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Vallaki - Southern Forest
« on: July 16, 2010, 02:46:13 PM »
Numerous bandits and outlaws have been harassing travelers along the forest road south of Vallaki. Astute observers have remarked that these are no ordinary bandits or outlaws, but Gundarakite Rebels.
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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2011, 06:37:24 AM »
A group of Elven archers were spotted patrolling the southern woods and shoreline of the lake. They chased off some people arguing near the fay settlement and then proceeded to wander along the road singing. They hunted lycans throughout the night and some say they even stood their ground against the werebear that has been terrorizing the area of late.

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2011, 10:38:55 AM »
Rumour has it the outlander merchant Suzannah Murphy was seen seeking sanctuary in the Elven villiage. Though human she seems to share a faith in their gods and speaks of being tired of the corruption of Vallaki , a fact exasperated by the recent promotion of Elton Belovich, who is publicly known to have been a corrupt lackey of the Caliban Crimelord Vasille .

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2011, 03:44:35 PM »
Rumor has it that the werebear that has been in the forest is no more. As the days pass by its tracks start to disappear and no fresh ones come back. The elves start to brief a short live sigh of relief. It's one less problem.

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2011, 04:39:13 PM »
Rumor of a strange man with pointy hat and skull light lamp, digging around tree and buried dead bodies

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2012, 02:20:37 PM »
[Those who hunt within the caves for beast and herb alike, may find as they stumble into the wolves den rather dark sketchings along the walls. Who would make such horrifying images none can say, but rumors fill the air of the cave being haunted with the screams of a banshee in the late nights]

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2012, 03:07:16 AM »
Rumor had it that a dead vallaki garda came back to terrorize and kill the elves of Degannwy.

Rumor also has it that even though the elves mourn for those lost, they are in celebration. Rumor has it that spirit of the dead garda has been taken care of thanks to the Wayfarer Kinship and a member of the Church of Erza.

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2012, 01:32:52 AM »
Rumor spreads that a woman was found within a close distance of Vallaki in the southern forest, naked. It is said that this is a priestess of the sun cultists. Harsh rumors spread of their rituals and practices.


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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2012, 06:48:39 PM »
A sudden vortex struck the southern grove just east of Vallaki , leaving in its wake destruction wrought by tainted elementals.

 Those that walk the way of the forest, the healers, the mystics, the guardians can feel the life being sapped from the surrounding land, and its only getting stronger
 A great force has acted against nature

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2013, 02:28:47 PM »
Rumors spread that in the southern part of the Luna River just past the old barracks lays a "Verbreker Enclave" set up as a safe site from the plague spreading across the land.

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2014, 12:02:51 PM »
A tall blond man, clad in green and white shades of Ezrite Church can be frequently seen patrolling the southern woods of Vallaki during the cold Barovian nights.

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2014, 12:24:47 AM »
[Grim rumor comes to be reality - off the road through the southern forest there stand grisly sights of people who have given up on starving and trying to wait out this shortage of food. Small groups of men, women, the old, the sick, and even their children have taken it upon themselves to end their own suffering. Some with poison, some with knives, most with hempen rope - their bodies hanging like macabre wind chimes, bumping into one another... how much longer will this be until something changes.]
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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2014, 04:37:44 PM »
A barovian man returns from he forest with quite a tale; he had gone out there to hang himself from the branches, only to be cut down by a mysterious man in full iron armor, who gave him a loaf of bread and ushered him back inside the city and instructed him to work at killing the natural predators of deer and boar and bring in their harvest.
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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2014, 10:32:17 PM »
A barovian man returns from he forest with quite a tale; he had gone out there to hang himself from the branches, only to be cut down by a mysterious man in full iron armor, who gave him a loaf of bread and ushered him back inside the city and instructed him to work at killing the natural predators of deer and boar and bring in their harvest.

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2014, 11:03:05 PM »
[As the bodies hang and decay, the ravens pick away at their flesh. One particular raven favoring the eyes of its prey, leaving the skulls sockets empty and hollow]

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2014, 10:12:04 PM »
[Anyone out in the southern forests at night may have seen a man wrapped in dark clothing hunting what little of the wildlife that remains. Curious enough he doesn't seem to be harvesting the flesh of his prey after he kills them, Instead he is lighting the carcasses of the animals on fire... No one knows for sure but it seems as if this man is trying to make sure the famine continues.]
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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2014, 12:44:05 PM »
[Night seems to perpetuate in the woods, in the deep woods where dark blackness blooms.  But there is a very unusual sound in the woods today as the wind sweeps threw the trees blowing mist and the leaves every which way.  There is a grating sound, the twisting of a rope holding far too much weight.  Something dead beats against the old tree, pushed by the wind perpetually.  A long auburn braid cascades down her hair.  And sways. A woman is seen in the misty background of the southern woods, it looks like her death was hanging.  Her neck is bruised in death and her face is torn with what seems to be agony her last few moments.  Her feet are stiff with no shoes on, and she is wearing a cheap looking dress with a pearl necklace.  This woman has the uncanny face of a certain garda though much older.  And tall, like her daughter.  Much more refined.  Larger wolves seem to have taken the dead woman's left foot.  There is a terrible sweet scent of decay.]

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2015, 12:08:35 AM »
 
Many are talking about the constant howling of last night, coming from the southern forest. Rumors about a man being attacked by a beast circulate.

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2015, 08:41:36 PM »
 Mutilated animal corpse have been found in the southern forest, they say a beast have passed and killed everything on his way.

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2015, 05:07:32 AM »
A strange rune has been carved into many trees along the path through the woods. Rich amber sap bleeds into the angular cuts and drips down along the trunks.

Though most would simply pass the symbols off as way-markers etched by woodsmen or wandering druids, those with a wild imagination might entertain the thought that it represents something more sinister...




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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2015, 02:42:21 AM »
[Howling in the southern forests south from the safety of the walled town of Vallaki gave way to the devastation of wildlife. Animals were found butchered, but not consumed in what appeared to be an attack based on emotion, particularly anger. In one of the larger trees, displayed what appeared to be a word carved into its bark with a bloody pawprint not far away]

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2015, 01:03:06 PM »
Any markings of the Wolf God found in the Southern Forests would be found with the bark stripped away, as if removed by the claws of some great beast, leaving little trace of what once was there.  The bellows of a huge bear echo out into the night, a roar of both fury, and sorrow.
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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2017, 08:09:26 AM »
Deep in the forest this full moon night, far from the travel-worn trail and the rain-slick battlements of Vallaki, came a cacophony of small explosions followed by a baritone rumble. Keen eyes would have witnessed the brief flash of vermilion in the south-western reaches of the woods, four score paces east of the ruined outpost.

Nothing appears to be out of the ordinary at the site, but for a few fallen boulders and recently-turned earth.
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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2017, 01:42:31 PM »
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Seemingly overnight, a series of primitive warnings daubed onto tanned hides have been nailed into the hides of elderly oaks scattered throughout the secluded depths of the Southern Woodlands.



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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2017, 11:05:11 AM »
A grisly sight is seen by those traversing the woodlands south of Vallaki this morning. Near the lakeshore, a man was found pinned to a tree with a spear, through the stomach. The weapon was firmly driven into the trunk of a giant fir, and the victim was evidently just barely alive. Those setting out to hunt from the forest road witnessed a band of adventurers collecting the nearly dead man, and ushering him off to receive attention for his wounds...

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