Ravenloft: Prisoners of the Mist

Within the swirling Mist (IC) => Whispers in the Shadows => Local Gossip => Topic started by: Nefensis on May 19, 2008, 08:34:53 PM

Title: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: Nefensis on May 19, 2008, 08:34:53 PM
Ain'a is seen discussing with Lorelei about the events of the day. The marquessa dosn't seem very pleased with her words but nods in the end. Others discuss that the little wild elf traded the life of the falknovian man for a possibility of peace between Degannwy and Vallaki. Fears and hopes arises from the uncertain situation but the small elf has certainly proven her salt in combat in this day.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Ryltar/ Robert Archer on May 19, 2008, 08:47:10 PM
The guard medic teen barovian Florence was seen stopping by the camp in the company of miltia woman nara'ia Florence left a bag of fang totaling 900 for delivery to both ain'a and her companion
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Ric on June 02, 2008, 09:48:52 PM
For a few evenings, many scouts from Degannwy speak of the swift punishment delivered to a traitor who was aiding the exiled elf called Yferia.

Yferia was said to be a rebel who wished death on all whom were not elves.  They also say that the traitor was interrogated by members of the group sent to stop Yferia though forced means which left him screaming.  In the end, the head scout ordered him hanged while still being alive, but that the leader of the group called Kheldin ran his blade through the traitor to end the shouting.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Ric on June 04, 2008, 10:43:24 PM
Word spreads around Degannwy from many scouts and residents, regarding warnings of I'llmane, the mad wizard, returning to corrupt them.  Residents of Degannwy are advised to be on the look out for any suspicious elven figure wearing a grey and red robe with disorientations on the arms.

"If you see I'llmane, report to either Vokarion or Lorelei."  Says some of the scouts.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Nefensis on June 11, 2008, 06:22:53 PM
Rangers are given words of two dwarfs in red cloaks to be forbidden entrance to Degannwy, after tossing insults about elves after making their purchase of dyes, they tried to  instigate a fight with some of the local elves that asked them to cease. Until a proper apology, they are not allowed back into the enclave.

//with ShadowSpawn's approval.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Unknown on June 11, 2008, 09:16:39 PM
   Rumors mummer around Degannwy of a rather lanky looking half orc staying there. some welcome him and others are weary of this character.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Primeape on July 15, 2008, 03:55:44 PM
As the darkness draws back before the sunlight, a crude sight is seen beyond the gates of Degannwy and the forests leading further up towards vallaki..

a deeds of a rabid bear, or a sick joke? Whomever, the local wildlife had it rough. Large number of deers minks and even wolfs have been slaughtered blindly, not mayhaps a work of frenzied pack of wolves, as the work seems to chaotic and raw, and it's hard to tell from the mass of dissected flesh and meat were anything actually eated.. the poor animals were mostly just killed.. torned apart, disembled..Some even found several feets high up the trees, impaled on the branches, crushed head of a deer laying on the mossy rock, while the body can be found in several pieces in radius of 50feet around..



Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Haplo Nexus on August 23, 2008, 08:40:41 AM
Local Degannwy elves are seen asking a snow elf and drow to leave because of issues of violence in the camp. The snow elf carries out a woman in a mask, still covered in fresh blood.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Nefensis on September 24, 2008, 08:22:33 PM
Refugees in the camp of Degannwy, cloaked and hooded, a large woman and a small runty man took a corner to call their own. Firecamp and music echoes from their camp, elves curiously watching them interact.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: darkravenkin on December 08, 2008, 09:54:52 PM
A very large man dressed in heavy furs and waring a bears head has been seen in Degannwy. Many of the elves talk about how he has tried to offer helping in the village. Many of the elves explane to him that most of there needs are already met. When they see he is saddened by this they then ask him to gather wood for there fires and he then happly he runs into the forest to cut some wood.

But most time they see he watching the gates. When asked what he i waiting for he simply says that his family is going to visit him. But when the sun goes down they watch him walk to a far corner of the village. He sets up a tent, makes a fire and sits and watches the flames till the fire goes low before entering his tent.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Ryltar/ Robert Archer on December 08, 2008, 10:21:54 PM
A small halfling in moringlord robes is seen vistiting at times through the coming weeks to the elven camp. Some of the elves recall the figure. She is sometimes seen speaking to the large figure of a man

OOC: we'll rp when i'm able to catch you online arik :)
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Aran on December 26, 2008, 05:52:48 AM
The elves of deganwanny report of a large plate clad figure hooded and silent, carrying brother dongs corpse as if it was a rag doll entering the place by nightfall

He gingerly left the body in the care of the elves, and was herd murmuring a soft prayer over him.

*take care of this brother* he said in a sad voice

when asked who he was, a single word was uttered before he left

I am Cain, the watcher
 
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Nefensis on January 05, 2009, 08:42:09 PM
A young woman with bronze features can be spied in Degannwy, sitting among the trees and accompanied by a good size brown bear. Small animals seem attracted by her presence and she enjoys speaking with them, as if a teacher before her class. Even if she speaks softly, the name Hala can be heard with a gentle tone.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: DarkWyvern on January 19, 2009, 01:52:42 PM
[After a young elven druid harmed a tree within Degannwy, Gwerydd stepped out and challenged him to a druidic duel. Flames and Lightning struck the grounds, until the elven boy fell at her feet in pain and shame. He was mended only enough to stand, then cast out from Degannwy warned never to return until he changed his ways, and ceased his threats. The root of Yggdrasil that was once gifted to him fell from his hands, and was returned to Degannwy, as the observers shook their heads with disdain, whispers spreading]

"How could Arvor have fallen so low? He had such potential, such promise"
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Zedrik on January 23, 2009, 03:39:32 PM
Throughout the Degannwy nights, a subtle sound fills the air. Sometimes a violin sounding out a melancholy nocturne, sometimes a harp twinkling a melody from the stars, but every time the source is situated somewhere different in Degannwy: A charcoal-skinned half-breed in red and black.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Taty on January 23, 2009, 03:43:18 PM
A letter is left written in attractive elven script.

