The annual Grauerhimmel Livestock Fair erupted into an open riot Friday after three herders from Grauerhimmel accused an Eisenhügel herder of having shaved a French fleur de lise into the sides of their prize goats during the night to hurt their chances in the competition. A fight erupted between the Grauerhimmel and Eisenhügel herders, drawing in additional villagers and citizens from both towns until the small brawl erupted into a full-scale riot. After the better part of an hour, the riot was finally quelled by the Grauerhimmel Fusiliers, quick-marched from their barracks under the direct command of their regimental Inhaber Colonel von Schlichter.
Briefed by the Fair organizers, who were hiding from the riot on the top of a haystack, the Fusiliers marched to the center of the crowd with lowered bayonets, parting the way without having to injure any of the citizens, and arresting the central figures who started the matter. The goatherds at the center of the controversy have been barred from the competition for the next two years, and ordered to pay fines to help clean up the damages generated. Approximately 30 additional crowd members who joined in the fighting have been issued fines as well, commensurate with their level of involvement.
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