5/4/283- The scourge of Chirpy, the Ganborran stink-monkey that escaped from the Oeil de Fleur Menagerie 3 months ago, may soon be at an end, if reports from the Oeil de Fleur city guard are to be believed. According to an inside source who refuses to be named, Empress Marcelette Bastian Herself has conscripted the legendary Ganborran Mercenary, Ilios Parnothocles et Zarios, to track, hunt, and eliminate the malodorous menace once and for all.
While details surrounding et Zarios are hard to come by, his reputation precedes him in Explorers Society circles the Triumvirate over. According to one Luca Depardieu, the head of the Official One and Only Flower’s Eye Society of Discovery and Intrepitude, et Zarios made a name for himself at a very young age, trapping and killing the largest game Ganborrah has to offer with nothing but a spear, including but not limited to Giant Ganborran Mud Oxen, Mammoth Ganborran Tree Huskers, Colossal Ganborran Pigeon Pitchers, and wolves.
We reached out to the Imperial Palace for official word on the hiring of et Zarios, but have yet to hear word. However, the sighting of a large man wearing furs and wielding a multitude of weapons arriving by Ganborran airship this past weekend would seem to lend credence to the rumour. The local air harbor master confirmed a man of that description causing quite a stir when the local customs agent asked the traveler to declare the contents of an oak trunk he carried with him. The man opened the trunk and, according to those present, several individuals who bore witness to the contents of the trunk turned green and have refused to speak of what they saw.
Get ready, Oeil de Fleur. We may have a fight on our hands. Who will win? Legendary merc or lowly stink-monkey? Only time will tell.