Ravenloft: Prisoners of the Mist

Within the swirling Mist (IC) => Whispers in the Shadows => Local Gossip => Topic started by: Darktide18 on June 17, 2017, 12:45:24 PM

Title: Vallaki- Slums District
Post by: Darktide18 on June 17, 2017, 12:45:24 PM
Rumors circulate of a guard abduction sometime in the last week.  Hushed whispers of a fight between a lone guard and several dark clad people beating him to the ground and dragging him off. 

"Rebels Rise!"  was scrawled in blood on the wall where the scene took place.
Title: Re: Vallaki- Slums District
Post by: Master Librarian on September 16, 2017, 03:20:31 PM
The early hours of dawn were witness to an unusual scene of violence in front of the Gaping Wound. Accosted by a trio of green-clad men and a well-garbed male in finery, the sun-kissed proprietor of the establishment, brandishing an axe, was subdued by a heavily armored pair after what seemed to be an argument of sorts. One among the men promptly tied down the motionless form of the axe-wielder, with the five making steady departure from the slums.
Title: Re: Vallaki- Slums District
Post by: Augur on October 10, 2017, 01:53:00 AM
A familiar looking Borcan Red Vardo Captain was seen walking about the slums of Vallaki. He put a sign that said 'Closed for repairs' on the Gaping Wound's door.
Title: Re: Vallaki- Slums District
Post by: Ambrosius on October 12, 2017, 09:27:08 PM
"A familiar Barovian, Teodor Ursu would be seen in shackles being escorted to the Citadel from the Barracks by two of the Garda,
Reveka and a masked guard; the charges are anyone's guess."
Title: Re: Vallaki- Slums District
Post by: booksarefun666 on October 12, 2017, 10:38:08 PM
"A familiar Barovian, Teodor Ursu would be seen in shackles being escorted to the Citadel from the Barracks by two of the Garda,
Reveka and a masked guard; the charges are anyone's guess."


... Other accounts include the Captain of the Iron Sons, Teodor, proceeding to berate the two guards while he was hauled off to the citadel.  The guards practiced restraint, simply suggesting him to not make further comments along the way.
Title: Re: Vallaki- Slums District
Post by: PlatointheCave on November 06, 2017, 12:38:50 AM
Clad entirely in black, hooded, drenched and stinking of filth; a man is seen staggering through the slums district from the East. He approaches the guard house and lets himself in. He is not seen exiting for some time.
Title: Re: Vallaki- Slums District
Post by: Ternce on November 06, 2017, 05:30:17 AM
The slums are abuzz as rumors circulate amongst the downtrodden and weary that dwell there.  The traveling priest of the Morning Lord calling himself Friar Sand, held an impromptu pig roast that he claimed was in celebration of the Holy Day of the Daylight Savior.  The food was fine, and the halls of the simple Sanctuary of the Eternal Dawn were warm with brotherhood.  As many as five Outlanders stayed until the wee hours of the morning, feasting, singing, and playing at games.

The Friar did however, give an unsettling sermon about the dangers of the Mist and those who would worship them, accusing the Mists of having an insidious purpose in bringing Outlanders to the realm of Barovia, and condemning those that would worship them, saying that they had much good in their hearts, and had done much for the people of Barovia, but are misguided in their worship.  He went on to say that the clergy should forgive them, love them, and try to save them.

The devout of the Morninglord were confused by this message, as the church has always been tolerant and welcoming of all other religions.  Others who heard of the event, but do not share their faith have been heard whispering:  "Good, let the sun cultists and the Dilisnyan poisoners kill each other, and we'll be the better off for it."
Title: Re: Vallaki- Slums District
Post by: Iridni Ren on November 12, 2017, 08:29:59 AM
Loud, amphibious croaking and the shattering of glass joined the routine sounds of a Barovian night near the Wayfarer Kinship Lodge. Immediately the Lodge door was flung open, and light from it brightened the city streets as a group of  adventurers emerged and fought their way through a pestilent fog and enormous frog-like creatures toward a sewer grate. There they waded deeper into the murky and disgusting water, disappearing from sight.
Title: Re: Vallaki- Slums District
Post by: DM Brimstone on November 20, 2017, 03:01:12 AM
[An influx of ailing peasantry filed into the Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn and Sanctuary of the Eternal Dawn with the rising of the dawn’s light.  Their morbid, hollow coughs echoing into the air as they hobbled and shuffled across the cobblestone streets.  Their shambling frames were accompanied by the stench of disease and the majority of those that came in contact gave a wide berth ‘lest they contract the affliction.