" To the great archer known as Lyr, My name is Cynthia and I have heard many things about you, I hoped we could meet in person some time to discuss archery. I am often at the Lady's rest inn but will go to any place of your choosing."
                        Cynthia Laurilithur
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Haplo Nexus on March 09, 2009, 05:03:43 PM
In an upstairs room at Nant Gaerwyn, Lyndis kneels in what resembles prayer. Nothing done to her evokes a response, and her breathing is very even and light. Despite the catatonic, almost comatose state, she seems perfectly peaceful, in Paladine's hands.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: DM Tarokka on March 22, 2009, 06:09:42 AM
A human, dressed in blue, has been seen dwelling more and more often in Degannwy. He alternates moment of deep sadness to others of joy, and he sing and plays for the guests, somber or merry tunes accordingly to his moods. They say he comes from Kartakass, or from Vallaki, he can understand some few words in Elven when they talk to him. They say he likes walking alone in the wood, looking and sighing to the Moon, and disappearing for long hours during the nights, just to come back in one of those dramatically opposite moods.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Budly on March 22, 2009, 07:05:31 AM
Aleyi who been residing a lot in Deganwy from time to time seems a bit annoyed at the human presence in the residence. He himself is of course not a elf himself but enjoy being away from Vallaki and it's corrupted people.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Kilaana on September 07, 2009, 08:49:32 AM
Word is spreading that a murder has occurred just outside Degannwy, the elven sanctuary. The victim, one Tarinyar Chevalier, was last seen entering the Southern Forest with an unmistakably tall elven being clad in red and black. After a brief meeting, it seems they left the peaceful haven at the same time, where a gruesome attack ensued. A wild, brooding sense of feeling seems to linger in the air at the scene of the crime, and there are whispers of a trail of mysterious scorchmarks making their way deep into the woods and ending right at the western forest border.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Rixula on September 19, 2009, 08:46:23 AM
A tall elven figure has been visiting degannwy less and less to see an elven child..first it was once a day now its rarely just a once a week, some might have seen the elf talk with gwerydd with low tone
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Ramika on October 17, 2009, 04:07:37 PM
The elven bard Ramika is seen by the inhabitants of the city being carried by known Red Vardo Simon Cray, wrapped up in a cloak, as if she were asleep. His words, "this is a solemn day" echo in the halls of the interior as he, followed by the elven woman Maryn and the drow Thraxys, disappear into the western part of the forest with the body.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Little Lotte on October 21, 2009, 11:39:55 AM
The elves of Degannwy speak of a winged woman now residing there. Her wings are made of pure white feathers and she speaks of protecting the forests in the name of "Ehlonna"
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Telkar on July 29, 2010, 01:31:36 PM
It has not gone unnoticed that the horned merchant Kolgrímur is apt to to come to and fro the dwelling of fey on many an occasion, with his dark elf maiden as company. He seems to stop there for few days at a time, conducting trade with with interested visitors.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Aahz on September 15, 2010, 10:42:49 PM
*notice posted in Degannwy by an unseen hand*

Beware, there is a new group of creatures of unknown number about.

What is known:

Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: DM Tarokka on September 29, 2010, 02:15:19 AM
The otherwise peaceful elven village south of Vallaki seems to be preparing to war. Many people have been walking there asking for information about the recent attacks by the "botanical" world. At the same time, there has been a report that Degannwy has been literally sieged by a large group of these aggressive plants. They did not trepass the last bridge before the elven wood, and they were rejected with some difficulty by local rangers and mages.

Elves murmur it is all fault of humans who played and tricked with nature too much. Others refer to the person who dared to carry a dread fruit too close to Degannwy. Some others sigh and complain about their missing brother who had to leave, and for good, Degannwy to help in the destruction of such fruit. Clearly, nevertheless, it was not enough.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Little Lotte on December 24, 2010, 09:02:15 AM
Rumors slowly circulate around the elven sanctuary that the witch known as "Cerridwen" was seen there threatening the once Lance Corporal Dimitri Tomescu and his "new family" adding in for good measure "Have fun with your caliban child".
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: The Prophet of Lies on February 02, 2011, 07:50:00 PM
[ Profoundly sickening whispers are abound in Degannwy. They speak of a grim discovery made by an expeditionary force of the sanctuary - that these agents came upon the dessicated husk of a male Silvanesti elf crucified upon the dying branches of a willow tree, an hourglass carved into each eye ]
Title: A note is tacked to a tree in Deganwwy
Post by: Delete Me on November 13, 2011, 01:54:34 AM
[Tacked to a tree, the following note hangs]

Suzannah Murphy-  Second Chances are a rare treasure, and you are coming dangerously close to squandering yours. Cease your work against the Family, and do not return to Vallaki. If you do this, you will not be pursued. We've been patient, but patience has its limits. There will be no further discusssion, and no messages will be accepted. If you so much as speak of the family, I will personally track you down.

-V. S
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Taty on November 13, 2011, 02:17:27 PM
[gathers the letter and shows the public death threat to the elven npc's]]
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: urathraviel on January 13, 2012, 12:16:20 PM
The usualy permenant fixture at Degannwy, Periappi is seen leaving degannwy behind, no-one has seen her return.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Dobian on April 02, 2012, 01:25:30 PM
Word has been going around of a handfasting ceremony to be held between Chali Dalenner and Tabitha Raintree at the circle in Degannwy.

//Tentatively tonight (Monday) 8 - 9 pm  pst (-8 GMT)
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Dobian on April 13, 2012, 04:21:36 PM
Word has been going around of the previously postponed handfasting ceremony to be held between Chali Dalenner and Tabitha Raintree at the circle in Degannwy.

//Tentatively tonight (Friday) 7 - 8 pm  pst (-7 GMT)
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Dobian on April 19, 2012, 11:53:28 AM
Word spreads that the druid named Tabitha was felled in a surprise and savage assault by a powerful werewolf in the south forest.  She was recovered and brought back to the outskirts, where it required multiple attempts to raise her, possible taint from infection by the werewolf making a clean raising problematic.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Dobian on May 29, 2012, 09:29:28 PM
A seedling was planted by the waterfall on the west end of the village, with a small ceremony held by Tabitha Dalenner and Inari Delcroux.  It is said that the former Ms. Raintree hopes a tree will grow there in remembrance of her homeland.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Jay on October 21, 2012, 08:18:10 AM
In the dead of night shouting can be heard at the gates just outsite Degannwy, followed by a few soft thuds against the closed gate. What was said remains the subject of much of the gossip, but it seems to change depending on who you ask.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: DM Panic on October 26, 2012, 08:13:07 PM
Rumors spread amongst the elves.  A scout in the Southern Forest claims that one of their own, Ay'uriel was seen burying what she told Lorel'ei to be the remains of an insidious creature born of both demonic and elven blood.  Further accounts say that this body was unearthed, and unthinkably, brought back to life by the one recognizable as "Lucadia" in a profane ritual.  Distrust of what was once thought to be a mild mannered, helpful man fester to the point of animosity from some of the occupants more familiar with what a "Fey'ri" is, and the thoughts on everyone's mind is:  Why?  Why would he recover such a creature?
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: herkles on November 06, 2012, 12:58:32 PM
A young red head forfarian woman has been spotted entering the hamlet from time to time. It is whispered that this woman is looking to find a teacher to help her learn more about being a druidess...
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: herkles on February 11, 2013, 01:06:51 AM
rumors go around Deganwy, that the forfarian druidess Eithne, is seeking other druids and maybe is planning on creating a druidic circle.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Lucadia on May 04, 2013, 12:25:40 PM
Lucadia has been spotted walking the village, as if lost or looking for something, with occasional name called under his breath and avoiding direct contact with anyone other then occasional asking about an available midwife.

