The Gallery Of Eternal Life

Newspaper, 5/20/876
For PCs

The Grand Evergold Art Gallery Finally Opens!

               Twenty-five long years ago, a project began in our humble city of Redcove. A plot of land was bought, for what purpose, you may ask? To build a grand art gallery, the first of its kind!              

               And now, that art gallery will finally open, on Saturday, June 3rd, in just two weeks!

               The Biela Art Gallery is named after the talented artist, Biela Evergold. Five years ago, Biela Evergold unfortunately passed away, due to an apparently unknown illness. To make this tragedy worse, she had no living family, though she was known to have had seven adopted children at one point in time. However, this was not all bad news. Due to having no heirs for inheritance of her belongings, she generously donated all of her works to the gallery, as stated in her will.

               She gave the gallery all of riches, as well. This valuanle donation was crucial to the development of the gallery, which making the projected time go from fifteen more years to a mere five!

               The owner, Raven Blackguard, decided the gallery would be named after the late Ms. Chartene. He also promises that visitors will not be disappointed. There will also be an assortment of pieces from other talented artists, such as the famous artistic pair Ibell Crimson and Garrold Mauve. There are even rumors that a Bronze Dragon assisted the gallery in creating a replica dragon skeleton, made completely from bronze (we are told Bronze Dragons have an awful sense of humor) and enchanted to move.

               We asked him for his thoughts on the opening, and these were his words.

               “Everyone is excited about our upcoming opening. But rest assured, there is something for everyone here! We have countless works, from a variety of artists, not just the marvelous Ms. Evergold! We hope to start the trend for many more galleries, so that art can be seen by the whole world, not just the wealthy!”

               However, not all went smoothly during the art gallery’s construction. During the construction of the gallery, some workers were reported missing, upwards of forty different employees if not more. In addition, several works have been reported missing, though luckily, none of Ms. Evergold’s works were stolen. The local guard was contacted after multiple works were stolen, and have worked with the gallery to prevent anymore thefts.

               Mr. Blackguard had this to say when we approached him about the claims of missing workers, “Some couldn't handle how long this project took, and many of my employees complained about their pay being ‘too low for such a long term investment’, even though every outside source we have gone to agreed that 120 gold a week was quite generous. Many workers also managed to go ‘missing’ immediately after a statue or painting went missing as well! I have no doubts that most of the workers are merely living somewhere else with their ill-gotten wealth.”

               Nonetheless, surely the opening of Evergold’s Art Gallery this coming Monday will draw quite a crowd, and we’ll be there to report on how it goes!

                              -Redcove Headlines

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Player Intro
(Outside of Universe)

What IThe Most Eternal Thing…?

               In the year 876, the races of the world live in peace with one another. Draconians and Gnomes can be seen working together, and Tieflings and Aasimar interacting with no animosity between them (or at least, as little animosity as two races descended from angels and demons can have between them), Dragonborn and Humans walk side-by-side, and generally, peace has been apparent through the world.

               It has been 65 years since the end of the Blood War, between the now combined Cygnus and Leo Kingdoms. Now known as the Orion Kingdom, the new rulers have been critical in rebuilding the world. People are recovering, and moving on from what was before. From the death and destruction.

               Art has recently begun to spring back to life. Paintings and statues, stories both fiction and not, dances and songs. Whether you work with food, wood, metal, cloth, paper, glass, clay, words, your voice, your feet or magic, art related professions are a highly respectable occupation now.

               Exploration is common, and explorers and adventurers are even more common than before. Now that the war is over, people are eager to see new places in this now peaceful world.

               In the town of Redcove, famous for the way the entire sky and sea go red at sunset, there is a new art gallery opening – the first art gallery in the world. The construction has been long, taking 25 years to build the giant gallery itself, and to collect the art, but it will be finally opening on Saturday, June 3rd.

               You are the member of a group of adventurers who have been hired to be undercover guards at the Gallery’s grand opening. The owner of the Gallery, and your employer, Raven Blackguard, thinks that it’s better to err on the side of caution, despite robberies and crime being relatively rare in Redcove. He has encouraged you all to enjoy the gallery, but to keep an eye out, just in case.

               After all, it’s just an art gallery’s opening.

               What could possibly go wrong?

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