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On Mza, and in your Angevin provinces, however, more unsettling news has come to light. Rumors are slowly spreading, despite your efforts, that the Sorcerer-king of Mza, or perhaps his wife, are not quite what they appear to be. Guesses ranging from drow agents to demons or, in a few scattered cases, dragons, seem to have captured the commoner's imaginations. Efforts to investigate the source of these rumors have been very unrewarding.
Finally, on a different note, you have, of course, been maintaining efforts to stay abreast of world events; Prince Arranius seems to have taken to his throne reasonably well, and Azar will likely be spending the next decade slowly rebuilding. To the north, a warlord has come out of the wastelands, sweeping down on the northern regions of Angevis. As you predict, fast initial progress slows as his holdings expand. What he ends up with is larger than your 'empire', but more poorly located, and not as wealthy.
To the east, all attacks on Exheln cease almost overnight, leading some to suggest that the attacks didn't end, the drow /won/. Officially, though, a small band of mercenaries are hailed as the cause, having ostensibly eliminated the drow war leader, and collapsed significant portions of the underground tunnels they were using to access the surface. Whatever the reasons, Exheln is busy rebuilding, left almost destitute at this point by repaying the debts owed to the mercenaries. Merchants circle like vultures, some of them from Mza, but mostly from the greater powers. Still, there will be a tidy profit in rebuilding there, and Exheln is unlikely to become a major power again anytime soon.