[Some might note the occasional click of claws, a wary watch and restlessness]
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: The time is now 4 AM on June 24, 2013, 06:07:22 PM
 - Of Late a small contingent of elves have begun gathering in an area to the rear of the settlement. Many of those who can be seen frequenting the gathering spot are those few displaced elves from the lands known to many as Toril. It is apparent however those few who gather share common beliefs and tradition, marking them as somewhat at odds with the open acceptance policy towards other races that some of their other brethren seem to demonstrate -
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: The Aerie on June 25, 2013, 05:50:30 PM
-Within one of the small rooms upstairs of Nant Gaerwyn, the sounds of light weeping can be heard. It has been said, the crimson haired Ar'tel'quessir had been seen walking quite hastily into the establishment, seeking refuge away from others-
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: EberronBruce on October 29, 2013, 10:04:06 PM
Rumor has it amongst the elves that a drow man was captured and brought to Degannwy.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: queenofspades on December 30, 2013, 01:19:50 PM
Of late word circulates of an Or'Tel'Quessir archer in black, tatooed with elven oaths of revenge, asking about the encampment to meet with Corax about both his skill both the creation and handling of longbows.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Teladorian on January 01, 2014, 10:33:19 PM
Within Degannwy it is becoming no small secret that the Paladin Irania is looking for recruits for her holy order, following the Guadian Goddess Rándír, said to be so welcoming that one does not have to forsake their own gods to follow her.

Further rumor abounds of her dream to use this order to build a sanctuary for Elves and Outlanders and to fight the dark forces of the realm to make the world a little brighter....
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Jeebs on January 23, 2014, 11:22:39 AM
A young human girl is seen entering Degannwy with Kith recently. It is said he was searching for her parents but failed to locate them and so he provided her with a safe place to sleep before resuming their search.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: airengale on February 06, 2014, 02:09:11 AM
Within the settlement of Degannwy the Tel`Quessir needn't rest during nightfall. In fact, it is spoken that two Elven maidens had practiced the art of archery throughout the night. It is no wonder Elves become fabled masters.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: queenofspades on February 07, 2014, 06:36:08 AM
A young (by her kin's reckoning) elven maiden has become an increasingly common sight in Degannwy and the surrounding woods. Picking herbs and tending to sick or injured animals in the area, maintining a night time vigil over the memorial for the treant Yggdrasil.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: airengale on February 08, 2014, 12:42:56 AM
Within the settlement of Degannwy the Tel`Quessir needn't rest during nightfall. In fact, it is spoken that two Elven maidens had practiced the art of archery throughout the night. It is no wonder Elves become fabled masters.

Another night goes by where the same two archers practice all night. It is said that one of the Elves has marred ears, and looks sickly.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: airengale on February 10, 2014, 03:44:03 AM
Within the settlement of Degannwy the Tel`Quessir needn't rest during nightfall. In fact, it is spoken that two Elven maidens had practiced the art of archery throughout the night. It is no wonder Elves become fabled masters.

Another night goes by where the same two archers practice all night. It is said that one of the Elves has marred ears, and looks sickly.

The nights in Degannwy go by with activity from the same two archers. The Tel'Quessir with marred ears is said to be Aleah Althanos.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Paragonville on June 02, 2014, 08:40:52 AM
A new face has appeared in Degannwy, which might set some on edge.  A Kagonesti woman from the land of Sithicus.  She appears to keep to herself at the back of the camp, and sleeps in different parts of the camp every night.  Any half-kin or humans who  encounter receive a less than icy reception.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Maelithii on June 02, 2014, 11:12:30 AM
With increasing frequency, a highborn Elf (judging by his accent, dialect and mannerisms) of Evermeet has been seen in the woods in and around Degannwy. As he took to wearing leaf and vine as often as cloth or steel, he seems to have become noted for a few physical 'deformities' that point to a lack of purity in his blood. Beyond that he can often be found mixing with the various Tel'Quessir that walk under the boughs of the giant trees there, or competing with the rangers in tests of sword/marksmanship, or playing music with a lute or violin.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Theorem Of Neutrality on June 02, 2014, 03:48:30 PM
A half-human (who insists that the word is quite inaccurate) has been seen walking around Degannwy, studying and taking notes and asking people questions - all related to the history of the camp and its inhabitants. The half-elf will talk the ear off anyone willing to listen, but he always knows when to excuse himself when his curiosity causes irritation.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Dread on June 12, 2014, 04:42:25 PM
[With so many hunting for food, the fey-folk of Degannwy notice a sharp decrease in the number of fauna in and around the Southern Forest. Given winter is approaching fast, some animals may be hibernating... but others should be out in much greater number. Could it be that in the struggle to feed the city, the bounty of the forest is being threatened?]
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Paragonville on June 12, 2014, 04:52:17 PM
With the wildlife dwindling, the young wild elf newcomer has been providing dried meats when possible to the elves of Degannwy,
telling them to use it as they please.  However, any requests for her to send them to the human settlements herself are met with a cold shoulder.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Dread on June 13, 2014, 11:55:43 PM
[A mood of somber sadness overtakes many of the elves living and resting in Degannwy. Rumor has it that a servant of the Count riding a horse came to Degannwy, asking for the whereabouts of Legos Slyvester. When the elves responded with ignorance, several were put to the sword, their corpses hung outside of Degannwy. They were taken down, and in a stoic manner, the elves cleaned up and buried their dead... but this would not be the end of their troubles. After being forced to renew her oaths of fealty to the Count, the Marquessa of Autumn guided others through a stone door hidden in the cliffs surrounding the grove. A few hours later, they fled, running outside, and darkness consumed Degannwy. This darkness was lifted after only a few minutes, to reveal more dead kinsmen and even some of the gossamer folk slain...

Those who still count themselves among the living say a powerful ghost was awakened through the reforging and restoration of some priceless elven relics, a ghost so powerful that Yggdrasil could not keep it from visiting its torment on the Seelie Court, and others living in Degannwy.]
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Xarnata_Mobile on June 16, 2014, 03:55:13 PM
A man sleeps against the great tree to the left of the entrance often for days on end, he does not respond to any form of awakening. His temperature seems rather high, and every hour on the hour he grumbles out some ashy sounding word. Wearing a woolen robe, thick fur boots and a skinned werewolf pelt he seems prepared for all but the worst of winter. Strange human.. hibernating among sleepless fey.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: ThePwush on June 16, 2014, 04:12:10 PM
Visitors to the little community of fey find a small, petite elf with an unusual mask coming and going, as if on some mysterious errand.  The elf is seen carrying and preparing large amounts of sundries.  Likewise, some food rations and covers are placed next to the sleeping man found near the great tree by the entrance.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Dread on June 26, 2014, 10:07:48 PM
[A mood of somber sadness overtakes many of the elves living and resting in Degannwy. Rumor has it that a servant of the Count riding a horse came to Degannwy, asking for the whereabouts of Legos Slyvester. When the elves responded with ignorance, several were put to the sword, their corpses hung outside of Degannwy. They were taken down, and in a stoic manner, the elves cleaned up and buried their dead... but this would not be the end of their troubles. After being forced to renew her oaths of fealty to the Count, the Marquessa of Autumn guided others through a stone door hidden in the cliffs surrounding the grove. A few hours later, they fled, running outside, and darkness consumed Degannwy. This darkness was lifted after only a few minutes, to reveal more dead kinsmen and even some of the gossamer folk slain...

Those who still count themselves among the living say a powerful ghost was awakened through the reforging and restoration of some priceless elven relics, a ghost so powerful that Yggdrasil could not keep it from visiting its torment on the Seelie Court, and others living in Degannwy.]


