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Newspaper: The Northern Star of Carrollsberg

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    Newspaper: The Northern Star of Carrollsberg

    The Labyrinth

    April 14th, 1870

    On the western edge of Old Town.

    A new type of business in an old town.

    Article by Carl Taylor, Correspondent.

    For a small entrance fee.

    A local man has invented a maze of moving wooden targets that you walk through to test your marksman skills.

    This is what the owner, Thomas Carter, had to say on one routine day.

    "The more you shoot, the more you pay, pard."

    "We have designed an intricate and elaborate moving target system."

    "Using a machine comprised of ropes, pulleys, gears, cogs, iron wheels, Birch wood, pine wood and steam engine, we provide for you the ultimate test in your shooting experience."

    "Sportsman from around the world have come here to marvel at my invention, and to train simply for sport or game hunting. We've had folks from back east come down from the big cities, and those in law enforcement have paid us a visit to enhance their lawman skills."

    "Yes, sir, that's right, all flock to our modern creation, and don't you worry one bit, we have the outer walls fortified with oak!, three feet of sand!, and plates of metal that come off the Merrimack!"

    "You there, boy! Why, I tell ya, you look like you're going to become the next sharpshooter! Step right up and come inside the Labyrinth."

    In related news, upstart Leclercq Masquelier
    won the Shooting Competition in Virginia City last month. Contestants had to have the best combined scores from firing on glass balls, they needed to shoot three different sizes of balls and two colors of bottles, the sky blue and the crimson.

    "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
    - Michael Moorcock

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    The Northern Star

    May 3rd, 1870

    Sheep Carcass Found In Pear Tree

    Earlier this year, a sheep carcass was found in a pear tree in Elko County.

    A mountain lion is suspected of being in the area.

    "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
    - Michael Moorcock


    • #3
      The Northern Star

      May 10th, 1870

      Dynamite Shortage Nationwide After Gold Strike

      A new gold source was found in northwestern California. Now the attention of miners and claimworkers have turned toward the new site. Due to high demand of steel tool and explosives, many suppliers have depleted their stores. Dynamite will be scarce for the remainder of the year, to until as late as February 1871, it was estimated by production experts.

      Many mines, copper and silver, have resorted to ingiting barrels full of black powder to free up rock and earth.

      "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
      - Michael Moorcock


      • #4
        The Northern Star

        May 17th, 1870

        Strange Pyramid Shapes Seen In Eastern Nevada

        A team from the U.S. Marshall Service and some Army scouts have located some type of tall stud structures in the shape of triangles and triangle formations. They resemble metal tent frame skeletons, yet they somewhat have the width of most house frames.

        Using field glasses, the scouts would spot these objects and try to find a way to get to them by horse or on foot. When they had attempted to get a closer view, or had negotiated a way down a ravine, or had found a path to the pyramid, the metal works would no longer be on site by the time they had arrived.

        It has been reported by lawmen and military that these objects are mostly gold in color with some type of silver or grey mixed into the metal or substance. Each one matched written descriptions of the others and there were also reports indicating that there are black lines or rails attached to the gold. It was also said that soldiers from The United States Cavalry have noted similar pyramid frames at dusk. The daytime sightings are said to have revealed some other details, such as engraved bird images on the gold, lizards on the silver and carved symbols on the black rails and base portions. These objects range from a height of six feet to about thirty-six feet, though it is said that most are thought to be eighteen feet tall. The dimensions match the height. It appears that there are no coverings and that the structures are indeed hollow. Further details have been classified. If you encounter one of these pyramids, it is highly recommended to stay away from it. If you see one of these objects, please describe it to a government official or your local sheriff or constable.

        "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
        - Michael Moorcock