Author Topic: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia  (Read 14018 times)

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Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2008, 11:05:52 AM »
A sign is seen built up throughout the von Zeklos ground and land:

Wanted!


Imortij witch, assassin of Simon von Zeklos and enemy of the von Zeklos Family

Michael Freeman

The fiend is guilty of high treason, murder, complotting and using black magicks against the von Zeklos family and thus against the Count von Zarovich himself. Be warned! The witch is extremely dangerous and capable of many tricks and dark powers!

Reward: 20.000 fangs in gold or a precious item from the von Zeklos treasury for him or his dead body brought to the von Zeklos Keep.
Also an invitation to meet lord Vincent von Zeklos and high honor.

Anyone caught aiding this witch will be executed immediately!

In the name of Lord Vincent von Zeklos


The fiend has been judged!
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Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2008, 03:57:36 AM »
Signs are being built up in the von Zeklos land and ground replacing older ones:

Rules!


By the order of Lord Vincent von Zeklos

- all kind of witchery if forbidden in the von Zeklos ground and land!
- it is forbidden to sympathize with the captured witches and assassins on the von Zeklos Keep!
- any rumours regarding imortij, vroloks and witches regarding the family and keep are not meant to be spread anymore!


Anyone who breaks one of these rules shall be burned on the pyre!

Let it be known throughout the land that Lord Vincent von Zeklos does not accept any imortij and nightcreatures in his land. Let it be known that he will do everything to hunt them down. Anyone who captures a witch shall be rewarded with his live weigth in gold and great honors by the von Zeklos family.
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Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2008, 07:02:18 AM »
For several weeks the Laywoman Marle Winterlass is absent from the Chapel at Zeklos Keep.  On her return, her garb is somewhat different and her face set with some new resolve.  She studies a small collection of books closely, seeming to create notes in preparation for a speech or sermon of some kind in addition to what appears to be several detailed reports.

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Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2008, 12:26:58 PM »
*Barovains whisper about the demon blooded, the users of varja getting out of hand. Families of the fallen cry out for the blood of all witches for they prove time and again the evil within their hearts!*

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Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2008, 04:06:00 AM »
On the von Zeklos Keep one can notice a strange note on the main gate. On two pergaments, one for each door, simply two letters can be found:

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Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2009, 07:19:54 AM »
A minor rumor filters amongst the pews in the Chapel of Ezra in the Von Zeklos Keep - that one of the chapels own lay people has finally prepared a sermon for the congregation there... details are vague but it is known the laywoman has sourced some Fourth Sect writings, and intends to deliver the sermon on consecutive worship days if Toret Alurto is to allow it...

Since her return to attendance at the Chapel, the statues and altar are all immaculately cleaned and polished, the luster of the beautiful chapel made even greater by hours of devotion...and manual labor.



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Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2009, 02:26:22 PM »
Servants whisper amongst themselves about the Young Stravokov flirting with the white haired minstrel under Zeklos Employ. They speak of the scandal of inviting her to his room to freshen up, wondering what the lady he courts would think of such behavior. They hush quietly as guards pass, who shake their heads slowly

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Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2009, 02:30:26 AM »
Several green-clad Ezrites arrive at the keep bearing news of heathen outlanders attacking Zeklos lands, utilizing witchery to try and harm Ezras chosen, as they returned from a festival.  The Warden Aiermen insists that now, more than ever, those who are not baptized and saved by Ezra should not be permitted to enter the keep, since their ways could threaten the spiritual purity possessed by the noble boyar.

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Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
« Reply #33 on: May 31, 2009, 03:10:13 PM »
*signs are posted in the von Zeklos lands*

Wanted!


--> all rebels, who dared to recently attack the von Zeklos Keep!



Reward: 1.000 fangs in gold for the first head of a rebel to be brought in. 700 fangs in gold for every head after that.

The rebels being wanted dead or alive.

*signed* Captain Ivan Hurtfur

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Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2009, 06:45:27 PM »
Rumors Reach Vallaki Boarders of a knighting taking place at the Von Zeklo's Keep. a familiar infamous name on the lips of all those hearing about it, the name "Lord" Stravokov whispered in the dark. Ceremonial horns can be heard in the dead of night around the keep, bringing some truth to the gossip.

guards are seen scurrying the Courtyard and front gate. stopping curious Outlander's foolish enough to brave the night to get a glimps at the event taking place inside...



Going over the Ceremony with the Captain of the guards..


called into the ceremonial chamber..


the Sick Boyar, Knighting his Loyal Adviser..

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Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
« Reply #35 on: June 10, 2009, 07:56:33 AM »
People who have visited the Zeklos lands of late comment on the scruteny of the Boyar, those visiting the Keep must inform their names and buisness upon entering aswell as leaving. Patrolls frequently march from the Keep to the bridge to the east of the Keep.

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Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
« Reply #36 on: June 10, 2009, 10:24:35 PM »
Servants and boyar guards speak of a meeting called by Lord Stravokov concerning the growing threat from the west... the servants whisper among themselves concerning the discussion taking place in the dining hall...


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Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
« Reply #37 on: June 12, 2009, 12:52:07 AM »
*nailed to various tree's on the fringes of Von Zeklos lands in the dead of night, written in Balok and Common, are bold charcoal notes*

ONLY VAMPIRE KISSERS NEED APPLY HEREIN

Daciana Varzaru- "If fate is a principle beyond Human comprehension which capriciously torments man, then it is karma that man confront fate with sorcery."