((In accordance with this (http://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=37303), the death of a few elves at the hands of the Count never took place, because Legos was never wanted by the Count. The vengeful ghost still showed up.))
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Lady Dwayna on July 29, 2014, 11:32:22 AM
[A poster finds itself pinned within the gates of Degannwy where a young elven woman has been seen moving about with a calculative grace and a smile upon her lips as she places it at eye level]

(http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b605/The_Aerie/Nai/Wedding_zpsea0d4e41.jpg)
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Lady Dwayna on August 16, 2014, 02:44:34 PM
[Food is soon found spread across the table upstairs, with bottles of wine to compliment it. Anticipation and nerves are high for the couple soon to be married within the halls of Nant Gaerwyn as the hour approaches]

//ooc: Wedding starts in an hour and 15 min :D
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Alithym on May 31, 2015, 02:48:48 AM
Whispers traveled throughout the protected glade of a ceremony to be held. Not long later after arrangements were set along the back, a young elven bride approached, dressed in a silken gown of white and blue, a long flowing cloak of silk trailing behind her. It was decorated with embroidered leaves along the skirt, ruffles along the collar, and fingerless gloves to show the silver ring with the star sapphire setting upon her finger. Her hair was set in a wide triple braid, decorated with small amaryllis blossoms and babys breath buds. Small wisps of hair curled and fell about her face in thin tendrils. The Groom stood tall, in a white and black suit made of equally fine silk, his golden mane falling loosely about his handsome face.

The ceremony was beautiful, with colorful displays of the elements and concluded with fireworks, feasting and jovial conversation before the pair retired for the night. The night brought high spirits to many, a night that was sorely needed with the dark days that shadowed the lands.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Alithym on July 15, 2015, 10:20:56 PM
[Notice removed]
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: emptyanima on July 23, 2015, 06:41:07 PM
[The usually jovial moon elf, Daewyn Orle'valsa, retreats into one of the rooms at Nant Gaerwyn, her expression pointing to bearing a heavy heart. She can sometimes be heard to play dirges on her violin.]
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: WhenTheSunGoesDown on July 23, 2015, 10:04:48 PM
Some say that several elves and half elves've been quite unhappy to find a certain demonspawn spending time in Degannwy. It's rumoured that some confrontations even came down to threats of violence.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on August 05, 2015, 08:23:05 AM
Something dark stalks the forest and cliffs surrounding the sylvan glade. An elven scout was three days late returning from patrol, not so usual until the ranger was found at the edge of the  Degannwy bridge, his neck snapped and his life fluids drained. A group of visitors seemed panicked despite the Marquessa's calm assurance that the sacred wards protecting the faerie realm can not be breeched.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: urathraviel on January 03, 2016, 12:47:54 PM
A red haired and heavily scarred halfling smelling faintly of alcohol has taken to sporadically sleeping outside in Deganwy, never sleeping long or soundly. Some of the elves there might find her familiar from previous stays. It would appear she camps outside only when she can no longer put of sleep, and so as not to bother anyone when she cries out in her sleep.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: emptyanima on February 19, 2016, 04:37:05 PM
[An elf-maid of the Teu'Tel'Quessir, Daewyn Orle'valsa, remains at the Autumn Grove. Within Nant Gaerwyn, closing the door to the Barovian winter's chill, she goes slowly about her days, perhaps moreso than the rest of her long-living kin. It is clear to those who might visit that she is recovering from some unspoken ordeal-- her thin frame and hooded eyes are the most telling signs.]
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Nacre Cicatrix on March 02, 2016, 05:48:52 AM
A matronly Moon Elf has recently arrived at Degannwy, clad in silver and white.
She spends most of her time resting, or stargazing where the brook rushes out into the River Luna.
The woman keeps to herself, but when one inquires as to her purpose, she replies that she is searching for Y'landrothiel.
Some mention seeing strange shapes reflecting on the water's surface where the moonlight strikes it...
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Delete Me on August 05, 2016, 10:28:45 AM
[A hooded, and jacketed figure bearing a pendant of Meilikki, is seen tending to the local area.   Plants are cared for, tree's planted, and any lost or hurt wanderer would encounter him.  ]
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Syl on September 07, 2016, 08:52:26 AM
[ In the early morning not far from the outskirts of Degannwy a young woman could be seen carrying the body of a young girl to a spot before spending hours digging and breaking up through the frozen crust refusing to stop until the grave was dug, the child was lowered into the grave and placing something small along with the body inside the grave before refilling it and making a marker. The woman spent many hours at the grave crying and praying softly before she picked up her shovel and left the grave as dusk was just beginning to arrive]
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: DC on September 15, 2016, 06:46:33 PM
[Elves and frequent visitors of Degannwy pass word to each other that the scout named Cento has been crafting a variety of bows and ammunition for the village.  Asking only for reasonable donations to cover his costs, he has armed several rangers with top quality weaponry and steel-tipped alchemical arrows.]
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Nemesis 24 on November 28, 2016, 07:54:05 PM
Time has passed and the days have darkened, but once more the call goes out.  Letters sent pleading for the presence of souls who knew him.  After hoping against hope that some trace might be found, hope turns to regret, and the final memorial of Sir Cyrus Gallant is once more attempted, in the place that was his home.  In Degannwy, those who knew him will speak on the man and gather together to remember his passing, and the gulf left behind in his absence.

(http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20161204T12&p0=47&msg=In+Memoriam&font=cursive - timer for the event.)
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Nemesis 24 on December 03, 2016, 04:20:23 PM
Time has passed and the days have darkened, but once more the call goes out.  Letters sent pleading for the presence of souls who knew him.  After hoping against hope that some trace might be found, hope turns to regret, and the final memorial of Sir Cyrus Gallant is once more attempted, in the place that was his home.  In Degannwy, those who knew him will speak on the man and gather together to remember his passing, and the gulf left behind in his absence.

(http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20161204T12&p0=47&msg=In+Memoriam&font=cursive - timer for the event.)

This is happening tonight, in just under five hours (all things willing).
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Gavin Mace on December 07, 2016, 04:27:19 AM
A strange man with ash-colored skin has taken permanent residence in Degannwy. During daylight hours, he withdraws to one of the upstairs chambers, where he covers the windows with cloth and douses the lanterns, throwing the room into complete darkness. After the sun sets, he departs for the woods, and is not seen again until the small hours.
When addressed, he is found to be cordial and mild-mannered, and speaks with a foreign accent that possesses musical undertones, much like the elven language.

