Last night a hurricane unexpectedly hit the gemstone coast from the Sapphire Sea towards Eivrune. Only a few weeks ago, the same region had been hit by a similarly strong storm accompanied by torrential rain.
The storm formed in the early evening hours and hit the Gemstone Coast around midnight accompanied by high tidal waves. At least 17 people died in the lower coastal areas of Cypreid and Khoryd. Expected ships did not arrive in their harbours. Also in other regions of the Gemstone Coast, high damages have been recorded, the exact number of people injured by the storm is not yet known.
Already at dawn, the government of Celestria, which is largely protected by the cliffs, assured the affected areas financial and personnel aid - a move that will probably only make the already popular queen more popular. The Protectorate of Celestria had already made itself popular during previous storms with aid for which it did not demand anything in return. A circumstance that causes incomprehension and anger especially in the Empire of Nynarios.
"There is no reason for the population to panic. The situation is completely under control.
Finally, this morning, the Magisters of the Academies of Magical Arts also spoke. They informed the assembled ambassadors and reporters that there was no reason for concern. According to the magisters, the current weather conditions are due solely to the opening of the portals and the connection of Andrawyn to other worlds. Once the portals are fully open, there will presumably be no more storms of this magnitude. They completely rule out the deterioration of the situation and expect an improvement in the next three months.
The druids of the region are just as unconcerned as their colleagues in the arcane arts. Although they consider one or two more "small gusts of wind" possible, they doubt that the weather will cause further damage to the Gemstone Coast. They assured that the turbulence would soon have subsided and the changes that would result would be worth all the trouble.
However, it is probably more calming to know that governments have sufficient financial reserves to absorb the storm damage.