The Mayor of Shanbar in the 1630s and 40s was a fellow so blustery taht
he could power a city block for a week with one speech. The mayor took
great pride in his public filing system; a repository of knowledge
gathered through the ages. Many adventurers had left their marks in
there, including quite a few good recipes (one of those was contributed
by his own wife). A library was never built because the file system was
the 1640s, the vultures of more began to plague the skies of the Valley
of the Sparrows. Those who dared to stay behind found their homes
dislocated to the Great Underground Empire or were carried off by the
vultures. In response to this threat, the Mayor of Shanbar and the
keeper of the Northern River Lighthouse announced plans for a new
anti-vulture warning system (the West Shanbar Times
public announcement on Wands Day, Jelly 18, 1645). The lighthouse ran
on illumynite. Prior to the testing of the warning system, the vultures
snatched the rock. Without the it, the system was never tested.
the city continued to grow smaller, the Mayor had much more time on his
hands. Somehow he even managed to capture a grue and toss it into one
of City Hall's cells.
It should be noted that in 1647 GUE, this
mayor was indirectly responsible for the defeat of Morphius. By
translating one of four jokes from an ancient book in the inventory of
an unknown Sweepstakes Winner, he helped this adventurer win a joke
contest, enabling the addition of one of the six pieces of the last
Flying Disc of Frobozz.