Is the presence of this pale creature that shuns the light a cause for concern?
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Aduial on December 27, 2016, 10:57:15 AM
"A quite elf male with silver hair is often seen in Degannwy offerng help to the elves that are in need, some seek his wisdom or just a word of comfort, others ask for healing and other blessings, he is seen also often offering a good selction of wares that help to survive in the land of Barovia.... "
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Dread on January 14, 2017, 08:00:51 AM
[In the dead of night, a raiding party of hobgoblins descended upon Degannwy and the Autumn Grove -- the goblinoid host, while fearsome and full of hate for elvenkind, was turned away by stalwart defenders. While a skilled ranger died in what seemed to be an ambush, he was revived somehow by virtue of some silver-haired cousin's blessings -- truly, a miracle, as the life of an elf is not so easily replaced. The elves of the Autumn Grove can be seen disposing of dead hobgoblins all through the early morning...]
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: derkotushka on February 05, 2017, 12:31:21 PM
[Few elves becomes witnesses as redheaded man with big bat attacked woman in dark cloths using magic on second floor of Nant Gaerwyn. Woman in dark cloth leaving Degannwy in dark time wounded and lefts blood marks in Nant Gaerwyn and speaking something on balok about mad witches.]
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Ambrosius on February 15, 2017, 09:31:37 PM
"An elderly time chiselled man visits Degannwy and speaks directly with the revered Lorelei. The two exchange words with shared
smiles and signs of respect before he takes four large venerated Elven tomes and sits himself by the waters outside, near the fallen stone
structure; relaxing and studying the acquired books with a keen intensity and focus."

(http://i.imgur.com/oJEYDIN.png?1)
"Elen sila lumenn omentilmo"

"Elven Grimoires"
Spoiler: show
(http://i.imgur.com/lwnJUku.jpg)
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(http://i.imgur.com/8zQq3n8.jpg)
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Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Barovian Beggar on March 31, 2017, 12:58:36 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Z8gAec1.png) (https://imgur.com/Z8gAec1)

The peaceful tranquility of the sylvan grove is briefly interrupted by the raving speech of a red hooded preacher. The lone missionary issues a sermon extolling the manifest destiny and divine virtue of humanity. His words are met with silence as the snow falls upon the ancient boughs of towering pine trees. The woodland guards would make note that the loud human is careful not to step directly into the Marquessa’s Realm.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: The_Huntsman on March 31, 2017, 01:21:05 PM
A man with dusky skin and dark hair arrived at the gates of Degannwy just before sunset. He had the look of a Barovian, but upon closer examination his features would appear slightly angulated, the most noticeable would be moss green eyes, not common amongst natives. Speaking the eleven tongue, he requested a room for the night..
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Aduial on April 01, 2017, 06:50:49 AM
The elf male with silver hair is seen  again in Degannwy offering  help to his people: knowledge,blessings and  a new wide selection of wares.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Tali20 on May 18, 2017, 05:05:21 AM
A beautiful young Elven woman has been brought to dwell in Degannwy, along with her half-Elven daughter of three years age. Some note she looks like a Moon Elf, while others comment on the fact her white hair and pale skin seem oddly un-natural. Neither seem able to confirm or deny however, as this woman, Snow, has trouble speaking properly and does not seem to have any recollection of her native tongue, or of her past beyond an experience with a man she simply knows as 'Old Master'...
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: DrXavierTColtrane on January 28, 2018, 10:03:52 PM
Three Elves, two females and one male, entered Degannwy as night fell. They held a quiet ceremony in a secluded area of the grove that could only have been a wedding, performed according to the obscure rites of the Green Lord. Afterward, the bride and groom retired to their privacy, while the third Elf disappeared into the forest.

In the morning but some hours after sunrise, longtime vagabond Kenthelag Maeve could be seen going about Degannwy, cheerfully whistling as he gathered various provisions for what seemed to be the intention of a long stay. He had a dumb but happy look on his face.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: emptyanima on March 24, 2018, 09:39:33 AM
A chest is set down outside Nant Gaerwyn by a moon elf dressed in woodland greens. Beside it, a sign proclaims its contents are 'free to Kin', and signed with the name 'Daewyn Orle'valsa'.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: becat on February 10, 2019, 09:33:36 PM
Arguments rage, heated and personal, in the usually peaceful grove, when two travelers bear a wounded man into Nant Gaerwyn. Followed shortly by green-clad and rosy-clad cultists, the more frequent residents of Degannwy make clear a distinct lack of welcome, an energy of unrest and urgency, bidding them all away.

In the swiftly passing time, however, apparently irate members of the Vallaki Guard make their presence known at the gate. Shortly after, with further noise from all parties, within and without the walls, all visitors leave. Under growing night, the Autumn Grove falls into a silence that evokes unease in the passing of such great emotion.

The coverings of one of the peaceful resting rooms upstairs, so often used for respite and recuperation, are burned. The carpets are removed, and tossed to ultimate destruction in a bonfire outside the enclave's gates.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Moshimo on March 27, 2019, 03:06:12 AM
The somber Elven archer would be seen more often within the sanctions of the grove. He'd spend his time tending to the beautification of the peaceful retreat, pruning the trees, seeing that the plant life was in good health, and clearing the mess left by the local wildlife.

He spoke little, at most he'd offer nods in passing while continuing to work with determination. In his moments of respite he would spend his time by the falls with his eyes shut, a frigid energy surrounding him.
Title: Re: Southern Forest - Degannwy - Gossip
Post by: Siege Spectre on April 30, 2019, 01:59:39 AM
Recent rumor within the elven encampment speaks of an attack within the havens confines, perpetuated by a vampire.  A woman was hurled off the cliffs behind the settlement, and a number of the natural denizens of the forest camp were slain by an enslaved thrall.  While the Marquessa has yet to speak her will in the matter, supposedly one of the oldest defenders of Degannwy has been roused into action; and is now actively hunting the vampire known as "Vashan."
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: Pitch-Black on November 27, 2019, 02:10:05 PM
In recent weeks a short, gregarious human in leathers and furs has recently returned to pray and stargaze. He seems to be searching for those attuned to the natural world to commune with and to discuss the affairs of the land.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: Pitch-Black on December 14, 2019, 12:35:16 AM
A druids' moot is held by the grove surrounding the grave of Yggdrasil where numerous figures of different origins and races met and spoke at length under locals' hospitality.

The gathering ended with the announcement of the formation of a new druidic circle known as 'The Roaming Circle'.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: DM Macabre on January 09, 2020, 05:08:05 PM
a great tragedy came of the elven village: nine kin had gone missing last night
survivors say to have seen a red claded mage and two calibans following him
the corpses got robbed and taken to an unknown place
Gwerydd claims this man posed to be a help in the absence of Lorelei - yet he appeared to be a real monster in the end

---

through the endless help of many Lorelei could be ressurected from her shadow state and is now guarding the village once more
she is trying to figure out what disturbance of nature had happened in the last nights.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: Kleomenes on January 11, 2020, 06:00:58 PM
A contingent of Morninglordians makes its way into the southern forest and encamps outside of Degannwy. There, a series of wooden barricades are erected to aid the defence of the settlement. Some shacks are also erected, indicating the Morninglordians will be staying a few nights at least.

(https://i.imgur.com/oL4VV7R.png)
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: Hallvor Hadiya on January 12, 2020, 07:54:50 AM
"Oh woe be to heroes, see how they fall in their hundreds. A thousand righteous causes slaked wet with the life blood of many a good man; truly these men and women who now face the Darkrider, who now face the bad death, the painful end, are now in the claws of conflict bloody."

