Tri-Castle Tribune
Covering Heathfield-Ballicastle-Tyremoor and surrounding areas
Grace K. Donnelly (GraceDonnelly)
Hiram Jones (HiramTJones) and Rosemary MacNeils
If you have an event coming up, news of any sort, everyone is welcome to send in their own tidbits to be added ~ an engagement, wedding, rumor, etc.

First Issue - Friday, December 13th (02)

A Blizzard Hits Ballicastle, Tyremoor and Thornwyke

Sources from the northern tiers have confirmed that a blizzard with heavy snowfall and strong winds have hit the mountains of Ballicastle then drifted north to hit the valley of Thornwyke only to circle back and cover Balli with more and is now heading to Tyremoor. Oddly, no snowfall was reported around the Crystal Caves.

Several Reported Missing

With snow falling in droves and in some places leaving more than eight feet in it's wake, many people have reported relatives and loved ones missing. Of the few reported missing:
* Jon and Edward McAndrews (though at press time it was confirmed that both are safe and doing well)
*Sarah McDonough and Autumn MacShire: scouts and several groups have been searching for the lost healers.
*Sir Renae Leroux broke her leg in an avalanche. Rescued by Draven MacShire she is reported doing fine now but will be on crutches.

Scouts & Rangers

Myles MacKeogh and Brandon Easterly are heading up the investigation of the weather patterns and are among the elite in the search and tracking team.

In addition to a select Ranger unit comprised of Keera Albrite, Meekel Silvertone and Michael Reeves, smaller groups have banded together to help search and rescue any waylaid travelers.

       Draven MacShire, Renae Leroux, Blake Gardner will scout the trails of the Northern Tiers of Heathfield. Malcolm and Thomas Douglas were scouting the ranges of Tyremoor. Rory McDonough and Al are scouting the western ranges of the Northern Tier. Maurice McDonough teaming up with Joe McAndrews would take the Northwest areas of the Northern Tier.


Charity Event at the Thornwyke Orphanage

A tree trimming party will be held on December 15 at 9:00pm (est) at The Thornwyke Orphanage; all are invited.  Contact Rowena Edanswood for details
((Room to be named later))
To gain entrance, all are asked to bring a toy for a child to open Christmas Day.
Wanted: Volunteer to dress as Santa Claus

Anyone wishing to run a Holiday event please contact Grace Donnelly to display a notice.


Help Wanted: Reporter, see Grace Donnelly
Help Wanted: Handyman at the Thornwyke Orphanage, see Rowena Edanswood


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Premier Issue, Ads on the House!

Flowers -
Lisette McTiel Frasier, Ballicastle Commons
Lumber - Jon McAndrews Lumber Mill, Ballicastle
Wines -
Mike McAndrews Vineyards, Heathfield
Wines -
Darren McCullen Vineyards, Ballicastle
Leather, Beef, Horses -
Maurice and Rory, McDonough Ranch Heathfield
Wool, yarn & cloth -
McCormick Sheep Ranch, Heathfield
Wool Mill - Chaela MacNeil, Thornwyke
Cider, Flours -
Draven MacShire, Ravanna of Heathfield
Poteen -
Sean DeBurgh, Rhett Shawnesey, Dunshire of Heathfield
All kinds of Baked Goods -
Teri's Sweets Shoppe, Ballicastle
Shipping, Trips by Sea -
Rhett Shawnesey Dunshire or Bovee Shipping, Heathfield
Horse Shoeing, Swords, Daggers - Lochlan Kearney Smithy, Ballicastle
Hand Made Clothing, Herbs -
Grace St Ives, Celtic Gardens Heathfield
Kennels  - Meadow Kennels, Patrick and Edward McAndrews, Ballicastle

"If you believe these - I have lands in Rhydin to sell you too"

"One Elven Ranger fired several arrows at Liam McAndrews after he serenaded her with a song about Santa's elves."

"A MacNeil set off on a romantic escapade with a certain Frenchman, both returned exhausted and bloody!"

"Is it true Elven men only have hair on their heads? Inquiring minds what to know."

"Is the Queen of Ballicastle with child again?"

"Seal your lips - rumor has it the Kissing Bandit is returning."

"A certain Michael is being chased by men now!"

"A certain Sir has gotten under the skin of another certain Sir"

"A certain horse breeder is rumored to be a little too close to his pal."

"Danny Boy is back, his head injuries have not deterred him from wooing all the ladies."

"Seamus has forgotten the words to the Scotsman song, too much poteen. Please help him out."

"Young love is blossoming in the middle of winter. Older love is on crutches but managing."

"The Hawk has a secret love."

"Has the thief of the docks had her very own heart stolen?"

"We are headed into a heat wave"

"It is reported that voices are being heard in the wind but still advisable not to spit in it"

"It has been noticed that the rat population has dwindled again, has the pied piper has returned?"

"It has been rumored that Molly's 'diagram' sketch is missing. The culprit will be wearing a huge grin or turning green with envy." 

"After all these Alex and Braumhilda an item?"

"Rhett and Maggie haven't been seen in some time but it is rumored their manor is filling up with children!"

Life Around Here

Joyous news! The King and Queen of Heathfield are soon expecting the birth of their child. Also expecting a new arrival are Megan and Patrick McAndrews!

Keera Albrite of the Rangers has declared the addition of several in the division, including many non-Elven.

Sir Renae Leroux has added Blake Gardner to her guards.

Rowena Edanswood has officially opened the Thornwyke Orphanage! Donations will always be accepted!

Villagers of Heathfield were pleased by the winter supplies provided by Captain Lucas Dante.


One known as Black Doom, wanted for murder, theft, kidnapping and attempted rape
One known as Black Beard, wanted for murder, theft, kidnapping and attempted rape



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