With the coming of the morning on the subsequent day, weary figures emerged from the sanctums of both temples, drenched in sweat, but complexion noticeably improved.  A healthy flush to their visages and restored vigor in their steps.  A buzz of gratitude echoed in small circles through the downtrodden littering the slums and districts of the Grey City -  a conglomerate of the cult of the Morninglord and outlander-laden Wayfarer Kinship being credited with the culling of the most recent outbreak. 

Chimneys belched streams of smoke into the air from a multitude of domiciles…cauldrons filled to the brim with water put to boil in many hearths]
Title: Re: Vallaki- Slums District
Post by: A minor Glamour on November 23, 2017, 08:15:03 AM
Rumors of posters being put up in the most deprived and ruined parts of the Vallaki slums district, something about the grip of winter, and making offerings to Auril.

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2eefw1z.jpg)
Title: Re: Vallaki- Slums District
Post by: Black Hand on December 08, 2017, 10:48:02 PM
Papers turn up, infesting the slums district.  A warning the those in authority.  An offer to the downtrodden and desperate.

(https://i.imgur.com/hOfgcXn.png)

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ATTENTION GARDA, YOUR TIME HAS COME!

YOU CHALLENGE THOSE A HUNDRED TIMES YOUR GREATER.  BANE'S EDGE CANNOT BE TEMPERED, HIS GRASP CANNOT BE ESCAPED.

YOUR RULE OF LAW IS INCONSISTENT AND WEAK.  YOUR BOUNTIES ON THE BLACK HAND ARE A FOOL'S ATTEMPT.

TO ALL WHO READ THIS: THE BLACK HAND OFFERS TWO THOUSAND FOR EACH DEAD VALLAKI GARDA, AND TEN THOUSAND FOR EACH CAPTURED ALIVE.  LET ALL KNOW THE TRUE POWER OF BANE'S BLACK HAND.  BRING US THE FOOLS.
Title: Re: Vallaki- Slums District
Post by: The Dark Sun on December 09, 2017, 09:33:05 AM
As the first papers of the Hand are pinned and see the light of dawn, new parchments side the walls, a threat to the Garda and a request of aid to the Hand.
(https://s7.postimg.org/a6gfuw7aj/gardabeware.png)
''THE DARK SUN PLEADS FORGIVENESS TO THE BLACK HAND
FOR OUR VISION WAS FOGGED AND UNCERTAIN THAT WE COULD NOT RECOGNIZE OUR BROTHERS
FOR OUR ARROGANCE MADE US BLIND THAT OUR BELIEFS ALIGN IN THEIRS
FOR OUR INTENT TO ACHIEVE GREATER GOALS LACKED THEE IN ABILITY AND THE MEANS

NOW WE BAND TOGETHER, AS THE HARBINGER'S WORD DICTATES
THE BLACKGUARDS OF THE SUN SHALL PUNISH ANYONE WHO STAND IN THE HAND'S WAY
FOR WE HAVE FORGED AN ALLIANCE GREATER THAN ANY BOTHERHOOD IN THIS LAND OF DECAY
WE WARN ANY FOOLISH ATTEMPT TO STAND AGAINST THE HAND, THEY DO NOT FORGIVE NOR FORGET
THE HARBINGER WILL PUNISH ANY WHO DISOBEYS AND TAKES UP ARMS AGAINST OUR BROTHERS

GARDA BEWARE!

