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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #50 on: January 29, 2013, 03:36:31 AM »
A peculiar man or woman (the nobles argue with each other as to the person's gender) wearing a powdered wig as well as a black justaucorps bearing silver trim can be seen frequenting the outdoor caf known as Chez Lon on a nearly daily basis, purchasing a cup of piping hot coffee courtesy of Mademoiselle LaCroix, before immediately beginning to work feverishly on a manuscript of some kind until the early evening sets in.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #51 on: May 06, 2013, 01:23:45 PM »
[A courier recently delivered a sizable sum of Solars to the Gendarmerie from an anonymous donor, for the purchase of legal representation for one "Thierry le Malin".]

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #52 on: May 11, 2013, 05:02:23 PM »
In the early hours of the morning Inquisitor Poisson enters the Gendarmerie. He makes a deposition - a Falkovnian arcanist named Franziska Weiss attacked people near the steps to the Cathedral. She claimed to have no memory of the past year - the ceasefire between Falkovnia and the Four Towers. She believes we are still at war, with a ferocity becoming of a Kingfuhrer's agent. She is at large, and very dangerous.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #53 on: May 13, 2013, 09:23:12 PM »
A few gendarme have been killed through what looks like liberal amounts of vitriolic fluid and substances, not but a stone's throw away from the Gendarmerie building. Bystanders claim a woman dressed in a black dress, hood, and a cloak began lobbing all manner of powerful spells at them, before a conversation was brokered between her and another, and the attack suddenly ceased altogether.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #54 on: March 18, 2014, 10:23:53 PM »
[A package was delivered to the Gendarmes today, a letter written in blood, a copy of the recent publication of La Bougie, it is rumoured that this package was rather bloody.]

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #55 on: March 19, 2014, 12:06:45 AM »
A number of these posters have been hung up around Port--Lucine:

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Beware! Necromancers lurk the streets!

Rene Bellamy, editor-in-chief of La Bougie, was assaulted by a Nerull-worshipping necromancer last evening. The culprit was a deathly thin woman with cloth wrapped around her head, and wore what appeared to be a black tunic and pants with metal studs.

The culprit tortured Rene extensively before subjecting her to horrific necromantic experiments. Rene's face was cut off and an eyeball gouged out. Despite receiving prompt magical healing, she is still blind in one eye.

Exercise caution if you see the woman. She is capable of making herself invisible and knows how to move quietly to avoid detection. She can lurk out of the shadows at any moment to catch a person who has lowered their guard. She is also capable of casting see invisibility, do not rely on magic to keep yourself hidden from her!

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #56 on: May 09, 2014, 02:27:24 AM »
[The known private investigator, Ludwig LaFranchi, was seen dragged out of the famed Governer Hotel badly beaten. He was then brought to the Gendarme headquarters and seen leaving several hours later.]

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #57 on: May 10, 2014, 04:49:41 AM »
[An explosion can be heard throughout the Quartier Savant, and a plume of black smoke rises from around the Gendarmerie building. Rumor spreads of a jailbreak having occurred, and this rumor seems to be backed up by the gaping hole that seems to lead right into the arsenal managed by quartermaster, Brunin Granmarteau. The Gendarmerie are already hard at work in constructing a new wall to replace the old, yet word is that Captain Reynard is incensed over both the events in the Grand Opera National (where he lost his young protg, Inspecteur Blaise) and the attack on the Gendamerie building itself...]

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #58 on: May 17, 2014, 03:31:05 AM »
[Rumor spreads of a conspiracy orchestrated primarily by House Dauphin and disenchanted nobles from lesser houses to overthrow the rightly-elected Lord-Governor and his Council of Brilliance. The details remain unknown, for now, but word does spread of the conspiracy having been killed in its crib, thanks to the quick efforts of the Gendarme, specifically none other than their newest recruit, 'Madame Trousers'. Rumor has it that Charles Dauphin has fled the country, not wishing to suffer the wrath of the Dementlieuse government for his part in the plot...]

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #59 on: May 21, 2014, 09:50:24 PM »
Gossip within the Quartier Savant speaks of the Visconte de Vauqelin:

His carriage barreling into the city at an ungodly hour...

An artifact said to be a relic of great necromatic legend turned in to the Gendarme...

The young nobel rants and raves in hushed tones to his "dear friends" that it was gifted to him an apparent bribe attempt.





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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #60 on: May 22, 2014, 06:35:11 PM »
[Rumor spreads of a marvelous creation of Doctor Wymmer Drukker's following him around, doing as he commands. A few are disturbed by the automaton's eerie resemblance to his late wife, yet keep their silence for now. Others regard the wonder as 'quaint' and seem only slightly amused by it, remarking to their friends that this is simply the Lamordian's way of distracting people from the madness of his spouse, and the actions leading up to her death. The more erudite within the city seem to be genuinely impressed and in awe of the Lamordian inventor's handiwork, however, and claim that this 'automaton' (as it is called by Drukker) shall herald a new golden age of invention and discovery...]

