Ravenloft: Prisoners of the Mist

Within the swirling Mist (IC) => Whispers in the Shadows => Local Gossip => Topic started by: Nefensis on August 19, 2008, 06:26:05 PM

Title: Vallaki - Main Docks - Angler's Dive
Post by: Nefensis on August 19, 2008, 06:26:05 PM
Sharing drinks and stories, fishermen and farmers alike share stories of old Chomski, the one who couldn't run his farm right, the fool, the mad, the idiot. He rose high up for an idiot and fell down pretty harsh. I remember, he tried planting carrot and forgot to water them! cackles a wench with no teeth but one black. He loved his goat, that's for damn sure! Maybe a bit too much. snorted another, but one man sat silently, drinking his ale, yet another, quiet, quiet.

Did you see the execution? They made a mess of him, can be heard in the crowd. Then suddently! Some fool jumped out of the crowd and attacked the guards, ran straight for Dagris and knocked him on his fat arse! He laid another guard down before they managed to kill him, yelled some shat about the old personal guard.

Did you see what i saw? There was one guard that didn't move much. Fat tubby, didn't look barovian much, he nu made a move or a gesture, nor to insult Chomski nor to stop the attacker.

The tall quiet man suddently chuckled pitifully and left, mumbling about potted plants.
Title: Re: Angler's Dive - Vallaki Docks - Gossip
Post by: kanedellesk on August 21, 2008, 10:01:50 PM
Word spreads quickly in the hangabout of local fishermen and long shoremen or Vallaki about a new terror that is putting a damper on the fishing trade that is the life blood of Vallaki. A horrifying experience was recounted over some ales by the owner of one of the fishing boats about the recent loss of one of his crew.

"We was gettin ready to cast off, gettin tha nets riddy, fixin a hole that got in 'em in tha nite. When Gregri, barely older anna boy hisself, he says'ed he seen somethin in the water. We went over a' have a looksee, an all'at we could see were whot lookt like a purly white skull just below tha water's surfice. Gregri leant down a bits too far, an all'uva sudden, tha darm thing seemt ta jump up out the water! It smelt like tha' Veresovich lad tha' drownt a year ago smelt when we pullt him outta da water. Smelt like sumpin that'd drownt! Then we seened that tha purly white skull weren't no mask er nuffin, it were it's FACE!!! It had unu hand that were normal lookin, far as I could see, since it were covered by tattert an torned rags a'clothin. The udder arm, though, it weren't normal et all. Weren't no skin ner nuffin un it, it were just bones! That bony arm retched out, and grapped Gregri by the collar, and pullt him inta da waters. Gregri fought it, we could see, but it were draggin him deeper an' deeper inta tha water, towarts the cenner a'da lake. I sents me crewman ta fetch a gurd, but there weren't nuffin I could do. Poor Gregri.

The denizens of the docks district now speak in fear of the terror known to them as White Face.
Title: Re: Angler's Dive - Vallaki Docks - Gossip
Post by: Truth on September 12, 2008, 01:25:58 PM
Fisherman speak sarcastically of a dark clad elf with a terrible attitude who has been questioning them about their experiences with the entity known as white face.  Despite being of fey background and some sort of cultist, so they say, they also mention his intimidating manner and astounding knowledge of the occult.
Title: Re: Angler's Dive - Vallaki Docks - Gossip
Post by: Maryn on October 09, 2008, 04:34:06 AM
Rumors abound of a young girl hanging out at the bar, mostly drinking and keeping to herself. Red hair, blue eyes, and never ever seems to take her hat off.
Title: Re: Angler's Dive - Vallaki Docks - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on December 24, 2009, 05:25:11 PM
Blood Bath.

Word in the morning speak of a butcher's work at the Angler's Dive. Pieces of human body sprawled, littering around the establishment; testament of the horror that occurred within the tiny fermented hovel. The tenants of the establishment still in shock from the witnessed loathsome crime dare not speak of it, perhaps too traumatized or afraid to dare speak of what went on at the accursed little tavern.

By all accounts, the word is that this was not the doing of a spawn of Old Night, but men, local men that brought doom upon the Angler's Dive...

Title: Re: Angler's Dive - Vallaki Docks - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on December 24, 2009, 11:45:46 PM
The Tavern seems to have been boarded up, the occasional guard is seen patrolling in front of the tavern during the hours of daylight.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Main Docks - Angler's Dive
Post by: NacreCicatrix on October 02, 2021, 09:12:21 AM
During the night, a heated argument erupted in the pub between a scarred Gundarakite and a woman in a coat and cowl; the latter cussed and called the man a coward, and a boot-licker. The former admonished her for her predictability, and accused her of having blood on her hands. After the woman departed, the Gundarakite disappeared into the attic, and a cacophony of crashing and chopping could be heard from the adjacent building...
Title: Re: Vallaki - Main Docks - Angler's Dive
Post by: King_Abear on February 20, 2022, 09:56:50 PM
During waking hours, piano can be heard coming from one of the buildings near the northern gates of Vallaki. Passers by might notice simple, practicing scales and quiet curses. Other times, skilled, refined pieces echoed into the streets.