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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #50 on: May 31, 2011, 12:49:24 PM »
Ever since the news has broken out over the "Blue Widow" Luciana Armont's escape from the gendarmerie prisons, the hin dramaturge, musician, and painter Absalom Nightlyre, normally a more-than-visible presence in the Quartier Publique, has been rarely seen and is believed to be in hiding.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #51 on: June 14, 2011, 06:25:39 PM »
There seems to be a Barovian man dressed in black seen walking about. Talking to the locals, and introducing himself as "Mister Hawke". It is said he's mademoiselle LaFleur's new Bodyguard.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #52 on: June 18, 2011, 02:49:46 AM »
After last days rather failed fashionable show of "clothing arts and culture" according to Desdemona, she is seen packing her few belongings she have. The woman was clearly unhappy at the unfolding events of her dresses not bringing in the amount of coin she hoped for or seemingly so atleast. She spoke about Richemulot after an advice from her friend Nemien as she was speaking to Nightlyre and fiancee aswell. Seems the woman will be gone for some time to regain energy.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #53 on: June 20, 2011, 02:47:36 PM »
A shadow is often seen slinking down the dark alleyways of the Port as of late.   In its path it leaves a trail of death, bitter cold.  The few who've glimpsed the shadow and survived make mention of two vibrant, green orbs in a sea of blackness....
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #54 on: June 20, 2011, 05:33:07 PM »
[The column of gossip and novel from the Nouvel Observateur reads as follows.]


Confirmed: Renown Richemuloise horror novelist, Andr Bellamont's is staying in Port--Lucine - the buzz is on the lips of critics and admirers alike. Rumors that the controversial novelist has been invited by the wealthy entrepreneur & arts aficionado, Armand LeBarthe to help him achieve and I quote LeBarthe: "a theatrical masterpiece" - the Opera that is said to become the next grand production for the Grand Opera National re-opening.

On Bellamont: To some Bellamont is a true master, capable of pouring tales of the purest horror from his pen as one would pour water from a jug. To others, he is a hack who produces little more than sensational trash - gossip spreads that Bellamont would be working on an adaptation of LeBarthe's play in what would be his next Best Seller - whether or not it is true, remains to be seen; as many believe it to be all but a stunt to bring the masses to see the Opera dubbed: 'The Nosferatu'.

Incredible amounts of Solars are said to be spent, and even word of auditions are on the buzz in artistic circles about actors for the production. Amongst those names, it is reported that small emergent talent by the name of Absalom Nightlyre is the artistic director of the production - to which critics are still skeptical.

While LeBarthe issues no comment when contacted, he did mention this being his life's work and invited all to see a piece so compelling - that is guaranteed to leave none indifferent.


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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #55 on: June 27, 2011, 01:18:50 PM »
Locals talk of a strange and mysterious man who wanders the streets, cloaked and hooded he avoids contact with all those he encounters, fleeing and disappearing when confronted. He appears to be searching for something, or hiding from someone, or both.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #56 on: July 05, 2011, 07:59:57 PM »
It seems that the noble man Edmond Montte has returned to the city after some time; it also seems that he is back to being a member of the Gendarmie, in addition rumors abound that he is attempting to restart his old paper, les republique Gazetee

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #57 on: July 09, 2011, 11:23:57 AM »
The lady known as Desdemona Felatha returns, with refilled ego and clothing she steps out of a wagon, waving her umbrella about and tosses a pouch of coin to the coach driver. Seemingly she been enjoying the time in Richemulot and where else she been ravelling too

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #58 on: July 12, 2011, 02:02:55 AM »
Just before dawn, a lone body was found along the wall of a Nobelman by the local authorities. The man's face was frozen in an expression of abject fear. His skin was horribly pale and upon his face was a ghastly clawed hand print, as if something grabbed him by the face and burned him where it touched. The first on scene noted, that the hand print was dreadfully cold. Other than the mark on his face, the nobleman had no other injuries.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #59 on: July 12, 2011, 08:36:58 AM »
A hooded man in dark coloured robe with a gnarled staff walked around the block, asking questions of the fifth and their proclaimed Saintress. A peculiar man not fitting in among the nobles and Gendarme.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #60 on: July 12, 2011, 09:09:31 PM »
The mystery of the silver foxes in the town seems to have been fast resolved. While great part of the population is sure it was a general mise en scne by some shallow minded students of the University who used old furry costumes, others, included parts of la Gendarmerie, claim it was them under the very recent amount of bitten corpses in the poorer areas.

