For several months now the Role-Play Coalition has been hard at work on the potential successor to FFXI’s Vana’diel Tribune. Despite losing numerous of our original journalists who have quit the game, we still managed to press on and put our first issue together. While it may not be perfect, we’re still quite proud of it. Keep in mind that some of the articles cover events specifically within the RP community whereas others are just fun lore related content meant to breath more life into the world of Hydaelyn.
We are also seeking to greatly expand our staff of journalists, editors, and graphical artists for future issues. We look forward to any and all constructive feedback you can provide.
Without further delay, the RPC is proud to present the first issue of the Tonberry’s Lantern!
In Gridania, outside the adventurer’s guild:
“Eorzean Olympics, read all about it!” The lalafell paper boy had a louder voice than one would think based on his appearance. A small news stand was directly behind the boy, stocked full of copies of the first Tonberry’s Lantern issue. The lalafell waved his hands frantically at the next passing person and flashed a boyish smile up at them. “Excuse me! Would you like to purchase the first issue of the Tonberry’s Lantern? Get up-to-date news on Eorzean happenings for only 75 gil!”
In Ul’dah, outside the adventurer’s guild:
The seductive miqo’te, wearing scantily clad clothing, continued to flash smiles at each passerby. Her attempt to seduce them into purchasing a copy of the new paper, a clever marketing ad of her own design aimed at the pleasure-seeking Ul’dahns, seemed to meet with constant success. “Come read about your Eorzean events for 75 gil. A gal oh so loves a well educated man.”
In Limsa Lominsa, outside the adventurer’s guild:
“Come getcha some o’ the latest news ‘n gossip, along wit’ a complimentary mug o’ ale for a mere 75 gil!” The scruffy looking elezen employee of the Tonberry’s Lantern had his own unique marketing scheme aimed at the often drunk patrons of the city. If he could manage to get them drunk enough before they left with their copy of the paper, he could get away with double charging them and pocketing the money. It was truly the best job he ever had. Where he actually got the “free” booze in the barrels behind him was anyone’s guess though.
Tonberry's Lantern, Issue #1 (click the link ^.~)