Under the watchful eye of Kozel, the locals made the proper rites to "St Santa Claus" and managed to avoid the depredations of the Pestilence Man another year. Huthmas has now come and gone and things are relatively calm in Nightwick itself, though news and supplies continue to be scarce.
News has come from the south though. It seems Marta the Black, one of Arnawald's most trusted lieutenants and one of the few Women-at-arms in the World of Knightwick, was slain in a skirmish with Yimsleyians near Knightpath. Five separate men, each identified as Yim Yimsley, have hanged for the crime.