YOUR FOOLISHNESS AND PUNYNESS AGAINST OUR BROTHERS OF THE HAND WILL COST YOU DEARLY|THE BLACKGUARDS OF THE DARK SUN SHALL BREAK IN YOUR HOMES AND GIVE YOU A TASTE OF WHAT TRUE FEAR TASTES LIKE
WE STAND AS ONE AND YOU STAND ALONE
EMBRACE DARKNESS, FOR ITS TIME HAS COME TO SWALLOW YOU WHOLE"

Title: Re: Vallaki- Slums District
Post by: Troukk on December 25, 2017, 02:34:24 PM
A dark skinned man is seen moving furniture and fixing the windows of the Gaping Wound.
Title: Re: Vallaki- Slums District
Post by: lakhena on December 31, 2017, 02:58:08 PM
Early in the morning, several warmly dressed figures are seen distributing the leftovers of what seems to be quite the feast to the poor and downtrodden in the slums of Vallaki.  Everything from mutton, steak, chicken, fresh cheeses, and local fare like mitten and toucan are distributed, along with more unusual dishes -- cooked snails and some weird black fishy smelling stuff, to mixed reception by the locals.  The bottles of fancy wine and cheap ale are gladly taken, all around, however.

Those giving food to the poor seem to be a mix of those wearing Wayfarer Kinship amulets and what appear to be some familiar faces within the Cult of the Morninglord.  When asked, the feast appears to have been for some Outlander holiday.
Title: Vallaki- Slums District (Derelict Hospice)
Post by: Tycat on February 20, 2018, 11:07:06 PM
The Hospice in the Vallaki Slums seems to be open, with healers manning their stations, food, clothing, warm blankets, and a heraldry of welcome to the sick, lost,
 and new.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/413247384487723008/413663877495259137/vanguard_sign.png)

Title: Re: Vallaki- Slums District (Derelict Hospice)
Post by: Roose on February 22, 2018, 12:08:50 AM
[The door to the Hospice has been boarded shut. A notice on the door]

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Notice of Eviction!

By order of Sergeant Petrovic all inhabitants of this building are to vacate immediately.

Any found in violation of this will be subject to punishment under the laws of THEFT.

~Vallaki Garda~
Title: Re: Vallaki- Slums District
Post by: Juxtaposition on March 17, 2018, 08:53:54 PM
A lone man was clattering about the slums at night, calling out at the buildings surrounding him in the winding alleys. A self important speech in Luktar, to most that would be awakened by his booming voice. The voice died down rather quickly, with only the faint sound of a closing sewer grate to follow.
Title: Re: Vallaki- Slums District
Post by: Deadbeat on March 22, 2018, 05:44:18 PM
The long abandoned corner-house on Strada de Moarte seems to have gained a new tenant. The door is left open throughout the day and a short woman is seen sweeping dust out into the street. After a fair mound of soot and debris is forced out in front of the place, she is seen departing, only returning to haul bits of furniture back into the building.
Title: Re: Vallaki- Slums District
Post by: Tycat on March 23, 2018, 08:12:25 AM
[A tall man clad in a gray cloak was seen delivering a sizable amount of lumber to the recently leased corner house on Strada Moarte, along with the warm, fresh baked goods from the local bakery.]
Title: Re: Vallaki- Slums District
Post by: Little Lotte on June 03, 2018, 02:28:54 AM
Dawnbringer Loredana Vaduva was seen leaving the Garda Barracks just before dusk, blood soaking her hands, her expression one of complete exhaustion. She moved slowly through the alleys towards the Sanctuary of the Eternal Dawn where she stayed throughout the night.
Title: Re: Vallaki- Slums District
Post by: Iridni Ren on June 24, 2018, 03:43:52 AM
After many weeks of almost abandonment, the Wayfarer Kinship Lodge seems warm and inviting again. A slight, raven-haired young woman is seen cleaning windows and sweeping, a contented and even cheerful expression on her face.

After old noapte descends over the village, still a light shines from the Lodge into the streets and darkness surrounding it.