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #61 on: May 26, 2014, 03:31:08 PM »
Word spreads that Carine de Ailleurs has been taken into Gendarme custody...

She was seen being walked into the Barracks in shackles in the early hours of the morning.
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #62 on: June 22, 2014, 01:50:14 AM »
A small tragedy occurred outside the Governor's Hotel when a fanciful pet tiger somehow managed to slip its bonds, killing its owners and a few bystanders before it was put down with the bullet of a particularly brave Gendarme who stood the creature down, splattering its grey matter all over the cobbles...

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #63 on: June 29, 2014, 01:50:53 PM »
The Lily Knight Sir Tarlin is seen walking into the office of the great Detective M Ray with a letter in hand.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #64 on: July 13, 2014, 11:06:30 PM »
A fire broke out yesterday evening at the residence of one Andrei Palascu. Gendarme and nobles alike were quick to the scene, both hearing Palascu mourn the loss of his favorite prostitute, who was crushed by a beam and subsequently burned alive. While the fire raged, the sole female in the gendarme, Solange de Sauvre, rushed into the house and came out several minutes later with enough evidence to arrest Andrei Palascu on the charges of necromancy and smuggling. Given time, the fire was contained. The trial is rumored to take place in the next few days.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #65 on: October 15, 2014, 02:19:33 PM »



Finely dressed gawkers gave witness to tragedy in the Governors Hotel, as a halfing woman on her belated honeymoon was pronounced dead by a local physician. After law enforcement released the distraught husband, he was last seen reentering the couples honeymoon suite, and has not been seen since.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #66 on: November 07, 2014, 12:46:21 AM »
[Rumor spreads of an attack that occurred within Cezar's Coffee and Readery late at night, culminating in the deaths of three nobles. Members of the gentry murmur to themselves, saying that radical elements originating from Quartier Ouvrier are likely to blame for this calamity, though the Gendarmerie is still investigating what may have transpired.]

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #67 on: November 16, 2014, 11:14:53 PM »
[Word spreads of Gilles LaRouche's jewelry store in the Quartier Savant having been robbed by vile degenerates supposedly affiliated with the so-called 'revolutionaries'. It is said that his entire stock was cleaned out, by an unknown woman and a masked man claiming to be Chantreaux's killer.]

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #68 on: November 19, 2014, 07:26:10 PM »
[Word spreads that Black Pieter was killed within his cell in the Gendarmerie's jail by an hooded female assassin, who, shortly after killing Black Pieter with her crossbow, killed herself.]

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #69 on: February 12, 2015, 08:36:50 PM »
[There is quite a bit of activity taking place in the southeastern corner of the Quartier Savant. It is said that the Gendarmerie and the Republican Guard led by Marshal Foquelaine are preparing to attack the Quartier Ouvrier, in the hopes of crushing the revolution once and for all.]

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #70 on: February 16, 2015, 01:12:18 AM »
[Edwin Aubert emerges from the attack on the Ouvrier, battered but whole. He brags, in great and grizzly detail, of the battle. He obliviously paints a nightmarish picture of a ruined Ouvrier district, strewn with savaged corpses and those dying a slow and painful death, to any gendarme who will listen.]
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Ata Ubaid / Bruhm Blackwrought / Craven



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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #71 on: February 16, 2015, 09:18:35 PM »
[Talk goes around about the losses of the Marshal's assault into the ourvier. the exact details like all rumors do change, but it is often described as a slaughter, with more then a few telling about how those who refused to fight were shot down by the republican guards]

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #72 on: February 23, 2015, 01:11:33 AM »
[Zidonne LeFebvre, local celebrity composer, musician, and the Knight of Song, has been seen - bloodied and dirty from battle - walking the streets of Port A Lucine, playing a victorious tune on his violin and placing a poster in every district:

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Foquelaine is dead! Viva la Dementlieu!
This is the time that we stand together, and rebuild our most serene Republic!

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #73 on: February 23, 2015, 01:18:33 AM »
A new face to Dementlieu stands out, as a Falkovnian man has been seen moving through the city assessing the fallen, damage sustained to the city and its homes, though mainly he seems intent on assisting the various hospices scattered around the city, offering minor spells of healing from his goddess, Hala.

Some might know him by the name of Dietrich.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #74 on: February 23, 2015, 02:12:33 AM »
[rumors speak of how with captaines Reynard and Dupree are missing currentl, that Baron Edmond Montte has claimed to be the current acting captaine of the gendarme]