Largo sent the following report to TMN:
Hello, it is me again, Largo.
Unlike past, happier, things I have written for TMN, I am forced to bear tidings of distress, war, and death.
Gaia's good earth seems to be acting especially odd, and her creatures seem frightened as of late. Some, if not all of you, know of the recent rise in arachnoid activity, generally pertaining to invasions.
Though it was assumed before that these were organized attacks on our fair town, I fear that they are the 'noids panicking from some problem with the earth.
Some of you may or may not have noticed that there have been many earthquakes lately. A few days ago, hundreds of panicked rats converged on our town. A few days before that, dozens of drakes and death vermine did the same.
Even the reclusive meshra have not been spared strange activity, with a few recent panic attacks.
Gaia's creatures are susceptible to sensing disaster, especially the 'noids, who commune so closely with her earth. You will note their desperation was notable before that of others.
I feel we should take these attacks, earthquakes, and other varied things as a sign from above. I beg of you, nay, implore you, to help me and the few interested parties try to understand what is happening.
I fear dark days are ahead.