A somewhat comical summary of a rather serious incident…
It started off as a typical day, with orcs and kobolds falling beneath our blades. The great wizard MajorWoo cast a powerful spell, as great wizards often do. Unfortunately, the great wizard had miscalculated the effects of his spell, and thusly the great famine started.
The first thing we noticed was that the orcs and kobolds started attacking very quickly, and in huge quantities. A great number of heroes were slain in the first horrible few minutes, as monsters quickly took advantage of their new power. The wizard Majorwoo called for all heroes to return to Scorn, to wait until he had figured out how to reverse his spell. Then the great famine began. Citizens who had just eaten moments ago began to fall over dead, apparently of starvation. There was panic in the streets, until several rich adventurers bought enough food to feed the starving citizens, and placed it all in a large pile in Scorn's central square. This helped some, but many were unable to get there before the famine overtook them.
Finally, Majorwoo managed to call forth the great wizard Leaf. Leaf quickly saw the pandemonium in the streets, and found out what Majorwoo's tragic mistake had been. He then spoke a quick incantation, and all was well again, and we, the citizens of Scorn, were once again left to clean up the corpses littering the streets.
Because of this incident, many have condemned the chronomancers, the time wizards of the realm, to many a horrible fate. (…not that they weren't immune to trials by fire and mana blast and godly retribution…)
In other related news, the Scorn Tribune reports a stream of visitors to the Kitchen and the Olde Lake Country Inn all apparently stockpiling steak.