First and foremost, we would like to announce that the carpentry guild has completed their very first commissioned furniture piece! The furniture factory is officially IN BUSINESS! Granted, several small pieces for internal use had been made before, but this was their first official, contracted piece. We congratulate them and the builders who constructed the framework, for an excellent job.
Also of note is the completion of phase 1 of the city's infrastructure upgrade. All roads now have the subtle underbed lighting so much preferred by our residents. This also means that electricity may be available to any business or homestead. We have taken note of the new lighted poles being used in the Capital City and will likely purchase a number of them for our streets. Our city planners are deciding on a banner design, as we may wish to have unique banners hung from these poles.
Along with the above improvements, the replanting of the great forest commences. This effort will likely must needs be an ongoing requirement. The forestry guild will have to be active and on alert continuously. This world is pitiless in its destruction, it will be up to us to fight it back to the best of our abilities. In this vein, we will be soon purchasing additional equipment for the forestry workers. They have currently built up a good reserve of the common woods and need the equipment to process it more quickly.
In light of recent validation of our scientists' studies, we have begun the effort to replace all flooring in all buildings with "spawn-proof" materials. It seems our patriarch is able to receive communication directly from the great Creator himself, and Kaalus has confirmed what the scientists have speculated - that the flooring material indeed has an effect on the mystical appearances of the local beasts. Hopefully soon, we shall never need fear again coming face-to-face with a dangerous beast within our homes or other constructs!