RETURN OF THE KING?!
Bill Tanner reporting
Binwin Bronzebottom, heir to the High Throne of Olde Pedastria, has been sighted in the Albernon Range. According to rumours, the Dwarven prince was recovered from the mountain fastness of common bandits by a brave group of adventurers. The adventurers success, reported through Watcher channels, would appear to mark the end of organized banditry for the people living near Lord British’s Pass.
Whilst the Watch has yet to issue a statement relating to Bronzebottom, if this is the case many parties will be keeping a close eye on the prince’s actions. Since much of the civilised groups within the bounds of Olde Pedastria still use the old nation’s laws and codices as the basis of modern workings, they would have to make sever changes to resist any legitimate claim to the High Crown. A handful of individuals have expressed cautious optimism at such a move, citing both the diligent reign of previous Dwarven monarchs and also the relative freedom the Guild structure enjoyed even under royal rule.
On the other hand, many would baulk at the removal of Guild elders from the top tier of governance, either as a disruptive influence on an established system or else to hold on to some measure of power. More than one observer has implicated Bronzebottom in the coordinated banditry itself, which is true could raise further questions.
Whether this will become a major issue for the Free Peoples of Pedastria is still yet to be seen, especially as some reports indicate that the High Prince was grievously wounded at time of press.