Chaos and flames has engulfed the coastal city a mere week after the intercity blockade was put into place. Tension was expected to settle with the dust, and yet the opposite has happened. That said, sources close to the Herald have said that this cannot possibly be civil unrest - the excursions are far too great, too organized and are carrying the firepower of an invasion army.
As of right now, we have very little information about what is going on. The city is in panic, as the conflict has spread to areas outside the blockade. People are fleeing the city in absolute panic as their homes and shops are ablaze and falling down around them. We do not know where the refugees will be moving, but we have word that emergency aid has been requested from the mainland as well as trade partners in the south.
While we still do not know what the source of the conflict is, or who the local forces are at war with, one eye witness claims that the invaders are more or less exclusively mages of different kinds and that the ongoing battle is a veritable blitzkrieg of fire, lightning and even more terrible phenomena. The naval forces have withdrawn closer to land, no doubt to lend aid to the troops currently on land.
The Herald will keep you updated on the situation.
Elsewhere in Entar we have gotten word that the Sentient Woods is crowned by a plume of thick, black smoke. It is currently not known what the source might be.