(https://i.imgur.com/PPc8qdC.png)

Many brave men and women gathered to the defence of Degannwy, the host of the Black Rose ravished the land. And there is even talk of the one who first brought him into the Barovia, the Designer. The Red Beast. Whatever the name we live now with the consequences.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: SardineTheAncestor on January 12, 2020, 04:44:29 PM
Late into the morning when an enspelled man appears near the encampment outside Degannwy, the settlement's protectors take up defensive positions and warn him to fly, despite being amiable to other passersby. A brief flurry of spells erupt, then there is hollering of victory that continues until well after dark.

Periodically, these forces reform, changing the positions of fortifications, replacing the old and battered with the new and sturdy. Travelers come and go freely & defenders leave the lines to rest or to patrol as they please, but the defenders of Degannwy stand vigilant.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: NacreCicatrix on January 14, 2020, 05:39:19 AM
A simple note on mulberry bark paper is affixed to the wall in the woodworking room.

Quote
I would like to bargain for good quality arrows that have an elemental core.
Find Ólendin of the Bower, white of hair and with two points on each ear.

🌱
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: Hallvor Hadiya on January 14, 2020, 10:43:38 AM
"Oh, wooden glade and place of rest. What now when trees turn black and leaves fall from their branches and collect on the field of war, like so many grains through the hour glass of life. But these aren't grain or even leaf matter, these fallen were once men."

(https://i.imgur.com/57JGTG4.png)

Degannwy, once again suffered under the cruel eye's of crueller men. Attentions now that have turned so much life into death. The forest glade was once again attacked.


Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: QDS on January 14, 2020, 07:13:23 PM
  As Degannwy recovered, the defense was again organized. Runners were sent to bring more defenders and the barricades were once again brought up. Whoever did this, it was fast .
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: Hallvor Hadiya on January 15, 2020, 11:35:55 AM
"Silence."

(https://i.imgur.com/gAJ4pE4.png)

The forces of darkness once again stood against Degannwy, but unlike many times before the heroes were ready and weathered the storm. Some were slain others captured; and even rumours of the fell Designer who had first called the host of darkness into the forest glade had been slain. Others yet still said he lived. Who can say the reality now but those who had been there.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: Leezil on January 15, 2020, 08:28:57 PM
In the morning hours, two women--one in the Morninglord's colors and another more darkly clothed--place warm blankets at the jail site and lay canvas over the barricades to provide some relief from the rain. The Morninglord acolyte returns with a bowl of stew, laying it out, but otherwise keeping her distance.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: PrimetheGrime on January 15, 2020, 09:03:05 PM
Later in the day, a man in a cream trench-coat commonly known as 'Thatcher', approached the hastily cobbled together fortifications surrounding the plateau nearest the Elven settlement. Within the space of several hours he had removed most of the excess barricades and walls, leaving behind a simple, yet effective defence. His gravelly, raspy voice could be heard barking out orders in the middle of the night as watches were interchanged and scouting parties were sent out and around the plateau. Wisps of smoke followed the mans every step, acrid and overpowering in its scent.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: Leezil on January 16, 2020, 02:11:13 AM
The Morninglord acolyte Sasha Sorokina spends the night(s) by the prisoners' shackle post, keeping watch over the two caliban and trying to provide them some company and comfort. She makes sure the living one is fed and the deceased one is tended to, and can be seen praying and singing soft hymns nearby.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: Alan Hunter on January 16, 2020, 07:38:35 PM
Once more the Braovian Oaf returned to find his works changed and battered. When told whom did so he flew into a rage battering down the newly placed defenses before several people calmed him down and ask him to be at peace before swearing in balok. Eventually one close to the oaf calmed him and asked him to work on the defenses again. The kaf swearing if the person or persons did so again his aid to Degannway was done. Many gave the oaf space. Many elves frowned or scolded the oaf in which many spoke they couls not afford to lose allies. The oaf kept his distance in the camp working alone in the wood tables in Dehannwy making bows.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: QDS on January 16, 2020, 08:02:25 PM
And as the man left, a morninglordian priest rose up again to organize the defenses, her form moving all around the camp, to every man and woman present, until she finally fell to exhaustion. As she left, others took her place to continue the defense of Degannwy.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: SardineTheAncestor on January 18, 2020, 10:24:56 AM
Despite the rumours of the capture & upcoming judgement of some of Degannwy's aggressors, the amount of guards posted and the patrols & supply runs do not shrink as if the conflict were ending.

In fact, the camp is seen to sustain its activity, if not grow. One night, the cooking fire smoke rising over the camp thickens, and the sounds of laughter and celebration echo through the forest, taunting the darkness until sunrise, perhaps suggesting these rumours of recent successes have some truth to them after all, or some milestone had been reached in their common mission to free the settlement of its need for such an encampment.

The situation overall seems less tense, for a little while at least, as the elven enclave's benefactors continue to dare the night for the sake of entertaining themselves and spreading cheer to raise morale. Just days ago, orders were barked to cover every angle in camp, and now that was replaced with the sounds of lighthearted jubilation. Even still, if ultimate victory was upon them, surely the camp would have been disbanded, and its armed guards & magical glyphs of protection would have dispersed already...
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: QDS on January 18, 2020, 01:17:35 PM
Still, a woman in Morninglordian garbs keeps around, giving tasks and orders, struggling to keep the defense standing.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: SardineTheAncestor on January 23, 2020, 10:09:15 AM
A woman possessed, with several kegs strapped to her body, wanders into the encampment outside Degannwy some hours before daylight. There are shouts for her to stop and explain her strange behaviour, but she wordlessly shambles on until a massive explosion occurs. She may have been the only permanent casualty of what is rumoured to be a suicide attack, but several of Degannwy's defenders are injured and the outer fortifications were reduced to ashen debris. A contingent of them breaks off from the rest of the defence and marches into the night after everyone's on their feet, prayers of protection from the Morninglord and the spirits of nature following them into the fog.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: D on January 23, 2020, 08:37:16 PM
A sudden scream is heard in the southern forest in broad daylight not too far from Degannwy's defense camp, something considered the norm in recent times, in what was once a peaceful forest.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: ScalesofEquilibrium on January 24, 2020, 12:45:32 AM
As the eve turned to dawn in the camp, a lone figure stumbled toward the entrance. The Silver-Errant Senna clutched a bloodied bandage to a wounded stomach, dropping her blade and collapsing not soon after her arrival. Healed, and brought to consciousness, she spoke of a sudden attack, memory failing her on detail.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: FoogooFish on January 24, 2020, 12:23:14 PM
A brunette bard who introduces herself with dramatic flair has taken it upon herself to provide cheerful, upbeat music to the defenders of Degannwy as much as possible. She's oft positioned near the main entrance and greets everyone in her flirtatious, over-the-top manner.

~*~ OOC ~*~

Want to listen to the music Mhairi plays? Click below!

YouTube: Renaissance Lute, John Dowland (https://youtu.be/o2nr401xYTM?t=1)
YouTube: Paul O'Dette, John Dowland Complete Works (https://youtu.be/zxD8FrR7uco)

Spotify: Paul O'Dette Plays Lute - Playlist (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0nhs4orlS2xWTiBjQuNU2w?si=h90wCnm4SlGMM0Lib7kXXg)



Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: RestingLichFace on January 24, 2020, 05:28:32 PM
A tall, hooded woman in a dark dress seems to come and go as easily as she might have been witnessed in her travels to and from camp.  In her time spent, she would converse with the other local magi educating and idenitfying where could expertise could lend fit.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: NacreCicatrix on February 01, 2020, 04:48:40 AM
A simple note on mulberry bark paper is affixed to the wall in the woodworking room.