Some more paranoid nobles, especially those living out of town, have started to increase the security around their own estates. Some others, people are ready to bet on this, have already ordered boxes full of fox puppies to organize some big hunt in the next good season.

And the moon appears in the sky, and another trace of makeup fades from Port--Lucine smiling face...

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #61 on: July 13, 2011, 01:36:03 PM »
With the hasty departure of Lady Lucinda and her abandonment of Les Chat Noir the remaining members have looked outside their club for a leader to take them in a new direction. A flurry of late night visits at the Governor Hotel coupled with some heated negotiations is said to have resulted in placing local socialite Celine LaFluer as the new leader of Les Chat Noir. Vowing to distance themselves from past indiscretions Mademoiselle LaFluer is adamant the club will become an exclusive refuge for people of moral character, good taste , a devotion to patronage of the arts and most importantly, good breeding.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #62 on: July 15, 2011, 04:09:10 PM »
In the period of apparent insanity and chaos in town, where finally it seemed the local authorities had applied an iron fist at dealing with troublemakers, another recent event just adds further confusion to the cultural environment of Port--Lucine.

Professor Ernst Cornell, reknown peculiar intellectual of the University, has gone missing. Last time he was seen, he was speaking with Clarisse Baudelaire at the caf Voix de l'Ame. The lady, still in shock, has murmured something like a fancy-furry-costumed lady, with an apparent fox mask, snarling at the Professor and clearly saying him "Now we're going home, dear". Madamoiselle Baudelaire claimed ay first she thought it was the usual jest of Cornell, but the eventual use of witchery, the few real blood left behind, and his disappearance for several hours made her change mind wholly. This is more or less what she reported to local Gendarmes.

If it was the usual "feeshka" of Cornell, it was well played. Yet, it seems it may be not just that...

As a matter of fact, after a few days the Professor has been seen in town again. At questions about it, he oddly didn't provide any full answer.
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #63 on: July 25, 2011, 08:22:58 PM »
Rumors abound around the quartier that Edmond Montte has proposed to Celine Lafleur and that she has said yes!

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #64 on: August 07, 2011, 11:50:11 PM »
Playwright, artist, and musician Absalom Nightlyre's latest play was well-received by the wide majority of its audience; however, the event itself was surrounded with mystery and intrigue as several noblemen were brutally slain in a bloodbath and one of the actors was rumored to have been poisoned. The gendarmes were seen taking away a woman with blonde hair in the audience, her identity unknown to many.

A normal day, when all is said in done, in Dementlieu, where nothing is as it seems.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #65 on: August 08, 2011, 08:38:54 AM »
rumors go around that Edmond Montte is hosting a formal dinner party at his guest suite later this week during the weekend.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #66 on: September 23, 2011, 01:52:35 PM »
In the late spring and then in summer, to approach finally autumn, life of Dementlieuse goes by as usual. Discussions follow on wigs, watery coloured dresses or flamey-shaded ones, if white socks could be finally replaced by elegant riding boots. Yet Dementlieu derives its name from an odd insanity which can be noticeable in its inhabitants and the recent gossip go definitely in that direction.

Many people claim having seen a Forfarian ghost, maybe a sheperdess, calling upon farm animals, wandering aimlessly for the main areas of Quartier Publique in Port--Lucine. Some others claim the appearances have happened also in Chateaufaux, but well informed state that being a lie just to have a share of notoriety in the land. A few people suggest she is looking for some children, whose ghosts have appeared again recently. Most people simply believe is just a mocking illusion created by the fabulous Astoundo.

Insane and almost blasphemous are other gossips regarding Ezra. Some gullible people are ready to swear having seen the Guardian of the Mists walking among them. Some other are ready to swear having seen her healing a lame beggar who now can walk normally; a former blind man seems having acquired again her sight. Even the normally uncaring clergy of St.Mere is active in these days, Inquisitors and Wardens have been seen walking around the town in search of this "Ezra". More quietly, hushedly, in corners, some Dementlieuse are afraid of some heresy, while others want to meet the woman to see if rumours are true or not.

