-Rumors that can be traced back to Arisaph Steele's Winter Althua claim that Jonan Drax laid down his Seven Laws while at the Althua. What the seven laws actually state wildly vary from one story to the next.
-It is rumored that the Earl of the Elk is unable to breed his own heir.
-It is rumored that the voice of 'the Priestess of the Black Rose', Lady Ecks, High Priestess of the Temple of Talia in Ashkelmar has been possessed by a Spectre.
-It is rumored that Arisaph Steele and his new general have posted many armies near the Northern Archipelago of Tir Torigh in preparation for hostile take-over of all Barons and Counts that will not immediately agree to become his vassals.
-It is rumored that the Earl of the Elk is preparing for war in the South of Shanri.
"Sparrow, I'll call you back. I've just gutted a man with a shard of wood and I need to make sure he's dead... I think you're right, Sparrow. I am a bad, bad man..."
~~Dr. Xander Crowe, WORMWOOD.