Quote
I would like to bargain for good quality arrows that have an elemental core, and potions of 'ghostly visage'.

Furthermore, I require a capable and well-supplied warrior to assist me with a task.

Find Ólendin of the Bower, white of hair and with two points on each ear.

🌱
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: Caerylia Talan'dir on March 05, 2020, 03:03:07 AM
[A note in crisp Elvish script is pinned upon a wall in Nant Gaerwyn.]


Unto my Brothers and Sisters who call Degannwy home,
Does Caerylia Talan’dir, Magus of the Autumn Grove,
Send Her Greetings and Salutations!

To my beloved kin,

I invite you to celebrate the life of Sister Simona Savu of the Morninglordians, one of the truest friends of Degannwy and a marvelous woman who dedicated the final days of her life protecting our most sacred grove. In the War of the Black Rose, she had sworn to defend our home and fought fiercely to keep the darkness at bay.  When a battle camp was erected in front of Degannwy as the war raged, she worked tirelessly day and night, ever vigilant for the dangers that threatened the glade. And as our allies dwindled, ever was she the elves’ steadfast ally.

She died as she lived—an unsung hero. May it be that the People never forget her bravery and devotion to be a beacon whilst all other lights went out. May it be that we forever honor her sacrifice.


Attached is the announcement of the Morninglordians: https://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=53639.0
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: FoogooFish on March 21, 2020, 03:29:43 PM
The tranquil forest bore witness this day to an elaborate hand-fasting ceremony! Conducted by the regal elves Caerylia Talan'dir and Eruheran, the Elven tradition forevermore bound Mhairi Merula and Arthur Shuttleworth together as a married couple. Even though the cozy, intimate affair saw only a few guests, the celebration seemed to be a joyous one. The happy newlyweds eventually said their farewells and departed, telling their well-wishers that they would be traveling to Mordentshire to spend some time with the groom's family.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/3382/INzPCl.png)
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: NacreCicatrix on April 08, 2020, 05:47:47 AM
During the night, a wan and feverish elf was aided into the sanctum by another, pink-of-hair. Agonized moans come from the middlemost resting chamber, and after a couple of hours, the latter fey departs hurriedly: perhaps he is seeking medicine, or outside assistance.

Spoiler: show
(( If you wish to interact with the sick/injured character, send me a ping on Discord: Septhocil#6977 - good opportunity for practical healers!))
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: Randalla on April 12, 2020, 07:33:15 PM
A red-haired elf clad in well maintained, tight fitting leathers has been spotted painting the surrounding scenery of the southern forest, as well as inside of Degannwy. Often carrying with him various painting tools, while humming a gentle tune to himself.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: NacreCicatrix on April 26, 2020, 09:54:36 AM
As the appointed date for the festivities approaches, a white-haired elf, his apron covered in flour and food stains, has been seen bustling about the kitchen quarter. Countless pots bubble and broil on the stove, and a myriad of pleasant scents escape the room. Each time the elf goes to fetch water from the stream, he is hassled by a large male hawk who seems intent to use him as a perch...
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: Sinful Mystic on May 16, 2020, 01:21:09 AM
To those who pay attention to these things, activity in Degannwy has increased of late. An influx of old faces returned and new ones just arrived has seen spontaneous banquets, gatherings to discuss Elven history, and most importantly, friends reuniting and enjoying the time to get caught up with their loved ones. More so these Elves are making plans. There is talk of a Summer Solstice Festival, the opening of a War Academy and much, much more.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: Sinful Mystic on May 21, 2020, 09:13:56 PM
A Flyer written in elegant Elvish script placed in Degannwy.

All those of Elven heritage and their partners are invited to the Summer Solstice Festival at Degannwy this Saturday.

It is to be a light affair with a raffle and some games planned. Good food, good cheer, good company.






// OOC Saturday May 23rd Noon EST
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: Sinful Mystic on May 23, 2020, 11:01:39 AM
A Flyer written in elegant Elvish script placed in Degannwy.

All those of Elven heritage and their partners are invited to the Summer Solstice Festival at Degannwy this Saturday.

It is to be a light affair with a raffle and some games planned. Good food, good cheer, good company.






// OOC Saturday May 23rd Noon EST

//OOC 1 hour until event
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: NacreCicatrix on June 07, 2020, 03:12:16 AM
At dawn, two diminutive elven men set out from the settlement, leaving many of their belongings behind, and carrying only a cooking pot, some rope, a bundle of fire-wood, and a few others bits-and-bobs. They began hiking northward, into the heart of Winter. In the skies above, a hawk circled the pair, careening and soaring between falling flakes of snow.

They do not return the next day, nor the day after...
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: NacreCicatrix on July 05, 2020, 12:40:37 AM
The study carrel upstairs has often been occupied by Ólendin of the Bower. He pores over canvas and paint pottles, producing dozens of simple works. His technical skill is poor, at best.
When he departs, the watercolor paintings are strung from twine to dry. Most of them depict pastoral scenes and meadow vistas, but there are a few of an unsettling nature: dreary sloughs interspersed with lanky and pallid humanoid figures. Their eyes are hollow black pits, and their mouths are gaping voids.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: WolfeJob on August 13, 2020, 03:35:36 PM
*A ragged-looking man, familiar to some, returns to Degannwy after some time away. A hawk returns to its rightful perch on his shoulder upon spotting him entering the safety of the small settlement. Blood would soon drip into the small creek behind Nant Gaerwyn as he tends to his wounds, removing broken arrows and reopening older, poorly-healed scars.*
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: Fright-Face on September 06, 2020, 05:24:15 PM
A bald, palid, bearded, business-dressed man's invisibility fades as he enters Degannwy, and finds a comfortable spot in one of the rooms upstairs. He's a look on his face and composure in his posture like he's planning on being there a while.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: diestormlie on September 17, 2020, 10:40:40 PM
Two Elves come to Degannwy, their manner and dress marking them as outsiders to the Forest Realm.

One is short, dressed in clothes of black, blue and silver, grey skin, amber eyes and silver hair shining out from beneath her hood, a book never far from their hand. The other woman is tall near as tall as an Elf woman can be, her skin fair with a golden-bronze tinge, her hair orange and eyes golden; dressed in bright blues and reds, a quiver at her hip and a harp strapped against her side.

It is not their first visit to Degannwy. Indeed, when last they were here, they spoke with Gwerydd by the riverside

Then enter. Some while later, the tall woman with orange hair and golden eyes emerges with a White-haired Elf. They sit and take for a while, and then she shoots arrows at an archery butt erected by the White-haired Elf, demonstrates a few tricks of magic. He blindfolds her, and then she shoots again at the target, over and over, with the occasional spell mixed in, trying to... It is not clear, but it is not accomplished.