Finally, some good humoured citizen has gone further. He said he has seen the ruler of Darkon and the ruler of Falkovnia walking hand in hand by the promenade of the University. Nothing is what it seems in Dementlieu, and everything can happen apparently, at least in gossips.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #67 on: October 03, 2011, 11:54:29 PM »
It is rumored that Edmond Montte is planning to start up a detective agency, and that those who wish to enter the field should speak with him. In additon, those that are wishing to hire a detective are to speak with him. Of course this just rumors anyways. More talk is of the fact that in a few days Edmond Montte shall wed Celine Lafleur.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #68 on: October 09, 2011, 10:09:10 AM »
It started as a soft rumour heard only by keen ears, and then gradually it kept on into more knowing lips. As a matter of fact La Voix de lme has recently changed owner. The Richemuloise textile factory, LeMorge Textiles, apparently in need of diversify their own business, has recently acquired the little caf in Quartier Publique. The details of the operation are not wholly clear, but well informed people claim it will keep on the activities in a "more fanciful" way than they had been run in the past. What is the meaning of that, is unclear.

Many noblewomen and noblemen believe this is a sign of the general economic crisis, others mourn the end of style in favour of petty business, others more are ready to bet the caf will go back soon in Dementlieuse hands. Madame Chantal LeMorge in Cornell, the owner of the Textiles, is rumoured to have intentions to leave to her daughter, Claudette, the overall planning and managing of the caf. The general hope is that her degree in Literature taken at the University of Richemulot can be as worthy as similar degrees of Dementlieu, and that the young mademoiselle can attract more patrons intenting to sponsor the arts. A lonely voice hopes this will not mean it will attract also suitors. And it is that of her father, Professor Cornell, former regular attender of the Voix.

People are always afraid of changes. A more whispered gossip just states "At least they're non Borcans".

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #69 on: October 11, 2011, 06:16:19 AM »
Word spreads here and there around the Quartier Publique, of a recent arrival from Barovia being the latest employee at the theater, modeling, no less. Though that tidbit is often followed swiftly by admonishments. How could a woman as tall as most men, with clearly defined musculature, with skin darker than any possible tan in the Core.. and who arrived in the town wearing full plate.. -ever- become a worthy model?

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #70 on: October 30, 2011, 06:38:54 PM »
Late within the cold night of Port--Lucine, two men were stuck down by a gruesome beast. One a Nobleman, and the other a Gendarme. The latter death had a witness, the youngest Montte Brother. Claiming at Rat like humanoid did the deed.  When Dawn came, a bearded Gendarme came to inspect the pile gore left near the Voix Cafe. Speaking to two hin-folk before cleaning the mess up before heading back to the Gendarme's Headquarters.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #71 on: October 30, 2011, 07:47:18 PM »
Rumor has it that the following night, a hooded figure taunted the gendarmes publicly, saying such things as "C'est fin" to them. Edmond Montte chased this ne'er-do-well into the Quartier Marchand. The nobles mutter that when Edmond Montte returned, he bore several nasty and grievous wounds, was unconscious, and was being carried by Absalom Nightlyre, who was struggling to carry him up to Ste. Mere des Larmes for the Toret's blessings. Many wonder what sort of being could be capable of such savagery in such an enlightened realm?

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #72 on: November 06, 2011, 06:28:38 AM »
The news was at first suppressed. Then it broke the monotony of the whole town. Mademoiselle Jalabert has received a clear menace, and possibly the disease which is corrupting her voice gradually has been caused by this. A suitcase with a vial and a letter. Belladonna. And two clear initials, L.A., as a signature. The Borcan shadow seems to be wrapping again its dark embrace on the city of Port--Lucine...

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #73 on: November 06, 2011, 09:27:07 AM »
Absalom Nightlyre got some manner of forewarning of Luciana Armont's return, and seems to have forsworn both food and drink off forever, for fear that either might be laced with some manner of "Borcan spice". Additionally, he seems to continuously check a rapier and pistol at his side in public and looks back over his shoulder in fright most unexpected loud noises. He fears for his own wife, that of his love Periappi, and their adopted human child, Estelle and has shown nothing but paranoia since the Borcan menace Luciana Armont returned to Dementlieu.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #74 on: November 06, 2011, 09:38:20 AM »
Absalom Nightlyre got some manner of forewarning of Luciana Armont's return, and seems to have forsworn both food and drink off forever, for fear that either might be laced with some manner of "Borcan spice". Additionally, he seems to continuously check a rapier and pistol at his side in public and looks back over his shoulder in fright most unexpected loud noises. He fears for his own life, that of his love Periappi, and their adopted human child, Estelle and has shown nothing but paranoia since the Borcan menace Luciana Armont returned to Dementlieu.