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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #75 on: January 25, 2017, 08:22:51 PM »
Rumors of a commotion in Krofburg. The lord's steward's hand chopped off in the central square, another man dead trying to interfere, and a young woman, the daughter of a dead man, now Steward in his place. Most believe the Burgomaster has just finally finished his descent into mad self-pity.
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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #76 on: January 30, 2017, 02:01:28 PM »
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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #77 on: February 11, 2017, 04:30:58 PM »

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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #78 on: February 18, 2017, 01:47:54 PM »
An armored woman bearing relief supplies for Krofburg trudges slowly into town and makes her way to the Temple of Dawn. There she unwraps something she has swaddled in her cloak to reveal that healing is not all she brings: she has a nearly frozen body found in the cold of Mount Ghakis.

A few might recognize the armor wearer as the same meek Outlander taunted and spat upon during the early morning beatings in the Citadel.

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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #79 on: February 21, 2017, 08:30:11 PM »
Word comes from Krofburg, eager, whispered breathlessly from mouth to ear, ear to mouth. The word says that silver has been found, silver beyond imagining, silver beyond possibility. Word says that the Burgomaster will grant a claim to those who wish to work it, and that Bellegarde is hiring men to push their own shafts deeper into the mountain than ever before. From across Barovia, men and women leave their families hurriedly, carrying little more than the shirts on their backs, marching towards Krofburg, towards a gleaming future. And as word spreads, they come from farther afield: Borca, Invidia, Kartakass, then Hazlan, Nova Vaasa, Mordent, Richemulot, even distant and snowy Lamordia. Great eyes are fastened on Krofburg now. The small half-ruined hamlet is suddenly the subject of conversations and considerations that only a day before would have been entirely unthinkable.
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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #80 on: February 22, 2017, 11:19:43 AM »
Word spreads around Krofburg that a woman in the black and red armor of the Von Zaroviches was seen entering the Burgomaster's Residence. Shortly afterwards, the Burgomaster's minstrel was seen slipping out of the House in the early dawn, one eye livid with bruises and her eyes haunted.
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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #81 on: March 10, 2017, 12:31:44 AM »
The night's events left corpses behind, at least two prospectors are dead and the remains of a woman have been burned in the Rift, scorched lace caught on stone flaps like an ominous flag.
One of the local guards forms an undignified heap as she's slumped on a table in the Wandering Billy, the smell of tsuika like a barrier about her.

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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #82 on: March 11, 2017, 11:12:12 PM »
Rumors swirl around the court session held in the Burgomaster's hall. They say the Burgomaster himself was, as usual, a no-show, and his Steward Constanta Lazarescu sat in his place. Much of what occurred was routine, but there were complaints by the caliban of Caliban Hill that they were being mistreated by one guard in particular. The Red Vardo alleged terrible conditions in the Bellegarde mine, and rumor says they even suggested that men were puking blood and dying. Though it does not seem to have dulled the enthusiasm of those who come seeking their fortunes, the rumor seems to be persistent, even though some insist that they know a man who overheard the Lieutenant telling his witness what to say.
Hir yw'r dydd a hir yw'r nos, a hir yw aros Arawn.

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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #83 on: March 24, 2017, 04:22:56 AM »
Whilst checking snares set on the slopes above Krofburg, a huntsman is delivered an unpleasant gift by his hound: it is a worn hide boot containing a detached human leg that appears to have been hacked off at the knee. The skin is bruised and the bone is utterly crushed. More curious is the bangle slipped around the ankle: it is made from adamantine, and contains a lock of golden hair on the inner rim, sealed with resin. The huntsman brings his find back to Krofburg, often bragging at the Wandering Billy. Locals are curious to get a glimpse of the treasure, but it doesn't occur to anyone to discover the fate of the leg's owner. Yet.


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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #84 on: March 28, 2017, 08:35:37 PM »
In the dead of the night, something was heard dragging its way across the frosty ground at a glacial pace. It moved through the prospectors' camp and towards the main part of town. At the break of dawn, the trail made is visible in the snow. It leads to the food cellar behind the Wandering Billy. Those who come near would hear a bestial moaning.


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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #85 on: March 29, 2017, 04:07:44 AM »
A badly wounded man, clad in torn leathers and missing his leg from the knee-down, was carried out of the food cellar by one of the local militiamen. He was brought to the garda hut, and has not emerged since, though for a time, an awful wailing noise came from the building.
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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #86 on: April 13, 2017, 03:22:31 PM »
     Amongst the throngs of new faces that have flocked to the city of tents about the Village of Krofburg, a rather odd sight might be found. The most recent newcomer to the area, a bloodless man with a cadaverous face and a neatly kept mane of silver, has drawn both jeers and and more subtle, whispered insults as he takes a place as the new bartender for the popular establishment; the Miner's Merriment.

     Not a day after his arrival the word has gone out that the tented tavern has undergone a recruitment explosion. Dancers, minstrels, and nymphs of all types are being called upon to flock to the place, in return they are promised steady work and fair wages.



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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #87 on: August 14, 2017, 05:34:22 PM »
The screams of dying men echo over the valleys of the mountains, carrying all the way into the mountain hamlet of Krofburg.

A short distance out on the mountain road, toward the north, the great doors to the Bellegarde's mines stand ajar - one of its agent, and two of its miners lying dead in the snow, a nimbus of warm crimson gathering underneath, soaking into the snow and shriveled mountain grass...

What horrors lie within...?


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