Eventually, Olendin removes the blindfold from her. They talk a short while, interrupted when the woman scorches the butt with a ray of fire from her eyes, letting cry to a noise of frustration and anger. They return to Degannwy proper, the woman tired and dejected.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: Dardonas on April 10, 2021, 12:18:21 PM
At the witching hour, a small explosion is heard in the Degannwy area coming from what seems to be the wolf den.   The aroma of sulfur and death permeates the area outside of it, though what happened within still seems to be quite the mystery...

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Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: AgentGibbs on April 27, 2021, 11:35:32 PM
A shadowy figure enters through the gates of the grove, and meanders around silently before moving to the campfire. Lowering her hood to reveal fire red hair, she is welcomed by the other elves warmly as if a long lost sister had returned home.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: Eruheran on May 01, 2021, 08:39:16 PM
Late in the hours of the night, figures moved through the moonlit covered verdure, many cloaked and garbed in dark colors and earthy accents. Each moved through the gates of Degannwy, where they would not re-emerge until dawns first light.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: Eruheran on May 05, 2021, 06:47:21 PM
A tall man hooded and garbed in armor of green and gold is accompanied by a woman of clear elvish lineage, garbed in white, light pouring off of her as if radiant and defiant against the night. These two are often seen treading the forests south of Vallaki, between the elven settlement of Degannwy and that of the outskirts, rumored to be seeking newly misted elves and half-elves to bring to Degannwy to guide and shelter.

But to those observant of the settlement itself there seems to be a tenuous balance that can be felt hanging in the air and in those that guard it, with the appearance of the sick and tainted woods that began to border it some many months ago...
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: Maverick on May 07, 2021, 12:59:11 AM
A ghostly Sithican walks among the grove, escorted to Degannwy by a tall hooded man garbed in the armor of green and gold. For a moment they speak at the entrance before a third approaches and interrupts. The pale grey Sithican departs and wanders the grove, his clothes faded and tattered, whisping around him by the breeze. He watches the various creatures and elves with interest, pooled amber eyes like that of an animal glimmering out from beneath a crown of briar and dark berries.

It seems a new visitor has arrived in this Grove but for what purpose?

After some time the Sitichan is seen watching the cursed land to the south. Standing there observing for a few hours. As night falls he leaves the grove back to the south forest...
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: QDS on May 22, 2021, 06:01:24 PM
A feral woman returns to Degannwy carrying a dead panther. Soon after, a small mound can be seen in the south western corner, that same woman is seen sobbing to sleep next to the mound every night. A small mark is left next to the mound: "Here lies Catcat".
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: Caerylia Talan'dir on August 21, 2021, 10:32:42 AM
Three figures - one tall elf clad in radiant white, and the other two clad in verdant green -  were seen standing within the Autumn Grove's copse in silent grief over the desiccated corpses of two wood elven rangers.

The two corpses had expressions locked in horror, their eye sockets blackened. Stab wounds were upon the pits of their stomachs.

The high elf in white sang an elvish requiem and vowed retribution for her fallen kin.

The druidess among them sat in meditation for a while, administering druidic burial rites.

Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: DM Brimstone on August 27, 2021, 02:06:51 AM
The solace and silence of the sanctuary of the revered copse, seat of the Autumn Grove and home to the kin of elves, is abruptly shattered immediately following the twilight hours of sunset.  Tensions are palpable amongst those who call the grove their place of refuge and few are willing to dare share of the terrifying eve. The voices which are coerced speak of the first of many strange tidings being the slow, rhythmic circling of a single, majestic black swan in flight.  The long necked creature roosted high within the treetops of the Nant Gaerwyn.  It is said that only the Marquessa herself was permitted access to the apex of the trees, her trusted eyes and ears alone serving as the only witness to what might have transpired above. 

When darkness had descended in full across the weald, a mighty tremor ripped through the landscape, toppling over even the surest of foot and cascading tents, posts, and supplies from their perches.  From the bowels the land erupted a blighted scar, the fissure blistering the soil and spewing forth impenetrable pitch of darkness from its depths.  Twisted, knotted, and profane trees sprouted from the ground and ebon vines spread like malignancy across an impossibly deep cistern rooted at the center. The southwestern edge of the grove was cloaked in a shroud of darkness, those present speaking of insidious and tenebrous whispers gurgling from the foul depths. 

The Marquessa was last seen descending from the treetops with her usual regal and ever graceful celerity, cordoning off the corner of her courtly "demesne," and assigning wards and sentries to prevent entry near the land's abrupt pustule. Lorelei lingered close to the cistern's edge for some time, pensive and wordless in her observation and study, before absconding and locking herself away.  The radiant Marquessa has yet to emerge from where she is sequestered, only adding to the growing tensions of her trusted kin and allies.


Spoiler: show
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Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: Neuwwwo on October 12, 2021, 11:12:53 PM
Spoiler: the time is past • show
A sickly woman can be seen speaking with the elven mages about a tome -- it's title perhaps misremembered or half-lost in rumors -- the Tale of the Sages, a tale of nine gods.
Their replies aren't of much use. She lingers about the grove for a night or two, her frustration and boredom growing...
Perhaps there is one exceptional elven scholar who could aid her in finding this book?


Spoiler: OOC • show
Send me a PM if you think your character could help!

Disappointed, the woman doesn't return.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: DM Brimstone on October 26, 2021, 01:15:15 AM
The dark malignancy of the grove faded seemingly as spontaneously and uncannily as its appearance.  Rumors, once more, of the alleviation of the blight accompanied by the sighting of a single, majestic black swan in cascading upwards into the night sky.  As it's sleek, ebon-form disappeared into the backdrop of darkness, so did the twisted, profane vines, mutated, dead trees, and chasmic cistern. 

The sentries and elves seemed to breathe a collective sigh as the cordons were removed and normalcy returned to the sacred weald.  Whether the terror has ended or this is simply an ephemeral reprieve seems largely unknown and highly contested in hushed debate, but regardless, the solace is welcomed by those who reside in Degannwy.


Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: gotesu on November 02, 2021, 09:28:20 AM
A hooded emissary makes his way to the Autumn grove, delivering a missive to whatever man or woman of authority he comes upon. He would soon thereafter leave the small encampment making his way back to wherever he came from.

The missive would read as follows:

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Dwellers of Degannwy

It is thereby requested by the esteemed house Elevashe of Har Thelen that an official representative of yours would be sent at the earliest convenience to discuss matters concerning the alleged assaults made upon your grove in recent years.

Said representative is requested to make the way to the city by the Musrade ferry.
They will be required to show this invitation to the Dockmaster to be directed to the place of audience.

Quenta solari nen heth y mori

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Title: Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
Post by: inkcorvid on January 22, 2022, 09:08:05 PM
A notice is posted at the elven settlement by an elf in the regalia of a Sithican Preserver:

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To our kin,

Should fellow daughters and sons of Sithicus find themselves displaced from our lands, know they that the retinue of Lordson Nehorai of Har Thelen keeps watch beyond our borders. Should you find yourself lost, yet remember duty and tradition, contact us, for we are readied to ensure your safe return.

Protector Takmarin of Har Thelen, sworn to House Elevashe


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