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Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
« Reply #38 on: June 13, 2009, 03:16:09 AM »
[Nailed beneath or over the same notes, some on new trees entirely, are the following notes:]

"BEWARE! THOSE LOOKING FOR WORK IN ZEKLOS LANDS WILL FACE TORTURE WITHOUT REASON, A REGULAR ACT THAT THEY ARE GUILTY OF COMMITTING!"

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Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
« Reply #39 on: June 13, 2009, 03:23:49 AM »
[Androvia tears down such notices when she incounters them so that she can take them to the keep]

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Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
« Reply #40 on: June 14, 2009, 02:45:11 PM »
A rather plump and well mannered young man was witnessed making his way to the Zeklos keep. He enquired about the weapons trainer of the keep and was then seen having a rather hearty conversation with one of the new privates before departing.

*No one recognised him for the brass, demanding individual who months ago had repeatedly requested sponsorship as a knight from the lord Zeklos, asking for a quest to prove his honour (and was unceremoniously ignored). No one recognised him for a man to later come during a meeting with representatives of banites, when he had finally the chance to address the lord and lady, only to be rebuffed at his attempts of poetry. No one... but one.*
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Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
« Reply #41 on: June 14, 2009, 06:32:01 PM »
Word spreads among the Zeklos Jurisdiction, that all Followers of the lawgiver are to remove themselves from Zeklos lands. rumors spread that, no longer will those Loyal to Zeklos Tolerate the manipulation of the Lawgivers congregation in Barovia.

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Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
« Reply #42 on: June 14, 2009, 10:01:28 PM »
By morning, guards are dispatched toward the limit of Vallaki's district. At the Luna river bridge and plants a massive sign. A letter is also delivered to Zeklos keep.

BY ORDER OF THE VALLAKI GUARD, NO ONE FROM THE LAND OF ZEKLOS, NO GOODS FROM THE LAND OF ZEKLOS, SHALL CROSS OVER
INTO THE COUNTY OF VALLAKI.

UNTIL THE SUSPICION OF PLAGUE HAS BEEN DEALT WITH, ANYONE FROM ZEKLOS'S LAND FOUND INTO VALLAKI COUNTY,
WILL FACE EXPULSION AND OR FACE CHARGES OF SPREADING DISEASE AND ENDANGERING THE GOOD PEOPLE OF VALLAKI
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In his name

Stela Cojocaru - barovian snake
Crina Ovidiu - barovian guard

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Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
« Reply #43 on: June 15, 2009, 10:53:45 PM »
Rumor Spreads outward from the keep. that the Cults are to blame in the two Feuding powers that have driven the Count's Vassals onto the brink of war. word circulates that the Dilsnyia Poisoners are whispering words into the Burgomaster's ear. fueling the flames of  Rebellion and war. pinning the old Burgomaster against the von Zeklo's family....

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Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
« Reply #44 on: June 16, 2009, 01:47:50 PM »
[A large poster is nailed to the post at the bridge that separated the jurisdiction between Vallaki and Zeklos lands, in the dead of the night when the wolves howls persisted. The material used is very cheap looking, stains lining its edges. Likely being taken down by barovian weather, if not by a mans hand, in only a day or two.]

"ALL VALLAKI GARDA THAT ENTER ZEKLOS LANDS WILL BE PUT UNDER ARREST, AND MAY OR MAY NOT BE SUBJECT TO TORTURE! THIS IS YOUR ONLY WARNING!"

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Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
« Reply #45 on: June 16, 2009, 04:26:23 PM »
    *The sign is removed*

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Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
« Reply #46 on: June 16, 2009, 09:22:39 PM »
*a note is left at the Lunar River, with five books left with them.*

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Dear Traveler,

All aspects of the Grand Scheme are here.

In the name of Peace, we wish to share all the Parts of the Whole with you.  We seek naught but an open heart and mind should these good books fall into your willing hands.

In Ezras name,
The Fifth Sect
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Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
« Reply #47 on: June 17, 2009, 07:01:52 AM »
It is openly spoken among the farmers, at night, terrible keening sounds, as if a song emanating from the dark depths of night itself.
That a terrible, dark clad knight was seen roaming the zeklos land, wearing a menacing crown studded with glowing gems.

However, it is whispered amongst those farmers that this man apparently charged a patroling boyard and tromped all over him. Even more strange, was the fact that right after he subdued the boyar, at his command, he run down with unatural speed and ferocity a hooded peasant whom the boyar was questioning previously. Later, he was noticed escorting them both to the keep, both boyar and guard injured and bruised.

All in all, all these rumours of plagues and monsters and guards and cultists are adding up...
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Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
« Reply #48 on: June 17, 2009, 06:30:24 PM »
Rumors of a "vallaki man" resisting arrest and let go without penalty.  The von Zeklos Toret rumored to have somehow overruled the guards to prevent the detainees punishment.  The severity of sympathizing with prisoners is not small in the West.

As word reaches the bold Chapel, of serfs fleeing their homes, a litter of notes suddenly emerges, paperscripts all highlighting von Zeklos laws, specifically Law Fifteen stating Ezrites may take sanctuary there... the wording suggests indefinitely.

Would those serfs in von Zeklos fealty consider the message of Ezra, to bring their families into the well defended Keep?

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Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
« Reply #49 on: June 17, 2009, 07:27:41 PM »
Boyar guards scourge the Von Zeklos Lands as the Sun rises. Rumor of the search for two guards that have not reported spread amongst the denizens of the Boyardom, houses are searched and peasants are questioned.

Reigns a climate of unease as the growing rumors about imortij and cults would spread in their Lands. The words are hushed, kept within households. Many fear the word of plague. Fear is the reign that keeps them together.