version of this council in operation, why would the Council of Bishops seek to torture themselves with a second attempt?
Edited by Manstein on 5/3/2013 7:55 AM PDT
People & Places of the Realms
Edited by Manstein on 5/3/2013 7:58 AM PDT
((Many thanks go out to our wonderful OOC staff of writers and contributors: Rennali, Aeliren, and Darith, all of which have contributed a great deal to this paper and have helped make it the quality publication that it is.
Without their help this would not be possible and I'm happy to say that their contributions have officially changed the Herald from being my work to the work of our amazing server. Super special kudos to Rennali, who contributed an amazing amount of work.
As much as these people have helped me though, the Herald could still use a lot of YOUR contributions. Whether it's a short letter telling us what you are up to, I'm looking at you non-Stormwind / human guilds, a political / social opinion column, or help writing our primary features, we could really use your help.
As I stated before and as I will do again, with your help this paper becomes something far more important and memorable than just a little newspaper done by myself, it becomes something that belongs to this amazing server and that's something I'm immensely proud to say.
Thanks again Moon Guard, happy reading! :)
EDIT: If you are interested in contributing or have any questions pleas feel free to post here or email me at email@example.com))
Edited by Manstein on 5/3/2013 8:58 AM PDT
I want more people to post advertisements, damn it!
I'm going to start a 'Dear Bertha' Column.
Those who want answers to life's odd questions (Did your gerbil get stuck in the Gnomish VCR again? Do you think your husband is cheating on you with his reflection in his pauldrons? Are you still curious as to what is in an Oreo cookie?) from a respectable, albeit high-strung, voluptuous Dwarfish female.
Essentially, its a parody on the 'Dear Abby' column. You can sign your letters with the person's name or with a cute moniker of some kind.
All letters can be sent to Rennali. :)
Here is a tentative draft of something for the next paper.
The Stormshend-Branas controversy haunts the cathedral!
Father Gavriel Branas, former archimandrite of Lordaeron and current prior to the council of bishops has publicly challenged Sir Ferenold Stormshend! Known largely for his role in promoting Gilnean Paganism and his arch-conservative political stance, he has long been met with both confusion and disdain for his fervent defense, and participation in the church of the Holy Light.
Father Gavriel Branas is also known as a guardian of the church, scanning the church in constant scrutiny to assure that no heretical doctrine taints the canon law. The controversy is said to have begun in the heated environment that pervaded the mountain-valley of Northshire just before the duel of Regg Corinthal and Elevaan Greywald. It was here that the two men first came into conflict, Sir Stormshend's voice sonorously striking the air:
"Afford these men their ancient right! If ye would dare impinge upon a man's right to defend the honor of a maiden, ye strip knight-hood of all its hallowed foundations!"
After much parrying of words between the two men concerning the duel, Father Gavriel Branas reportedly stated:
"Stay away from this church, Stormshend! The best way you may help it is not teaching your pagan doctrine here!"
Presumably, Father Branas was referring to the accepted offer of visiting professor-ship which allowed Sir Stormshend to teach in Northshire - as well as Bishop Johannes Moorwhelp's approval of the course.
A series of disputes followed. First, Sir Stormshend and Gavriel Branas exchanged words within the Cathedral of the Holy Light. There is little known of what was spoken here. But the next day, Stormshend and Branas met upon the steps of the Cathedral. Stormshend was surrounded by several clergy-people. One anonymous source sums up the incident as follows:
"I was merely sitting upon the old bench in the Cathedral, Sir, and there I saw Sir Stormshend descending upon Father Gavriel Branas, excusing himself from a discourse with several of his fellows to do so...Father Branas was speaking to Lord Tarso Valcari, yes, and Sir Stormshend walked forward to lambast the man for speaking behind his back...they exchanged short and angered words, thereafter Sir Stormshend hastily left with some tempting and teasing remark, to which Father Branas readily responded to by marching up to the man after he ascended the steps to speak with his colleagues once again...
The demeanor of each was quite distinct. Father Branas seemed to be in a crusader's apoplectic rage, whereas Stormshend seemed most calm, composed, and even humorous, but he still spoke his words with an earnest conviction.
Yes, well, it all concerned Sir Stormshend's paganism, and the most memorable part of the discourse was certainly when Father Branas inquired whether he was ordained. And Sir Stormshend responded yes, to everyone's shock, and now Father Branas' seemed to swell further in rage- a frightful sight for a bishop, and he commanded the man to pay obeisance. Sir Stormshend had clearly desired this, he looked to calm further, and responded that the Father had no authority over him. The Father listed his numerous accolades, and to this Stormshend responded that he hailed from a church entirely divorced from that of the Holy Light!
At this witty equivocation, the bishop’s anger regrettably grew. Eventually the most esteemed Mother Monaleste of Gilneas denounced the Bishop’s conduct as not befitting of his station...and shortly after, the Bishop stormed off in humiliation."
Following this incident, an encyclical was issued to the entire clergy by Stormshend, rebutting the claims of Branas’ and other detractors. A copy of the Encyclical can now be seen on the board of disputations, where the well-penned rebuttals of both Father Gavriel Branas and Bishop-Emeritus Rennali Sunwhisper can be seen.
Additionally, Father Branas issued an encyclical to solely the council of bishops, believing that Stormshend’s end goal was the dissolution and division of the church. The rivals met again only a day after this encyclical was issued - another argument ensued, in which Stormshend alleged repeatedly that the Father was working to deconstruct and delegitimize his faith in both the Elder Ways and the Light. In turn, the Father condemned Stormshend’s insolence and arrogance. Through a clear blunder on Stormshend’s part, Branas may be able to persuade the clergy to ban Stormshend from participating in public vespers and complines, which he participated in often. Unfortunately for the elderly priest, there was no such blunder on Stormshend’s part - indeed, Branas’ could be seen swelling up in anger once again, even attempting to banish Stormshend from the church. The man resolutely refused.
The solution to this controversy - whether in Stormshend’s or Branas’ favor, ultimately rests with Bishop Johannes Moorwhelp. There seems to be a growing tide of public opinion against a pagan man preaching of the Light: Bishop-Emeritus Rennali Sunwhisper and Lord Stromheart both believe the man to be a heretic. But it shall likely be the ruling of the senior bishop which determines whether Stormshend can continue in his theological pursuits.
-Aelfred Wentswentsworth, junior reporter.
My pleasure helping out. Gave me something to read as I sit and enjoy McDOnalds free wifi and delicious craptastic food
If ever you need another thing similar to the Manse, I can dig something up. It can be a like a history tid bit of info.
And if you need more advertisements feel free to edit one into this one and repeat it in issues to come
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Just try and email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org in the future so that way we don't have contributors posting their WIP articles and then simply having the Herald regurgitating them later.
If you could be so amazing as to email it to my email, as I can keep track of them better if they are in that inbox, I would be thrilled.
Also.... we need some IC reactions to the paper! It's what I feed on.))
Sure thing, Manstein. Sorry I couldn't get it to you last night, I had a ton of work for college and that sadly took priority.
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