Oh the horror, the destruction! The anguish is almost too much for us to bear!
As we have noted before, the people of Stanimosity have taken stewardship of our neighboring woodlands very seriously. Now we find this very world works against us. While our miners were busily exploring a newly discovered cave system, apparently a storm was also very busy destroying one of our beloved forests! We returned home to discover a lone tree dying in the middle of a vast stretch of barren wastland which was once a vibrant woodland! The sorrow, the misery!
We immediately cancelled all other plans and began rebuilding our neighborhood. It took us 4 full days to simply remove the dead remains of all those lost grand trees. It took another 2 days and hundreds of seedlings to begin to replant them. Why, oh why does this world embrace such devastation? Why, oh why do not the trees regrow without human assistance?
Even after such heroic efforts, the result is a mere shadow of its former glory. It may take us months of effort to bring this poor woodland back to full life. After all our careful efforts to harvest the fruits of the woods without causing our own depletion, the @*$$% called "mother nature" comes in and undoes everything! Horror upon horror! This sadness will forever remain wihin the communal memories of our people. We will never forget the unforgiving destruction this world is capable of...
Before discovering this eternal tragedy, our miners went to complete the examination of a nearby cave system discovered previously and found another near to it. That one also turned out to be rather extensive and fairly productive. It was a fruitful time to be a miner.
Then some more road updates were completed and a general exploration begun, which is when the horror was discovered. The juxtaposition of events caused some of our people to believe that this world encourages the human species to become underground dwellers. Although we truly cannot deny this, we WILL continue to strive in the open, under the bright sun. It may take more effort but We Will Persevere!!!
To our neighbors: due to the extensive "bounty" gathered as a result of this destruction, we now have a surplus of oak wood. If you visit our general store in the Trading Post you may purchase this at a 20% discount. All oak wood is now 4C for a limited time, only. We expect to have the forest sufficiently restored quickly enough to not cause a lack of supply. Remember our store will also accept metals in lieu of currency. And thank you for your patronage. And pray to any gods you know that this does not happen to you!