Zazesspur is in chaos.
Queen Zaranda has vanished in the wake of the assassination of King Haedrak and the many political factions of Tethyr are pointing fingers at each other. As war threatens to devour civilization once again in Tethyr, word from Athkatla in Amn is that if the fighting continues in the streets of Zazesspur as it has for the last two fortnights, The Flaming Fist will be summoned to sustain order, for all caravans moving throughout the area have either been stopped or plundered. Calimshan in the south has been quiet about the violence, however they have denounced Amn's suggestion of intervening with mercenary force.
According to Those Who Harp, in a rare moment of openness, Dragon Cult activity is on the rise in the North. Whether this is in connection to the increase in Dragon Sightings in our skies is uncertain.
The Plague of Waterdeep has claimed its first Noble Family. Erin Dezlentyr of House Dezlentyr has contracted the disease and no amount of Divine Healing seems to be working.