All of the following is effective as of 08-09-16 at 8:00 AM, and ALL characters would be aware of the situation as it currently stands.
Storm on the Horizon
In the last day or so, reports have been coming in that soldiers have formed a large perimeter around the New Calendale area. When asked, they claim direct loyalty to either King Leopold, Marquis Artenian, or Marquis Fontaine. They inform any who would cross their border to leave that they are heading into a blockade of Inquisitorial troops. All who approach them from the New Calendale side of their blockade are advised not to leave, lest they find themselves immediately arrested and imprisoned by the inquisitorial soldiers waiting beyond their perimeter. The soldiers have not been letting anyone enter their perimeter from the outside, and also have not allowed anyone to join their forces from the inside, fearing potential spies.
At the docks, there are troops loyal to Leopold, Artenian, and Fontaine, but the only presence of the Inquisition is that of the sight of their ships at anchor, blockading any potential reinforcement by sea.
Within the perimeter, all orders of the nobility still seem to stand as they were before the blockade, in an attempt to keep order.
It is clear the Inquisition, as well as the military and nobility loyal to King Regent Dalton are preparing to drop a very heavy hammer onto New Calendale and its inhabitants. Escape seems impossible. All that is left now is to wait.
NOTE: ALL between-game skills shall function normally. The local libraries as well as the marketplace are well within the borders of the friendly perimeter, even if their atmosphere is extremely tense. Unfortunately, the main waystation for the courier’s guild is outside of the blockade, and letters will only be delivered locally.