A dirty and stained A4 sheet of paper, printed with purple images and text in a monospaced font. A logo including a sun, with an ocean wave cresting inside it, in a shape vaguely reminiscent of a tongue ringed by sharp teeth. A large headline reading Last Resort News Report with the tagline Where Else Would You Want To Go? and the date August 12, Year 2. Body text, headline in all caps: Careful Commerce
Unfortunately, things still aren’t so great down in the Duchy, so our usual trade fairs aren’t happening. The Otter has docked, however, and we will still be trading medical supplies for sheet metal, at a safe distance, of course! Nobody wants a repeat of our last run in!
Help with shifting the sheet metal into the pit for heat sterilisation is enormously appreciated – just be sure to wash your hands after!
For those of you who have a stockpile of trade goods and nowhere to trade them, we’ll be making our own trade voyage north to Russell soon! Spots on the Aqua Lust are limited, so we recommend drawing up a list of what you want to get, then leaving your goods with the best negotiator you know for the trip!
Russell’s economy might have taken a real hit, given their losses over the last year, so don’t get your hopes up for a stunning return, but this is your surest bet for trading this side of summer – we do have a voyage up to the No Kings Islands planned, but we have no information regarding their willingness to trade.
New column, headline in all caps: Shindig Success
Once again your ever-humble social committee has pulled off another stunning event! Special thanks of course to the three musical groups who kept us dancing all evening! The electric guitar was amazing, and we look forward to hearing it at many future events, but we have to say that the highlight of the evening was the sing-along love song from Alice, Rangi and Nyala!
The date auction won the Resort a total of 137 hours – a little down from last year, but then, we had a lot more singles then, too!
Headline in all caps: Ropeable
Some of you may have noticed that we’ve been gradually moving things out of the old stables – like the forge we’ve been warming up by! This is because the old stables has a long, open space, making it ideal for another project that we’ve been quietly working on for a while. In short, we’re making rope!
This involved a lot of research and a few smaller experiments, but with our hemp crops and the wire-drawing workshop, we’ve got everything we need except a long, covered space, which is what we need the stables for! Robbie has been working on the specialised equipment, and we’ve got electric motors doing most of the grunt work, but we need workers for this new trade, so now is the time to get in on the ground floor!